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MULCH CALCULATOR

Estimating the cost of mulching is quick and easy using
our Material Calculator below

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MULCH

PLAYGROUND & SAFETY SURFACING

TOPSOIL & COMPOST

OUTDOOR SERVICES

MULCH BLOWING

SNOW REMOVAL

1. Simply measure the length and width of your mulch beds and enter those numbers into the form below.

2. The easiest way to measure a bed's size is to step off the distances and convert your steps to feet (a normal step is about 2.5-3 feet for most people).

3. Some landscape areas are square in shape but most have curves and contours that make it somewhat difficult to get the correct square footage.

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4. You should imagine a square area above the area you need to fill to calculate your approximate mulch requirements.

Sample Calculation

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 ft. x 10 ft. ) =
  • 600 ft2
  • Mulch Bed 2: ( 30 ft. x 12 ft. ) =
  • 360 ft2
  • 960 ft2

Then you will divide the square footage (960 ft2) by the thickness factor for your desired depth.

  • 960 ft2 =
  • 6 yds3
162 (thickness factor for 2 inches of mulch)
Desired Depth Thickness Factor
1.5 in 1.5 in
2 in 162
3 in 108
4 in 81
5 in 65
6 in 54

You now understand how to calculate the amount for material you may need for your landscape. Make it easier on yourself and use our material calculator. Once you have determined the correct quantity for your project, return to the home page and complete your order.

Mulch Express USA does have a 10 yard installation minimum and a 5 yard delivery minimum for most areas. You may contact us to confirm the minimum quantities for your home. Quantities less than 10 yards for installation and 5 yards for delivery may incur additional fees.If you know the dimensions or the total square footage, enter it below; add your desired depth and hit calculate. The result is the amount of yards you need to order.

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Total Square Yards Needed >>

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Please note : This is an approximate estimate. All calculations are based upon your measurements and if we fall short on material due to your miscalculations, extra material will be billed accordingl

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