mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by texas, Feb 14, 2006.

1. texasLawnSite Memberfrom LOUISIANAMessages: 192

how do i measure feet if the bed is curvy? how many feet are in a yard? how many 3 sq. ft. bags of mulch will equal one sq. yard? where can i buy it in bulk?

2. SodKingLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom New HampshireMessages: 1,641

looks like someone was sleeping during highschool....

4. cwlawleyLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Raleigh, NCMessages: 470

Estimate, three, three, look up mulch in the yellow pages.

5. befnmeLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom clinton,ncMessages: 1,413

here we go if the widest point is 8feet and the narrowist point is 6 feet then average at 7 feet wide then x by the strait length then x by the thickness desired .

6. GroundkeeperzLawnSite Memberfrom VAMessages: 18

average the square foot for estimating the mulch.

27 cubic feet in a cubic yard

9- 3 cubic foot bags to equal a cubic yard

to figure your mulch needed
you can rough it like this
figure your square footage. example (300' x 10' = 3000 square feet)
if you want 1" use .08
2"-.16
3"-.24
4"-.33
5"-.41
6"=.50

so lets say you want it 3" deep
you would take 3000 x .24 = 720
divide 720 by 27 = 26.6 yards of mulch

so you need approx. 27 yards of mulch

I just noticed that you also wanted to know where to get the mulch.
I hope your joking!

Good luck!