### How Much Mulch Does it Take?

Folks often find it rather confusing to determine how much mulch or soil they will require to finish out a bed. It's worth getting a rough estimate on square footage and depth.

Once you have this information, it's a pretty simple equation to figure out cubic yardage. Divide that total by 0.75 and you have the number of Green View scoops your project will require.

Most pickup trucks accommodate 2 scoops (be advised that the soil can weigh quite a bit, especially when it gets a bit of rain).

Call us or if you would like to do the math yourself, here is our guide:

Coverage per ¾ yard scoop / bale
Mulches: 8’ x 8’, 3” deep
Soils, Screenings & Sand: 7’ x 7’, 3” deep
Pine Needles: 30 square feet – per bale

Measurements & Math
Step 1: sq. ft. x Depth = cubic feet
Step 2: cubic feet / 27 (1 cu. yd. / 27 cu. ft.) = cubic yard
Step 3: cubic yard / .75 (cu. yd.) = # of scoops

Depth Chart

1” = .08     7” = .58
2” = .17     8” = .67
3” = .25     9” = .75
4” = .33    10” = .83
5” = .42    11” = .92
6” = .5      12” = 1.0

Example
150 sq. ft. x .25(3”) = 37.5 cubic feet
37.5 / 27 = 1.39 cubic yard
1.39 / .75 = 1.85 # of scoops*
*round up to the nearest whole scoop

Turf Mix
½ scoop McGill's "Soil Builder" compost + ½ scoop plain topsoil

Garden Mix
½  scoop McGill's "Soil Builder" compost + ½ scoop conditioned topsoil

Landscape Bed Mix
½ scoop McGill's "Soil Builder" compost + ½ scoop plain topsoil + 1 scoop conditioned topsoil

(It takes 1 ½ scoops of soil mix to fill a 4’ x 8’, 12” deep raised bed)