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 To figure out how much material you'll need enter your values in the empty boxes below. Final figures will  be found below for various depths needed for your project.
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 For use in calculating quantities of Sand, Stone, Fill and Topsoil
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Circular Areas / Square Footage
calculating area of a circle for landscape material

For circular areas you only need one measurement, the distance across the circle, or diameter (as shown in the image at the right). The formula then is:
Area = (Diameter / 2)2 x 3.14

Oval Areas / Square Footage
calculating square footage of oval landscape areas

Oval areas need measurements similar to a rectangle. Simply take the length from one end to the other, and the width at the widest point. The formula you need then is:
Area = 0.8 x Width x Length

Triangle Areas / Square Footage
calculating triangle square foot areas for landscape construction

Triangles are another fairly simple shape. As illustrated at the right it's simply a matter of taking the height at the tallest point and the width at the base of the triangle and then multiplying those by half. So in this case the formula you need is:
Area = 0.5 x Width x Height

Please note: For your convenience, this calculation has been rounded up slightly.

Important reminder: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculation. But before purchasing materials for any project, please check amounts with your suppliers or contractors.