Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that our customers ask a lot.

  1. How do you figure how much rock you need?   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.
  2. How do you figure how much Mulch you need? The formula for rock works the same for mulch.
  3. How much does one yard of Pine Bark cover?  1 yard of Pine Bark will cover 80 square feet at 2″ deep.
  4. What is the difference between a ton and a yard?  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.
  5. How long does the color last on dyed mulch?  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 Cubic Yard will cover 100 Square Feet to a depth of 2 inches.  If you have questions...

 

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