Mulch Calculator

Coverage Chart for Bags and Bulk

To determine how much mulch you will need, measure the area you plan to mulch by length and width.

Desired Depth One 3ft³ Bag One 2ft³ Bag One 1.5ft³ 1 yd³
1″ deep 36 ft² 24 ft² 18 ft² 324 ft²
2″ deep 18ft² 12ft² 9ft² 162ft²
3″ deep 12ft² 8ft² 6ft² 108ft²
4″ deep 9ft² 6ft² 4.5ft² 81ft²

How much Mulch do I need?

Calculate how many cubic feet/yards needed by using the following formulas:

L x W = feet² x D(depth) = feet³

feet³ ÷ 27 = yards³


Bulk Loads of mulch are measured in cubic yards.

  • 13.5 – 2 cu.ft. bags to = 1 cubic yard of mulch.
  • 9 – 3 cu.ft. bags to = 1 cubic yard of mulch.
  • 18 1.5 cu.ft. bags to = 1 cubic yard of mulch

Bulk Semi Load Deliveries

Bulk loads of mulch measure 80–120 cubic yards per semi-load, depending on weight and trailer size.

We ask that the customer, or a representative be available to approve the load before unloading.

The formula to measure the load while on the truck in “cube” form is:

W x L x H ÷ 27 = yards³

Upcoming Events

Western Nursery & Landscape Association
Dates: January 15–17, 2020
Crown Center Exhibition Hall
Kansas City, MO
Booth #105


Dates: January 29–31, 2020
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, IL
Booth #1809


Dates: February 4–5, 2020
KCI Expo Center
Kansas City, MO
Booth #1108


Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association (INLA) Trade Show
Dates: February 26–27, 2020
Iowa State Center
Schemen Building
Ames, IA
Booth #15


Please contact us for additional information regarding events!

Contact Information

B & B Bedding
2245 275th Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Toll Free: 1-800-373-8969
Local: 641-673-0226
Fax: 641-673-6563
Bacaland | Illinois Bulk & Bag Facility
5298 E 200 North Rd
McLean, IL 61754

Sales: Kris Landgrebe
Local: 641-673-0226 ext. 17   Bacaland Details

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