Before laying new lawn ensure you have approximately 15cm of well drained topsoil.
Check PH level before laying turf. There are three different soil types, sandy, loam and clay. These may be alkaline or acidic. You might need to raise or lower PH levels by applying Lime or powdered Sulphur. Clay soil will require Gypsum, a clay breaking solution. Soil testing kits and other garden products can be purchased from garden supplies. Applying a starter fertiliser before laying turf will help rapid growth and promote deep root stability.