Pugh’s Earthworks is a Premiere Customer First Commercial Landscaping Business

Pugh's Earthworks I recently ran across an article from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) that spoke to the importance of proper etiquette when it comes to Commercial Landscaping. Like any industry, treating customers like they are the most important is critical to any sustainable business model. Pugh's Earthworks is a premiere Commercial Landscaping Business in the Mid-South. Customers that utilize our services not only receive top quality services, but they also receive the respect and proper manners they deserve. The article was a good reminder that manner's matter. When you read the testimonials from the Pugh's Earthworks customers, it is clear our team fully embraces that fact. Below is an example: Testimonials “Act of Kindness.  So much of the time we only complain, but today I want to let you know of an extreme act of kindness expressed to me.  I was blowing the leaves off my carport and off my driveway when all of a sudden 8 young men with leave blowers came over and they blew the leaves off my entire front yard and added them to the ones they were cleaning up.  It took them less than 5 minutes, but I will remember this for the rest of my life.  We are elderly & my husband is a disabled veteran so I am sure you can tell how much this helped me.  Kudos to Pugh’s for hiring such compassionate & hard-working young men!” P. Harper Greenbrook The Pugh's Earthworks management team organizes periodic training classes for all employees. These cover the basics of safety, equipment handling and of course the proper interaction with all valuable customers. According to the NALP article, below are some of the basic principles a well-run service company like Pugh's Earthworks always follows: Commercial Landscaping Business Be Courteous This is the most basic level of etiquette all your employees should practice. Teach them to always be aware of people and train them to wave or smile at the customer or even passersby. Throttling down a blower or string trimmer as a neighbor walk by is a sign of respect. Your crews should know to behave on jobsite and refrain from horseplay or obscene language. Body language is also important. Teach your team members to make eye contact with the client when they’re speaking. This lets the customer know you are giving them your full attention. Discourage fidgeting or having a closed-off stance as this gives off the impression that you are not engaged in the conversation. Be Personal It means a lot to be known and taking the time to address your customers by their names when you are on their property helps them feel like they are not just a number in your book of business. If your crews struggle to remember all the names, provide them a cheat sheet they can look at before starting a job. Taking the time to look over the property and inform the client of any potential issues you see also shows you care about [...]

Sometimes Fall is a great time to apply new Sod to your commercial lawn and the experts at Pugh’s Earthworks will know

Pugh's Earthworks Often the effects of a long summer can take a severe toll on lawns. In these instances, sod application may be the best solution to help restore the landscape. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks know when sodding is the most advantageous corrective measure for commercial property lawns. Some of the clear and obvious benefits to sod is that it provides for an immediate lawn! Though there are arguments for sod application in the spring verses the fall, below are some things to consider when sodding appears to be the right solution. Sod can burn easily under the scorching Summer Sun which is near by if sod is laid in the Spring. By applying sod in the Fall the temperatures are cooler allowing the root system to develop over the Fall, Winter and Spring months. Sod will not require as much water to survive if applying in the Fall. The reason is because the grass is beginning the dormancy cycle and the roots will not require as much water. When it comes to the actual laying of the sod, it is always best to use the services of a professional landscaping company like Pugh's Earthworks. Our experts will know the proper amount of compost and fertilizer to mix with the soil. This is very important for the sod to take hold and get off to a great start. During the first few weeks, the Pugh's Earthworks certified technicians watch over the new sod. Proper amounts of water must be applied if the Fall season is dry and absent normal rain fall. Taking root is the ultimate goal for the new sod. The landscape technicians will be viewing sections of the sod to make sure new root growth is starting. Purchasing sod and having it installed is expensive. To ensure that your newly purchased sod has the best chance of success, hire the professionals at Pugh's Earthworks. We have the trained staff, the proper equipment and the burning desire to make sure our clients are satisfied.           Pugh’s Earthworks Credentials/Affiliations/Degrees, Certifications The Pugh’s Earthworks team has all the proper credentials, degrees and certifications necessary to deliver top quality landscape and lawn maintenance design, installation and maintenance services. Our team is experienced, highly skilled. They all operate with a customer first attitude. Our firm is one of the largest landscape and lawn maintenance companies in Tennessee. We have all the right equipment to handle commercial landscape and lawn maintenance projects. Our client base includes hotels, motels, business complexes, retail shopping centers, hospitals, schools, apartments, condominiums and other commercial accounts. Tennessee Department of Agriculture Chartered/Licensed Mississippi Bureau of Plant Industry licensed Arkansas State Plant Board Licensed Master of Business Administration Bachelors of Science in Agronomy Bachelors in Landscape Contracting Management Associates of Applied Science in Landscape Management Associates of Applied Science in Turf Grass Management Dynascape Certified Planet Professional Network Landscape Industry Certified We offer an excellent quality assurance program.  This is because we are licensed [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks works year round to keep commercial landscapes looking their best

Pugh's Earthworks The temperatures are definitely starting to dip. I stepped out on the front porch early this morning and there was a stark change in the temperature from just a week ago. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks know that landscaping processes do not stop as the growing season ends. Below is a Q&A excerpt from Pugh's Earthworks: How does lawn fertilizing affect clipping production? This question will be answered in two parts, beginning with the cool-season grasses (Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue and perennial ryegrass) and then the warm-season grasses (Zoysia grass and bermudagrass). Cool-season grasses should be fertilized primarily in late Summer and Fall (September and October). Nutrients applied at this time encourage root growth and turf thickening. Fall applications also result in early spring green-up without causing excessive leafy top growth. Given proper fall fertilization, spring applications may not be required. High rates of nitrogen (more than 1 pound per 1,000 square feet) in the spring will stimulate unnecessary flushes of leaf growth and may predispose the lawn to greater summer damage. No more than one spring fertilization should occur. This can be in late March or early April with a weed-and-feed treatment for crabgrass or in May with a slow-release nitrogen source. Warm-season grasses should be fertilized when the grass begins its active growth in late spring and early summer (May-June). Again, for slow and even growth, use a fertilizer containing a slow-release nitrogen source. Warm-season grasses should not be fertilized in September and October. Everything you do in the fall can help your lawn make it through a harsh winter season, including giving it the food it needs to support root growth. Here are five tips for fertilizing your lawn as part of your lawn maintenance care during the fall months: Apply lawn fertilizer round two to three weeks before the ground is likely to freeze. You can look online for the frost date for your particular area and then plan accordingly. On average, that means applying fertilizer to your fall lawn around mid-October. Fertilize in the fall either in the morning or the early evening. Fall temperatures during the middle of the day can still be too warm, which could cause the fertilizer to burn the grass. Mow the lawn right before you plan to fertilize. When doing so, be sure to leave some of the grass clippings. This green material can help the roots. Do not fertilize before any scheduled rain. The rain will only cause the fertilizer to run off the lawn and work against your plan of fertilizing it. If it has recently rained, also wait until the grass blades appear dry and then you can apply the fertilizer. Continue mowing throughout the fall season but begin to drop the blade down the lowest setting as the fall season draws to a close. Aerate the soil as well to ensure that the fertilizer, water, and oxygen can reach the grass roots. This gets the essential nutrients where they need to be to further [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks has the training to keep your commercial property free from unsightly weeds

Pugh's Earthworks Weeds are so unsightly and a nuisance for any lawn. If you have a commercial property, the last thing you want is for your lawn to be covered with weeds. Customers have a better first impression when they drive up to your property and it is a well manicured and weed free lawn. This is where the professionals at Pugh's Earthworks can help any commercial property owner. Our certified and experienced landscape technicians know how to rid lawns of destructive weeds and maintain a lush healthy lawn. It seems that during the summer months weeds are plentiful. Very true and it could be that you also notice them more because you are spending more time outside. Pugh's Earthworks will apply preemergent during the Spring to prevent the germination of all varieties of weeds. As they say "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Summertime weeds come in numerous varieties which can make treatment different. Here some of the common weeds that pop up during the summer and how our certified professionals would treat them. Crabgrass and Nutsedge - These are grassy type weeds. They tend to blend in better to the normal grass which is their secret to eventually dominating the lawn. A good technique that Pugh's Earthworks may employ is to aerate, water and fertilize the property in the proper quantities and application. This method tends to help the health of the grass you want to grow and it can eventually overtake and smother out the crabgrass. Broadleaf Weeds - There are several types of broadleaf weeds. They tend to stand out more and truly make any lawn appear unkept. They can also be difficult to eradicate. Some of the more common types of broadleaf weeds are Knotweed Spurge, Dandelion, Ground Ivy, and White Clover.  There is no mistaking these unsightly plants with their large leaves and often flowers. They clearly to not belong in the commercial landscape. Treating broadleaf weeds can be more difficult. Sometimes if there is not a tremendous infestation you may be able to pull them by hand. Often times it requires the expertise of a trained landscape technician to come in with the proper herbicide and post-emergent control procedures. Handling of these chemicals can be hazardous and not effective if not used properly. That is where the Pugh's Earthworks professionals will come to the rescue. Pugh's Earthworks is a shinning example of a first class landscaping company. We back our performance with a satisfaction guarantee. This family owned and operated company is a great example of dedication, cooperation and just good old fashioned hard work values. This attitude can be found at every level within the company and carries forward to customer service and satisfaction. 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 [...]

Trust all of your tree and shrub pruning to the landscape experts at Pugh’s Earthworks

Pugh's Earthworks Trees are starting to leaf out but the Crape Myrtle is usually one of the last to bloom. Personally having three of these lovely trees I wondered about the proper pruning technique. I see many that have been cut back or topped by owners so assumed this is proper. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks have the skills, training and expertise when it comes to healthy care for trees and shrubs. I suppose there are different theories regarding Crape Myrtles and I found one that resonates with me. Topping trees for the most part can be harmful. This is especially true when it comes to the Crape Myrtle.  Pugh's Earthworks uses the science of horticulture and our professionals know when and how much to trim trees and shrubs. While topping Crape Myrtles is not the best course of action, the tree itself is very resilient and will be fine. However, this particular theory points out that the tree will not reach its full potential if it is annually topped.  When pruned properly, the Crape Myrtle has a vase shape that accentuates it's beautiful blooms and satiny bark. It is one of the South's most versatile landscaping trees. The most common reason for pruning these hearty trees is that they have gotten too tall for their space. In that instance, it's better to replace the trees with plants that fit the space better and transplant the crape myrtle to a better area where they can grow and shine. To properly prune these 'lilacs of the south' follow these simple steps: Remove the suckers from the bottom of the tree. Remove broken, crossed or diseased limbs. If two limbs are crossed, remove the weaker of the two. Prune just the tips of the branches to remove the old blooms. When blooms are removed another blooming may occur. Thin out the small, twiggy growth to allow air to circulate in the canopy of the tree. If a previous landscaper has committed this crime, there are measures that can be taken to return the tree to it's beautiful potential. It will take years but can be done by cutting the tree back within one to two inches of the ground. When new shoots emerge, select 3 to 5 of the strongest branches on each trunk and remove the others. After 3 - 5 years of growth the tree will be back to it's lovely shape with branches full of blooms. Whether in Memphis, Nashville, Little Rock or Jackson the crape myrtle is a staple of landscape design. When it comes to pruning the trees and shrubs that surround your commercial property, trust the certified technicians at Pugh's Earthworks. They will keep your landscape beautiful and healthy. The Pugh's Earthworks management team started out small and with little experience. With hard work, dedication and the strong will to succeed, the three brothers have created a superior and well run commercial landscaping company. From the management team to the most junior landscape technician, [...]

The growing season is on again and Pugh’s Earthworks will keep your Commercial Property lawn looking sharp

Pugh's Earthworks commercial landscape design and maintenance services Time to sharpen those mower blades and get the lawn equipment in tip top shape. The expert landscaping technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are preparing to kick off another successful year at keeping our commercial customer's lawns looking the best in the city. The cities we operated in are throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service lawns in Little Rock, Arkansas and Southaven MS. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for lawns, bedding, trees and shrubs, irrigation, and hardscape areas is available for both commercial and residential customers for monthly services. Our commercial and residential landscape company also assists with pest control as well as winter snow clearing and ice treatment. No matter what time of year, it can be challenging to keep your commercial lawn or residential lawn looking pristine, lush, and manicured. That's because a lot of work goes into taking care of your lawn. As you can see from the past few weeks of blog posts, just fall lawn care spans fertilizing, mowing, reseeding, and aerating. Then, you've got to stay on top of pests and address any brown spots and weather changes. Whether you run a business or work for another company, today's lives have become hectic, making it challenging to stay on top of all types of home or business maintenance. That's when it makes sense to seek help from a professional landscape and lawn service. That way, you can enjoy a beautiful landscape that welcomes customers to your business or shows off your home to your neighbors. We offer a wide array of services for our commercial and residential clients so you can focus on your business and life. Beyond jut working with individual companies, we also partner with larger organizations to handle areas like HOAs. Our clients also include apartment buildings, hotels and motels, commercial buildings, business and industrial parks, cemeteries, schools, office complexes, and retail centers. Our professional services provide a comprehensive way to enjoy the best landscape and lawns without having to do the work yourself. Let us take care of everything while you focus on your business and customers! About Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks management does not cut corners with staffing, equipment and hiring of vendors to help their company stand out. We hired Flyline Search Marketing several years ago to manage our online marketing and sales platform. In addition, the Flyline team manages the website ensuring it is updated with product displays and ease of navigation is solid.  Flyline has worked with companies throughout  the United States and produced tremendous sales growth. Another 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 [...]

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 knows what it takes to be a best in class landscaping design firm.

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. The owners of Pugh’s Earthworks, Mark Pugh, Michael Pugh and Tim Pugh announced that they have hired Flyline Search Marketing to deliver a comprehensive Internet Marketing  program for the Earthworks organization. The Pugh’s have previous working experience with Flyline. Two years ago, they brought in Flyline Search Marketing to deliver comprehensive marketing services for Pugh’s Flowers. About six months ago, they had Flyline Search Marketing create a new website for Rosie’s Pest Control. They also approved a PPC program for Rosie’s as well. The first task that they gave to Flyline was to create a new, fully responsive website for Pugh’s Earthworks. Next, Flyline was assigned responsibility for managing social media, blogging and content and brand messaging for Earthworks. Flyline has also created a PPC program for Earthworks that will be strategically utilized. Flyline Search Marketing has built an excellent reputation over the past nine years they have been in existence. They are known for delivering outstanding results, excellent customer service and program strategies that consistently meet and exceed objectives. Flyline is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and serves a nationwide client base. Michael Pugh was quoted as saying, “Adding Flyline as a strategic partner for Pugh’s Flowers, Rosie’s Pest Control and Pugh’s Earthworks, provides strategic advantages to the Pugh family.” The owner of Flyline, Mark Lein, was quoted as saying, “We love partnering with great families like the Pugh’s. They are just great folks. We always strive to align ourselves with high character organizations, such as the Pugh’s and their family owned businesses. We consider it a huge blessing to have the privilege to serve such a wonderful family.” Pugh's Earthworks knows what it takes to be a best in class landscaping design firm! Qualifications of a First in Class Landscaping Company Becoming a first in class landscaping company is hard work. The management team at Pugh's Earthworks understands the devotion and commitment it takes to get to that point. Hiring a quality team and investing in their continued education to maintain certifications and licenses is key to offering high quality service. In addition, maintaining a good reputation, sharing common goals with clients and obtaining desired client results are what sets Pugh's Earthworks apart from other landscaping companies. Testimonials from satisfied clients say it best. "As the General Manager of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas, I have the responsibility to maintain and present our hotel in the best possible light. This not only includes the hotel’s public areas and guest suites but also the exterior landscaping of the building. In [...]

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