Pugh’s Earthworks Commercial Landscaping Water Conservation

Pugh's Earthworks has Big Company Strength and Small Company Values! Recently, I took a drive from Oklahoma to Georgia for a combination Business and Pleasure two week trip. As I drove, the hills, trees, lakes and rivers seemed to get more plentiful and beautiful. Culimanting by the time I got to Chattanoga TN, I was in a different world. Going through Littlerock AR, Memphis and Jackson TN, I paused for proud reflection on Pugh's Earthworks and the part they play in Commercial Landscaping Water Conservation. Then I thought about our fellow Americans out West where water supply reservoirs are at a cricitically low level and rationing is in place. Pugh's Earthworks is one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. From its beginning, the company has continued its commitment to quality, integrity and superior service. The company provides the highest quality landscaping services and commercial grounds management for various commercial properties. 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 developed markets including Jackson, Memphis and Nashville TN. Plus Littlerock AR and Southaven MS. Not only does Pugh's Earthworks focus on creating and maintaining amazing Commercial Property Landscapes for all customers, they also have a love for the environment. With this in mind, all chemical treatments for pesticides and fertizilzers are applied in compliance with industry safety standards. In addition, as landscapes are designed, things like soil errosion and water conservation are always top of mind. Pugh's is a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Below is an article written by a member of that organization regarding water conservation efforts in CA. Earlier this year, the State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously to implement a statewide ban on the watering of nonfunctional turf in the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors in California that runs for one year. The board also put regulations in place requiring local agencies to implement water use restrictions as water supplies may be up to 20 percent lower due to extreme drought. In a webinar hosted on June 6 by the California Landscape Contractors Association, the Irrigation Association, NALP and Maureen Erbeznik & Associates, Warren Gorowitz with Hunter Industries, Peter Estournes with Gardenworks Inc. and Maureen Erbeznik discussed the nature of the restrictions and the options available to landscape professionals. Erbeznik explains that nonfunctional turf refers to areas that are solely ornamental. If the turf is used for recreational purposes or community events, then it is considered functional. Exemptions to the ban include spaces that use non-potable water for irrigation or areas with trees. The ban does not apply to residential yards. Stay on Top of Local Regulations Local retail water agencies can expand regulations at their discretion to places like multi-family housing, golf courses, cemeteries and subsurface irrigation. With more than 400 water agencies in the state, the fluidity of restrictions and regulations will vary on each area’s water situation. [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Offers Expert Summer Lawn Feeding to Ensure a Beautiful Commercial Property

Pugh's Earthworks is a full service commercial landscape company When you hire a high caliber Commercial Landscaping Company like Pugh's Earthworks, your Commercial Landscape appearance will stand out in the community. From start to finish meaning intial design to ongoing annual maintenance, we are the company to hire. One such service is the ability to keep your Commercial Property looking great with proper Summer Lawn Feeding. Pugh's Earthworks management is completely committed to quality in every facet of their organization. So much so that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition, our commitment to obtaining and maintaining the lastest industry certifications is paramount. Employees working for Pugh's Earthworks accept and demonstrate our quality assurance program and display this on every job we work on. 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. 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. Part of most company's strategy is to align themselves with great vendors that help them be successful. This is true of Pugh's Earthworks from the equipment they use, employee work apparell right down to their vendor of choice to assist with online marketing and website relevance. That vendor is Flyline Search Marketing. This is a family owned company with over 14 years of delivering great results and customer service to their customers. Pugh's Earthworks management hired Flyline Search Marketing several years ago to manage their online marketing and sales platform. In addition, the Flyline team manages the website ensuring it is updated with product displays and ease of navigation is solid.  Flyline has worked with companies throughout  the United States and produced tremendous sales growth. Another 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". It is this dedication and commitment to quality that keeps Pugh's Earthworks as a standout in the markets we serve.  Those competitive markets are Memphis, Nashville, Jackson TN, Little Rock and Southaven MS.  In every market we are committed to providing the highest quality landscaping services available.  Our certified professional team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients. Every job we do is backed [...]

Hire Pugh’s Earthworks to Maximize the Efficiency of Summer Watering

Pugh's Earthworks has Operations in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi Many parts of the country including the Mid-South, have had a very cool and wet May. However, it will not be long until the dry hot weather makes it critical to practice effective Summer Watering. Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest commercial 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 (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. A properly designed Commercial Landscape Sprinkler system, like the ones designed and installed by the Pugh's Earthworks Certified Landscape Technicians, will ensure that the lawn and plants on your property receive the exact amount of water during the summer. Protecting these plants is important as it is expensive to replace them. During the summer months, the hot weather and intense sunlight are tough for summer plants and lawns to take. That is why we often refresh both with extra water. However, there is still a need to water wisely during these hot months to be careful with water and get the maximum impact from your watering without wasting any of this precious resource. Below are some tips on how to water wisely to use less water as well as give your plants and lawn just the right amount: Water weekly: Pick one day a week to water your lawn and plants, preferably a time in the morning or evening where the sun and heat won't evaporate it too quickly. You may need to adjust it should there be summer thunderstorms or if you notice a better time where the water sticks around. Water deeply: Before you overwater, it's important to understand what this means and how much deeply involves. Check the soil and see if water has permeated the top six inches of clay soil or eight to 12 inches if you have loamy soil. Make sure the water is not stagnating on the top as this could mean your soil is compacted and it may lead to plant rot. Think long, soaking rain rather than many several quick sprinkles. Water when plants are ready: Plants will tell you when they are thirsty. Leaves will wilt or droop. The leaves may also yellow, curl up, or drop off. That means they really could use some water. Water in the morning: By focusing your plant and lawn watering on this point in the day, it gives the plants and lawn a way to fill up on water they can use throughout the day. Water plants when they need it: Besides when they are thirsty, there are other times where a plant or lawn may most need water. This includes giving more water to baby seedlings and transplants to help them because their root systems are not yet developed and acclimated to the soil.  Another group of plants that need water [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is the expert commercial landscaping company to call for advice on winterizing your irrigation system

Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Property owners spend thousands of dollars on irrigation systems. These are vital to keep the property lawns, trees, flower beds and shrubs from dying during the hot summer months or during periods of severe drought. The expert landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are trained to help commercial property irrigation systems stay in superior working order. This includes winterizing so that pipes do not break causing property damage and expensive repairs. Winterizing irrigation systems is not as important obviously if the property is in say South Florida where temperatures rarely get to or below freezing. However, for a vast portion of the US, this is a necessary procedure. A good general rule is that if you feel or if the meteorologists in your region are forecasting sustained long periods of freezing temperatures, it is a good idea to call in the Pugh's Earthworks professionals for a consultation. Some good rules of thumb or guidelines to help you decide to winterize or not are: How intricate is your system? Like automobiles for example. Some are basic no frills models while others have all sorts of fancy electronics and gadgets. Irrigation systems can also be basic or very complicated with very expensive parts and accessories. Sometimes these parts are hard to find and usually quite expensive to replace. How large is your system? Depending on the property type, for example a retail shopping center or industrial park may be massive and have a huge irrigation system. Your certainly may not want to risk the expense of repairs to a large irrigation system. Conversely if your property is smaller then perhaps you need to weigh the risk of the winterization process time and cost. How old is your system? Older systems often have parts that are hard to come by or even obsolete. Not winterizing an older system may be a huge risk. At the end of the day, the decision to winterize your irrigation system or not is a personal one. When you consider the value of your project, it makes sense to hire a Pugh’s Earthworks Certified Landscape Technician. These skilled professionals can take you through all phases of your project. From plant science, soil science, landscape design, irrigation design and installation, computer-aided drafting, pesticide and fertilizer application, plant and tree care, you will be served by the best in the industry!     Winterizing a irrigation system with pressurized air to clear out water   Whether you are managing commercial, industrial, institutional, government, multi-family, or retail property, Pugh's Earthworks is your trusted partner, providing comprehensive landscaping and lawn services. These services include tree and shrub care, lawn and bed maintenance, planting and trimming, weeding, and pest control. Here are some of the commercial services we offer to keep your commercial property looking great across all four seasons: Commercial Landscaping: Serving more than 300 commercial clients, we provide landscape design, installation, and maintenance in Memphis as well as Nashville, TN; Southaven, MS; Jackson, TN; and Little Rock, AK. This includes services [...]

Sometimes Fall is a great time to apply new Sod to your commercial lawn and the experts at Pugh’s Earthworks will know

Pugh's Earthworks Often the effects of a long summer can take a severe toll on lawns. In these instances, sod application may be the best solution to help restore the landscape. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks know when sodding is the most advantageous corrective measure for commercial property lawns. Some of the clear and obvious benefits to sod is that it provides for an immediate lawn! Though there are arguments for sod application in the spring verses the fall, below are some things to consider when sodding appears to be the right solution. Sod can burn easily under the scorching Summer Sun which is near by if sod is laid in the Spring. By applying sod in the Fall the temperatures are cooler allowing the root system to develop over the Fall, Winter and Spring months. Sod will not require as much water to survive if applying in the Fall. The reason is because the grass is beginning the dormancy cycle and the roots will not require as much water. When it comes to the actual laying of the sod, it is always best to use the services of a professional landscaping company like Pugh's Earthworks. Our experts will know the proper amount of compost and fertilizer to mix with the soil. This is very important for the sod to take hold and get off to a great start. During the first few weeks, the Pugh's Earthworks certified technicians watch over the new sod. Proper amounts of water must be applied if the Fall season is dry and absent normal rain fall. Taking root is the ultimate goal for the new sod. The landscape technicians will be viewing sections of the sod to make sure new root growth is starting. Purchasing sod and having it installed is expensive. To ensure that your newly purchased sod has the best chance of success, hire the professionals at Pugh's Earthworks. We have the trained staff, the proper equipment and the burning desire to make sure our clients are satisfied.           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 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 Master of Business Administration Bachelors of Science in Agronomy Bachelors in Landscape Contracting Management Associates of Applied Science in Landscape Management Associates of Applied Science in Turf Grass Management Dynascape Certified Planet Professional Network Landscape Industry Certified We offer an excellent quality assurance program.  This is because we are licensed [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks knows that proper Summer watering is critical for the health of Commercial Landscapes

Pugh's Earthworks In some parts of the US, this summer has brought more rain than normal and in other parts more drought than anticipated. Water is such a critical element for life and true for plants as well. However, water not applied in proper quantity or at the wrong time a day can often create more problems. Hiring the professional and certified commercial landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks will ensure that your commercial property receives the exact formula of water application to maximize grow and overall health. As the temperatures continue to soar, it's important to have a regular summer watering schedule for your lawn to ensure it can thrive and grow throughout the year. Here are some tips on how to water your lawn during the summer season: You don't need to water your lawn every day in the summer despite thinking it will help in the hot weather. What happens is that the lawn gets over-watered and starts to die. Get to know the soil properties of the area you live in. This tells you a lot about how to water your lawn in the summer and throughout the year. This is because water tends to penetrate soils differently. For example, it is more likely to penetrate sandy or loose soil than clay-based soil.  The water should penetrate six to eight inches below the ground surface. Check your overall irrigation system for your lawn to identify any places where water is not regularly reaching that portion of your lawn. Any dry spots will tell you where you need to make changes to your irrigation. Think about what type of grass you have in your lawn as this will also tell you more about how to water it. For example, Tall Fescue has a deep root system. This means it has the highest drought tolerance of all cool-season turf types. Then, Kentucky Bluegrass goes dormant during a drought. Warm-season grasses, which include Zoysia, St. Augustine, Bermuda, and Centipede, tend to thrive in warm conditions. They have a deep root system and require approximately 20% less water than cool-season lawn grasses. The age of your lawn is also an important consideration for determining irrigation frequency. While all lawns need consistent moisture, you need to proceed with caution on newly-planted lawns. Do not rely on rainfall. Instead, you'll need to provide supplemental irrigation during the first year of growth to ensure it develops that deep root system. Focus your watering times on early morning or late afternoon/evening when the sun is not scorching the grass or adding to the water evaporation. As a commercial landscape and maintenance company that is focused on helping local businesses enjoy healthy, beautiful outdoor spaces, we are here to help with your lawn care needs. Contact us, Pugh's Earthworks today and we'll keep your lawn looking lush and green throughout all seasons. Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values! Professional Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance Services Pugh's Earthworks is one of the Mid South’ [...]

Your commercial property grass and plants need nutrition in the Spring and the Pugh’s Earthworks professionals know the correct fertilizer to apply

Pugh's Earthworks The certified landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks, are licensed and well versed in all types of fertilizer and chemical commercial lawn applications. It is Spring which is a critical time to fertilize your lawn and plants. That is because this is when growing season starts again. The fertilizer has the nutrition that all green things need to really start growing. In addition to the proper application of fertilizers, commercial lawns must have adequate water. Again the certified landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks will consult with each property owner on the correct level of watering to maximize the health of the lawn. Water promotes cell enlargement and aids in evaporative cooling. Lawns and plants also require sunlight and carbon dioxide for energy production as well as oxygen for respiration. Lawn growth also involves getting nutrients from the soil that are absorbed by roots. Sometimes, the soil does not have these nutrients so that's where fertilizer comes in to help out. In fact, one research article noted that there must be at least 18 elements for proper plant growth. And, if any are missing, it could limit plant or lawn growth. This includes nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. By applying fertilizer to the soil, the soil becomes more fertile. The result is that the plants and lawn that the soil feeds becomes healthier, resisting damage from insects and fungus. Commercial property owners will be able to tell if plants, trees, and lawns are not getting the right nutrition. That is because their leaves will be yellow or light green. They may even have dead spots on them. There will be fewer leaves. And, the ones that are there will be smaller than normal. There will also be poor plant structure and root growth. Look for fertilizers that incorporate organic enzymes and amino acids. These help plants and lawns deal with any seasonal stresses from heat or frosts as well as transplanting. Since more insects and diseases also turn up at this time, these ingredients in the fertilizer will help strengthen the roots and offer protection. Look for fertilizers for certain types of plants, shrubs, and lawns. It helps to use a customized fertilizer for the area you want to feed. If you are not sure, contact us at Pugh's Earthworks and we'll be glad to help with lawn fertilizing and yard fertilizing. The Pugh's Earthworks management team started out small and with little experience. With hard work, dedication and the strong will to succeed, the three brothers have created a superior and well run commercial landscaping company. From the management team to the most junior landscape technician, we are committed to being the most trusted and results oriented landscaping company in the markets we serve. Every aspect of the business is taken seriously from hiring, ongoing training, equipment investment and certification/licensing.  Pugh's Earthworks does not cut corners with staffing, equipment and hiring of vendors to help the company stand out. It is this dedication and commitment to quality that [...]

The certified professionals at Pugh’s Earthworks specialize in creating beautiful Retail Shopping Centers

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. The certified professionals at Pugh's Earthworks specialize in creating beautiful Retail Shopping Centers! Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance For Retail Shopping Centers Landscaping and lawn maintenance for retail shopping centers has always been one of our specialties. We have numerous shopping center accounts that we provide monthly grounds maintenance support for. Retail is a really prominent sector of the Memphis real estate market. The economy in Memphis is growing, and so are the number of shopping centers in the city. We have provided the landscape design, deployment and monthly maintenance for some of Memphis’ best and most innovative properties. These properties also suffer more daily traffic and everyday “wear and tear” than most other commercial properties. Thanks to our years of experience working with these properties, Pugh’s earthworks is uniquely suited to provide a range of commercial landscape maintenance services. [...]

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 [...]

Our Drainage Experts Keep Your Landscape Flowing Properly

Water is the most powerful force on earth. It's damaging powers can wreak havoc on your property. Drainage work for commercial properties is one of our specialties at Pugh's Earthworks. Our goal is to keep your properties safe, beautiful and operating efficiently. If you have a problem area that needs help with rain water flow, we are here for you. Contact us and we will send our drainage expert out to take a look. As spring nears, rainfall will increase. Now is the time to address any potential drainage problems.

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