# Mulch Calculation

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Emerscape, Aug 22, 2005.

1. ### EmerscapeLawnSite Memberfrom Beacon Hill, MassachusettsMessages: 157

Im trying to calculate how much mulch I need for 263 sq feet.. My calculater @ 3' is giving me 2.4 yds... that just doesnt sound right ..

2. ### stevesmowingLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Webster, NYMessages: 847

thats right. You take your sq. feet and then say u want it at 3" deep, thats .25 of a foot. So you take 263 or what ever your sq feet is and multiple by .25. That gives your cubic feet (65.75). There are 27 cubic feet in a yard so then just divid by 27 and you get 2.43 yards.

3. ### jblawns123LawnSite Senior Memberfrom E. Falmouth, Ma.Messages: 340

3 feet deep is awefully deep!

4. ### EmerscapeLawnSite Memberfrom Beacon Hill, MassachusettsMessages: 157

yeah i meant 3 inches.. one too many beers

5. ### start2finishLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Greensboro, NCMessages: 497

I add 20% to my material estimate and order/pickup what my initial figures are. Sometimes 15 yards on a truck doesn't seem to go as far as the last time. Possibly the loader at the mulch yard didn't fill the bucket the same everytime.