I'm hoping I can get a few suggestions on this one. My girlfriend has a mostly shaded front lawn that has a huge amount of leaves that accumulate on it(then again, she rarely rakes them). She sodded it on her own last year before I'd met her and it never really took. I'm sure it was due to a combination of factors, such as too thick of a layer of leaves, wrong sod for the conditions, lack of fertilizer, etc. I don't know what she used but after I raked the leaves up for her this last weekend she's pretty much just got dirt for a front yard now. I'm sure the first steps would involve getting the debris removed and working on the soil a bit but then I'm not sure....should I go with seeding and if so, what kind works in a hot, shaded area? Or is it better to try the sodding, and again, what would work well for that kind of yard? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!