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 can assist with how heat can impact your lawn!
Beautiful Estate Lawn
Handling Heat Stress on Lawns
We all enjoy a lush, green, healthy lawn during the summer months. However the effects of heat and dry conditions can leave lawns struggling to survive. Heat stress occurs typically during the hottest months of summer and results frequently in severe moisture loss for your lawn. Using the services of a professional landscaping company like Pugh’s Earthworks will help you ensure your lawn has a good chance of surviving the effects of summer heat.
Common indicators that a lawn is under stress:
Ghost prints – A sure sign that your lawn is under stress is when you walk on it and the blades of grass do not rebound. Leaving footprints of flattened grass that are referred to as ghost prints.
Discoloration – Often the effect of high temperatures and drought causes a yellowing or browning of the grass tips or the entire lawn. Deep watering may remedy this unless there is a larger issue such as insect damage. The professionals at Pugh’s Earthworks are trained and experienced to deliver the proper diagnosis.
Compaction – One clever way to determine if your soil is too dry is to try pushing a screwdriver into the surface of your lawn. A hardened dry surface will make inserting the screwdriver very difficult, Conversely, if the screwdriver is easy to push into the ground, your lawn is most likely receiving adequately amounts of water.
Before calling in the professionals, there are a few things you can do in order to try and self diagnosis problems with your lawn. Below are some of those:
- Check to see if your lawn might have a chinch bug infestation. These are small black and white insects that you will see crawling between the blades of grass. Another pesky insect are grub worms. They will actually eat the roots of your lawn leaving it unable to survive. If you are able to tug on the sections of your lawn and it simply rolls back, you probably have grub worm damage.
- Always water deeply during the hot summer months. This causes the roots to grow deeper making the lawn more drought resistant. Mornings are typically the best times of day to water.
- Most people feel like a lawn cut short looks more aesthetically pleasing. However, during the very hot temperatures of summer, it is better to select a higher height setting on your lawn mower.
- Finally keep your mower blade sharp, try to avoid too much foot traffic on the lawn, apply light fertilizer and if all else fails you may have to let the lawn go dormant.
The professionals at Pugh’s Earthworks are experts at analyzing the exact problem and coming up with the right solution to ensure your lawn is able to survive the hot and dry summer months!
Professional Landscaper using Lawn Fertilizer
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 MS, Jackson TN and Little Rock AR. Our award winning team services apartments, condominiums, shopping centers, office buildings and complexes, cemeteries, hospitals, hotels and motels and other commercial facilities.
The majority of our clients have opted into a comprehensive landscape and lawn maintenance program. Our programs can be tailored to meet the specific and unique needs to each property. They are affordable and ensure that the appearance of your property will always be fresh and beautiful.
Thank you for reading our blog. Please visit us and let Pugh’s Earthworks handle all of your professional landscaping needs!