So I had 12 yards of double shredded hardwood mulch delivered from RSSY, the local stone and landscape vendor. The load covered most of the driveway from left edge to right and about a car length or two … so it was a significant pile.

With a 17 cubic foot John Deere trailer, I figured about 24 loads to distribute the material. My real concern left me quiestioning, how much more would I need to finish the job?

Hell’s Half Acre is only a half acre, but there are many trees and gardens to make the work interesting.

I made significant progress in the first week, but while the second week started OK, temps lifted to about 90 with significant humidity. Working in the shade was bearable, but working in the sun was just not that much fun.

I rolled out 3 trailers full today. This is in addition to the 18 rolled out previously should leave only a yard or two, but it looks like 4 yards remain. So was this a generous load or does my 17 cubic foot trailer not really hold a half yard of mulch?

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