How do I calculate how much mulch I need?

You’ve got a few options when it comes to mulch: buying it in bags or by the truckload, or figuring out how much you need and ordering that exact amount.

 

Buying mulch by bag is cheaper, but it’s not always an economical choice. You’ll spend more time and effort lugging those bags around, and you’ll end up with a huge pile of extra mulch that you might not be able to use before it dries out and has to be thrown away.

 

Ordering mulch in cubic yards is far more cost-effective than buying a mulch bag. One cubic yard is 27 cubic feet or a 3-foot wide, 3-foot long, and 3-foot high piece of mulch. To calculate how much mulch you need use this formula:

 

Square footage x desired depth / 324 = cubic yards needed.

 

One cubic yard of mulch covers a 324-square-foot area an inch deep. To determine your total, multiply your square footage by the depth in inches desired, then divide by 324.

 

The area that a cubic yard can cover ultimately depends on the depth of your mulch. Our experts recommend spreading mulch at a depth of about 3 inches (1/2 foot), for

 

You can see the variety of mulches we have and order only the best quality of mulch for your garden like Hardwood, Black, Red, Cherry, Cedar, Pine, Bark Mulch, Kiddie Cushion, and Wood Chips.