Mulch Calculator

How To Figure The Area Of Your Landscape Beds
or The Area You Want To Mulch:

  1. With a measuring tape, measure how many feet long the bed is. Then measure how many feet wide. Multiply these two figures. The total is the square foot area of that landscape bed.
  2. Decide how thick you want your mulch to be (2” is average). For new landscape beds, 4” of mulch is recommended. If you are just top dressing a previously mulched bed, you may wish to use as little as 1” of mulch. Using the conversion chart below or Mulch Calculator to the right, you can figure how many cubic yards or bags of mulch, soil or gravel to order.
  3. If you still have questions, please call our corporate office at (816) 941-4700. If you have the total area of your landscape beds calculated, we’d be glad to help you figure the amount of mulch, soil or gravel you will need.
BULK MATERIAL
ONE cubic yard will
cover approximately:

1296 sq. ft. 1/4″ deep

648 sq. ft. 1/2″ deep

324 sq. ft. 1″ deep

162 sq. ft. 2″ deep

108 sq. ft. 3″ deep

81 sq. ft. 4″ deep

BAGGED MATERIAL
ONE 3 cubic foot bag will
cover approximately:

144 sq. ft. 1/4″ deep

72 sq. ft. 1/2″ deep

36 sq. ft. 1″ deep

18 sq. ft. 2″ deep

12 sq. ft. 3″ deep

9 sq. ft. 4″ deep

Conversions
1 square yard = 9 square feet
1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet

Areas We Service
Kansas City, MO     Overland Park, KS     Independence, MO     Blue Springs, MO     Grandview, MO    
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