A layer of mulch will help prevent the germination of many weed seeds, reducing the need for cultivation or the use of herbicides. Mulches also help moderate the soil temperature and retain moisture during dry weather, reducing the need for watering.
Length x Width = total sq. ft. of area
Total sq. ft. of area (divided) by how deep you want to apply
- divide by: 160 = 2″ deep
- divide by: 120 = 3″ deep
- divide by: 80 = 4″ deep
Fact: 27 cubic feet = 1 Yard
Mulch is sold in 2 cu. ft. bags. 14 bags = 1 cu. Yard
Example: If the Calculator says you require 5 yards of mulch, you will need 70 (2 cubic ft.) bags.
5 (cu. yards) X 14 (bags per yard) = 70 total bags!