# How Much Mulch Do I need?

A common landscaping question is, how much mulch do I need? This mulch calculator will help! It’s quick and easy to use.

## How to Calculate How Much Mulch I need with the Mulch Calculator

Just enter the width and length of the area you want to cover with mulch. Then just choose a depth in inches. Most people like two to four inches which will help to keep weeds down and provide enough depth to hold moisture and protect the soil from erosion.

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How much does a yard of mulch cover?

One yard of mulch can cover around 108 square feet (a little larger than a 10×10 foot area) with 3 inches of mulch. A small pickup truck can generally hold 1 to 2 cubic yards. A larger pickup can usually hold 2-3 cubic yards of mulch.

How many bags of mulch equals one cubic yard?

Each bag of mulch is usually 2 cubic feet, so one cubic yard of mulch equals about 12-13 bags of mulch.

How much does a yard of mulch weigh?

One yard of mulch can weigh between 400 and 800 yards. But, this answer depends on a variety of factors like how much moisture is in the mulch, what kind you are using, etc.

How much does a bag of mulch weigh?

A s cubic ft bag of mulch weighs about 20 pounds

How much does 2 cubic feet (one bag) of mulch cover?

One bag of mulch at 3 inches thick covers about 8 square feet. One bag of mulch at 4 inches thick covers about 6 square feet.

How much does one bag of mulch cost?

One bag of natural pine bark nuggets can cost around \$3.50. When you get into mulch with weed control or other types of mulch, you can pay up to \$7 per bag.

Is it cheaper to buy a yard of mulch rather than bags?

Yes, the cost to buy a yard of mulch is much cheaper but prices depend on the area you live. Individual bags are more expensive, but easier to handle and great for smaller spaces.

How much mulch do I need for 300 square feet?

At 3″ mulch depth, you will need 38 2 cubic foot mulch bags or 2.8 yards (75 cubic feet) to cover 300 square feet.

How much mulch do I need for 400 square feet

At 3″ mulch depth, you will need 50 2 cubic foot mulch bags or 3.7 yards (100 cubic feet) to cover 400 square feet

How much mulch do I need for 500 square feet?

At 3″ mulch depth, you will need 63 2 cubic foot mulch bags or 4.6 yards (125 cubic feet) to cover 500 square feet.

Thanks for using our mulch calculator! Looking to buy mulch in your local area? Lowes and Home Depot are always good options but also check out your local nursery!