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Heat-Tolerant Plants For the Summer

Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid South area, including cities in Tennessee like Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville as well as Little Rock, Arkansas. Our clients include some of the premier office buildings, hotels, hospitals, churches and cemeteries in the cities we operate. In addition to the commercial customers we serve, we also provide landscape services for Home Owners Associations (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. Pugh's Earthworks The Best Landscape Services in Memphis, Little Rock, Nashville, and Jackson We are in the midst of excessive summer heat some of which we haven't felt in years. With such heat comes a risk to your plants and ground cover. However, there are some plants that are heat tolerant that you can consider that can make it through such an oppressive time of year. Egyptian Star Cluster Also known as Pentas, this is a tropical plant that is native to Africa, Arabia, and Madagascar so they are used to the heat. In fact, they bloom more in full sun. Lacey Blue Russian Sage Not only does it add purple to your landscape, but this heat and drought tolerant plant also has a sturdy, compact form that keeps it standing tall. It loves full sun. Penstemon This is a tubular flowering plant that thrives in full sun and loves the heat. This flowering plant is available in different colors. Reflexed Stonecrop This is a succulent plant that tolerates dry and hot conditions. It works well in a rock garden or drought-friendly commercial landscape. Teenie Genie® Compact Lantana This dense, compact, heat-loving shrub delivers a continuous display of multi-colored flowers which open as chiffon yellow and transition to fuchsia pink. The shrub thrives in full sun. Kudos Gold Dwarf Hummingbird Mint In the blazing sun, this gold-hued flowering plant offers a dazzling touch to your landscape. It tolerates heat and drought. And, as its name implies, it attracts hummingbirds. Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susan This flowering plant offers a long bloom season and loves full sun and heat. The beautiful flowers can be cut and displayed in a bouquet. Contact us today to learn how we can offer these heat-tolerant plants, flowering plants, and shrubs and others for your commercial landscape.  

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Monthly Service Programs For Commercial Landscapes and Lawns

Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid South area, including cities in Tennessee like Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville as well as Little Rock, Arkansas. Our clients include some of the premier office buildings, hotels, hospitals, churches and cemeteries in the cities we operate. In addition to the commercial customers we serve, we also provide landscape services for Home Owners Associations (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. Pugh's Earthworks The Best Landscape Services in Memphis, Little Rock, Nashville, and Jackson Pugh's Earthworks offers monthly commercial landscaping and maintenance service plans so you can focus on your business and customers rather than how it looks. This provides a convenient way to offer beautiful aesthetics around your business to make it more welcoming and offer a look that reflects your brand. We offer a wide range of monthly service plans for commercial landscape services that cover things like maintenance items, such as trimming, mowing, pruning, and repairing. We can also include landscape services like flower bed planting, new plants and shrubs, fertilizing, reseeding, weed control, and turf additions and repair. Throughout the year, our commercial landscape maintenance service can be extended to pest control services to protect your beautiful commercial property.  Other services can be added, including irrigation upgrades and repairs, drought-resistant landscaping, and landscape remodeling. In the wintertime, our monthly commercial services can also include snow and ice treatment. We have licensed and certified professionals that offer the most knowledgeable, reliable service along with ongoing education focused on continually improving what we offer for monthly service commercial landscaping programs. Contact us today to get your free estimate for monthly commercial landscape and lawn services.

Avoid Planting Trees and Shrubs in the Heat of Summer

Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid South area. Our clients include some of the premier office buildings, hotels, hospitals, churches and cemeteries in the cities we operate. In addition to the commercial customers we serve, we also provide landscape services for Home Owners Associations (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. Pugh's Earthworks The Best Landscape Services in Memphis There is no denying that summer has arrived. That heat and humidity say it all. For those of us that work out in that heat, we know how we feel: wilted and dehydrated (if we are not careful). Just that feeling alone tells you why you should avoid planting trees and shrubs in the heat of the summer. Imagine how they must feel and then on top of that trying to get acclimated to new soil and put roots down. It's not a formula for successful planting. Instead, you may want to forego any planting until the heat of the summer diminishes and wait until the fall to provide a better opportunity for the trees and shrubs to get settled in before the winter weather arrives. This is an ideal time to rethink your commercial landscape and explore more drought-resistant plants. You may also want to consider a drip system or other water-friendly measures. Our commercial landscape designers can also work with you on redesigning your landscape to offer something different. Or, we can suggest other ways to protect your landscape from the heat and light intensity of the sun. This includes inspecting your irrigation system, mulching, and re-setting your watering scheduling. Contact us today to find out how we can help you keep your lawn and landscape cool and lush all summer long!

Water Wisely During the Summer Months

Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid South area. Our clients include some of the premier office buildings, hotels, hospitals, churches and cemeteries in the cities we operate. In addition to the commercial customers we serve, we also provide landscape services for Home Owners Associations (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. Pugh's Earthworks The Best Landscape Services in Memphis For Summer During the summer months, the hot weather and intense sunlight are tough for summer plants and lawns to take. That's why we often refresh both with extra water. However, there is still a need to water wisely during these hot months to be careful with water and get the maximum impact from your watering without wasting any of this precious resource. Here are some tips on how to water wisely to use less water as well as give your plants and lawn just the right amount:  Water weekly: Pick one day a week to water your lawn and plants, preferably a time in the morning or evening where the sun and heat won't evaporate it too quickly. You may need to adjust it should there be summer thunderstorms or if you notice a better time where the water sticks around. Water deeply: Before you overwater, it's important to understand what this means and how much deeply involves. Check the soil and see if water has permeated the top six inches of clay soil or eight to 12 inches if you have loamy soil. Make sure the water is not stagnating on the top as this could mean your soil is compacted and it may lead to plant rot. Think long, soaking rain rather than many several quick sprinkles. Water when plants are ready: Plants will tell you when they are thirsty. Leaves will wilt or droop. The leaves may also yellow, curl up, or drop off. That means they really could use some water. Water in the morning: By focusing your plant and lawn watering on this point in the day, it gives the plants and lawn a way to fill up on water they can use throughout the day. Water plants when they need it: Besides when they are thirsty, there are other times where a plant or lawn may most need water. This includes giving more water to baby seedlings and transplants to help them because their root systems are not yet developed and acclimated to the soil.  Another group of plants that need water more is those found in vegetable gardens. This includes pods that are forming on beans, fruit that is forming on summer squash or zucchini, and tomatoes that are flowering. Help conserve water in the soil: Take steps to keep the water in place for the week by adding a layer of mulch. This also maintains a steady ground temperature and keeps it from heating up. Compost also improves the soil to hold water so add organic matter like leaves, grass, garden trimmings, and vegetable peelings. Contact [...]

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