Material Calculator

Important: This calculation is approximate. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ROUND UP TO ACCOUNT FOR MATERIAL COMPACTION.  If you are not 100% confident with your measurements, please contact a Main’s salesperson for assistance.

OUR INDUSTRY CAN BE CONFUSING…

Our products are sold in a variety of ways.  Bulk Soils & Mulches are generally sold by volume (Cubic Yard) while Bulk Sand, Gravel & Stone may be sold by weight (Ton).  Other products like Flagstone, Brick Pavers or Sod may be sold by Area (Square Foot), while Edging and Retaining Walls may be sold by Length (Linear Foot).  In many cases, you may have to convert weights into volumes or square footages.

We understand that it can sometimes be confusing to estimate projects, so our friendly, experienced staff is happy to help you.  If you want us to confirm your math, please don’t hesitate to call us with your measurements!

By the Cubic Yard…

We specialize in delivering our landscape materials in bulk.  Most bulk products are sold by the Cubic Yard, but, in some cases, bulk products that are sold by the Ton may need to be converted to the Yard according to the material’s weight.

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What does a Cubic Yard look like? Check out What is a Yard to see some visualizations.

By the Bag…

.5 cubic ft bag (approximately 40-60#)

Soils, decorative stones, sands & gravels are often available in .5 cuft bags.  Most .5 cuft bags weigh about 40-60 pounds.

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Most mulches are available in 2 cuft bags.

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For a Lawn…

Pieces of Sod…

A piece of sod is 4.5 x 2 ft (9 sqft). A pallet contains 100 pieces of sod.

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Grass Seed…

Grass seed is sold by the pound.  A pound covers around 200 sqft.

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