How Much Does Grass Seed Cost?
Grass seed is necessary in many situations, even though grass grows naturally in most places. Maybe you have just built a home and need to reseed the yard from all the construction. Or maybe there is a spot in your yard that has been damaged and needs to be replenished. One thing is for sure – your home will not look finished without a nice yard of green grass. There are many benefits to grass, and these go beyond simply providing a nice view of nature. Grass protects us and the environment by removing storm water runoff, absorbing water into the soil to restore our ground water supply, and by catching pollutants and removing the same with their fibrous root systems. In addition, if you have children who love to play outdoors, a lush of green grass provides a cushion against bruises and bumps. Grass provides a great place to play.
How much does it cost?
- On average, plan on spending up to $3.50 per pound of grass seed or around $0.01 per square foot that needs to be covered. It will greatly depend on the type of grass seed you want. For every 1,000 square feet, you will need from two to eight pounds of seed, depending on the blend.
- For smaller bags that are less than three pounds, most bags are going to range anywhere from $10 to $40 per bag. For instance, this bag of Scotts Turf Builder Quick Mix retails for $12.
- Common grass seed can include the following, priced per 50-pound bag:
- Kentucky Bluegrass — $70 to $90
- POA Trivialis — $100 to $120
- 3-way Bluegrass Blend — $85 to $110
- Perennial Ryegrass Blend — $65 to $90
- Tall Fescue Blend — $65 to $90
- Creeping Red Fescue — $50 to $70
- Bonsai Fescue — $60 to $85
- Hard Fescue — $85 to $120
- Perennial Ryegrass — $55 to $75
- Annual Ryegrass — $30 to $50
- For instance, listed below are some prices that you would pay per two-pound bag according to Seedsuperstore.com
- Penncross Creeping Bentgrass — $40 to $55
- SR 7200 Velvet Bentgrass — $89 to $100
- T – 1 Creeping Bentgrass — $89 to $100
- Tyee Creeping Bentgrass — $120 to $140
- Princess 77 Bermudagrass — $60 to $75
- Yukon Bermudagrass — $40 to $55
- Bluegrass – America — $40 to $60
- Bluegrass – Arcadia — $45 to $65
- Bluegrass – Award — $40 to $60
- Bluegrass – Barrister — $40 to $65
- Bluegrass – Bewitched — $40 to $65
- Bluegrass – Blue Velvet — $40 to $65
- Bluegrass – Emblem — $50 to $70
- Bluegrass – EverGlade — $40 to $60
- Bluegrass – Freedom III — $40 to $60
- Bluegrass – Harmonie — $40 to $60
- 7 Seas Chewings Fescue — $30 to $45
- Intrigue Chewings Fescue — $30 to $45
- Zodiac Chewings Fescue – $30 to $45
- Garnet Creeping Red Fescue — $30 to $45
- Jasper II Creeping Red Fescue — $20 to $35
- Navigator II Creepind Red Fescue — $30 to $45
- Amazing GS Perennial Ryegrass — $30 to $45
- Fiesta 4 Perennial Ryegrass — $30 to $45
- Manhattan 5 Perennial Ryegrass – $30 to $45
- Pangea GLR Perennial Ryegrass – $30 to $45
- Bullseye Tall Fescue — $30 to $45
- Cochise IV Tall Fescue — $30 to $45
What is going to be included?
- Every type of grass seed is going to contain a unique “blend.” Each blend will grow in a different manner. For example, some may require more sun while others are able to grow in shady, high traffic areas. Be sure to read the instructions on any bag of grass seed that you are looking to purchase.
- Depending on the blend, most will take up to 28 days to see germination. It can take upwards of 12 weeks to mature.
- The most popular species of seed include Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass and Tall Fescue.
What are the extra costs?
- If you opt to have your grass seed supplier do the mixing of grass seed for you, you might be charged extra for it.
- Some suppliers may charge you for delivery and shipment of your order.
- In order to spread the grass seed, you will need a spreader. This will ensure that the seed is spread evenly throughout the yard.
- You may want to purchase small cage fencing to go around the edge of your yard. If people are not aware that you are trying to grow grass and they walk through it, there could be spots of the yard when the grass does not grow as well.
Factors that influence the price:
- Grass seeds have several varieties and quality. The better the quality, the more expensive it will be.
- Prices also vary from one supplier to another.
Tips to know:
- Grass seed can produce a lush and thick lawn when planted under the right weather conditions.
- Beware of grass seeds that do not clearly state their variety.
- Grass seed thrives better in northern climates where summers are hot enough and winters provide it with favorable condition.
- Be sure to know where you want to plant the grass. Is it shady? Sunny? What about your geographical location? Check the specific type of seed that you will need for your yard.
How can I save money?
- Planting grass from seed is more economical than planting from a sod. Besides, it is so much easier and cheaper to transport grass seeds than sods.
- Invest in a more expensive grass seed since it will take you a lot less seed per square foot to build a good lawn, instead of buying low quality seeds which will only disappoint you with the results.