Lake View Cemetery has focused its energies to creating one of the most beautiful and historically significant cemeteries in the United States and we pride ourselves in the care and maintenance of the cemetery. General care in the cemetery refers to the leveling of the ground after a burial, planting and replanting of the grass on your space, mowing, trimming and general pruning. Please note that as a general rule we do not water the grass throughout the cemetery.
At Lake View we understand the desire to personalize a loved one’s burial space and for this we have several options. Lake View allows the planting of flowers beds, ivy beds and special lot plantings in designated areas of the cemetery. There will be a charge for cutting a bed, the plant material itself and an annual care charge to maintain the plants. Prices start at $400 for a flower bed and go up from there depending on the size of bed and type of plants chosen.
Special Care Plans
For those looking for an extra degree of attention, a special care plan may be right for you. For an annual fee, one of trained gardening staff will visit your space or family lot and give it personal attention one, two or three times per week. On this visit our gardener will perform a variety of services including: watering of the grass, raking of debris, pruning of plants, mulch for beds, fertilizer applications and more. Packages for special care range from $995 to $2,995.
Headstone and Monument Cleaning
Time and weather have a way of discoloring the appearance of headstones and monuments. Mold, algae, acid rain, and general deterioration eventually take their toll on even the finest grades of granite and marble. The staff at Lake View can restore the memorials to their original beauty with rates for standard headstones ranging from $125 to $200. Large memorials, monuments, obelisks, family mausoleums and benches will require special pricing.
We understand that many families want the same level of care given to their space, lot or memorial after they pass away as was given when they were living. With this in mind we at Lake View have developed an endowment program to take care of special maintenance services well into the future. Any of the services above may be endowed for 10-50 years which will ensure the beauty and special level of care you have come to expect for generations to come. Prices range dramatically based on services chosen and the length of the endowment.