Service Options

Our goal is to help you feel good about the care you are providing to your loved one’s gravesite.

We offer several packages to help you achieve the right balance for your situation.
 

Discounts:

  • We love our Seniors, and are happy to offer a 10% discount to all clients aged 65+.

Additional Fees:

  • Grave Care is a regional business.  We serve Westborough, Southborough,
    Shrewsbury, Hudson, Hopkinton, Northborough, Framingham, and Marlborough. 
    Towns outside of this area have an additional fee, which can range from
    $10 (Worcester) to $40 (close to Boston).

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We will work with you to choose the level of care you would like it to receive. Some people are looking for a simple yearly cleanup, while others prefer a monthly check-in. Our maintenance options give you the flexibility to decide what works best for you.

 

Most gravestones are Singles:  think of a letter you receive in the mail - a "portrait" orientation.  Some are Doubles:  these stones are wider than they are tall - "landscape" orientation.  Our prices assume Single stones (for materials & work required), but we are happy to work on the Doubles - give us a call and let's talk about what we can do for you!

Please note that HMGC abides by all cemetery regulations.

INDIVIDUAL PLANTING

$160/180 (Single/Double stone)
• 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 bushes (if applicable)
• Plant seasonal flowers (flowers are included in price!)
• Fertilize, water, mulch bed

• Photograph gravesite before & after service

note: planting on back of stone extra, and depends on cemetery rules.

STONE CLEANING

Over time, headstones and markers start to grow lichen, moss, mold, and other organic material (like dirt, grass clippings, bird droppings, and tree sap). While some people feel this adds to the beauty of the grave site, it grows into the pores of the stone and can cause permanent damage.  

 

HMGC uses a combination biological stone cleaner (D/2) to kill and remove lichen and a mild cleanser (Orvus) to remove ground in dirt and other non-living organics. Because we manually clean the stone (no power washing!) with nylon brushes and lots of elbow grease, it can take 3-6 visits per stone.  The cleaning should last at least 5 years - in fact, we've never had to revisit a stone because of new growth! 

note: the longer the stone has remained without cleaning, the more likely it is to have permanent coloration from dirt, bird droppings, etc. While we can bring the stone to a beautiful, clean state that will delight you, stones simply can't be restored to a "new" condition.

Headstone

$225 (Single or Double stone)
• Trim/cut around markers to keep grass from overgrowing

Clean stone with combination of D/2 biological cleaner, Orvus cleanser, lots of water, nylon bristle brushes, and wooden picks
• Photograph gravesite before & after service

Foot Marker

$10 per marker
• Trim/cut around markers to keep grass from overgrowing

Clean stone with combination of D/2 biological cleaner, Orvus cleanser, lots of water, nylon bristle brushes, and wooden picks
• Photograph gravesite before & after service