How to get your grass green again, following the heatwave

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
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How to get grass green again
Garden looking a bit dreary? Here's how to get your grass green and lush again. (Getty Images)

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If your grass is looking more like the Sahara than the lush British landscape we're used to, you're not alone.

The UK collectively melted in temperatures over 40°C and like us, our grass isn't used to sustaining itself in that temperature.

With heatwaves likely to happen more regularly, the time we put into caring for our lawns will need to be kicked up a notch.

"The most important thing to do is to ensure your lawn is healthy, which means looking after the soil it is growing in," the RHS explains.

The RHS recommends a regular programme of spring, summer and autumn lawn maintenance. This will help lawns recover quickly and, if done correctly, will stop them from being affected by extreme heat in the first place.

The best time to do repair work is after a heatwave, not during.

With the right type of fertiliser and care, you can resurrect your garden to its former glory and make it a little bit more hardy towards heatwaves in years to come.

We've done our research and selected the best products to nurse your garden back to health post-heatwave.

The best products to get your grass green again

Miracle-Gro Water Soluble Lawn Food 1 kg | £5.50 from Amazon

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This Miracle-Gro Water Soluble Lawn Food is the product for you if you'd like your grass to feel thicker and fuller. If you've got dry patches or weak grass, it addresses the issues from the roots and makes them stronger long-term.

Miracle-Gro Fast Green Lawn Food, 7 kg Bag | £14.99 (Was £15.99) from Amazon

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Boasting greener grass in just three days, the Miracle-Gro Fast Green Lawn Food is a great option for you if you need it to work quickly (perhaps you've got a garden party planned and a dead lawn just is not the vibe you're going for). It's also child- and pet-friendly as an added bonus.

Envii Greenkeeper's Secret - Safe Pet Friendly Liquid Lawn Fertiliser | £14.99 (Was £19.99) from Amazon

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Used by professional golf courses, this Pet Friendly Liquid Lawn Fertiliser is seen as a more effective way to fertilise your lawn than traditional powder. The RHS recommends dealing with the soil as a starting point for healthier lawns, and this product is a bio-stimulant to improve the health of your soil.

Miracle-Gro Water Soluble Lawn Food | £12.90 (Was £14.99) from Amazon

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Applying Miracle-Gro Water Soluble Lawn Food once a month from early spring until the autumn will build your grass's tolerance to droughts and periods of extreme heat. It contains Potash (K) which is the ingredient you need to look for if you want to build a heat-resistant lawn.

Miracle-Gro EverGreen Complete 4-in-1 Spreader | £13.90 (Was £14.99) from Amazon

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This Miracle-Gro EverGreen Complete 4-in-1 Spreader is the definite choice for those of us with weeds or moss growing on our lawns. It doesn't just make your grass thicker and greener, it also addresses the reasons your grass is extra weedy, and gets rid of them for you.

Scotts Evergreen Handy Spreader | £18.99 (Was £19.99) from Amazon

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This Scotts Evergreen Handy Spreader is an essential for those of you looking for an even distribution of lawn food. Hotter heatwaves mean that we have to take our lawn care up to the next level, and this spreader will stay with you for years to come.

Yougarden Pair Of Peat Free Soil Improver 50L | £29.99 from Robert Dyas

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This Yougarden Pair Of Peat Free Soil Improver is an organic, sustainable option for your garden. It's a little pricier than other options, but with good reason. It's the preferred option for organic growers and provides your lawn with slow-release energy. Think of it as the Weetabix of the lawn world.

Aftercut Triple Care Lawn Treatment 400m² 14kg | £27 from B&Q

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Apply the Aftercut Triple care Lawn treatment every three to four weeks from February to September straight after mowing. It's formulated in a way that prioritises grass nutrition and kills off weeds and moss to really make the best of the space you have.

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