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Estimating the cost of mulching is quick and easy using our Material Calculator below
Simply measure the length and width of your mulch beds and enter those numbers into the form below.
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).
Some landscape areas are square in shape but most have curves and contours that make it somewhat difficult to get the correct square footage.
You should imagine a square area above the area you need to fill to calculate your approximate mulchrequirements.

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 216
2 in 162
3 in 108
4 in 81
5 in 65
6 in 54
Mulch Calculator
  • From the example you can see that 6 cubic yards is needed. That's it! You now understand how to calculate the amount of material you may need for your landscape but make it easy on yourself and use our material calculator and once you have right quantity for your next project, call us at 866-MR MULCH (866-676-8524) or use our order form and we can help you by delivering your material fast.
  • 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.
  • Click here if you already know your total square yards needed. If you have your total sq. ft. already, simple enter into the chart, with the depth necessary and click on the bottom "Estimate Yardage."
  Width Total Sq. Ft. Depth in Inches Sq. Yards
1st Mulch Bed ft X ft ft " yards
2nd Mulch Bed ft X ft ft " yards
3rd Mulch Bed ft X ft ft " yards
4th Mulch Bed ft X ft ft " yards
5th Mulch Bed ft X ft ft " yards
6th Mulch Bed ft X ft ft " yards
7th Mulch Bed ft X ft ft " yards
8th Mulch Bed ft X ft ft " yards
Total Square Yards Needed>>
Total Yards
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 accordingly.
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