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How to Figure Out Cubic Yards of Decomposed Granite

Landscaping substances are often offered in cubic yards. Gardeners use decomposed granite for creating pathways or as a ground cover for beds with plants that have low water needs. When buying decomposed granite, then you can purchase it in bulk by the cubic yard, but before going to the store to make your buy, you have to understand precisely how much you will want.

Assess the length in feet of the area you will put the decomposed granite. Assess the length of the elastic edging if you have a curved course.

Stretch from the tape measure across the width of the course or developing bed to find the width in feet.

Divide ins above a whole foot dimension by 12 to convert the number to a decimal. For instance, if your lawn route is 10 feet 6 inches long, split 6 by 12 to get 0.5. Add this to the 10 to get 10.5 feet in span.

Divide the desired depth in inches of decomposed granite by 12 to convert it to feet. For example, if you’d like a depth of 2 inches, split 2 by 12 to get 0.1667 feet.

Multiply the length, width and depth measurements in feet with each other to locate the cubic feet of decomposed granite you require. For instance, if you have a 10-foot-long path that’s 1 foot wide and 0.1667 feet deep, then you would need 10 X 1 X 0.1667 = 1.667 cubic feet.

Divide the cubic feet of your decomposed granite by 27 to find the cubic yards you want to buy. For the illustration of 1.667 cubic feet, you would need 1.667/27 = 0.0617 cubic yards.

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