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Conversion Tables

Garden tips and conversions

Hard Goods Coverage

(approximate equivalents)

Common Conversions

  • 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet
  • 9 bags (3 cubic ft.) = 1 cubic yard
  • 1 ton = 2000 lbs.

Mulch:

  • 1 cubic yard covers 105 sqft. @ 3" deep
  • 1 cubic yard covers 160 sqft. @ 2" deep
  • 1 cubic yard covers 325 sqft. @ 1" deep
  • 1 bag (3 cubic ft.) covers 12 sqft. @ 3" deep
  • 1 bag (3 cubic ft.) covers 18 sqft. @ 2" deep
  • 1 bag (3 cubic ft.) covers 24 sqft. @ 1" deep 
  • Compost Cotton Burr = 2 cubic ft. per bag

Topsoil:

  • 1 cubic yard covers 105 sqft. @ 3" deep
  • 1 cubic yard covers 160 sqft. @ 2" deep
  • 1 cubic yard covers 325 sqft. @ 1" deep

Peat Moss:

  • 3.8 cu.ft. per bale
  • 1 bale covers 50 sqft. @ 1" deep. Mix in.
  • 1 bale covers 100 sqft. @ 1/2" deep. Mix in.

River Rock:

  • 1 cubic yard weighs about 2800 lbs. = 1.4 tons
  • 1 cubic yard covers approx. 115 sqft.

Amending Clay Soil

Spread 4 bags of Back To Nature for every 100 sqft. Mix in.

New Landscape Beds

Mix 2 bags Back To Nature for every 1 cu.yd. of topsoil.
Add 1 Bag of Gypsum every 1000 sqft.