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Garden Flags | A Complete Guide To Their Use


It’s summer – the ideal time to decorate the garden. And what could be a more beautiful way of decorating it than with colorful garden flags

But there are hundreds of color combinations in the shops. Which one to choose? What will benefit the look of your garden the most? Should you go for plain colors or fancy patterns? Is there something important to keep in mind for using them?

Scroll down to get those questions answered and learn how to this type of outdoor flag.

Why Garden Flags?

Garden flags are a great way to add a splash of color, style, and personality to your yard or garden. These flags come in various sizes and shapes and can be used for multiple occasions. 

They have been around for centuries, but it wasn’t until the 19th century that they became popular in America. 

Whether you want to honor a loved one or just want to add some fun to your garden, it is easy to find the perfect flag for your needs.

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What To Look For In Your Garden Flag?

The Right Size

The first step in choosing the right flag for your needs is deciding how large it should be. This will depend on where you want to display it and what type of message you want to send with it. 

You may want a large banner if you want people driving by your home to see it clearly. On the contrary, smaller ones like garden flags will work better if you only want them seen close up or when someone is walking around in your yard.

If you are using the flag as an advertisement for your business, then it will need to be large enough so that people driving by can see it clearly from their car windows. 

On the other hand, if you just want something decorative that will add some color and sparkle to your home’s decorating scheme, then smaller flags are probably better suited for this purpose.

The most common type of material used in garden flags is nylon. It’s lightweight, easy to work with, and quite durable. 

Other popular materials include polyester, cotton, burlap, and rayon — these fabrics tend to be softer than nylon but not as durable or as strong as nylon. 

Recently, canvas has popped into the market as the sought-after fabric. It combines all essential factors for an excellent outdoor flag since it’s heavy-duty, water-resistant, fade-resistant, and a true color-vibrancy booster.

Read our post on how to keep garden flags from fading.

Depending on what kind of weather conditions your home faces, one type may be better than another. For example, if you live in a climate where it rains frequently or snows often, then you might want to go with a heavier-duty material like nylon or canvas (which will hold up better against exposure).

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How To Know Which Design Will Work Best For The Garden?

Here are some tips on how to know which design will work best for the garden and also your personality:

Think about what message you want to send

Do you want to make a statement? Or do you just want something fun and colorful? Maybe it’s both. Whatever it is, it will help guide your final decision.

Consider where it will be displayed

If it’s in full sun, a darker color scheme may not work as well as one with brighter colors that stand out against the background. A bright red flag might look great in full sun but could fade quickly if left in the shade all day long. 

If that is the case, consider an alternative design like a simple monochromatic stripe or solid color design instead of something busy or multicolored like stripes or polka dots.

Think about how often you plan on changing out your flags each season or year. 

If it’s going to be once or twice a year, then maybe something more permanent is best for you, like an embroidered design with no lettering. 

However, it’s not always bad to have lettering garden flags all year round. Once you opt for nylon or canvas flags, that won’t be a big deal.

What are your needs in terms of visual art?

Outdoor decorative flags would fascinate us more for the right topic it shows at a particular time. That means you’d better pick flags that speak the right seasonal topic or holiday vibe. Moreover, opt for double-sided prints to make the most of its impact. 

For example, Easter garden flags are ideal as Spring Equinox begins. 

If you’d love to have your flag personalized, there are those options at Flagwix as well. Our personalized garden flags are a cost-efficient way to show your well-thought-out messages!

Garden Flag vs. Yard Flag – Are They Different?

People display their flags in gardens and yards, but that doesn’t mean garden flags are the same as yard flags. 

Garden flags are smaller (usually 11.5” x 17.5”) than yard flags. They are mounted to flag stands installed in pots, flower beds, lawns, or next to a front door

Yard flags (usually 3’x5’) acquire a more prominent exhibition because it’s mounted to a vertical flagpole completely outdoors.

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How To Use a Garden Flag

Setting Up Into A Garden Flag Stand

You need to ensure that your garden flag stand is tall enough for the flag. The standard height for a garden flag stand is 28” tall, but you can find them at other heights if you prefer.

Make sure that the ground under the stand is level so that it doesn’t wobble or sway when it’s in use.

Now, all you need to do is insert the flag’s top sleeve into the top hook of the flag stand. Once you’re already there, you may need a stopper rubber to stop the banner from moving back and forth too much in the wind or even blown away.

Keeping A Garden Flag From Flipping

When displayed in windy areas, your garden flags can easily flip. The most common solution to that problem is anti-wind clips. The clips will keep your outdoor flags from sliding off. It’s also a matter of preference to use one or two clips. 

Displaying The Flag

There is more than just one way to display a garden flag. It actually depends on where you want to place it. 

The most popular way is to hang it from a garden flag stand, as mentioned above. That way, the banner is supposed to send its message and beauty from a garden corner, a flower bed/pot, or the green lawn beneath a tree.

You can also hang yours from a wall/door hanger to welcome the visitors right at the front door or entryway.

Bottom Line

Whether it’s at home or an office, setting up your flags shows no difference. The only thing that can probably vary is the designs you’re choosing or what displaying accessories you’re going to use.

This post is almost everything you need to know about garden flags and how to use them. We hope it’s been helpful to you! 

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