Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bobbygedd, Mar 24, 2004.

1. ### bobbygeddLawnSite Fanaticfrom NJMessages: 10,178

i need to fill a hole with topsoil. the hole is 40x18.5. also, it's 5"deep.

2. ### ScraperLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom SE PennsylvaniaMessages: 1,656

They look good...you did measure twice, correct?

3. ### bobbygeddLawnSite Fanaticfrom NJMessages: 10,178

what looks good? oooo, i'm sorry, the question was, how many yards of top soil do i need?

4. ### GreenMonsterLawnSite Silver Memberfrom NHMessages: 2,702

are you really looking for an answer, or is this another quiz?

5. ### MyksterLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Arlington, WAMessages: 668

You should be good with 12yds.

6. ### bobbygeddLawnSite Fanaticfrom NJMessages: 10,178

are you sure? are u positive? i came up with alot more

7. ### ariesLawnSite Senior Memberfrom njMessages: 334

Sounds correct to me I came up with the same figure 12 yrds what are u coming up with bobby!

Joe

8. ### bobbygeddLawnSite Fanaticfrom NJMessages: 10,178

i'm commin up with 18 yds. 40x18.5=740 sq ft. one yd of soil covers 100 sq ft 2 " deep. so to cover this area at 2" deep would be 7.4 yds. but, i need 5 " so, i multiply the formula by 2.5, this equals 18.5 yds of topsoil. i cant screw it up, it's all wheelbarrowing and shoveling, through a tiny gate. i've always used the formula of 1 yd of soil, covers 100 sq ft, 2" deep. it's never failed me. am i wrong?

9. ### GreenMonsterLawnSite Silver Memberfrom NHMessages: 2,702

I came up with 12 also bobby.

Doesn't 1yd cover 100 sq. ft 3" deep?

10. ### SodKingLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom New HampshireMessages: 1,641

11.417yds of loam to fill the hole