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Garden Math

Apr 12 2014
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Garden Math

 April is finally here, and after a very long winter, we’re happy to get back in the garden and welcome the spring. This month, we’ll share a few simple calculations to help you estimate the right amount of material you need for the garden. Having the proper amount of soils and mulch delivered for your gardens can help prevent waste and save you money by eliminating overpurchasing or multiple deliveries.For most gardens, you’ll simply need to start by measuring the length and multiplying it by the width. This will give you the area of square and rectangular gardens – and this also provides a good approximate measurement for gardens with slight curves.It’s easier to measure the garden before things are in leaf, but be sure to wait until after the ground has firmed up so that you don’t compact the soil.Some of the most common garden calculations include: Mulching: The recommended depth for mulching is 3” (Approximately 8cm) over the entire garden, leaving “donut” shaped spaces around trunks and stems. Given t ...

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