Regulations for Placement of Decorations

We encourage the use of decorations at Rose Lawn Cemetery. Families and friends are always welcome to honor a loved one with a floral remembrance on any given day of the year. However, to help us maintain an image of dignity and respect at all times, and to ensure the safety of workers and visitors, it is necessary for us to have and enforce a set of decoration regulations. These regulations govern the placement of certain types of decorations during appropriate seasons in accordance with our maintenance burden.

  • Decorative items in an *approved memorial vase are permitted at any time except on clean-up days.
  • All decorative items which are not in an *approved memorial vase will be removed each time the section is mowed.
  • Winter wreaths and grave blankets are also permitted from November 4th to March 14th.

Clean-up days are:

March 15th to March 17th - Cleanup. All winter decorations are removed. Weather conditions often dictate completion.

June 15th - Cleanup. All decorative items are removed. Please wait to place new decorations until cleanup is complete. Weather conditions often dictate completion. If the 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday the cleanup will take place on Monday.

November 1st to November 3rd - Cleanup. All decorations are removed and vases are turned down for the winter season. Weather conditions often dictate completion.

Other important notes:

  • Shepherd hooks and other metal poles are not allowed at any time.
  • Wilted or unsightly decorations will be removed as necessary.
  • Florist's foam is the best alternative for securing decorations in the memorial vase.
  • We recommend not placing expensive decorations or items of sentimental value at a grave. We are not responsible for loss of decorations.
  • Any decorations you want to use another season should be picked up prior to the cleanup dates and replaced at the appropriate time.
  • Placing potted plants or containers of any kind on the bronze memorial surface can damage the bronze finish.
  • Please refrain from the use of any type of mulch, rocks, curbing or fencing around memorials.

Thank you for your cooperation. By following these regulations, you are helping us in our endeavor to keep Rose Lawn Cemetery looking its very best.

* Approved memorial vases are subsurface vases which are either installed in a memorial or in the ground and of a color matching the memorial.

* Approved vases are available for purchase through the cemetery office.