# Mulch calulation.. right?

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

1. ### Lawn-ScapesLawnSite Silver Memberfrom MarylandMessages: 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 LawnLawnSite Memberfrom MarylandMessages: 170

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

Scott

4" sq#/81
3" sq#/108
2" sq#/162
1" sq#/324

4. ### Lawn-ScapesLawnSite Silver Memberfrom MarylandMessages: 2,810

Not much Scott.. Name the place and time.

How 'bout the calculation?

6. ### Lawn-ScapesLawnSite Silver Memberfrom MarylandMessages: 2,810

Thanks MWM & Steve..

Heh.. I just looked at that sight just seconds before you replied

7. ### heygrassmanLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Columbus, OhioMessages: 509

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

jf

8. ### TurfdudeLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom South JerseyMessages: 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

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. ### LAWNGODFATHERLawnSite Fanaticfrom St. Louis, Missouri Gateway to the westMessages: 6,750

Wasn't there a Mulch Calculator web site?

I was it on here a while back.

10. ### KirbysLawnMillenium Memberfrom Just east of Charlotte, NCMessages: 3,485

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