San Jose Couple Paints Brown Lawn Red, White And Blue in Honor of Flag Day - NBC Bay Area
Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

San Jose Couple Paints Brown Lawn Red, White And Blue in Honor of Flag Day

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Dan and Claudia Decker are like a lot of homeowners dealing with the drought. They had to let their lawn go brown to conserve water but they didn't like how it looked. So they painted an American flag on it in honor of Flag Day. (Published Sunday, June 14, 2015)

    A San Jose couple found a way to be patriotic and save water at the same time.

    Dan and Claudia Decker are like a lot of homeowners dealing with the drought. They had to let their lawn go brown to conserve water but they didn't like how it looked. So they painted an American flag on it in honor of Flag Day Sunday, June 14.

    But they are also looking into what to do in the future.

    “I hope everybody enjoys it and maybe the next holiday coming up we'll think about another thing to paint … Maybe a shamrock or two on St. Paddy’s Day, but the drought will be over by then,” said Dan Decker.

    The Deckers say the flag has been getting a lot of attention.

    Not only are neighbors stopping by but so are strangers who are asking for help painting a lawn flag of their own.
     

    Get the latest from NBC Bay Area anywhere, anytime
    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android