Cost to Install an Artificial Lawn

Updated: June 2016

Artificial Lawn Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
Square Feet*
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Artificial Lawn Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 60 oz face weight. Blended green / tan color. 1 3/4" pile height. 15' wide to 100' long. 10 yr warranty. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
129 square feet$629.16$776.50
Artificial Lawn Labor - Basic
Basic labor estimate to install artificial lawn. Excavate area to set finished height and contour. Apply base gravel and compacted sand base. Fit, seam and secure artificial lawn. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
8.0 hours$499.02$764.12
Artificial Lawn Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install artificial lawn including: basic soil amendments and treatments.
120 Square Feet$15.88$25.00
Artificial Lawn Debris Disposal Costs
Costs to load and haul away old materials and installation waste.
 $56.70$64.50
Artificial Lawn Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 100 # wheelbarrow, shovels and landscapers spreading rakes.
 $33.75$47.25

Totals - Cost to Install Artificial Lawn - 120 Square Feet $1,234.50$1,677.37
Average Cost Per Square Foot  $10.29$13.98

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install an Artificial Lawn! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Artificial Lawn Installation project. For a basic 120 square feet project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install an Artificial Lawn ranges between $10.29 - $13.98 per square foot* .

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


NOTE: *Input the total of the finished surface area AND the area of any openings enclosed by the finished area.


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Cost to Install an Artificial Lawn - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Artificial Lawn Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Artificial Lawn Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Artificial Lawn Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install an Artificial Lawn - References

Artificial Lawn Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Artificial Lawn Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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