Weight of a Square Yard of Soil

A cubic yard of typical soil weighs approximately 2,250 pounds. The weight may vary by moisture content and soil composition. It will cover 100 square feet to a depth of 3 inches.

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Jack Burton started writing professionally in 1980. He has written for "Word from Jerusalem," "ICEJ Daily News" and Tagalong Garden News. Burton managed radio stations, TV studios and newspapers, and was the chief fundraiser for Taltree Arboretum. He has a Bachelor of Science in broadcasting from John Brown University, and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1999.