Our handy soil, mulch and compost calculators for easily figuring out how much you need for a successful project. 


For depth, Soilutions recommends: 

  • When preparing soil for new lawns or amending vegetable gardens: 3-4 inch depth. 
  • Topdressing established lawns and flower beds: 1/2-1 inch depth.
  • New mulch applications: 4 inch depth.
  • New raised beds and gardens: minimum depth of 16 inches. 

If you are in-between round numbers, we recommend you round up. Always better to have a bit too much for a project than to wind up short. Plus, every plant in your yard will love a helping of compost, soil or mulch. Don't forget those bushes over there...


2 cubic feet of soil