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One Yard of Mulch Equals How Many Pounds

By Kathryn Keep ; Updated September 21, 2017

Mulch is typically sold by volume because weight varies depending on type and moisture conditions. One cubic yard of mulch can weigh anywhere from 200 to 500 pounds. A cubic yard can cover 162 square feet to a depth of 2 inches.


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Kathryn Keep is an eco consultant and full time mother. She is a graduate student studying ecology. Her favorite topics are environmental issues, alternative health, home decorating, green building and general sustainable living.