# How Much Mulch Do I Need To Buy? Whether you are buying mulch by the bag or by the yard, this calculator will provide you with an itemized breakdown of how much mulch you will need for your landscaping or playground project based on the dimensions you enter.  You can used decimals to represent inches in your projects dimensions; ie .5 would represent 6 inches.

The calculations are the same whether you are buying organic or rubber mulch for your flowerbeds, garden beds, or playground.

## How Many Square Feet Does A Cubic Foot Of Mulch Cover

### One cubic foot of mulch covers:

• 6 square feet at 2 inches.
• 4 square feet at 3 inches.
• 3 square feet at 4 inches.

## How Many Square Feet Does A Yard Of Mulch Cover

A yard of mulch is equivalent to 27 cubic feet.

### One yard of mulch will cover approximately:

• 162 square feet at a depth of 2 inches
• 100 square feet at a depth of 3 inches.
• 81 square feet at a depth of 4 inches.

## How Many Bags Of Mulch Are In A Yard Of Mulch

A cubic yard of mulch is equivalent to 27 cubic feet.  Based on 2 cu. ft. bags, one yard of mulch would be equivalent to 13.5 bags of mulch.

## For reference:

• One cubic yard equals 27 cubic feet.
• A 2 cu. ft. bag of hardwood mulch weighs approximately 40 to 42 pounds and covers 8 square feet at a depth of 3 inches.
• Five cubic yards of mulch will cover approximately 540 sq ft at a depth of 3 inches.

Home Project Calculators

Length (ft)
Width (ft)
Depth (inches)
Categories: Home Projects