# How much mulch do you need?

Bulk colored mulch is generally sold by the cubic yard.

3 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet = 1 cubic yard

Mulch is typically laid out at a depth of 4 inches. To calculate how much is needed for your landscape project, follow these steps:

1. Measure the length and width of your bed

2. Multiply length by width by .33

3. Divide the number by 27

This equals the total number of cubic yards needed.

4. Multiply the number by 13.5

This equals the approximate number of bags of mulch you would need.

Or just use our colored mulch calculator for faster results.