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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is a premiere commercial landscaping company that serves Apartment and Condominium communities in Tennessee

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.  We assist a wide range of businesses and commercial properties with monthly maintenance, design, and landscape care services. One of our main service areas is landscaping and lawn maintenance for apartments. Both apartments and condominium complexes have common areas that include grass, shrubs, trees, flower beds, and more. There are also hardscape, irrigation systems, and lighting that need attention. Whether it is a new multifamily complex in Memphis or an existing apartment building, we can help with the landscape design, maintenance, and upgrades to deliver drought-friendly landscaping. We understand that apartment and condo complexes operate on tight budgets. That's why we offer some of the most affordable  monthly lawn maintenance and landscaping programs for multi-family apartments and condominium complexes in Memphis and throughout Tennessee. It is the customer segment where Pugh’s Earthworks got started and it continues to be a primary component of our client base.   Our professional, licensed team of landscapers understands how to offer the best landscape and lawn services at the best price. We even offer seasonal services that you can add on, including ice and snow clearing as well as pest control services. Each monthly landscape and lawn care package is customized to our apartment client needs and budget. Delivering a premiere service means that your property management teams and asset managers can keep occupancy and resident satisfaction high due to the attractive, high-quality surroundings. Contact us today to get your free quote for your commercial lawn and landscape design or maintenance services. We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how we can partner to deliver an attractive, eco-friendly landscape for your apartment or condominium complex. Pugh's Earthworks has a great reputation because of the professional and outstanding service we provide to each of our Apartment and Condominium properties. Below is a testimonial from one of our many satisfied clients: “Please consider this letter of correspondence as a testimonial to the outstanding work your crew continues to perform on our property. “When I met with you last week during your scheduled ‘walk over’ with me, I explained then how even the tenants have commented about the face lift that has transpired since Pugh’s has taken over the maintenance of this property. Some of the tenants have even written very positive comments that have accompanied their rent payments. Now that’s strong, especially when some of the tenants find mostly minor things to complain about. “Since Pugh’s Earthworks has been servicing our property, we have actually been able to see an increase in prospective resident inquiries and I personally think our resident retention has even improved as a direct reflection of the cosmetic appearance of this large apartment community. “Thanks for your deliberate attempts to assure customer satisfaction. Little Rock has needed this kind of professional approach [...]

Keeping your commercial landscape attractive during the cold winter months can be a challenge and Pugh’s Earthworks has the answers

Pugh's Earthworks The winter season can present challenges with keeping your commercial property looking attractive. Of course appearance is important for customer and employee image. The professional and certified landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are very educated and skilled at keeping landscapes looking pristine during the challenges presented by all seasons. Depending on what part of the country you live in, winters can be mild, medium or severe. The markets that Pugh's Earthworks serves tend to be in the medium category which does experience cold and snowy conditions. Those markets are Memphis, Tennessee which is headquarters plus offices in Nashville, Jackson TN, Southaven MS and Little Rock AR. Our firm provides monthly grounds maintenance services for commercial clients in these markets. Below are a few things that can be done to help to beautify your commercial landscape during the harsh winter months: Planting Evergreen Trees can enhance the overall appearance of your commercial landscape. In the dead of winter when there is little color to break up the mundane, Evergreens can add that spark of color that is pleasing to the eye. A couple of good choices for Evergreens are the Blue Dwarf Spruce which adds a blueish tone and the Gold Thread False Cypress which adds sparking yellows. If you are a lover of wildlife, attracting birds can be more of a challenge in the winter. However, by keeping your bird feeders full of food and using heated dog bowls for water, birds will be sure to stop by and add a sense of life to the dead of winter. Adding attractive lighting will help to amplify the beauty of your landscaping especially since there is less sunlight during the winter months. Many commercial businesses add holiday lighting to their building(s) as well. Repurposing existing decorations like flower pots, barrels, bird baths etc. will help as well. By planting annuals or using pieces of sculpture in these existing decorations it will add to their aesthetic value during the winter months. The experts at Pugh's Earthworks would be honored to earn your business as a permanent commercial landscape client. We have the licenses, skill and passion to keep your property in tip top shape including during the bitter cold winter months. Evergreen Trees   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 [...]

Time to start planning with the experts at Pugh’s Earthworks for snow and ice treatment for your commercial property

Pugh's Earthworks The weather is definitely cooling down. Depending on what part of the country you live in, next week forecasts have chances of snow and freezing temps. Now is a great time to start contingency planning by hiring the professionals at Pugh's Earthworks. Your commercial property is a major asset. Protecting it and ensuring the safety of your employees and customers should be at the top of your priority list. In the markets that Pugh's Earthworks serves, Memphis, Nashville, Jackson TN, Little Rock and Southaven MS, our customers are affected by inclement weather and cold temperatures. Winter brings it’s own set of  landscape challenges.  Pugh’s Earthworks offers snow and ice treatment. Our firm has years of experience and can customize a program for your firm to help keep your property safe and accessible. Our snow and ice treatment plans include a multi-phase approach. First, we lay down a salt application, before the storm hits. Most of the time, that salt application really makes a huge difference. It helps to prevent the snow and ice from sticking to your roads. It also reduces the time period between when the snow and ice hits the roads and when that frozen participation starts to melt. Once the snow and ice is actually on the ground, phase two of our programs kicks in. We have special trucks, equipped with snow plows. We use these trucks to help move snow, in emergency services. Pugh’s Earthworks cannot move all the snow on your property, or leading to your property. What we can do is to help improve your ability to use your parking lots and the egress in and out of your facility. Our goal with clients who opt for a comprehensive landscape, lawn maintenance and Winter program is to make your campus beautiful and accessible all year long. The best way to evaluate your business model is to ask your customers for input. Whether that input is positive or negative, it is all valuable. It allows you to know what things you are doing well and should continue with and what areas you need to review and perhaps make changes in your processes or products offered. The management team at Pugh's Earthworks has built their business model on the premise that satisfied customers is the number one goal. Pugh’s Earthworks 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed We are extremely proud of all the great compliments we have received from our many satisfied customers. Thought we would share just a few of the client testimonials that we have received over the past few years. Hopefully you will decide to give us a try. If you do, we guarantee that we will exceed your expectations. We back all of the work we do with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are searching for a great landscape and lawn maintenance firm, we encourage you to give us a call. We offer FREE project estimates. Below are a few examples of client testimonials that we are so [...]

Sometimes Fall is a great time to apply new Sod to your commercial lawn and the experts at Pugh’s Earthworks will know

Pugh's Earthworks Often the effects of a long summer can take a severe toll on lawns. In these instances, sod application may be the best solution to help restore the landscape. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks know when sodding is the most advantageous corrective measure for commercial property lawns. Some of the clear and obvious benefits to sod is that it provides for an immediate lawn! Though there are arguments for sod application in the spring verses the fall, below are some things to consider when sodding appears to be the right solution. Sod can burn easily under the scorching Summer Sun which is near by if sod is laid in the Spring. By applying sod in the Fall the temperatures are cooler allowing the root system to develop over the Fall, Winter and Spring months. Sod will not require as much water to survive if applying in the Fall. The reason is because the grass is beginning the dormancy cycle and the roots will not require as much water. When it comes to the actual laying of the sod, it is always best to use the services of a professional landscaping company like Pugh's Earthworks. Our experts will know the proper amount of compost and fertilizer to mix with the soil. This is very important for the sod to take hold and get off to a great start. During the first few weeks, the Pugh's Earthworks certified technicians watch over the new sod. Proper amounts of water must be applied if the Fall season is dry and absent normal rain fall. Taking root is the ultimate goal for the new sod. The landscape technicians will be viewing sections of the sod to make sure new root growth is starting. Purchasing sod and having it installed is expensive. To ensure that your newly purchased sod has the best chance of success, hire the professionals at Pugh's Earthworks. We have the trained staff, the proper equipment and the burning desire to make sure our clients are satisfied.           Pugh’s Earthworks Credentials/Affiliations/Degrees, Certifications The Pugh’s Earthworks team has all the proper credentials, degrees and certifications necessary to deliver top quality landscape and lawn maintenance design, installation and maintenance services. Our team is experienced, highly skilled. They all operate with a customer first attitude. Our firm is one of the largest landscape and lawn maintenance companies in Tennessee. We have all the right equipment to handle commercial landscape and lawn maintenance projects. Our client base includes hotels, motels, business complexes, retail shopping centers, hospitals, schools, apartments, condominiums and other commercial accounts. Tennessee Department of Agriculture Chartered/Licensed Mississippi Bureau of Plant Industry licensed Arkansas State Plant Board Licensed Master of Business Administration Bachelors of Science in Agronomy Bachelors in Landscape Contracting Management Associates of Applied Science in Landscape Management Associates of Applied Science in Turf Grass Management Dynascape Certified Planet Professional Network Landscape Industry Certified We offer an excellent quality assurance program.  This is because we are licensed [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks works year round to keep commercial landscapes looking their best

Pugh's Earthworks The temperatures are definitely starting to dip. I stepped out on the front porch early this morning and there was a stark change in the temperature from just a week ago. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks know that landscaping processes do not stop as the growing season ends. Below is a Q&A excerpt from Pugh's Earthworks: How does lawn fertilizing affect clipping production? This question will be answered in two parts, beginning with the cool-season grasses (Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue and perennial ryegrass) and then the warm-season grasses (Zoysia grass and bermudagrass). Cool-season grasses should be fertilized primarily in late Summer and Fall (September and October). Nutrients applied at this time encourage root growth and turf thickening. Fall applications also result in early spring green-up without causing excessive leafy top growth. Given proper fall fertilization, spring applications may not be required. High rates of nitrogen (more than 1 pound per 1,000 square feet) in the spring will stimulate unnecessary flushes of leaf growth and may predispose the lawn to greater summer damage. No more than one spring fertilization should occur. This can be in late March or early April with a weed-and-feed treatment for crabgrass or in May with a slow-release nitrogen source. Warm-season grasses should be fertilized when the grass begins its active growth in late spring and early summer (May-June). Again, for slow and even growth, use a fertilizer containing a slow-release nitrogen source. Warm-season grasses should not be fertilized in September and October. Everything you do in the fall can help your lawn make it through a harsh winter season, including giving it the food it needs to support root growth. Here are five tips for fertilizing your lawn as part of your lawn maintenance care during the fall months: Apply lawn fertilizer round two to three weeks before the ground is likely to freeze. You can look online for the frost date for your particular area and then plan accordingly. On average, that means applying fertilizer to your fall lawn around mid-October. Fertilize in the fall either in the morning or the early evening. Fall temperatures during the middle of the day can still be too warm, which could cause the fertilizer to burn the grass. Mow the lawn right before you plan to fertilize. When doing so, be sure to leave some of the grass clippings. This green material can help the roots. Do not fertilize before any scheduled rain. The rain will only cause the fertilizer to run off the lawn and work against your plan of fertilizing it. If it has recently rained, also wait until the grass blades appear dry and then you can apply the fertilizer. Continue mowing throughout the fall season but begin to drop the blade down the lowest setting as the fall season draws to a close. Aerate the soil as well to ensure that the fertilizer, water, and oxygen can reach the grass roots. This gets the essential nutrients where they need to be to further [...]

Adjust your landscape appearance for the season with the help of the experts at Pugh’s Earthworks

Pugh's Earthworks   Every season brings different weather conditions that impact your commercial landscape. That is why it makes sense to regularly adjust your commercial landscape to fit the season. This creates a year-round beautiful and welcoming look to your commercial landscape. The Pugh's Earthworks certified landscape technicians are educated on exactly what types of plants are acclimated to each of our four seasons. By rotating the plants that are used in commercial landscaping, properties are kept attractive. This strategy is part of the service provided by Pugh's Earthworks. Absent the use of a skilled company like Pugh's Earthworks, year-round commercial landscaping techniques which involves selecting trees and shrubs, can be overwhelming. Since spring is the next season coming up, let's start there. After a drab, cold winter, you will want to show some color in your commercial landscape. Look for the earliest-blooming shrubs, trees, and flowers to get ready to plant. You'll most likely start enjoying various colors by mid-spring. And, to carry on your staggered planting strategy, summer should consist of trees and shrubs that are heartier and can withstand the heat and humidity of the season. From there, fall offers a lot of opportunity for colorful foliage and deep colors across shrubs and trees. When winter arrives again, most of the plants and trees will go into hibernation, so be prepared to focus on colors like white, brown, and gray for a few months with the exception of the seasonal evergreen tree. Of course it is not just the plants and trees that are of concern. There is also your year-round commercial lawn care to consider. This area of your landscape should also have a strategy to keep it inviting throughout each season. With spring nearly here, it's time to sharpen those lawnmower blades and clean up all the debris. Keep an eye out for weeds and begin fertilizing. From there, each season will involve trimming, watering, and feeding until the lawn goes dormant again in winter. Below are some of the typical landscape plants and trees used at different times each year: Fall - In the fall, the key element that makes a beautiful and colorful landscape is the changing foliage. Two of the all time favorites for bright fall foliage are the Maple Tree and Sumac Shrub. Winter - This is probably the most challenging season. Plants that add color are Evergreen Trees and Shrubs. Another option for color is the Red Osier Dogwood. Spring - After the long gray Winter season, people are clamoring for colorful plants and blooms. There is a long list of those but for early color the Forsythia, Lilac and Mountain Laurel. Summer - Common are the Crepe Myrtle, Rose of Sharon and Hydrangea Shrubs. And, if you need expert and professional help making your commercial landscape fit with the season, then you should contact us today at Pugh's Earthworks to learn more about our commercial landscaping design and maintenance packages. Rose of Sharon   The Pugh's Earthworks [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks recommends proper spreading of mulch for winter plant protection

Pugh's Earthworks  Fall has now officially arrived and will last from September 22nd through December 21st.  It will not be too much longer until the temperatures drop to freezing which creates concerns for certain plants.  For many plants and flowers, these frigid conditions will potentially lead to damage unless they get an extra layer of protection.  That is where mulch comes in as part of regular fall landscape maintenance services. In fact, mulching serves as one of the best blanket covers for things like strawberries, some perennials, and many other types of plants during cold conditions.  Winter mulch helps stop soil from either freezing and thawing conditions. It is the repeated freezing and thawing that can force stems, roots, and bulbs/tubers to come out of the ground. Plus, this can severely damage or kill plants.  There are different types of mulch to consider. Straw is one popular mulching material as it is plentiful and relatively inexpensive.  The benefits are that straw offers good insulation, encourages sufficient air movement, and does not smother plants or flowers. Just one bale of straw can cover 100 square feet to a depth of at least three inches.  Other types of winter mulches to consider include bark chips, hay, chopped corn stalks, pine needles, or shredded leaves. Those mulches to avoid include whole leaves, sawdust, or grass clippings because they can form a thick mat and suffocate the flowers and plants.  Wood chip mulch is ideal for the root zone areas of trees and shrubs. However, plants like hardy shrub roses do not need any winter protection like mulch. Yet, other types of rose plants may need a double layer of protection in the form of mulch and potting soil.  Leave the mulching to us. Contact us today for a monthly service plan that includes mulching for the winter of all your commercial landscape areas. We can ensure your plants, flowers, and shrubs make it through the winter while keeping a beautiful view for your customers.  Gardener applying mulch The Pugh's Earthworks management team started out small and worked their way up with limited prior 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 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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks possesses all of the skills, credentials and customer centric qualities necessary to be a world class commercial landscaping company

Pugh's Earthworks When commercial property owners are in search of a landscaping company to design and maintain the landscaping for their property, it is important to evaluate the services and knowledge of each company. Pugh's Earthworks is a world class commercial landscaping company and not only possesses the skills and knowledge but also embraces customer service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition to commercial landscaping and monthly lawn maintenance programs, Pugh's Earthworks also provides 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. We have been serving Memphis and West Tennessee, Little Rock AR, and Nashville, TN since 1991. Pugh’s Earthworks provides a complete landscape solution for property owners and managers eliminating the need for multiple contractors.  All of our staff has a “Can Do” attitude that we promote and as a result this sets us apart from other landscape companies. Our fleet of trucks contains specially trained team members who consistently provide professional service with personal involvement for each and every client. The company is fully licensed and insured, our equipment is state of the art and well maintained from our in-house repair facility. Pugh’s Earthworks understands that property owners have made a significant investment of time and money in the properties we service. For that reason, we are dedicated to make them look their best with a custom plan for each individual property. Please complete our Free Quote request to make arrangements for a full property evaluation free of charge.   At Pugh's Earthworks, our primary focus is commercial landscaping and lawn maintenance. We provide landscape services and monthly lawn maintenance programs for large office buildings, apartments, condominiums, retail shopping centers, hospitals and cemeteries. Our landscape services include things like, pruning, flower bed design and flower installation, site clean up, debris removal, mulch, snow and ice removal, property enhancements and upgrades. 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. The Pugh’s Earthworks has all the proper credentials, degrees and certifications necessary to deliver top quality landscape and lawn maintenance design, installation and maintenance services. Our team is experienced, highly skilled. They all operate with a customer first attitude. Our firm is one of the largest landscape and lawn maintenance companies in Tennessee. We have all the right equipment to handle commercial landscape and lawn maintenance projects. Our client base includes hotels, motels, business complexes, retail shopping centers, hospitals, schools, apartments, condominiums and other commercial accounts. Tennessee Department of Agriculture Chartered/Licensed Mississippi Bureau of Plant Industry licensed Arkansas State Plant Board Licensed Master of Business Administration Bachelors of Science in [...]

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