Estimating the cost of mulching is quick and
easy using our MulchCalculator! Simply measure the length and
width of your mulch beds and enter those numbers into the form
below. No tape measure handy? The easiest way to measure a bed’s
size is to step off the distances and convert your steps to feet.
One normal step is about 2 to 3 feet for the average adult. Some
landscape areas are square in shape, but most have curves and
contour that makes it somewhat difficult to get the correct square
If you wanted to cover the areas in our sample landscape with
bark mulch 2 inches in depth, the formula would be:
Mulch Bed 1: (60 feet x 10 feet) = 600 Square Feet
Mulch Bed 2: (30 feet x 12 feet) = 360 Square Feet
600 + 360 = 960 Square Feet
Then you simply divide the Total Square Footage of 960 by the
thickness factor for your desired depth (162 = Thickness factor
for 2 inches of mulch).
960 / 162 = 6 Cubic Yards of mulch needed
So, from this example you can see
that 6 cubic yards is needed. That’s it! You now understand
how to calculate the amount of material you may need for your
next landscape project.
9 - 3 cubic-foot bags of mulch is equal to