Today I had a rather heavy coating of fallen leaves. After running over them with the mulching lawn mower about three times, this is the result. It may not be perfect, but it's not bad, and the leaves will help feed the lawn over time, reducing the need for nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer. If you seeded this past fall, it is best to mulch the leaves or blow them rather than raking. If you have to rake use a flexible metal rake and be careful you are not pulling up your new grass. Be aware of what you are doing to the new lawn whenever working to remove the leaves.