Too much rain can be damaging for any lawn (see How to Repair Rain Damage to Lawns), but wet weather is particularly bad news for newly-laid turf.
Brand new sod needs time to establish the strong roots that will hopefully keep your lawn in good health for years to come. Some rain will help the grass to grow, but if your sod is subjected to heavy and sustained rainfall shortly after you've laid it, it may not be able to take root properly.
Additionally, if you're trying to lay sod during a rainy period, you may find that your turf rolls are actually floating on top of the wet soil - which gives the roots no chance!
When laying new sod, we recommend waiting for a reasonably dry day to give your new lawn the best chance of a solid start.
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