how much dirt needed?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by 2 clowns mowing, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    i have an area behind a house that is only clay and will need top soil on it i would say it's 100 ft wide by 300 feet long thinking 2-3 inches deep how many yards of top soil will be needed to be trucked in? and what kind of grass seed should i use in mid ohio?
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    27 sq feet per yard
  3. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,814

    there is a seperate forum for renovation questions, might have better luck there
  4. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,234

    i dont know about the seed but my soil calculator came up with 231.481yd at 2.5in deep
  5. tnpete

    tnpete LawnSite Member
    from West Tn
    Messages: 180

  6. packer101

    packer101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    100 x 300 x .25 / 27 = 278 cubic yards
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I got the same #...that is alot of dirt.
  8. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,584

    For future reference, there is a calculator in the "Free Tools" tab at the top of the screen.
    And yeah, 278 is alot of soil
  9. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    lol, hope hes got a big tractor, skid steer or rent one!
  10. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    Keep in mind the soil will cost you roughly $6200+ alone. Usually i get $25-30yrd to spread it etc. I dont work out my prices that way really but it comes down to that i guess. Your looking at 7 grand in labor on top of the soil cost just for spreading.

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