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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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is DynaSCAPE certified

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 is DynaSCAPE certified! Pugh's Earthworks Landscaping DynaSCAPE Certification Many landscaping companies including Pugh's Earthworks have chosen the creative and effective software tools provided by DynaSCAPE. Creating professional and compelling proposals to win jobs is important to any company. Upon winning the bid it is then even more important to deliver as promised. The management at Pugh's Earthworks has invested in its team to become  DynaSCAPE certified. As one of the largest landscaping companies in Memphis and additional offices in four additional markets, Pugh's Earthworks knows the importance of knowledge and the availability of the latest technology to make it stand out as a top landscaping competitor. That is why when you read up on our company you will see numerous degrees and certifications held by our staff. One such certification is with DynaSCAPE. With the tools provided, companies like Pugh's Earthworks can design and implement some of the most stunning and environmentally sound landscapes anywhere. In addition to the sales tools for winning proposals, the DynaSCAPE suite of products provides landscaping companies with ongoing management tools to effectively run a successful landscaping business. DynaScape offers a tool they have named Manage360. This powerful software provides landscaping companies the ability to be on top of every aspect related to the property they are maintaining. It also helps to steer landscaping companies such as Pugh's Earthworks so that financial objectives such as budget adherence and profitability can be achieved. Below are the elements of Manage360 that make it effective: Create the job from the estimate Assign the crew for the job Specify the supervisor for the job Create your purchase orders Generate daily job log sheets for your crew Enter job logs on the road, from anywhere Enter actual costs Compare and analyze estimates vs. actual on a graph Invoice at each job’s milestone Monitor the status of each job Generate and analyze job costing information Generate employee hours reports Change order management Offering a series of classes referred to as their "Landscape Design Studio", [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks has the expertise to landscape any type of terrain.

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 the expertise to landscape any type of terrain! Beautiful Multi Terrain Landscaped Cemetery Lands Little Rock Landscaping Little Rock Arkansas is a beautiful city. With its rolling hills and river it is breathtaking. For a landscaper it can be a challenge and it takes the expertise of qualified and skilled landscaping company like Pugh's Earthworks to properly address the terrain variations. When landscaping slopes and hillsides there are several things landscapers must keep in mind. Trying to walk on slopes and can be difficult so careful planning to ensure a safe walk way is important. Then with hillsides there is always the potential hazard of soil runoff. Barriers have to be constructed so the soil remains intact. Keeping valuable nutrients from washing away with the runoff is critical. Properly landscaped, hillsides can be spectacular. Advantages to a hill is that you have a better view to visualize and create a perfect combination of plants, flowers and erosion preventing materials. Sometimes it is evident that additional topsoil will be needed if the hill is mostly rocks. Planting the proper flowers and shrubs in the available pockets will render a spectacular landscaped area. In addition to the variation of flowers and plants, stone walls are also a wonderful addition to a hilly landscape. Not only are they attractive but they are extremely functional with offering several benefits. In addition to helping to retain the soil and the nutrients, the stone can create its own micro-climate. This is because stone heats up from the sun and tends to retain that heat during the night. This often allows plants to grow in that area when they would not grow in other surrounding areas. Having a building that is situated on a hill can be stunning to the viewer.  The addition of stairways, paths and the proper combination of shrubs, flowers and plants can add so much beauty and property value. Choosing tough plants that will not require routine trimming is important. Therefore often evergreens are a great [...]

For all landscaping needs, always seek the services of a certified company like Pugh’s Earthworks!

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. For all landscaping needs, always seek the services of a certified company like Pugh's Earthworks! Hotel Portfolio Certified Landscape Technician Education Requirements In order to become a certified landscape technician, some employers may look for individuals that are licensed or certified in horticulture.  Certification is not always required for landscape technicians. However, earning these credentials generally improve's the chances for later career advancement.  There are organizations offering certification to landscape technicians. One such organization is the Professional Land Care Network (PLN). Using the services of a certified technician typically yields greater results with respect to the beauty and the environment effectiveness of your landscape. Technicians have a broad range of expertise. They can design interior gardens, complex exterior plantings, walkways, retaining walls and bridges. In addition, certified technicians are sometimes employed in nurseries where they can use their expert knowledge to assist customers. There are varying levels of education and expertise as with most industry trades. Some colleges offer two and four year programs. In these programs students learn extensive knowledge not only regarding plants but also such things as the proper use and maintenance of landscape equipment, such as chainsaws, trimmers and tillers. Two year programs are generally awarded an Associates of Science Degree. This curriculum consists of classes in plant science, soil science, landscape design, irrigation design and installation, computer-aided drafting, pesticide and fertilizer application, plant and tree care.  Upon completion of the program, students are often placed with employers for an internship and fieldwork experience. The four year program is more advanced and contains a core of general science and horticulture classes. Some programs include classes such as plant pathology, soil science, ornamental horticulture, floriculture, greenhouse management, entomology and botany. Similar to the Associates of Science Degree, students are sometimes offered work experience and internships in the landscape and horticulture industries. The Professional Land Care Network presently offers four different variations of landscape technician certifications. Information on these programs is located at www.landcarenetwork.org. Exteriors, interiors, horticultural or lawn care are the basic areas technicians can [...]

Mowing and Pruning Recommendations For Optimal Lawn and Plant Health

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Landscape Maintenance Services For All Seasons 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 services include landscape design and maintenance for lawns and landscape areas for residential and business clients. As winter starts to slowly draw to a close and spring is in our sights, it's time to start thinking about the best approaches to mowing and pruning to achieve optimal lawn and plant health. Here are some of our tips for taking care of both: Let's start with trimming plants. The first trimming should occur just when the winter months are ending. This helps prepare plants for a healthy growing season. When it comes to pruning, this should only generally occur at the end of fall so hopefully you've already done this. However, if you have flowering shrubs, pruning should occur in the springtime after the flowers have bloomed. This will encourage thicker and fuller growth as well as more blooms during the following year. If you decide not to trim or prune, it can mean compromising the health of your plants. They will be susceptible to diseases and infestations as well as just be stunted by not having dead material removed. Now, let's look at lawn health and maintenance. First, don't cut your grass too short. A scalped lawn can make it vulnerable to diseases and weeds. infestation. Plus, the scalped turf can expose soil and lead to a poorly developed root system. Second, make sure you regularly sharpen your mower blade so you can make clean cuts to the trash when you mow. This way, you don't tear the grass, making an uneven edges that invites disease and pests into the grass blades. Keep an extra blade on hand so you can switch out blades while one is being maintenance. Next, consider leaving some grass clippings on the lawn after cutting, which is known as grasscycling. These grass clippings can provide as much as 25 percent of your lawn’s fertilizer needs. This helps provide good nutrients for a healthy lawn. Finally, don't mow in the same direction or pattern each time. This can end up compacting the soil and creating ruts that diminishes the lawn's health and attracts weeds. Contact us if you need help with mowing and pruning this season. We're here to help!

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