How Much Soil3 Should I Use?

How Much Soil3 Should I Use?

Soil3 comes in a giant 1 cubic yard BigYellowBag® and small cubic foot bags. The amount of Soil3 you should use depends on your project. Use our Soil3 Calculator to determine how much you should order.

Soil3 Application Rates

How Much Topsoil Do I Need for My Lawn?

  • Sodding a new lawn - 1 Cubic Yard per 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Seeding a new lawn (amending soil) - 1 Cubic Yard per 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Seeding a new lawn (mulch over seed) - 1 Cubic Yard per 2,000 sq. ft.
  • Over Seeding a lawn - 1 Cubic Yard per 1,000 sq. ft.
Read about the benefits of using Soil3 on your lawn: Improved Turfgrass Lawn with Soil3.

How Much Soil Do I Need for Raised Flower Beds and Shrub Borders?

  • Traditional garden beds & shrub borders - 1 Cubic Yard per 500 sq. ft.
  • Raised garden beds - Our Doc's Garden Bed Kit comes with all the Soil3 needed to fill your bed
  • If you have your own raised garden bed, use our Soil3 Calculator to find out how much you need based on the depth 
Spread over the entire bed and mix/till into the existing soil. Mixing Soil3 with the entire bed will provide better long-term results.

How Much Potting Soil Do I Need for Container Gardening?

  • Container - 1 Cubic Foot per 6 gallons

Plant directly into Soil3 for your container gardens. Soil3 make the perfect growing medium as it increases the growth and health of your plants.  Read more here: Container Gardening and Potting Soil

Aerate and use Soil3 Compost as Fertilizer

How Much Compost Do I Need to Aerate and Spread Across My Yard? 

  • Aerating & spreading compost - 1 Cubic Yard per 1,000 sq. ft.
Soil3 contains beneficial microorganisims to keep your soil thriving. An added benefit is that compost has been shown to surpress fungal diseases on lawns. Topdressing with soil3 compost after aerating.

Ready to Get Started?

Add Soil3 to your preparation plan.  Your plants will grow better, look better, and you will enjoy your lawn and garden much more when you start with Soil3.

Find a Soil3 Dealer near you today to order Soil3 Organic Compost.

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