Mulch Calculator

The following formula can be used to estimate how much mulch is needed to cover a certain area:


length (ft) X width (ft) X desired depth (in) X 0.0031 = total yards of mulch




Why Mulch?

  • Helps retain moisture in soil 
  • Helps control and slow down weed growth
  • Insulates soil
  • Helps control erosion
  • Adds nutrients to soil as it decomposes
  • Dresses up flower beds



Application Tips

  • Before mulching, clear the entire area of weeds, leaves, and grass.
  • If there is existing mulch, loosen the old mulch for better moisture penetration. 
  • Do not apply too much; 2 to 4 inches is the general recommendation.
  • Mulch can be spread around individual plant roots or over the entire garden bed. 
  • Do not smother plant roots; make sure water is still able to penetrate the mulch.




  • How do you sell your mulch?
    – By the cubic yard, which is one scoop on our loader.


  • How deep should I apply mulch?
    – Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches; we recommend 3 inches.


  • What is a cubic yard?
    – Spread 3 inches deep, a cubic yard of mulch will cover approximately 100 square feet.


  • When should I apply mulch?
    – Mulching can be done at any time during the year.


  • Is your mulch treated?
    – No, there are no chemicals added to our mulch.


  • How much mulch can I haul in my truck?
    – A standard size pick-up bed holds 2 cubic yards of mulch.
    – A small truck bed holds 1 cubic yard.


  • Will colored mulch fade in the rain?
    -Colored mulch requires at least 72 hours of dry time after spreading. If you install it during or just before it rains, colored mulch will fade.