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Estimating Mulch or Loam in Cubic Yards

  1. Width x Length = Square Feet
  2. Choose the desired depth of mulch/loam (convert inches to feet)

    1" = .08 ft

    2" = .16 ft

    3" = .25 ft

    4" = .33 ft

    5" = .42 ft

    6" = .50 ft

    7" = .58 ft

    8" = .67 ft

    9" = .75 ft


  3. Square Feet x Depth (in feet) = Cubic Feet (length x width x depth
  4. Divide cubic feet by 27 to get Cubic Yards

Example:
To mulch or loam an area of 25 feet wide by 50 feet long with 3" thick:

25 ft x 50 ft = 1250 Square Feet
3 " thick = .25 feet
1250 sq ft x 25 ft = 312.5 Cubic Feet
312.5 Cubic Feet / 27 = 11.57 yards of mulch or loam

Estimating Stone Material for Landscaping

  1. Wall stone: Length x Width x Depth x 120 divided by 2000 = Number of tons needed.
    -One pallet of PA Fieldstone will build a wall approximately 25 feet long, one foot high and one foot deep.
  2. Fieldstone used as a veneer: Surface area divided by 35 = the number of tons needed.
  3. Walls should be built on top of no less than a one foot deep trench with 3/4" crushed or washed stone.
  4. 1 1/2" Bluestone should be set in minimum of 2" bed of well compacted stone dust.  If the subsurface material is a rich soil or clay material it should be removed and filled with compacted gravel.
  5. 1 yard of crushed stone, sand, or loam weighs approximately 1 1/2 tons.

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