**400-800 lbs.**

**per cubic yard**; Compost weighs between 1000 – 1600 lbs and soil blends weigh between 2200-2700 lbs.

How much does wet soil weight per cubic foot?

**soil weight calculator**.

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Naturally, wet mulch can be twice as heavy than dry mulch. It’s estimated that 2.5 cubic feet bag of straw mulch weighs **around 50 pounds** (22.67 kg).

Compost Mulch Compost generally comes in 1- and 2-cubic foot bags that weigh approximately **44 pounds per cubic foot**.

Weight of mulch depends on various types of bark used for wood chip as mulch, in this regard, ” how much does a cubic foot of mulch weigh”, in general, on average a cubic foot of mulch weighs between **22 – 37 pounds**, this range mulch weighs used for different types of wood bark chips and compost mulch generally weighs …

My best estimate is roughly **20 lbs dry** and closer to 30-35 lbs wet.

Item | Size | Coverage |
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Manure | 30 pound bag | 50 square feet of garden |

Lime, Pelleted or Powdered | 40 or 30 pound bag | 1000 square feet |

Top Soil | 40 pound bag | 12 square feet at 1 inch deep |

Pine Bark Compost | 3 cf. bag | 50 square feet |

Keep in mind that mulch is sold by the cubic yard. One cubic yard of the material covers a 324-square-foot area an inch deep. So, to determine your total, multiply your square footage by the depth in inches desired, then divide by 324. Here’s your formula: **Square footage x desired depth / 324 = cubic yards needed**.

Depth | One 2 Cubic Foot Bag Covers |
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2” | 12 sq feet |

3” | 8 sq feet |

4” | 6 sq feet |

5” | 4.8 sq feet |

Everlast Rubber Mulch weighs approximately 26 pounds per cubic foot. Our “value sized” bags of rubber mulch at 1.15 cubic feet weigh **approximately 30 lbs**.

**40.14 LBS**. Shipping info: In store pickup only. Miracle Gro Garden Soil Flower & Vegetable 2 Cubic Foot is Specially formulated for annuals, perennials and vegetables.

Typically, mulch products weigh between **400-800 lbs.** **per cubic yard**; Compost weighs between 1000 – 1600 lbs and soil blends weigh between 2200-2700 lbs.

The more moisture content in the mulch, the more it will weigh. So, if you were getting 7 cubic yards of high-moisture-content mulch delivered, you can expect that mulch to weigh **5,600 pounds**.

Then calculate the mulch needed for each section and add them for the total mulch needed. Note that one cubic yard of mulch (often just called “a yard”) is **27 cubic feet**. Most bags of mulch hold 2 cubic feet. So there are 13-1/2 bags of mulch in a yard.

Most bagged mulch is sold in **2 cubic foot bags**. So, for every 13.5 bags, you need one cubic yard. Example: If you used 54 bags last year, you would get the same amount of mulch in 4 cubic yards.

You will notice however that not all of our materials are sold by weight, our lighter materials such as bark, mulch and compost are still sold by the metre. When viewing a product online, such as a decorative pebble, soil, or sand you will notice a few numbers that may look similar to this – **1.5 Tonne** = 1 Cubic Metre.

A cubic yard of material can be spread to **cover 100 square feet** (10×10 foot area) at 3 inches of depth. It’s a very helpful ratio because when spreading mulch, a depth of 3 inches is considered ideal.

Depth1 Cubic Yard Covers7″46.3 Sq. Ft.8″40.5 Sq. Ft.9″36 Sq. Ft.10″**32.4 Sq.** **Ft.**

A regular size pick-up will hold **three cubic yards** of mulch (a full load). Two cubic yards is about body level full. When picking up soils, sands and gravels, one cubic yard is all that is recommended on a pick-up truck.

Therefore **54 bags** of 40lb of topsoil used to make 1 cubic yard.

Scattered at a depth of 3 inches, a cubic yard of mulch covers 108 square feet, and a 2-inch layer covers **135 square feet**.

If you want mulch that is, say, 10cm (or 0.1metres) deep then you **multiply the size of the garden bed by 0.1m**. For your 3×3 bed, that means 3x3x0. 1 = 0.9metres, which is just under a cubic metre. Another way to picture a square metre is to remember it is about 10 good-sized wheelbarrows full.

Weeds need light and warm soil to survive. To use mulch as a natural weed barrier, you need to put **down a 2- to 3-inch layer**. That’s enough to keep most weed seeds from sprouting. Because you block their access to sunlight, they won’t have enough energy to push through the mulch.

- Step 1: Get Rid of Weeds. …
- Step 2: Wait for Seeds to Germinate. …
- Step 3: Install Edging. …
- Step 4: Add the Mulch Around Developed Plants. …
- Step 5: Water the Mulched Area. …
- Step 1: Determine the Tree’s Drip Line. …
- Step 2: Get Rid of Weeds. …
- Step 3: Apply Mulch Around the Tree.

Buying mulch in cubic foot bags (US) To calculate the number of bags you need to buy, **multiply your area in square feet by the depth of mulch required** (also in feet) and then divide it by the bag size (in cubic feet). If your desired depth is in inches, divide it by 12 first to get the depth in feet.

One ton (2000 lbs.) of GroundRubber Play and GroundRubber Equestrian equals approximately 2.55 cubic yards or 784 lbs. per cubic yard and GroundRubber Landscape Mulch equals approximately 2.36 cubic yards or **612 lbs.** **per cubic yard**.

Wood Mulch The approximate weight of a bag should be around 20 pounds and the **cubic yard weight is 540 pounds**.

40 lb **1.55 cubic feet** Bag Playsafer Rubber Mulch Nuggets. Highlights: 40 pound bag is convenient to lift for most adults.

Dirt/ soil weight per cubic foot:- on average weight of dirt mixed of top soil can weigh 80 pounds per cubic foot which is approximately equal as 0.04 short tons, in general it can be range between 74 – 110 pounds per cubic foot, dry loose dirt can weight around 76 lbs per cubic foot and while moist loose dirt can …

Since a cubic foot of topsoil weighs **about 40 pounds**, and there are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard, there are 27 40-pound bags of topsoil in a cubic yard.

One cubic yard equals 27 cubic feet. A 40 pound bag of topsoil usually contains about **.** **75 Cubic Feet** of soil.

One cubic yard (2 scoops) will weigh about **1.5 tons** (3000 lbs.). Soils typically weigh a little less, approximately 1000-1200 pounds per scoop. Mulches weigh even less, about 400-500 lbs.

“What is a ‘scoop’?” One scoop is the equivalent of 2/3 of a cubic yard. This will weigh approx**.** **700 lbs.** for mulch, 1,100 lbs.

The maximum size truck will fill **in two or three cubic yards of mulch**! While a smaller type of truck will pick one or two cubic yards, little trucks, and trailers. Can usually handle one or more than one cubic yards of soil or maybe 1.5 of mulch.

Scoop of Mulch Price A scoop of mulch cost **around $15** and is approximately 0.5 cubic yards.

A typical mulch may last **about five years**, but this timeframe can decrease depending on the type of mulch, weather conditions, rainfall, sun exposure etc. For most landscaping and planting applications you’ll have 2-3 inches of mulch in place.

**Bagged Mulch on Sale Can be Cheaper** **So**, while bagged mulch is often more expensive, it can be nearly the same cost as bulk or cheaper when it’s on sale. A popular promotion at Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Walmart is 5 (2 cubic foot bags) of mulch for $10. Or $2 a bag.

In general, **mid- to late spring** is mulching season-that’s when the soil is warming up from the freezing temperatures it experienced all winter. Doing it too early will slow down the warming process, which the soil needs to do its job.

Depending upon your wheelbarrow size (i.e. 2 or 3 cubic feet per wheelbarrow load), it will take **9 to 14 full loads** to equal 1 cubic yard.

3 cubic foot bag 16 sq. ft. 1 scoop of mulch **128 sq**.

When comparing prices, you have to know how big the scoop is. Most people give you price by the scoop. Ask how many cubic yards the scoop holds so you can figure the price per cubic yard. My scoop holds **1.25 cubic yards**.