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Spring Means it’s Time To Plant Shrubs

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee Commercial Landscape and Maintenance Services Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville. We have five commercial landscape service operations in three states, including landscapes and service lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our monthly services include landscape design and maintenance, customized to your needs, budget, and seasonal situation. Now that winter is ending, it's time to think about planting for the spring time and adding more color and interest to your landscape. Shrubs are an ideal item to add because they add texture, depth, and scope to your landscape. They can be natural dividers, too, to create different sections to your commercial landscape or residential yard. Start with looking at the type of shrub you might want to add. There are flowering and non-flowering shrubs that work well in different growing zones. As your landscape partner, we can recommend shrubs that work well for your environment, including considering how much shade or sun that area may offer. Planting shrubs involves a specific process to make sure they can adapt and thrive where they are planted. Make the soil moist  before digging a hole for the shrub.  From there, dig a hole that is three or four times as wide as the container the shrub came in. However, the hole should be about the same size as the height of the containers. Fill the hole with water and then let it drain out before putting the shrub in the hole you dug. Put half the soil back into the hole and pat it down. Now, add the rest of the soil and compact that lightly. Add water and mulch around the top of the soil. For the first two months after planting the shrub, water it at least once a week if it hasn't rained. If this sounds like more work than you think you can do or you would prefer a professional to plant and manage your shrubs and landscape, then contact us. We would love to work with you and design and maintain your commercial or residential landscape.                                                                                                                                                                    

Landscaping Should Be Deemed Essential Service

Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance Should Be Considered Essential Services Pugh's Earthworks Customers & Others This May Concern: NALP is the national trade organization representing the $82 billion landscape industry in the United States. Member companies specialize in lawn care, landscape maintenance, tree care, irrigation, and water management. Landscape professionals work daily throughout the Nation servicing homes and businesses to maintain their landscapes, sustain the environment, and take pride in our communities by enhancing and maintaining healthy green spaces. As a Nation, we are all struggling to combat the rapid transmission of the coronavirus “COVID19,”and we understand and acknowledge that in some instances, drastic steps are being taken, including shutting down businesses deemed non-essential. We are communicating with you today to assure you that landscape services are essential services and must continue during any emergency declaration or quarantine scenario. Landscapers are partners during this critical time in assisting in the protection of public health and public safety. Without the landscape industry conducting these valuable services, we will undoubtedly see increased instances where people may be harmed or become sick from other illnesses compounding our already stretched medical resources. Recently, Counties in and around the greater San Francisco metropolitan area enacted a temporary “lockdown.” We anticipate other municipalities and states to take similar precautionary steps. The “lockdown” issued by these counties exempt “essential services,” pertinent for the landscape industry is the below portion of the exemption: ix. Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses For the foregoing reasons, landscape services should be deemed “essential.” Landscapers are protectors of public health performing essential treatments to lawns and green spaces to reduce the transmission of dangerous and deadly diseases through pests like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. Landscapers protect property and maintain greenspaces that could otherwise jeopardize public safety. Unkept fields and green spaces increase the chance of injuries. Crime rates are increased in areas where green spaces are not maintained. Tree removal is also a critical function of our industry to avoid damaging homes and their families. Landscapers play a critical role in boosting morale and mental health during a difficult time for our Nation. Without landscape services fields, parks, businesses, and homes will become overgrown and unkept, which can have dramatic psychological effects on the mental and well being of our communities. Spring is a critical time of year for our industry due to the abundance of growth in the spring that requires prompt maintenance and care. Any halt or delay in landscape services during this time of year only magnifies potential safety problems and become much more difficult to maintain later in the year. Lastly, our industry is taking aggressive steps within our organizations to stop the transmission of COVID-19. Because our industry functions outside this greatly reduces the chances to come into contact with other individuals. Within the industry, strong policies are being put in place to maintain social distancing with both clients and within our teams that are working in the field. We are all in this together, and the Landscape industry stands with our public officials to stop the rapid transmission of [...]

By |2020-03-22T18:10:15+00:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Essential Service, Pugh's Earthworks|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Applying Fertilizer in the Spring Strengthens Roots and Promotes Growth

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee Commercial Landscape and Maintenance Services Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville. We have five commercial landscape service operations in three states, including landscapes and service lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our services include landscape design, landscape and lawn maintenance, pest control, and seasonal services like snow and ice removal. As part of the regular maintenance we provide businesses and residences, it is important to regularly fertilize and feed a lawn and surrounding landscape with fertilizer. Doing so in the spring provides a way to help strengthen roots and promote essential growth for grass, shrubs, and more. With the spring season just starting, it's a critical time to get fertilizing done. This is because grasses start putting their energy into root development. It's a good time to give grass a helping hand. But, you don't want to overdo the fertilizing because grass and plants could use the help throughout the season to sustain that same level of energy to get all the growing they need to get done. Therefore, we tend to do more fertilizing during the mid to late spring. We adhere to a strict process for fertilizing your lawn because we know this optimizes results while minimizing any damage that fertilizing mistakes can cause. Our philosophies to veer on the side of less fertilizer than too much. This will help to eliminate the chance of burning those fragile new blades of grass. We also use equipment that helps us spread the fertilizer evenly. The fertilizer is applied in a crisscross manner to ensure complete coverage. All of our landscape professionals wear protective gear to keep their eyes and skin safe from the fertilizer. We also focus on clean up to leave your commercial lawn or residential lawn looking as tidy as possible. That often involves cleaning up excess fertilizer from driveways, patios, and sidewalks. We also schedule your irrigation system to work in partnership with the spring feeding of fertilizer to get the best results possible from this part of our landscape service. Contact us today to find out how we can help with this essential landscape service and provide care for all your lawn and landscaping needs.  

Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance For Apartments

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee Commercial Landscape and Maintenance Services Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville. We have five commercial landscape service operations in three states, including landscapes and service lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas.  We assist a wide range of businesses and commercial properties with monthly maintenance, design, and landscape care services. One of our main service areas is landscaping and lawn maintenance for apartments. Both apartments and condominium complexes have common areas that include grass, shrubs, trees, flower beds, and more. There are also hardscape, irrigation systems, and lighting that need attention. Whether it is a new multifamily complex in Memphis or an existing apartment building, we can help with the landscape design, maintenance, and upgrades to deliver drought-friendly landscaping. We understand that apartment and condo complexes operate on tight budgets. That's why we offer some of the most affordable  monthly lawn maintenance and landscaping programs for multi-family apartments and condominium complexes in Memphis and throughout Tennessee. It's the customer segment where Pugh’s Earthworks got started and it continues to be a primary component of our client base.   Our professional, licensed team of landscapers understands how to offer the best landscape and lawn services at the best price. We even offer seasonal services that you can add on, including ice and snow clearing as well as pest control services. Each monthly landscape and lawn care package is customized to our apartment client needs and budget. Delivering a premiere service means that your property management teams and asset managers can keep occupancy and resident satisfaction high due to the attractive, high-quality surroundings. Contact us today to get your free quote for your commercial lawn and landscape design or maintenance services. We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how we can partner to deliver an attractive, eco-friendly landscape for your apartment or condominium complex.

5 Advantages of Hiring a Commercial Landscape and Lawn Maintenance Company

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee Commercial Landscape Maintenance Services Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville. We have five commercial landscape service operations in three states, including landscapes and service lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Our monthly commercial landscape services include seasonal maintenance for lawns and landscape areas for business clients. Commercial landscape and lawn maintenance services include planting, mowing, clean-up, landscape design, ice and snow treatment, and more. Here are five benefits to opting to work with a commercial landscape design and maintenance company like Pugh's Earthworks: 1. Creates an attractive look that matches your brand First impressions are everything as a prospect drives up to your business. Whether it's in a retail center, office building, or standalone property, it has to look nice and well-maintained. That's because how it looks provides an impression of what the business might be like. You want them to stop, park, and come in and do business with you rather than keep on driving. A commercial landscape company knows how to create an inviting look to draw customers in. 2. Helps you become an eco-friendly business You may not know how to change your landscape so it uses less water or takes advantage of eco-friendly practices. That's when it makes sense to leave it to the commercial landscape professional who understands how to use native plants and design an eco-friendly landscape that contributes to the environment rather than takes away precious natural resources. 3. Increases productivity You can focus more on your business and less on the time-consuming activity of taking care of your landscape. Plus, will be inspired and motivated by the attractive landscape to get more done. Working with a commercial  landscape design professional, you can also add things like a patio and outdoor seating to encourage employees to go outside and enjoy their breaks, so they come back refreshed and ready to work. They may even enjoy working outside when weather permits and get more done by doing so. 4. Raises commercial property value. Similar to a residential property, the more attractive your commercial property is the more valuable it becomes should you go to sell it, lease it, or take out a loan. A commercial landscape company can help you add features like lighting, hardscape, and other features that do the most to raise value. 5. Attracts more customers.  A professional commercial landscaping company can help you attract more customers that are drawn to your business just from the inviting fountain, lighting, seating, and array of flowers, greenery, and even lawn. This attractive and natural look is a way to draw people in who might have otherwise continued to walk on by. For more information on how our commercial landscape company can help your business, please contact us.

Monthly Landscape Service Programs For Commercial and Residential Customers

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Landscape Maintenance Services Have You Covered Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville. With five landscape service operations in three states, we also design landscapes and service lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Our monthly landscape services include seasonal maintenance for lawns and landscape areas for residential and business clients, including planting, mowing, clean-up, landscape design, ice and snow treatment, and more. Whether you operate a business in Tennessee or own a home, you want your landscape and lawn to make a great impression. The problem is that we are all so busy with little time to spend on caring for our properties once work and errands are done. That's why it often helps to hire a professional landscape maintenance company that can maintain your lawn and landscape throughout the year, including changing seasonal needs. They have the skill and expertise to know how to best maintain your yard or retail or commercial property. Plus, they can provide tips on how to use less water and ensure that grass, plants, shrubs, and trees enjoy a long life. The best way to work with a professional landscape company like Pugh's Earthworks is to sign-up for a monthly landscape maintenance service program. With this monthly package, you get landscape design services where we can make improvements to water usage by adding drought-resistant landscapes. The package for landscape maintenance also includes installation of plants, irrigation systems, lighting, and more. Finally, we take care of maintenance like weeding, mowing, pruning, debris clear-up, and anything else that can keep your residential or commercial landscape looking great. There are also add-on services like snow and ice treatment or pest control services, should you need them. Contact us today to get a free estimate for a monthly landscape maintenance service program for your residential or commercial property. Our landscape professionals would be happy to give you their opinion of how your landscape can thrive.

The Benefits of Mulch During the Winter Season

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Landscape Maintenance Services Address Seasonal Needs Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville. We also design landscapes and service lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Our services include seasonal maintenance for lawns and landscape areas for residential and business clients, including planting, mowing, clean-up, landscape design, ice and snow treatment, and more. While winter is starting to draw to a close, there are still freezing conditions that must addressed to ensure your lawn and landscape can get through the season and thrive in the coming spring season. Mulching is one tactic that is important to do during the winter time. Mulching involves spreading organic materials over the top of the soil around plants. Made of shredded bark, manure, straw, and grass clippings, the mulch serves as a protective layer to maintain a regulated temperature while also helping the soil to retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Severe cold areas require a heavier mulch layer to ward off those freezing temperatures.  Where snow appears, cold-weather mulching also protects perennial plants by creating insulation. Another benefit of spreading winter mulch is that it can insulate the roots and keep them cold and dormant. For example, if trees are suddenly exposed to a warm spell in the winter and the roots aren’t protected by mulch, the tree can begin a false budding process that could damage or even kill the tree. Bulbs plants like tulips can also experience that process so it's important to have a proper mulch coating on the ground around bulb plants, too. When spring arrives and plants begin to bloom or sprout, the layer of mulching material that's been added around them can help minimize the weeds. Also, any spring rains that are absorbed into the soil before you mulch for the summer months will be better retained because of the remaining coat of winter mulch. If you would like help with your winter mulching needs around your commercial landscape, contact us today!

Landscape Care For Every Season

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Landscape Maintenance Services Address Seasonal Needs Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville. We also design landscapes and service lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Our services include seasonal maintenance for lawns and landscape areas for residential and business clients. As you know, each season brings specific weather patterns and temperatures that all impact your lawn and other landscape features. Depending where you live and the weather that year, these seasons could be pleasant or they could bring harsh conditions like severe cold or heat, humidity, rain and flooding, snow and ice, or even drought. To help your clients ensure that their lawns and landscape features look their best, the professional team at Pugh's Earthworks changes the care they give your landscaping as needs change due to temperature and other weather conditions. For example, we are still in the thick of winter, which means we add in services like snow and ice treatment. This means we can help clear everything from driveways and parking lots to walkways to your business. When it comes to spring, we change our services and start preparing lawns and landscapes for a season of growth. With potential rain on the way, we also adjust irrigation systems. Our planting services reflect what grows best in that climate throughout the entire year with a focus on more drought-resistant plants and landscaping. In summer, our focus again changes to address heat and humidity. Again, we adjust irrigation systems and start prepping the landscape for the fall where weather conditions start to drastically change. There is a lot of work and expertise that goes into understanding the changes and needs of the landscape and lawns during each season of the year. Many on our team have studied these changes and have the experience to understand the best approaches, landscape design, and plant choices to use for each season. As a result, you can enjoy a beautiful landscape the whole year round!

Mowing and Pruning Recommendations For Optimal Lawn and Plant Health

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Landscape Maintenance Services For All Seasons 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 landscape design and maintenance for lawns and landscape areas for residential and business clients. As winter starts to slowly draw to a close and spring is in our sights, it's time to start thinking about the best approaches to mowing and pruning to achieve optimal lawn and plant health. Here are some of our tips for taking care of both: Let's start with trimming plants. The first trimming should occur just when the winter months are ending. This helps prepare plants for a healthy growing season. When it comes to pruning, this should only generally occur at the end of fall so hopefully you've already done this. However, if you have flowering shrubs, pruning should occur in the springtime after the flowers have bloomed. This will encourage thicker and fuller growth as well as more blooms during the following year. If you decide not to trim or prune, it can mean compromising the health of your plants. They will be susceptible to diseases and infestations as well as just be stunted by not having dead material removed. Now, let's look at lawn health and maintenance. First, don't cut your grass too short. A scalped lawn can make it vulnerable to diseases and weeds. infestation. Plus, the scalped turf can expose soil and lead to a poorly developed root system. Second, make sure you regularly sharpen your mower blade so you can make clean cuts to the trash when you mow. This way, you don't tear the grass, making an uneven edges that invites disease and pests into the grass blades. Keep an extra blade on hand so you can switch out blades while one is being maintenance. Next, consider leaving some grass clippings on the lawn after cutting, which is known as grasscycling. These grass clippings can provide as much as 25 percent of your lawn’s fertilizer needs. This helps provide good nutrients for a healthy lawn. Finally, don't mow in the same direction or pattern each time. This can end up compacting the soil and creating ruts that diminishes the lawn's health and attracts weeds. Contact us if you need help with mowing and pruning this season. We're here to help!

By |2020-02-04T22:15:38+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Landscaping|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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.