This is the time of year I usually get a few calls to come out and cut newly sodded lawns for the first time. However, I don't even bother with these calls anymore. Newly sodded lawns are evil, in my opinion 1. By the time someone wants it cut, it's usually long as heck. HUGE mess to cut and clean and a giant headache. 2. Usually sopping wet and the ground is usually drenched because of all the water people pour on them to keep 'em alive. 3. Lots of times the sod hasn't even set roots out and the sod will suck right into the mower. 4. They never come out looking good on the first cut. Like I said, I don't even bother with these anymore. I've never been successful in cutting a newly sodded lawn for the first time, and I hate 'em. And with all the new building, usually contractors will throw the sod down on top of the crappy soil that's left after construction, where it has no chance to live or thrive without constant fertilizing and watering. Don't even get me started on the crappy building and landscaping practices with new houses. The whole thing makes me mad. Anyone have better luck?