My lawn has some pretty big bare batches in it (some of which are there because I pulled out huge swathes of weeds), so about 2 weeks ago I put down a bunch of grass seed, raked the seeds into the dirt, then covered them in grass clippings.
Since then, very little of the grass has come up. Here's one of the more promising patches:
What has happened, though, is that the grass has started to get a bit long, and the leaves have started falling from the trees, and the leaves are starting to cover some of the bare patches:
I'm not exactly a lawn care expert, but my understanding is that I'm supposed to avoid disturbing the dirt while the grass is growing, but I assume that the grass won't grow very well if it's covered in leaves — can / should I rake the leaves away? Can / should I rake / mow the other parts of the lawn (which I overseeded while I was seeding the rest of the lawn)?