I rotavated and overseeded our lawn 3 weeks ago. Germination has started but seems quite slow. The lawn is now becoming covered with leaves. So, the question is, do I keep off the lawn and leave the leaves, or do I rake off off (or blow off?) the leaves which would mean walking on the seedlings?
If you leave the leaves on the lawn they are liable to smother seedlings, as well as harming mature grass. Put something on the lawn before walking on it - stiff card or planks - and blow the leaves clear.
Thanks for the advice, I thought that I may have to remove the leaves. What's the chance of me blowing the seeds away aswell as the leaves? Would a light raking be better?
Do not rake -that will just make it worse-how big a lawn is this -can you work from the sides-the seeds will not blow away after 3 weeks-they would have germinated-well those that will germinate anyway
Not massive, about 8m x 15m. Dont think I can get much of it from the sides, probably less than half.
Then you will need to do what Alina says-it might mean a bit is damaged but that can be repaired next year-it is unfortunate timing