Hazelnut Shells

Picked-up: $12.00 /cubic yard

Sourced from local farms, a unique alternative to traditional landscapes materials.



Hazelnut shells are sourced from local farms and can be reused as an attractive addition to the landscape. They are slow to decompose and can be used to create pathways. They are effective as a soil amendment as they provide aeration & drainage. They offer the following benefits to the landscape when used as a mulch:

  • Moisture retention & weed suppression.
  • Lightweight & compact well
  • Inexpensive & long-lasting (it takes 5-7 years for them to break down)
  • Adds color that contrasts well with green plants.
  • Jagged edges of the shells help deter slugs, snails, and cats.
  • Environmentally friendly as they are renewable, biodegradable & sustainable.

Pro Tips: Note that Hazelnut shells work best on level surfaces, as they are lightweight and can be moved by wind and water.
There may be some visible nuts left in the shells that may temporarily attract birds.


Calculating Materials

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1,728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot
27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard
7.5 cubic yards = 1 unit
One 5 gallon bucket = 0.67 cubic foot
144 square inches = 1 square foot
9 square feet = 1 square yard
43,560 square feet = 1 acre
<h4>How much area will a cubic yard cover at a given depth?</h4>
At 1/2″ deep, 640 square feet
At 1″ deep, 324 square feet
At 2″ deep, 162 square feet
At 3″ deep, 108 square feet
At 4″ deep, 81 square feet
At 6″ deep, 54 square feet
At 12″ deep, 27 square feet
<h3>Material weights</h3>
Please note weights can vary due to moisture content.
Bark Mulch: 500-800 lbs/cubic yard
Compost: 800-1,100 lbs/cubic yard
Soils: 1,300-2,000 lbs/cubic yard
Gravel: 2,000-2,500 lbs/cubic yard
Sand: 2,000-2,300 lbs/cubic yard

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<img src=”/cubic-yard-calculator/images/volume_rectangle.png” alt=”Volume of a Rectangle” />
<img src=”/cubic-yard-calculator/images/volume_circle.png” alt=”Volume of a circle” />
<img src=”/cubic-yard-calculator/images/volume_triangle.png” alt=”Volume of a Triangle” />

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