How Much To Add Dirt To Backyard Landscaping?


Cost to Deliver Landscaping Fill

MaterialCost per Cubic YardDelivery
Topsoil $12 – $55 $15-$150
Dirt $5 – $15 $150 for 10 – 13 cubic yards
Sand $15 – $20 $50 – $150
Mulch $15 – $65 $150 for 10-13 cubic yards


Fill dirt prices vary by region of the country, but you can expect that the cost of fill dirt per cubic foot to be $8 to $18. The fill dirt cost per yard is $7 to $12. The costs in the table are based on an average fill dirt cost of $12 per cubic foot. Cost of Topsoil per Cubic Yard

Estimating Soil Dirt Volume for Yard Fill Projects by Dalton Quigley

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you add dirt to level a yard?

You can easily make your own lawn patching soil by mixing sand and dry topsoil in equal parts of half-and-half, spreading the leveling mix into low-lying areas of the lawn. Some people also use compost, which is great for enriching the soil.

How much does it cost to grade a backyard?

HOW MUCH DOES YARD LEVELING COST? Gibson says the typical grading job takes a few days and costs around $2,500, including materials such as topsoil and sod, but cautions that number can vary depending on the job.

How much does ground leveling cost?

Leveling a slope costs between $1 and $15 per cubic yard of dirt. Basic lawn re-sloping to prevent erosion and fix drainage averages at $1,900 for most homeowners. Leveling a slope, a process called cut and fill, adds to the price because the job will require more labor.

How much does it cost to fill slope in yard?

The average cost is between $1,960 with a typical range between $970 and $2,992. The cost to hire a landscaper for labor falls between $50 and $100. Fill dirt is priced at about $15 per cubic yard and required to fill in the slope.

What's the average cost of a new backyard?

A $25,000 budget is fairly common for sprucing up an existing backyard. The rule of thumb is to spend 10% of your home’s value on your yard and the average home price in the U.S. is roughly $220k-$270k.

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