On Sept. 21st I planted some grass seed and mulched it with straw. It is...

Asked October 5, 2013, 1:05 AM EDT

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.

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1 Response

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.

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