> Or you can do this Mike - I need to ask- Who's taking care of the new sod after it's down? Why did the HO lose the lawn in the first place.?
Give the HO the option for refund or cash towards annual maintenace service.
The HO might really appreciate not having to cut/care for the landscape in this heat and not have to pay for it for a while. If he accepts this deal, you can paid some more!