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Add Pugh’s Earthworks’ Snow and Ice Treatment to Your Monthly Landscape Program

Pugh's Earthworks Commercial and Residential Snow and Ice Treatment Services For Tennessee Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service residential and commercial lawns in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for lawns includes professional lawn care, including irrigation and sprinklers, fertilizing, reseeding, aeration, and pest control. Our additional services focus on addressing specific seasonal landscape issues. In winter, the seasonal issues involve snow and ice. We often experience sidewalks and walk ways that are covered in snow or that have iced over. The last thing we want is to have someone fall on the way to our business because of these inclement conditions or feel like they can't get to our front door. And, for those with residences, we want to help those who can't take care of these winter issues. Our snow and ice treatment plans include a range of treatments. These include a salt application prior to an impending storm. This strategy can help prevent the snow and ice from sticking to the roads. Once the snow and ice hits, then we switch to snow plows that can help move snow. While we can't clear all the snow, our services  enable more people to use your parking lots and the area surrounding your facility. Our goal is to make this snow and ice treatment program as affordable as possible. We offer it as an add-on service to your existing monthly landscape and lawn maintenance program you have with us, which allows us to keep the price low for all customers. The snow and ice treatment program is available to residential clients as well as commercial clients throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. This includes HOAs and COAs as well as shopping centers and institutional facilities. Contact us now so you can be prepared when winter strikes!

Refresh Planting Beds with Mulch to Protect During the Winter Freeze

Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscape Maintenance Services For Tennessee Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service residential and commercial lawns in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for lawns includes professional lawn care, including irrigation and sprinklers, fertilizing, reseeding, aeration, and more. Lawn care can include additional services for your landscape, pest control, and ice and snow removal needs. Along with your lawn, you may have other aspects of your commercial landscape or residential yard the needs care before winter sets in, including your planting beds or flower beds. There are many reasons why now is the time to mulch these beds or have someone like us to the work for you. Garden mulch helps with weed suppression, conserves moisture, and adds organic matter that decomposes into plant-friendly fertilizer. Most importantly, mulch protects plant roots from heavy freezes and temperature extremes. The mulch does this by keeping a consistent soil temperature that keeps the roots of those bedding plants and flowers comfortable during those harsh winter months. Think of mulch as an insulating blanket. The best mulches for winter include coarse-textured materials like straw or hay, pine or evergreen boughs, and other fibrous organic mulch materials. Shredded leaves and compost also provide good winter cover for perennials and bulbs. Also, pine needles help ornamental beds and shrubs while straw works well for vegetable beds and strawberry beds. Mulches that contain shredded leaves and compost also provide food for earthworms, microbes, and other beneficial creatures that live in the soil and that also help plants get through the winter. Apply the mulch until after the first hard or killing frost.  Otherwise, mulching too early may cause stress and weaken the plant. When applying mulch, leave a one- to two-inch mulch-free zone around plants and put mulch three to four inches away from the base of shrubs. You should apply a two- to four-inch layer when using fine-textured mulch and three- to six-inches thick for coarser-textured mulch. Contact us today to learn more about our winter care landscape services.

Reduce Lawn Watering When Cooler Weather Arrives

Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscape Maintenance Services For Tennessee Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service residential and commercial lawns in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for lawns is done by a team of highly trained and service-focused professionals who love what they do. During all seasons of the year, our landscape professionals focus on expert lawn care, including irrigation and sprinklers, fertilizing, reseeding, aeration, and more. Lawn care can include additional services for your landscape, pest control, and ice and snow removal needs. During all parts of the year, water plays an important role in keeping your lawn looking green and lush. That means even when colder weather sets in. Even when grass goes dormant, the roots still require water in order to remain hydrated during the cold months. Otherwise, roots can dry up and even die. The grass might look fine above ground, but the lack of water could have weakened it enough to die when  the warmer weather returns or it gets hit by disease. Also, watering your lawn just before low temperatures hit can help protect it from frost damage. The water strengthens the grass, enabling it to fight any potential damage caused by cold weather. Also, water releases heat more slowly than plant tissues, which then helps the grass blades hold onto heat longer. What does change about watering your lawn is the amount of water you should use for your lawn during those cooler months. Already, here in Memphis, we are experiencing some pretty chilly weather conditions. That means our landscape teams are making changes to automatic sprinkler systems and irrigation controls. This is the time to move from twice a week watering to a schedule where you water just once a week. And, with rainy weather on the way, there may be times where Nature does the job for your sprinklers so you'll need to switch them off. Do you need help with your lawn during the winter? Give us a call and we'll be happy to provide you with a free lawn maintenance quote.

Why It’s Important to Stay Off the Lawn During the Winter Months

Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscape Maintenance Services For Tennessee Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service residential and commercial lawns in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for lawns is done by a team of highly trained and service-focused professionals who love what they do. Lawn care can include additional services for your landscape, pest control, and ice and snow removal needs. With fall racing toward the winter season and the weather making it known what's on the way -- frigid temperatures, ice, and snow - it's time to think more about how to take care of your lawn during the winter. Even now during the second half of fall, frost starts to appear in the mornings, especially when w'eve had a cold, clear night. You may start to see how moisture on grass and plants starts to freeze. A light frost over the course of several nights can lead to damage for your lawn. For example, Bermuda grass can start to have a brown, patchy appearance and die pretty quickly if warmer temperatures do not return. St. Augustine grass has a brown, yellow or even purple hue where frost has damaged grass blades. While you can fix this when spring arrives, there are other things you can do in the meantime to prevent further damage. During a frost, each of those grass blades is essentially frozen. Therefore, when you walk on it, the blades will break from the weight of your foot steps. This does more damage than the frost alone because the weight causes more cellular damage to the grass blades. When a lawn is frosted, the grass blades are literally frozen. Any activity on the lawn while it is frosty, like walking on it or mowing it, will "break" the grass blade and damage the lawn. It will recover eventually, but it may not fully bounce back until the following spring. This may make it even harder for your lawn to recover, so it's best to stay off of it. Another tip is to do deep watering of your lawn at night because it allows the moisture to evaporate slowly overnight. This evaporation then creates friction and heat around each of the grass blades. When the night air temperature drops below freezing, your grass still has a slightly higher temperature from the evaporative heat processes. As a result, the lawn turf doesn't hit the freezing temperature that causes the water molecule expansion that leads to the frost damage. Another tip from golf course management is to use a sprinkler to melt the frost before walking on the lawn. Contact us now to learn more about how we can care for your winter lawn!

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MEMPHIS TN OFFICE

2435 Whitten Rd, Memphis, TN 38133

Phone: (901) 546-0099

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2312 Winford Ave., Nashville, TN 37211

Phone: (615) 251-1700

LITTLE ROCK OFFICE

8950 Commerce Cove North, Little Rock, AR 72113

Phone: (501) 562-0275