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Pugh’s Earthworks is Chartered and Licensed with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, Small Company Values! Regardless of the size of the client we are working for, our staff will deliver the best possible service, while treating each client with the utmost of respect. In a word, “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve.” We are now one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Pugh's Earthworks is Chartered and Licensed with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture!   Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks closely aligns with the states in which we do business. For example in the state of Tennessee we have obtained the charter and license to operate as a landscaping company. Maintaining these credentials is an ongoing educational process which our team gladly and proudly adheres to. Below is information from the state of Tennessee Department of Agriculture website that details individual and corporate responsibilities and actions required to obtain and maintain these important credentials. Tennessee Department of Agriculture Charter and License The license examination fee is $150, and application must be made by the 10th of the month that precedes the month of exam. License applicants must be commercially certified prior to the examination date. Applicants, with the exception of the AGE category, must qualify for the examination by one of three ways: have two years verifiable experience working under a licensee in that category, or have a four-year college degree with major studies in a related field, or hold a similar license in another state. License examinations are only offered in Nashville in the months of January, April, July, and October. The examination consists of two parts, the first in a multiple-choice written format. The second part involves specimen identification. A score of 70 percent is considered passing for each part. Failure on either part requires reexamination on both parts. Test results are made available on the same day at the testing site, and examinants with a passing score can apply for a license immediately. A pro-rated fee is required of $20 per license category per year. Licensees are held accountable for all pesticide applications and required pesticide recordkeeping. Licensees are expected to work full-time at the chartered firm, but are not required to be on-site at each application. However, at least one commercially certified person is required to be on site at each application. TAPA also requires the licensed supervision of pesticide applications inside certain commercial [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks does its part for water conservation.

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values! Professional Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance Services We are one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. From its inception, our company has continued its commitment to quality, integrity and superior service. We provide the highest quality landscaping services and commercial grounds management for various commercial properties and HOA’s common areas. Mark Pugh started the lawn business in 1992 in a $500 truck with his phone number on it. Just 21 years later Pugh’s Earthworks has expanded markets to include Nashville TN and Little Rock AR. We now operate 60 trucks, while still retaining the very first commercial account we ever contracted with. That customer is Memphis Hunt and Polo Club. An experienced commercial landscaping company of over 200 employees, with certification and educational degrees in horticulture as well as years of experience, Pugh’s Earthworks caters to the landscaping needs of different commercial businesses and industrial properties as well as HOA’s common areas. Pugh's Earthworks utilizes the services of Flyline Search Marketing to manage their online marketing and sales platform.  Flyline has worked with businesses throughout the United States and has produced tremendous sales growth. A great thing about Flyline is they bring a comprehensive approach to the table. They will help to develop lead streams while also reducing dependence on wire orders. They will manage social media, build brand recognition and enhance index information with the search engines. One of the greatest things customers have expressed about Flyline Search Marketing is their humble, dedicated and customer first approach. As the CEO Mark Lein likes to say, “we always put the customer first”. Pugh's Earthworks does its part for water conservation! Pugh's Earthworks Irrigation System Water Conservation Pugh's Earthworks is very focused on the need for water conversation. Throughout our landscape design process, we use techniques for irrigation, plant use and chemical application that are good for the environment. We have studied the science of conservation and obtained the licenses and certifications necessary to be specialists in the landscaping industry. We also subscribe to many industry trade journals to keep us updated on what is happening in the world of landscape design and conservation. One such trade magazine is Lawn and Landscape Magazine in which the Pugh's Earthworks success story was featured. The August 2017 edition of Lawn and Landscape Magazine featured Pugh’s Earthworks and the transition from brothers to business partners.  Read more here: http://magazine.lawnandlandscape.com/article/august-2017/brotherly-love.aspx Also in a fairly recent publication, the issue of water conservation and drought was explored. A very good article addressing this was written by Dr. Melinda Knuth, “Future water availability could change the American landscape. ”Melinda Knuth, PhD Texas A&M    Drought perception The public tends to have a skewed perception of drought and Knuth’s research shows that people often perceive a drought when there actually isn’t one occurring. Consequently, the team found that attitudes toward water conservation between those who correctly perceive they are in a drought differs from those who correctly perceive they’re not in [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks can assist with creating and maintaining a low maintenance commercial landscape

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   Pugh’s Earthworks is one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We are 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, Condo Owners Associations and individual residential home owners as well. Our staff has years of experience and can handle projects of any size. Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, Small Company Values! Regardless of the size of the client we are working for, our staff will deliver the best possible service, while treating each client with the utmost of respect. In a word, “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve.” Pugh's Earthworks can assist with creating and maintaining a low maintenance commercial landscape! Pugh's Earthworks recommends to clients that an efficient landscape design should be approached with "room" design mentality. Below is a response to a Q&A correspondence. Q: What should a good landscape design include? A: The winter months are a good time to work on a landscape design, whether you are dealing with new property void of any plantings, or renovating an older landscape. Many people think about design as simply “plants” or “plant placement,” which is not a good approach. Rather, think about design as creating outdoor “rooms” that are functional, aesthetic, livable, and maintainable. Rooms are the space created among various landscape objects, whether plants, fences, ponds, patios, etc. Various furnishings fill these outdoor rooms and activities take place in these rooms, just as rooms function in your home. Many landscapes are organized such that there is no reason to go outside and enjoy outdoor spaces; developing functional rooms will enable you to do so. Part of a smart room design is to create a commercial landscape that is low maintenance. Properly designed these types or landscapes are efficient, environmentally healthy and safe thousands of dollars on wasted maintenance. Hiring a professional and certified landscape design firm like Pugh's Earthworks will ensure that your commercial property contains the components necessary to be low maintenance. Creating a low maintenance commercial landscape does not mean you have to sacrifice beautify and creativity. The whole idea is to have a landscape that is inviting and relaxing so [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks works closely with their customers every step of the landscape design process

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, Small Company Values! Regardless of the size of the client we are working for, our staff will deliver the best possible service, while treating each client with the utmost of respect. In a word, “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve.” We are now one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Pugh's Earthworks works closely with their customers every step of the landscape design process!   Pugh's Earthworks offers a series of Q&A on their website. Interesting and good questions are often posted by prospects and customers. Like the one below where a customer asks about the process of the landscape design process. The folks at Pugh's Earthworks have the training, knowledge and dedication to help commercial and residential clients every step of the landscape design process. Our team will not stop the process until our customers are 100% delighted with the outcome. Q: After I have decided upon the landscape rooms of my design, what are my next steps in the design process? A: Now that you have thought about your property in terms of rooms and established some priorities, it’s time to walk around your property and inventory and evaluate it. Doing so will help you objectively consider its positive aspects and limitations. There may be some things that are not possible once the property (site) is inventoried, while new possibilities may emerge. In any case, your design priorities must fit the site, or you will have problems. For example, planting a rose garden (a priority) in a shaded site (site inventory) will quickly lead to decline in rose quality. A decision needs to be made; modify the planting and install shade-loving plants in that area, or modify the site by removing trees and/or thinning out tree branches to improve sunlight for the roses. Begin by making a scaled drawing of your property; this is the “base plan.” Include property lines, house, garage, other structures, driveway, and sidewalks on this plan. Pugh's Earthworks is one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. We provide the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Our Quality [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is ready for winter with their snow and ice treatments

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, Small Company Values! Regardless of the size of the client we are working for, our staff will deliver the best possible service, while treating each client with the utmost of respect. In a word, “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve.” We are now one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Our Quality Assurance Guarantee Pugh’s Earthworks offers an excellent quality assurance program. We are licensed and insured and stand behind all of the work that we perform with our quality assurance guarantee. Quality is everyone’s responsibility. Quality is conformance to the customer’s requirements. We believe every job can be improved. Every idea is treated with the utmost respect. We realize that improvement must be an on-the-job process. QUALITY POLICY It is the goal of Pugh’s Earthworks to provide our customers, both internal and external, with services, which meet or exceed their expectations. We recognize that one of the most important assets we possess, enabling us to achieve this goal, is our professional staff. We strongly encourage all of our people to take the pride of ownership in all the work they do. To this end we commit ourselves to strive in all we do for total customer satisfaction. TOTAL CUSTOMER SATISFACTION Management guarantees that ongoing support of these goals is our highest priority. We must never lose sight that customer satisfaction is a direct measure of our performance. Working together as a team, making use of all our talents and expertise, we will accomplish our objective. Winter is just around the corner and Pugh's Earthworks is ready with their Snow and Ice Treatments! Workers removing first snow from pavement We Offer Snow & Ice Treatment Winter brings it’s own landscape challenges. In Memphis, one of those challenges is dealing with the periodic snow and ice we receive. Pugh’s Earthworks offers snow and ice treatment. Our firm has years of experience and can customize a program for your firm to help keep your property safe and accessible. Our snow and ice treatment plans include a multi-phase approach. First, we lay down a salt application, before the storm hits. Most of the time, that salt application really makes a huge difference. It helps to prevent the snow and ice from sticking to your roads. It also reduces the time period between when the snow and ice hits [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values! Professional Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance Services We are one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. From its inception, our company has continued its commitment to quality, integrity and superior service. We provide the highest quality landscaping services and commercial grounds management for various commercial properties and HOA’s common areas. Mark Pugh started the lawn business in 1992 in a $500 truck with his phone number on it. Just 21 years later Pugh’s Earthworks has expanded markets to include Nashville TN and Little Rock AR. We now operate 60 trucks, while still retaining the very first commercial account we ever contracted with. That customer is Memphis Hunt and Polo Club. An experienced commercial landscaping company of over 200 employees, with certification and educational degrees in horticulture as well as years of experience, Pugh’s Earthworks caters to the landscaping needs of different commercial businesses and industrial properties as well as HOA’s common areas. Pugh's Earthworks is a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals! Pugh's Earthworks Industrial Landscape National Association of Landscape Professionals No matter what business you are in, it is beneficial to participate in the industry groups that focus on your trade. The educational, networking and social benefits of being a member are invaluable. The management team at Pugh's Earthworks is well aware of this. They are members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals which was formerly know as the Professional Land Care Network (PLANET). The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is the culmination of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) founded in 1961.  The ALCA actually sponsored the NASA Clean Air Study. The results of this study were published in 1989. The ALCA formed the Foliage for Clean Air Council soon after but due to lack of funding it had to be discontinued.  The ACLA did create the Certified Landscape Professional (CLP) credential. This credential is now know as the Landscape Industry Certified program. The Pugh's Earthworks team is able to take advance of the continuing education and reports on industry trends via their membership with the NALP. For example the NALP, due to Covid, is offering online classes. In early November members can learn about Construction Safety. This is an important topic for all landscape technicians in order to navigate the dangers inherent with working on landscape design sites. Students learn about hazard recognition, abatement and prevention. As advertised, landscape companies that become members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals reap the benefits of membership by growing their business, improving operations, increasing profits and standing out from the competition. The NALP is also an advocate for of the industry by being vocal about laws, regulations and employment of professional landscapers. Pugh's Earthworks is a shinning example of a first class landscaping company. We back our performance with a satisfaction guarantee. Our Quality Assurance Guarantee Pugh’s Earthworks offers an excellent quality assurance program. We are licensed and insured and stand behind all of the work that [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks has studied Applied Science in Turf Grass Management

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, Small Company Values! Regardless of the size of the client we are working for, our staff will deliver the best possible service, while treating each client with the utmost of respect. In a word, “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve.” We are now one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Pugh's Earthworks has studied Applied Science in Turf Grass Management! Turf Grass Management Pugh's Earthworks maintains numerous credentials including an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Turf Grass Management.  This degree provides the lawn scape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks with the knowledge and skills required to be a leading landscape company in the area of all types of Turf grass Management. This is an industry in high demand. Individuals that have invested in obtaining their certification are highly sought after. When you are seeking the expertise of a landscape company to keep the turf on your commercial or residential property looking beautiful, Pugh's Earthworks is that company. Our technicians are versed in all of the specific curriculum for the degree of Applied Science in Turf Grass Management. Most institutions cover the course topics listed below: Turf Grass Pesticides - This class covers high level understanding of chemical toxicity, environmental fate, labels, calibration, safety, handling, storage and specific state regulations. Turf Grass Types - Students learn the different species of grasses. Also an in-depth understanding of environmental adaptation, morphology and cultural requirements is covered. Weed Control - A complete understanding or what proper chemicals and techniques are best for weed control is taught. Disease Management - Like all grasses and plants, Turf Grass is susceptible to disease from fungus and other harmful diseases. The Applied Science in Turf Grass Management degree helps a student learn how to quickly detect early signs of grass disease and take appropriate corrective measures. Insect Control - Obviously harmful insects are always a threat to healthy turf. The curriculum for the degree teaches students how to recognize an insect infestation and how to use the proper chemicals to quickly eradicate the issue. Nutrition - Proper feeding is critical to a lush and beautiful turf. Students learn what chemicals are best and what seasons are best for their application. Edaphology - This is the science of soil composition both and physical and chemical make up. This is  critical with sports turf and [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is positioned and experienced to handle changing environmental conditions

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, Small Company Values! Regardless of the size of the client we are working for, our staff will deliver the best possible service, while treating each client with the utmost of respect. In a word, “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve.” We are now one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Our Quality Assurance Guarantee Pugh’s Earthworks offers an excellent quality assurance program. We are licensed and insured and stand behind all of the work that we perform with our quality assurance guarantee. Quality is everyone’s responsibility. Quality is conformance to the customer’s requirements. We believe every job can be improved. Every idea is treated with the utmost respect. We realize that improvement must be an on-the-job process. QUALITY POLICY It is the goal of Pugh’s Earthworks to provide our customers, both internal and external, with services, which meet or exceed their expectations. We recognize that one of the most important assets we possess, enabling us to achieve this goal, is our professional staff. We strongly encourage all of our people to take the pride of ownership in all the work they do. To this end we commit ourselves to strive in all we do for total customer satisfaction. TOTAL CUSTOMER SATISFACTION Management guarantees that ongoing support of these goals is our highest priority. We must never lose sight that customer satisfaction is a direct measure of our performance. Working together as a team, making use of all our talents and expertise, we will accomplish our objective. Pugh's Earthworks is positioned and experienced to handle changing environmental conditions! Climate and Landscaping With all of the attention on climate change, I started to wonder what potential such a threat would have on the multi billion dollar landscaping industry. Whether or not you subscribe to the theory of Global Warming, it is an issue that is front and center. Doing some research I ran across a publication by the American Society of Landscape Architects. This group was founded in 1899 and is comprised of over 15,000 US  landscape architects that are experts in their field.  They describe their mission as "Landscape architects lead the planning, design, and stewardship of healthy, equitable, safe, and resilient environments. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship". Weather conditions by all accounts seem to have changed. [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks has twenty five years experience satisfying customers with amazing landscapes

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, Small Company Values! Regardless of the size of the client we are working for, our staff will deliver the best possible service, while treating each client with the utmost of respect. In a word, “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve.” We are now one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Pugh's Earthworks has twenty five years experience satisfying customers with amazing landscapes! Stone Foot Path Pugh’s Earthworks Success Story The success story of Pugh's Earthworks is special. Through the trials and challenges of running a business which was a new concept for the Pugh's brothers, these three close brothers found a way to make it work. Today they run a premier landscaping company with five offices in three states. Their success captured the attention of Lawn and Landscape Magazine which is the leading B2B publication serving the $70 Billion landscaping and lawn care industry. The August 2017 edition of Lawn and Landscape Magazine featured Pugh’s Earthworks. The transition from brothers to business partners was not easy for the Pugh's. In fact, two of the brothers came to blows in a conference room, which eventually led to family counseling. When their father suddenly passed away, leaving behind several flower shops in Memphis, they had to learn how to work together – or they would fall apart. When Bill Pugh died in 1987, Mark, president and owner, was only 16, Tim, vice president and owner was 19 and Michael, chief financial officer was 22. The older Pugh's helped deliver flowers for years. But Mark’s busy sports schedule didn’t allow him to work regular hours, so he landscaped around the neighborhood. They had no idea they would  end up owning their father’s business, spinning off several companies or expanding throughout the region. “I actually took a leave of absence from my job for a few months to help dad’s partner with some of dad’s responsibilities because I thought we were going to sell the business,” says Michael, who was managing a sporting goods store at the time. Instead, with their mom’s help, Tim, bought out their father’s business partner to keep the flower shops in the family. “One day my brother is driving a delivery van, the next day he’s the owner of the company,” Michael says. “The employees were twice our age; they had known us since we were [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is DynaSCAPE certified

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, Small Company Values! Regardless of the size of the client we are working for, our staff will deliver the best possible service, while treating each client with the utmost of respect. In a word, “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve.” We are now one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Pugh's Earthworks is DynaSCAPE certified! Pugh's Earthworks Landscaping DynaSCAPE Certification Many landscaping companies including Pugh's Earthworks have chosen the creative and effective software tools provided by DynaSCAPE. Creating professional and compelling proposals to win jobs is important to any company. Upon winning the bid it is then even more important to deliver as promised. The management at Pugh's Earthworks has invested in its team to become  DynaSCAPE certified. As one of the largest landscaping companies in Memphis and additional offices in four additional markets, Pugh's Earthworks knows the importance of knowledge and the availability of the latest technology to make it stand out as a top landscaping competitor. That is why when you read up on our company you will see numerous degrees and certifications held by our staff. One such certification is with DynaSCAPE. With the tools provided, companies like Pugh's Earthworks can design and implement some of the most stunning and environmentally sound landscapes anywhere. In addition to the sales tools for winning proposals, the DynaSCAPE suite of products provides landscaping companies with ongoing management tools to effectively run a successful landscaping business. DynaScape offers a tool they have named Manage360. This powerful software provides landscaping companies the ability to be on top of every aspect related to the property they are maintaining. It also helps to steer landscaping companies such as Pugh's Earthworks so that financial objectives such as budget adherence and profitability can be achieved. Below are the elements of Manage360 that make it effective: Create the job from the estimate Assign the crew for the job Specify the supervisor for the job Create your purchase orders Generate daily job log sheets for your crew Enter job logs on the road, from anywhere Enter actual costs Compare and analyze estimates vs. actual on a graph Invoice at each job’s milestone Monitor the status of each job Generate and analyze job costing information Generate employee hours reports Change order management Offering a series of classes referred to as their "Landscape Design Studio", [...]