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What should I do about falling leaves and pine needles?

Q: What should I do about falling leaves and pine needles?
A: Do not leave fall leaves on new grass for more than a week, as the shading and leaf acid tannins will kill new grass. Carefully remove leaves by gently blowing them off when they are dry and light after the grass has come up and has grown for at least 3 weeks. Be very careful not to disturb the seed bed.