Leaves on the lawn

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Hello! I have the following question: The dense leaves from my neighbour’s sweet chestnut tree are spread across my lawn! Is it better to clear them away, or can they remain there until spring?

The GARDENA gardening expert

Dear Mr R., remove the leaves as quickly as possible, because where the leaves cover the grass on your lawn, they will be damaged – if this has not already occurred, as they have lain there for weeks.