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Mulch Job Help


LawnSite Senior Member
The Jersey Shore
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>

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Chicago, IL USA
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>


LawnSite Bronze Member
San Antonio, TX
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>


LawnSite Bronze Member
morristown, nj
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