## How do I calculate the amount of mulch I need?

## How do I calculate the amount of mulch I need?

For example, if your bed is 50 feet long by 10 feet wide, the square footage is 500 square feet. If you want the mulch to be 2 inches deep, you’ll need 3 cubic yards of mulch. 50 x 10 x 2 = 1000. Then 1000 divided by 324 = 3.08 cubic yards.

**How many bags of mulch do I need chart?**

Coverage for 2 cu.ft bag of mulch

Desired depth | Coverage per bag |
---|---|

1 inch | 24 sq.ft |

2 inches | 12 sq.ft |

3 inches | 8 sq.ft |

4 inches | 6 sq.ft |

**How many 2 cubic feet bags of mulch do I need?**

Using 2 cubic foot bags:

DEPTH | Area Covered: 8’x8′ (64 sq. ft.) | Area Covered: 12’x12′ (144 sq. ft.) |
---|---|---|

2″ = 12 sq. ft. | 5.3 bags needed | 12 bags needed |

3″ = 8 sq. ft. | 8 bags needed | 18 bags needed |

4″ = 6 sq. ft. | 10.6 bags needed | 24 bags needed |

### How many bags of mulch do I need for 1 cubic yard?

13.5 bags

Most bagged mulch is sold in 2 cubic foot bags. So, for every 13.5 bags, you need one cubic yard.

**How many square feet does a 2 cubic foot bag of mulch cover?**

8 sq feet

One 2 Cubic Foot Bag Covers covers 8 sq feet.

**Can you put too much mulch down?**

Excessive mulch reduces soil oxygen for roots, suffocating them and causing them to die. Roots in search of oxygen and water sometimes grow into excess mulch. During dry periods the mulch dries out and the roots in the mulch die.

## Should you rake up old mulch before putting down new?

So, should you remove old mulch? Expert green thumbs contend that getting rid of last year’s mulch is completely unnecessary. Mulch gradually breaks down, adding beneficial nutrients and other organic matter to the soil.

**How do you calculate how much mulch you need?**

How much mulch do I need?

**How do you estimate mulch?**

Find the length and the width of the mulch layer.

### How to calculate the amount of mulch I Need?

– Usually dumped in one big pile – Must have adquate space for delivery truck and mulch pile – The mulch may be wet (and heavy) – If the pile is in inconvenient spot, you’ll need to spread as soon as possible – If you’re part of an HOA, they may have regulations on the type of mulch and delivery options.

**How to estimate mulch?**

– The cost of your materials – How many yards of land need to be mulched? – Labor charges – Delivery charges (if any) – Additional expenses e.g. cost of tools, equipment, etc.