Alf Potts parents are both buried in this graveyard near Dundrennan. It's one of several rural cemeteries that now fall under a new policy from Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Under a proposal agreed at the last budget cemeteries with less than two per cent of the overall burial in the region will have their grass cut only three times a year.
For Alf it's a decision that shows a lack of respect for the dead. He cuts the grass on his parents graves himself to ensure it looks the best it can.
Alex Fergusson MSP has had several complaints from his constituents about the issue. He's asked the Chief Executive of the council to revise the policy as soon as possible.
A few miles down the road in Castle Douglas and it's a different story, where the grass is cut 15 times a year.
The council say budget cuts need to happen somewhere and reducing the maintenance of less well used graveyards is a logical step.
The Council also say a public consultation was undertaken into the proposal before it was agreed, however if they decide to review the issue again it could take several months before the future of cemetery maintenance in the region is determined.