Ground Cover and Landscaping Services

Gravesites blanketed in ivy were very popular in historic cemeteries, especially Victorian and rural garden cemeteries.  Symbolizing many features such as strength, immortality, spiritual death and rebirth, ivy was and continues to be a favorite form of grave decoration. 

Spring Grove Cemetery has over 17,000 graves covered in wintercreeper euonymus, or Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus.'  Many of these are cared for in perpetuity. Today, Spring Grove and Oak Hill Cemeteries offer installations of wintercreeper euonymus in certain areas of the cemeteries for predetermined contracted periods of time.  

In addition to ground cover, we offer customized tree and shrub installations, landscaping and mulching services on estate lots.  These services are also offered for a predetermined contracted period of time. For additional information or restrictions, please contact Dawn Rush in our Customer Service Department at 513-853-6847.

Special Term Care Ground Cover (cost per grave)

15 Years$4,000
25 Years$ 6,000
50 Years$ 8,000
75 Years$ 10,000
100 Years          $ 14,000



If you would like to order Special Care Ground Cover, contact Spring Grove at (513) 681-PLAN (7526).

Note: Ground Cover is not permitted in the following Sections: 7A, 19A, 22A, 24 - Lot 7, 25A, 27A(ledger garden), 42 (Lots 108-119), 37A, 65A, 77A, 114, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143 and 144.


Curtis Yates, 80
Born: Thursday, May 30, 1935
Died: Tuesday, October 06, 2015

David Hibbard, 69
Born: Tuesday, February 19, 1946
Died: Monday, October 05, 2015

Mary Louise Wagner Hawley, 99
Born: Tuesday, February 29, 1916
Died: Monday, October 05, 2015

Helen F. Cox, 95
Born: Thursday, September 16, 1920
Died: Sunday, October 04, 2015

Dorothy Howard, 85
Born: Saturday, June 28, 1930
Died: Sunday, October 04, 2015

Upcoming Events

Oct 1110th Annual 'Cruise In' Car Show
Oct 18Autumn Color Walking Tour
Oct 20Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Oct 23 - Oct 23CANCELED - Halloween Concert
Oct 25October Public Tram Tour
Oct 25Public Tram Tour Oct
Oct 27Grief to Peace / Tri County
Nov 08 - Nov 14Flags of Honor
Nov 12 - Nov 12Planting For Diversity
Nov 17Grief to Peace / Spring Grove