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Details You Should Expect When Building Commemorative Gardens

Memorial gardens are a perfect way to honor lost loved ones. They are beautiful places to sit and reflect, and remember those who have passed on to the next world. Be sure to take the time to plan and consider the space before beginning.

Think about the things that were important to the person who has passed. Consider their favorite colors, scents, flowers, and even hobbies. The more that is added into the space based on this, the more it will make people remember them. The garden can be huge or tiny and it makes no difference. Plan according to available space and budget.

Consider a place for people to sit. A nice bench or variety of benches will make an excellent choice. Including the favorite flowers and colors in this garden is a great way to remind people of their loved one. Most people associate certain smells with fond memories. If "grandma" for example, always had roses on the kitchen table, roses are sure to remind Grandma's loved ones of her. Including them in the garden is truly a wonderful idea.

As is the case with all gardens, make sure to keep larger plantings towards the back and shorter plants towards the front. This will create a more professional and comfortable area, where people are invited to sit. Some may even choose to plant trees and bushes in one section and flowers in a separate formal bed. It does not matter, as long as the end result is pleasing and reminds loved ones of the deceased loved one.

Take care of the garden. Do not allow it to go into disrepair. Consider available water and plant accordingly. Request and accept help from friends and relatives and suggest they take clippings to remind them of their loved one.

Visit as often as possible and be sure to take good care of the space. Mow and prune regularly and prepare to have a sacred space that is a joy to all visitors.


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