The mulch that is bought from retail stores is generally sold by the bag.  These bags come in various sizes ranging from 1 cubic foot to 3 cubic feet of mulch per bag.  Below is a conversion table that shows you how many bags it takes depending on size to equal one cubic yard.

difference between bagged mulch from Lowe's or Home Depot and mulch or bark that is delivered

Bagged Mulch Conversion Table

Number of Bags and Cubic Yard Equivalence


1 Cu. Ft. Bag
1.5 Cu. Ft. Bag
2 Cu. Ft. Bag
3 Cu. Ft. Bag

1 Cu. Yd.


3 Cu. Yds.


5 Cu. Yds.


If you normally purchase your mulch in bag form, we encourage you to look at the savings of buying by the cubic yard vs. by the bag.

Take the amount of bags that you normally use and convert it to cubic yards with the help of the chart listed above. Take the cost per bag and multiply it by the total number of bags required to equal one cubic yard. This is your cost per cubic yard for the bagged mulch. Then give Landscape Bark Delivered a call for our current cubic yard pricing and see how purchasing mulch in bulk can save you up to 40% versus buying in bags from your local retailer.