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Question DetailsAsked on 4/1/2017

how much is 2 and a half yds if riversand and topsoil mixed

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Sounds like you want an image of how much this will be. 2-1/2 cubic yards is about 68 cubic feet - or about 500 gallons if you want to think that way, like if looking to put in pots and planters. Or about a fullsize 5 foot long bed (shortbed) pickup filled to the brim (not that it could safely haul that much). Or about 5-7 normal bathtubs full. Or to put it in real practical terms, about 340 donut (12 count) boxes full.

If using for planters or garden or such, multiply your desired location length times the width times the thickness (in feet) of topsoil and divide by 27 for cubic yards - so say a 6x10' garden planter 18" deep in topsoil would be 6 x 10 x 1.5' / 27 = 3-1/3 cubic yards. Or your 2-1/2 CY at one foot deep would fill planters totalling about 68 square feet.

Cost - depends on area and length of haul of course, but typically about $200-300 in that small a quantity - some might deliver it for less but I would not count on it. In areas where topsoil is scarce or longer haul needed (or if bringing into a major city with city driving time), might be as much as $500 or so, so be sure to tie down TOTAL delivered cost with the vendor when you call and place the order.

On the blended sand and topsoil - most topsoil vendors have this but ask for certain - it is common in clayey or peaty areas where the topsoil is real "heavy".

Mulch and Topsoil is the Search the List category to find this type of vendor - accessible to all members, both paid and free subscription types.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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