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Trim Your Limbs For Healthier Trees

Pugh's Earthworks The Best Commercial Landscape Services in Memphis Healthy trees are ones that have their limbs trimmed on a regular basis. Plus, it makes the landscape look great and ensures a higher level of safety that limbs or branches won't fall unexpectedly. As a commercial landscape company, we have deep expertise and years of experience maintaining trees. Here are some tips to follow for trimming those limbs: General Tree Trimming A general rule of thumb is to trim or prune a tree during its dormant season. Be aware of the size of the branches that you need to remove.  Only trim branches that have weak, V-shaped, and narrow angles. Be sure to keep the branches that have strong, U-shaped angles. Then, lateral branches should be between one-half and three-quarters the diameter of the stem where it attaches to the tee. Otherwise, these branches should be removed.   Tree Pruning Tips Crown thinning involves thinning out the limbs located near the crown of the tree. When you work on this area of the tree, keep the lateral branches as evenly spaced as possible. You'll also need to remove the branches that cross or run against others. Crown raising is a way to provide clearance for pedestrians. When you do this pruning process, keep the live branches on at least two-thirds of the tree’s height. Crown reduction involves removing the whole branch.   Tree Trimming Techniques Before trimming anything, identify the branch collar, which grows from the stem tissue at the bottom base of the branch. Also, look for the branch ridge, which is on the upper surface. Always cut outside the branch bark ridge and angle the cut down and away from the stem.  This technique can also be used to remove dead branches and trim back living branches.   Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid South area, including cities in Tennessee like Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville as well as Little Rock, Arkansas. 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 (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. If you need assistance with tree trimming, please contact us for a free estimate.    

By | 2019-09-07T02:02:19+00:00 August 17th, 2019|Categories: Trees|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Monthly Commercial Landscape Program Keeps Your Business Looking Great

Pugh's Earthworks The Best Commercial Landscape Services in Memphis Pugh's Earthworks is one of the most trusted brands in the commercial landscape and lawn maintenance field. We have offices in Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Southaven and Little Rock Arkansas. 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 (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. We service commercial properties. Our firm offers affordable monthly service programs that include landscape and lawn maintenance services. Pugh’s Earthworks has been providing commercial lawn maintenance services since 1992. We specialize is landscape and lawn maintenance for commercial facilities. Currently, we serve more than 300 commercial clients. Our firm is one of the largest landscape and lawn maintenance firms in Memphis. 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 monthly landscape and lawn maintenance program. 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.   There are numerous benefits to maintaining a monthly commercial landscape maintenance program: It's more time and cost-efficient. You won't have hours of labor to make it look better or spend money on continually replacing plants that weren't cared for. Your landscape looks great no matter what time of year it is. This includes your lawn that might have otherwise gone brown. You'll be able to avoid issues like weeds, insects and pests, and snow during some times of the year. Your landscape will benefit from the expertise of licensed professionals who understand how to create an appropriate landscape design and maintain it. To learn more about the value and savings that go into monthly landscape services for your commercial lawn and landscape, contact us today.  

Sculpting Your Commercial Landscape to Make That Great First Impression with Your Business

Pugh's Earthworks The Best Commercial Landscape Services in Memphis, Little Rock, Nashville, and Jackson Nothing makes a first impression than what your customers or prospects see as they drive up to your place of business. Their impression of how it appears -- from the building to the landscape -- directly translates to how they think you are as a business. Therefore, you want to make sure what they see looks great and shows you care. Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid South area, including cities in Tennessee like Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville as well as Little Rock, Arkansas. 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 (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. Our commercial landscape business is focused on helping you do that. We sculpt your landscape and choose the right flowers, plants, lighting, hardscape features, seating, irrigation and water features, and more to help you make that great first impression.     Here are some of the things we do to help create this extraordinary commercial landscape for your business: During spring it’s important to make a plan and get your landscape ready to grow and shine during the warmer months. These tips can help plan out which areas of your landscape need the most concentration. Check out the existing landscape We like to get a picture of what you have, including what works and what might need help. For example, we look for debris or broken pavement so we can fix any unsafe conditions. Then, we examine what we might change and create a picture of what that would look like. Inspect your irrigation systems. We check out your existing irrigation system. For example, we might recommend that you upgrade your system to a drip irrigation system to save water. We take care of the clean-up. To make way for the new commercial landscape, we have to remove all the debris, such as leaves, branches, and twigs. Then, we can get to work on the improved commercial landscape we've got planned. Fertilize and plant. We then go to work on fertilizing and planting what we've designed and what you agree to, preparing to add all the plants, flowers, and greenery you want to feature. Add any extra features. Finally, we add in anything else that makes your commercial landscape more beautiful, such as spotlights or other lighting features, hardscape, seating, and more. Ready to make us your commercial landscape partner? Contact us today!

Monthly Service Programs For Commercial Landscapes and Lawns

Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid South area, including cities in Tennessee like Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville as well as Little Rock, Arkansas. 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 (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. Pugh's Earthworks The Best Landscape Services in Memphis, Little Rock, Nashville, and Jackson Pugh's Earthworks offers monthly commercial landscaping and maintenance service plans so you can focus on your business and customers rather than how it looks. This provides a convenient way to offer beautiful aesthetics around your business to make it more welcoming and offer a look that reflects your brand. We offer a wide range of monthly service plans for commercial landscape services that cover things like maintenance items, such as trimming, mowing, pruning, and repairing. We can also include landscape services like flower bed planting, new plants and shrubs, fertilizing, reseeding, weed control, and turf additions and repair. Throughout the year, our commercial landscape maintenance service can be extended to pest control services to protect your beautiful commercial property.  Other services can be added, including irrigation upgrades and repairs, drought-resistant landscaping, and landscape remodeling. In the wintertime, our monthly commercial services can also include snow and ice treatment. We have licensed and certified professionals that offer the most knowledgeable, reliable service along with ongoing education focused on continually improving what we offer for monthly service commercial landscaping programs. Contact us today to get your free estimate for monthly commercial landscape and lawn services.

Avoid Planting Trees and Shrubs in the Heat of Summer

Pugh's Earthworks 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 Home Owners Associations (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. Pugh's Earthworks The Best Landscape Services in Memphis There is no denying that summer has arrived. That heat and humidity say it all. For those of us that work out in that heat, we know how we feel: wilted and dehydrated (if we are not careful). Just that feeling alone tells you why you should avoid planting trees and shrubs in the heat of the summer. Imagine how they must feel and then on top of that trying to get acclimated to new soil and put roots down. It's not a formula for successful planting. Instead, you may want to forego any planting until the heat of the summer diminishes and wait until the fall to provide a better opportunity for the trees and shrubs to get settled in before the winter weather arrives. This is an ideal time to rethink your commercial landscape and explore more drought-resistant plants. You may also want to consider a drip system or other water-friendly measures. Our commercial landscape designers can also work with you on redesigning your landscape to offer something different. Or, we can suggest other ways to protect your landscape from the heat and light intensity of the sun. This includes inspecting your irrigation system, mulching, and re-setting your watering scheduling. Contact us today to find out how we can help you keep your lawn and landscape cool and lush all summer long!

Customized Maintenance For Any Commercial Property

No two commercial properties are alike. That's because there are different sizes and outdoor spaces for landscaping. While some may be mostly hardscape with some flower beds and water features, others may have lush sprawling lawns or extensive greenery space. That's why, as a commercial landscape and maintenance company, we don't offer one price or one type of service. Instead, everything we do is customized to fit your landscape maintenance needs as well as your budget. HOAs/Condos/Apartments – When it comes to these commercial properties, there are often bylaws that we must follow to assist our commercial clients as well as a specific look and feel that the owners want to address. With HOAs, we can customize services for just the community's green spaces or we can also handle homeowners' front yards. Commercial and Office Buildings – Large commercial spaces may not have a lot of green spaces, but we can customize unique landscape and drought-resistant greenery that adds aesthetics and value to your property, welcoming clients into your business. Retail Buildings – We can help you make a stunning visual presentation, including lighting, seating areas, and water features, which encourage your customers to stay around and keep shopping. Health Institutions – Hospitals, clinics, and medical centers can benefit from landscaping that presents an attractive and welcoming space. And, when it is snowing, our custom commercial landscaping services also include snow and ice removal. Schools and Colleges – The appearance of an educational campus like a high school, college, or university is one of the first things that prospective students and parents see. Many campuses have mature trees and greenery that require special care.   Government – Government buildings also have their own specific landscaping needs that can help project a professional image. Religious Institutions and Cemeteries – From churches and chapels to cemeteries, we understand the unique needs of these spaces to provide a soothing and peaceful atmosphere for visitors. To find out more about our customized commercial landscaping and maintenance services, contact us now!

The Benefits of Monthly Commercial Lawn and Landscape Service

If you are considering adding monthly commercial lawn and landscaping service to your business and commercial space, here are some compelling reasons why it offers you a good return on your investment. Financial Benefits Let's talk about the financial benefits first, which offer a way to quantify your investment in commercial landscaping services. With a stunning landscape and lush lawn, you'll make a great first impression with potential customers who visit your business for the first time. Let's face it: first impressions are everything. Just like a residential property, beautiful commercial landscaping can increase the market value of your commercial property. If you own that property, this is can be a significant return that benefits you over time. Environmental Advantages It's also good to know that you are doing some social good by selecting a commercial landscape company that can help you design an environmentally-friendly natural scape that uses less water as well as may aid your heat and cooling costs thanks to the shade it provides.  A commercial landscaper understands which plants are native to the area, how to create an environment that uses less water, and how to maintain that commercial landscape in an eco-friendly way. Health and Welfare Benefits Plants and greenery help provide an aesthetic that often makes people feel happier, safer, and positive. Colorful flowers and shaded areas also offer an environment that can make people feel better, including your employees. It can also have a similar impact on customers who may like to spend more time around your business because of the beautiful surroundings. Productivity Wins When it comes to running a business, you most likely don't have a lot of time. Rather than trying to take care of maintenance items like the lawn or landscape at your business, you could be focused on your clients or on getting new customers. Plus, you don't have to buy the equipment. Contact us today to find out just how easy it is to work with a professional commercial landscape and lawn services company!

Apply Fertilizer in the Spring to Strengthen Roots and Promote Growth

With the official start of spring nearly upon us, it's time to think about getting your commercial landscape ready for the seasonal changes. Since each season has some specific landscaping tasks to accomplish, one of the spring tasks involves fertilizing. Here's why. Lawns need fertilizer during the early spring when the grass begins to green up. Feeding the lawn, shrubs, flowers, and other aspects of your landscape promote growth while also strengthening the roots so the temperature changes aren't an issue. There are several ways to apply lawn fertilizer during the spring season. A spreader ensures more even coverage than fertilizing by hand. Also, hand fertilizing may result in burns where the fertilizer is concentrated and pale areas that don’t get as much fertilizer as they should. Try a broadcast or rotary spreader because they are easy to use and don’t cause striping like a drop spreader. However, a drop spreader ensures that there is no chance of overthrow where fertilizer lands on streets, sidewalks, or driveways. At the same time, a drop spreader requires two trips over the lawn at right angles. Apply the fertilizer and then thoroughly water the lawn. This rinses the fertilizer off the grass blades so they won’t burn and lets the fertilizer sink into the soil to do its job. Keep people and pets off the lawn for 24 to 48 hours. There are different types of fertilizer that can be used. Slow-release doesn't have to be used as often, but these are more expensive. Fast-release offers quick results, but you have to apply it in smaller amounts and more often. Your risk of burning your lawn increases. Weed and feed is another fertilizer option. You'll need to be careful around trees, shrubs, and garden plants. You can use organic materials like compost and manure, but you will have to use a lot  Also, horse manure may contain weed seeds. Liquid fertilizers aren’t recommended because they are difficult to apply evenly and require frequent applications. Be sure to water the lawn a few days before you plan to fertilize. When you do apply the fertilizer, make sure the grass blades are completely dry to avoid burns. If you would like help with fertilizing and maintaining your commercial landscape, contact us now to find out how a monthly plan can ensure you enjoy a beautiful commercial landscape throughout the year that welcomes your visitors.

By | 2019-03-12T16:04:00+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Categories: Fertilize|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Revitalize Your Commercial Landscape

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'll 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 don't 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. Now that it's a new year, it's a good time to think about getting professional commercial landscape services like Pugh's Earthworks 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. We'll 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.  

What To Look For in a Landscape and Lawn Maintenance Company For Your HOA

When you have a homeowners association, part of the monthly dues goes toward ensuring that the common areas and sometimes even front yards are cared for by a professional landscaping and lawn company. To ensure you get the best value for all the residents that maintain their community to the highest standards, there are some key things to look for when searching for the right commercial landscape and lawn maintenance company for your HOA or COA. Know What's Included Don't just go with the lowest bid you receive because that may not tell you the whole picture of what you will actually be charged or what type of quality work they will do. It's important to have a transparent maintenance company that tells you exactly what they will do for your HOA or COA each month with a cost breakdown for maintenance, repairs, and upgrades to things like the automatic sprinkler system. Get References Find out how HOAs feel about what this landscape does for them each month in terms of water management, aesthetics, value, and overall service. If possible, go view those properties to see what their work looks like in terms of lawn and landscape maintenance. Ask those clients what they like about the landscape company and why as well as if there is anything that they don't like about them. Hire a Landscaping Company with Experience Look for a landscape maintenance company with proven experience. They've been in business for several years and can show a portfolio of work. They are more likely to have the experience to maintain your landscape better than an inexperienced company. Make sure they also have the licensing, insurance, and industry memberships that also speak to their experience. Gauge Communication Levels One of the biggest complaints HOAs and COAs have is the lack of communication with their service providers. Look for one that responds promptly to questions and concerns. You can also gauge this by checking with their other customers as well as meeting with them directly to see how they interact with you. Verify Certifications, Licenses, and Insurance Be sure to verify all paperwork to check that all certifications, licenses, and insurance is up to date and correct. This is also a sign of whether a company is honest and prompt about what they do. We'd love to work with you and show you how our years of experience taking care of HOA AND COA properties makes us the right choice for you. Contact us now to learn more!

By | 2018-12-11T21:11:37+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Categories: Pugh's Earthworks|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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