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Old 04-19-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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I can get a cubic yard of mulch delivered for between 18 - 26$/cubic yard.

Lowes has bags of mulch for 1.48/ 2 cubic feet.

1 cubic yard = 9 cubic feet. Right?

So from lowes I can get 1 cubic yard for 4.5 * 1.48 = 6.66$/ cubic yard.

Is this right? Given that I have a trailer and could buy and carry as much as I want - is there any reason not to buy it by the bag?

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I thought 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet.

That would make it $19.98 per cubic yard at Lowe's.

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I thought 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet.

That would make it $19.98 per cubic yard at Lowe's.
This is why I needed a check on my math! Thanks, you're totally right.

So: 1.48 for 2 cubic feet. I'll need 13.5 bags to get 27 cubic feet. yup 19.98 -

Guess I'll go with the place that will deliver for 18$/cubic yard - they have a 30$ delivery fee - but I'd call that nominal.

Thanks Pete for the help. I knew something was not quite right......
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No problem. I played the same game last year and ended up having a yard of Adirondack stone delivered (imagine trucking that home from Lowe's in bags hehe)
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