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You're going to need a measuring tape and a calculator to follow this guide. Grab those and come back if you don't already have them handy.
Measuring your property
Here's a few tips on how to find the true size of your property in advance.
- Measure the length of the area to be covered in inches.
- Stretch a measuring tape to the width of the area to be covered, and record this information in inches.
- Divide both of these measurements by 12 to find the number of feet. Measure in feet and fractions of feet, not in feet and inches. For instance, if the length is 60 inches, it would be 5 feet. A width of 50 inches would be 4.1667 feet.
- Divide the desired depth for your landscape rock in inches by 12 to convert it to feet. For instance, if you want the rock to be 2 inches deep, divide 2 by 12, which equals 0.1667 feet.
- Multiply the length by the width by the desired depth in feet for your landscape rock to find the number of cubic feet you will need.
- Divide the number of cubic feet by 27 to determine the number of cubic yards you need for your landscape rock; there are 27 cubic feet in each cubic yard.