Parts of the country are now hitting triple digit temperatures and the spring rains have vanished. While summer is a great season it also carries with it heat exposure that is challenging for plants. Commercial Property Flower Beds are vulnerable to heat and drought. However, with the proper maintenance of a professional landscaping company like Pugh’s Earthworks, the plants have a much better chance of surviving and even thriving.
Since summer officially started on June 21st, it is still early and a good time to speak with a landscape technician at Pugh’s Earthworks about maintenance on your property’s flower beds. Our team will be able to analyze the positioning of the flower beds and decide what plants to use. It may be necessary to change out commercial flower beds around your business for flowers and shrubs that thrive in hotter temperatures and more intense sunlight.
Below are some considerations that the Pugh’s team may want to review with you as part of your commercial landscape maintenance program:
Obviously, flowers that can handle the hot summer temperatures will be the first consideration. These include delphinium, roses, peony, daylilies, asters, anemones, and iris. Next, flowers that complement the property with their color and fragrance in order to provide visual interest should be a consideration. Perhaps you may pick flowers from different parts of the season that can handle early, mid, and late summer weather so that changing them out is not a frequent necessity.
The Pugh’s Earthworks team can then get to work. They will not just start planting with the new flowers. Instead, they will most likely choose to prepare the flower bed by removing old perennials and then using weed killer to remove any other type of bed growth. In addition, many times it is a critical first step that adding new soil and compost to provide nutrients for the flower seeds or flowers prior to the actual planting is necessary and something our team will handle with precision.
This is also a good time to evaluate the shape of the flower beds and consider making cosmetic or environmental changes to the shape of the flower beds. Commercial Property Flower Beds do not always have to use the traditional straight-line flower beds. Instead, consider curved beds for a unique look. When doing this you can plant the flowers in groups of three or more rather than the straight line found in a vegetable garden style bed.
Arrange your garden with an eye to plant color, shape and size as well as time of bloom to give your garden movement and provide new views every time you see it. Arrange plants, shortest to tallest, from front to back or perimeter to center in your bed. When arranging groups, consider the views of your flowerbed from the house and sidewalk as well as the view from up close to it. Use dramatic plants like hostas to brighten shady places; add dramatic punctuation with oriental lilies and commission annuals such as snapdragons to bridge periods when few perennials bloom.
Whether your Flower Beds are high maintenance rose gardens or a jumbled cottage plot, it should reflect your personality. You may want shades of one color or a balanced palette of several. Your native garden’s monarda and purple coneflowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies; a moon garden’s white flowers attract nocturnal moths.
Declare your concern for the environment by xeriscaping or designing a rain garden, techniques that use native plants to reduce the need for added nutrients and water. Whether a collection of heirloom blooms or the latest hybrid gems, your flowerbed speaks volumes about the gardener who keeps it.
Pugh’s Earthworks will help you create beautiful summer flower beds that provide color, and a fresh look all season long. Contact us now to find out how we can take care of your commercial landscaping needs.
Pugh’s Earthworks Commercial Property Flower Beds
Pugh’s Earthworks is one of the Mid-South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Our company provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts, and 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 provides commercial landscape 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 monthly services include landscape design and maintenance, customized to your needs, budget, and seasonal situation.
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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.
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In addition to commercial landscaping and monthly lawn maintenance programs, we also provide 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.
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