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How To Maintain A Gravestone

Posted on by J&A Memorials

Graveyards and cemeteries are renowned for their weathered and aged appearance. Gravestones covered in moss and mould are not uncommon and, overtime, inscriptions and markings can become worn and unreadable.

Knowing how to maintain the gravestone or memorial of a loved one will ensure that their memory lives on long after they have passed. Here at J&A Memorials, we believe in providing our customers with only the best headstones and memorials around. But how do you keep them looking as good as new?

Follow our tips to maintaining and protecting the gravestone of a loved one:

1. Gentle Touch

It is important to clean the gravestone but care must be taken to ensure they is no damage to the stone. Gently wash the gravestone with water and a soft bristle brush – never use a Wire Brush! Similarly, avoid using soap as this contains ions that can be damaging to the gravestone. Non-ionic detergents should be used to remove algae and lichen from stone

2. Feed The Surroundings

Once the gravestone is clean, turn your attention to the gravestones surroundings. Lay grass seeds where turf is bare or worn and water plants and seedlings regularly to provide the perfect, peaceful setting.

3. Flourish With Flowers

Ensure that fresh flowers are regularly laid on the grave and suitably arranged. Candles, letters and ornaments will help to personalise the grave. This will brighten up both the gravestone and the cemetery itself creating a beautiful place to remember.

We offer a complete and all-round service that providing personal and touching memorials for all occasions. For more information on our range of products, be sure to check out our website or call us on 0121 559 5556.

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