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Why Autumn is the Right Time to Feed the Lawn

Pugh's Earthworks The Best Commercial Maintenance Services in Memphis Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services to those in Tennessee, including 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. Fall has officially arrived. All through the month of September, our blog posts have focused on fall lawn care and maintenance to prepare your commercial lawn for the upcoming winter season and to give it the best chance for spring growth. We've covered cleaning up debris, aerating the lawn, and reseeding the lawn. Now, it's time to talk about feeding your lawn during the fall months and why autumn is the ideal time to fertilize it. First, the temperatures in the fall are a welcome relief for your lawn. The cooler temperatures give your lawn the ability to get its strength back after the stressful hot temps of the summer season. Fall mornings typically create a dew that is the perfect amount of moisture for your lawn to absorb the fertilizer. Feeding the lawn gives it the nourishment to survive the winter and supports the root growth that increases the chances of a green and healthy lawn in spring. Apply fall lawn fertilizer about two to three weeks before you know the ground will freeze in your area. For the majority of places around the country this tends to be around mid-October. When you apply the fertilizer, either do it in the morning or early evening time. Be sure to mow before you fertilize because leaving behind some of the grass clippings can aid in root growth. Another tip for fertilizing your lawn in the fall is to avoid doing it just before a heavy rain. If you do, the fertilizer will all be carried away before it has a chance to do what it needs to do for your lawn. Need help with fertilizing and preparing your fall commercial lawn? Contact us today to learn more about how we can professionally maintain and create an attractive and welcoming commercial landscape for your business.

Fall is the Time to Re-seed the Lawn

Pugh's Earthworks The Best Commercial Maintenance Services in Memphis Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services to those in Tennessee, including 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. Over the last few weeks, we've been sharing our best tips for fall lawn maintenance, including cleaning up debris and undertaking soil aeration. Now, it's time to look at re-seeding your lawn. We covered those other two steps because they are essentially the first two steps that you'll need to do before you can re-seed your lawn. That's because grass seed requires direct contact with the soil in order to germinate properly. The same goes for the process of aerating the soil. You are giving the seeds somewhere in the soil where they can get in and put down roots. Once you complete those steps, the next step is to spread the seed.  Opt for a high-quality seed or seed mixture that works for your type of lawn.  For small lawns, spread the seed by hand, but use a mechanical spreader when you need to cover a much larger lawn. Remember that more is not better so don't overdo the re-seeding. You don't want too many new shoots of grass competing for that little bit of light and water. Next, you'll want to add fertilizer on your lawn. After that, you'll need to water everything to encourage seed germination. Throughout the fall, you will want to continue mowing your lawn until the grass goes dormant for the winter. You'll also need to continue cleaning up those fallen leaves and collect all debris from your lawn.   And, if you need more help with fall lawn maintenance, be sure to contact us to learn more about how we can take care of all your commercial lawn and landscape need in the fall and every season.

By | 2019-09-23T20:35:07+00:00 September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Fall Landscape Maintenance|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why Aerate Soil During the Fall Months

Pugh's Earthworks The Best Commercial Maintenance Services in Memphis Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services to those in Tennessee, including 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. Fall is full of lawn maintenance tasks, including aerating the soil. It's another important job that helps your lawn throughout the year. Here's why. First, the soil in the fall season is still warm while the nights are cool, which makes this an ideal time of the year. Then, by aerating your soil, you can enjoy a healthier lawn with stronger roots and overall resiliency to make it through the tough winter months. Also, your lawn should be aerated if it undergoes heavy foot traffic, which can compact the soil. This is why golf courses always undertake regular aeration. Aeration of the soil is also good if it's a new lawn or if your lawn dries out frequently Focus on aerating your lawn anywhere between the end of August and November. During the fall, the grasscan heal and fill in many  of the open areas that appear during the aeration process.  This will help prepare your grass for the spring. The aeration process creates pockets so that air and water can get through to the soil plus also helps to encourage root growth in the spaces that are made. This may also be the time to overseed your lawn as well as fertilize, depending on the state and health of this part of your landscape. Before starting the aeration process, make surt the soil is moist enough. Then, use aeration tools followed by removal of the soil plugs that are created from the process. After aerating the soil you'll need to continue fertilizing, mowing, and watering throughout th fall season. Since aerating the soil can take a lot of time and effort, it's a good idea to call in landsccaping professional to take care of it for you. Contact us now to find out how we can help you during all the seasons of the year so you can focus on your business.

By | 2019-09-15T19:03:35+00:00 September 15th, 2019|Categories: Fall Landscape Maintenance|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fall is Around the Corner So It’s Time to Start Sweeping Up Leaves and Debris

Pugh's Earthworks The Best Commercial Maintenance Services in Memphis Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services to those in Tennessee, including 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. Fall is nearly officially here. However, you may have noticed in the last couple weeks that more leaves are on your commercial lawn and landscaped areas. There may be debris from the recent storms as well. Although the leaves will continue to fall over a prolonged period, it's important to stay on top of them and other debris like small branches and other organic matter. That's because if the leaves and debris are left to pile up, the organic matter can start to mold and cause problems for the lawn, including killing the grass and creating bald patches. There are many ways to keep your commercial lawn and landscape clean. First, you can use rakes to remove the leaves and natural debris on a weekly basis. Second, you can opt to use a leaf blower, which can speed the work of clearing it from your lawn. Once you have gathered all your leaves and debris, you can use a leaf shredder and collect the debris into lawn bags for disposal. Alternatively, you may also want to save all the leaves and debris and turn it into mulch or put it in a composting container. You'll need to continue this throughout September, October, and November until winter arrives. This can be a lot of work, especially when you are trying to run a business. That's why you can leave the work to our commercial lawn and landscaping maintenance team to get it done for you. That way, your landscape looks pristine and you can focus on your business and customers! Contact us now to learn about our monthly commercial services, including snow and ice treatment for the upcoming winter months.

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