Measure the length by the width to get your total square footage. For every 100 square feet, you will need 1 ton to cover 2″ deep. This is because the terrain isn’t perfectly flat. If you go by this formula, you should have just the right amount of material..
It really depends on the material. For Example, one yard of River Rock weighs 2400 pounds, while one yard of Limestone will weigh about 1800 pounds. This is because the River Rock is more dense than the Limestone. However, both approximately cover 100 square feet at 2″ deep.
Usually, the color dye will last about one year before fading becomes very noticeable. But you can refresh the color by flipping and mixing it by moving the mulch around. You can also do a light top dressing, by adding a thin layer as needed. Mulch will eventually break down into the soil. This is a major benefit of adding mulch to your planting beds. Our soil in Florida isn’t the best quality. Mulch helps retain moisture in the soil as it breaks down. Your plants will love that, and love you for providing that!
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Measuring for square footage is easy. Just measure the length X width of the area you want to cover and you will have the square footage. One Yard will cover 100 Square Feet to a depth of 2 inches for Rock and Mulch, 80 Square Feet for Bark and 150 Square Feet for Shell. If you have questions...