Calculator
Use the following as a guide when determining the quantity of materials needed.
The coverage charts are estimates.
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Shape
What shape is the landscaping area to be covered?
Rectangular should be used for square areas or long areas like driveways.
?Rectangular should be used for square areas or long areas like driveways.
Width
How wide is the area?
Measure the total width (in feet). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 3 1/2 feet enter 3.5
?Measure the total width (in feet). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 3 1/2 feet enter 3.5
Length
How long is the area?
Measure the total length (in feet). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 3 1/2 feet enter 3.5
?Measure the total length (in feet). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 3 1/2 feet enter 3.5
Side1
How long is the first side of the area?
Measure the side length (in feet). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 3 1/2 feet enter 3.5
?Measure the side length (in feet). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 3 1/2 feet enter 3.5
Side2
How long is the second side of the area?
Measure the side length (in feet). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 3 1/2 feet enter 3.5
?Measure the side length (in feet). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 3 1/2 feet enter 3.5
Side3
How long is the third side of the area?
Measure the side length (in feet). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 3 1/2 feet enter 3.5
?Measure the side length (in feet). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 3 1/2 feet enter 3.5
Diameter
How wide is the diameter of the plot?
Measure the total diameter (in feet). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 3 1/2 feet, enter 3.5
?Measure the total diameter (in feet). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 3 1/2 feet, enter 3.5
Depth
How deep is the plot from the surface to the base?
Measure the total depth (in inches). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 5 1/2 inches, enter 5.5
?Measure the total depth (in inches). If the measurement is a fraction, enter it as a decimal. For example: for 5 1/2 inches, enter 5.5
Landscaping Material Coverage
One Ton of rock covers | One cubic yard covers | ||
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240 square feet | 1" deep | 300 square feet | 1" deep |
120 square feet | 2" deep | 150 square feet | 2" deep |
80 square feet | 3" deep | 100 square feet | 3" deep |
60 square feet | 4" deep | 75 square feet | 4" deep |
50 square feet | 5" deep | 50 square feet | 6" deep |
40 square feet | 6" deep | 25 square feet | 12" deep |
20 square feet | 12" deep | ||
Above for rock up to 1 1/2" and sand, soils that are weighed. | Above for soils mixes that are sold by the cubic yard |
Landscaping Material Coverage Equivalents
Flagstone coverage | 125 sq. ft. per ton up to 1 1/2" thick |
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2"-4" rock coverage | 65 sq. ft. per ton |
5"-12" rock coverage | 45 sq. ft. per ton |
4" strip stone coverage | 65 sq. ft. per ton |
8" wall rock coverage | 20 sq. ft. per ton |
Wood mulches coverage | 100 sq. ft. per cubic yard |