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How much material do I need?

Mulch is sold by the cubic yard, and that can leave gardeners scratching their head when trying to figure out how much to buy. Here’s the easiest way:

1. First, find out the size of the area you want to cover in square feet. This is easy; just multiply the length of your garden by the width.

2. Divide the number you get in #1 by one of the following:

160 (for 2" deep)
106 (for 3" deep
80 (for 4" deep)
53 (for 6" deep)
30 (for 12" deep)

This is the number of cubic yards of mulch you will need to cover your garden.

In other words...
One cubic yard covers approximately:

160 square feet 2" deep
106 square feet 3" deep
80 square feeet 4" deep
53 square feet 6" deep
30 square feet 12" deep