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 [...]

The Pugh’s Earthworks Team Knows the Best Summer Heat Tolerant Plants

Pugh's Earthworks Currently Serves More Than 300 Commercial Clients. Summer heat is just around the corner. When it comes to selecting Summer Heat Tolerant Plants, leave the task to the professional and certified landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks. Commercial Landscapes need to be properly maintained and selection of the proper plants and shrubs is a critical element to that process. Property Owners whether Retail Centers, Industrial Centers, Hospitals, Apartment Complexes and more, rely on the impression customers and prospects have when they arrive at a property. No one wants to see brown and dead plants decorating a nice Commercial Property. Pugh's Earthworks serves the Mid-South which is a warm region in the US. We know the best plants to use for Commercial Landscaping. Our team will analyze the soil, amounts of sun verses shade etc. and make a recommendation on what would be the best plant or shrub to install. Below are some popular Heat Tolerant plants. Egyptian Star Cluster - Also known as Pentas, this is a tropical plant that is native to Africa, Arabia, and Madagascar so they are used to the heat. In fact, they bloom more in full sun. Lacey Blue Russian Sage - Not only does it add purple to your landscape, but this heat and drought tolerant plant also has a sturdy, compact form that keeps it standing tall. It loves full sun. Penstemon - This is a tubular flowering plant that thrives in full sun and loves the heat. This flowering plant is available in different colors. Reflexed Stonecrop - This is a succulent plant that tolerates dry and hot conditions. It works well in a rock garden or drought-friendly commercial landscape. Compact Lantana - This dense, compact, heat-loving shrub delivers a continuous display of multi-colored flowers which open as chiffon yellow and transition to fuchsia pink. The shrub thrives in full sun. Kudos Gold Dwarf Hummingbird Mint - In the blazing sun, this gold-hued flowering plant offers a dazzling touch to your landscape. It tolerates heat and drought. And, as its name implies, it attracts hummingbirds. Gold Sturm Black-Eyed Susan - This flowering plant offers a long bloom season and loves full sun and heat. The beautiful flowers can be cut and displayed in a bouquet. Lemon Verbena - These only require water weekly which makes them a good summer heat plant. They produce white flowers in late summer and a sweet citrusy smell. Cosmos - Ideal for desert like gardens these are native to Mexico. They are low maintenance annuals and produce flowers similar to Daisies. Marigold - While other plants struggle in hot weather, Marigolds bloom and thrive. They are great in containers or in flower beds. Contact Pugh's Earthworks today to learn how we can offer these heat-tolerant plants, flowering plants, and shrubs and others for your commercial landscape. Pugh's Earthworks Handles Installation of Summer Heat Tolerant Plants Pugh’s Earthworks is a leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance company. We have been providing commercial landscaping services since 1992 and specialize is landscape and lawn maintenance for commercial customers. Currently [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is a premiere commercial landscaping company that serves Apartment and Condominium communities in Tennessee

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.  We assist a wide range of businesses and commercial properties with monthly maintenance, design, and landscape care services. One of our main service areas is landscaping and lawn maintenance for apartments. Both apartments and condominium complexes have common areas that include grass, shrubs, trees, flower beds, and more. There are also hardscape, irrigation systems, and lighting that need attention. Whether it is a new multifamily complex in Memphis or an existing apartment building, we can help with the landscape design, maintenance, and upgrades to deliver drought-friendly landscaping. We understand that apartment and condo complexes operate on tight budgets. That's why we offer some of the most affordable  monthly lawn maintenance and landscaping programs for multi-family apartments and condominium complexes in Memphis and throughout Tennessee. It is the customer segment where Pugh’s Earthworks got started and it continues to be a primary component of our client base.   Our professional, licensed team of landscapers understands how to offer the best landscape and lawn services at the best price. We even offer seasonal services that you can add on, including ice and snow clearing as well as pest control services. Each monthly landscape and lawn care package is customized to our apartment client needs and budget. Delivering a premiere service means that your property management teams and asset managers can keep occupancy and resident satisfaction high due to the attractive, high-quality surroundings. Contact us today to get your free quote for your commercial lawn and landscape design or maintenance services. We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how we can partner to deliver an attractive, eco-friendly landscape for your apartment or condominium complex. Pugh's Earthworks has a great reputation because of the professional and outstanding service we provide to each of our Apartment and Condominium properties. Below is a testimonial from one of our many satisfied clients: “Please consider this letter of correspondence as a testimonial to the outstanding work your crew continues to perform on our property. “When I met with you last week during your scheduled ‘walk over’ with me, I explained then how even the tenants have commented about the face lift that has transpired since Pugh’s has taken over the maintenance of this property. Some of the tenants have even written very positive comments that have accompanied their rent payments. Now that’s strong, especially when some of the tenants find mostly minor things to complain about. “Since Pugh’s Earthworks has been servicing our property, we have actually been able to see an increase in prospective resident inquiries and I personally think our resident retention has even improved as a direct reflection of the cosmetic appearance of this large apartment community. “Thanks for your deliberate attempts to assure customer satisfaction. Little Rock has needed this kind of professional approach [...]

The expert technicians at Pugh’s Earthworks will prepare your commercial property for the upcoming fall season

Pugh's Earthworks Summer is not over but we are into the later part of the season. Like all seasons a certified landscape technician will be trained on all the appropriate steps to take for landscape protection and health. Pugh's Earthworks has the best technicians in the industry and will ensure that your commercial property is ready to make the jump from summer heat to cooler fall temperatures. Here are some tips for late summer landscape care: Water as you are able - Some parts of the country are in a severe drought. This makes watering problematic when watering is being restricted. As you are able, try to keep plant containers moist and water the lawn as restrictions allow. Remove old dried blooms from flowers or otherwise called deadheading. By getting rid of the dead and dried blooms you are making way for new grow and plus making the flower beds look more well keep. The same holds true for trees and shrubs. Late summer is a good time for light pruning of dead limbs or over growth. Cleaning of tools is important also so that you do not spread any fungus or other disease from trimming affected trees and shrubs. Late summer can be a great time to re-seed any bare spots in the lawn that have appearing during the hot temperatures of summer. There is a best practice of using the proper amount of sand, fertilizer and seed. A trained landscape technician like those at Pugh's Earthworks will know that proper method. This time of year is perfect for starting to evaluate your landscaping and decide which fall flower bulbs you want to plant in order to add fall color to your flower beds. Lawn insects that can damage your yard have in some cases become well established over the warm summer months. Now is the time to attack insects like grub worms and other grass eating bugs. Pugh's Earthworks is trained in the process of choosing and safely applying the right chemicals to reduce the number of these pests that damage your lawn. This is the time of year for commercial property owners to seek the advice and service of a professional landscaping company like Pugh's Earthworks. Owners have other responsibilities like running a successful business. It is time to relax about the landscaping and leave that to the professionals. Lawn re-seeding 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 [...]

Trust all of your tree and shrub pruning to the landscape experts at Pugh’s Earthworks

Pugh's Earthworks Trees are starting to leaf out but the Crape Myrtle is usually one of the last to bloom. Personally having three of these lovely trees I wondered about the proper pruning technique. I see many that have been cut back or topped by owners so assumed this is proper. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks have the skills, training and expertise when it comes to healthy care for trees and shrubs. I suppose there are different theories regarding Crape Myrtles and I found one that resonates with me. Topping trees for the most part can be harmful. This is especially true when it comes to the Crape Myrtle.  Pugh's Earthworks uses the science of horticulture and our professionals know when and how much to trim trees and shrubs. While topping Crape Myrtles is not the best course of action, the tree itself is very resilient and will be fine. However, this particular theory points out that the tree will not reach its full potential if it is annually topped.  When pruned properly, the Crape Myrtle has a vase shape that accentuates it's beautiful blooms and satiny bark. It is one of the South's most versatile landscaping trees. The most common reason for pruning these hearty trees is that they have gotten too tall for their space. In that instance, it's better to replace the trees with plants that fit the space better and transplant the crape myrtle to a better area where they can grow and shine. To properly prune these 'lilacs of the south' follow these simple steps: Remove the suckers from the bottom of the tree. Remove broken, crossed or diseased limbs. If two limbs are crossed, remove the weaker of the two. Prune just the tips of the branches to remove the old blooms. When blooms are removed another blooming may occur. Thin out the small, twiggy growth to allow air to circulate in the canopy of the tree. If a previous landscaper has committed this crime, there are measures that can be taken to return the tree to it's beautiful potential. It will take years but can be done by cutting the tree back within one to two inches of the ground. When new shoots emerge, select 3 to 5 of the strongest branches on each trunk and remove the others. After 3 - 5 years of growth the tree will be back to it's lovely shape with branches full of blooms. Whether in Memphis, Nashville, Little Rock or Jackson the crape myrtle is a staple of landscape design. When it comes to pruning the trees and shrubs that surround your commercial property, trust the certified technicians at Pugh's Earthworks. They will keep your landscape beautiful and healthy. 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, [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks has the expertise to keep our commercial landscape customer’s properties safe in icy conditions

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 utilizes the services of  Flyline Search Marketing to manage their online marketing and sales platform. The Flyline team customized the the Pugh's Earthworks website and made enhancements to floral product displays and ease of navigation.  Flyline has worked with florists throughout  the United States and produced tremendous sales growth for these florists. 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". Pugh's Earthworks has the expertise to keep our commercial landscape customer's properties safe in icy conditions! Pugh's Earthworks Snow and Ice Removal Pugh’s Earthworks We Offer Snow & Ice Treatment Winter brings it’s own landscape challenges. In Memphis, one of those challenges is dealing with the periodic snow and ice we receive. Pugh’s Earthworks offers snow and ice treatment. Our firm has years of experience and can customize a program for your firm to help keep your property safe and accessible. 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. 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. What we can [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks provides beautiful commercial landscapes in Jackson TN

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.” 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 provides beautiful commercial landscapes in Jackson TN!   Beautiful Night Time Landscape Pugh’s Earthworks Serving The Jackson Tennessee Area Pugh’s Earthworks offers commercial and residential landscape design, installation and maintenance. We are one of the leading commercial landscape firms in the city of Jackson, Tennessee. We originally opened for business in 1992. Since that time, we have worked to demonstrate [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks can assist with creating and maintaining a low maintenance commercial landscape

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 can assist with creating and maintaining a low maintenance commercial landscape! Pugh's Earthworks recommends to clients that an efficient landscape design should be approached with "room" design mentality. Below is a response to a Q&A correspondence. Q: What should a good landscape design include? A: The winter months are a good time to work on a landscape design, whether you are dealing with new property void of any plantings, or renovating an older landscape. Many people think about design as simply “plants” or “plant placement,” which is not a good approach. Rather, think about design as creating outdoor “rooms” that are functional, aesthetic, livable, and maintainable. Rooms are the space created among various landscape objects, whether plants, fences, ponds, patios, etc. Various furnishings fill these outdoor rooms and activities take place in these rooms, just as rooms function in your home. Many landscapes are organized such that there is no reason to go outside and enjoy outdoor spaces; developing functional rooms will enable you to do so. Part of a smart room design is to create a commercial landscape that is low maintenance. Properly designed these types or landscapes are efficient, environmentally healthy and safe thousands of dollars on wasted maintenance. Hiring a professional and certified landscape design firm like Pugh's Earthworks will ensure that your commercial property contains the components necessary to be low maintenance. Creating a low maintenance commercial landscape does not mean you have to sacrifice beautify and creativity. The whole idea is to have a landscape that is inviting and relaxing so [...]

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 twenty five years experience satisfying customers with amazing landscapes

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 twenty five years experience satisfying customers with amazing landscapes! Stone Foot Path Pugh’s Earthworks Success Story 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 three states. Their success captured the attention of Lawn and Landscape Magazine which is the leading B2B publication serving the $70 Billion landscaping and lawn care industry. The August 2017 edition of Lawn and Landscape Magazine featured Pugh’s Earthworks. The transition from brothers to business partners was not easy for the Pugh's. In fact, two of the brothers came to blows in a conference room, which eventually led to family counseling. When their father suddenly passed away, leaving behind several flower shops in Memphis, they had to learn how to work together – or they would fall apart. When Bill Pugh died in 1987, Mark, president and owner, was only 16, Tim, vice president and owner was 19 and Michael, chief financial officer was 22. The older Pugh's helped deliver flowers for years. But Mark’s busy sports schedule didn’t allow him to work regular hours, so he landscaped around the neighborhood. They had no idea they would  end up owning their father’s business, spinning off several companies or expanding throughout the region. “I actually took a leave of absence from my job for a few months to help dad’s partner with some of dad’s responsibilities because I thought we were going to sell the business,” says Michael, who was managing a sporting goods store at the time. Instead, with their mom’s help, Tim, bought out their father’s business partner to keep the flower shops in the family. “One day my brother is driving a delivery van, the next day he’s the owner of the company,” Michael says. “The employees were twice our age; they had known us since we were [...]

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