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Pugh’s Earthworks recommends the use of compost for commercial property nutrition and for the environment

Pugh's Earthworks The certified technicians at Pugh's Earthworks have learned, through their many hours of studies, that compost renders numerous benefits. For one it helps the environment tremendously. It retains a very large amount of water. This water retention prevents or reduces soil erosion by controlling runoff.  When water flows downstream it carries with it many pollutants. Things like heavy metals, nitrogen, phosphorus, oil and grease, fuels, herbicides, and pesticides. All these chemicals are found in such things as fertilizer, gasoline for power tools etc. Compost is a natural fertilizer. The decomposition process of organic matter that includes some of that food waste you throw away. It is that compost and what it is made of that helps nourish the soil and feeds those plants or that lawn. Compost can be made on a small scale like what people do with the organic aspects of their trash. It is typically made in a large container. Or, it can be created on a much larger scale. Besides food, compost can also include grass clippings, leaves, hay, seashells, tree bark and twigs, animal manure, and straw. The compost mixture typically consists of two parts of dry material like leaves to one part wet or green material, such as grass clippings. The mixture is then left to decompose. Air movement is important, but the decomposing compost must also remain evenly moist. What makes compost so good for the lawn and other landscape is the microorganisms. Millions of microbes deliver the necessary nutrients to the soil to help stimulate plant growth. With all the nutrients, the grass becomes healthier. Just think of it as vitamins for the grass. To apply compost to a lawn, it needs to be spread with shovels to create a layer across the lawn that is about 1/4" thick. After a rake can be used to ensure the compost is evenly spread. It is good to apply the compost just after seeding and aerating. Because microorganisms are continually reproducing and dying, you can never add too much compost to the lawn. Once organic matter starts to build up in the soil, you can apply compost much less.  Also, you won't need to fertilize and water the lawn while weed, insect, and disease will also decrease. This illustrates another benefit of using compost for the lawn. To get professional assistance with composting, contact the certified technicians at Pugh's Earthworks contact us now to find out how we can help you maintain a lush commercial lawn while doing marvelous things to protect our precious environment. Spreading Compost for Plants 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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is a premiere Commercial Landscape Design and Maintenance company in all of the states and communities we serve

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville, In addition, we service commercial lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Our services include commercial landscape design, including plants, hardscape, irrigation, lighting and more. If you are thinking of adding commercial landscape to your business, the Certified Landscape Technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are the team to contact before starting the project. Things to consider include: First, your landscape should reflect your business and brand. If you are touting sustainability and environmental activities, then your landscape needs to show that. Or, if your business offers relaxation, then create a Zen-like space. Second, think about how people will engage with your business and how you can offer them spaces to stay longer. This is especially important if you are a retail business. Adding amenities like benches, chairs, tables, and other outdoor spaces that invite them to remain on your property. Next, you'll need to think about where and how people approach your business. Use natural objects like trees and shrubs to line the path that takes them straight to your company's front door. Then, it is important to create an attractive space with your landscape that is tidy, offers shade, or provides a refreshing feel. It will make people want to come there rather than turn them away. Finally, consider your architecture and how your commercial landscape should coordinate with that look. You will need to look at color, texture, shape, and style. Overall, another important consideration for commercial landscape is how you can conserve water and energy through your design.  For example, if you add a green roof to your building helps with controlling water run-off as well as lowers heating and cooling costs. Zen Landscape Pugh's Earthworks Qualifications When you choose Pugh's Earthworks as your Commercial Landscaping company, you can rest assured that from start to finish this team is a premiere Commercial Landscaping company in their markets and in the nation for that matter. To excel and perform at their level takes hard work, dedication and lots of education. 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 enhances the ability for 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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is a professional landscaping firm committed to the protection of the environment

Pugh's Earthworks Companies in the Landscaping industry have a duty to apply chemicals like fertilizer and pesticides in an environmentally sound fashion. Pugh's Earthworks takes this very seriously and follows all established guidelines. If you look at the state and industry certifications and licenses our company has achieved, it is obvious that we are professionals. 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 Mississippi Bureau of Plant Industry licensed Arkansas State Plant Board Licensed Landscape Industry Certified Below is a partial excerpt of EPA comments found on the Tennessee Department of Agriculture website. Clearly there are many factors to consider when applying chemicals. "The ESA is intended to protect and promote the recovery of species that are in danger of becoming extinct. Threats to a species from habitat destruction, pollution, over-harvesting, disease, predation and other natural or man-made factors must be reviewed and evaluated before an animal or plant can be placed on the federal endangered or threatened species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service, collectively known as the Services, administer the ESA. However, the ESA requires that all federal agencies, including EPA, make sure that any action they authorize, fund or carry out won’t jeopardize the existence of listed species or “destroy or adversely modify” any designated critical habitat for that species. The role EPA has in implementing the ESA is to ensure that the use of pesticides is not likely to jeopardize listed species or destroy or adversely modify their critical habitat when we register pesticides. When EPA determines that use limitations are necessary to ensure that legal use of a pesticide will not harm listed species or their critical habitat, we may seek to change the terms of the pesticide application to establish either generic or geographically specific pesticide use limitations. When geographically specific use limitations are necessary, Bulletins are developed to put the necessary mitigations into place. These mitigations are specific to the area(s) where the species is exposed to the pesticide(s) in question. Pesticide labels refer the pesticide user to Bulletins Live! Two contains enforceable use limitations for a pesticide to ensure its use will not jeopardize the continued existence of a listed species or adversely modify designated critical habitat. Bulletins show: The name of the pesticide active ingredient(s) and/or product(s), depending on what the user searches for, with pesticide limitations that may affect the listed species, The geographically specific pesticide use limitation(s) necessary to protect listed species or designated critical [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks specializes in all types of Hardscaping

Pugh's Earthworks 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. With offices in Memphis, Nashville, Jackson TN, Little Rock and Southaven MS, Pugh's Earthworks specializes in all aspects of commercial landscaping. One of the many elements of landscaping involves the important design and building of Hardscapes. Depending on the commercial property type, Hardscapes can be crafted to stay with the architecture of that building. For example if it is a very modern structure, concrete and stone may be more appropriate. Where as an older building may call for more traditional Hardscaping created from wood. Each phase of commercial landscaping plays a valuable role in the over all aesthetic, environmental and value of the commercial property. Hardscaping is one of those critical elements. So what are some of the important parts Hardscaping plays in the property design. Below are a few of those: Direction and Safety - A properly designed walkway serves to direct people to stay on the path. Often there are areas where you do not want foot traffic so by creating an attractive and safe pathway, typically people will use it as opposed to walking across the grass or other Soft Scaping. In addition, a properly designed pathway can keep employees, vendors and customers from falling and injuring themselves. Better Employee Interaction - During times of great outdoor weather, employees can enjoy some much needed change of scenery from the breakroom. A beautiful outdoor design with a nice patio, benches and tables can be a place where employees can gather for lunch. The fresh air and sunshine makes for a more comforting and interactive environment. Happier employees that enjoy working together as a team naturally leads to better productivity. Improved Property Utilization - Properties can vary in terms of sunlight verses shade or water collection verses dryness. Hardscapes will embrace the differences and make better use of the overall property. Increased Value - Hardscaping can add value to your commercial property by displaying creative and functional design. Commercial property owners take pride in their property and beautiful hardscapes. Pugh's Earthworks professional landscape designers create some of most amazing hardscapes in the industry. Property Appearance - A beautifully designed hardscape will leave visitors with the impression that you have a first class operation. You do not want people to visit the property and their first impression to be that you do not invest in the overall appearance and environmental effectiveness.   About Pugh's Earthworks 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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks supports the local communities they serve

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 supports the local communities they serve! Memphis TN Pugh's Market Community Involvement for Businesses The importance of a business taking an active part in the community they serve is so important. Showing the citizens that not only are they producing revenue for their business by offering goods and services but they are also committed to making the community a better place for all goes a long way to building trust and respect. There are many ways for businesses to get involved. Joining the local Chamber of Commerce is a great way to meet other business owners and leaders in the community. Networking is critical for developing new business and building strong relationships within the community. Naturally if residents and other businesses feel that your business is one that gives back, you will be well received and it [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is an industry partner of the Institute of Real Estate Management Arkansas Chapter

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 is an industry partner of the Institute of Real Estate Management Arkansas Chapter! IREM® is an international force of 20,000 individuals united to advance the profession of real estate management. Through training, professional development, and collaboration, IREM® supports our members and others in the industry through every stage of their career. We believe in our people, and we provide the tools they need to succeed. We open doors, we forge connections, and we help show the way forward. Backed by the power that comes with being an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, we add value to our members, who in turn add value to their teams, their workplaces, and the properties in their commercial and residential portfolios. Our memberships empower college students, young professionals, and industry veterans who are committed to career advancement. Earning our credentials, including the CPM®, ARM®, ACoM, and AMO®, demonstrates a commitment to, and passion for, good management. These credentials, along with our courses and array of resources, all exist with one goal in mind – to make a difference in the careers of those who manage. Pugh's Earthworks is a proud Industry Partner of IREM® and stays active in the various organizations that operate in the markets they serve including Arkansas.  IREM® Industry Partners Landscape - Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Irrigation, Landscaping, Maintenance,& Pest Control Pugh's Earthworks, one of the Mid South' s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. From its inception the company has continued its commitment to quality, integrity and superior service. Pugh's Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services and commercial [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks uses strategic analysis in job selection and client testimonials reflect positive results

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 uses strategic analysis in job selection and client testimonials reflect positive results! Job Contract Analysis As the old adage goes, you cannot try to be all things to all people. Pugh's Earthworks management realizes that their specialty is Commercial Landscape design, installation and maintenance. They focus on being the best they can be in the markets they serve and have the client testimonials to back up their expertise and commitment to excellence.  I started to think about what may be involved in complete and accurate analysis in contract review and found an interesting article in Lawn and Landscape Magazine that speaks well to that process. Pre-screen and qualify your prospects You must find ways to work smarter, not harder. This starts with implementing a solid, well-structured pre-screening and qualifying program. The program should be documented and trained so several people in your organization can do the screening and pre-qualifying of the prospects that call. Building the program has a number of facets to it: Pre-screening This is the first step where you make sure that the prospect’s project aligns with the work you do. The prospect may need a large tree removed from their property. You do not do arborist work, so you can let the prospect know that you do not offer this service. At that point you can end the call or refer the prospect to a company that you know does good work. Be careful when referring work to another contractor. The work they do reflects directly back to you. Referring to the [...]

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 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 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 [...]

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