I cannot tell you how many times I have stood in the garden center trying to calculate how much soil or what amount of mulch do I need for particular areas to get maximin square feet coverage.
Yes, I KNOW I should have done it at home first – but that would have been the easy way – lol.
But another thing is even when I figure it out, I get to the store and there will be 10 bags of soil and they will be 32qt, 40lbs, 1 cubic feet bags…. ugh!
How in the world do I figure that out and what bag size do I need for my layer of mulch or soil.
For a container, soil calculator check out the post below:
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It’s especially difficult if you’re trying to figure out the volume of mulch or soil you need if you’re not working with a rectangular shape. That’s why this much and potting mix calculator is so handy.
So, I decided to make it easy for you and for me! I found this mulch and potting soil volume calculator: to help answer the question: How Much Soil Do I Need? and How Much Mulch Do I Need?
All you need to do is measure your spot and decide how deep you need it and the grow bag soil calculator will tell you the number of bags of mulch and soil you need from the most commonly used measurements in the garden center.
Now that you know how much product you need with this mulch and planter soil calculator you can spend your time at Home Depot, Lowe’s, or your favorite garden center, deciding what type of mulch or soi you’re going to get for your garden bed, flower bed, planting beds, landscaping project, or vegetable gardens.
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Different types of mulch to choose from:
- Cedar mulch
- Pine straw
- Wood chips
- Bark chips
- Synthetic mulch such as Rubber mulch
- Wood mulch
Click the link below for either potting soil calculator or mulch calculator formula:
Note: you will need a measuring tape for this mulch garden soil calculator.