Soil Volume Calculator | How much do you need

Calculate the Amount of Soil Needed for Your Project

Welcome to the Soil Volume Calculator! This tool is designed to help you determine the amount of soil required for your gardening or landscaping project. By accurately calculating the volume of soil needed, you can efficiently plan your purchase, avoid wastage, and ensure you have the right amount of soil to achieve your desired results.

How to Use The Calculator

  1. Enter the dimensions: Begin by entering the length, width, and depth of the area you intend to cover with soil. Ensure you use consistent units of measurement, such as meters or feet.
  2. Calculate: Click the “Calculate” button to initiate the calculation. The calculator will multiply the length by the width to determine the area and then multiply it by the depth to calculate the volume of soil needed.
  3. View the Result: The calculator will display the required soil volume in cubic meters or the equivalent unit of your choice. This information will assist you in determining the appropriate amount of soil to order or purchase.


Why Use the Soil Volume Calculator:

  1. Accurate Planning: By using the calculator, you can avoid underestimating or overestimating the amount of soil needed for your project. This precision ensures you have the right quantity, saving you from unnecessary expenses or the inconvenience of additional soil deliveries.
  2. Cost-Effective: Calculating the required soil volume allows you to budget effectively and compare prices from different suppliers. You can make informed decisions and find the most cost-effective options that suit your needs.
  3. Environmental Considerations: By determining the correct soil volume, you can reduce soil wastage and minimize environmental impact. Ordering or purchasing the right amount of soil helps promote sustainability in your gardening or landscaping endeavors.

How much does a bulk bag of soil cost

The price range for a bulk bag of soil in the UK can be anywhere from £50 to £150 or more, depending on the factors mentioned above. It’s always a good idea to check with local building suppliers or garden centers for current prices in your area.

How many litres is a cubic meter of soil?

One cubic meter (1 m³) is equivalent to 1000 liters (1000 L) of soil.

How heavy is 1 cubic Metre of soil?

The weight of 1 cubic meter of soil would depend on the specific soil type and its moisture content. It can vary in weight and density. However, as a general estimate, it can weigh around 1200 to 1600 kilograms, depending on the composition of the soil.

How much does 25 litres of soil cover?

The coverage of 25 liters of soil will depend on the thickness or depth at which you spread it. If you have the dimensions of the area where you plan to use the soil, I can help you calculate the coverage area.

How do you work out litres of soil?

To work out the liters of soil required for a specific area, you need to multiply the volume (in cubic meters) by 1000. For example, if you have a volume of 2 cubic meters, the calculation would be 2 m³ * 1000 = 2000 liters of soil.

How many litres is a 1 ton bag of soil?

The volume of a 1 ton bag of soil can vary depending on the density of the soil. However, assuming a soil density of around 1.3 tonnes per cubic meter, a 1 ton bag of soil would be approximately 0.77 cubic meters or 770 liters.

How do you calculate volume per litre?

To calculate volume per liter, you would divide the total volume (in liters) by the number of liters per bag or container. For example, if you have a total volume of 2000 liters and each bag contains 25 liters of soil, the calculation would be 2000 liters / 25 liters = 80 bags.

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The Soil Volume Calculator is a valuable tool for any gardener, landscaper, or DIY enthusiast. By accurately calculating the amount of soil required for your project, you can ensure efficient resource utilization, cost-effectiveness, and environmental consciousness.

Use this soil volume calculator to plan your soil purchases with confidence and achieve the best possible results for your garden or landscape.

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Mark Cullen
Mark Cullen
I have many qualifications and certificates in construction, such as City & Guilds, CPCS and CITB. These are the highest standards of training and competence in the industry. Whether you need help with plumbing, carpentry, bricklaying or any other trade, I’m here to help you succeed.