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BULK QUANTITIES FOR LANDSCAPING

When planning a landscaping project, the first step is determining the quantity of landscape materials you will need.


bulk mulch


How much mulch do I need?
How many teaspoons in a tablespoon?
How many plants are required to cover an area?


This page provides some quick calculations for the number of plants it takes to plant a certain area, as well as the amount of landscaping mulch or stone material required to cover an area. We have also provided details on some other weights and measures you may require in various landscape maintenance projects, such as calibrations for mixing pesticides.

 

Coverage of Topsoil per 100 square feet
Important note: Quantities can vary due to the moisture content and type of topsoil. Quantities below assume that one cubic yard of topsoil weighs 2,250 pounds, and one cubic foot of topsoil weighs 83 pounds.

Depth
(in inches)
Quantity
(cubic yards)
Quantity
(pounds)
1 .33 750
2 .66 1,500
3 1 2,250

Quantity of Topsoil for topdressing lawns per 1,000 square feet
Note: Experience tells us that the average amount of screened topsoil needed for lawn renovation projects is 2 cubic yards per 1,000 square feet.

Type of lawn
project
Quantity
(cubic yards)
Quantity
(pounds)
Skim coat 1.5 3,375
Filling low spots 2 4,500
Filling holes 3 6,750
Related pages:  Decorative Stone
Mulch     Mulches     Topsoil

  

Coverage of Shredded Mulch per 100 square feet
Important note: Quantities can vary greatly due to the moisture content and type of mulch used. Our "experience" quantities relate to DLS experience with dry, double-shredded hardwood mulch, where 1 cubic yard covers 150 square feet at our recommended depth of 1-1/2 inches.

Depth (inches)

Quantity (cubic yards)

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Mathematically

Experience

1/2

.15

.22

1

.30

.44

1-1/2

.45

.66

2

.60

.88

2-1/2

.75

1.10

3

.90

1.32

3-1/2

1.05

1.54

4

1.2

1.76

Related pages:   Mulch
Mulches     Stone     Topsoil

   

Coverage of Gravel and Crushed Stone per 1 ton = 2,000 pounds (approximate)

Size of stone

Coverage (square feet)

2"
(2b gravel)

100

Lava Rock

200

2" to 6" mixed
(river rock)

60

3

80

Related pages:  Decorative Stone
Mulch     Mulches     Topsoil

 

  
Required Plant Quantities
(approximate)
  

Square feet

Plant spacing
(on center)

---

6"

1 ft

2 ft

3 ft

4 ft

100

400

100

25

11

6

500

2,000

500

125

55

31

1,000

4,000

1,000

250

111

63

  
  

Liquid Measure

3 teaspoons

=

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

=

1 ounce

8 ounces

=

1 cup

2 cups

=

1 pint

2 pints

=

1 quart

4 quarts

=

1 gallon

31-1/2 gallons

=

1 barrel  -or-

42 gallons

=

1 barrel

2 barrels

=

1 hogshead

Metric Conversions

1 milliliter

=

.0338 ounce

1 liter

=

33.817 ounces

1 quart

=

.94625 liter

1 gallon

=

3.785 liters

  
  

Cubic Measure

1,728 cubic inches

=

1 cubic foot

46,656 cubic inches

=

1 cubic yard

27 cubic feet

=

1 cubic yard

1 cubic yard

=

3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft

1 cord of wood

=

128 cubic feet

1 board foot

=

144 cubic inches

  
  

Area Measure

144 square inches

=

1 square foot

9 square feet

=

1 square yard

4,840 square yards

=

1 acre

43,560 square feet

=

1 acre

640 acres

=

1 square mile

  
  

Linear Measure

4 inches

=

1 hand

9 inches

=

1 span

12 inches

=

1 foot

36 inches

=

1 yard

5-1/2 yards

=

1 rod

40 rods

=

1 furlong

320 rods

=

1 mile

3 feet

=

1 yard

1,320 feet

=

¼ mile

5,280 feet

=

1 mile

3 miles

=

1 league

Nautical Measure

6 feet

=

1 fathom

6,028.2 feet

=

1 nautical mile

1 nautical mph

=

1 knot of speed

Metric Conversions

1 inch

=

2.54 centimeters

1 foot

=

30.48 centimeters

1 mile

=

1.609 kilometers

1 millimeter

=

.0394 inch

1 centimeter

=

.3937 inch

1 decimeter

=

3.937 inches

1 meter

=

39.37 inches

1 kilometer

=

3,280 ft. 1 in.
or .6214 mile

  
  

Weight

2,000 pounds

=

1 ton

1 gallon water

=

8.3453 pounds

Metric Conversions

1 ounce

=

28.353 grams

1 kilogram

=

2.205 pounds

     

Counting

12 units

=

1 dozen

12 dozen

=

1 gross

Circle Formulas

p

=

3.1416

circumference

=

p x diameter

diameter

=

circumference ÷ p

area of a circle

=

.785398 x diameter²

Temperature Conversions

32°F

=

0°C

212°F

=

100°C

Fahrenheit to Centigrade:
Subtract 32 degrees and multiply by 5/9 (.55)

Centigrade to Fahrenheit:
Multiply by 9/5 (1.8) and add 32 degrees.
  


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