Often times, a person who is cremated will want their ashes to be spread over a special location. Spreading ashes is more than releasing the ashes in the wind. Before you begin to spread someones ashes, there are several things that you can do to make the process easier. First, consider buying a special tube that is designed for spreading ashes. This tube will help you spread the ashes in a more controlled manor. Next, make sure the day is low in wind. Ashes are lightweight and can spread easily. If you are in a windy environment, spread the ashes downwind. Keep the container below west level when spreading them.