a 40 lb bag of compost equals

**0.75 cubic feet**. i made 4 boxes 4'x4'x6" and used approx 2-3 bags of compost per box, all in all It took one 3.3cu ft bag of peat moss (compressed) and about 1 1/4 4cu ft bags of medium vermiculite.How do you calculate how much dirt you need?

**EXAMPLE #1: We need soil for two 8′ x 4′ x 18″ raised beds.**

- Convert all dimensions into feet (18” ÷ 12” = 1.5')
- Multiply length x width x height (16' x 4' x 1.5' = 96 cubic feet)
- Divide (96 ÷ 27 = 3.56 cubic yards)

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## How many square feet does a 40lb bag of top soil cover?

A 40 pound bag of topsoil covers

**12 square feet**(one inch deep).2

## How much is a truck load of dirt?

The cost of topsoil depends a lot on location. In some areas of the US topsoil sells for about $12-$18 a cubic yard, with a delivery charge of $15-$60 depending on amount and distance (and delivery may be free with larger loads of 10 yards or more), for a total cost of

**$75**-$150 for five yards, delivered.3

## How many cubic feet are in a bag of soil?

To fill a 3x6 bed with 10" sides, you will need

**15 cubic feet**of blended soil. To create the blend, use the following quantities:**9 cubic feet**of topsoil (9 20-quart bags)**4.5 cubic feet**of compost (4.5 20-quart bags)4

## How much does one cubic foot of dirt weigh?

One cubic yard of topsoil weighs

**approximately 1,080 pounds**. The estimate is based on the cubic yard calculation. One cubic foot of topsoil weighs**around 40 pounds**. The exact weight will depend on various conditions.5

## How much does .75 cubic feet of soil weigh?

So, you can't judge by how it feels, weight-wise, how much it will fill. That's why people are talking to you about volume, not weight.

Those

Those

**40lb**bags of "topsoil", "compost", "manure", etc are generally around .75 cubic feet when measured by volume.6

## How many 40 pound bags of dirt are in a cubic yard?

Soil products are most commonly produced in 1-cubic foot bag sizes, or 40-lb bags. To meet a 1 yard requirement, it will take

**27**bags. Similarly, stone is often packaged in**1/2**cube bags. It will require**54**bags to meet a 1 cubic yard need.7

## What is the topsoil made of?

The layers of the

**soil**are called horizons. The uppermost horizon is called the topsoil layer. The topsoil layer is a mixture of sand, silt, clay and broken down organic matter, called humus. Humus is rich, highly decomposed organic matter mostly made from dead plants, crunched-up leaves, dead insects and twigs.8

## How many pounds is 40 quarts of soil?

A denser soil will weigh more; and therefore convert to less quarts per pound. Based on my research on potting soil, each quart weights approximately

**0.875 pounds**; thus,**10 pounds**means roughly 11.43 quarts. 10 Quarts equals 9.4 Liters. There are about 25 and 3/4 dry quarts in a cubic foot.9

## How many cubic feet are in a yard of dirt?

To determine the amount of materials you need in cubic yards, you must first convert all three dimensions to the same unit of measurement. There are:

**27 cubic feet**in**one cubic**yard (3' x 3' x 3')**46,656 cubic**inches in**one cubic**yard (36” x 36” x 36”)10

## How much does a cubic yard of topsoil weight?

Topsoil's weight can vary greatly due to moisture content. In the dryness of the summer, the weight of a cubic yard of soil can drop down to around 1700 pounds, while in the spring when soil is damper, one cubic yard may weigh well over

**one ton**. Question: Do I need Regular, Pulverized, or Organic Topsoil?11

## What is the use of top soil?

**Topsoil**can be

**used**to cover the ground, to create new beds, borders or to provide a base for turf laying or sowing grass seed. In paved gardens where there is no access to soil,

**topsoil**can be

**used**in raised beds for growing many plants, including vegetables.

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## What is the volume of an 80 pound bag of concrete?

• An 80 lb (36.3 kg) bag yields approximately 0.60 cu ft (

• A 60 lb (27.2 kg) bag yields approximately 0.45 cu ft (

**17 L**)• A 60 lb (27.2 kg) bag yields approximately 0.45 cu ft (

**12.7 L**)13

## How many cubic feet are in a yard of compost?

Note: If buying mulch in

**1 cubic foot**bags, multiply the cubic yards needed by 27 (there are**27 cubic feet**in**1 cubic**yard) to find the number of bags needed.14

## How many pounds are in a cubic yard of soil?

Moisture in soil holds it together and is a primary factor in determining the average weight of a cubic yard of soil, no matter what components the soil is made of. For instance, 1 cubic yard of dry soil topsoil weighs about

**2,000 pounds**, while the same soil can weigh around**3,000 pounds**when saturated.15

## What do you use fill dirt for?

**Fill dirt**is earthy material which is

**used to fill**in a depression or hole in the ground or create mounds or otherwise artificially change the grade or elevation of real property.

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## How much is a cubic yard of soil?

A normal yard of soil would be in the 2,200-

**2,400 pound**range. Now that you know some weights you still have the most asked question when ordering material… A cubic yard of material can be spread to cover 100 square feet (10×10 foot area) at 3 inches of depth.18

## How many pounds is 2 cubic feet of mulch?

A 2.5 cubic feet bag of straw mulch covers approximately 500 square feet and weighs around 50 pounds. A 1 cubic feet bag of straw mulch covers approximately 200 square feet and weighs around

**20 pounds**.19

## How deep does a garden box need to be?

The depth of the bed can vary, but

**six inches**of soil is a minimum. Plants need at least a 6–12-inch rooting zone, so**12 inches**is ideal. Before you establish the bed, break up and loosen the soil underneath with a garden fork so that it's not compacted. Go about 6 to 8 inches deep.