Its been about 3-4 weeks since the seed and straw mats went down and we got a fairly decent amount of germination going, but I'm not sure what to do. The lady at the place we got the straw and compost said that shes always been told to remove the mats after the grass gets going. Another guy that works there said he's been told to leave them. My dad says I should pull them up at least the top lair of the green netting (its got one on each side with the straw in-between. I'm wondering the pros think and maybe it depends on how its going so far. I've noticed the areas where there is less of a concentration of straw I have more grass and the areas where there seems to be clumps of straw less grass. My main concern is when I planted an area on the side of the house a couple years back and removed the mat(it was a wood curl mat) the grass died after about a week, but that summer was horrendously hotter then normal, I had planted pretty late, and the grass wasn't even 2 inches tall. There are a few spots now if I step down I can feel the grass under it. Also I guess my final question is the watering situation. So far Ive made sure its gotten rain or water every day. At its current progress what do you recommend for watering; continue daily water or weekly watering. Thanks all.