Mulch is sold by the cubic yard so you will first need to do some measuring. First measure the length and width of the area to get your square feet. This simple equation will give you the answer you need:
Length in feet x width in feet x depth in inches (3″ typically) ÷ 324 = total cubic yards needed. (Please refer to the mulch and stone calculator to have the math done for you.)
A cubic yard is 3 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet = 27 cubic feet.
We sell mulch by the cubic yard, which is a standardized unit of measure. Buckets and scoops are not standardized. They can be misleading and are often used to conceal a small amount.
Typically, 3 inches thick is a good average.
A standard truck bed 6′ long will hold about 2 cubic yards of mulch, 1 cubic yard of topsoil, stone or sand. Smaller trucks will hold about 1.5 cubic yards. of mulch and about 1/2 cubic yard of topsoil, stone or sand.
A cord of wood measures 4’x4’x8′ stacked.