Mulch calulation.. right?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    For 1 inch in depth..

    900 sq. ft. divided by 27 multiplied by .1 equals 3.3 yards

    Is that right? .1?
  2. PrimeGreen Lawn

    PrimeGreen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    Whats up Tom? Haven't heard from you in a ya been? Lets go out for a beer sometime soon....

  3. MWM

    MWM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    4" sq#/81
    3" sq#/108
    2" sq#/162
    1" sq#/324
  4. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Not much Scott.. Name the place and time.

    How 'bout the calculation? ;)
  5. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

  6. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Thanks MWM & Steve..

    Heh.. I just looked at that sight just seconds before you replied :)
  7. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    Are you guys just squaring off round and kidney shaped beds in the mulch calc?

    Thanks in advance.

  8. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    C'mon guys, we've been thru this before math 101!!
    27 cubic feet in a yard.
    So to calculate sq ft Formula is as follows:

    27cuft/yd*(12"/desired depth in inches)=sqft covered/yard
    eg: 6" depth 27*(12/2) or 27*2=54 sqft
    4" depth 27*(12/4) or 27*3=81 ""

    Calculating area
    rectangles (and yes squares are rectangles) length*width
    triangles 1/2 * base * height
    Circles pi * radius*radius

    Irregular shapes require advanced geometry, trigonometry and/or calculus and I don't think 1/2 of you guys have made it past algebra ... yet alone 3rd grade.

    Sorry, but if I've offended anyone on this, its probably because:
    A. They haven't used the search feature or
    2. They don't know how to interpret a formula from a book
  9. Wasn't there a Mulch Calculator web site?

    I was it on here a while back.
  10. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Look 4 post up from yours...Steve's post.

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