Pugh’s Earthworks Applies Mulch to Protect Shrubs and Trees During Winter

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks is the most trusted Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Business. With offices in Memphis, Nashville, Jackson TN, Littlerock and Southaven MS, we keep all types of Commercial Properties in tip top shape.  Now that we are into fall and looking ahead to winter, it is that time of year where temperatures start to decrease and eventually will dip well below freezing. For many plants and flowers, those frigid conditions can lead to damage unless they get an extra layer of protection. That is where the Pugh's Earthworks team introduces mulch 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 or 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. Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Business There are different types of mulch to consider. Straw is one type. 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 don't 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. Pugh's Earthwork is one of the largest 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 (HOA’s), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners as well. Our staff has years of experience and can handle projects of any size.   Click Now to Contact The Pugh's Earthworks Pros     Pugh's Earthworks operated five Commercial Landscaping Offices in Three Key States Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Business Our headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. We also operate landscape offices in Nashville, Jackson TN, Southaven MS and Little Rock AR. Our firm provides monthly grounds maintenance services for commercial clients. If you are seeking assistance with Landscaping or Lawn [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Offers Commercial Snow and Ice Treatment Services

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks provides Commercial Landscape and Maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus Little Rock, Arkansas and Southaven MS.  Our monthly seasonal landscape care for lawns includes professional lawn care, including irrigation and sprinklers, fertilizing, reseeding, aeration, and pest control. According to this year's Farmer's Almanac, which has been published since 1818, the upcoming winter is expected to be wetter with more snow in Tennessee.  Historically winter conditions in the Volunteer State have been somewhat sporadic. This winter appears to be a little more predictable and with more precipitation. While the really colder temperatures may not occur until mid to late January, now is a great time to visit with a Pugh's Earthworks Certified Landscape Technician regarding our full scope of services which include snow and ice treatment. Our all-inclusive services focus on addressing specific seasonal landscape issues. In winter, the seasonal issues involve snow and ice. We often experience sidewalks and walkways that are covered in snow or that have iced over. The last thing we want is to have someone fall on the way to our business because of these inclement conditions or feel like they cannot get to our front door. And, for those with residences, we want to help those who cannot take care of these winter issues. Our snow and ice treatment plans include a range of treatments. These include a salt application prior to an impending storm. This strategy can help prevent the snow and ice from sticking to the roads. Once the snow and ice hits, then we switch to snowplows that can help move snow. While we can't clear all the snow, our services enable more people to use your parking lots and the area surrounding your facility. Our goal is to make this snow and ice treatment program as affordable as possible. We offer it as an add-on service to your existing monthly landscape and lawn maintenance program you have with us, which allows us to keep the price low for all customers. The snow and ice treatment program are available to residential clients as well as commercial clients throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. This includes HOAs and COAs as well as shopping centers and institutional facilities. Contact Pugh's now regarding Commercial Landscape and Maintenance services be prepared when winter strikes! Contact Us for Free Consultation     Pugh's Earthworks is a Premier Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Company Pugh’s Earthworks has grown from a one-man mowing and mulching crew into a full-service Commercial Landscape and Maintenance contractor. “We do basically everything,” says president/owner Mark Pugh, who co-owns the business with his brothers Tim and Michael which are older brothers. “Typically, our package includes weekly mowing, chemicals, mulching, seasonal flower displays, leaf removal and irrigation maintenance.” Pugh's Brothers Actually, Earthworks used to do basically everything, until four years ago, when the company reined in its design/build division to focus on maintenance. “Design/build was difficult on our maintenance side, because you can never staff properly [...]

Hire Pugh’s Earthworks and Start Fall Landscape Maintenance on Your Commercial Property

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks is a trusted and top-rated Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Company. We provide year-round service and a complete program for every aspect of Commercial Landscaping. Now is the time to start Fall Commercial Landscaping Service so that your property will look sharp and be healthy throughout the winter. Pugh’s Earthworks has been providing commercial landscaping services since 1992. We specialize is landscape and lawn maintenance for commercial customers. Currently we serve more than 300 commercial clients. Our firm is one of the largest landscape and lawn maintenance firms in Memphis. We also operate similar operations in Nashville TN, Southaven MS, Jackson TN and Little Rock AR. Our award-winning team services apartments, condominiums, shopping centers, office buildings and complexes, cemeteries, hospitals, hotels and motels and other commercial facilities. The majority of our clients have opted into a comprehensive landscape and lawn maintenance program with a trusted Commercial Landscaping Company. Our programs can be tailored to meet the specific and unique needs to each property. They are affordable and ensure that the appearance of your property will always be fresh and beautiful. Preparing your commercial lawn and surrounding areas for winter, including flower beds, trees, and shrubs, is a critical strategy for maintaining beautiful landscapes throughout the year. And there is a lot to get done in the fall season to prepare for that. Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscaping Company Plants and seedlings need to be mulched while lawns need to be cleared of all the falling leaves. Plus, with winds and the start of rain, there is debris that should be removed plus trees and shrubs have to be pruned to get rid of any dead wood. This is also the time to winterize your commercial irrigation system to protect it from the cold elements. Here are some of the things you'll need to do to keep your commercial lawn and surroundings looking beautiful throughout the season and into winter: Deadhead flowering plants because this will help keep them healthy. Remove all weeds and debris in the area regularly. This may be something that has to be done more frequently until the trees have shed all their leaves. Debris that also needs to be cleared includes branches and other items that get blown around during this season. Prune plants to create a tidy landscape and sense of order to your commercial surroundings. This also keeps the plants healthy, so they are ready to re-grow in the spring season. Pull all weeds that tend to make your landscape look messy and block your flowers and ornamental plants from putting on a spectacular display. Regularly check for insect damage so that no infestations get out of control. Edge and trim grass areas and mow at a height that keeps it all looking consistent. This regular mowing throughout the fall season will also help strengthen the roots and provide a way for new growth in the spring. Taking care of commercial lawn and surroundings requires a lot of time, which you may not [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is the Best Mid-South Licensed Commercial Landscaping Company

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid-South area. We are a Licensed Commercial Landscaping Company. 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. We are very proud to be one of the Mid-South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Our company has earned this reputation because we are committed to quality, integrity, and superior service, and we deliver that for every commercial client we have. Mark Pugh started the lawn business in 1992 in Memphis. Pugh’s Earthworks has now expanded its markets to include Nashville, Tennessee and Little Rock, Arkansas. We now operate multiple trucks while still retaining the very first commercial account we ever contracted with, which is Memphis Hunt and Polo Club. They and our other clients have provided numerous testimonials about why we are the best commercial landscape and maintenance company around and how they love our customer-first attitude. From HOA common areas to office buildings and retail centers, we focus on giving our customers the best service and value. We also service hotels, motels, hospitals, schools, apartments, condominiums, and other commercial accounts. Licensed Commercial Landscaping Company We also say we offer the best commercial landscape and maintenance service because we have over 200 employees all with certification and educational degrees in horticulture as well as years of experience. Here are some of the credentials and licenses our team holds: Tennessee Department of Agriculture Chartered/Licensed Mississippi Bureau of Plant Industry licensed Arkansas State Plant Board Licensed Master of Business Administration Bachelor's of Science in Agronomy Bachelor's 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 Our mission statement shows our commitment to our customers: We strive in all we do, to achieve total customer satisfaction. Our team works to not only meet, but exceed, the expectations of those we serve. We are flexible in our services with free quotes and monthly programs that deliver the best value across Memphis, Nashville, Jackson, Southaven and Little Rock. Contact us today to see how we can help improve your commercial landscape!   Contact Us Now   Pugh's Earthworks offers premier Commercial Landscaping Services We are a family owned and operated landscape and lawn maintenance firm. Our company takes immense pride in the work we do. Pugh’s Earthworks has big company size and strength, but we focus on maintaining our small company values. We guarantee the work we perform and our attention to detail is second to none. Our best source of new clients has always been via recommendations from current and previous clients. Take a look at the customer testimonials we have received. This sense of pride and accomplishment runs [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Creates Gorgeous Landscapes in Nashville TN

Pugh’s Earthworks Pugh’s Earthworks offers commercial landscape design, installation and maintenance. We provide Nashville, Tennessee Commercial Landscaping and are one of the leading companies in that market. Our Nashville facility is located at 2312 Winford Ave., Nashville, TN 37211. You can call us at (615) 251-1700. We originally opened for business in 1992. Since that time, we have worked to demonstrate our commitment to quality, integrity and superior service. Pugh’s Earthworks specializes in commercial grounds management for office buildings, apartments, condominiums and HOA’s common areas. We handle numerous commercial clients in the Memphis area, including some notable hotels, hospitals, churches, colleges and HOA managed properties. We are a large firm and can handle projects of any size. Even though our firm has grown quickly over the past 25 years, we have always worked to maintain the same great values we had, when we were just a small, up and coming landscape company. Pugh’s Earthworks offers commercial and residential landscape design, installation and maintenance. We are one of the leading commercial landscape firms in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. Our Nashville facility is located at 2312 Winford Ave., Nashville, TN 37211. You can call us at (615) 251-1700. We originally opened for business in 1992. Since that time, we have worked to demonstrate our commitment to quality, integrity and superior service. Pugh’s Earthworks specializes in commercial grounds management for office buildings, apartments, condominiums and HOA’s common areas. We handle numerous commercial clients in the Memphis area, including some notable hotels, hospitals, churches, colleges and HOA managed properties. We are a large firm and can handle projects of any size. Even though our firm has grown quickly over the past 25 years, we have always worked to maintain the same great values we had, when we were just a small, up and coming landscape company. Nashville Landscape Maintenance, Nashville Lawn Maintenance 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 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, Condo Owners Associations and individual residential homeowners as well. Our staff has years of experience and can handle projects of any size.     Pugh's Earthworks Nashville Commercial Landscaping 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, [...]

When Searching for The Best Commercial Landscaping Company, your First Choice is Pugh’s Earthworks

Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Properties come in all varieties and the landscaping on the property speaks volumes about it. For example, if you are the owner of a large apartment or condominium complex, having a professional well-kept appearance will aid in attracting and retaining residents. Same if you are the owner of a retail shopping center in that people will be attracted to a well-kept and properly maintained commercial landscape. The list goes on for office complexes, hotels, Cemetaries and more. Pugh's Earthworks is a Mid - South Best Commercial Landscaping Company that has been in the business for decades. Your commercial landscape most likely has served you well over the years, offering a professional look. However, like everything, this might be the time to think about a makeover to revitalize that commercial landscape. There are many reasons to consider this change. First, changing the commercial landscape creates new interest for visitors and offers them a fresh, inviting place. Second, the changes in environmental concerns mean you will need to think about water conservation and a move to drought-resistant plants. Third, like the outside of your commercial building, it could just be time for improvements due to age, wear and tear, and weather impact. In all situations, you do not want dead or broken trees and shrubs to impact others' impression of your business. Plus, any fallen limbs or ragged branches can put employees and visitors to the property at risk for injury. It is always a good time to review your Commercial Landscaping and assess its appearance. When you do, recruiting the expertise of professional commercial landscape services like Pugh's Earthworks is critical. We will help to revitalize how the surroundings of your business look. We can come up with a plan on how to change it as well as a timeline to revamp your landscape in a way that doesn't interfere with visitors and clients coming to your business. Our services include collecting and hauling away debris, trimming back, or pruning bushes and mature trees, and planting new flowers, plants, and greenery that complement your building's architecture. Pugh's Earthworks will recommend a way to use less water and make improvements to your existing irrigation system. If you have grass, then we'll also take care of your lawn and bring it back to life if it needs more attention. This also involves weed control and other preventative measures to help ensure a beautiful commercial landscape. Contact us today to find out what we can do for your commercial landscape to make it an attractive and welcoming way to greet visitors and clients.     Pugh's Earthworks Premiere Commercial Landscaping Services Based out of Memphis Tennessee, Pugh's Earthworks also serves Nashville, Jackson TN, Littlerock AR and Southaven MS. Our company was originally started by Mark Pugh and has been in business since 1992. Brothers Michael and Tim joined Mark and over the past 25 years they have successfully grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is a Licensed Commercial Landscaping Company and is very Environmentally Aware

Pugh's Earthworks Whether you are a strong supporter of addressing climate change or not a strong supporter, it is in the news a lot. As I am a content creator for Pugh's Earthworks, a premier Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Company, it made me start to wonder how companies in this industry are dealing with the issue. There is a great deal of information available in this modern era of online information access. It is now and always has been critical to choose an Environmentally Aware and Licensed Commercial Landscaping Company.  Some scientists are convinced that the earth is warming. Many have produced studies showing an increased number of harmful landscape insects due to the warming. Many of the insects identified are affecting northern regions of the US but still the Mid-South has its share of turf and shrub insects. A talented and experienced Commercial Landscaping Company like Pugh's Earthworks is trained in recognizing every situation. Our technicians take corrective actions that will maintain the health and integrity of your commercial property lawn, trees and shrubs. 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. The 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 - Pugh's Earthworks obtained and maintains the License from the state of Tennessee’s law that governs the application of pesticides. There are several rules the state invokes for the safe use of Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide. Mississippi Bureau of Plant Industry Licensed - Pugh's Earthworks possesses the license necessary in MS protect agriculture and horticulture interests of the state from harmful insects, diseases, and weeds. Arkansas State Plant Board Licensed - We are also licensed in Arkansas for the application of pesticide. This licensing requires periodic Recertification in order to maintain the accreditation. Master of Business Administration Bachelor's of Science in Agronomy - Some of the Pugh's Earthworks team holds a Bachelor's degree in agronomy. This degree provides the knowledge to succeed in a career in the chemical, pesticide, fertilizer industries. Bachelor's in Landscape Contracting Management - Some of our team also holds a degree in Landscape Management. This degree helps people get a deeper understanding regarding   the art and science of designing, building and maintaining landscapes of all sizes. Associates of Applied Science in Landscape Management Associates of Applied Science in Turf Grass Management - The Associate in Science in Turfgrass Science and Management is mainly an education specialized in creating fields for golf courses and sports fields. Dynascape Certified - This is a great software tool and certification used to design spectacular commercial landscapes. The Pugh's team is experienced in the use [...]

Contact Pugh’s Earthworks to Protect Your Commercial Property in the Summer Heat

Pugh's Earthworks For those of us living in the middle parts of the country, the heat dome is settling in for the long haul. While there is not much rain in the forecast, triple digit temperatures definitely are. Commercial Landscaping is vital to keep lawns, trees, flowers and shrubs from dying and looking their best during the extreme heat of the summer. Pugh's Earthworks is the Commercial Landscaping Company to contract with. They are experts in all facets of Commercial Landscaping and will know what steps to take to protect your Commercial Property from the extreme summer heat. Water Pugh's Earthworks can install an automatic sprinkler system if you do not have one. That is one of our services and we are very experienced with installation and maintenance. An automatic sprinkler system helps ensure that your lawn receives the right amount of water at the right time. Keeping the soil moist is good but deep watering is more important that frequent short waterings. Grass needs at least an inch of water weekly. However, you do not 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 learn to grow deeper in search of moisture and nutrients. 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 will not die out from the excessive heat. Here are some additional 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 does not retain water very well. That is when you will need to add organic matter, which delivers the necessary nutrients and increases water retention. 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 bio stimulants 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 [...]

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. [...]

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