A clean monument enhances the natural qualities of the granite and adds to the overall beauty of a well-kept cemetery. While it is usually the intention of a certificate holder to keep their memorial clean, years often pass without this taking place. In many instances, a family is unable to dedicate the time necessary to clean their monument. Other times, a family attempts to clean their monument but discovers that that removing stains from granite is more difficult than expected. Therefore, we recommend that certificate holders and their heirs consider the cemetery’s monument cleaning program. Catholic Cemeteries’ staff is knowledgeable on the cleaning products necessary to remove different types of stains. We will ensure that proper tools are used and clean up procedures are followed when servicing each monument. Our cemetery staff can help clean the following types of stains from your family monument:
-Oil and Grease Stains
-Rust -Organic Stains
-Years of Accumulated Dirt
Please review our Monument Cleaning Program Brochure for more details. To request service on your shrub or bush, please contact the cemetery office. You may also complete the Maintenance Request Form with your information, and a cemetery representative will get back to you.
Shrub & Bush Maintenance Program
Catholic Cemeteries feels strongly that a well maintained, balanced shrub or bush not only enhances the natural qualities of the plant, but will add to the overall beauty of a family lot and compliment a family monument. Unattended shrubs and bushes require severe pruning to conform with regulations. Severe pruning can threaten the life of the plant, whereas constant and consistent maintenance can result in a beautifully shaped, balanced, and complimentary plant fitting to the lot and its surrounding area. Regular trimming maintenance goes hand in hand with a routine visual inspect for good plant health. With regular maintenance throughout the growing season, early detection of growth related problems are possible. A treated bush can be saved when early detection occurs. Please review our Shrub & Bush Maintenance Program Brochure for more details. To request service on your shrub or bush, please contact the cemetery office. You may also complete the Maintenance Request Form with your information, and a cemetery representative will get back to you.
Cemetery Maintenance Services
Planting & Decoration Guidelines – Quick Reference Guide (PDF) Bush/Shrub Sizes Permitted (PDF) ***Reminder: Shrubs and bushes are only permitted on plots of 3 graves or larger***