Topsoil Estimating Tips
- Be sure to account for settling, 1/3 of topsoil will settle
- To top dress your existing lawn area, calculate 1″ depth.
- To fill a vegetable garden, calculate 8-12″ depth.
- For new home seed lawn, calculate 4-6″ depth.
- For new home sodded lawn, calculate 3-5″ depth.
- For raised planting, calculate 12-18″ depth.
To calculate odd or complex shapes, split the area into combinations of rectangles, triangles and/or circles. Drawing the site on graph paper is recommended.