# How to Calculate How Much Material You Need for Your Yard

So, you’re embarking on your next landscaping project. You know what you’d like to accomplish, but how do you determine how much material you will need? Here is a professional landscaping tip from Edgewater Yard Shop – the landscaping material experts who have been providing homeowners business owners and contractors in East Central Florida with quality mulch, stone, soil, pine straw and more for over 25 years.

Ok, so here’s how it works. First, measure your length and width in feet. Then, take those two numbers and multiply them together to get your square footage. Then, simply divide that number by 100 and it will tell you how many cubic yards to order. Here is an example: 10 feet wide x 20 feet long = 200 square feet. Divide 200 by 100 and you need 2 cubic yards. This formula is based on a 3-inch depth, which is typically optimal.

Now you need to decide whether you want to create beautiful, clean looking beds for your gardens out of stone or mulch. Is there a product that works better? Which will look the best? Actually, all stone and mulch products work well toward serving the same purpose – which is to maintain appropriate moisture levels by creating good drainage, to inhibit weed growth and to enhance the beauty of your landscaping project. The product, color and texture that will look best in a certain space depend on your own personal preference and what tones and material best compliment that area. It’s pretty much completely subjective, so you do you! Or, if you would like some advice or more information, feel free to ask the landscaping material specialists at Edgewater Yard Shop.