# Yards & Tons

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

1. ### Terry SomersLawnSite Memberfrom Beachwood, NJMessages: 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. ### EdgewaterLawnSite Senior Memberfrom MontrealMessages: 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,

3. ### SCAPEASAURUSREXLawnSite Senior Memberfrom North JerseyMessages: 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. ### SCAPEASAURUSREXLawnSite Senior Memberfrom North JerseyMessages: 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 SomersLawnSite Memberfrom Beachwood, NJMessages: 7

Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.

6. ### EarthscapesLawnSite Memberfrom WNYMessages: 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)