May 22nd, 2013
Nothing shows your patriotism or team spirit more than a flag in your front yard. No matter the size, a flag is a great way to give your front yard some extra pizazz. This week we will share some different ideas for ways to incorporate flags into your yard décor. Memorial Day is around the corner, which gives you the perfect reason to purchase a new American flag in honor of everyone who has served our country.
If you have the space in your yard, flagpoles are a great way to stand out from the rest of the block. The height of your flagpole will be relative to the size of your flag. For 3×5 foot flags, a pole between 10-15 feet should work.
If you can’t find space in your yard for a pole, try looking for a spot on the front of your house. Something about walking up to your front door and seeing a flag waving in the breeze just says welcome home! It is very common to attach a flag bracket to a porch or on the side of the house close to the front door. Visit your local hardware store to find a bracket that will work for you.
Garden flags make another great addition to your yard. These are often smaller and easier to change in and out, which make them perfect for decorating for holidays, sporting events and more. You can purchase a garden flag stand or disposable mini flags to decorate throughout your garden and yard. Think about lining your walkway with American flags for Flag Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. And remember to fly your Alma Mater during football season!
To keep your flag looking its best, be sure to take it down during harsh weather conditions including heavy rainstorms and major windstorms. It is also very important to keep your flags away from any telephone lines, cables and tree branches to avoid holes and tattering. Flags make a great addition to any home. Use these tips to help spruce up your yard this summer. For even more information on history, etiquette and flag care, check out CVS Flags online.