A cubic yard is one yard cubed, or twenty seven cubic feet. It is the standard measurement that we
use for selling bulk landscaping materials. Bulk materials are materials that are sold in large quantity. In regard
to landscaping materials, bulk materials are normally sold loose, not in bags.
When purchased, these materials are
loaded with a large front-loader bucket into the customer’s truck or trailer. In the photos below, you can see
a visual guide of material as compared to a 6' tall man. The accepted standard of measurement in
the mulch industry is the cubic yard. However, some mulch dealers sell by the 'scoop', which can be of
various sizes. Many of these 'scoops' are a good deal smaller than a cubic yard, and the buyer should beware
when comparing prices.
To help you calculate the amount of mulch needed for your project, please click here to visit our material calculator.