6 Patriotic Landscaping Ideas to Enhance Your Lawn

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Are you ready for the 4th of July? Is the excitement building so much that you’re about to head to the closest Party City for patriotic decorations? Wait! Before spending money on all the red, white, and blue you can get your hands on, why not try something more unique and eco-friendlier?

We know you’ve planned the perfect shindig, but let’s talk about patriotic landscape decorations that tell your community how much you love America.

1. Create an American Flag in/on Your Lawn

You know your neighbors will do the prototypical red, white, and blue decorations everywhere, but you can take it a step further and paint the American flag directly on your lawn! You heard us. With natural grass marking spray paint, you can get the entire family in on the fun of painting the American flag on your grass. You can also keep guests off your turf to minimize foot traffic and soil compaction.

Another alternative that cuts down on spray paint is mowing the American flag into your lawn! How often have you seen that in someone’s front yard? Probably not often at all. If you have an expansive lawn suited for this large-scale flag design, check out this video tutorial for beautiful results.

2. Line Flower and Tree Beds with American Flags

Want to go for simple and traditional patriotism? Line your flower and tree beds with American flags for a look the Founding Fathers would be proud of. Before installing your lawn flags, ensure your grass has been thoroughly watered. Lawns experiencing a drought will be less tenable and willing to let you push the miniature flags very far into the soil.

3. Hang Red, White, & Blue Tissue Balls from Trees

Your lawn isn’t the only landscaping feature that should be decked out in America’s colors. Hanging red, white, and blue tissue balls from tree branches takes the attention away from your lawn if it still needs a little bit of landscaping assistance (in which case, The Grounds Guys of Gettysburg is more than happy to help with that). This landscaping decoration idea for the 4th of July will help you preserve your grass, minimize foot traffic, and reduce soil compaction (i.e., keeping guests from disturbing your lawn).

4. Add Patriotic Patterned Planters to Your Porch

With very little time left to get ready for Independence Day, professional landscaping services may not be in your schedule, and that’s okay! You don’t have to have patriotic colors throughout your lawn to show your love for America. Simple landscaping like potted planters strategically placed around your home will be more than enough to enhance your lawn for the 4th of July.

5. Incorporate Plants with History

Believe it or not, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison were all very passionate about gardening. In fact, historians have asserted that their love for gardening and nature was deeply woven into the fabric of American history.

Don’t misunderstand us; there’s absolutely nothing wrong with an arrangement of red roses, white Asiatic Lilies, and blue Statice on your porch to welcome your 4th of July guests. However, incorporating more historical or Revolutionary-era seasonal color into your flower beds can be conversation-starters everyone raves about. We suggest featuring:

Bee Balm – Pre-dating the Revolutionary War, Bee Balm is a vibrantly colored plant that attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and important pollinators to keep your lawn and flower beds flourishing.
Four O’clocks – Thomas Jefferson was known to plant Four O’clocks in his garden and was enamored with them because they only open during periods of low light.
Carolina Allspice – George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, was littered with this shrub on the east side of his property because of its delicately sweet scent.

6. Light Up Your Lawn (Not with Fireworks)

Before the fireworks begin, you can light up your lawn with holiday lighting installation that allows guests to see (and avoid hazards) while they patiently anticipate the fireworks display. For a truly Independence Day-esque look, purchase color-changing LED pathway lights that you can manually control and line your walkway with them. When it’s time to impress, change the lighting colors to make your property look more festive.

Need Last-Minute 4th of July Landscaping? We’ll Take Care of It!

You don’t have any time to waste! You tackle the party decorations, and The Grounds Guys of Gettysburg will handle the landscaping services and all your lawn care needs. We can’t wait to help strengthen your turf before the holiday and maintain it well into 2023, so your beautifully healthy landscape can be the perfect backdrop for next year’s Independence Day party.

Request your free estimate or call us to get more information about our exceptional solutions.