Bales of straw are a desirable ground cover, mulch or soil amendment for many gardeners, but they can be expensive to purchase during the warmer months. Wait until Nov. 1 to get the best deal on bales of straw. The reason? They’re also used as Halloween decorations and sold at stores and farm centers solely for that purpose. Much like how pumpkins are steeply discounted after Halloween, so are straw bales. Grab ‘em then and use them around your yard or garden and to amend your compost.
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