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DIY home guide: Spring

How to protect the value of your property, cut energy costs, avoid costly repairs, and spiff up your surroundings this spring.

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Renew your lawn
Renew your lawn
Cost: $15 to $45 for grass seed that covers your entire yard

Tired of bare spots or lackluster lawn growth around your driveway or walks? If you live in the Deep South or Southwest, you likely have a warm-season grass like Bermuda or Centipede.

In that case, spring is a good time to reseed, before the vigorous summer growth, says Susan Littlefield, horticultural editor at the National Gardening Association.

NEXT: Make a clean sweep
Last updated January 28 2011: 4:30 PM ET
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