Calculate your bark, compost or topsoil needs using our volume calculator.

Please Note - This calculator requires a JavaScript-enabled browser to function properly!

To use the Soil and Bark Volume Calculator, simply enter the width, length, and thickness of your area to be covered, click on whether you are measuring the thickness in feet or inches, then click on the Calculate button. The calculator will estimate the number of cubic yards of soil or bark that will be required.

Keep in mind variables which will effect the total yardage required - Areas with excessive plants such as groundcovers and low growing bushes will require less material while areas with uneven ground or excessive weeds and debris will require more material.

Odd shaped areas may require a little more work to come up with the square footage.  Do your best to estimate an appropriate length and width using the formulas provided at the bottom of this page.

  SOIL OR BARK VOLUME   

Width
(Feet)
Length
(Feet)
Thickness
    Inches
Feet
 

Cubic Yards Required:

If you know the total square footage of your project, you may also enter it below along with the depth in inches and click calculate to give you the total yardage needed for your project.

Total Area: square feet (see below for area calculations)

Desired Thickness of Topsoil or Mulch: inches


Total Cubic Yards Needed:

Area Calculations: Draw your site as accurately as possible - graph paper works well. For odd or complex shapes, divide the area into combinations of rectangles, triangles, and/or circles. Use the following formulas to determine area:

Rectangle: Area = length x width

Circle: Area = 3.1416 x the square of the radius

Triangle: Area = 1/2 x length of base x length of height

To determine topsoil requirements for areas of varying grade, use a transit to indicate exact fill requirements...or estimate an average fill depth.