If you want to go the sod route (i.e. instant gratification…it’s pretty thriling to have dirt one day and a beautiful lawn the next) I bought two pallets of grass from grass4sale dot com – one for the front yard, one for the back yard and had some extra left over. We live in a typical Petworth rowhouse. It’s tall fescue, and great for part/full sun yards. Honestly, my grass is green year round (even in the summer/winter) at the prices are very reasonable.