Hydroseeding is a top choice for many residential and commercial yards due in part to its cost-effective nature and ease of installation. Although conventional seeding is the most affordable grass growing route, you’ll get a new lawn much faster with hydroseeding. Hydroseeding is also much less expensive than installing sod.
On average, you can expect to pay between 8 and 20 cents per square foot for hydroseeding. The total price for your hydroseeding project can vary based on a few factors, including your yard’s size, its existing condition, and the terrain.
This average price will generally include the hydroseeding product (a slurry mixture containing grass seed, mulch, binding agents, fertilizer, and water) and the labor to apply it onto land areas. What’s not included in this rate is the site-prep which can include landscape removal, yard grading, drainage corrections and more.
Large Yards & Slopes
The larger the area that needs hydroseeding, the more you can expect to pay (which is to be expected with most landscape services). Depending on your chosen landscape contractor, they may offer a price break per square foot on larger hydroseeding jobs since there is less drive time and administration work associated with the project.
Sloped yards often require more slurry due to the increased drainage and runoff caused by the slope. If the slope is significant, the job could cost as much as double (or more) per square foot because the contractor will have to use more material to ensure the risk of runoff is reduced.
Hiring a Contractor
Big box stores usually offer bags of hydroseed product which may work for small DIY projects 1,000 square feet or smaller, but if you have a construction site that needs to keep the dust down or just built a new home and need 10,000 square feet of lawn area established, it’s best to consult a professional hydroseeding company to tackle the project. Professionals have the knowledge and experience to determine the proper hydroseed product ratio based on your property’s terrain, as well as the equipment to get the job done efficiently.
If you’re in the northern Twin Cities metro area or western Wisconsin, and need hyroseeding from a dependable contractor, Pro Care Companies is your best bet. Request a quote today to get your next project started.