Get More Mileage Out of Your Mulch!

Get More Mileage Out of Your Mulch!

One of the most common questions we are asked is “If I use 10 yards of wood mulch each year how much rubber mulch do I need?”

Unfortunately, no one can accurately answer that question as we don’t know exactly how thick the wood mulch was applied last, was it applied at a uniform depth, and if comparing to bags what size were the bags of wood mulch?

Installing rubber mulch in a landscape is much like installing stone or decorative rock.  The difference between 2 inches deep and 3 inches deep will affect coverage by as much as 30%.  This is precisely why we ask for the square footage you would like to cover.

Measuring landscape beds or playground areas with curved or scalloped borders can seem daunting at first; but luckily we have a 3 step EZ Measure tutorial on our website.

You can save money on a playground rubber mulch installation by rounding the corners and keeping the rubber mulch areas confined to the safety zones under the play area.

No matter which type of installation you are measuring for, always try to create geometric shapes out of your areas by breaking it into smaller pieces.  Either use circles which can be calculated using 3.14 x radius squared, or squares and rectangles using length x width. Tally the total of all areas and then head to one of our handy rubber mulch calculators: landscape or playground to determine how much rubber mulch you need.

We always offer the best pricing we can.  That’s why we price most products by state…..take advantage of bundled product pricing too at

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