Hydroseeding Cost Calculator

Fill in the hydroseeding cost calculator chart below to determine the size of your project and estimate average cost to hydroseed.


Hydroseeding® Cost Calculator

Complete the chart to determine the square footage of your yard. This will be used to estimate costs.


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Material Costs

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Rental Equipment Costs


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Rates per square foot vary considerably depending on

  • Size of the yard and access to it
  • Slope of the yard
  • Condition of the soil (what additives may be needed)
  • Seed and fertilizer type
  • Hydromulch type and application rate
  • Access to water
  • Local labor rates
  • Ground Preparation Needed

Pricing can range from 6 to 25 cents per SF

  • Yards under 7,500 SF use  20 to 25 cents per sf
  • Yards  7,500 SF to 15,000 sf use  15  to 20 cents per sf
  • Yards from 15,000 sf to 1 Acre  use  12 to 18 cents per sf
  • Yards over an acre use 6 to 12 cents per sf

Estimated cost


Another factor to consider when doing the work yourself is the time it takes to get the soil analyzed, do all the calculating, picking up supplies, renting the Hydroseeder, cleaning and returning the Hydroseeder.

How Much Does Hydroseeding Cost?

All hydroseeding costs are not created equal — hydroseeding cost is a function of several key factors that impact the final amount you can expect to pay for your unique project. For example, some of the things to consider when estimating how much hydroseeding costs should include:

  • The size of your project (in acres or square feet)
  • Materials used (including seeds as well as bonding agents, tackifiers, fertilizers, etc.)
  • Cost of equipment and rental

Factors Affecting the Cost of Hydroseeding

In order to get an accurate estimate of your project, you’ll need to measure your yard or project site and do some research to find out how much materials cost in your area.  You’ll also need to factor in hydroseeder rental costs in your area — it’s a good idea to look into several rental companies and see what kinds of machines are available based on what’s right for your project. 

Once you know your yard size and have an idea where you’ll get your hydroseeder, you’ll have a much more accurate understanding of how much hydroseeding costs will run for your project, and in your region.

Additionally, consider the following factors affecting the cost of hydroseeding, as material and consumable cost can add up to a large percentage of your hydroseeding budget: 

  • Grass Seed 
  • HydroMulch 
  • Fertilizer
  • Tackifier – if needed
  • Additives – if needed


Be sure to use your yard size to gauge how much of each material type you will need, so you can make sure you have enough to cover your project area.

The Average Cost of Hydroseeding

While many of these factors can impact how much hydroseeding costs, we can, and do, use averages to estimate the range you can expect to pay for a project based on median prices for materials and average lawn sizes. 

While these estimations can be useful to understand the financial ball park, it still comes down to the details that will ultimately determine how much your hydroseeding costs will be. For more information about average hydroseeding costs, or to learn more about Finn Hydroseeding, contact us today.

Hydroseeding FAQs

How much does hydroseeding cost per acre?

Typical costs range, on average, from $2,000 to $4,000 per acre.

How much does it cost to hydroseed 1/2 acre?

On average, the cost to hydroseed a ½ acre runs between $1,000 to $2,000.

How much does it cost to hydroseed 1/4 acre?

Expect to pay between $500 and $1,000 to hydroseed a ¼ acre.

How much does hydroseeding cost per square foot?

On average, hydroseeding costs per square foot run from $0.06 to $0.20.

What is the cost of hydroseeding a lawn?

For an average sized lawn (around 5,000 square feet) expect to pay around $1,000 to hydroseed.