On Sept. 21st I planted some grass seed and mulched it with straw. It is...
On Sept. 21st I planted some grass seed and mulched it with straw. It is coming up very nicely. Maybe 2 to 3 inches tall. When should I remove the straw. Today is Oct. 4th. It has full sun exposure.
Baltimore County Maryland
You do not need to remove the straw. Raking up the straw would disturb the young grass seedlings. When the grass is ready to mow, about when it reaches 3-4 inches, mow the grass and the straw along with it. This will help to break it down. Subsequent mowings will keep breaking it down and it eventually will disappear.