Caring for Your Installation

Care of Your New Gumpf Gardens, Inc. Planting

üWater your plants on an “as needed” basis to keep the soil around the plant’s root ball moist but not wet.It is better in most instances to err on the side of slightly dry rather than wet.In the southwestern Pennsylvania region, our soils vary from sandy, quick draining soils, to heavy clay that has virtually no drainage.Check your plants twice per week by inserting your finger into the soil beside the plant and checking for moisture content.If you can form the soil into a ball and it stays in shape, but does not drip water if squeezed, your soil has the proper moisture content.

üRemove any support wires after one year.

üPrune your shrubbery on an “as needed” basis to maintain a pleasing shape.Avoid pruning while the foliage is expanding in the summer and late in the fall.

üFertilize in the spring with a 5-10-5 fertilizer at a rate of 5 pounds per 100 square feet of bed area. Mulch with a minimum of 1 inch of new mulch.

ØIf you desire, Gumpf Gardens, Inc. can perform your spring clean up for you, or you may want a quote for full maintenance services.



Care of Your New Gumpf Gardens, Inc. Lawn



üWater heavily for the first week to begin root knitting.

üWater to maintain a moist soil under the sod, but not soaked.

üBegin mowing at a suggested height of 2.5 to 3 inches as soon as needed.


üWater to keep moist….Do not allow to dry out.

üWhen the grass reaches an average of 4 inches, begin to mow. Mow at a suggested height of 2.5 to 3 inches.

üIf straw was used to mulch your lawn, do not remove.Whatever straw your lawn mower removes will be all right, but if you try to rake up the straw, you will remove a great deal of your grass seedlings.

ØConsider following up with Gumpf Gardens, Inc.’s turf fertilization by Lawn Care-A-Van. Estimates are free.  Just call us at 724-843-1930.


If we can be of any service, please call.

724-843-1930 or 800-298-4001