Originally Posted by ArTurf
Don't do this. It will be like mowing railroad tracks, (the part between the rails) rough and you will be scalping the crap out of it due to uneveness. I mow lawns where just small gaps were left due to poor workmanship and I can feel everyone on my mower.
You don't want to lay the sod like that, you will regret it. I've seen yard's like that, they looked terrible. The analogy to railroad tie's is exactly right, and with slow growing zoysia it will take 3 year's to get that effect. If you want to save money, do the front yard and then wait on the back. Believe me on this. Think about sprig's first, at least it will be even.