CleanOodle Soil Calculator

1 November 2023by
Looking to determine the amount of topsoil for your project?

Our topsoil calculator is at your service. It helps you achieve coverage and depth while avoiding waste and saving costs.

“How much topsoil do I actually need?” This is a question frequently posed by gardeners who are in the process of purchasing topsoil. It’s crucial to gauge the quantity required for your specific project accurately; otherwise, you might exceed your budget and be left with excess topsoil. Conversely, inadequate estimation could lead to the inconvenience of an additional, and potentially expensive topsoil delivery. Using the topsoil calculation tool below, you can easily determine the optimal amount required to fulfill your unique project requirements.

While topsoil is typically sold by the metric tonne (equivalent to 1000kg), the most straightforward approach for calculating the necessary quantity is by considering volume, measured in cubic metres or litres.

 How to Use Our Topsoil Calculator

Choose your units of measurement (meters, feet, or yards for width and inches or centimeters for depth). Then click on the “Calculate” button. Our topsoil calculator will then provide you with the number of bags needed for our soil.

Our selection comprises Topsoil available in both Bulk Bags and 25 Litre Bags, conveniently accessible online. By clicking the quote button provided below, you can peruse our array of topsoil offerings. Should your requirements extend to 15 tonnes or more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will then proceed to formulate the optimal solutions for your order.

How do I Calculate Volume?

Calculating volume is most straightforward when utilizing cubic meters or liters as your units of measurement. To achieve this, you can easily follow these steps: measure the length, width, and depth of the area that requires soil filling, all in meters. Then, perform a simple multiplication of these three measurements together. This will provide you with the volume, expressed in cubic meters.

Topsoil bag coverage: How much do you need?

Frequently-asked topsoil questions posed by new and experienced gardeners alike!

Getting value for money from your topsoil means understanding how much you need for a particular project. If you’re considering getting a topsoil bag for your garden, remember to plan your project before you buy, and consider the area, depth and density of topsoil you need.

How much topsoil do I need for my garden?

Through the utilization of our topsoil calculator tool, you can swiftly and effortlessly ascertain the necessary measurements as well as the optimal amount that aligns with your budget. By supplying the pertinent information, including the quantity of our bulk bags requisite to accomplish your project, our guide simplifies the process of acquiring the appropriate quantity.


How much is a yard of topsoil?

A single square yard of our renowned multipurpose topsoil, measured at the commonly preferred depth of 35cm by numerous gardeners for cultivating everyday root vegetable crops like potatoes and carrots, necessitates 450kg of topsoil. Our 1 tonne bags offer twice this amount, and they can be safely stored when adequately ventilated and allowed to naturally dry. This implies that with just one £70.80 bag, you secure a sufficient supply for two years!

How many cubic yards of topsoil do I need?

The majority of topsoil calculators, including our own, are designed to process measurements in meters, yards, or feet. To begin, measure your garden borders or allotment in accordance with these units. If you encounter a complex shape, consider dividing the dimensions into smaller, more manageable shapes to determine the overall area you intend to cover.

How much does a cubic meter of soil weigh?

The weight of soil can exhibit significant variations based on its water content. For instance, a cubic meter of moderately damp soil (as directly excavated) can weigh between 1.3 to 1.7 tonnes, contingent upon the degree of compaction. It’s worth noting that blended topsoil might possess lower density, thus approaching around 900 liters or even 1 cubic meter per tonne.

How many cubic feet are in a ton of soil?

Approximately 24.7 cubic feet is the volume occupied by 1 tonne of tightly packed topsoil, which translates to just under 3 feet along each dimension. It’s worth noting that topsoil can appear deceptively lighter than its actual weight!

Do you have additional inquiries regarding topsoil? Feel free to reach out to our team to acquire further insights into how topsoil can contribute to the flourishing of your garden.

How Much Topsoil Do I Need?

Topsoil calculators help determine the amount of topsoil needed based on project dimensions. They consider length, width, and desired depth to estimate the required quantity in cubic yards, cubic meters, or tons.

What Are the Benefits of Using a Topsoil Calculator?

Topsoil calculators prevent overordering or underordering soil, saving time and money. They ensure accurate project planning, whether it’s for planting, lawn establishment, or construction.

Why Is Accurate Topsoil Calculation Important?

Accurate calculations ensure you have enough topsoil for healthy plant growth. Inadequate topsoil depth can hinder root development, while excessive amounts can lead to waterlogging or nutrient imbalances.

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