What we do

Hire Grateful Graves to care for your loved ones final resting place. We offer a unique and needed service for our customers who either live outside the area, are incapacitated or simply don’t have the time to keep a loved ones gravestone maintained.

  • Stone Cleaning

  • Seasonal Plantings

  • Maintenance Checkin

  • Flower Delivery

  • New site establishment

Every service is documented with before and after pictures so you can feel close to the experience and comfortable with the outcome.

Seasonal Plantings

We offer headstone flower delivery which includes picking up your flower selection at the florist of your choice (within the area of the cemetery) and planting if allowed by that cemetery. After any of our services are finished, we provide you the customer with a confirmation before and after photo sent to your email address.

• Plant seasonal flowers (e.g. marigolds or geraniums) for Memorial Day (flowers are included in price!)

• Weed, clear debris, trim any permanent plantings
• Trim/cut around markers to keep grass from overgrowing
• Rake site to remove seasonal debris (e.g. leaves)
• Photograph gravesite before & after service

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Stone Cleaning

We offer headstone cleaning that includes cleaning off elements like algae, mold, mildew and lichen that have accumulated over the years and decades. We use a non-corrosive solution called D/2 biological solution with a combination of water, plastic scrapers, and soft bristle brushes.

 

This is the same cleaning solution that is used by Arlington National cemetery. We also edge and manicure around the stone to clear away brush and/or overgrown grass. All stones are washed by hand.

 

We DO NOT use power washers which can harm the stone. This method is to protect the stone so it can last for centuries.

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Professional Cleaning Solution
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Cleaned by hand
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Mid-clean

Flower Delivery

We offer headstone flower delivery which includes picking up your flower selection at the florist of your choice (within the area of the cemetery) and planting if allowed by that cemetery. After any of our services are finished, we provide you the customer with a confirmation before and after photo sent to your email address.

Maintenance Checkin

​We recommend a periodic checkin to keep the area as tidy as your own home. 

  • Weed, clear debris, trim any permanent plantings

  • Trim/cut around markers to keep grass from overgrowing

  • Rake site to remove seasonal debris (e.g. leaves)

  • Trim, remove, or deadhead planted flowers

  • Photograph gravesite before and after each visit

  • Enter gravesite into Findagrave.com & maintain entry

New Site Establishment

After a recent burial, the ground will be unsettled and weak in spots. We will regularly check-in on the family gravesite to ensure the ground is level, foot stones are staying in the ground, and ensure grass is growing in consistently. 

Towns Served

Scituate
Cohasset
Hingham
Norwell

Towns Served

Scituate
Marshfield
Hanover
Cohasset
Duxbury
Rockland
Hingham
Kingston
Plymouth
Norwell
Hull
.... and many more!