I live in Alberta, Canada.
I had plan to lay sod on my empty lot, but because of rain and cold
weather (9 C) I have manage to put sod on part of my lot. There are
areas that I cannot walk on as they are so much muddy. Walking on
these areas causes unevent surfaces. I have got sods two days ago, and
for the last two days there have been continuouse rain. I was told
that I could wait for 2-3 days till soil becomes solid so I can put
the sod. However, some body told me that I need to lay sod ASAP as
waiting for good condition can harm the sod. The temperaure would be
close to 16 C for the next couple of days and overcast.
What do you think? Any advice.
thanks a lot
Depends on how long it sat between being cut, and delivered. Eventually
it'll either dry-out and die, or it'll start sending roots between
layers. But if you can unroll it without it falling apart, see green
blades, and the soil hasn't completely dried-out, it should be fine.
However, if the place where it's going to be laid is going to take 2 or
3 days to dry out after even a heavy rain, then the bigger problem is
the site, not the sod. I can understand it being spongy enough that you
can't walk directly on it without leaving foot prints of compacted soil
behind, but you should be able to unroll the sod, and walk on the sod
itself as you're placing it. If the base is so soft and wet that the sod
doesn't dissipate the weight of a human, either that human needs to go
on a diet, or you're never going to be able to even think about walking
on the lawn after watering it.
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