How much dirt for .......

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Daleman, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. Daleman

    Daleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Ok guys I have a quick question so I can finish up my stack of bids. I have someone who wants a bid to level off his yard and seed the new section. Please help me :


    1. How much dirt will I need for a section 93' X 44' to raise it 8 inches.

    1.A. How much seed will I need to seed this section, and straw to cover it?

    2. How much dirt will I need for a section 50' X 49' to raie it 4 inches.

    2.A. How much seed will I need to seed this section, and straw to cover it?


    Thanks alot for any help you can provide.
     
  2. 1. 95 yards dirt + whatever you need to allow for compaction- I use 10%

    2. 30 yards dirt + same as above

    Seed would depend on type
    and I'm no help on the straw
     
  3. Land Design

    Land Design LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    area 1 i got 105 yards

    area 2 i got 30 yards


    add compaction to both 10% sounds good, sorry........no #'s on seed and straw

    Land design
     
  4. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 493

    if you want to start "thinking" it.

    Length x Width = Sq ' (4092)
    1 yard material = 108 sq ' at 3" deep
    SO 3 yds mat = 108 sq" at 9" deep
    1 bale per 1000 sq'
    Seed varys by variety. Blue at 5lbs per 1000. Turf type tall fescue at 6-8 lbs per 1000.
     
  5. rkk95

    rkk95 LawnSite Member
    from west PA
    Posts: 165

    It must be nice on here everyone does the work for you. I'm going to just put my bids on here from now on. You guys will figure them out for me right? maybe you'll even come do the work for me.
     
  6. Daleman

    Daleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    hey this is my first bid and I don't wanna mess it up. U meanie!!:angry:
     
  7. Daleman
    Let us know how it goes
     
  8. bommaritro

    bommaritro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 151

    Made this for estimating mulch. but it can be used for determining how much fill you will need, stone for a drive way, pretty much anything that you are going to need. It covers Squares, Circles and Triangles. This should be able to get you through most stuff.

    Good Luck,
    Ron
     

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  9. Bradbury seeding rate for bluegrass TOO HIGH, should be 2-3 lbs/1000
     
  10. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 493

    but we do go 4 lbs on blue/rye mix.
     

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