Now more than ever it’s important to distinguish your home from those around you. A flagpole is representative of you, your beliefs, and your history. Make the most of it by taking extra care and attention to it, and that includes creating a terrific base.
There’s a lot you can do to make your flagpole and stand out. Here we’ll go over five of the best flagpole base ideas you can use to make your flag truly spectacular.
1. A Grounded Base on an Elevated Hill
Naturally, flag poles are quite tall. There’s no one-size-fits-all flagpole and because of that, there’s no certain way that your flagpole will stand triumphant over the rest.
A great way to compensate is to elevate your flagpole by establishing the base on a small, manmade hill. Surround the hill with natural finishes, such as mulch, flowers, ivy, or small shrubs.
If you plan to raise the American flag, consider red and white tulips to denote a patriotic flare. If you plan to raise a sports team’s flag, you can find flowers or shrubs that match their style and color as well.
Don’t be afraid to go off-script! Bushes would look great with lights matching your flag’s colors. Banners waving off the bushes could also look good.
Because the flagpole is elevated on this natural hillside, you won’t have to worry too much about the pole itself, and rather focus on the topography surrounding it.
2. Garden Box Flagpole Base
Raised garden boxes are great because it’s easy to change out soil and grow and plant flowers without the fear of rabbits or other small pests being able to get at them.
They also look killer around a flagpole. That’s because, like the hilltop base, you can add a variety of looks depending on the season.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves; first, you need to determine your wood color. This can be a rustic pine or a darker or lighter stain, depending on your particular flavor.
(You could also opt for concrete, metal, or another type of box surrounding your flagpole if so desired).
Wood works great because it’s easy to DIY and can be built custom around your flagpole base. Standard boxes are rectangular and are great for growing beautiful flowers around your base.
But don’t stop there; garden boxes can be shaped however you like. A five-point star looks tremendous around a pole boasting the American flag. Meanwhile, a circular box could better represent your state or sports team, depending on the pattern of flowers you grow.
And if you’re particularly talented, you could even create layered garden beds that form a pattern surrounding the flagpole base. The options are limitless!
3. A Base in a Pathway
Large yards benefit highly from elevated flagpoles. Like fountains, flagpoles can be the center of a small square, yard, or pathway.
If you haven’t purchased a flagpole yet, a few important considerations are what color will it be? What material is it made of? What will it be holding?
Is it exclusively for the American flag, or for a state, sports, or religious flag? Flagpole Farms offers outstanding flagpole equipment at a great price and has a great selection of different materials and colors to choose from.
Next, consider where it will sit in the pathway and what material that pathway consists of.
Great designs have the flagpole centered in between a flowering spiral of brick fanning out into the yard. Meanwhile, a steppingstone pathway leading up to a small bench or memorial marker beneath the flag can look marvelous.
4. Create a Concrete Memorial
Speaking of memorials, a flagpole surrounded by concrete looks clean and respectful. A circular concrete base offers plenty of room to install lights beneath the base that point upwards towards either the flag or to a commemorative stone or memorial beneath.
If you don’t want a circular concrete base, consider square plots surrounded by raised or in-ground garden beds. Flowers, mulch, or different stones or signs can be placed that tell a far deeper story than just the flagpole can express.
Like the garden plots, you could use different elevated levels of concrete to create a step-stone effect that makes the flag feel even more elevated than it already is.
5. The Full Landscaping Package
Admittedly, this one is a bit less DIY and will require a bit of work to complete. The result will be worth it.
If your space is sizable, establish a decorative flagpole base beside a flowing downward waterfall. You read that right: go crazy with it.
While a flagpole can be designed around, sometimes it’s best to create a scene and find where the flagpole fits best in it. Cascading ponds look marvelous with a flagpole next to them.
Meanwhile, a rock garden descending down a long hill could find a flagpole nestled in a small tuft of perfect green grass. The look and feel of the scene is completely up to you.
Or perhaps you have a round-about driveway with an already landscaped front. Fitting a flagpole here would create a flowing cohesive look for your yard, while also expressing your beliefs atop the pole clearly for all those around you.
The Best Flagpole Base Ideas
These are just a handful of flagpole base ideas. They truly do look marvelous and are an inspiration upon gazing at them. If you have a flagpole, or plan to install one, don’t hesitate in investing in one of these base designs.
While each requires some effort, most are doable on your own. So, take these ideas and get crafting! Your dream yard and perfect flagpole base are just a few steps away.
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