We permit and encourage in-ground, LIVE flower
planting, as well as LIVE flower arrangements
in suitable, unbreakable (***non-glass or non-ceramic***) containers placed at the
front of monuments. Artificial flowers, crosses and decorations will only be
permitted if they are placed ***on the monuments or
in a protective border/curbing in front of the monument.***
You should place a weed barrier down along with thick mulch to prevent weed growth otherwise vegetation will grow up and around your plantings and look awful, and the cemetery isn't required to remove that vegetation since perpetual care only covers ***mowing and reseeding***. Even when you poke small holes in the weed barrier, that gives enough light for vegetation to grow so you may need to use some sort of weed/vegetation killer. Thank you for your cooperation. If you place stones instead of mulch and our equipment would catch those stones and cause bodily injury to our employees and volunteers, then you can be held responsible and liable. What you may not realize is that artificial flowers are wiring coated in plastic and when lawn equipment comes into contact with it, it can cause problems and sometimes bodily injury.
Contact the part-time Superintendent if you have any questions.
Any items that do not meet this criteria will be removed and you will not be reimbursed. The original policy was advertised May 2006 in the Progress under the 'Public Notices' section and there are also signs throughout the cemetery detailing the policy.