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question on measuring mulch!


LawnSite Member
I have about 5300 square feet to mulch at about 2 in thick.
How many yards of mulch do you think I will need.
and how do you come up with your numbers.


LawnSite Member
This is the formula I use and it works pretty good. 1 Cubic yard mulch, 2 inches thick will cover an area 144 sq ft. 1 Cubic yard of mulch, 3 inches thick will cover an area 100 sq ft. So with you having an area 5300 sq ft, divide 144 sq ft into 5300 sq ft = 36.8 yards. So you'd be safe with 36-37 yards. Just my .02