I wanna get a jump on planting grass this spring....

Hey guys,.... I live in the Seacoast of NH and I was wondering when is the best time to start renovating my lawn this spring? Recently it's been about 40-50F highs during the day.... The past few days have been super rainy and I was thinking... damn, it would've been nice to have planted seed before all this rain.
Anyway, I know renovating in the Spring is always much trickier and less successful than Fall renovations, but I gotta give it a go, I'm slowly trying to renew all of my lawn and I'd hate to miss a growing season.
My gut feeling is that it's still too cold.... Scotts says to wait until it's regularly 60+, but it always seems as if Spring here is super compressed.... it's really cold, and then before you know it, the summer heat has arrived. A spring renovation a few years ago didn't work out for me because I did it too late and the lawn wasn't established enough by summer and it got burnt.
Any advice for a spring lawn renovation would be appreciated. Last fall I was very proud of myself having renovated a section of lawn and it just took beautifully, I want to try to reproduce that success.
Thanks,
G
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Grass doesn't germinate til dirt is 55, if you plant to early then annual grasses die if it freezes again. Perennial varieties would be ok through a mild freeze.
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On Sat, 03 Apr 2004 21:29:58 GMT, "G. Filicetti"

This is a good time to treat weeds in the lawn and apply fertilizer. Take a pH test and add lime (500# for half an acre is not too much) if the pH is less than 6.3. If you had crab grass last year apply a preemergence now and wait until fall for the seed.
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