Depends how much lime/fertilizer you need. Based on my soil test I spent $80 on lime/fertilizer last year. The No Plow 9 lb seed bag costs $40, but I've been using it for the last 3 years and still have enough left over if I wanted to use it next year. Other than that I bought a 3 gallon sprayer since I didn't have one and spent about $40 on weed killer. The rest was all elbow grease to get it ready. I spent about 16 hours or so to get the plot ready. 16 hours meaning every step of the way to get it going. A lot of work, but the end result is worth it.