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# What Are Some Features of a Mulch Calculator?

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Basic features of a mulch calculator include inputs for the type of material, area of the space covered with mulch, depth of the material on top of the ground, and conversion factors into cubic yards or bags of material needed. Mulch calculators allow property owners, landscapers and gardeners to estimate the amount of mulch they must purchase based on the size of the land.

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For example, the mulch and top soil calculator on HomeDepot.com has three basic areas for inputting information, as of 2015. The first drop-down menu allows a customer to select top soil, wood mulch or rubber mulch. The next phase includes a way to enter the length and width of the area that needs mulch. The third step allows the user to type in the depth of the mulch. Users then select the Calculate button to determine how much mulch to purchase.

The mulch calculator from Scotts.com has input boxes for the length and width, followed by a drop-down menu for the depth. Landscapers then select Calculate to see how many bags of mulch they need to buy and how much material covers the entire area. This website also has a conversion calculator from cubic yards to number of bags in terms of 2 cubic feet per bag.

The calculator on Lowes.com contains a Show Mulch button so customers can easily shop for the product. This website also lets the user sign in with an account to save results for later.

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