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Top Soil Depth Chart

To use the chart above just determine the square footage of the area and look for that number to the left side of the chart. Then determine the depth of the topsoil or mulch you feel is needed and find that number along the top of the chart. Where the two boxes intersect will be the approximate cubic yards of topsoil or mulch needed. Remember, when using the chart for topsoil calculations, add 20% to the yardage recommended on the chart to account for compaction.
 

SQ FT/
depth

1"
2"
3"
4"
5"
6"
7"
8"
9"
10"
11"
100
.5 .75 1 1.25 1.5  2 2.25 2.5 2.75 3 3.5
150
.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 2.75 3.25  3.75 4.25 4.75 5
200
.75 1.25 2 2.5 3 3.75 4.5  5 5.5 6.25 6.75
250
.75 1.5 2.5 3 4 4.75 5.5 6.25 7 7.75 8.5
300
1 2 2.75 3.75 4.75 5.5 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.25 10
350
1 2.25 3.25 4.5 5.5 6.5 7.75 8.75 9.75 11 12
400
1.25 2.5 3.75 5 6.25 7.5 8.75 10 11.25 12.5 13.75
450
1.5 3 4.25 5.75 7 8.5 9.75 11.25 12.5 14  15.5
500
1.5 3 4.75  6.25 7.75 9.25 10.75 12.5 14 15.5 17
600
2 3.75 5.75 7.5 9.25  11.75 13 15 16.75 18.5 20.5
700
2 .25 4.5 6.5 8.75 11 13 15.25  17.25 19.5 21.75 24
800
2 .5 5 7.5 10 12.5 15 17.5 20 22.25 24.75 27.25
900
3 5.75 8.5 11.25 14 16.75 19.5 22.25 25 28 30.75
1000
3.25 6.75 9.5 12.5 15.5 18.5 21.75 24.75 28 31 34
2000
6.25 12.5 18.5 24.75 31 37 43.25 49.5 55.5 61.75 68
3000
9.25 18.5 28 37 46.5 55.75 65 74 83.5 92.75 102
5000
15.5 31 46.5 61.75 77.25 92.75 108 123.5 139 154.5 169.75