Should you consider the effects of different seasons on your memorial stone? Yes, and especially as the days grow shorter, the nights longer and the wind begins to cool. Winterizing your memorial should be considered every year. But how do you do that?
One of the first things I do each year is clean the drain hole in my vases.
Typically the drain hole is located on the side, in the area of the arrow on this picture.
You may be wondering why you would ever need to clean this. If this hole gets clogged and you have rain that then fills the vase, upon freezing the vase can crack, or shatter.