Most of the time, dirt quantities are measured in cubic yards. Since 1 cubic yard = (1 yard) 3 and 1 yard = 3 feet, that means 1 cubic yard = (3 feet) 3 = 3 3 feet 3 = 27 cubic feet. So divide this into the amount of dirt: 10 890 000 cubic feet / (27 cubic feet per cubic yard) = 40 333 cubic yards. That's how much dirt you would be excavating ... Topsoil is sold by the cubic yard. At one inch deep, one cubic yard will cover an area of 300 square feet (30 feet x 10 feet area). Use our calculator below to determine the amount of topsoil you will need:
In 1989 we began manufacturing quality compost and topsoil products for the northern Colorado area. Since 1995 we opened our facilities to receive all types of organic yard waste including grass clippings, leaves, shrub and tree limbs and biodegradable building materials from residential and commercial customers.
Take the soil that you have and combine it with some quality compost to create a nutrient rich soil, perfect for landscaping projects. Covering your lawn with a thin layer of this soil will promote growth, water retention and encourage a thicker lawn over the summer and is a great method of using a large quantity of soil.