How Much Does It Cost To Fertilize A Lawn?


per sq.ft. (6,000 sq.ft. lawn)
Discover the costs in your city
Get your job done in 3 easy steps
1 finds the best top-rated contractors in your area
Contractors give you free customized estimates
Compare estimates & hire the contractor that will best fit your needs

Lawn Fertilizing Costs

Outdoor Cost Guides      Lawn Care & Gardening      Lawn Fertilizing Costs

Lawn fertilizing and weed protection treatment is a routine activity sometimes combined with other lawn maintenance tasks.

You will find that the cost to fertilize and treat an average lawn depends upon the size and accessibility of the lot, the variability of the terrain, local equipment rental rates, and the labor rate.

In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the complete installation.

Lawn fertilizing: annual fertilizer and weed protection for a 6,000 sq. ft. grass lawn

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Lawn: complete treatment; do spreading, provide spreader and other equipment. $0.02 per sq. ft. 6,000 $120
+ Labor Cost $30 per hour 2 $60
Total Cost $0.03 per sq. ft. 6,000 $180

Other considerations and costs

  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • Included is the typical charge for the necessary power equipment.

DIY considerations

  • This project is perfectly suitable for the able DIY persons.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
How much does it cost to fertilize a lawn in your city?
Enter your zip code to get estimates

Cost by city

per sq.ft. (6,000 sq.ft. lawn)
  • New York, NY$0.05
  • Bronx, NY$0.04
  • Brooklyn, NY$0.03
  • Philadelphia, PA$0.04
  • Washington, DC$0.04
  • Atlanta, GA$0.03
  • Miami, FL$0.03
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$0.03
  • Minneapolis, MN$0.04
  • Chicago, IL$0.04
  • Houston, TX$0.04
  • San Antonio, TX$0.03
  • Austin, TX$0.03
  • Denver, CO$0.03
  • Phoenix, AZ$0.03
  • Las Vegas, NV$0.03
  • Los Angeles, CA$0.04
  • San Diego, CA$0.03
  • San Jose, CA$0.04
  • Seattle, WA$0.03

Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: