Pugh’s Earthworks works year round to keep commercial landscapes looking their best

Pugh's Earthworks The temperatures are definitely starting to dip. I stepped out on the front porch early this morning and there was a stark change in the temperature from just a week ago. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks know that landscaping processes do not stop as the growing season ends. Below is a Q&A excerpt from Pugh's Earthworks: How does lawn fertilizing affect clipping production? This question will be answered in two parts, beginning with the cool-season grasses (Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue and perennial ryegrass) and then the warm-season grasses (Zoysia grass and bermudagrass). Cool-season grasses should be fertilized primarily in late Summer and Fall (September and October). Nutrients applied at this time encourage root growth and turf thickening. Fall applications also result in early spring green-up without causing excessive leafy top growth. Given proper fall fertilization, spring applications may not be required. High rates of nitrogen (more than 1 pound per 1,000 square feet) in the spring will stimulate unnecessary flushes of leaf growth and may predispose the lawn to greater summer damage. No more than one spring fertilization should occur. This can be in late March or early April with a weed-and-feed treatment for crabgrass or in May with a slow-release nitrogen source. Warm-season grasses should be fertilized when the grass begins its active growth in late spring and early summer (May-June). Again, for slow and even growth, use a fertilizer containing a slow-release nitrogen source. Warm-season grasses should not be fertilized in September and October. Everything you do in the fall can help your lawn make it through a harsh winter season, including giving it the food it needs to support root growth. Here are five tips for fertilizing your lawn as part of your lawn maintenance care during the fall months: Apply lawn fertilizer round two to three weeks before the ground is likely to freeze. You can look online for the frost date for your particular area and then plan accordingly. On average, that means applying fertilizer to your fall lawn around mid-October. Fertilize in the fall either in the morning or the early evening. Fall temperatures during the middle of the day can still be too warm, which could cause the fertilizer to burn the grass. Mow the lawn right before you plan to fertilize. When doing so, be sure to leave some of the grass clippings. This green material can help the roots. Do not fertilize before any scheduled rain. The rain will only cause the fertilizer to run off the lawn and work against your plan of fertilizing it. If it has recently rained, also wait until the grass blades appear dry and then you can apply the fertilizer. Continue mowing throughout the fall season but begin to drop the blade down the lowest setting as the fall season draws to a close. Aerate the soil as well to ensure that the fertilizer, water, and oxygen can reach the grass roots. This gets the essential nutrients where they need to be to further [...]

Adjust your landscape appearance for the season with the help of the experts at Pugh’s Earthworks

Pugh's Earthworks   Every season brings different weather conditions that impact your commercial landscape. That is why it makes sense to regularly adjust your commercial landscape to fit the season. This creates a year-round beautiful and welcoming look to your commercial landscape. The Pugh's Earthworks certified landscape technicians are educated on exactly what types of plants are acclimated to each of our four seasons. By rotating the plants that are used in commercial landscaping, properties are kept attractive. This strategy is part of the service provided by Pugh's Earthworks. Absent the use of a skilled company like Pugh's Earthworks, year-round commercial landscaping techniques which involves selecting trees and shrubs, can be overwhelming. Since spring is the next season coming up, let's start there. After a drab, cold winter, you will want to show some color in your commercial landscape. Look for the earliest-blooming shrubs, trees, and flowers to get ready to plant. You'll most likely start enjoying various colors by mid-spring. And, to carry on your staggered planting strategy, summer should consist of trees and shrubs that are heartier and can withstand the heat and humidity of the season. From there, fall offers a lot of opportunity for colorful foliage and deep colors across shrubs and trees. When winter arrives again, most of the plants and trees will go into hibernation, so be prepared to focus on colors like white, brown, and gray for a few months with the exception of the seasonal evergreen tree. Of course it is not just the plants and trees that are of concern. There is also your year-round commercial lawn care to consider. This area of your landscape should also have a strategy to keep it inviting throughout each season. With spring nearly here, it's time to sharpen those lawnmower blades and clean up all the debris. Keep an eye out for weeds and begin fertilizing. From there, each season will involve trimming, watering, and feeding until the lawn goes dormant again in winter. Below are some of the typical landscape plants and trees used at different times each year: Fall - In the fall, the key element that makes a beautiful and colorful landscape is the changing foliage. Two of the all time favorites for bright fall foliage are the Maple Tree and Sumac Shrub. Winter - This is probably the most challenging season. Plants that add color are Evergreen Trees and Shrubs. Another option for color is the Red Osier Dogwood. Spring - After the long gray Winter season, people are clamoring for colorful plants and blooms. There is a long list of those but for early color the Forsythia, Lilac and Mountain Laurel. Summer - Common are the Crepe Myrtle, Rose of Sharon and Hydrangea Shrubs. And, if you need expert and professional help making your commercial landscape fit with the season, then you should contact us today at Pugh's Earthworks to learn more about our commercial landscaping design and maintenance packages. Rose of Sharon   The Pugh's Earthworks [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks possesses all of the skills, credentials and customer centric qualities necessary to be a world class commercial landscaping company

Pugh's Earthworks When commercial property owners are in search of a landscaping company to design and maintain the landscaping for their property, it is important to evaluate the services and knowledge of each company. Pugh's Earthworks is a world class commercial landscaping company and not only possesses the skills and knowledge but also embraces customer service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition to commercial landscaping and monthly lawn maintenance programs, Pugh's Earthworks also provides many other services. Our expert staff can redesign your entire landscape. We create some of the most incredible outdoor environments you have ever seen. From landscape bed design, to plant and flower installation and maintenance, Pugh’s Earthworks is the firm who can handle all your landscape and maintenance needs. Our firm employs a professional team who can handle landscape and lawn maintenance projects of any size. We have been serving Memphis and West Tennessee, Little Rock AR, and Nashville, TN since 1991. Pugh’s Earthworks provides a complete landscape solution for property owners and managers eliminating the need for multiple contractors.  All of our staff has a “Can Do” attitude that we promote and as a result this sets us apart from other landscape companies. Our fleet of trucks contains specially trained team members who consistently provide professional service with personal involvement for each and every client. The company is fully licensed and insured, our equipment is state of the art and well maintained from our in-house repair facility. Pugh’s Earthworks understands that property owners have made a significant investment of time and money in the properties we service. For that reason, we are dedicated to make them look their best with a custom plan for each individual property. Please complete our Free Quote request to make arrangements for a full property evaluation free of charge.   At Pugh's Earthworks, our primary focus is commercial landscaping and lawn maintenance. We provide landscape services and monthly lawn maintenance programs for large office buildings, apartments, condominiums, retail shopping centers, hospitals and cemeteries. Our landscape services include things like, pruning, flower bed design and flower installation, site clean up, debris removal, mulch, snow and ice removal, property enhancements and upgrades. We offer affordable monthly lawn maintenance programs. These maintenance programs are available for large office buildings, retail facilities, small office environments, condominiums, apartments, cemeteries, hospitals and more. The Pugh’s Earthworks 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 [...]

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’ [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is a premiere Commercial Landscape Design and Maintenance company in all of the states and communities we serve

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville, In addition, we service commercial lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Our services include commercial landscape design, including plants, hardscape, irrigation, lighting and more. If you are thinking of adding commercial landscape to your business, the Certified Landscape Technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are the team to contact before starting the project. Things to consider include: First, your landscape should reflect your business and brand. If you are touting sustainability and environmental activities, then your landscape needs to show that. Or, if your business offers relaxation, then create a Zen-like space. Second, think about how people will engage with your business and how you can offer them spaces to stay longer. This is especially important if you are a retail business. Adding amenities like benches, chairs, tables, and other outdoor spaces that invite them to remain on your property. Next, you'll need to think about where and how people approach your business. Use natural objects like trees and shrubs to line the path that takes them straight to your company's front door. Then, it is important to create an attractive space with your landscape that is tidy, offers shade, or provides a refreshing feel. It will make people want to come there rather than turn them away. Finally, consider your architecture and how your commercial landscape should coordinate with that look. You will need to look at color, texture, shape, and style. Overall, another important consideration for commercial landscape is how you can conserve water and energy through your design.  For example, if you add a green roof to your building helps with controlling water run-off as well as lowers heating and cooling costs. Zen Landscape Pugh's Earthworks Qualifications When you choose Pugh's Earthworks as your Commercial Landscaping company, you can rest assured that from start to finish this team is a premiere Commercial Landscaping company in their markets and in the nation for that matter. To excel and perform at their level takes hard work, dedication and lots of education. 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 enhances the ability for 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 [...]

The Pugh’s Earthworks certified landscape technicians will make your curb appeal pop

Pugh's Earthworks Curb appeal is extremely important and something the experts at Pugh's Earthworks will deliver for your commercial property.  Consider the importance of how the front of your business looks to passers-by. The façade of a building is the single most important factor determining its curb appeal. It is the first impression that customers will see of your business. Attractive signage, uncluttered windows and fresh paint can go a long way in presenting your business at its best. Next, consider your signage. It should be in plain view and easy to read. It should also be made out of quality materials. Remember the old saying “you get what you pay for” and avoid cheap-looking material. Choose a sign that complements the business district that you’re located in. If you’re in a shopping center your sign should match the size, style and material of the other businesses in the center. And remember to check with your local permit office to learn if you need a sign permit. Take a look at your parking area. You will want ample, convenient parking on a paved lot with clear markings. Lots should be well-maintained; potholes should be fixed and faded lines should be repainted. If you are located in an urban area with lots of asphalt and no trees, consider adding tree islands and evergreen shrubs. This can make a huge impact on your curb appeal while at the same time improving the environment. Remove grass that invariably grows in cracks next to curbs and sidewalks as well as in parking lots. The Pugh's Earthworks certified technicians will keep your commercial landscaping well-maintained and well-manicured. Updating your business landscaping with simple evergreen shrubs can have a huge impact at relatively low-cost. Consider adding color to your site with knock-out roses. They are hardy in a southern climate and are being used more frequently in privately-owned commercial projects as well as publicly-owned street medians. If you have Crape Myrtle trees on your property keep the “suckers” – all the new shoots that occur around the base of Crape Myrtle trees – trimmed away. And do not forget to keep the public sidewalk in front of your business free from weeds, tree limbs and other debris. Businesses first impressions are judged by their curb appeal and overall appearance. Fortunately, your business’ image is within your control. Consider these tips and implement those your business needs and contact Pugh's Earthworks to help with your landscaping needs. 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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks designs and provides professional landscape maintenance for many Retail and Office property customers

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks specializes in commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville. We also service commercial lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Services included in the Pugh's Earthworks menu of options are commercial landscape design, plants, hardscape, irrigation, lighting and more, as well as maintenance for lawns and landscape areas. We are extremely proud of our sizable list of valuable and satisfied clients. With over 20 years of experience, Pugh's Earthworks specializes in delivering professional landscape and monthly lawn maintenance programs for retail and office clients in our service area. We started as a very small operation, with a hand full of employees and a few pieces of equipment. Today, we operate 5 landscape offices, spread throughout Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. We put together this photo gallery of landscape and grounds maintenance projects that we have handled for retail and office facilities. It should provide you with a chance to view the types of projects we handle. Click here to learn more about our services for retail shopping centers and office complexes. One type of business that counts on creating an inviting look to keep customers around for awhile is shopping centers. Retail centers want to encourage customers to stay as long as possible and enjoy the shopping experience. The first impression customers get when they visit a Retail or Office center is so important. It will directly impact the experience they will have with the retailers located at that shopping center. Creating an upscale look through your landscape can invite these customers to continue coming back. Adding such amenities as comfortable seating, fountains, beautiful floral displays or unique drought-resistant plant areas provides enjoyment, interest and ambiance. Hardscaping is also an important part of making a great first impression with retail landscaping design. Landscaping and lawn maintenance for retail shopping centers is one of our specialties at Pugh's Earthworks. We understand how to provide a design and maintenance service that addresses daily traffic and “wear and tear.” We take care of many popular shopping centers and commercial office properties in the five markets we serve.  We feel honored and proud to be part of keeping these centers beautiful. Please contact Pugh's Earthworks if you are a Retail Shopping Center or Office Complex owner and want your property to stand out from the rest.   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 keeps [...]

The growing season is on again and Pugh’s Earthworks will keep your Commercial Property lawn looking sharp

Pugh's Earthworks commercial landscape design and maintenance services Time to sharpen those mower blades and get the lawn equipment in tip top shape. The expert landscaping technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are preparing to kick off another successful year at keeping our commercial customer's lawns looking the best in the city. The cities we operated in are throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service lawns in Little Rock, Arkansas and Southaven MS. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for lawns, bedding, trees and shrubs, irrigation, and hardscape areas is available for both commercial and residential customers for monthly services. Our commercial and residential landscape company also assists with pest control as well as winter snow clearing and ice treatment. No matter what time of year, it can be challenging to keep your commercial lawn or residential lawn looking pristine, lush, and manicured. That's because a lot of work goes into taking care of your lawn. As you can see from the past few weeks of blog posts, just fall lawn care spans fertilizing, mowing, reseeding, and aerating. Then, you've got to stay on top of pests and address any brown spots and weather changes. Whether you run a business or work for another company, today's lives have become hectic, making it challenging to stay on top of all types of home or business maintenance. That's when it makes sense to seek help from a professional landscape and lawn service. That way, you can enjoy a beautiful landscape that welcomes customers to your business or shows off your home to your neighbors. We offer a wide array of services for our commercial and residential clients so you can focus on your business and life. Beyond jut working with individual companies, we also partner with larger organizations to handle areas like HOAs. Our clients also include apartment buildings, hotels and motels, commercial buildings, business and industrial parks, cemeteries, schools, office complexes, and retail centers. Our professional services provide a comprehensive way to enjoy the best landscape and lawns without having to do the work yourself. Let us take care of everything while you focus on your business and customers! About Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks management does not cut corners with staffing, equipment and hiring of vendors to help their company stand out. We hired Flyline Search Marketing several years ago to manage our 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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is a premier landscaping company that will enhance the appearance and value of your commercial property

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks is a premier landscaping company that will enhance the appearance and value of your commercial property! All commercial property owners want their property to generate revenue. Otherwise the investment is not of value. Hiring a professional and highly experienced company like Pugh's Earthworks ensures that you are headed the right direction for covering the main goals of proper landscape design and maintenance. A few of the major objectives for any property all below: Creates an attractive look that matches your brand - First impressions are everything as a prospect drives up to your business. Whether it is in a retail center, office building, or standalone property, it has to look nice and well-maintained. That's because how it looks provides an impression of what the business might be like. You want them to stop, park, and come in and do business with you rather than keep on driving. A commercial landscape company knows how to create an inviting look to draw customers in. Helps you become an eco-friendly business - You may not know how to change your landscape so it uses less water or takes advantage of eco-friendly practices. That's when it makes sense to leave it to the commercial landscape professional who understands how to use native plants and design an eco-friendly landscape that contributes to the environment rather than takes away precious natural resources. Increases productivity - You can focus more on your business and less on the time-consuming activity of taking care of your landscape. Plus, will be inspired and motivated by the attractive landscape to get more done. Working with a commercial  landscape design professional, you can also add things like a patio and outdoor seating to encourage employees to go outside and enjoy their breaks, so they come back refreshed and ready to work. They may even enjoy working outside when weather permits and get more done by doing so. Raises commercial property value - Similar to a residential property, the more attractive your commercial property is the more valuable it becomes should you go to sell it, lease it, or take out a loan. A commercial landscape company can help you add features like lighting, hardscape, and other features that do the most to raise value. Attracts more customers - A professional commercial landscaping company can help you attract more customers that are drawn to your business just from the inviting fountain, lighting, seating, and array of flowers, greenery, and even lawn. This attractive and natural look is a way to draw people in who might have otherwise continued to walk on by. For more information on how our commercial landscape company can help your business, please contact us. Pugh's Earthworks Owners About Pugh's Earthworks The company was started in 1992 and has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. One reason for that is hard work and much dedication but in addition the owner's commitment to their customers is outstanding. Their motto is , Big Company [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Apartment properties are beautifully and professionally maintained

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 Apartment properties are beautifully and professionally maintained! Apartment Landscaping When people are looking for an apartment home, few will stop and visit a complex where the grass is overgrown or dying, standing water is visible and there is a lack of care for shrubs and trees. Conversely if the complex has freshly cut green lawns and beautifully landscaped shrubbery, people are more likely to stop and tour their potential new home. The certified and professional landscapers at Pugh's Earthworks are experts in Apartment complex landscape design and ongoing maintenance. Our properties are well designed and well maintained. There are many elements to Apartment property landscape design and maintenance. Below are some of the major components to a beautiful complex that will attract new and keep existing residents. Safe Walkways - Apartment residents enjoy taking walks with their family. If the sidewalks and pathways are not safe to walk on then the pleasure of being outdoors does not exist. Pugh's Earthworks incorporates safe and attractive walking trails into landscape design. Green Grass - No one wants to look out of the window and see a brown dying lawn or one that is riddled with weeds. Good landscaping maintenance like that performed by Pugh's Earthworks yields a harvest of a beautiful lawn. Properly designed sprinklers that apply appropriate water to the lawn while not creating unnecessary standing water is crucial. In addition, the right amounts of fertilizer and weed prevention treatments applied at the correct times of the season will keep the lawn lush and green. Parking Lot - Residents want a well designed and safe parking lot. In addition, the curb appeal of the parking lot in terms of plants and grass that surround it can be aesthetically pleasing as well as maintained to keep visibility high for safety reasons. Also, well designed drainage will keep the parking lot from having unsightly and dangerous standing water. Lighting - People want to feel safe at night. Well designed lighting as part of the overall landscaping is [...]

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