Topsoil

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by dmkosko, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. dmkosko

    dmkosko LawnSite Member
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    How do you guys measure how much topsoil you need? thanks
     
  2. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What is the topsoil going to be for?

    Im not sure, but I think it would be diffrent for a yard than it would be for a garden.

    I'd think around 6" though, but I'm not sure of the caculations to see how many truckloads you would need per number of square feet.
     
  3. dmkosko

    dmkosko LawnSite Member
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    it would be for a flower bed
     
  4. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q LawnSite Senior Member
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    1 yard of topsoil will cover 150sq' at 2" or just use the topsoil calculator in the top left of the website....there is a lot of great stone, mulch and soil calculators on the web. do a search, well worth it. good luck
     
  5. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Topsoil can compress over 30%. Sometimes you have to account for that.
     
  6. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
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    Take ur sg ft multiply by the depth you want(.5 would be 6inchs) divid it by 27 and that will give you your cubic yards you would need!
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  7. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548

    the old fashioned way, L x W x D.
     

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