At USA Sign Frame and Stake, we manufacture several different yard sign stakes ideal for coroplast signs. Installation of your yard sign and location of its display will affect which stake is ideal for you. In this blog, we review ground types and factors to consider when choosing a sign stake. From the red dirt of Oklahoma to the clay in South Carolina, our sign stakes offer a display solution for all locations and ground types.
We recommend using the USA Spider Stake in medium soft ground. While this can be a somewhat subjective measurement, if you are using them in most normal lawn conditions they will be easy to step into the ground and will hold up to weather conditions best. The single, thick spade design allows it to perform well against wind. With its appearance resembling a golf tee, the Spider Stake is our most popular sign stake for sponsored golf outings.
Our Corostake is a great compromise between the ease of use of the Spider Stakes and rigidness of the Extreme Stake. The Corostake's design allows it to be inserted with ease in hard ground. The high tinsel wires do not bow when stepped into clay or gravel unlike typical H-wire stakes. The Corostake is a great option for most yard signs, but it may need to be reinserted if winds are strong and the ground is soft. Rather than bend like a typical H wire stake, the Corostake wires dig into the ground if high, repetitive wind is present, widening their insertion holes over time. The stake is easily removed and reinstalled countless times without damaging the stake or your signage, making it a favorite with landscapers and concerned lawn owners. Furthermore, Corostakes are the tallest of our yard sign stakes allowing it to display signage high in overgrown yards or weeds.
Our Extreme Stake is the most heavy duty yard sign stake available for the extreme conditions mother nature throws at it. It excels over the Spider Stake and Corostake in soft ground conditions. This is due to its dual entry points and wide spades, allowing it to hold strong in even the highest winds. The dual spaded ground entry points cause a wider dispertion of wind tension, but also make the Extreme Stake more difficult to insert in clay, gravel, or other hard ground. Pro tip: when installing the Extreme Stake in hard ground, use a small garden spade to "start" the installation by making two small, narrow starting points where the stake will be inserted. Use the handle of the stake to support and push the yard sign stake into the ground using the built-in step between the spades.
From soft ground to hard clay, we have sign holders to accommodate any need. Depending on weather patterns and ground hardness in one’s general location, it would be best to evaluate the conditions your sign will be displayed at. If you need assistance deciding, we're always just a web chat, email, or call away.