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How Much Mulch Should You Buy?

Mulching Tips | August 22, 2019

Knowing how much mulch you should buy for your particular garden space will ensure that you purchase the proper amount of mulch rather than too much or too little, saving you both time and money. At Just Mulch, we understand how important it is to know how much mulch you need in order to get the best deal on mulch possible. That is why our team of mulching experts can help you determine the ideal amount of mulch for your unique garden, no matter how big or how small the space is.

How to Calculate Mulch in Cubic Yards

Before going to the store or ordering mulch online, it is important to determine how much mulch you will need in cubic yards. In order to determine how much mulch you need, you should:

1. Measure Length and Width

Start by measuring the length and width of your garden space in feet and multiplying the two numbers together to determine the square footage of the area. Repeat this step for all of the different sections of your yard that you need to purchase mulch for. Once you are done calculating the square footage of each section, add all of the square footages together to get the total square footage that will need to be covered with mulch.

2. Determine Depth

Next, you will need to determine how deep you want the layer of mulch to be. In most flowerbeds and vegetable gardens, two to three inches tends to be the ideal depth; however, if you need heavy weed or grass suppression, you may want to consider using up to a six-inch layer of mulch.

3. Calculate the Total Area

Once you have the total square footage and depth, you can calculate the total area by multiplying the square footage by the depth you want the mulch to be. Divide the answer by 324, as one cubic yard of mulch will cover 324 square feet, and then round the result to the nearest whole number to find out how many cubic yards of mulch you will need to buy.

If you would like to learn more about how much mulch you should buy, or if you are interested in one of our soil and mulch products, please contact the experts from Just Mulch today by calling 236-98-MULCH or by filling out a contact form on our website.