Pugh’s Earthworks Applies Mulch to Protect Shrubs and Trees During Winter

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks is the most trusted Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Business. With offices in Memphis, Nashville, Jackson TN, Littlerock and Southaven MS, we keep all types of Commercial Properties in tip top shape.  Now that we are into fall and looking ahead to winter, it is that time of year where temperatures start to decrease and eventually will dip well below freezing. For many plants and flowers, those frigid conditions can lead to damage unless they get an extra layer of protection. That is where the Pugh's Earthworks team introduces mulch as part of regular fall landscape maintenance services. In fact, mulching serves as one of the best blanket covers for things like strawberries, some perennials, and many other types of plants during cold conditions. Winter mulch helps stop soil from either freezing or thawing conditions. It is the repeated freezing and thawing that can force stems, roots, and bulbs/tubers to come out of the ground. Plus, this can severely damage or kill plants. Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Business There are different types of mulch to consider. Straw is one type. The benefits are that straw offers good insulation, encourages sufficient air movement, and does not smother plants or flowers. Just one bale of straw can cover 100 square feet to a depth of at least three inches. Other types of winter mulches to consider include bark chips, hay, chopped corn stalks, pine needles, or shredded leaves. Those mulches to avoid include whole leaves, sawdust, or grass clippings because they can form a thick mat and suffocate the flowers and plants. Wood chip mulch is ideal for the root zone areas of trees and shrubs. However, plants like hardy shrub roses don't need any winter protection like mulch. Yet, other types of rose plants may need a double layer of protection in the form of mulch and potting soil. Leave the mulching to us. Contact us today for a monthly service plan that includes mulching for the winter of all your commercial landscape areas. We can ensure your plants, flowers, and shrubs make it through the winter while keeping a beautiful view for your customers. Pugh's Earthwork is 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 Homeowners Associations (HOA’s), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners as well. Our staff has years of experience and can handle projects of any size.   Click Now to Contact The Pugh's Earthworks Pros     Pugh's Earthworks operated five Commercial Landscaping Offices in Three Key States Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Business Our headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. We also operate landscape offices in Nashville, Jackson TN, Southaven MS and Little Rock AR. Our firm provides monthly grounds maintenance services for commercial clients. If you are seeking assistance with Landscaping or Lawn [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Designs Valuable Hardscapes

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks provides Commercial Landscape Design and Maintenance to many businesses in the Mid-South. Our home office is located in Memphis, but we also have offices in Nashville, Jackson TN, Littlerock and Southaven MS. The certified landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are skilled at all aspects of commercial landscaping service. One very important area is the design and build out of Hardscapes. The popularity for hardscapes has grown over the years due to the many benefits a property can receive from a well-designed and completed hardscape project. Pugh's Earthworks keeps up with all growing trends and delivers the best service to all of our customers in the five major markets we serve and surrounding areas. The presence of well-designed Hardscaping is critical to any commercial property.  Below are some things to consider as you evaluate modifications to existing or designing new hardscaping. Aesthetics - When clients, employees and vendors visit your commercial property, the presence of beautifully designed, installed and maintained hardscape will add definition and a sense of organization to the property. Hardscapes act as a frame to accent the colorful flower beds and decorative trees that you have selected to display. Typically, the most practical and durable hardscapes are built from heavy materials such as concrete, stone and wood. In addition to the appearance, these beautiful landscapes can be an outdoor oasis of sorts allowing employees to take a lunch break outdoors and perhaps take a brief walk around the property. If the property is a cemetery, hotel, hospital or retail shopping center, the same benefits will exist for customers or hospital patients. Pugh's Earthworks services these types of businesses. Safety - The best design of a hardscape will be well thought out in terms of the safety it provides to pedestrians. The Pugh's Earthworks technicians will carefully draft and review with our Commercial Property client what we feel makes the most practical sense for your property. Realizing that many people from employees, customers, vendors, delivery trucks etc.  will be traversing the property, we want to create a safe environment. Increase Property Value - Protecting and increasing the real estate value of a commercial property is always a major goal. Pugh's Earthworks knows this and therefore in the materials we use to create lovely hardscapes, we are careful to select good quality materials that also provide functionality. For example, we can construct natural brick, stone, interlocking pavers, flagstone cement, foot paths, and sidewalks. Then for purposes of preventing ground erosion and water conservation, we build retaining walls made of stacked stone, brick, or other materials. We also can turn these retaining walls into a natural seating area if our customer desires. Adding outdoor fireplaces is also a great feature. These allow people to enjoy the outdoors during the winter months. Click to See Full List of Services   Pugh's Earthworks Designs Hardscapes, Stone Steppers and More Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Installation Q: What should a good landscape design include? A: The [...]

Protect Your Trees from the Cold Winter with the Help of Pugh’s Earthworks

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks is a top tier Commercial Landscape Company in the Mid-South. Our home office is Memphis, and we have other offices in Nashville, Jackson TN, Littlerock and Southaven MS. We have many satisfied customers as our mission is to make the customer's needs, the top priority. It is not too soon to start thinking about cold weather proofing your commercial property. This includes valuable trees. These are expensive to replace and take years to grow. Unlike humans or wildlife, trees are stationary. There is no place for them to go to get warm. Nature did provide them with the ability to shed leaves. This allows them to require less water. Then nature does allow them to go through some cell changes but at the end of the day, they count on humans to take care of them. That is where a professional and certified landscape technician can assist. Pugh's Earthworks employs a talented team of experienced and certified landscape technicians. Below are some of the important steps our team will address to protect your trees: Root Protection - Watering is a crucial step. Prior to first ground freeze, our team will be sure that ample water is applied around the tree soil. After the ground freezes, it is not necessary to water and the water applied prior to the freeze allows the tree to absorb and retain lots of moisture. The second step is to mulch around the tree. Roots can be damaged if temperatures drop to low like 15 degrees Fahrenheit for example. Pugh's Earthworks will apply mulch where needed. In addition, during the sidewalk and road clearing process for deicing, they will take extra precautions to ensure road salt does not get into the area that could be absorbed by the tree roots. Salt is bad for the roots and if absorbed into the trees structure can severely stunt the tree or kill it. Wrap the Trunk - A unique problem is something called sunscald. This occurs when the daytime temperature is warm, but the nighttime temperature is freezing or below. This can cause damage to the tissue of the tree. Pugh's Earthworks will use a special commercial grade plastic tree guard wrap to protect your trees from sunscald. Another benefit of the wrap is that it keeps deer from damaging the tree trunk when they use it to smooth their antlers. There are lots of deer in the markets Pugh's serves. Pruning - Late Fall and Winter is a great time to prune trees. One thing you do not want is for ice to build up on weak or damaged limbs. They will surely snap under the weight of the ice and that can cause damage to the tree. The Pugh's Earthworks team will carefully examine each tree on your property and remove dead or weak branches that could be problematic during the harsh cold winter.   Shop Now for Gallery of Services     Pugh’s Earthworks is strongly committed to [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is a Premier, Reliable and Trusted Commercial Landscaping Firm

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks is a premier, reliable and trusted Commercial Landscaping Firm in the Mid- South. Our major markets include Memphis, Nashville, Jackson TN, Littlerock and Southaven MS. We provide a wide range of Commercial Landscaping services all backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. When you trust your valuable commercial property to Pugh's Earthworks, you will be in the best position to keep your property looking pristine and staying healthy. We have customers with all types of landscapes and terrains. We service Hospitals, Cemetaries, Retail Shopping Centers, Industrial Properties and Office Complexes to name a few so you can image that each one offers unique challenges. Properties with steep terrains often require that our team build retaining walls to prevent the erosion of the lawn or flower beds. Some of the markets Pugh's Earthworks serves are hilly for example Littlerock and Memphis. There are several steps involved in building a retaining wall. The Pugh's Earthworks team is trained to build and to repair existing retaining walls. The typical steps involved to build a retaining wall typically include most of the following key steps and processes: Prepare a Trench - This is step one of the critical steps. In order to have a blueprint of where to dig, the area must be staked and marked with a Mason's Line. Add Drainage - Pugh's will use the proper drainpipe to allow for water to flow around the wall. Improper drainage will cause water to collect behind the wall which over time will cause it to weaken. Begin the Construction - The base blocks will be installed correctly so that as the wall is built it should have a natural lean into the hill and not lean away from the hill. Install Landscaping - This may not seem like a mission critical step, but actually it is very important. A major concern is the size of the plant or small tree. Depending on the variety, Pugh's Earthworks will know the proper planting distance from the wall to prevent the roots causing any damage to the wall's structural soundness. Existing Retaining Walls that have weakened over time need to be addressed as well. The Pugh's team is skilled at making repairs to holes in mortar, loose bricks, damaged drainage and other times of obvious problems. Click Now for Free Consultation       Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance for Institutional Clients This broad sector of properties includes churches, hospitals, country clubs, colleges and government branches. Of the many Memphis commercial properties, we have been proud to service for a decade or more, a large number of them are institutional facilities. The key to our longevity: developing strong relationships, evolving with our clients’ changing needs and helping them to continue to grow the value of the commercial properties they own, manage and occupy. We provide landscape design and installation services, commercial landscape maintenance services and water management services for these institutional facilities to ensure they’re running at peak performance at all times. [...]

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