# Top Soil

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Lazer_Z, Mar 15, 2004.

1. ### Lazer_ZLawnSite Silver Memberfrom NJMessages: 2,578

Guys how many yards of soil are needed for about a 2,500sq. ft. yard. And how deep should it be when spread

Any help would be great

Thanks

2. ### DBLCLawnSite Memberfrom ARMessages: 130

2,500ft2 at 3" deep would require 23.5 yards. What are you doing? Sodding, seeding, just leveling? Need more info really! Thanks and hope this helps.

3. ### Lazer_ZLawnSite Silver Memberfrom NJMessages: 2,578

Sorry it's a customer of mine he's reseeding his yard and wanted to know how much soil to buy

DBLC thank you that does help

4. ### DBLCLawnSite Memberfrom ARMessages: 130

unless he is tring to fix water that is standing, I would recomend 1/2" to 1" at most. I don't know his soil type though.

5. ### Lazer_ZLawnSite Silver Memberfrom NJMessages: 2,578

DBLC Thanks I just talked to him he is only going to till it to 1"

He wants to level his yard out out & re-seed

1 more question is 8 yards enoughto do what he is asking? I think I got it right with a mulch calcuator on the net but i want to double check with someone else

Thanks again

6. ### DBLCLawnSite Memberfrom ARMessages: 130

yes 8 will do it. just divide the thickness (1") by 12 and that changes it over to inches. Example 12divided by one is .083. Takes that # and mulitply by 2,500 and you get 207.5. then divide 207.5 by 27 and you get the total # of yards whick is 7.69 Hope this helps. If you want to incress the thickness just incress the 1" to 2 or 3 etc.

7. ### Strawbridge LawnLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Virginia Beach, VAMessages: 660

3" of soil is a little more than double what you need IMO. Remeber there is soil in Sod.. I use
http://www.atstecks.com/mulch.htm
Go to Supply for Topsoil calculations

8. ### Lazer_ZLawnSite Silver Memberfrom NJMessages: 2,578

DBLC & Strawbridge thank you guys very much for all the help

He said he's going to till everything up but wants me to make sure the yard is clean before he starts to till everything under