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Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance For Retail Shopping Centers

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Commercial Landscape Services Makes a Great First Impression Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service commercial lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Our services include commercial landscape design, including plants, hardscape, irrigation, lighting and more, as well as maintenance for lawns and landscape areas for a wide range of businesses. One type of business that counts on creating an inviting look to keep customers around for awhile is shopping centers. Retail centers want to encourage customers to stay as long as possible and enjoy the shopping experience. But, first, you want to make a great first impression so you draw those customers to your shopping center. That means creating an inviting landscape and maybe even lush lawns. The impression they get from this can directly impact what type of stores or experience they will have with the retailers located at that shopping center. Creating an upscale look through your landscape can invite these customers in. From there, you can add comfortable seating, fountains, beautiful floral displays or unique drought-resistant plant areas that provide interest and ambiance. Hardscaping is also an important part of making a great first impression with retail landscaping design. Landscaping and lawn maintenance for retail shopping centers is one of our specialties at Pugh's Earthworks. We understand how to provide a design and maintenance service that addresses daily traffic and “wear and tear.” We take care of some of Memphis’ top shopping centers and property management companies that manage these retail locations. We’re honored to be part of keeping Memphis beautiful and would like to help your retail shopping center do the same! Contact us today to learn more about working with our commercial landscape design and maintenance company.

Building a Beautiful Commercial Landscape Takes Planning and Expertise

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Commercial Landscape Design and Maintenance Services Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service commercial lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Our services include commercial landscape design, including plants, hardscape, irrigation, lighting and more. If you are thinking of adding commercial landscape to your business, there are a number of things to consider and do before digging in. Things to consider include: First, your landscape should reflect your business and brand. If you are touting sustainability and environmental activities, then your landscape needs to show that. Or, if your business offers relaxation, then create a Zen-like space. Second, think about how people will engage with your business and how you can offer them spaces to stay longer. This is especially important if you are a retail business. That's when you need to add things like benches, chairs, tables, and other outdoor spaces that invite them to remain on your property. Next, you'll need to think about where and how people approach your business. Use natural objects like trees and shrubs to line the path that takes them straight to your company's front door. Then, it's important to create an attractive space with your landscape that is tidy, offers shade, or provides a refreshing feel. It will make people want to come there rather than turn them away. Finally, consider your architecture and how your commercial landscape should coordinate with that look. You'll need to look at color, texture, shape, and style.   Overall, another important consideration for commercial landscape is how you can conserve water and energy through your design.  For example, if you add a green roof to your building helps with controlling water run-off as well as lowers heating and cooling costs. If you would like professional assistance on how to take these considerations and turn it into an incredible commercial landscape, contact us today to learn how we can take care of all the planning and execution for you!

What You Need to Know About Winter Lawn Care

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Commercial Landscape Services For Winter Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service commercial lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for residential commercial properties includes professional lawn care, planting and pruning, landscape design, water-conservation strategies, and more. When it comes to seasonal landscaping care, winter is one of the most challenging due to the cold conditions, including the potential for snow and ice. The freezing ground can also make it difficult to do some of the most common landscaping and lawn maintenance tasks like weeding and planting. Here are some tips on how to care for your lawn in the winter: Surprisingly, lawns can get over-watered in winter months. That means you should change your sprinkler system to water sparingly during these months. Stop any type of heavy traffic on the lawn. During the winter months, the grass is not as resilient as the summer time. It's especially important to keep off the lawn in the morning when the grass can be brittle due to the frost. Remove all organic debris from your lawn, including leaves and fallen tree branches. Leaving that debris on your lawn can cause bacteria and disease to flourish as well as attract insects and other pests. Use a rake to remove this debris. To prepare for spring, you may want to apply fertilizer toward the end of the winter season when the temperatures are starting to warm back up. Spread cool-weather grass seed to help promote a lush look in the spring time. Use a spreader like you did for the fertilizer. Lower the height of your mower by a notch or two so that the lawn is not too short when you start to mow again. Keep an eye on the changing weather conditions. While turf can be resilient and tolerate extreme winter, certain inclement conditions can be harmful over an extended period of time. If you are still not sure, we're here to help! Contact us now to find out what we can do to take care of your residential or commercial lawn during the winter season and the whole year round.

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Winter is an Ideal Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Commercial Landscape Services For Every Season Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service commercial lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for residential commercial properties includes professional lawn care, planting and pruning, landscape design, water-conservation strategies, and more. One of the areas we can assist you with is planting trees and shrubs, which enhance the look of your residential landscape or commercial landscape. We recommend that you consider planting trees and shrubs in the winter time. Here's why. First, plants store energy during the growing season to provide energy during the fall and winter for them to grow roots. Most of this root growth actually takes place during this “dormant” season.  Second, you don't have to provide as much water when you plant them in the winter versus other seasons. Finally, much of the work you usually have to do with the true and shrub planting process is not necessary, including pruning. What you will need to do is mulch because the trees and shrubs need this application to maintain a constant skill temperature that encourages root growth. Fertilizer is also important because it helps promote that critical root growth. For trees planted in a windy area, it's important to stoke the trees to prevent undue stress on those new roots. Evergreens are the only trees you should avoid planting in winter. Unlike deciduous trees and shrubs, evergreens keep their foliage in wintertime. These trees have a difficult time with establishing roots and preserving needles’ moisture levels during the winter months.  The only other issue would be if the ground is frozen as this would make any type of planting difficult to do. To find out how we can help you with trees and shrubs or any other type of landscape need, including lawn care, irrigation, hardscape, and more, contact us today!