Use this handy calculator to estimate the necessary cubic yards of topsoil necessary for your next project.

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.

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