Planning a new lawn? If so it can take some careful planning. Knowing what to do is how you will create a successful lawn, one that you desire. Putting new seed to create that lawn is cheaper and less labor than using sod. Getting your soil checked will give you better info on what type of seed is best for you. Repairing any grades in your yard will also need tending to. Make sure to add amendments to your soil as well. You should always add a starter fertilizer before you seed. After applying the seed, rake to evenly spread the seed out.