Home/Ice and Snow Treatment Services

Premiere Commercial Landscaping Design, Lawn Care, Pest Control, Ice Snow Treatment, Mid-South, Robotics

Pugh's Earthworks The increased demand for energy efficient mowers and also the convenience of robotic mowers will continue to cause Commercial Landscaping Companies like Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscaping to evaluate the deployment of this technology. We are a premiere, trusted and highly sought-after company with our main headquarters located in Memphis Tennessee. We also have satellite offices to serve Nashville and Jackson TN, Southaven MS, and Littlerock AR. In today's world, Robotics, Electric Vehicles and all sources of Green Energy seem to be the talk of the town. It makes one ponder the future of Commercial Landscaping and the use of Robotics. Fortunately, there is plenty of data available on this topic. The Global Industry for the sale of Commercial Landscaping mowers and other equipment is several billion dollars and expected to grow. On average, studies show that most commercial landscaping companies generate 45% of their revenue from basic lawn mowing services. And while the majority of the sales of mowing equipment is still for gasoline powered, there is a growing demand for more high-tech equipment. So high tech that some robotic lawn mowers have Wi Fi, Blue Tooth and cellular circuitry which enables the mower to be controlled by smart phone. The commercial landscaping market is made up largely from educational institutions, hotels, hospitals, Cemetaries etc. The Pugh's Earthworks portfolio of industries includes, Apartments, Cemetaries, COA, Hotel, Industrial, Institutional and Retail. Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscaping 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 Commercial Landscaping Our Mission Statement: We strive in all we do, to achieve total customer satisfaction. Our team works to not only meet, but to exceed the expectations of those we serve.   CONTACT US     Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscaping Credentials, Certifications, Licenses 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. The all operate with a customer first attitude. Customers can rest assured that our management and technology team stays up with all current trends in the Commercial Landscaping Industry. We also [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Protects Your Commercial Property all Year

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service commercial lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas and Southaven, Mississippi.  Our monthly seasonal landscape care for commercial properties includes professional lawn care, planting and pruning, landscape design, water-conservation strategies, and more including Winter Commercial Landscape Service. When it comes to seasonal landscaping care, winter is one of the most challenging due to the cold conditions, including the potential for snow and ice. The freezing ground can also make it difficult to do some of the most common landscaping and lawn maintenance tasks like weeding and planting. Winter is the perfect time to address landscaping and prepare the lawn and shrubs for spring and summer growth. Additionally, you want to maintain that all important curb appeal for your commercial property during the harsh winter months. Pugh's Earthworks will take steps winter proof your commercial property. Below is a high-level overview of some of the important actions to take to winterize your commercial property. Winter Commercial Landscape Service Prune and Clean - Remove all organic debris from your lawn, including leaves and fallen tree branches. Leaving that debris on your lawn can cause bacteria and disease to flourish as well as attract insects and other pests. This process also promotes the space for new growth. In addition, your curb appeal remains intact as the plant thinning and winter brush removal gives your landscaping a clean, professional look. Apply New Mulch - The overall value of refreshing mulched areas cannot be overstated. And it is a way to keep grounds looking sharp to improve aesthetic appeal. Plus, a new thick dense layer of mulch helps to protect sensitive plants and it promotes the retention of moisture and nutrients in the soil. Not to mention that weeds have more trouble germinating in thick mulch. Apply Pre-emergent Weed Control - To minimize weed growth in lawn areas, Pugh's Earthworks will use pre-emergent treatments that prevent invasive plants from germinating. Irrigation System Maintenance - Surprisingly, lawns can get over-watered in winter months. That means you should change your sprinkler system to water sparingly during these months. More precipitation in the winter means less need for irrigation and more need for good drainage. An experienced landscaping company like Pugh's Earthworks will be able to provide a seasonal watering assessment customized to each commercial client's property requirements. In addition, saving on expensive water bills, reducing runoff to prevent soil erosion and just an overall better functional water system will be designed. Fertilize for Spring - Applying fertilizer toward the end of winter or beginning of spring replenishes nutrients in the soil and ensures healthy plant growth once warmer weather returns. The certified landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks will perform a soil analysis to determine what is the best treatment. Reduce Lawn Traffic - A sometimes not apparent corrective measure for commercial lawns is to reduce heavy traffic on the lawn. During the winter months, the grass is [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is a Premiere Customer First Commercial Landscaping Business

Pugh's Earthworks I recently ran across an article from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) that spoke to the importance of proper etiquette when it comes to Commercial Landscaping. Like any industry, treating customers like they are the most important is critical to any sustainable business model. Pugh's Earthworks is a premiere Commercial Landscaping Business in the Mid-South. Customers that utilize our services not only receive top quality services, but they also receive the respect and proper manners they deserve. The article was a good reminder that manner's matter. When you read the testimonials from the Pugh's Earthworks customers, it is clear our team fully embraces that fact. Below is an example: Testimonials “Act of Kindness.  So much of the time we only complain, but today I want to let you know of an extreme act of kindness expressed to me.  I was blowing the leaves off my carport and off my driveway when all of a sudden 8 young men with leave blowers came over and they blew the leaves off my entire front yard and added them to the ones they were cleaning up.  It took them less than 5 minutes, but I will remember this for the rest of my life.  We are elderly & my husband is a disabled veteran so I am sure you can tell how much this helped me.  Kudos to Pugh’s for hiring such compassionate & hard-working young men!” P. Harper Greenbrook The Pugh's Earthworks management team organizes periodic training classes for all employees. These cover the basics of safety, equipment handling and of course the proper interaction with all valuable customers. According to the NALP article, below are some of the basic principles a well-run service company like Pugh's Earthworks always follows: Commercial Landscaping Business Be Courteous This is the most basic level of etiquette all your employees should practice. Teach them to always be aware of people and train them to wave or smile at the customer or even passersby. Throttling down a blower or string trimmer as a neighbor walk by is a sign of respect. Your crews should know to behave on jobsite and refrain from horseplay or obscene language. Body language is also important. Teach your team members to make eye contact with the client when they’re speaking. This lets the customer know you are giving them your full attention. Discourage fidgeting or having a closed-off stance as this gives off the impression that you are not engaged in the conversation. Be Personal It means a lot to be known and taking the time to address your customers by their names when you are on their property helps them feel like they are not just a number in your book of business. If your crews struggle to remember all the names, provide them a cheat sheet they can look at before starting a job. Taking the time to look over the property and inform the client of any potential issues you see also shows you care about [...]

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 Offers Commercial Snow and Ice Treatment Services

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks provides Commercial Landscape and Maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus Little Rock, Arkansas and Southaven MS.  Our monthly seasonal landscape care for lawns includes professional lawn care, including irrigation and sprinklers, fertilizing, reseeding, aeration, and pest control. According to this year's Farmer's Almanac, which has been published since 1818, the upcoming winter is expected to be wetter with more snow in Tennessee.  Historically winter conditions in the Volunteer State have been somewhat sporadic. This winter appears to be a little more predictable and with more precipitation. While the really colder temperatures may not occur until mid to late January, now is a great time to visit with a Pugh's Earthworks Certified Landscape Technician regarding our full scope of services which include snow and ice treatment. Our all-inclusive services focus on addressing specific seasonal landscape issues. In winter, the seasonal issues involve snow and ice. We often experience sidewalks and walkways that are covered in snow or that have iced over. The last thing we want is to have someone fall on the way to our business because of these inclement conditions or feel like they cannot get to our front door. And, for those with residences, we want to help those who cannot take care of these winter issues. Our snow and ice treatment plans include a range of treatments. These include a salt application prior to an impending storm. This strategy can help prevent the snow and ice from sticking to the roads. Once the snow and ice hits, then we switch to snowplows that can help move snow. While we can't clear all the snow, our services enable more people to use your parking lots and the area surrounding your facility. Our goal is to make this snow and ice treatment program as affordable as possible. We offer it as an add-on service to your existing monthly landscape and lawn maintenance program you have with us, which allows us to keep the price low for all customers. The snow and ice treatment program are available to residential clients as well as commercial clients throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. This includes HOAs and COAs as well as shopping centers and institutional facilities. Contact Pugh's now regarding Commercial Landscape and Maintenance services be prepared when winter strikes! Contact Us for Free Consultation     Pugh's Earthworks is a Premier Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Company Pugh’s Earthworks has grown from a one-man mowing and mulching crew into a full-service Commercial Landscape and Maintenance contractor. “We do basically everything,” says president/owner Mark Pugh, who co-owns the business with his brothers Tim and Michael which are older brothers. “Typically, our package includes weekly mowing, chemicals, mulching, seasonal flower displays, leaf removal and irrigation maintenance.” Pugh's Brothers Actually, Earthworks used to do basically everything, until four years ago, when the company reined in its design/build division to focus on maintenance. “Design/build was difficult on our maintenance side, because you can never staff properly [...]

Pugh’s helps customers properly Winterize Commercial Properties

Pugh's Earthworks Winterize Commercial Properties The recent winter storm that just impacted much of the US, brings to light the need to Winterize Commercial Properties. Pugh's Earthworks has well trained and certified Commercial Landscape Technicians that can help with that. We will inspect every aspect of your property in terms of protection from icy conditions. Winterizing is not just for home residents but is equally as important for business owners. Consequently, many of the same issues need to be addressed in a similar fashion. For instance, below are some of the things that need to be part of the process. Winterize Commercial Properties: Similarly, to a personal residence, the heating system of a commercial building needs to be in safe and proper working order. The Pugh's Earthworks professionals will be able to assess the functionality. In addition, we will recommend further HVAC assistance if deemed necessary. Cold air can slip through cracks in window and door seals. We can examine all areas and determine if maintenance is required to keep the cold air out. In the same vein, this can be a large energy cost savings to the business. Not all but some Commercial buildings have a fireplace. Pugh's will examine the fireplace and determine if it is working properly or might need some maintenance. Proper gutter functionality is critical to facilitate water drainage. Therefore, if gutters are clogged with leaves or other debris, the Pugh's team will clean the gutters. Water needs to project away from your building and be allowed to collect. The condition of a roof is critical to a Commercial building just as it is to a home residence. Our team will examine the condition of your roof and note any issues that appear to need immediate attention. Sprinklers, Pruning and Lighting Irrigation systems for Commercial Properties are critical especially during the hot and dry summer months. However, during the icy winter, if they are leaking, they can be destructive to the building and a danger to employees and customers. Pugh's will examine all sprinklers to be sure they are properly winterized. One of the biggest problems in frigid temperatures is ice causing power outages. Many times, it is caused by tree limbs that fall on power lines due to the heavy weight of the ice buildup. As part of the regular Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscape service contract, pruning is a year-round service. If we find that we need to prune addition limbs prior to ice storms, we will address that proactively. Pugh's Earthworks can also install additional outdoor lighting during wintery conditions. Additional lighting will make it safer for any employees that may work later.     Pugh's Earthworks Sprinkler Systems   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 [...]

Protect your customers, employees and property with Pugh’s Earthworks expert Ice and Snow Treatment

Pugh's Earthworks Ice and Snow Treatment Winter is showing up with full force in many parts of the country. For instance, in Memphis TN, where the Pugh's Earthworks home office is located, winter has arrived. At Pugh's, we offer expert Ice and Snow Treatment. Our firm has years of experience and can customize a program for your firm to help keep your customers, employees and property safe from Ice and Snow related injury. Our snow and ice treatment plans include a multi-phase approach. First, we lay down a salt application, before the storm hits. Most of the time, that salt application really makes a huge difference. It helps to prevent the snow and ice from sticking to your roads. It also reduces the time period between when the snow and ice hits the roads and when that frozen participation starts to melt. That is to say, once the snow and ice is actually on the ground, phase two of our programs kicks in. We have special trucks, equipped with snow plows. We use these trucks to help move snow, in emergency services. Pugh’s Earthworks cannot move all the snow on your property, or leading to your property. However,  we can improve your ability to use your parking lots and the egress in and out of your facility. Above all, our goal is to make your campus beautiful and accessible all year long. Affordable & Effective Our winter snow and ice treatment program can be added to your monthly landscape and lawn maintenance program at any time. The program is effective and the cost is affordable. This service is provided through our Pugh’s Earthworks landscape and lawn maintenance organization. We provide this service for numerous commercial clients we serve in, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Our Snow and Ice Treatment also really helpful for our large institutional, retail and office complex clients. Many of our home owners associations (HOA) and our condominium owners associations (COA) have also opted to include the program in their monthly grounds maintenance programs. For example, properly applied chemicals to ice and snow will keep commercial property sidewalks and parking lots safe for employees and customers. The certified experts at Pugh's Earthworks have the knowledge of which chemicals are the most effective and approved. Every year many people have a fall on a slippery surface. The injuries can be very serious and are painful at the least. Therefore, to help keep your commercial property safe during the cold wet winter months, hire Pugh's Earthworks https://pughsearthworks.com   Pugh's Earthworks Snow and Ice Removal                                 Pugh’s Earthworks Credentials/Affiliations/Degrees, Certifications As mentioned earlier, the Pugh's Earthworks 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. Those seeking assistance with Landscaping or Lawn Maintenance services, should give us a call or send us a [...]

Go to Top