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How Much Does it Cost to Seed a Lawn?

If you're changing your landscaping or repairing yard damage, you might be wondering about the cost to seed a lawn. The cost of reseeding a lawn depends upon the area of land as well as the type of grass seed that is used. Before beginning your landscaping work, there are a few things you should know about the cost of hiring a professional versus trying to do it yourself.

National Seed a Lawn Costs

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National Seed a Lawn Costs
Average reported cost $751
Number of Cost Profiles 446 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $70
Maximum reported cost $2,400
Most homeowners spent between: $474 to $838

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Average Cost to Seed a Lawn

The average cost to seed a lawn is $1,302. Most homeowners reported that the expense of replanting a lawn was between $989 and $1,615. The lowest amount paid to reseed a lawn was $50, while the highest amount paid was $3,700. A small patching job on a lawn will be at the low end of the spectrum, while covering several acres of dirt with grass seed will be at the high end of pricing.

Factors for the Cost of Seeding a Lawn

In addition to taking into consideration the square footage of the area that needs to be seeded, another major factor in the cost of such a project is the type of grass seed that you want to use. Different types of grass require different growing conditions. Some of the most common types of lawn grass include fescue, Bermuda, wheatgrass, Bahia, clover grass and mixes of these. Tall fescue can withstand plenty of activity and grows well in cool areas. Grasses like Bahia and Bermuda prefer warmer conditions and are tolerant of dryer and even drought conditions. Selection of the wrong grass for the soil type and climate will result in patchy growth that may need to be reseeded again with ideal seeds.

Cost of Seeding a Lawn Yourself

If you're thinking of planting new grass yourself, you'll want to consider several things before getting started. If the area to be replanted is large, doing the work by hand will be time consuming. If any of the lawn is sloped, this can add to the difficulty of the project. You'll need equipment such as a seed spreader for small areas or a large tractor for acreage. You'll also need a way to transport the grass seed to the desired area.

Last updated on Jan 12, 2017

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