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How to Make a Flagpole Base

By Cathy Conrad ; Updated September 21, 2017
Flagpole base

Whether it's the State Flag, United States Flag; flags are flying high. Betsy Ross designed the first American Flag and was it was first hung in 1777. The stars represent each state so the stars have increased over the years as States were added to the Union. Each state also has a State Flag. You can too have a flag pole in your yard.

Post Hole Diggers

Decide where the flagpole will be. Use the post-hole digger and dig a hole 3 feet deep. It only has to be as wide as the post hole diggers.

Place the flagpole into the ground and replace the dirt, packing the dirt as you go with the shovel.

Garden edging

Connect the garden edging into a circle or square of your choice around the base of the flag pole. Be sure to use the hard plastic edging that connects to each other on the sides. The sides will allow the edging to be formed into a design.


Mix the quikrete according to package directions in the 5 gallon bucket. Pour into the area around the flagpole and inside the edging. Smooth the top of the concrete with a trowel. Allow to dry for a day or two.

Remove the edging or if you wish you can leave it in place.


Things You Will Need

  • Flagpole
  • Hard plastic garden edging
  • Quikrete-dry concrete
  • Trowel
  • Shovel
  • Post hole digger
  • Water hose
  • 5 gallon bucket


  • Write your initials in the wet concrete. Add dye to the wet concrete.

About the Author


Cathy Conrad has more than five years of newsprint experience as an assistant editor and is a professional writer. She has worked as a virtual assistant and email support specialist, and has more than 20 years of experience working in the medical field. Conrad is currently licensed as a Texas insurance representative and has many years in home improvement and gardening.