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Get Ready for Game Day: Decorate Your Yard with Natural Team Spirit

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Football landscape flowers

Fall is coming and with it the college football season. It’s great to decorate your house for your favorite college football team to show your team spirit.

You can buy a mailbox or doormat with your team’s logo. You can hang a flag or banner from your front door. But doesn’t everyone do that? Let’s try a new, natural way to make your house scream, “Go team!”

You can add beautiful flowers to your yard in your team’s colors. Look for a wide selection of great-looking annuals at your local Garden Center that will last in your garden throughout the season, just enough time to cheer your team to victory.

Sun-loving petunias, lantana and zinnias, and shade-loving impatiens and begonias are great annuals to add to your yard that come in a wide variety of colors.

Game Day Football Flowers in Your Garden

If your yard doesn’t have an existing spot for natural team spirit, create your own display areas with flowerbeds. Simply remove grass in the area you wish to plant in and amend the existing soil with Miracle Gro Moisture Control Garden Soil to create an optimal growing environment for your plants.

Once you have your plants in the ground, add a layer of Earthgro Mulch to help prevent weeds and keep in moisture for your new plants.

On your front porch, add a living address display by placing a planter in your team colors on the front porch. In your backyard, add a vertical wall garden along your fence to display team colors while tossing around the football.

Bucket Flowers for Game Day

You can even make your team spirit portable with portable flower planters using most anything, including DIY planters painted in team colors, or even a Homer bucket. Turn the bucket into a planter by drilling a small hole in the bottom or side to help the bucket drain when watered. Then add a premium potting mix such as Miracle Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix and your annuals, and you have a traveling accent for the big game.

So don’t just rely on the typical team swag, add some organic color to your game day weekend. It’ll improve your team spirit and give your yard a unique show of fandom for everyone to cheer.

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