The professionals at Pugh’s Earthworks can give your commercial landscape a beautiful facelift

Pugh's Earthworks The certified professionals at Pugh's Earthworks are the best in the business not only in designing new commercial landscapes but also at restoring outdated landscapes. It is common for landscapes to need a fresh coat of paint. Keeping you commercial landscape looking current and environmentally efficient is not difficult when you hire Pugh's Earthworks. Whether it is an office building, hotel, or retail location, it is important to consider how the outside of your company can reflect the inside. Plus, in doing your part for the local community, you want to ensure that you are being water-wise and offering a pleasant aesthetic to enhance how your city looks to residents and visitors. Our commercial landscaping services can help develop or re-design your entire landscape area whether it is expansive or just minimal in an urban setting. We create some of the most incredible outdoor environments you have ever seen. Hardscapes We offer a wide range of hardscape services for our commercial landscape design. These include: Walkways and sidewalks, using concrete, stone, pavers, and brick features Driveways Seating areas Retaining walls Fencing Water features Planters Bike racks Lighting Lighting is a key feature that many companies forget about it. This feature adds interest and keeps the property well-lit for security and advertising purposes during the evening and overnight hours. Also, lighting can help guide visitors in the evening hours to your front door. We offer LED bulbs, which are an efficient lighting solution for commercial properties. Also, low-voltage lighting solutions are an economical lighting solution. All types of fixture options are available to fit your architecture and landscape design. Sod, Plant, and Flower Installation From fresh grass and artificial turf to plants, flowers, and bedding, we offer a full range of commercial landscape installation services. Our commercial landscape designers create and oversee the installation and replacement of flowers, shrubs, and trees. Adding bright colors, shade, and natural ambiance provide a way to have a stunning look for your business. Drought-Tolerant, Water-Conscious Landscape Design With a greater focus on sustainability and environmental practices, it's important to consider this within your commercial landscape design. That's why we are able to come and provide recommendations on how to reduce water consumption through the use of artificial turf as well as drought-tolerant plants and landscape features, including crushed granite and other types of rock and gravel designs. 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Your commercial property grass and plants need nutrition in the Spring and the Pugh’s Earthworks professionals know the correct fertilizer to apply

Pugh's Earthworks The certified landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks, are licensed and well versed in all types of fertilizer and chemical commercial lawn applications. It is Spring which is a critical time to fertilize your lawn and plants. That is because this is when growing season starts again. The fertilizer has the nutrition that all green things need to really start growing. In addition to the proper application of fertilizers, commercial lawns must have adequate water. Again the certified landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks will consult with each property owner on the correct level of watering to maximize the health of the lawn. Water promotes cell enlargement and aids in evaporative cooling. Lawns and plants also require sunlight and carbon dioxide for energy production as well as oxygen for respiration. Lawn growth also involves getting nutrients from the soil that are absorbed by roots. Sometimes, the soil does not have these nutrients so that's where fertilizer comes in to help out. In fact, one research article noted that there must be at least 18 elements for proper plant growth. And, if any are missing, it could limit plant or lawn growth. This includes nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. By applying fertilizer to the soil, the soil becomes more fertile. The result is that the plants and lawn that the soil feeds becomes healthier, resisting damage from insects and fungus. Commercial property owners will be able to tell if plants, trees, and lawns are not getting the right nutrition. That is because their leaves will be yellow or light green. They may even have dead spots on them. There will be fewer leaves. And, the ones that are there will be smaller than normal. There will also be poor plant structure and root growth. Look for fertilizers that incorporate organic enzymes and amino acids. These help plants and lawns deal with any seasonal stresses from heat or frosts as well as transplanting. Since more insects and diseases also turn up at this time, these ingredients in the fertilizer will help strengthen the roots and offer protection. Look for fertilizers for certain types of plants, shrubs, and lawns. It helps to use a customized fertilizer for the area you want to feed. If you are not sure, contact us at Pugh's Earthworks and we'll be glad to help with lawn fertilizing and yard fertilizing. 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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks specializes in all types of Hardscaping

Pugh's Earthworks 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 monthly services include landscape design and maintenance, customized to your needs, budget, and seasonal situation. With offices in Memphis, Nashville, Jackson TN, Little Rock and Southaven MS, Pugh's Earthworks specializes in all aspects of commercial landscaping. One of the many elements of landscaping involves the important design and building of Hardscapes. Depending on the commercial property type, Hardscapes can be crafted to stay with the architecture of that building. For example if it is a very modern structure, concrete and stone may be more appropriate. Where as an older building may call for more traditional Hardscaping created from wood. Each phase of commercial landscaping plays a valuable role in the over all aesthetic, environmental and value of the commercial property. Hardscaping is one of those critical elements. So what are some of the important parts Hardscaping plays in the property design. Below are a few of those: Direction and Safety - A properly designed walkway serves to direct people to stay on the path. Often there are areas where you do not want foot traffic so by creating an attractive and safe pathway, typically people will use it as opposed to walking across the grass or other Soft Scaping. In addition, a properly designed pathway can keep employees, vendors and customers from falling and injuring themselves. Better Employee Interaction - During times of great outdoor weather, employees can enjoy some much needed change of scenery from the breakroom. A beautiful outdoor design with a nice patio, benches and tables can be a place where employees can gather for lunch. The fresh air and sunshine makes for a more comforting and interactive environment. Happier employees that enjoy working together as a team naturally leads to better productivity. Improved Property Utilization - Properties can vary in terms of sunlight verses shade or water collection verses dryness. Hardscapes will embrace the differences and make better use of the overall property. Increased Value - Hardscaping can add value to your commercial property by displaying creative and functional design. Commercial property owners take pride in their property and beautiful hardscapes. Pugh's Earthworks professional landscape designers create some of most amazing hardscapes in the industry. Property Appearance - A beautifully designed hardscape will leave visitors with the impression that you have a first class operation. You do not want people to visit the property and their first impression to be that you do not invest in the overall appearance and environmental effectiveness.   About Pugh's Earthworks 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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is busy applying Spring lawn fertilizer for our commercial customers

Pugh's Earthworks 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. Pugh's Earthworks operates in Memphis, Nashville, Jackson TN, Little Rock and Southaven MS.  In every market we are committed to providing the highest quality landscaping services available.  Our certified professional team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. The ownership and management team of Pugh’s Earthworks is committed to providing outstanding landscape design and maintenance.  They focus on every aspect of delivery from employee training, equipment upkeep and follow through on all jobs. Our strong commitment to excellence allows Pugh's Earthworks the ability to offer and stand behind an excellent quality assurance program. Our company is licensed and insured and we whole heartedly stand behind all of the work that [...]

Get ahead of the summer heat and hire the professionals at Pugh’s Earthworks to design and install your sprinkler system

Pugh's Earthworks The certified landscape professionals at Pugh's Earthworks will help any commercial property owner with an optimum sprinkler system design. After careful review of the terrain, soil conditions, types of grass planted and climate for the region, you will be assured that during the periods of critical watering, your sprinkler system will properly handle the job. Consultation with our customers is invaluable and we want to be sure that we answer all questions before and after installation. Customers may also visit our Q&A link on our website for fast and accurate answers to all types of Commercial Landscape questions. Below is an example of some Q&A regarding sprinkler systems: Q: How will I benefit from an in-ground sprinkler system? A: Since hand watering is done on a random basis, and at irregular intervals, an automatic sprinkler system will actually, in most cases, use less water. It will also disperse the water at an even rate, and for a predetermined amount of time. This allows you to water sunny and shady areas for different periods of time, and to water when it is most efficient. One obvious benefit is the ability to continue a watering program while you are away on vacation, etc. Q: How long does a system take to put in? A: It would depend on the area that is trying to be covered. An average size lawn (@15,000 sq. ft.) can usually be done in one full day, depending on the situation. A large country lawn can take anywhere from two to four days. On average, we spend one to two days on a job. Q: What is a back flow device, and why do I need one on my sprinkler system? A: A back flow device is generally a brass assembly that will prevent any water from the sprinkler system from getting into the drinking water supply, and are required by all municipalities. There are many different types of these, and each individual municipality has differing requirements for the installation. Q: What type of maintenance does the system require? A: All systems need to be winterized at the end of the season. This is done by attaching an air hose to a fitting on the water line, and blowing all of the water out of the system. Most people that we install systems for simply turn it back on in the springtime themselves. We do offer the service of opening systems for the season. The quality of the products used initially, and of the overall installation, play an important part in the long term service of the system. The better the products and installation, the less trouble you should expect in the future.   Sprinkler Installation About Pugh's Earthworks 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 monthly services include landscape design and maintenance, customized to your needs, [...]

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 [...]

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