Ok guys, my father in law had his oil tank removed from the front lawn in March. In doing so, the entire front lawn got completly torn up, it's a real mess. He ordered 10 yards of topsoil to be delivered today to spread over the front yard and we're also changing the grade. Right now, it slopes TOWARDS the house, which of course isn't good. So the question is, after the front yard is nice and smooth and a nice brown color, should he order SOD and put that down (which would be next week since it's memorial day weekend), or should he go the seed route and cover it with straw and keep it covered. This is in central NJ, where we've been having more than adequate rain lately and lots of growth.. Although who knows what it'll do in June into July as far as the weather goes... Thanks for the help.