I have a residential maintenace client who is having difficulty in establishing turf on their property. They have asked me to help them establish a lawn for them. I am looking for the best way to go about this. The site consists of a wooded area (lots of shade), turf that was very thin last year and now is very spotty after the winter season. Property is aprox. 12,000 sf. They are looking to use seed instead of sod to keep the cost down but are willing to try a 600sf area of sod to see if it will take. If we go with seed, how should we prepare the site and what type of seed should we use. The property is located in Long Island, NY.