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Benefits Mulch and Soil Conversion Chart NEW! Stone/Mulch Catalog

Mulch and Soil
Conversion Chart

Helpful Hints:

  • 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet
  • To get cubic yards needed:
    take square footage x depth desired (inches) divided by 324
  • To get coverage from cubic yards:
    take cubic yards x 324 divided by depth (inches)
  • One 1.5-cubic foot bag covers: 18 square feet (1"deep) or 9 square feet (2"deep) or 6 square feet (3"deep)
  • One 2-cubic foot bag of mulch covers: 8 square feet (3"deep) or 12 square feet (2"deep)
  • One 3-cubic foot bag of mulch covers: 12 square feet (3"deep) or 18 square feet (2"deep)
  Square Feet of Coverage
Cubic Yards
2" deep
3" deep
4" deep
6" deep
1
162
108
81
54
2
324
216
162
108
3
486
324
243
162
4
648
432
324
216
5
810
540
405
270
6
972
648
486
324
7
1134
756
567
378
8
1296
864
648
432
9
1458
972
729
486
10
1620
1080
810
540
11
1782
1188
891
594
12
1944
1296
972
648
13
2106
1404
1053
702
14
2268
1512
1134
756
15
2430
1620
1215
810
16
2592
1728
1296
864
17
2754
1836
1377
918
18
2916
1944
1458
972
19
3078
2052
1539
1026
20
3240
2160
1620
1080
21
3402
2260
1701
1134
22
3564
2376
1782
1188
23
3726
2484
1863
1242
24
3888
2592
1944
1296
25
4050
2700
2025
1350
26
4212
2808
2106
1404
27
4374
2916
2187
1458
28
4536
3024
2268
1512
29
4698
3132
2349
1566
30
4860
3240
2430
1620

 

Use this chart to determine the quantity of topsoil, compost or mulch that
you will need.