What to consider when making the tomb
It should be remembered that the cemetery is subject to special design rules. Here is extremely important a sense of proportion. The cemetery is appropriate discreet, modest design.
Burial sites are of limited area, and therefore certain rules must be followed when choosing a gravestone constructions and vegetation plantings. You need to assume that the burial plot should be conditionally divided into 3 parts: 60% of the land is lawn and ground cover plants 25% – framing types and 10-15% – seasonal planting.
The main thing – to arrange a burial plot so that its appearance is fully consistent with the purpose of the cemetery as a place of rest.
Decoration of graves with plants
There is an assortment of different plants, which can be issued place of burial as a whole composition, which must meet the requirements listed above.
Plantings in the cemeteries there are 3 groups of plants:
- forming the lawn;
- framing the tombstone;
- seasonal plants that need to be changed during the year.
Framing trees are usually not planted directly on the burial site and nearby. To make it better immediately after the funeral, it began to grow.
However, immediately after the funeral, it is impossible to plant herbaceous perennials and shrubs directly on the burial plot. The process of subsidence, which can take several years. On average, it usually lasts for 2-4 years, depending on moisture and soil composition. While grave mound not subsided, it is advisable to do is ephemeral or artificial plants, decorative otsypki, and then to plant shrubs or perennials that will form a permanent arrangement.
Children's graves, it is desirable to make ornamental flowering perennials or flowering annuals. Sometimes, wanting to minimize the work for the care of burial place, give the main role groundcover. For example, Ajuga or periwinkle, green carpet covering the entire grave, will create a sense of peace.
Often decorate graves with stone slabs, gravel and other similar materials. Such tombstones come the cold, forgetfulness and depression. Perhaps, it is best to plant perennials that do not require special care: columbines, peonies, ferns, ornamental grasses.
As a rule, to visit the grave of most people it turns out only a few times a year. Often, many do not work. Think about when you visit a cemetery, at what time of the year? It is preferable to choose plants, peak flowering which accounts for the duration of your visit. One who visits the cemetery quite rare, instead of flower plants better to plant shrubs – Potentilla shrub, cotoneaster horizontal, Euonymus Fortune.
It will be good if the plants you choose will attract birds. Birds singing in the cemetery – it's very good. If the deceased had any favorite plants, don't forget about them. Making a burial plot, remember all that loved the deceased person.