How do I find out how much cubic meters will spread over meter squared area?

Hi Derek,

You need to know the depth. If you know the area in square metres then multiply that number by the the depth in metres to find the volume in cubic metres. So for example if you are 10 centimeters of topsoil then multiply the area in square metres by 10/100 = 0.1 metres to obtain the volume of topsoil you need in cubic metres.

Penny

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