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How Much Is 1 Cubic Yard Of Topsoil

2022-04-06T19:02:40.201Z
Spring is here, and we all love a healthy garden with plants and flowers blooming. So, we're here to answer the most asked questions about cubic yard bags of gardening materials.

 

First, you should know the exact quantities of 1-yard bags before ordering gardening supplies like topsoil, mulch, compost, sand, stones, and firewood. Getting the right amount is crucial when ordering landscaping supplies in bulk.

 

You might be wondering, "How much soil do I need for an outdoor garden, lawn top dressing, raised garden beds, or similar landscaping projects?" Ordering soil online is not about weight. Instead, the answer is all about the volume of the dirt. Check out our volume calculator, which aligns perfectly with Less Mess™ Enviro Bag quantities.

 

How much topsoil is a cubic yard?

When dealing with black garden soil, a cubic yard of Less Mess™ Enviro Bag will cover an area of 106.09 sq. ft. (approximately 100 sq. ft.) at a depth of 3 inches. We recommend a depth of 8 to 12 inches for a new garden bed. When using the soil for top dressing your lawn, a cubic yard will cover 1296 sq. ft. at a depth of 1/4 inches. At Less Mess™ we offer various types of soils which are ideal for all your landscaping needs.

 

How do you calculate tons of topsoil?

If you want to convert the total into tons, you must divide the total volume by 21.6, the number of cubic feet that fits in a ton. Then, once we have the volume, we divide that number by 27, the number of cubic feet in a cubic yard.

 

How much does a cubic yard of soil weigh?

We weigh all our products before the spring season every year. The weight of each product category is given below. This will provide you with a clear idea of how much a cubic yard of gardening product weighs.

The measurements below refer to 1 cubic yard of Less Mess™ Enviro Bag.

 

PRODUCT

1 Cubic Yard Weight (lbs.)

1 Cubic Yard Weight (kg)

Premium Garden Blend Soil

1,695 lbs.

768.83 kg

Top Dressing Soil

1,695 lbs.

768.83 kg

Ultra-Blooming Blend Soil

1,430 lbs.

648.63 kg

Black Bark Mulch

575 lbs.

260.80 kg

Cedar Mulch

620 lbs.

281.22 kg

Red Mulch

620 lbs.

281.22 kg

Playground Chip

620 lbs.

281.22 kg

Pine Mulch

700 lbs.

317.51 kg

River Stone

2,445 lbs.

1,109 kg

HPB

2,445 lbs.

1,109 kg

¾ Clear

2,560 lbs.

1,161. 20 kg

Brick Sand

2,650 lbs.

1,202 kg

¾ Crusher Run

3,220 lbs.

1,460.56 kg

3/8 Pea Gravel

3,220 lbs.

1,460.56 kg

Limestone Screenings

2,525 lbs.

1,145.32 kg

Screened Mushroom Compost

1,430 lbs.

648.63 kg

Premium Compost

970 lbs.

440 kg

 

As topsoil contains less sediment than fill dirt, its weight tends to be more consistent. However, moisture retained within the soil can make the soil heavier.