If Your Commercial Property Has Areas of Standing Water, Call Us to Address Property Drainage Design & Installation!

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks is a full-service property drainage construction company located in Memphis, Tennessee. We have been providing our customers with the highest quality workmanship and products since 1992. We are highly experienced in all aspects of Property Drainage Design & Installation. We specialize in all aspects of drainage solutions including storm water management systems (SWMS), sanitary sewer lines and utility trenches, as well as site grading work such as landfills or excavations for new buildings or homes. We provide free estimates, and we are happy to meet with you at your home or business. Our company is licensed to perform this type of work. We offer a wide variety of services for commercial properties including: Site grading and landfills. Excavations for new homes or buildings Drainage solutions including storm water management systems (SWMS), sanitary sewer lines and utility trenches. Drainage repairs, maintenance and installation: We can repair or replace your existing drainage pipes, clean out clogged drains and fix leaky faucets. We can also install a new sewer line or storm drain system if you have an outdated one. We offer several types of waterproofing services including asphaltic concrete (pavement) sealcoating and crack injection treatment. We are a full-service property drainage construction company located in the Mid-South. Our main markets are Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Littlerock and Southaven MS. We have been in business since 1992 and have a team of professionals who can handle everything from landscape drainage design to actual installation of the landscaping drainage system. Property owners tend to overlook their properties' drainage systems until they experience problems with water standing on their property or having basement flooding issues. Our goal is to prevent these problems before they happen by installing quality systems that will keep your home safe from flooding and moisture damage caused by poor drainage practices. We are licensed, insured and have the experience necessary to handle any size project. If you have a new construction project or need repairs on an existing drainage system, we can help. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and customer service. Our goal is to make sure every job is done right with minimal disruption to your property and schedule. We provide a wide range of services for new construction, commercial and residential projects. We are committed to providing quality workmanship at competitive prices. Our team is experienced in all aspects of land development including site design, grading, drainage and storm water management plans. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and customer service We provide a wide range of services for new construction, commercial and residential projects. Our team of professionals can handle everything from landscape drainage design to actual installation of the landscaping drainage system. We offer a variety of solutions for your property drainage problems, including identifying signs of drainage problems and designing corrective measures. These are some signs of a landscape without ideal drainage: Visible large amounts of water flowing quickly over saturated soil, which can lead to erosion. Noticeable pools [...]

Hire us Today to Perform all Aspects of Your Industrial Landscape Design!

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks is the premier industrial landscape design firm in the area. We have over 100 years of combined experience in Industrial Landscape Design, and we have helped hundreds of clients create a beautiful environment for their business. Our consultants are experts in creating landscapes that are functional, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing to both employees and visitors alike. Landscape Design Services • Industrial Landscape Design Certification • Landscape Design Consultation • Landscape Design Process • Landscape Design Cost The Benefits of Industrial Landscaping: Industrial landscaping is a way to transform your property into an efficient work environment while also improving the aesthetics of it. By adding greenery and other plants, you can create a space that is more pleasant for workers to spend time in and will help them feel better mentally as well; this can lead to increased productivity, which means higher profits! Industrial landscaping can also be used to create a more secure property. By making the area around your building look less like an industrial space and more like a park, you may deter people from coming in who do not belong there. A well-designed landscape can also help prevent theft and other crimes: if someone sees that there are plants everywhere, they might think twice about trying to break into your warehouse! Industrial landscaping is a simple way to improve the aesthetics of your property and the productivity of your workers. By adding greenery and other plants, you can create a space that is more pleasant for workers to spend time in and will help them feel better mentally as well; this can lead to increased productivity, which means higher profits! Industrial landscaping can also be used to create a more secure property. By making the area around your building look less like an industrial space and more like a park, you may deter people from coming in who do not belong there. Industrial Landscape Design Certification Industrial landscape design certification is a designation offered by the International Council for Horticultural Research (ICHR). It differs from other certifications because it focuses on industrial land and how to make it more attractive, rather than on individual plants or flowers. Industrial landscapes can be found anywhere from airports to factories and warehouses, so there are many opportunities for this type of certification to be useful in your career. The benefit of taking this exam is that it will give you valuable knowledge about designing landscapes for industrial sites. Plus, having an ICHR-certified landscape designer on staff can help increase visibility for your company or organization! The ICHR-certified industrial landscape designer exam is a proctored, computer-based test that consists of six sections: An introduction to industrial landscapes and design Landscape design for specific industry sectors Site analysis for industrial landscapes Design concepts for specific industries Implementation of landscape designs Case studies in industrial landscape design What is Industrial Landscape Design? Industrial landscape design is the process of designing, planning and building industrial sites. It includes planning for [...]

Hire us to perform your Lawn Inspection either Commercial or Residential!

Pugh's Earthworks Lawns are beautiful, but they can also be a pain to maintain. It is important to know when your lawn needs extra care, and that is where Lawn Inspection comes in. Pugh's Earthworks offers professional lawn inspection services to both commercial and residential clients in the metro Memphis area and the Mid-South. We will inspect your property and recommend what needs attention so you can make an informed decision about how best to treat your grassy areas. Commercial Lawn Inspection A commercial lawn inspection is a service that helps determine the health of your property's lawn. A licensed professional will inspect your property and provide recommendations on how to improve its appearance, including: Preventing damage from pests and diseases Improving soil quality and moisture retention Increasing nutrient absorption Improving the overall appearance of your lawn Providing an analysis of your property's current condition. Providing a customized maintenance plan to help you achieve the optimal health of your lawn. Providing a detailed report, including aerial photos of your property Providing a detailed maintenance plan, including a schedule of recommended treatments Residential Lawn Inspection A residential lawn inspection is an important part of ensuring your lawn is healthy and thriving. It can also help you identify any issues with your property before they become more serious, saving time and money in the long run. The benefits of a residential lawn inspection include: Knowing if there are any problems with your lawn before they become severe (and costly). Preventing damage to existing plants or trees on your property caused by pests like weeds or insects, which could lead them to die off completely if left untreated for too long. Ensuring that everything looks its best for guests who visit during parties or other events at home--and even just for everyday enjoyment! Helping you to avoid injury by knowing if there are any hazards that could cause physical harm to you or your family members. Making sure that your lawn is healthy enough to support a family pet, which can range from a small dog or cat up to an exotic animal like a horse or pony- Benefits to Lawn Inspection Reduce the risk of injury to your family and pets. Reduce the risk of property damage. Identify potential problems before they become a problem. This can help you make better financial decisions, such as purchasing insurance or making repairs before they are necessary, and it can also help prevent unnecessary expenses like lawn treatments that aren't needed at all (or are only partially effective). A good lawn care service like Pugh's Earthworks, can help you keep your lawn healthy and attractive. It is also important to know how to take care of your lawn on your own, so that if you ever need to hire someone else for the job, you'll know what is expected of them. Frequency of Lawn Inspection The frequency of lawn inspections depends on the type of lawn. Lawns that are very dry, or have a lot [...]

Fall Commercial Landscaping is a Critical Component to a Healthy Property, and we are the Specialists!

Pugh's Earthworks If you are like most commercial property owners, you have probably got spring and summer on your mind. Who does not love seeing their lawns turn green, or the first flowers of the season bloom? Though they are certainly beautiful, these seasons also bring with them all kinds of lawn care needs—like mowing and watering. But what about fall? As autumn approaches, your lawn will be under attack from a new set of enemies: leaves! That is why it is important to hire Pugh's Earthworks to perform Fall Commercial Landscaping to prepare for this time of year before winter hits. Here are some tips on how to keep your lawn looking good through fall and into winter: Fall Leaf Removal Fall leaf removal is a great time to get rid of dead leaves and debris that may be littering your lawn. Fall leaf removal helps prevent disease and insects, as well as providing a better look for spring. The Pugh's Earthworks team will do this by hand or with the use of a blower, depending on how much work there is. They will use a rake first to remove most of the leaves and then switching over to either a push mower or hand-held blower for cleanup after that. If there is still some stubborn debris left behind after raking, that is why hiring a professional team of Commercial Landscape Technicians like Pugh's Earthworks is so vital to a healthy commercial lawn. Fall Mowing Mow grass at the highest setting. Grass should be mowed frequently, but not too short. The ideal height for the dry season is 3-4 inches. We mow often, but not too short. If we are cutting your lawn every two days instead of once a week or longer, it may be time to adjust our mower settings so that each pass cuts less than an inch off the topsoil and root system--which will help prevent any dead spots from forming in your lawn. We often use a mulching mower to cut your grass. This will reduce the number of clippings left on your lawn, which can help prevent disease and keep it looking healthy. If we are using a bagger attachment, we empty it as soon as possible after mowing so that the bags do not weigh down our mower or get clogged with debris like leaves and twigs. Fall Watering Make sure your lawn is watered regularly. Even if it rains, you should still make sure that your lawn gets the equivalent of one inch of water per week from a sprinkler or hand watering. Water deeply, but infrequently--about once every four days during the summer months.  Avoid using any pesticides or herbicides on your lawn unless absolutely necessary. These chemicals can put a serious strain on both the environment and humans who come into contact with them.  Use mulch to help keep moisture in the soil around trees and shrubs. The best way to keep your trees and shrubs looking healthy is [...]

Xeriscaping is One of the Many Design Jobs that we Specialize in!

Pugh's Earthworks Xeriscaping is a sustainable landscaping technique that uses plants that require little or no supplemental water once they are established. Xeriscaping focuses on using plants that have a low water requirement and attract beneficial insects to the garden. Plants used in xeriscaping include succulents, cacti, meadow rue, sagebrush and yucca. Grasses used in xeriscaping include buffalo grass and saw-tooth oak. Flowering shrubs and trees that work well for xeriscaping include aloe vera, hibiscus and coral bean. Rocks used in a xeriscape are typically smaller than those used in other types of landscaping because they do not retain as much heat. It is an environmentally friendly landscaping technique. It involves using native plants and rocks to create a landscape that requires less maintenance and water, thereby conserving natural resources. Xeriscaping can reduce your carbon footprint by reducing your use of fossil fuels and pesticides. You will also be contributing to the health of our planet by reducing storm water runoff into rivers, streams and lakes (which often contains chemicals from household products). Implementing this landscaping technique requires using native plants, mulch and rock to create a garden that requires less watering. The term "xeriscape" comes from the Greek word xeros, which means dry or parched. It's also known as water-conserving landscaping or environmentally friendly landscaping. Xeriscaping focuses on using plants that require little or no supplemental water once they are established. Plants that attract beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterfly bush (Buddleia) and trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans), can be used in xeriscaping. These plants also provide food for birds, bees and other pollinators. Xeriscape gardens may include some plants with a low water requirement such as native grasses and succulents like sedum or sempervivum. Xeriscaping is an environmentally friendly way to landscape a yard. It uses native plants and hardy shrubs, which can withstand the region’s extreme weather conditions without requiring much maintenance. Xeriscape also requires less water than traditional landscaping because it does not use any natural or man-made materials such as mulch or fertilizer. Xeriscaping is a type of landscaping that focuses on using plants that require little or no supplemental water once they are established. Plants that attract beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterfly bush (Buddleia) and trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans), can be used in xeriscaping. These plants also provide food for birds, bees and other pollinators. Xeriscape gardens may include some plants with a low water requirement such as native grasses and succulents like sedum or sempervivum.[1] Xeriscaping is an environmentally friendly way to landscape a yard. It uses native plants and hardy shrubs, which can withstand the region’s extreme weather conditions without requiring much water. Xeriscaping uses plants that have a low water requirement and attract beneficial insects to the garden. Xeriscaping is a landscaping technique that uses plants that have a low water requirement and attract beneficial insects to the garden. The goal of xeriscaping is to create an environment that requires little maintenance, while also protecting our environment [...]

Pond Construction and Maintenance

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks offers a variety of Pond Construction and Maintenance Services. We have been working in the industry for over 30 years now and have helped many clients like you who wanted quality work done at a fair price. Our services are also available for commercial properties, hospitals, schools and other places where their ponds need proper maintenance. The popularity of commercial property ponds has increased significantly in recent years, as property have become more aware of the benefits they provide. Residential ponds are usually smaller than those found on commercial properties and are often created by landscapers or homeowners who want to add a special touch to their landscape. These types of ponds generally require less maintenance because they are not used as heavily, but they still need regular attention so that they continue functioning properly. Commercial aeration systems should be installed at all times if your business has a pond on its premises; this will keep it clean and prevent algae growth from occurring over time! If you are interested in learning more about how we can help keep your property clean year-round--and ensure its longevity--call us today! Commercial ponds are often larger than those found at residential properties and require a more thorough maintenance schedule. This is because they are exposed to heavier traffic and more wear-and-tear than their smaller counterparts, which can cause them to accumulate debris over time. The presence of algae can be especially problematic in large ponds or lakes because it makes the water cloudy and discolored; if left unattended for too long, it may even pose a safety risk! Commercial Aeration Systems Aeration is the process of introducing air into water. The goal is to increase the amount of dissolved oxygen in your pond, which improves its health and helps prevent fish from dying from lack of oxygen (hypoxia). Commercial aeration systems are designed for large ponds that need more than one skimmer unit or submersible pump to keep them healthy and clean. They're often used in koi ponds, which can hold thousands or even millions of gallons of water; however, if you have a smaller backyard pond that doesn't require this much attention--say 100 square feet or less--you can still benefit from using an aerator on occasion to boost its overall health. Benefits include: Reduced water temperature. Stabilized oxygen levels (ponds without aeration can become stagnant) Prevention of fish disease and death from hypoxia. Reduced algae growth. Improved water clarity (including the removal of green water). Ponds have become a popular way to add value, beauty and interest to commercial properties. Not only can ponds be used as water features, but they also provide an opportunity for fishing or other recreational activities. In addition to these benefits, ponds can be used to control noise and improve air quality around your commercial property. Ponds can be used for a variety of purposes. They are often used as water features, but they can also serve as a place to fish or [...]

We Specialize in Hospital Commercial Landscaping!

Pugh's Earthworks A hospital is an institution for the diagnosis, treatment, and care of injured, diseased or distressed persons. There are many types of medical facilities in the world. Hospitals can be classified into general and specialized medical facilities. Specialized hospitals concentrate on particular aspects of medicine or treat certain groups of patients such as children, women and men etc. Hospital Commercial Landscaping is an important facet to the wellbeing of the patients, visitors and the staff of those that work, visit or are under treatment at the Hospital.  Pugh's Earthworks has several Hospital in our Commercial Landscaping portfolio. Pugh's Earthworks is a full-service landscaping company with over 30 years of experience in designing and building commercial landscapes. Our landscape design services include landscape architecture, site planning and hardscape design as part of our commitment to deliver high quality work we offer our clients access to all the latest technology available in the industry today such as Autodesk Revit for 3D modeling software or Civil 3D for construction drawings. We offer a variety of landscaping services for hospitals and medical facilities. From lawn aeration to commercial sprinkler system installation. From hospital flower beds to park area maintenance. From hospital trees to retaining walls we can help you any way we can. Hospital Flower Beds We offer the best hospital flower beds that are low maintenance, easy to maintain, and last forever. Our hospital raised flower beds are a great way to add beauty and interest to your hospital grounds. Our raised garden beds are made from high-quality materials and built with care by skilled craftsmen who take pride in their workmanship. They can be custom ordered in any size or shape you need for your landscape design needs! Hospital Trees We offer the best hospital trees that are long-living and require little pruning or care once planted. Whether it is a single tree or an entire grove our trained staff will help you choose the right tree for your needs. The trees we recommend are long-living and require little pruning or care once planted. Whether it's a single tree or an entire grove, our trained staff will help you choose the right tree for your needs. Tree selection is important because they can be used to beautify hospital grounds and provide shade for patients and visitors alike. They also help reduce urban heat island effect by providing cool microclimates in otherwise hot urban environments (like hospitals). Trees can also be used as screens to block off areas of the hospital that should remain private from passersby or employees working outside their offices during lunchtime breaks. Hospital Retaining Walls Hospital Retaining Walls - Strengthen Your Hospital Grounds - When it comes to establishing or reinforcing your property's boundaries, there is nothing more effective than concrete walls. These structures create an unbroken barrier that communicates strength and commitment -- qualities every healthcare facility should have! Concrete walls are a great way to reinforce your property's boundaries. They create an unbroken barrier that [...]

We Employ Talented and Certified Landscape Technicians!

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks is the premiere Certified Commercial Landscaping Company in the Mid-South Region. Our major markets include Memphis, Jackson TN, Nashville, Southaven MS, and Little Rock AR. We employ professional and certified landscape technicians. Certified and Professional Landscape Technicians Introduction Landscape technicians are professionals who are trained in landscaping and can be certified or non-certified. A certification has a higher level of education and training, while a professional landscaper is usually working on his/her own as a business owner rather than an employee. Both certified and professional landscape technicians have the experience necessary to provide you with quality work at an affordable price. Certified landscape technicians have passed a test to prove their knowledge, and they have a credential to show for it. This means that you can be more confident in the quality of service provided by certified technicians. Certified professionals follow best practices, so you can expect them to use products that are safe for your family or pets and don't cause any damage to plants or other parts of your property. The importance of a certified or professional landscape technician Certification is a way for you to show that you have the skills, education and experience needed to do your job well. Landscape technicians are required by law in some states to be certified or licensed. In addition to this, certification shows potential customers that you're qualified and able to perform your work safely and efficiently. Skills for landscape technicians Landscape technicians can be certified or professional. A certified technician has passed an exam and is allowed to use the CSLT designation on their business cards, letterhead, and other marketing materials. A professional landscape technician has not yet taken the exam but is working toward it by completing education requirements and working under the supervision of a certified landscape technician for five years or more. Professional certification involves taking both a written and practical test that covers plant identification; soils management; construction practices; maintenance techniques; design principles (including drafting); irrigation systems; fertilization methods; pest control methods; equipment use/operation safety procedures including safe storage of chemicals used in your work environment. The NALPTS offers a wide range of classes and certification programs in landscape management, design, maintenance, welding, and more. They are committed to providing the highest level of education and training possible while maintaining their reputation as an industry leader. Education for landscape technicians The education for a landscape technician varies from employer to employer. Some employers require that you have a degree in landscape technology or horticulture, while others will accept applicants with a certificate in landscaping. In some cases, an applicant may be hired with only on-the-job training and experience as their credentials. The requirements are determined by the company's needs as well as what type of tools and equipment they use on site. For example, if you are applying for an entry level position with little to no experience required then it is likely that your educational background is not going to [...]

Our Technicians Know the Best Grass for Mid-South Commercial Properties!

Pugh's Earthworks If you live in the Mid-South region of the United States, you know how important it is to have a lush and green property. Not only does it make your place look great, but it is also an indication of quality and pride. Grass that is well-maintained can also help with storm drainage and prevent runoff when there is heavy rain. This is why our team at Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Landscaping has compiled this list of some of our favorite grasses Best Grasses for Mid-South Commercial Properties: Bermuda grass Bermuda grass is an excellent choice for lawns because it has a fine bladed texture, which makes it easy to mow. It is also resistant to most diseases and insects. Bermuda grass requires watering during its first year in order to establish itself. Bermuda grass is a warm season grass that does well in the Mid-South. Bermuda grass is a fast-growing grass that needs frequent mowing. It can tolerate drought conditions and has good shade tolerance, making it an ideal choice for residential lawns. Bermuda grass is an excellent choice for lawns because it has a fine bladed texture, which makes it easy to maintain. And again, it is very resistant to most diseases and insects. Centipede grass Centipede grass is a good choice for the Mid-South. This warm season grass grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. Centipede can tolerate drought conditions, which makes it an ideal choice for commercial properties that experience dry spells during summer months. It also does not succumb easily to disease, making it a low maintenance option for your Mid-South property. Centipede grass is a low-growing option that can be used for ground cover or as an accent in your landscape. It has dark green leaves with a fine texture and grows in clumps from 6 to 9 inches tall. Centipede grass is a perfect choice for residential and commercial properties in the Mid-South. Its minimal maintenance is a plus and this grass will not require watering once established, making it a great option for areas that experience dry spells during summer months. St. Augustine grass St. Augustine grass is a warm-season grass that can tolerate drought and is low maintenance. It grows slowly but has a deep root system that gives it its durability in harsh conditions. It is ideal for commercial properties because it can withstand heavy foot traffic and provide year-round protection from weeds or other plants that may try to take over your lawn. St. Augustine will grow well in any climate where temperatures stay above 40 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and below 60 degrees at night, although it will grow better if they are closer to 50 degrees on both ends of that spectrum (40-50). St. Augustine grass can be planted in areas where Bermuda grass is already growing, but it will not thrive there. If you want to switch from Bermuda to St. Augustine, you will need to take out the old plants and do [...]

Summer is Officially Here so Contact Us Now to Install or Adjust your Commercial Lawn Sprinklers!

Pugh's Earthworks If you have a business or large property, you know all too well the difficulties and costs associated with maintaining it. Commercial Lawn Sprinklers are one of the most important aspects of any lawn care business. They keep your grass green and healthy, but if not maintained correctly they can be a big problem. Here we'll cover everything from commercial lawn sprinkler installation to their benefits for businesses. Commercial Lawn Sprinklers Commercial lawn sprinklers are used in yards that are larger than typical residential properties. These sprinklers can be set up to water a large area, which makes them ideal for commercial applications or large yards. Commercial lawn sprinklers are typically used to water large areas, such as parks, sports fields and school yards. They are also commonly used on golf courses and industrial sites. Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks has been in business for over 30 years, and we have a reputation for quality work. We are a family-owned business that values honesty and integrity. Our customers appreciate our attention to detail, which is why they keep coming back to us year after year. As a full-service landscaping company, we offer a wide range of services. We can take care of all your lawn care needs, including mowing and fertilizing. If you have trees that need pruning or removal, we are happy to help with that as well. Commercial Lawn Sprinkler Adjustments Adjust the flow rate. Flow rates are measured in gallons per minute (GPM). If you have more than one sprinkler on your property, you will want us to adjust each one so that they all operate at similar rates. The general rule of thumb for commercial lawn sprinklers is to set them between 1/2 and 1 GPM higher than what's recommended for residential lawns. Adjust the spray pattern. Sprinklers come in many different shapes and sizes--some are round, others are square or rectangular; some shoot water straight out like beams from a flashlight while others create wide arcs from side-to-side across an area of grass or other plants. Adjusting the spray pattern is routine for our team. Typically, we turn the head of your sprinkler in either direction until you find a setting that works for you. To conserve we water, we frequently adjust your nozzles, so they shoot out water in a more concentrated stream rather than a wide arc. Commercial Lawn Sprinkler Water Flow When adjusting water flow, look for the following: The amount of water that is needed to cover your lawn. If you have a small yard and only one sprinkler, then this will be easy to determine. If you have an expansive area that requires more than one sprinkler, then it may take some time to get just right. How high should I adjust my sprinklers? The height of your lawn sprinklers should be set according to how tall or short your grass is so that they don't miss any areas while watering. For example, if there are tall trees around part [...]

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