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Prepare Your Commercial Property for Spring with Help from Pugh’s Earthworks

Pugh's Earthworks Spring is here, and you're itching to get outside and do some Spring Commercial Landscape Preparation! But before you start planting, there are a few important things that need to be done first. Lawns need to be mowed, weeds should be pulled, and flower beds need to be prepared. As a general rule of thumb, it's best not to plant anything directly into dirt; it's better for your plants' health if you add compost or soil amendments beforehand. This way the nutrients in the compost can work their way down into the root system before any plants go in. In this article we'll cover how to prep your flower beds for spring planting! Pugh's Earthworks Spring Commercial Landscape Preparation Pugh's Earthworks is a commercial landscaping company located in the Memphis area. We have been designing and installing commercial flower beds for over 30 years and have a great reputation in the community. We are recognized as a premiere Commercial Landscaping Firm in the Mid-South Region. with offices in Memphis, Nashville, Jackson, Littlerock and Southaven, we service many businesses. Pugh's Earthworks offers many services including: Designing custom flower beds for businesses and municipalities Building new flower beds from scratch or repairing existing ones Installing new plants or replacing old ones with healthier versions of the same plant Purchasing new plants from local nurseries and having them installed in our flower beds We also offer maintenance services for all of your commercial or residential landscaping needs. If you need a new flower bed installed, or an existing one repaired or maintained, please contact us today. Commercial Flower Bed Design & Installation The following are some examples of commercial flower bed designs and installations: Flower beds around a business building can be designed to accentuate the architecture or add color to an otherwise bland facade. They can also provide privacy by creating a screen between the parking lot and store front, or they can be used to create interest in an otherwise uninteresting space. Residential landscaping is often very different from commercial landscaping because homeowners have more freedom when it comes to what kinds of plants are allowed on their property. However, there are still some design principles that apply across both types of work: The goal should always be to create something beautiful without being too overwhelming (or underwhelming). The most important thing to consider when designing a flower bed is the location. You should take into account the light and shade in your yard, as well as any other features such as trees or shrubs that may already be there. Also, remember that people will be walking on top of your beds so they need to be sturdy enough to support someone’s weight. It’s also important to think about the overall feel of your yard. Are you trying to create a lush tropical paradise or a simple, clean look? This will help guide you in deciding what plants are best for your space. If you’re not sure where to [...]

Pugh’s helps customers properly Winterize Commercial Properties

Pugh's Earthworks Winterize Commercial Properties The recent winter storm that just impacted much of the US, brings to light the need to Winterize Commercial Properties. Pugh's Earthworks has well trained and certified Commercial Landscape Technicians that can help with that. We will inspect every aspect of your property in terms of protection from icy conditions. Winterizing is not just for home residents but is equally as important for business owners. Consequently, many of the same issues need to be addressed in a similar fashion. For instance, below are some of the things that need to be part of the process. Winterize Commercial Properties: Similarly, to a personal residence, the heating system of a commercial building needs to be in safe and proper working order. The Pugh's Earthworks professionals will be able to assess the functionality. In addition, we will recommend further HVAC assistance if deemed necessary. Cold air can slip through cracks in window and door seals. We can examine all areas and determine if maintenance is required to keep the cold air out. In the same vein, this can be a large energy cost savings to the business. Not all but some Commercial buildings have a fireplace. Pugh's will examine the fireplace and determine if it is working properly or might need some maintenance. Proper gutter functionality is critical to facilitate water drainage. Therefore, if gutters are clogged with leaves or other debris, the Pugh's team will clean the gutters. Water needs to project away from your building and be allowed to collect. The condition of a roof is critical to a Commercial building just as it is to a home residence. Our team will examine the condition of your roof and note any issues that appear to need immediate attention. Sprinklers, Pruning and Lighting Irrigation systems for Commercial Properties are critical especially during the hot and dry summer months. However, during the icy winter, if they are leaking, they can be destructive to the building and a danger to employees and customers. Pugh's will examine all sprinklers to be sure they are properly winterized. One of the biggest problems in frigid temperatures is ice causing power outages. Many times, it is caused by tree limbs that fall on power lines due to the heavy weight of the ice buildup. As part of the regular Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscape service contract, pruning is a year-round service. If we find that we need to prune addition limbs prior to ice storms, we will address that proactively. Pugh's Earthworks can also install additional outdoor lighting during wintery conditions. Additional lighting will make it safer for any employees that may work later.     Pugh's Earthworks Sprinkler Systems   Pugh’s Earthworks has been providing commercial landscaping services since 1992. We specialize is landscape and lawn maintenance for commercial customers. Currently we serve more than 300 commercial clients. Our firm is one of the largest landscape and lawn maintenance firms in Memphis. We also operate similar operations in Nashville TN, Southaven [...]

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

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

The certified professionals at Pugh’s Earthworks are experienced at controlling and preventing drought damage to commercial landscapes

Pugh's Earthworks Summer time is here. Some parts of the country are already feeling record heat for mid June. It does not take many days of this excessive heat to dry out the soil. You start to see signs of early drought as grasses and plants show signs of discoloration and stress. The certified landscape professionals at Pugh's Earthworks are trained and knowledgeable regarding detecting, preventing and treating commercial landscapes that are in early or late stages of drought and heat stress. We understand that having a lawn with deep roots helps protect it when it gets so hot during those summer months. It is those deep roots that hold the water and keep the grass cooler so that it won't die out from the excessive heat. Here are some lawn maintenance tips to promote those deep roots for your lawn. Soil Start with cultivating the topsoil. Sandy loam or well-drained loam gives roots the ability to stretch out and grow. If you have sandy soil, know that it doesn’t retain water very well. That's when you will need to add organic matter, which delivers the necessary nutrients and increases water retention. Water Keep this soil moist. Grass needs at least an inch of water weekly. However, you don't need to water every day. It is actually infrequent watering that encourages deep root growth. Water must get below the root zone to help nourish the roots so they can become deeper. An automatic sprinkler system helps ensure that your lawn receives the right amount of water at the right time. Mowing Mow frequently and keep grass at the right height for the type of grass you have. For example, grass with large crowns or clumps, which is typically Kentucky bluegrass or tall fescue, should be mowed at a much taller height. In contrast, Zoysia grass should have a shorter mowing. Whatever kind of grass you have, be sure to mow no more than one-third of the blade lengths at a time. This stimulates growth and protects the roots. Fertilizer Fertilize at the end of the growing season to achieve strong root growth. Slow-release fertilizers are often touted as the best for promoting the growth of the grass roots. AgriGro biostimulants have also been proven to increase root growth. This is because these substances help plants endure environmental stress better than those that were not treated. Other Maintenance You can also encourage strong roots by giving them plenty of room to grow. This means pulling any weeds, which have root systems that like to choke the roots of the grass. Plus, it involves periodic aeration, which allows air and water to reach the roots. Use a core aerator, which will reduce soil compaction. That way, the water can penetrate all the way down to the roots Be sure to also remove what is known as thatch by using a rake to clear this dead organic material and grass clippings from the soil. From following these tips, you'll most likely improve the chances [...]

Start the Spring preparation for your commercial landscape with 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. Start the Spring preparation for your commercial landscape with Pugh's Earthworks! Tree Pruning for Spring Preparation Spring Landscape Preparation Winter came with a vengeance in many parts of the country. Siberian cold air, ice, snow and heavy winds have reeked havoc on trees and shrubs. Now is a good time to trim dead limbs and repair damaged shrubs. The experts at Pugh's Earthworks have the training to trim properly. Trimming to much and getting into the living or green part of the stem is not good but clipping off the brown dead ends is proper and will live the tree or plant with only healthy wood to start the new growing season. 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. Our services include landscape design, landscape and lawn maintenance, pest control, and seasonal services like snow and ice removal. As part of the regular maintenance we provide businesses and residences, it is important to regularly fertilize and feed a lawn and surrounding landscape with fertilizer. Doing so in the spring provides a way to help strengthen roots and promote essential growth for grass, shrubs, and more. With the spring season just starting, it's a critical time to get fertilizing done. This is because grasses start putting their energy into root development. It's a good time to give grass a helping hand. But, you don't want to overdo the fertilizing because grass and plants could use the help throughout the season to sustain that same level of energy to get all the growing they need to get done. Therefore, we tend to do more fertilizing during the mid to late spring. We adhere to a strict process for fertilizing your lawn because we know this optimizes results while minimizing any damage that fertilizing mistakes can cause. Our philosophies to veer on the side of less fertilizer than too [...]

Applying Fertilizer in the Spring Strengthens Roots and Promotes Growth

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee Commercial Landscape and Maintenance Services 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. Our services include landscape design, landscape and lawn maintenance, pest control, and seasonal services like snow and ice removal. As part of the regular maintenance we provide businesses and residences, it is important to regularly fertilize and feed a lawn and surrounding landscape with fertilizer. Doing so in the spring provides a way to help strengthen roots and promote essential growth for grass, shrubs, and more. With the spring season just starting, it's a critical time to get fertilizing done. This is because grasses start putting their energy into root development. It's a good time to give grass a helping hand. But, you don't want to overdo the fertilizing because grass and plants could use the help throughout the season to sustain that same level of energy to get all the growing they need to get done. Therefore, we tend to do more fertilizing during the mid to late spring. We adhere to a strict process for fertilizing your lawn because we know this optimizes results while minimizing any damage that fertilizing mistakes can cause. Our philosophies to veer on the side of less fertilizer than too much. This will help to eliminate the chance of burning those fragile new blades of grass. We also use equipment that helps us spread the fertilizer evenly. The fertilizer is applied in a crisscross manner to ensure complete coverage. All of our landscape professionals wear protective gear to keep their eyes and skin safe from the fertilizer. We also focus on clean up to leave your commercial lawn or residential lawn looking as tidy as possible. That often involves cleaning up excess fertilizer from driveways, patios, and sidewalks. We also schedule your irrigation system to work in partnership with the spring feeding of fertilizer to get the best results possible from this part of our landscape service. Contact us today to find out how we can help with this essential landscape service and provide care for all your lawn and landscaping needs.  

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