# topsoil question

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by joeyp614, Jul 3, 2008.

1. ### joeyp614LawnSite Memberfrom highland,new york 12528Messages: 5

I was wondering if anyone could help me with the formula to figure out how much topsoil i would need. The numbers are 35 feet long x 11 feet wide x 6 inches deep.

edit - you can't post an email address at the site. thanks, Mike

2. ### PerfectEarthLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Louisville, KentuckyMessages: 1,734

Search "topsoil calculator" on google or yahoo.... you'll find it! plug the numbers in and VOILA!

3. ### amscapes03LawnSite Senior Memberfrom groveland, MAMessages: 398

7 Yards of topsoil.

4. ### SmallaxeLawnSite Fanaticfrom Central WisconsinMessages: 10,082

35 X 11 X .5 = Cu.Ft. / 27 = Cu.Yd.

Length X Width X Depth = Cubic measurement, Whether feet inches or yards. Just be sure that all your numbers are of the same unit of measure.

If you plug in 6" into the formula, instead .5 feet you will get a very distorted value.

5. ### joeyp614LawnSite Memberfrom highland,new york 12528Messages: 5

thanks everyone for the help

6. ### DeepGreenLawnLawnSite Silver Memberfrom Woodstock, GAMessages: 2,372

I have been told, and found so far, that a yard of topsoil, compost, whatever it is your using will cover roughly 1000sq ft.

7. ### shovelracerLawnSite Silver Memberfrom North JerseyMessages: 2,008

Dont forget 20% for compaction. You'll need 8.5 yards if you want the finished to be 6".

8. ### DeepGreenLawnLawnSite Silver Memberfrom Woodstock, GAMessages: 2,372

Have not heard this before but it makes since.

9. ### shovelracerLawnSite Silver Memberfrom North JerseyMessages: 2,008

Almost all materials will compact, settle, etc. It also depends on how loose the topsoil is, but 20% will get you a lot closer than without.