The Mulch Calculator

How To Use Our Mulch Calculator

To Determine How Much To Order

Example #1

Irregular shape planting bed using 1 rectangle.

 

In the mulch calculator for rectangular shapes enter Length and Width in Feet and the Depth of mulch in Inches. (Recommended depth is 3 to 4 inches).

Irregular shape planting bed using 1 rectangle that is 25 ft long and w ft wide

The Mulch Calculator

How To Use Our Mulch Calculator

To Determine How Much You Should Order

Almost all areas to be mulched around your property can be seen as either a rectangular shape or a circular shape. Here are some examples of how to determine how much mulch you will need for common yet different shaped beds.

Here is an example of how you would fill out the calculator for the irregular shape #1. The calculator shows you would need approximately 1 cubic yard of mulch for a planting bed that is 25 ft by 4 ft and has 3 inches of depth.​

Example #2

Mulching under a tree using a circle.

 

In the mulch calculator for circular shapes enter Radius in Feet and the Depth of mulch in Inches. 

(Recommended depth is 3 to 4 inches).

circular shaped mulch area around a tree

Here is an example of how you would fill out the calculator for a circle. The calculator shows you need approximately 0.50 cubic yards to mulch around a tree with a canopy of 8 feet (which translates to a radius of 4 feet) and has 3 inches of depth.​

Example #3

Irregular shape planting bed using 2 rectangles.

 

In calculating how much mulch for an irregularly shaped bed you can use 2 rectangles to approximate the amount of mulch you will need. You need to do a separate calculation for each rectangle. Enter the Length and Width in Feet and the Depth of mulch in Inches. (Recommended depth is 3 to 4 inches).

 

Total Cubic Yards of Mulch for a planting bed of this shape and size would be 0.42 + 0.61 = 1.03 Cubic Yards of mulch with 3 inches of depth.

Length = 22ft.

Width

   3ft.

Length = 3 ft.

Irregular shape planting bed using 2 rectangles of different sized segments

Width

  15ft.

0.42

Cu Yds

0.61 Cu Yds

How To Use Our Mulch Calculator

To Determine How Much You Should Order

0.42

Cu Yds

0.61 Cu Yds

Width

  15ft.

Length = 3 ft.

Length = 22ft.

Width

   3ft.

Example #1

Irregular shape planting bed using 1 rectangle.

 

So in the mulch calculator for rectangular shapes, Just enter Length and Width in Feet and Depth of mulch in inches. 

(Recommended depth is 3 to 4 inches).

Here are some examples of differently shaped planting beds. Uniquely shaped beds can use one or a multiple of simple rectangles or circles to determine how much mulch is needed. Just enter 3 measurements for each rectangle or 2 measurements for each circle into our Mulch Calculator.​

Here are some samples of differently shaped planting beds. Uniquely shaped beds can use one or a multiple of simple rectangles or circles to determine how much mulch is needed. Just enter 3 measurements for each rectangle or 2 measurements for each circle into our Mulch Calculator.​

Rectangular Shape
Cubic Yard Calculator


Length (ft): 


 Width (ft):  


Depth (in):  



  

Circular Shape
Cubic Yard Calculator


Radius (ft): 


Depth  (in): 



  

Note: Minimum order is 1 cubic yard. It is recommended to use 2" to 4" in depth.

What Does One Cubic Yard Cover?

  • 324 sq feet @ 1″ deep
  • 162 sq feet @ 2″ deep
  • 108 sq feet @ 3″ deep
  •   81 sq feet @ 4″ deep

 

2″ to 4" recommended annually

One Cubic Yard Of Mulch Measures:

  • 3ft x 3ft x 3ft pile
  • 13.5 bags of 2 cu. ft. bagged mulch
  • 18 bags of 1.5 cu. ft. bagged mulch

Note: Our minimum order is 1 cubic yard.

It is recommended to use 2" to 4" in depth.

Calculators

Note:

Our minimum order is 1 (one) cubic yard.

 

It is recommended to use 2" to 4" in depth.

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