Ok. Thanks. I couldn't tell if that was new sod or not. I couldn't really see any lines. So that's what made me think it was just the same grass that you started with. Makes perfect sense if you were also installing sod. That's how mine would look too, in that case.
We use a freelance designer too. Only way to go, IMO. She's so much better at design work than any of us are. Plus her personality really pulls people in and she makes people want to work with us.