How To Figure The Area Of Your Landscape Beds or The Area You Want To Mulch:

1. With a measuring tape, measure how many feet long the bed is. Then measure how many feet wide. Multiply these two figures. The total is the square foot area of that landscape bed.

2. Decide how thick you want your mulch to be (2” is average). For new landscape beds, 4” of mulch is recommended. If you are just top dressing a previously mulched bed, you may wish to use as little as 1” of mulch. Using the conversion chart below or Mulch Calculator to the right, you can figure how many cubic yards or bags of mulch, soil or gravel to order.

3. If you still have questions, please call our corporate office at (816) 941-4700. If you have the total area of your landscape beds calculated, we’d be glad to help you figure the amount of mulch, soil or gravel you will need.

One cubic yard will cover approximately:

1296 sq. ft. 1/4″ deep
648 sq. ft. 1/2″ deep
324 sq. ft. 1″ deep
162 sq. ft. 2″ deep
108 sq. ft. 3″ deep
81 sq. ft. 4″ deep

One 3 CF bag will cover approximately:

144 sq. ft. 1/4″ deep
72 sq. ft. 1/2″ deep
36 sq. ft. 1″ deep
18 sq. ft. 2″ deep
12 sq. ft. 3″ deep
9 sq. ft. 4″ deep


1 Square Yard = 9 Square Feet
1 Cubic Yard = 27 Cubic Feet

width in feet

You will need approximately:

*cubic yards of mulch.
*(3 cubic foot) bags.

*Please round all values up to ensure proper coverage.