Compost Calculator

This is a compost calculator for calculating the volume of compost required to fertilize or amend a given garden, lawn, or raised beds.

Compost Calculator





Volume of compost needed:

Compost Calculator in Litres

To calculate the amount of compost you need in litres, you’ll need to consider the size of the area you want to cover and the desired thickness of the compost layer. The formula is:

Volume (in litres) = Area (in square meters) x Thickness (in centimeters) x 10

For example, if you want to cover a 5 square meter area with a 5-centimeter layer of compost:

Volume = 5 sq. meters x 5 cm x 10 = 250 litres

How do you calculate how much compost you need?

To calculate how much compost you need, use the compost calculator formula mentioned above. Determine the area you want to cover and the desired thickness of the compost layer, then plug those values into the formula to find the required volume in litres.

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How much does 50 Litres of compost cover?

50 litres of compost can cover an area of 1 square meter with a 5-centimeter layer of compost. This assumes a coverage rate of 1 litre of compost per square meter for a 5-centimeter thickness.

How many Litres of compost per square meter?

To cover 1 square meter with a 5-centimeter layer of compost, you would need 50 litres of compost. This equates to 1 litre of compost per square meter for every 5 centimeters of thickness.

What is the best formula for compost?

The best formula for compost includes a balanced mix of green (nitrogen-rich) and brown (carbon-rich) materials. A common ratio is approximately 2:1 or 3:1 of brown to green materials.

This ensures a good balance of nutrients and promotes effective decomposition. Additionally, regular turning or mixing of the compost pile helps speed up the process.

How many kg is 80 Litres of compost?

The weight of compost can vary depending on its moisture content and composition, but as a rough estimate, 80 litres of compost typically weighs around 40 to 50 kilograms.

However, this can vary, so it’s a good idea to check the specific weight of the compost you are using, as it can vary by brand and composition.

How big is a 50 Litre bag of compost?

A 50-litre bag of compost typically measures approximately 60 cm (length) x 40 cm (width) x 10 cm (height). Keep in mind that the dimensions of the bag may vary slightly depending on the brand and packaging.