This is why I have no problem passing on sod work. I don't own a cutter or machines, and with people doing the work that cheap, it ain't worth it to me. If it a pallet or 1/2 pallet patch work, or a straight lay to an area that is bare or has been cleared, I will do that. But at that point(straight lay) most people would be bidding peanuts as it doesn't take a brain surgeon to do it. On another note, I have a customer who we landscaped 3 years ago and he also had new sod and irrig. system installed. He previously had bahia with a lot of weeds. The sod was done in May right before the bahia started growing like crazy. The sod company sprayed the whole lawn, I cut it down to the dirt and they threw the St. Aug on top. I tell you, in 3 years, the only weeds that have popped up are broadleaves, and some areas that struggled during the dry months have had a little bermuda pop up, but other than that, this lawn looks awesome. A straight lay can work in certain situations, this being one of them.