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.
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.
Each bag of mulch is usually 2 cubic feet, so one cubic yard of mulch equals about 12-13 bags of mulch.
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.
A s cubic ft bag of mulch weighs about 20 pounds
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!