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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 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 can assist with how heat can impact your lawn

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 can assist with how heat can impact your lawn! Beautiful Estate Lawn   Handling Heat Stress on Lawns We all enjoy a lush, green, healthy lawn during the summer months. However the effects of heat and dry conditions can leave lawns struggling to survive. Heat stress occurs typically during the hottest months of summer and results frequently in severe moisture loss for your lawn. Using the services of a professional landscaping company like Pugh's Earthworks will help you ensure your lawn has a good chance of surviving the effects of summer heat. Common indicators that a lawn is under stress: Ghost prints -  A sure sign that your lawn is under stress is when you walk on it and the blades of grass do not rebound. Leaving footprints of flattened grass that are referred to as ghost prints. Discoloration - Often the effect of high temperatures and drought causes a yellowing or browning of the grass tips or the entire lawn. Deep watering may remedy this unless there is a larger issue such as insect damage. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks are trained and experienced to deliver the proper diagnosis. Compaction -  One clever way to determine if your soil is too dry is to try pushing a screwdriver into the surface of your lawn.  A hardened dry surface will make inserting the screwdriver very difficult, Conversely, if the screwdriver is easy to push into the ground, your lawn is most likely receiving adequately amounts of water. Before calling in the professionals, there are a few things you can do in order to try and self diagnosis problems with your lawn. Below are some of those: Check to see if your lawn might have a chinch bug infestation. These are small black and white insects that you will see crawling between the blades of grass. Another pesky insect are grub worms. They will actually eat the roots of your lawn leaving it unable to survive. If you are able to tug on the sections [...]

Spring is in full swing. Hire Pugh’s Earthworks to get your property ready to impress this summer.

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.” Spring is in full swing. Hire Pugh's Earthworks to get your property ready to impress this summer! Attractively  Landscaped Gated Community Benefits of Professional Landscaping There is something about the gratification of a do it your self project. You can step back and behold your hard work with pride. However, sometimes unless you are a trained professional, landscaping projects can he overwhelming and the results disappointing. Pugh's Earthworks employs some of most skilled professionals in the industry. So let's take a look at some of the benefits you get when you hire a professional for your property. Professionals are able to easily assess site issues. Many times what lies below the surface like complex root systems, pipes, rocks and cables are not visible to the untrained eye. Professionals can come up with design ideas that will add beautify and equally important, add property value. You will have a defined budget. Often with do it your self projects the expenses continue to mount. With a professional landscaper you will have an agreed upon time frame for completion. Professionals are experienced in dealing with any unforeseen set backs in the project. You will receive surprise benefits not just in terms of property appearance but also financial. Professionals are trained environmentalists and will keep the ecosystem in mind at all times. The professional landscapers at Pugh's Earthworks embody all of these skills and will make your property elegant and environmentally friendly! Elegantly Landscaped Retail Center Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and [...]

Memphis Tennessee Commercial Landscaping Services

Pugh's Earthworks Memphis TN Commercial Landscaping Pugh’s Earthworks is a family owned and operated landscape and lawn maintenance firm. We offer commercial landscape design, installation and maintenance. We are one of the leading commercial landscape firms in the greater Memphis, Tennessee area. From our inception, back in 1992, our company has demonstrated a commitment to quality, integrity and superior service. Pugh’s Earthworks specializes in commercial grounds management for office buildings, apartments, condominiums and HOA’s common areas. We handle numerous commercial clients in the Memphis area, including some notable hotels, hospitals, churches, colleges and HOA managed properties. We are a large firm and can handle projects of any size. Even though our firm has grown quickly over the past 25 years, we have always worked to maintain the same great values we had, when we were just a small, up and coming landscape company. Pugh’s Earthworks has been providing commercial landscaping services since 1992. We specialize is landscape and lawn maintenance for commercial customers. Currently we serve more than 300 commercial clients. Our firm is one of the largest landscape and lawn maintenance firms in Memphis. We also operate similar operations in Nashville TN, Southaven MS, Jackson TN and Little Rock AR. Our award winning team services apartments, condominiums, shopping centers, office buildings and complexes, cemeteries, hospitals, hotels and motels and other commercial facilities. The majority of our clients have opted into a comprehensive landscape and lawn maintenance program. Our programs can be tailored to meet the specific and unique needs to each property. They are affordable and ensure that the appearance of your property will always be fresh and beautiful.  

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.                                                                                                                                                                    

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!

Keep Leaves Off Lawns, Sidewalks, and Parking Areas

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Commercial and Residential Landscape Company Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service residential and commercial lawns in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for lawns includes professional lawn care, including irrigation and sprinklers, fertilizing, reseeding, aeration, and pest control. Along with our professional landscape design and maintenance services, we also provide a wealth of expert advice on how to care for your residential and commercial landscapes. One of the things we often tell our clients is why it's so important to keep leaves off of lawns, flower beds, and sidewalks as well as clear this debris from parking areas. Leaves can accumulate quickly as they trees shed them for the fall and winter seasons. The effect is a pile of leaves. While they are unsightly, they also can cause problems. On lawns, the leaves can clog the grass so that the lawn can no longer breathe and get the oxygen it needs to survive. The same goes for flower beds. The leaves also create wet, dark conditions that breed disease as well as attract insects and other inhabitants that cause you other problems like rodent infestation. When it comes to your sidewalks and parking areas around commercial properties, the leaves may hide dangers that can lead to accidents, including people tripping or sliding from ice or debris they can't see. The accumulated leaves can lead to similar problems for vehicles. Overall, when leaves pile up, it also makes it look like the business is not concerned about their properties. This may also impact on what visitors conclude about the business. The mess may be so bad that it even discourages customers from coming to your business. We understand just how challenging it can be to run a business and keep up with this type of maintenance. That's why we are here to help! Contact us now to find out about our monthly commercial landscape maintenance services or our monthly residential landscape services.