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Mulch Job Help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JML, Apr 10, 2000.

  1. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    I have a 7,800 sq. ft. area that needs to be mulched. How many cubic yards of mulch would i need for 1 inch thick? 1.5 inches thick? and 2 inches thick. Thanks for your help. <br>
  2. cjcland

    cjcland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    1&quot;=24.102<br>1.5&quot;=36.114<br>2&quot;=48.126<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,831

    I'm a little slow, I came up with the same figures though.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
  4. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Yeah the numbers are about right.<p>Just take your sq ft. = 7800<br>Multiply by the depth = 1 in.<br>Then divide the total by 324 to get cubic yards.<p>7800 * 1 = 7800<br>7800/324 = 24.074074<p><br>Do the same for 1.5 in and 2 in.<br>1.5 in = 36.11111<br>2.0 in = 48.148148<p>The 324 comes from:<br>12in = 1 ft. (convert in to ft)<br>3ft = 1 yard ( convert ft to yrd)<br>cube the 3 ft. <br>12in * (3*3*3) = 324<br>
  5. cjcland

    cjcland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    i emailed you a chart<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
  6. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    Hey, this question was in landscaping too. Whats wrong with us construction guys. You need to get a second opinion from these lawn jockeys too:)<p>steveair

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