Yards & Tons

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Terry Somers, May 2, 2003.

  1. Terry Somers

    Terry Somers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    I am new to the business and need guidance on a couple things.
    First, how many sq. ft. will a yard of mulch cover at 2-3 inches deep? And second, how many sq. ft. will a ton of stone cover at 2 inches deep? Thanks.
     
  2. Edgewater

    Edgewater LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 457

    Baisically, you do this

    Length of area X width of area to cover + square feet

    Now take square footage and multiply by depth of mulch. Say 3 inches = .25 feet

    now you have cubic feet, One yard of mulch is 27 cubic feet.


    EG. 10 X10 are 3inches deep is

    100 sq ft. X .25 = 25 cubic feet

    25/27=0.93 yards of mulch.



    Stone is the same except that one ton of 0-3/4 gravel is about 3/4 of a yard.


    Hope that helps,

    Adam
     
  3. SCAPEASAURUSREX

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    On average a yard of mulch will cover 160 sqft @ 2" deep.. or 92 sq ft @ 3" deep... Stone is pretty close to that as well...
     
  4. SCAPEASAURUSREX

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    Ohh A ton of stone is not quite a yard... A yard of stone is a ton and a quarter.. so 2500 lbs of stone is equal to a yard, ruffly...
     
  5. Terry Somers

    Terry Somers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.:D
     
  6. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes LawnSite Member
    from WNY
    Posts: 63

    Length x Width x Depth in inches = ???? divided by 27 = ????? divided by 12 = yardage


    Same way as Edgewater but easier for me :

    10'x10'=100'x3"=300'/27=11.11/12=.9259 or 1 yd.

    works for mulch,stone and soil (except for compaction,,add a yard or so depending on the job)
     

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