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03-15-2012, 04:32 PM
Any input would be appreciated. 10,000 sq ft of lawn. How many yards of topsoil would be sufficient to top dress ?

03-15-2012, 10:42 PM
10,000 sqft.

knox gsl
03-15-2012, 11:21 PM
How thick are you wanting to put it on?

03-20-2012, 07:46 PM
min 1/4 top dressing.

03-20-2012, 09:29 PM
min 1/4 top dressing.

Thanks guys. 10 yards is that too much for 10,000 sq ft ?

03-20-2012, 09:42 PM
10,000 sq ft at 1/4" is 208 cu ft. 208 cu ft is 7.7 cu yards.

So if you are going for a 1/4" topdress you need 7.7 yards. At 10 yards are a little heavy but in reality about 5/16" topdress, no big deal as you won't get it that close in the real world.

03-23-2012, 07:39 PM
Online calculator for topdressing is at http://www.agry.purdue.edu/turf/sandCalc/index.html

At least if you want to put sand on. For compost, way less tonnage and more cubic yds.