## Square Feet To Cubic Yard Calculator: Square feet and cubic yards

Square feet or $ft_{2}$ is a **unit of area**, whereas, cubic yards or $yd_{3}$ is a **unit of volume**.

Often we need to calculate the volume for construction or landscape material, for example, soil, mulch, etc., and we use cubic yards to express this volume. For example, if you are preparing a flower bed and want to know how much mulch and soil you need.

Let us consider the given figure to understand the difference and relation between square feet and cubic yards. The figure shows a rectangular plot area that is `9 feet`

long and `6 feet`

wide. We can calculate the **area of this rectangular plot** as:

If we dig up the whole plot to `6-inch`

(or `0.5 ft`

) depth, the volume of the resulting bed would be:

Using the relation $1yd=3ft$ or $1yd_{3}=27ft_{3}$, we can write the above equation as:

## How to convert square feet to cubic yards

Since square feet is a measure of area, and cubic yards is a measure of volume, to convert square feet to cubic yards, we need to follow the given steps:

**Determine the area**by using the appropriate formula and converting the unit of area to square feet.**Measure the depth/height**of the area and convert it to feet as well.**Multiply**the**area and depth/height**, and you will get volume in cubic feet.**Divide**the**volume**in cubic feet**by 27**to get the volume in cubic yards.- You can also use our square feet to cubic yards calculator for this purpose!