How much does 1 ton of topsoil cover

1 November 2023by

One of the most incessant difficulties faced by nursery workers and exterior decorators attempting to buy soil is sorting out how much soil you want for a task. A huge measure of dirt and money could be squandered if you don’t precisely gauge the region you want the soil for.

How much topsoil is needed to cover a huge area with one ton? This article includes a free topsoil volume calculator and information on how much ground one tonne of topsoil will cover.


  • What is topsoil commonly used for?
  • How much will 1 tonne of topsoil cover?
  • Free topsoil calculator

For what purposes is topsoil most frequently employed?

Topsoil finds its application in a myriad of endeavors within the realms of gardening and landscaping. It is useful for jobs such as constructing even lawns, building flower beds, and establishing new grassy grounds for sports such as football. The amount of topsoil required varies depending on the project, with some requiring only a small amount and others requiring a higher amount.

At Alsoils+, we offer a variety of nutrient-rich topsoils to domestic and commercial clients, and we can also transport them to consumers on the UK’s South Coast.

Growing vegetables

Vegetable and fruit topsoil must be added if you want to grow healthy, nutrient-rich veggies. A medium-sized or larger plot can be easily covered with one tonne of topsoil.

Levelling lawns

Topsoil can go a long way toward resolving the problem of an uneven lawn. The usual rule of thumb is to use 2-3 cm of topsoil; for more information, see our comprehensive guide to leveling a lawn.

Laying new turf pitches

Many sports employ topsoil to maintain the quality of their fields and turf areas. To make the turf on golf courses, football fields, and rugby fields durable, topsoil is used to ensure that the grass on top receives the maximum amount of nutrients.

 How much will 1 tonne of topsoil cover?

Because screening sizes in topsoils can vary, certain topsoils may be heavier than others. A ton of topsoil will typically cover 0.63 cubic meters, 22 cubic feet, or 0.81 cubic yards.

Our dirt bags store a little more than one metric ton of soil in each one thanks to their 0.75 m3 capacity. This equals less than £50 per ton of topsoil, using our Premium Topsoil as an example.

To assist, we have crafted a complimentary topsoil calculator for your convenience. The following calculator is at your disposal to ascertain the exact quantity of topsoil requisite for your undertaking. Explore our thorough guide if you’re interested in learning more about the topsoil delivery procedure.



How much does 1 tonne of topsoil cost?

Our dirt bags are 0.75m3, which means you’ll get just over a tonne of soil in every bag! This works out to less than £50 per tonne of dirt for our Premium dirt. To further simplify matters for your convenience, we have curated a complimentary topsoil calculator provided below. This instrument is designed to offer enhanced assistance, allowing for the precise computation of the requisite topsoil quantity for your project.

How many Litres of topsoil in 1 tonne?

A tonne of screened topsoil is approximately 750 gallons (0.75 cubic meters) or 1.3 tonnes per cubic meter. It should be noted that mixed topsoil may be less dense, resulting in 900 liters or even 1 cubic meter per tonne.

How much is topsoil cost?

Topsoil sold by the scoop (frontloader bucket) or truckload is measured by the cubic yard and is available from landscaping material suppliers. Expect to pay between $12 and $55 per cubic yard. Depending on soil quality and distance, delivery can cost up to $100 or more.

How long does topsoil last?

When properly stored, bagged dirt can last up to 8 years. When applied to gardens, though, it must be supplemented with fertilizer or compost. This adds nutrients and organic material to the soil, creating a favorable environment for plant roots.

How do you calculate topsoil?

Length in feet divided by width in feet divided by depth in feet (inches divided by 12). Divide the sum by 27 (the number of cubic feet in a yard). The total amount of cubic yards required will be the final figure.

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