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Mulch Calculations

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JRSlawn, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I am trying to figure out the amount of mulch needed for one of my properties how in the heck do I figure this out.


    Jeff Smith
    JRS Lawn & Landscape
  2. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    Depth x width x length of the area to be mulched.
    Divide that number by 27 and there you have your cubic yards.
    Do like I did.Go to Lowes and pick up a project calculator.That saves me from having to remember formulas.:)
  3. Johnny

    Johnny LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    (Length x Width x Depth) / 324 = Yards of Mulch

    An example would be...The area in question is 35 feet long and 6 feet wide at a 3 inch depth.

    (35 x 6 x 3) / 324 = 1.94 Yards of Mulch
  4. brian mon

    brian mon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

  5. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    length x width/100. That gives you between 2 and 3" of mulch, which is all you ever need at one time. Plus this will give you a little bit more, so you dont have to stretch it out at the end.

    Ill take the other figures.....35 x 6 / 100= 2.1 yrds
  6. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    Try this Mulch calculator:

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