Originally Posted by musicmanryann
How many bales of straw should I order? I have a 25x40 "D" spot and front a road on both the front and back of the space.
I think it's good to have a few bales around to soak up any wandering messes, but those bails add add up fast. I've seen some teams just run caution tape or a light weight rope across the ends near the aisles. We use construction fence and tack it to 2x4's that have concrete in a 5 gallon bucket. I understand you don't want that load to bring down - but maybe you can think of a lighter weight option to hold up some lines of rope.
Are you renting an RV/trailer or anything? You could always block one end with it.