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Calculate How Much Material Is Needed
 
Rock, Mulch, Topsoil, and Fill can all be calculated according to the following formula.
 
Formula:
 
(Sq. Ft. of Area) x (Depth Multiplier) / (27 Cubic Ft. per Cubic Yard) =
# of Cubic Yards
 
Example:
 
100' x 10' Area (1000 sq. ft.) @ 3 Inches Deep (.25 multiplier) / 27 Cu. Ft. per Yard
 
1000 Sq. Ft. x .25 / 27 = 9.25 Cubic Yards
 
Material
 Depth
Multiplier
2'' of Material
.16
3'' of Material
.25
4'' of Material
  .33
 
For New Mulch Applications 4'' of Mulch Is Suggested
 
For Yearly ReMulching or Topdressing 2'' Is Suggested
 
 
Inches Deep
 
Sq. Ft of Area
 
Cubic Yd of Mulch
 
 2'' of Material
1000 Sq. Ft.
6 Yards
3'' of Material
1000 Sq. Ft.
9 Yards
3'' of Material
2500 Sq. Ft.
  25 Yards
4'' of Material
1000 Sq. Ft.
12 Yards
4'' of Material
2500 Sq. Ft.
30 Yards