Pugh’s Earthworks is a Licensed Commercial Landscaping Company and is very Environmentally Aware

Pugh's Earthworks Whether you are a strong supporter of addressing climate change or not a strong supporter, it is in the news a lot. As I am a content creator for Pugh's Earthworks, a premier Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Company, it made me start to wonder how companies in this industry are dealing with the issue. There is a great deal of information available in this modern era of online information access. It is now and always has been critical to choose an Environmentally Aware and Licensed Commercial Landscaping Company.  Some scientists are convinced that the earth is warming. Many have produced studies showing an increased number of harmful landscape insects due to the warming. Many of the insects identified are affecting northern regions of the US but still the Mid-South has its share of turf and shrub insects. A talented and experienced Commercial Landscaping Company like Pugh's Earthworks is trained in recognizing every situation. Our technicians take corrective actions that will maintain the health and integrity of your commercial property lawn, trees and shrubs. 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. The 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 - Pugh's Earthworks obtained and maintains the License from the state of Tennessee’s law that governs the application of pesticides. There are several rules the state invokes for the safe use of Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide. Mississippi Bureau of Plant Industry Licensed - Pugh's Earthworks possesses the license necessary in MS protect agriculture and horticulture interests of the state from harmful insects, diseases, and weeds. Arkansas State Plant Board Licensed - We are also licensed in Arkansas for the application of pesticide. This licensing requires periodic Recertification in order to maintain the accreditation. Master of Business Administration Bachelor's of Science in Agronomy - Some of the Pugh's Earthworks team holds a Bachelor's degree in agronomy. This degree provides the knowledge to succeed in a career in the chemical, pesticide, fertilizer industries. Bachelor's in Landscape Contracting Management - Some of our team also holds a degree in Landscape Management. This degree helps people get a deeper understanding regarding   the art and science of designing, building and maintaining landscapes of all sizes. Associates of Applied Science in Landscape Management Associates of Applied Science in Turf Grass Management - The Associate in Science in Turfgrass Science and Management is mainly an education specialized in creating fields for golf courses and sports fields. Dynascape Certified - This is a great software tool and certification used to design spectacular commercial landscapes. The Pugh's team is experienced in the use [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is the Best at Designing and Maintaining Commercial Property Flower Beds

Pugh's Earthworks Parts of the country are now hitting triple digit temperatures and the spring rains have vanished. While summer is a great season it also carries with it heat exposure that is challenging for plants. Commercial Property Flower Beds are vulnerable to heat and drought. However, with the proper maintenance of a professional landscaping company like Pugh's Earthworks, the plants have a much better chance of surviving and even thriving. Since summer officially started on June 21st, it is still early and a good time to speak with a landscape technician at Pugh's Earthworks about maintenance on your property's flower beds. Our team will be able to analyze the positioning of the flower beds and decide what plants to use.  It may be necessary to change out commercial flower beds around your business for flowers and shrubs that thrive in hotter temperatures and more intense sunlight. Below are some considerations that the Pugh's team may want to review with you as part of your commercial landscape maintenance program: Obviously, flowers that can handle the hot summer temperatures will be the first consideration.  These include delphinium, roses, peony, daylilies, asters, anemones, and iris.  Next, flowers that complement the property with their color and fragrance in order to provide visual interest should be a consideration. Perhaps you may pick flowers from different parts of the season that can handle early, mid, and late summer weather so that changing them out is not a frequent necessity. The Pugh's Earthworks team can then get to work. They will not just start planting with the new flowers. Instead, they will most likely choose to prepare the flower bed by removing old perennials and then using weed killer to remove any other type of bed growth. In addition, many times it is a critical first step that adding new soil and compost to provide nutrients for the flower seeds or flowers prior to the actual planting is necessary and something our team will handle with precision. This is also a good time to evaluate the shape of the flower beds and consider making cosmetic or environmental changes to the shape of the flower beds. Commercial Property Flower Beds do not always have to use the traditional straight-line flower beds. Instead, consider curved beds for a unique look. When doing this you can plant the flowers in groups of three or more rather than the straight line found in a vegetable garden style bed. Arrange your garden with an eye to plant color, shape and size as well as time of bloom to give your garden movement and provide new views every time you see it. Arrange plants, shortest to tallest, from front to back or perimeter to center in your bed. When arranging groups, consider the views of your flowerbed from the house and sidewalk as well as the view from up close to it. Use dramatic plants like hostas to brighten shady places; add dramatic punctuation with oriental lilies and commission annuals such as [...]

Customers Receive a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for all Services from Pugh’s Earthworks Including Weed Control Services

Pugh's Earthworks A well-kept lawn whether Residential or Commercial makes a statement about the property. That is one reason owners focus on Weed Control Services. The professional landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are very good at all elements of Commercial Landscape Maintenance. This of course includes keeping the property free from unsightly weeds. First impressions as they say are important. Commercial Property Owners want customers and employees to get the impression that the property is well maintained. The Summer season is wonderful. However, it seems to be a season when lawns are vulnerable to the introduction of destructive weeds.  Pugh's Earthworks will apply preemergent during the Spring to prevent the germination of all varieties of weeds. Even with this valuable preventive measure, weeds still find a way to reenter the lawn. This is why having an experienced Commercial Landscaping Company can make the difference in the appearance of the property year-round. There are numerous varieties of harmful weeds. Below are few of the most common. 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 are experienced and are the best solution for complete Weed Control.     Pugh's Earthworks Weed Control Services The headquarters for Pugh's Earthworks is in Memphis, Tennessee. However, the company has experienced wonderful growth over the years due to the fine work they perform and the quality of the customer service delivered. Due to their first class reputation, the company now operates landscape offices in Nashville, Jackson TN, Southaven MS and Little Rock AR.  The firm provides monthly grounds maintenance services for commercial clients. If you are seeking assistance with Landscaping or Lawn Maintenance services, please give Pugh's Earthworks a call or send a message via the contact form below. We do offer FREE Estimates. Affordable Commercial Landscaping Pugh's [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Commercial Landscaping Water Conservation

Pugh's Earthworks has Big Company Strength and Small Company Values! Recently, I took a drive from Oklahoma to Georgia for a combination Business and Pleasure two week trip. As I drove, the hills, trees, lakes and rivers seemed to get more plentiful and beautiful. Culimanting by the time I got to Chattanoga TN, I was in a different world. Going through Littlerock AR, Memphis and Jackson TN, I paused for proud reflection on Pugh's Earthworks and the part they play in Commercial Landscaping Water Conservation. Then I thought about our fellow Americans out West where water supply reservoirs are at a cricitically low level and rationing is in place. Pugh's Earthworks is one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. From its beginning, the company has continued its commitment to quality, integrity and superior service. The company provides the highest quality landscaping services and commercial grounds management for various commercial properties. 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 developed markets including Jackson, Memphis and Nashville TN. Plus Littlerock AR and Southaven MS. Not only does Pugh's Earthworks focus on creating and maintaining amazing Commercial Property Landscapes for all customers, they also have a love for the environment. With this in mind, all chemical treatments for pesticides and fertizilzers are applied in compliance with industry safety standards. In addition, as landscapes are designed, things like soil errosion and water conservation are always top of mind. Pugh's is a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Below is an article written by a member of that organization regarding water conservation efforts in CA. Earlier this year, the State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously to implement a statewide ban on the watering of nonfunctional turf in the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors in California that runs for one year. The board also put regulations in place requiring local agencies to implement water use restrictions as water supplies may be up to 20 percent lower due to extreme drought. In a webinar hosted on June 6 by the California Landscape Contractors Association, the Irrigation Association, NALP and Maureen Erbeznik & Associates, Warren Gorowitz with Hunter Industries, Peter Estournes with Gardenworks Inc. and Maureen Erbeznik discussed the nature of the restrictions and the options available to landscape professionals. Erbeznik explains that nonfunctional turf refers to areas that are solely ornamental. If the turf is used for recreational purposes or community events, then it is considered functional. Exemptions to the ban include spaces that use non-potable water for irrigation or areas with trees. The ban does not apply to residential yards. Stay on Top of Local Regulations Local retail water agencies can expand regulations at their discretion to places like multi-family housing, golf courses, cemeteries and subsurface irrigation. With more than 400 water agencies in the state, the fluidity of restrictions and regulations will vary on each area’s water situation. [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Offers Expert Summer Lawn Feeding to Ensure a Beautiful Commercial Property

Pugh's Earthworks is a full service commercial landscape company When you hire a high caliber Commercial Landscaping Company like Pugh's Earthworks, your Commercial Landscape appearance will stand out in the community. From start to finish meaning intial design to ongoing annual maintenance, we are the company to hire. One such service is the ability to keep your Commercial Property looking great with proper Summer Lawn Feeding. Pugh's Earthworks management is completely committed to quality in every facet of their organization. So much so that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition, our commitment to obtaining and maintaining the lastest industry certifications is paramount. Employees working for Pugh's Earthworks accept and demonstrate our quality assurance program and display this on every job we work on. 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. 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. Part of most company's strategy is to align themselves with great vendors that help them be successful. This is true of Pugh's Earthworks from the equipment they use, employee work apparell right down to their vendor of choice to assist with online marketing and website relevance. That vendor is Flyline Search Marketing. This is a family owned company with over 14 years of delivering great results and customer service to their customers. Pugh's Earthworks management hired Flyline Search Marketing several years ago to manage their 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 Mark Lein likes to say, "we always put the customer first". It is this dedication and commitment to quality that keeps Pugh's Earthworks as a standout in the markets we serve.  Those competitive markets are Memphis, Nashville, Jackson TN, Little Rock and Southaven MS.  In every market we are committed to providing the highest quality landscaping services available.  Our certified professional team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients. Every job we do is backed [...]

Hire Pugh’s Earthworks to Maximize the Efficiency of Summer Watering

Pugh's Earthworks has Operations in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi Many parts of the country including the Mid-South, have had a very cool and wet May. However, it will not be long until the dry hot weather makes it critical to practice effective Summer Watering. Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest commercial 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 Homeowners Associations (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. A properly designed Commercial Landscape Sprinkler system, like the ones designed and installed by the Pugh's Earthworks Certified Landscape Technicians, will ensure that the lawn and plants on your property receive the exact amount of water during the summer. Protecting these plants is important as it is expensive to replace them. During the summer months, the hot weather and intense sunlight are tough for summer plants and lawns to take. That is why we often refresh both with extra water. However, there is still a need to water wisely during these hot months to be careful with water and get the maximum impact from your watering without wasting any of this precious resource. Below are some tips on how to water wisely to use less water as well as give your plants and lawn just the right amount: Water weekly: Pick one day a week to water your lawn and plants, preferably a time in the morning or evening where the sun and heat won't evaporate it too quickly. You may need to adjust it should there be summer thunderstorms or if you notice a better time where the water sticks around. Water deeply: Before you overwater, it's important to understand what this means and how much deeply involves. Check the soil and see if water has permeated the top six inches of clay soil or eight to 12 inches if you have loamy soil. Make sure the water is not stagnating on the top as this could mean your soil is compacted and it may lead to plant rot. Think long, soaking rain rather than many several quick sprinkles. Water when plants are ready: Plants will tell you when they are thirsty. Leaves will wilt or droop. The leaves may also yellow, curl up, or drop off. That means they really could use some water. Water in the morning: By focusing your plant and lawn watering on this point in the day, it gives the plants and lawn a way to fill up on water they can use throughout the day. Water plants when they need it: Besides when they are thirsty, there are other times where a plant or lawn may most need water. This includes giving more water to baby seedlings and transplants to help them because their root systems are not yet developed and acclimated to the soil.  Another group of plants that need water [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks will Expertly Assist to Design Commercial Office Patio Landscapes

Pugh's Earthworks “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate the Opportunity to Serve.” I worked in corporate for a good many years and I cannot remember more than two or three really nice Commercial Office Patio Landscapes. Most of the time this was not a top priority. However, for those few very nice Office outdoor gathering spots, they were used smartly for customer after hour events for wine and hors d' oeuvres. They were also nice places for employees to take a breather and recharge. Pugh's Earthworks is a premiere Commercial Landscaping Company doing business in the Mid-South. One of our specialties is Commercial Landscape Design. After we consult with our clients and fully understand what design they are desiring, we are able to deliver the precise end result they requested. This includes Commercial Office Patio Landscapes. How nice it is to have a spot with fragrant plants or herbs and gorgeous hardscapes with comfortable furniture. If you are desiring to create such a lovely courtyard and are not sure how to get started, please reach out to Pugh's Earthworks. One of our certified and highly experienced technicians would be honored to visit with you and jointly go through the process. A few things to consider when speaking with us are: Space Size - You may be limited to how large your office courtyard can be. Do not worry as the professionals at Pugh's Earthworks are masters at turning all size spaces into outdoor paradises. Choosing the right plants, trees, furniture and hardscape will all be handled by us with your approval. Lighting and Fireplace - There is no question that proper lighting sets the stage for a great outdoor evening experience. If you are wanting to hold a customer appreciation cocktail hour, our professionals can install the lighting that will impress your customers. In addition, a Fireplace is nice just about any time of year. We can install those as well. Decorations - Sometimes it is best to have one really large feature in the office courtyard to draw attention than to have too many small ones that make it look cluttered. Things like a Reflecting Pool, Decorative Path and Plant Containers are great eye-catching features to consider. Plants and Trees - The certified Pugh's Earthworks technician will analyze the office courtyard space. Issues like available space for tree and shrub growth, amount of sun and even soil conditions have to be planned to make the space optimum. The bottom line is that when you consider the value of your project it makes sense to hire a Pugh’s Earthworks Certified Landscape Technician. Whether your project is big or small our skilled professionals can take you through all phases of your job request.  From plant science, soil science, landscape design, irrigation design and installation, computer-aided drafting, pesticide and fertilizer application, plant and tree care, you will be served by the best in the industry!   Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Office Patio Landscapes We invite you to please visit our [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Professionally Designs and Maintains Retail Center Landscapes

Pugh's Earthworks Can Handle Commercial Landscape Jobs of all Sizes Creating or Designing and Maintaining Retail Center Landscapes is a true art. There are so many elements that go into the work that most of us who go to Retail Centers do not have any idea of the effort involved. There is a social aspect of a Retail Center. Yes, people generally visit the Center to shop but there is also the socializing effect of being with family and around others. Not something that has been easy during the previous two years. In addition, if you are with someone that has the "shop until you drop" mentality, you definitely need some pleasing rest areas to catch your breath. Or maybe stay while your partner visits every store in the Center. There is a method to the design also that creates curiosity for patrons. For example, creating curved sidewalks and benches makes for a more aesthetically pleasing environment. Many Retail Centers built years ago used more of a straight line or rigid approach to designing sidewalks and sitting areas. Designing more curves makes the environment a little softer and less rigid. In the cold months of Winter, a nice and safe fire pit can add an element of the holiday spirit plus provide a place for shoppers to warm up and enjoy being outside. Parking lots are a key element to attracting repeat customers. Depending on what part of the country the Retail Center is located in, super-hot summer temperatures can make for very desolate patches of desert like concrete or asphalt. A professional Commercial Landscaping Company like Pugh's Earthworks will be able to design green areas to break up the parking lot and make it more appealing. They will know exactly what types of plants and trees to plant in the green areas to provide shade and beauty. Additional factors to consider with your Retail Center Landscapes are water fountains and color. Misting fountains that provide outdoor cooling for shoppers and moving water pools that provide beauty are always popular. Then planting the right flowers to highlight the walkways, pots and rest areas add beauty and freshness. Pugh's Earthworks has designed and maintained multiple Retail Center Landscapes in their Mid-South Region. Lighting is another important element of an effective Retail Center design. Shoppers will feel much safer if parking lots have ample and proper lighting. Not to mention navigation through the Retail Center is much easier if there is good lighting. A great Commercial Landscaping Company like Pugh's Earthworks will not only design mission critical lighting but also decorative lighting that adds some sparkle and fun to Retail Center Landscapes. In summary, as you start the process for choosing a Commercial Landscaping Company to design and maintain your Retail Center, please consult with Pugh's Earthworks. One of our many commercial property specialties is retail shopping centers. We have been taking care of retail shopping center landscape for decades, including parking lots, open areas, and indoor landscaping at shopping malls. Unlike [...]

Hire Pugh’s Earthworks and ensure your valuable Trees are protected throughout the Winter

Pugh's Earthworks Winter Tree Care Winter Tree Care is an important component of any commercial landscaping year round program. Trees are a valuable asset and expensive to replace. Not only do trees provide shade during the hot temperatures of summer but they also add beauty to commercial properties. The Certified Commercial Landscape Technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are trained in all aspects of commercial landscaping which includes knowledge of tree care. It is some times common for people to get complacent when trees and grasses are dormant. The problem is that during these harsh cold temperatures, there is still a need for attention and care. Some of the steps the Pugh's Earthworks professionals will take to ensure their customers trees remain healthy are below: Winter Tree Care Deep Watering During the Winter months the tree roots are still growing deeper. They are on a continual journey search for water and nutrients to sustain the tree above the ground. However, if there is a shortage of water, the roots can become less able to continue their growth. At Pugh's Earthworks, our staff will continue to assess the soil conditions through the Winter. If it appears there is a shortage of natural moisture, they will take steps to start a deep watering program. Winter Tree Care Mulching It is common knowledge, for the most part, that mulching carries with it many healthy plant benefits. Therefore, properly applied mulch is something the Pugh's Earthworks team will focus on. Consequently, the trees of our commercial property owners will reap the benefit of retained moisture and countless nutrient. Tree Pruning Pugh's Earthworks is very talented at making commercial landscapes standout. One practice that is always top of mind is proper tree pruning. When trees are pruned during the summer growth months, there is danger in bug and fungus infestations. This is because the limbs are full of sap supporting the summer time upward growth of the tree. The best time to prune trees is during the dormant season like late Fall and Winter. There is far less chance of disease and tree damage during this time. Tree Protection Older more mature trees have developed a thick sturdy trunk. They are able to with stand harsh temperature and strong winds. However, younger trees that were recently planted are not as equipped to handle harsh condition. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks know when a tree needs to have the extra protection provided by burlap trunk wrapping and more frequent deep watering.           Pugh's Earthworks is not only a company that prides itself with superior customer service. That is to say, service which in fact is backed by a satisfaction guarantee. They also take great pride and see value in participating as a member of numerous industry groups related to their business. One such group is The Apartment Association of Greater Memphis. Below is a information regarding who makes up this The Apartment Association of Greater Memphis was chartered in 2004. The purpose [...]

Speak with Pugh’s Earthworks regarding your Commercial Landscaping Resolutions for 2022

Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscaping Resolutions Well we are rapidly coming to the close of 2021. Now is a good time to think about resolutions and goals for your Commercial Landscaping needs in 2022. Pugh's Earthworks would like to a partner in your Landscaping resolutions and help with designs for next year.  Our certified landscape technicians will ensure your long term satisfaction with your property. Landscape design and maintenance will take planning and preparation, organization, and physical effort; all of which are great qualities to shoot for in the new year. Define my particular landscaping preferences and styles, then incorporate into a unified design. Pugh's Earthworks is expertly qualified in design and architecture. Remove any dead, damaged or diseased plants and tree limbs that are beyond saving. Build an employee or customer patio. Your customers and employees will enjoy the outdoor feel this spring and summer. Install a water feature or reflection pool to create a soothing atmosphere that will aid in relaxation. Incorporate low maintenance plants and sustainable foliage where desired, to decrease the amount of maintenance and upkeep involved in keeping your landscape in tip top shape. These easy growing plants will save time and money in the long run. Add an outdoor fireplace, firepit, kitchen or gazebo for a great gathering place to entertain guests. Grow some plants that will enhance my spring landscape. These include bulbs of all kinds which appear when temperatures rise in the spring. Plants that will enhance my fall landscape include; pansies, mums, maple trees, burning bush and evergreens. Pugh's Earthworks has the knowledge and skill to make your commercial landscape beautiful, healthy and functional. We hire and train Certified Landscape Technicians. Below talks about how stringent the qualifications and schooling is to obtain and maintain that credential. Pugh's Earthworks Owners https://pughsearthworks.com/careers/ Certified Landscape Technician Education Requirements In order to become a certified landscape technician, some employers may look for individuals that are licensed or certified in horticulture.  Certification is not always required for landscape technicians. However, earning these credentials generally improves the chances for later career advancement.  There are organizations offering certification to landscape technicians. One such organization is the Professional Land Care Network (PLN). Using the services of a certified technician typically yields greater results with respect to the beauty and the environment effectiveness of your landscape. Technicians have a broad range of expertise. They can design interior gardens, complex exterior plantings, walkways, retaining walls and bridges. In addition, certified technicians are sometimes employed in nurseries where they can use their expert knowledge to assist customers. There are varying levels of education and expertise as with most industry trades. Some colleges offer two and four year programs. In these programs students learn extensive knowledge not only regarding plants but also such things as the proper use and maintenance of landscape equipment, such as chainsaws, trimmers and tillers. Two year programs are generally awarded an Associates of Science Degree. This curriculum consists of classes in plant science, soil science, landscape design, [...]

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