Cutting Season and All Year Rules

Decoration Rules

Printable Decoration Rules – Revised 10/20/2020

Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens welcomes and encourages the placement of approved decorations throughout the cemetery.  It is our mission to continually improve cemetery grounds so that they are always visually appealing to families and visitors.  We  balance those goals with the ability to maintain the grounds in a responsible, cost efficient, and safe manner.  We respectfully request full compliance of the rules as set forth. Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens reserves the right to at any time amend these rules as deemed necessary.


All ground decorations will be removed (fresh graves exempted) during those times.  NOTE: Spring and fall decorations should not be placed until after the designated removal times.

At all times, Rose Lawn reserves the right to remove anything deemed unsightly, that which poses a risk, or that which creates a maintenance nuisance.

Decoration Restrictions in force ALL YEAR.

  • In-ground floral decorations MUST be placed in a temporary or permanent vase so that grass trimmers are not affected. We recommend the use of a sturdy one-piece cone that does not include a twist off spike.
  • One solar light (considered an in-ground decoration) per grave.
  • One shepherd’s hook per monument/marker.
  • NO balloons (they end up in our trees).
  • NO ground decorations that include wire (the wire ends up in our mowers).
  • NO styrofoam, unless in a vase (the wind carries the styrofoam thru the neighborhood).
  • NO potted plants, plantings, or fences.
  • NO ground statues or garden stones.
  • NO glass or ceramic objects of any kind.
  • NO loose items, (figurines, trinkets, stuffed animals, cans, etc.) unless permanently secured to an upright monument base.  Items that are secured may not extend beyond the base of the monument. Loose items are never to be placed or secured on ground level markers.

Rules revisions during the cutting season (between the March – November removals)

  • Limit of one in-ground (in-vase) decoration per grave.

Rules allowances during the non-cutting season (between the November – March removals)

  • Multiple in-ground (in-vase) decorations per grave.
  • Grave blankets (secured) are allowed for the period beginning AFTER the November decoration removal thru January 31.  Cemetery staff will remove grave blankets from the grounds beginning February 1 of each year.

Flag Rules

Flags may be placed on graves for Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day.  Flags should be no larger than 12” x 18”.  Rose Lawn will place flags at the sites of Veterans (as can be determined) on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day.  Flags will be removed within ten (10) days of the holiday.

Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens is open from Sunrise to Sunset.
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Phone: 636.937.8626

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1017 N. Truman Blvd.,
Crystal City, MO  63019


1101 Missouri Ave,
Crystal City, MO 63019