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Lawns need to be watered regularly in Summer and the experts at Pugh’s Earthworks will help you analyze the 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. Lawns need to be watered regularly in Summer and the experts at Pugh's Earthworks will help you analyze the process! Checking the condition of the lawn Summer Lawn Watering Most lawn experts and research indicates that turf grasses need an estimated 1 inch of water per week to stay healthy and green. Although occasionally if the summer heat is too intense you may have to let the lawn go into an almost dormant state. In order to have a strong lawn you need to encourage deep root growth. In addition we all need to be aware of water conservation. It is a precious resource to be used wisely. Below are some tips that experts recommend. When to water - Signs of footprints and a darker color in the lawn are typically signs of early drought stress. Water infrequently - When you water make sure the watering is deep down to the roots. This creates a deep root growth pattern and encourages less weed growth. Water early in the day - If you water in the heat of the day your water will evaporate. If you water at night it can create fungal growth and lawn damage. Spread the water evenly - Try to avoid flooding some spots while missing the water on others. Water conservation awareness -  Mowing the lawn higher, avoiding excess nitrogen fertilizer, limiting foot traffic, discontinuing pesticides and careful placement of the sprinklers so as not to waste water on the driveway or street are all things that can help to conserve water. Avoid over-watering - As the water is absorbed monitor your watering to ensure there are no areas of standing water afterwards. Monitor rainfall - Watch the weather forecasts. If rain is expected do not water the lawn. Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance For COA’s & HOA’s Pugh's Earthworks provides landscaping and lawn maintenance programs for HOA (homeowners associations) and COA (condominium associations). In fact, the work we do for HOA’s and COA’s represents a sizable portion of the more than 300 commercial landscape maintenance clients we [...]

Landscape Tips to Keep HOAs and COAs Clean During the Winter Months

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Commercial Landscape Services For HOAs and COAs Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service commercial lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for commercial properties includes professional lawn care, including irrigation and sprinklers, fertilizing, reseeding, aeration, and pest control. This includes shopping centers, schools, retailers, industrial centers, business parks, and more. One of our main client segments is HOAs and COAs where we care for the common areas as well as some of the front yard areas in certain communities. With our extensive experience, we have many tips for maintaining HOA/COA landscapes throughout alll seasons, including winter, which, in Tennessee, can mean snow and ice. Winter Planting and Maintenance Let's start with any plans for planting during the winter. You don't have to do much when it comes to winter landscaping around your HOA. Just having a few evergreens and shrubs with berries can add interest and color. Also, trees with colorful and textured bark may provide a unique look. It's also good to continually remove any fallen leaves, branches, or other debris. Doing so will provide an attractive look for your community. Plus, it will also reduce rodents and other critters that you may not want to have lurking around your community. Snow and Ice Removal You want to make sure that common area paths and sidewalks remain clear for residents as well as have a plan for salting roads to minimize the risk of ice and black ice. Hardscapes and Amenities Maintenance Part of caring for the HOA/COA landscape involves keeping benches, arbors, playground equipment, and other amenities free of snow and ice as well as maintain them up to a usable standard. A fresh coat of paint or stain can add brightness on a dreary winter day. Walkway lighting also can cheer up areas and help residents by lighting the way for them. Seasonal Landscape Maintenance Services Contact us to learn more about how we can care for your HOA/COA.