How Do I Hang My Garden Flag?
Pro Tip: Make sure that your flag poles are free of dirt, scale and rust, as rusted or corroded poles can lead to quick damaging of flags.
Do not hang your flags close to harsh objects and rough surfaces, like tree branches, wires or cables to prevent the likelihood of tearing by hitting on these surfaces during high winds.
Steps to hang your garden flag:
- Spread the garden flag
- Open the top of the flag and loop the flag into the pole.
- Scrunch it over and work the flag completely into the pole.
- Once it is hanging, take a rubber stopper and push it on the stand for extra security.
Garden flags can be displayed on a garden flag pole, and secured using a rubber stopper. There are a lot of choices when it comes to flag poles - flags can be hung on an in-ground pole, arbor, wall hanger or flag stand.
In ground poles are easy to install on your garden. Just stick them into the ground and hang your favorite garden flag. Our in ground poles are made of powdered coated metal, resistant to harsh outdoor weather conditions.
Want to accessorize your garden flags further? These accessories will do just that.
- Finials - Can be attached to garden flag stands to add a unique statement
- Flag organizers - Use this to keep your flags organized when not in use
- Patch ons & Monograms - Attaches to garden flag for quick personalization
- Rubber stoppers - Helps secure your flag in place
What Are My Choices When Selecting A Garden Flag?
Garden flags vary by fabric type as well as special features, with a range of choices among printed, appliqued, burlap, linen, sculpted flags in addition to flags with light, with music, those which can be painted, bloom pockets which can be installed in plant pots etc.
- Types Of Flags: Two major types of flags are printed flags made using heat sublimation technique and appliqued flags constructed using tight, embroidered stitching.
- Different Flag Fabrics: Choices in flag fabric are polyester, burlap, linen, felt and metal.
- Single Sided vs Double Sided: Certain garden flags are printed on one side with the opposite side showing a mirror imaged version of the original image. Some others are truly two sided with the image appearing exactly the same from both sides. Another option here are flags with different designs on each side of the flag.
You can also find flags with unique features such as:
- Color Me Flags & Just Add Color Flags to add your own colors
- Glitter Trends Flags with iridescent glitter for sparkle
- Musical Flags play a digital sound with motion.
- Fiberoptic Flags with light or sound
How Should I Take Care Of My Flag?
Taking down your flag daily after daylight is gone and during inclement weather, can significantly increase its life!
Cleaning Your Flag: Regular cleaning of outdoor flags to remove dirt, dust etc will prevent such contaminants from getting set into the fabric. Proper cleaning will help retain fresh, bright colors and increase life of your flags.
DO NOT MACHINE WASH, as machine washing can cause wearing of fabric and fading of colors. Gently hand wash with a mild detergent and cold water. Do not let the flag sit on detergent water for a prolonged period of time, as it can cause bleeding or running of colors.
After washing, rinse out all the detergent in cold water and spread out completely to air dry. DO NOT PUT YOUR FLAGS IN THE DRYER.
Do not bleach or dry clean your flags as they can cause permanent damaging of fibers or colors.
Flags in general do not require ironing. If you wish to iron, do not use hot iron directly on your flag. Use a warm iron at a very low heat setting on the back of the flag.
Storage: DO NOT FOLD, ROLL UP OR STORE FLAGS WHEN WET. Dampness can lead to mildew, mold or fungus, discoloration and associated damaging of your flag. Always completely dry your flag before folding or storing.
Store the flag (in fully dry state) in a cool, dry and dark place. Use a flag storage organizer for safe storage of your decorative flags.
Harsh Weather Tip: We strongly suggest that you take down your outdoor flags during abnormally harsh weather conditions like high winds, storms, heavy rains, snowfall and hailstorms as they can damage or accelerate the wearing of flags. Flags tend to get heavier as they get wet, and strong wind on heavy flags will strain the fabric and stitches, there by accelerating damages to them.
We highly recommend taking down your flags at night during inclement weather seasons as such conditions can be left unnoticed otherwise.
Maintenance & Repair Tips: Stitch in time saves nine! Minor damages or tears to ends, left unattended can lead to irreparable damages of your flag. Periodically watch the "fly" end of your flag (the farthest end from the pole) for signs of wear or tear. Small rips or thread breaks in the ends can be easily fixed by trimming off and re-hemming. Small tears can be hand-stitched or machine sewn.
Have a minimum of 2 or 3 Flags: Above easy steps can help you with dramatic increase in the life of your flags! However, for ardent flag lovers, we recommend having more than one flag (two or three!), so that you can always have a fresh flag flying in your yard, while you have another in washing & drying or repair and another fresh flag in storage ready for use.