Pugh’s Earthworks is the Best at Designing and Maintaining Commercial Property Flower Beds

Pugh's Earthworks 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 [...]

Customers Receive a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for all Services from Pugh’s Earthworks Including Weed Control Services

Pugh's Earthworks A well-kept lawn whether Residential or Commercial makes a statement about the property. That is one reason owners focus on Weed Control Services. The professional landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are very good at all elements of Commercial Landscape Maintenance. This of course includes keeping the property free from unsightly weeds. First impressions as they say are important. Commercial Property Owners want customers and employees to get the impression that the property is well maintained. The Summer season is wonderful. However, it seems to be a season when lawns are vulnerable to the introduction of destructive weeds.  Pugh's Earthworks will apply preemergent during the Spring to prevent the germination of all varieties of weeds. Even with this valuable preventive measure, weeds still find a way to reenter the lawn. This is why having an experienced Commercial Landscaping Company can make the difference in the appearance of the property year-round. There are numerous varieties of harmful weeds. Below are few of the most common. Crabgrass and Nutsedge - These are grassy type weeds. They tend to blend in better to the normal grass which is their secret to eventually dominating the lawn. A good technique that Pugh's Earthworks may employ is to aerate, water and fertilize the property in the proper quantities and application. This method tends to help the health of the grass you want to grow, and it can eventually overtake and smother out the crabgrass. Broadleaf Weeds - There are several types of broadleaf weeds. They tend to stand out more and truly make any lawn appear unkept. They can also be difficult to eradicate. Some of the more common types of broadleaf weeds are Knotweed Spurge, Dandelion, Ground Ivy, and White Clover.  There is no mistaking these unsightly plants with their large leaves and often flowers. They clearly to not belong in the commercial landscape. Treating broadleaf weeds can be more difficult. Sometimes if there is not a tremendous infestation you may be able to pull them by hand. Often times it requires the expertise of a trained landscape technician to come in with the proper herbicide and post-emergent control procedures. Handling of these chemicals can be hazardous and not effective if not used properly. That is where the Pugh's Earthworks professionals are experienced and are the best solution for complete Weed Control.     Pugh's Earthworks Weed Control Services The headquarters for Pugh's Earthworks is in Memphis, Tennessee. However, the company has experienced wonderful growth over the years due to the fine work they perform and the quality of the customer service delivered. Due to their first class reputation, the company now operates landscape offices in Nashville, Jackson TN, Southaven MS and Little Rock AR.  The firm provides monthly grounds maintenance services for commercial clients. If you are seeking assistance with Landscaping or Lawn Maintenance services, please give Pugh's Earthworks a call or send a message via the contact form below. We do offer FREE Estimates. Affordable Commercial Landscaping Pugh's [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Commercial Landscaping Water Conservation

Pugh's Earthworks has Big Company Strength and Small Company Values! Recently, I took a drive from Oklahoma to Georgia for a combination Business and Pleasure two week trip. As I drove, the hills, trees, lakes and rivers seemed to get more plentiful and beautiful. Culimanting by the time I got to Chattanoga TN, I was in a different world. Going through Littlerock AR, Memphis and Jackson TN, I paused for proud reflection on Pugh's Earthworks and the part they play in Commercial Landscaping Water Conservation. Then I thought about our fellow Americans out West where water supply reservoirs are at a cricitically low level and rationing is in place. Pugh's Earthworks is one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. From its beginning, the company has continued its commitment to quality, integrity and superior service. The company provides the highest quality landscaping services and commercial grounds management for various commercial properties. Mark Pugh started the lawn business in 1992 in a $500 truck with his phone number on it. Just 21 years later Pugh’s Earthworks has developed markets including Jackson, Memphis and Nashville TN. Plus Littlerock AR and Southaven MS. Not only does Pugh's Earthworks focus on creating and maintaining amazing Commercial Property Landscapes for all customers, they also have a love for the environment. With this in mind, all chemical treatments for pesticides and fertizilzers are applied in compliance with industry safety standards. In addition, as landscapes are designed, things like soil errosion and water conservation are always top of mind. Pugh's is a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Below is an article written by a member of that organization regarding water conservation efforts in CA. Earlier this year, the State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously to implement a statewide ban on the watering of nonfunctional turf in the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors in California that runs for one year. The board also put regulations in place requiring local agencies to implement water use restrictions as water supplies may be up to 20 percent lower due to extreme drought. In a webinar hosted on June 6 by the California Landscape Contractors Association, the Irrigation Association, NALP and Maureen Erbeznik & Associates, Warren Gorowitz with Hunter Industries, Peter Estournes with Gardenworks Inc. and Maureen Erbeznik discussed the nature of the restrictions and the options available to landscape professionals. Erbeznik explains that nonfunctional turf refers to areas that are solely ornamental. If the turf is used for recreational purposes or community events, then it is considered functional. Exemptions to the ban include spaces that use non-potable water for irrigation or areas with trees. The ban does not apply to residential yards. Stay on Top of Local Regulations Local retail water agencies can expand regulations at their discretion to places like multi-family housing, golf courses, cemeteries and subsurface irrigation. With more than 400 water agencies in the state, the fluidity of restrictions and regulations will vary on each area’s water situation. [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Offers Expert Summer Lawn Feeding to Ensure a Beautiful Commercial Property

Pugh's Earthworks is a full service commercial landscape company When you hire a high caliber Commercial Landscaping Company like Pugh's Earthworks, your Commercial Landscape appearance will stand out in the community. From start to finish meaning intial design to ongoing annual maintenance, we are the company to hire. One such service is the ability to keep your Commercial Property looking great with proper Summer Lawn Feeding. Pugh's Earthworks management is completely committed to quality in every facet of their organization. So much so that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition, our commitment to obtaining and maintaining the lastest industry certifications is paramount. Employees working for Pugh's Earthworks accept and demonstrate our quality assurance program and display this on every job we work on. QUALITY POLICY It is the goal of Pugh’s Earthworks to provide our customers, both internal and external, with services, which meet or exceed their expectations. We recognize that one of the most important assets we possess, enabling us to achieve this goal, is our professional staff. We strongly encourage all of our people to take the pride of ownership in all the work they do. Quality is everyone’s responsibility. Quality is conformance to the customer’s requirements. We believe every job can be improved. Every idea is treated with the utmost respect. We realize that improvement must be an on-the-job process. Part of most company's strategy is to align themselves with great vendors that help them be successful. This is true of Pugh's Earthworks from the equipment they use, employee work apparell right down to their vendor of choice to assist with online marketing and website relevance. That vendor is Flyline Search Marketing. This is a family owned company with over 14 years of delivering great results and customer service to their customers. Pugh's Earthworks management hired Flyline Search Marketing several years ago to manage their 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 Mark Lein likes to say, "we always put the customer first". It is this dedication and commitment to quality that keeps Pugh's Earthworks as a standout in the markets we serve.  Those competitive markets are 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 [...]

Hire Pugh’s Earthworks to Maximize the Efficiency of Summer Watering

Pugh's Earthworks has Operations in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi Many parts of the country including the Mid-South, have had a very cool and wet May. However, it will not be long until the dry hot weather makes it critical to practice effective Summer Watering. Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest commercial landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid-South area. Our clients include some of the premier office buildings, hotels, hospitals, churches and cemeteries in the cities we operate. In addition to the commercial customers we serve, we also provide landscape services for Homeowners Associations (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. A properly designed Commercial Landscape Sprinkler system, like the ones designed and installed by the Pugh's Earthworks Certified Landscape Technicians, will ensure that the lawn and plants on your property receive the exact amount of water during the summer. Protecting these plants is important as it is expensive to replace them. During the summer months, the hot weather and intense sunlight are tough for summer plants and lawns to take. That is why we often refresh both with extra water. However, there is still a need to water wisely during these hot months to be careful with water and get the maximum impact from your watering without wasting any of this precious resource. Below are some tips on how to water wisely to use less water as well as give your plants and lawn just the right amount: Water weekly: Pick one day a week to water your lawn and plants, preferably a time in the morning or evening where the sun and heat won't evaporate it too quickly. You may need to adjust it should there be summer thunderstorms or if you notice a better time where the water sticks around. Water deeply: Before you overwater, it's important to understand what this means and how much deeply involves. Check the soil and see if water has permeated the top six inches of clay soil or eight to 12 inches if you have loamy soil. Make sure the water is not stagnating on the top as this could mean your soil is compacted and it may lead to plant rot. Think long, soaking rain rather than many several quick sprinkles. Water when plants are ready: Plants will tell you when they are thirsty. Leaves will wilt or droop. The leaves may also yellow, curl up, or drop off. That means they really could use some water. Water in the morning: By focusing your plant and lawn watering on this point in the day, it gives the plants and lawn a way to fill up on water they can use throughout the day. Water plants when they need it: Besides when they are thirsty, there are other times where a plant or lawn may most need water. This includes giving more water to baby seedlings and transplants to help them because their root systems are not yet developed and acclimated to the soil.  Another group of plants that need water [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is experienced with Summer Commercial Lawn Care

Pugh's Earthworks commits to strive in all we do for total customer satisfaction May has now arrived and already temperatures are expected to be in the nineties and above in some regions. Will not be long before the summer heat sets in for the long haul. Proper Summer Commercial Lawn Care is critical to keep lawns looking good and staying healthy. The certified and professional Landscape Technicians at Pugh's Earthworks, have the knowledge and tools to keep Commercial Property lawns in tip top shape during the hot summer. Being exposed to excessive heat not only takes its toll on us humans but it also is difficult to bear for nature. Meaning plants, flowers, and lawns. However, you can still enjoy a healthy Commercial Landscape even in the midst of extreme summer heat when you hire Pugh's Earthwork's. There are numerous actions that can be taken during the extreme heat of summer. Our team at Pugh's Earthworks is trained in all aspects of climate adjustments as it relates to Commercial Landscaping. Below are a few of the things we are mindful of. Length of the Lawn Often people like to mow the lawn very short. It looks nice and neat and gives the lawn that well-kept golf course look. However, when this happens and it is super-hot outside, your lawn suffers and turns brown. This is because the lawn is restricted on how much energy it can produce for growth. However, if you do not trim it too short, then the grass can develop stronger roots. And it is those stronger roots that support plants that can tolerate the stress that heat puts on it during the summer months. Use the One-Third Rule To determine the correct height to cut your grass, apply the “one-third” rule. This rule says never remove more than one-third of the grass height at one time. This keeps the lawn cooler because it removes less plant tissue. For example, if you normally cut your lawn at 2.5 inches, increase it to 3 inches during the hot summer months. Do not Over Water A big mistake so many people make, is to think the heat means grass needs more water. However, all that does is create another problem. The soil then tends to be constantly wet. This causes the grass roots to be deprived of oxygen. This can make them more susceptible to disease because diseases tend to thrive in wet conditions. Therefore, the drier the grass and soil, the less risk for a disease. Although you want to ensure hydration, you do not need to water daily to get that. Keep Mower Blades Sharp When grass is cut with a sharp mower blade, it will heal faster. Then, it is less susceptible to stress and disease that comes during the hot season. Also, the sharper mower blades will prevent a brown appearance. Use a Mulching Mower Rather than bagging up the lawn clippings, return them to the lawn by using a mulching mower. Clippings act as [...]

Speak with Pugh’s Earthworks regarding your Commercial Landscaping Resolutions for 2022

Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscaping Resolutions Well we are rapidly coming to the close of 2021. Now is a good time to think about resolutions and goals for your Commercial Landscaping needs in 2022. Pugh's Earthworks would like to a partner in your Landscaping resolutions and help with designs for next year.  Our certified landscape technicians will ensure your long term satisfaction with your property. Landscape design and maintenance will take planning and preparation, organization, and physical effort; all of which are great qualities to shoot for in the new year. Define my particular landscaping preferences and styles, then incorporate into a unified design. Pugh's Earthworks is expertly qualified in design and architecture. Remove any dead, damaged or diseased plants and tree limbs that are beyond saving. Build an employee or customer patio. Your customers and employees will enjoy the outdoor feel this spring and summer. Install a water feature or reflection pool to create a soothing atmosphere that will aid in relaxation. Incorporate low maintenance plants and sustainable foliage where desired, to decrease the amount of maintenance and upkeep involved in keeping your landscape in tip top shape. These easy growing plants will save time and money in the long run. Add an outdoor fireplace, firepit, kitchen or gazebo for a great gathering place to entertain guests. Grow some plants that will enhance my spring landscape. These include bulbs of all kinds which appear when temperatures rise in the spring. Plants that will enhance my fall landscape include; pansies, mums, maple trees, burning bush and evergreens. Pugh's Earthworks has the knowledge and skill to make your commercial landscape beautiful, healthy and functional. We hire and train Certified Landscape Technicians. Below talks about how stringent the qualifications and schooling is to obtain and maintain that credential. Pugh's Earthworks Owners https://pughsearthworks.com/careers/ Certified Landscape Technician Education Requirements 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 generally improves the chances for later 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 regarding plants but also such things as the proper use and maintenance of landscape equipment, such as chainsaws, trimmers and tillers. Two year programs are generally awarded an Associates of Science Degree. This curriculum consists of classes in plant science, soil science, landscape design, [...]

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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is the right Commercial Landscaping firm to get Retail Shopping Centers ready for holiday shopping

Pugh's Earthworks The holiday shopping season is in full swing. While many have shifted to online shopping, there are still people who will be getting out and crowding Retail Shopping Centers to purchase those perfect Christmas gifts. Now it may be more important that ever to make sure your Retail Shopping Center is in tip top shape and looks inviting to shoppers. Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service commercial lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Our services include commercial landscape design, including plants, hardscape, irrigation, lighting and more, as well as maintenance for lawns and landscape areas for a wide range of businesses. 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. But, first, you want to make a great first impression so you draw those customers to your shopping center. That means creating an inviting landscape and maybe even lush lawns. The impression they get from this can directly impact what type of stores or experience they will have with the retailers located at that shopping center. Creating an upscale look through your landscape can invite these customers in. From there, you can add comfortable seating, fountains, beautiful floral displays or unique drought-resistant plant areas that provide 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 some of Memphis’ top shopping centers and property management companies that manage these retail locations. We are honored to be part of keeping Memphis beautiful and would like to help your retail shopping center do the same! Contact us today to learn more about working with our commercial landscape design and maintenance company.   Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscaping for Retail Centers Pugh’s Earthworks Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance For Office Buildings & Complexes Retail has always been an important sector of the Memphis real estate market. We have helped to design, build and maintain some of best and most innovative Office properties in Memphis, Southaven, Little Rock, Jackson and Nashville. These properties also suffer more daily traffic and everyday “wear and tear” than most other commercial properties. Thanks to our years of experience working with these properties, Pugh’s earthworks is uniquely suited to provide a range of commercial landscape maintenance services. Our prestigious list of commercial landscape maintenance clients includes some of Memphis’ top properties and property management companies. We’re honored to be part of keeping Memphis beautiful! Pugh's Earthworks monthly services include landscape design and maintenance, customized to your needs, budget, and seasonal situation. We have the highest level of dedication [...]

HOAs and COAs can rest assured that the properties they represent will be in good hands with the Pugh’s Earthworks professional landscaping services.

Pugh’s Earthworks Home Owner's Associations (HOAs) and Condominium Owner's Association (COAs) are important for the overall up keep and appearance of the property for the residents that live in that community. Pugh's Earthworks specializes in expert commercial landscape design and maintenance for these types of associations. Our client testimonials say it all! “My husband, David, and I are Sterling Square Board members responsible for Building and Grounds in a 234, upscale Home Owners Association. David is a Senior Corporate Account Executive for FedEx Services and I am an Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Express and as one may assume, our expectations and requirements are of a high standard. “In September 2005, the Sterling Square Board members unanimously selected Pugh’s Lawn Service (now Pugh’s Earthworks) to be our lawn service provider (this was based on observance of their quality work on other properties). Pugh’s Earthworks is an exceptional, very organized company that has produced high quality results for us. Pugh’s began servicing our subdivision when the overall grounds were approaching poor conditions. We had several dead trees, many weeds in our grass, and the beds in the common areas and homes were severely neglected. We were amazed how quickly Pugh’s was able to turn our negative situation into a remarkable transformation. Now our subdivision looks first class and our homeowners are very proud they live in Sterling Square. In fact, I believe the outstanding appearance of our subdivision has helped to ‘promote’ the selling of some of our homes recently. New buyers have literally made the comment of amazement in the landscapes’ inviting appearance! “In addition, we have been very pleased with Casey Hesser, Dave McDaniel, and Steve Williamson concerning the resolution of our breezeway drainage problems, replacement of dead trees and azaleas, and sprinkler system problems, superb fertilizing results on our grassy regions and (thank God) our flower beds are now worth boasting about. Specifically, these three gentlemen are very professional in their capacities and are always prompt in returning our association’s phone calls. In addition, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Pugh’s ‘Color Coordinator’ Julie Issacs for her exceptional forte in flower plantings. She has been very accommodation and has been very receptive to new ideas the board has requested, while guiding us along the way. “We are thankful for Pugh’s partnering with Sterling Square and look forward to an extended relationship for many years to come. We are very happy to discuss any inquiries, in detail, regarding our (now 14 month) relationship with Pugh’s Landscape and invite your call.” David and Karen Smith, Building and Grounds Sterling Square, Collierville TN   Pugh's Earthworks Landscaping Service   Pugh's Earthworks provides landscaping and lawn maintenance programs for HOA (homeowners associations) and COA (condominium associations). In fact, the work we do for HOA’s and COA’s represents a sizable portion of the more than 300 commercial landscape maintenance clients we serve. Many of those customers have opted for our comprehensive grounds maintenance service. Property [...]

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