Calculating how much mulch you need is as simple as plugging in your numbers into our fancy mulch calculator. Just measure the length and width of the area you’re looking to mulch (in feet) and then decide how deep you’d like to mulch. Three inches is usually the best depth for new mulching, but as little as an inch may be necessary if you’re just freshening up existing mulch that still looks good.
Meadows Farms Mulch Calculator
Mulch, Soil & Compost
Meadows Farms offers a full line of mulches, soils and planting mixes to start you on the road to success. Our bagged products are easy to transport, can be handled by one person, and easily stored until you need them. Our bulk products offer an economical way to buy the quantity you need to do a large scale job. Either way, we have it! and will be happy to deliver it to your site for a nominal fee.
Should I Buy it by the Bag or in Bulk?
- One Cubic Yard of Mulch = NINE 3 Cubic Foot Bags of Mulch
- One Cubic Yard of Topsoil = TWENTY-SEVEN 1 Cubic Foot Bags of Topsoil
- One Cubic Yard of “Leaf” = TWENTY-SEVEN 1 Cubic Foot Bags of Planting Mix
- One Cubic Yard of Bloom = TWENTY-SEVEN 40 lb Bags of Compost
Mulch weighs 500 pounds per cubic yard.
Topsoil weighs 1,600 pounds per cubic yard.
A full-size pick- up truck can carry approximately 2 yards of mulch or 1 yard of topsoil.
(All weights and comparisons are approximate)