Hydroseeding Part of Our Lawn

By Todd Fratzel on Landscaping

Today the Hydroseeding contractor came and sprayed a small area in our back yard that I’ve had trouble getting grass to grow. As you can see in the picture the area that is bright green was sprayed with a combination of seed, water, fertilizer and paper mulch (recycled newspaper).

I prepared the area by raking it to loosen the top layer of soil and remove small rocks and twigs. It only took them about 10 minutes to do the job. I lucked out by having a neighbor that was having the entire back yard done so they were willing to spray my small 500 sq. ft. area.

Hydroseeding ranges from about 5 cents to 10 cents a square foot. My small 500 sq. ft. area only cost me $25 so I thought it was well worth it. I didn’t take a picture of the truck today but it was pretty similar to the one in the attached photo. Hopefully we’ll have some nice grass in a few weeks and then I’ll be sold on hydroseeding.

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Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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  1. Jennifer says:

    It only cost $25? I’ll definitely be interested in how it grows!!!! That is definitely in our price range for the small amount of grass (probably 1500 sf) we want to grow in our backyard!

  2. Todd says:


    Obviously the more area you have to do then the price goes down. But, if you can find a few neighbors to all have it done at the same time then you could keep it cheap. Even 1500 sf at 10 cents would only be $150 which isn’t bad.

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