LEAF REMOVAL: Keep the lawn free of leaves, as best as possible. Use a blower or pick up the leaves in the mower bag. Light raking is OK but be careful of the shady areas - the grass there can be pulled up easily.
If you raised the mower up for the summer, it’s okay to drop it down a notch now. Don’t forget that the higher you cut the lawn, the stronger and thicker the roots will be. So don’t ever cut too low - we recommend no lower than 3½ inches.