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Pugh’s Earthworks strongly adheres to industry accepted safety precautions for the landscape industry

Pugh's Earthworks In the landscape industry, safety is a paramount concern. Protection for landscape technicians is critical. Pugh's Earthworks employs a safety engineer who is up to date on all industry safety practices. The safety engineer holds periodic training sessions so that every employee understands the importance of work safety and the best ways to ensure good safety precautions are always upheld. Some of the guidelines followed are listed below. Report unsafe working conditions or equipment to your supervisor. Identify and destroy harmful or noxious plants such as poison ivy. Protect against insects with insect repellents or protective clothing when needed. Use caution in areas where you may encounter wild animals or unfriendly domestic ones. Rest periodically during strenuous jobs such as digging or sawing: work-rest schedules vary according to temperature conditions, how strenuous the work is, and how acclimatized ("used to") the worker is to the workload. Make sure emergency telephone numbers are clearly posted or readily available. Know the location of the first aid kit and how to use the contents. Do not touch stray or dead animals. Contact an animal control agency for removal. Wear respiratory protection if you must clean up waste, leaves or dust that may contain mouse droppings. Mice can carry the hantavirus which can become airborne with dust and may be inhaled by workers. Be aware of expected weather conditions for the day, and plan accordingly. Have plans about where to go if severe weather hits. Know where to seek shelter in a thunderstorm (fully enclosed metal vehicles, with windows up or a building (not sheds). Learn proper hand washing techniques. Wash your hands thoroughly after before eating, using the washroom, or changing tasks (using different tools and/or different locations). Personal Protective Equipment Tips: Wear high-cut CSA certified safety footwear with toe caps and reinforced, non-skid soles. Use approved (e.g. CSA Z94.1) head protection when working under branches or where there may be falling objects. Use appropriate eye protection (safety glasses or goggles) whenever dust or debris may get into your eyes (eg. when power tilling, breaking up rocks or concrete) or when using strong cleaning agents, spraying or dusting. Wear sturdy, well-fitting gloves with grip. Use vibration-absorbing gloves while operating vibrating equipment. Wear suitable chemical-resistant rubber or plastic gloves when handling fertilizers and pesticides and other chemicals. Wear hearing protection devices (e.g., ear muffs, ear plugs) that provide appropriate protection from noise produced by equipment being used. Protect yourself from the sun - use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher and re-apply sunscreen as required throughout the day. Consider wearing lightweight long pants (v.s. shorts) and long-sleeved shirts. Wear a brimmed hat and comfortable clothing that provides sun protection. Wear sunglasses that filter out at least 90% of the sun's ultraviolet rays. Take regular rest breaks inside. Frequent short pauses are better than longer breaks further apart. Do not wear loose-fitting or torn clothing. Pugh's Earthworks Employee Safety Seminar Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by [...]

The Pugh’s Earthworks certified landscape technicians will make your curb appeal pop

Pugh's Earthworks Curb appeal is extremely important and something the experts at Pugh's Earthworks will deliver for your commercial property.  Consider the importance of how the front of your business looks to passers-by. The façade of a building is the single most important factor determining its curb appeal. It is the first impression that customers will see of your business. Attractive signage, uncluttered windows and fresh paint can go a long way in presenting your business at its best. Next, consider your signage. It should be in plain view and easy to read. It should also be made out of quality materials. Remember the old saying “you get what you pay for” and avoid cheap-looking material. Choose a sign that complements the business district that you’re located in. If you’re in a shopping center your sign should match the size, style and material of the other businesses in the center. And remember to check with your local permit office to learn if you need a sign permit. Take a look at your parking area. You will want ample, convenient parking on a paved lot with clear markings. Lots should be well-maintained; potholes should be fixed and faded lines should be repainted. If you are located in an urban area with lots of asphalt and no trees, consider adding tree islands and evergreen shrubs. This can make a huge impact on your curb appeal while at the same time improving the environment. Remove grass that invariably grows in cracks next to curbs and sidewalks as well as in parking lots. The Pugh's Earthworks certified technicians will keep your commercial landscaping well-maintained and well-manicured. Updating your business landscaping with simple evergreen shrubs can have a huge impact at relatively low-cost. Consider adding color to your site with knock-out roses. They are hardy in a southern climate and are being used more frequently in privately-owned commercial projects as well as publicly-owned street medians. If you have Crape Myrtle trees on your property keep the “suckers” – all the new shoots that occur around the base of Crape Myrtle trees – trimmed away. And do not forget to keep the public sidewalk in front of your business free from weeds, tree limbs and other debris. Businesses first impressions are judged by their curb appeal and overall appearance. Fortunately, your business’ image is within your control. Consider these tips and implement those your business needs and contact Pugh's Earthworks to help with your landscaping needs. Pugh’s Earthworks is one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We are one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid South area. Our clients include some of [...]

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

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

The growing season is on again and Pugh’s Earthworks will keep your Commercial Property lawn looking sharp

Pugh's Earthworks commercial landscape design and maintenance services Time to sharpen those mower blades and get the lawn equipment in tip top shape. The expert landscaping technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are preparing to kick off another successful year at keeping our commercial customer's lawns looking the best in the city. The cities we operated in are throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service lawns in Little Rock, Arkansas and Southaven MS. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for lawns, bedding, trees and shrubs, irrigation, and hardscape areas is available for both commercial and residential customers for monthly services. Our commercial and residential landscape company also assists with pest control as well as winter snow clearing and ice treatment. No matter what time of year, it can be challenging to keep your commercial lawn or residential lawn looking pristine, lush, and manicured. That's because a lot of work goes into taking care of your lawn. As you can see from the past few weeks of blog posts, just fall lawn care spans fertilizing, mowing, reseeding, and aerating. Then, you've got to stay on top of pests and address any brown spots and weather changes. Whether you run a business or work for another company, today's lives have become hectic, making it challenging to stay on top of all types of home or business maintenance. That's when it makes sense to seek help from a professional landscape and lawn service. That way, you can enjoy a beautiful landscape that welcomes customers to your business or shows off your home to your neighbors. We offer a wide array of services for our commercial and residential clients so you can focus on your business and life. Beyond jut working with individual companies, we also partner with larger organizations to handle areas like HOAs. Our clients also include apartment buildings, hotels and motels, commercial buildings, business and industrial parks, cemeteries, schools, office complexes, and retail centers. Our professional services provide a comprehensive way to enjoy the best landscape and lawns without having to do the work yourself. Let us take care of everything while you focus on your business and customers! About Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks management does not cut corners with staffing, equipment and hiring of vendors to help their company stand out. We hired Flyline Search Marketing several years ago to manage our online marketing and sales platform. In addition, the Flyline team manages the website ensuring it is updated with product displays and ease of navigation is solid.  Flyline has worked with companies throughout  the United States and produced tremendous sales growth. Another great thing about Flyline is they bring a comprehensive approach to the table. They will help to develop lead streams while also reducing dependence on wire orders. They will manage social media, build brand recognition and enhance index information with the search engines. One of the greatest things customers have expressed about Flyline Search Marketing is their humble, dedicated and customer first approach. As the CEO [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is a premier landscaping company that will enhance the appearance and value of your commercial property

Pugh's Earthworks Pugh's Earthworks is a premier landscaping company that will enhance the appearance and value of your commercial property! All commercial property owners want their property to generate revenue. Otherwise the investment is not of value. Hiring a professional and highly experienced company like Pugh's Earthworks ensures that you are headed the right direction for covering the main goals of proper landscape design and maintenance. A few of the major objectives for any property all below: Creates an attractive look that matches your brand - First impressions are everything as a prospect drives up to your business. Whether it is in a retail center, office building, or standalone property, it has to look nice and well-maintained. That's because how it looks provides an impression of what the business might be like. You want them to stop, park, and come in and do business with you rather than keep on driving. A commercial landscape company knows how to create an inviting look to draw customers in. Helps you become an eco-friendly business - You may not know how to change your landscape so it uses less water or takes advantage of eco-friendly practices. That's when it makes sense to leave it to the commercial landscape professional who understands how to use native plants and design an eco-friendly landscape that contributes to the environment rather than takes away precious natural resources. Increases productivity - You can focus more on your business and less on the time-consuming activity of taking care of your landscape. Plus, will be inspired and motivated by the attractive landscape to get more done. Working with a commercial  landscape design professional, you can also add things like a patio and outdoor seating to encourage employees to go outside and enjoy their breaks, so they come back refreshed and ready to work. They may even enjoy working outside when weather permits and get more done by doing so. Raises commercial property value - Similar to a residential property, the more attractive your commercial property is the more valuable it becomes should you go to sell it, lease it, or take out a loan. A commercial landscape company can help you add features like lighting, hardscape, and other features that do the most to raise value. Attracts more customers - A professional commercial landscaping company can help you attract more customers that are drawn to your business just from the inviting fountain, lighting, seating, and array of flowers, greenery, and even lawn. This attractive and natural look is a way to draw people in who might have otherwise continued to walk on by. For more information on how our commercial landscape company can help your business, please contact us. Pugh's Earthworks Owners About Pugh's Earthworks The company was started in 1992 and has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. One reason for that is hard work and much dedication but in addition the owner's commitment to their customers is outstanding. Their motto is , Big Company [...]

Start the Spring preparation for your commercial landscape with Pugh’s Earthworks

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values! Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, Small Company Values! Regardless of the size of the client we are working for, our staff will deliver the best possible service, while treating each client with the utmost of respect. In a word, “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve.” We are now one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Start the Spring preparation for your commercial landscape with Pugh's Earthworks! Tree Pruning for Spring Preparation Spring Landscape Preparation Winter came with a vengeance in many parts of the country. Siberian cold air, ice, snow and heavy winds have reeked havoc on trees and shrubs. Now is a good time to trim dead limbs and repair damaged shrubs. The experts at Pugh's Earthworks have the training to trim properly. Trimming to much and getting into the living or green part of the stem is not good but clipping off the brown dead ends is proper and will live the tree or plant with only healthy wood to start the new growing season. Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville. We have five commercial landscape service operations in three states, including landscapes and service lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our services include landscape design, landscape and lawn maintenance, pest control, and seasonal services like snow and ice removal. As part of the regular maintenance we provide businesses and residences, it is important to regularly fertilize and feed a lawn and surrounding landscape with fertilizer. Doing so in the spring provides a way to help strengthen roots and promote essential growth for grass, shrubs, and more. With the spring season just starting, it's a critical time to get fertilizing done. This is because grasses start putting their energy into root development. It's a good time to give grass a helping hand. But, you don't want to overdo the fertilizing because grass and plants could use the help throughout the season to sustain that same level of energy to get all the growing they need to get done. Therefore, we tend to do more fertilizing during the mid to late spring. We adhere to a strict process for fertilizing your lawn because we know this optimizes results while minimizing any damage that fertilizing mistakes can cause. Our philosophies to veer on the side of less fertilizer than too [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks has the expertise to keep our commercial landscape customer’s properties safe in icy conditions

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, Small Company Values! Regardless of the size of the client we are working for, our staff will deliver the best possible service, while treating each client with the utmost of respect. In a word, “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve.” We are now one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Pugh's Earthworks utilizes the services of  Flyline Search Marketing to manage their online marketing and sales platform. The Flyline team customized the the Pugh's Earthworks website and made enhancements to floral product displays and ease of navigation.  Flyline has worked with florists throughout  the United States and produced tremendous sales growth for these florists. Another great thing about Flyline is they bring a comprehensive approach to the table. They will help to develop lead streams while also reducing dependence on wire orders. They will manage social media, build brand recognition and enhance index information with the search engines. One of the greatest things customers have expressed about Flyline Search Marketing is their humble, dedicated and customer first approach. As the CEO Mark Lein likes to say, "we always put the customer first". Pugh's Earthworks has the expertise to keep our commercial landscape customer's properties safe in icy conditions! Pugh's Earthworks Snow and Ice Removal Pugh’s Earthworks We Offer Snow & Ice Treatment Winter brings it’s own landscape challenges. In Memphis, one of those challenges is dealing with the periodic snow and ice we receive. 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 [...]

The Pugh’s Earthworks team takes pride in performance and professionalism

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   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 Home Owners Associations, Condo Owners Associations and individual residential home owners as well. Our staff has years of experience and can handle projects of any size. 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.” The Pugh's Earthworks team takes pride in performance and professionalism! Pugh's Team Pugh's Earthworks Team No matter what industry you are in, medical, legal, banking, education, landscaping etc., looking the part is important. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks realize that doing a great job at landscape design and seasonal maintenance is critical to set us apart from the competition. However, we also realize that showing up on the job site in torn jeans or dirty t shirts is not acceptable. We are in the commercial landscaping business and our job sites are at numerous businesses that must present a professional image to their clients. The Pugh's Earthworks team wears appropriate landscaping attire that presents well and also proudly displays our name. Not just our employees look the part but we take pride in our trucks and our equipment. Mowers have sharpened blades, trucks are clean and trimming equipment is well maintained. An excerpt from the Landscaping Magazine also speaks to the importance of dressing for the part: Bill Smith, a branch manager at Grassmaster Plus in Massachusetts, acknowledges landscaping is a dirty job. They provide their employees six T-shirts on rotation, so they have a clean shirt to wear each day they work, while giving them the opportunity to wash the clothes on Sundays. In total, it costs them about $2,000 annually. “You open up your closet and you see your work stuff and the stuff you’re going to wear on the weekend. Why can’t we intersect the two things and be really proud of (your company)?” Joseph Stark, [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks provides beautiful commercial landscapes in Jackson TN

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   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 Home Owners Associations, Condo Owners Associations and individual residential home owners as well. Our staff has years of experience and can handle projects of any size. 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.” Our Quality Assurance Guarantee Pugh’s Earthworks offers an excellent quality assurance program. We are licensed and insured and stand behind all of the work that we perform with our quality assurance guarantee. Quality is everyone’s responsibility. Quality is conformance to the customer’s requirements. We believe every job can be improved. Every idea is treated with the utmost respect. We realize that improvement must be an on-the-job process. QUALITY POLICY It is the goal of Pugh’s Earthworks to provide our customers, both internal and external, with services, which meet or exceed their expectations. We recognize that one of the most important assets we possess, enabling us to achieve this goal, is our professional staff. We strongly encourage all of our people to take the pride of ownership in all the work they do. To this end we commit ourselves to strive in all we do for total customer satisfaction. TOTAL CUSTOMER SATISFACTION Management guarantees that ongoing support of these goals is our highest priority. We must never lose sight that customer satisfaction is a direct measure of our performance. Working together as a team, making use of all our talents and expertise, we will accomplish our objective. Pugh's Earthworks provides beautiful commercial landscapes in Jackson TN!   Beautiful Night Time Landscape Pugh’s Earthworks Serving The Jackson Tennessee Area 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 Jackson, Tennessee. We originally opened for business in 1992. Since that time, we have worked to demonstrate [...]

January is a great month to use the services of Pugh’s Earthworks to prepare for the growing season

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, Small Company Values! Regardless of the size of the client we are working for, our staff will deliver the best possible service, while treating each client with the utmost of respect. In a word, “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve.” We are now one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. January is a great month to use the services of Pugh's Earthworks to prepare for the growing season! January Landscaping January is one of the coldest months of the year and landscaping is not always top of mind. However, there is much that can be done during this cold winter time to prepare for spring and a productive growing season. Pugh's Earthworks understands this and focuses on the things that help to keep them a top performing landscaping firm. This knowledge comes from being in the industry for over 25 years and the continual learning through landscape certification programs and trade publications. Some of the important landscaping actions to take in January are below: Tool Maintenance - Sharp blades on mowing equipment is key to a more beautiful and healthy lawn. The Pugh's Earthworks landscaping technicians work on the mowers to make sure blades are sharpened or replaced if needed. In addition, time is spent making sure all landscaping tools are cleaned and lubricated. Tools include not just mowers but also, pruners, loppers, leaf blowers and weed eaters. Dirt left on tools can eventually lead to spreading soil diseases to the landscape and also cause deterioration of the tools. Pruning - Not something that is always commonly considered is pruning shrubs and trees during the winter months. However, this is actually a good time as the plants and trees are in dormancy. This action makes the plants healthier plus it can be a time saver when Spring finally arrives. Also, for those that live in parts of the country that receive heavy snowfall, brushing the snow off of the branches prior to it freezing can protect the plants from breakage or permanent disfiguration of the shrub or tree. Fertilize - January is a good time to put down food for the lawn as well as herbicide for weed and disease prevention. This is also a good time to place fertilizer around the drip line of trees. They need fuel just like the grass and proper [...]

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