## Calculator - Calculate the Number of Cubic Yards you Need

• Use one or more of these calculators to determine the number of cubic yards needed.

• To use these calculators, simply enter the length and width (or radius), in feet, as well as the depth, in inches, and click the "Calculate" button.

• ### Notes and Recommendations

• 1. Be sure to account for settling, 1/3 of topsoil will settle.
• 2. To top dress your existing lawn area, calculate 1" depth.
• 3. To fill a vegetable garden, calculate 8-12" depth.
• 4. For new home seed lawn, calculate 4-6" depth.
• 5. For new home sodded lawn, calculate 3-5" depth.
• 6. For raised planting, calculate 12-18" depth.
• 7. 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.
•

### Bagged Mulch

• -Each bag is 85 L, 9 bags equals 1 cubic yard
• -1 yd. covers approx. 150 sq. ft. at 2" deep
• -1 yd. covers approx. 100 sq. ft. at 3" deep

Calculate Cubic Yards for a Rectangular Area

Example: 12' length x 14' width x 4" depth
= 2.07 cubic yards
Formula: (Length in feet x Width in feet x Depth in feet) / 27
Calculate Cubic Yards for a Circular Area

Example: 12' radius x 6" depth
= 8.38 cubic yards
Formula: ( 3.1416 x (Radius x Radius) x Depth in feet ) / 27