How To Remove Leaves After Lawn Reseeding

Question From: D. Carmack - MASSACHUSETTS
Q: I'm about to till my entire lawn and reseed. I'm concerned that about 5 weeks after I seed, the trees are going to dump about 6" of leaves on my new grass. What to do? Will raking be too harsh on the seedlings?


Blow the leaves off the lawn. You can get the nifty WORX blower vac for about $115 on Amazon (under $85 if you get a model with a plastic impeller). If you have a mulching mower, mulch some of the leaves into the lawn early on. An inch or so of shredded leaves will be a great addition. Best Nancy, Happy Yardening