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Hi, i'm another gardener that has forgotten how to calculate "how much topsoil in cubic yards i need to order to cover 7500sq. ft. 3 inches deep"?

thanks Maggie



Hi Maggie,

A yard is three feet so a square that is one yard by one yard is 3 feet by three feet, and hence 3 3 = 9 square feet.

Thus 7500 square feet is 7500/9 = 833.33 square yards.

Three inches is 12/3 = 0.25 feet and hence 0.25/3 = 0.08333 yards. Thus you need

833.33 0.0833 = 69.4 cubic yards.



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