Our topsoil is composed of five parts local topsoil and one part leaf compost before it is passed through a one inch screen to filter out larger particles such as rocks and sticks. Our topsoil is stored under a shed to protect it from water.
How much is one cubic yard?
Coverage: One yard of topsoil covers an area 9 x 12 three inches deep.
Weight: 1 cubic yard of topsoil weighs approximately 2,200 pounds. Most standard pick-up trucks (ex. F150) or single axle 5x8 trailer can hold one yard because of the weight.
-Filling a shallow hole (1 foot or less. See Fill Dirt for deeper)
-Top dressing for septic systems
-Grass; though you need to add lime and fertilizer. (see Half & Half for grass or 2 to 4 mix)
When planting grass, the suggested depth of loose soil for a healthy root system is 6-8 inches. If you are adding a topsoil to existing dense soils, such as clay or other compacted dirt, consider tilling the first several inches and then adding a top dressing with a topsoil or custom grass mix prior to planting.