Tips and Tricks provided by Hillside Stone & Garden


~ Weights and Volume Measurements ~


One yard of material will cover:


         Coverage (a)

324 Square Feet

162 Square Feet

108 Square Feet

81 Square Feet

64 Square Feet

54 Square Feet

27 Square Feet

 Depth (b)

at 1"

at 2"

at 3"

at 4"

at 5"

at 6"

at 12"


Simple steps to determine the number of yards required:

1. Determine your number of square feet, do this by measuring the areas width by the areas length

Ex. 10 feet Long by 8 Feet wide would equal 80 Sqaure Feet

2. Square Footage Required multiplied by your desired depth of product (b) then divided by the coverage (a) and this will tell you the number of Cubic Yards Required

Ex. 80 Sqaure Feet at a Depth of 3" would look something like this 80 X 3 = 240 / 108 = 2.2 Yards of Material


 1 Yard of Material is equivalent to approximately 8 garbage cans (70L), 10-12 Wheel Barrows or 24 - 5 gallon pails


Hopefully this will aid you in determining the amount of product you will need, If you have any questions about your calculations do not hesitate to give us a call and we will be happy to help you! 


Metric Conversion:

1 cubic yard = .76 of cubic metres

1 cubic metre = 1.31 cubic yards


Bagged Products:

Generally, one 40 pound bag of deco rock (rainbow, green ice, desert tan etc) will cover:

2.5 square feet at 2 inches depth

5 square feet at 1 inch depth

Bagged products vary in volume, so are relative to the material inside.  For example, Lava rock has more volume for weight, and will cover more area.   

One 30 lb bag of Lava rock is estimated to cover approximately 8 square feet at 1 inch depth

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