cemetary landscaping?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by fblandscape, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    I have a friend who wants me to do some landscaping at his family plot at a LARGE cemetary. Should I do it?
  2. griffin16

    griffin16 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Why not ?
    Work is work
  3. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    The reason I ask is because cemetaries are HIGHLY unionized. Wouldn't want to have a bunch of flat tires on the truck when I go to leave.
  4. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    Unionized ?

    I have found that cemetary workers are usually helpful as long as you follow the rules as far as plant types and height that are allowed. I dont know of any cemetary unions around here. Where in the northeast are you?
  5. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    That's nonsense. There's no union. I work full time at one church and contract the lawn at another. It anything, they want English speaking people that they know and can trust. Many churches have day care centers and don't want to worry about the help.
  6. WildMowMan

    WildMowMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Believe it or not...private plot landscape design is very popular in some Celtic communities. Pearl River, NY is predominately Irish society that holds such acts as a fitting tribute to the dead. I doubt that you would recieve any negative feedback in any community. I also don't think that the cemetary workers would really care....they're on the clock..it's not like you're infringing on their turf and stealing their pay..

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