How do I know how much to order?
First step off the landscape beds you wish to cover with mulch (most people's large steps cover 3 feet). Then, decide how deep you wish to make the mulch. Most arborists advise never going above 4 inches in depth. Plug in the dimensions (in feet) and the depth (in inches) of mulch desired into the mulch calculator. The calculator will compute how much mulch you need to order. Note that it also calculates the equivalent number of 2 cubic foot bags, so you can compare the costs of bagged vs. bulk mulch.
Bagged vs. Bulk
Should I buy bulk or bagged mulch?
There are situations where bagged mulch is easier to handle than bulk. But you are paying big time for the added convenience. $3.00 for a 2 cubic foot bag of mulch equates to $40.50 per cubic yard. Why would you spend money on the individual bags and the labor to bag and unbag them if you didn't have to? Seems wasteful to us too!