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top soil

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Bower's, Apr 25, 2001.

  1. Bower's

    Bower's LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Can anyone help me out on an average coverage in sqare feet for top soil about 3 inches thick? Or better yet how many square feet a ton of top soil covers?

    [Edited by Bower's on 04-25-2001 at 02:26 PM]
  2. racerdave

    racerdave LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    top soil 3" thick amounts to .25 cubic feet per square foot. There is 27 cubic feet to the cubic yard. 27/.25= 108 square feet 3" thick.
    good luck

    [Edited by racerdave on 04-25-2001 at 02:29 PM]
  3. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    That is correct according to my chart.
  4. racerdave

    racerdave LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    IMO you should stick with cubic measures. Volume will remain a constant while weights will change drastically with variations in moisture and other variables such as how much sand or (loams) are mixed in. Generally the loader operator should know what size his bucket is. i.e what yard the bucket is.


    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
    Posts: 318

    108sq. ft. at 3" is my answer too..where is Newfield N.J.????
  6. sadmac

    sadmac LawnSite Member
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