Best I have ever done is to pace them off and try to relate to 100 sq. ft. increments. One yard of mulch will cover 100 ft at a 3 inch depth. Most beds are way too irregular to be able to measure them reliably.
this brings up an interesting question,how many prefer bags over bulk,and how many sq.feet do you figure a 2cubic feet bag will do at say 3"....i want to see if my calculations are correct at 8sqf<p>Tim<p>CCLC<br>
I know that but think about the clean up that you save,,,I once did a job that required 7 yards of designer cypress mulch<br>and did it in 3 hours with 3 people 2 dropping and one with his thumb up his ***..<br>
I like the bags, bulk:you have to store it in a large space and is not as easly handled I think as bags and if you leave a job and have extra it is in the bags and not in a pile that cannot be move around a easy.I buy it by the pallet and store it in the shop out of rain and sunshine. Just my idea. <p>----------<br>T.J. Greenfield<br>
I try to measure my beds as close to a workable shape as possible, ie. square, rectangle, triangle or circle. figure the area and convert to cu. yds. depending on the depth you are after.<br>Here's an example for a bed 30'x 23'= 690'sq.<br>Take 690 and multiply by .33 (4" depth/.25 3" depth) 690x.33=227.7 now divide 227.7 by 27 = 8.43 cu.yd.