You can measure the surface of the dirt in square yards. That would be nine square feet.
However the volume or amount of dirt cannot be measured in square yards or square feet. The amount of dirt in a volume of one cubic yard would be 27 cubic feet. ( 3x3x3=27 )
The amount of dirt in a square yard to a depth of 0.5 feet would be 4.5 cubic feet. (3x3x0.5=4.5)
IT MIGHT BE 5%
1 square yard of dirt covers up to 9 square feet of ground.
There is no exact way to determine how much a yard of dirt will weigh. It really depends on the content of the dirt.
A cubic yard of dirt is all you need.
27 square feet. A "yard" is a short form of "cubic yard" of something...dirt, concrete, etc. A cubic yard is 3 x 3 x 3 = 27 cubic feet.
The weight of a cubic yard of dirt depends on the nature of the dirt and how densely it is packed.
1 square yard of area = 9 square feet of area, even if there's nothing in the area.
1 cubic yard of covers 27/depth in feet square feet.
One "yard" of dirt (meaning one cubic yard) contains 46,656 cubic inches. Spread 8 inches thick this will cover 5832 square inches or 40.5 square feet.
There are nine square feet in one square yard.
1 square yard = 0.836 square metres, approx.
There are 9 square feet in one square yard.
9 square feet = 1 square yard.