Survey the Damage
Now that the snow is gone, survey your lawn for any bare areas or dead spots of grass. Heavy traffic and pets can keep the grass from growing back. You can help by adding soil over the area and then grass and fertilizer. Keep the dirt moist until the seeds sprout into grass.

Tidy up Debris
Remove fallen branches and twigs. If your lawn is covered with leaves, you will have to pull out that rake! Before collecting the leaves, be sure the ground is completely dry, raking over wet grass can tear it from the roots.

Clean up your Lawn Mower
You may not be mowing the grass for a while, but when the time comes, you'll want your lawn mower in good condition. If you didn't remove the dirty oil or replace the spark plugs during the fall, now's the time to do so. Also, lightly lubricate the wheel bearing, height adjuster, and any other moving parts. Make sure to have the lawn mower blades sharpened by a professional, so they'll cut the grass evenly.

Prepare a Plan for Pruning
Once your lawn is in order, pruning shrubbery, trees, and plants should be next on your list, followed by a plan for what plants you would like to add this year.