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Trust your landscaping needs to Pugh’s Earthworks. We have studied the industry.

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values! Professional Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance Services We are one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. From its inception, our company has continued its commitment to quality, integrity and superior service. We provide the highest quality landscaping services and commercial grounds management for various commercial properties and HOA’s common areas. 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 expanded markets to include Nashville TN and Little Rock AR. We now operate 60 trucks, while still retaining the very first commercial account we ever contracted with. That customer is Memphis Hunt and Polo Club. An experienced commercial landscaping company of over 200 employees, with certification and educational degrees in horticulture as well as years of experience, Pugh’s Earthworks caters to the landscaping needs of different commercial businesses and industrial properties as well as HOA’s common areas. Our Mission Statement: We strive in all we do, to achieve total customer satisfaction. Our team works to not only meet, but, to exceed the expectations of those we serve. Trust your landscaping to Pugh's Earthworks.  We have studied the industry!     Pugh's Earthworks Landscaped Property Agronomy When you choose a professional for any type of service whether, medical, financial, home repair or landscaping, you are best served by using a business that has industry educated management and employees. At Pugh's Earthworks, we have numerous credentials held by our talented team of certified landscape technicians. One such credential and field of study is in Agronomy. Agronomy is the inclusive science and technology of growing plants and land restoration. Originally this science was focused mostly on the agricultural aspect of plants as food and fuel source. Over the years it has evolved and is much more inclusive of all areas of plants and the environment. When a person studied the field of Agronomy they will be exposed to plant genetics, plant physiology, soil science and even meteorology. One area that is important in any plant growing endeavor is soil science. Knowing how to analyze soil content is vital to the selection and continued fertilization of plants and grasses. Soil contains two basic types of nutrients. Those like in economics are macro and micro. Macronutrients found in different soil regions are things like nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium and sulfur. Micronutrients are zinc and boron. Another important and obvious responsibility of an agronomist and a landscape technician is soil conservation. Our planet has amazing resources but they have to be protected. Over time soil can be damaged and eroded by wind and water. Professionals in the landscaping field as well as agricultural have to be thoughtful in their planning in order to preserve the integrity of the soil in which plants are growing. For future generations to come, things like disposal of pesticide buildup and water pollution have to be managed properly. In summary, when [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks has the experience to start preparation for your fall grass and landscape

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 has the experience to start preparation for your fall grass and landscape! Autumn Garden Fall Grasses and Landscaping Preparation Soon the weather will be cooling down and fall be here. Our certified landscape technicians can help you start preparations to keep your fall grass and landscape in healthy condition. Some helpful tips are below. Cool-season grasses -  These grasses should be fertilized primarily in late Summer and Fall (September and October). Nutrients applied at this time encourage root growth and turf thickening. Fall applications also result in early spring green-up without causing excessive leafy top growth. Given proper fall fertilization, spring applications may not be required. High rates of nitrogen (more than 1 pound per 1,000 square feet) in the spring will stimulate unnecessary flushes of leaf growth and may predispose the lawn to greater summer damage. No more than one spring fertilization should occur. This can be in late Match or early April with a weed-and-feed treatment for crabgrass or in May with a slow-release nitrogen source. Keep mowing - Grass continues to grow until the first freeze or frost at which time it in then goes dormant for the winter. For that reason you should continue to mow until it stops growing. Water -  So the cooler temperatures create less water evaporation. This means you need to be using a more reserved amount of water. A good rule of thumb is to supplement watering the yard so that it is getting one inch of water per week. Frequent Raking - Soon leaves with be falling. It is important to rake the leaves and remove them from the grass. They can block out the sunlight and if left on the lawn for too long can lead to fungal diseases. Aeration -  This is not always a top of mind procedure however it is one that is very beneficial to your lawn. The summer heat drys out the soil and it typically gets very compacted. When you do professional Aeration, this process breaks up the soil [...]

Let Pugh’s Earthworks provide lawn maintenance this hot summer

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. Let Pugh’s Earthworks provide lawn maintenance this hot summer! Complete Lawn Maintenance 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. We also operate similar operations in Nashville TN, Southaven MS, Jackson TN and Little Rock AK. 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 so many elements to lawn maintenance. A professional landscape technician has studied all of these elements to obtain certification. Absent a thorough understanding of complete lawn maintenance, it becomes difficult to maintain a healthy and attractive lawn and landscape. Below are some of the important factors that play a vital role in a healthy lawn: Watering - The general rule of thumb by most lawn experts is to water so that the soil is moistened six to eight inches deep. Lightly watering does not encourage deep root grow and thus allows the grass to be susceptible to severe burning from the hot sun.  Different soil types will require varying amounts of water so a certified lawn technician will understand these differences. Typically it is better to water in the cooler early morning. This allows the water to absorb but then lets the natural evaporation process take place as the day heats up. Mowing - The above ground stem of the grass which is sometimes referred to as culm, derives its nutrients from underground. The taller the stem the more difficult it is for the valuable nutrients to reach to the top. Therefore it [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks recommends fertilizer mix should be changed for summer months

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 recommends fertilizer mix should be changed for summer months! Lawn Fertilization Summer Lawn Care Homeowners spend an average of 40 hours each year mowing according to Audubon.org. Of course that is only the mowing part, there is also the $8.5 billion spent on lawn care products like fertilizer, weed control and lawn equipment. According to experts in the field of gardening, below are some tips for lawn care during the summer months: Fertilizing  -  Typically fertilization is only required a couple of times per year. Experts agree that fertilization in the spring and then again in midsummer yields effective results in terms of lawn appearance and overall health. Specially blended fertilizers for lawns which contain high amounts of nitrogen stimulate growth and a deep green color. Feeding the lawn twice per year often results in excessive growth which can lead to additional watering and mowing needs. The type of fertilizer used also makes a difference according to experts. Many brands offer pre-emergent herbicides mixed in with the actual nitrogen. Pre-emergents are a tremendous aid in preventing weed growth. However, it is thought by many turf growers that it is best to use pre-emergents by themselves rather than the ones mixed in with lawn food. Fertilizer Spreading - When you feed the lawn it is always best to do it when the grass is dry. This is because if the grass is wet the grains of fertilizer can stick to blades of grass instead of going down to the soil as needed. If the fertilizer sticks to the wet blades it typically will result in chemical burning that will damage the lawn. Using a fertilizer spreader is the most effective tool. It is also important to load the spreader while it is setting on he sidewalk or driveway. Invariably there will be spillage as you load the spreader. This can be swept up and placed in the spreader if on the concrete but if the spillage is on the lawn itself it will result in [...]

Memphis Tennessee Commercial Landscaping Services

Pugh's Earthworks Memphis TN Commercial Landscaping Pugh’s Earthworks is a family owned and operated landscape and lawn maintenance firm. We offer commercial landscape design, installation and maintenance. We are one of the leading commercial landscape firms in the greater Memphis, Tennessee area. From our inception, back in 1992, our company has demonstrated a 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 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. 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.  

Landscaping Should Be Deemed Essential Service

Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance Should Be Considered Essential Services Pugh's Earthworks Customers & Others This May Concern: NALP is the national trade organization representing the $82 billion landscape industry in the United States. Member companies specialize in lawn care, landscape maintenance, tree care, irrigation, and water management. Landscape professionals work daily throughout the Nation servicing homes and businesses to maintain their landscapes, sustain the environment, and take pride in our communities by enhancing and maintaining healthy green spaces. As a Nation, we are all struggling to combat the rapid transmission of the coronavirus “COVID19,”and we understand and acknowledge that in some instances, drastic steps are being taken, including shutting down businesses deemed non-essential. We are communicating with you today to assure you that landscape services are essential services and must continue during any emergency declaration or quarantine scenario. Landscapers are partners during this critical time in assisting in the protection of public health and public safety. Without the landscape industry conducting these valuable services, we will undoubtedly see increased instances where people may be harmed or become sick from other illnesses compounding our already stretched medical resources. Recently, Counties in and around the greater San Francisco metropolitan area enacted a temporary “lockdown.” We anticipate other municipalities and states to take similar precautionary steps. The “lockdown” issued by these counties exempt “essential services,” pertinent for the landscape industry is the below portion of the exemption: ix. Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses For the foregoing reasons, landscape services should be deemed “essential.” Landscapers are protectors of public health performing essential treatments to lawns and green spaces to reduce the transmission of dangerous and deadly diseases through pests like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. Landscapers protect property and maintain greenspaces that could otherwise jeopardize public safety. Unkept fields and green spaces increase the chance of injuries. Crime rates are increased in areas where green spaces are not maintained. Tree removal is also a critical function of our industry to avoid damaging homes and their families. Landscapers play a critical role in boosting morale and mental health during a difficult time for our Nation. Without landscape services fields, parks, businesses, and homes will become overgrown and unkept, which can have dramatic psychological effects on the mental and well being of our communities. Spring is a critical time of year for our industry due to the abundance of growth in the spring that requires prompt maintenance and care. Any halt or delay in landscape services during this time of year only magnifies potential safety problems and become much more difficult to maintain later in the year. Lastly, our industry is taking aggressive steps within our organizations to stop the transmission of COVID-19. Because our industry functions outside this greatly reduces the chances to come into contact with other individuals. Within the industry, strong policies are being put in place to maintain social distancing with both clients and within our teams that are working in the field. We are all in this together, and the Landscape industry stands with our public officials to stop the rapid transmission of [...]

By |2020-03-22T18:10:15+00:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Essential Service, Pugh's Earthworks|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When and How Often to Feed Your Lawn

Pugh's Earthworks The Best Commercial Lawn Maintenance Services in Memphis Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services to those in Tennessee, including 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. Knowing when to fertilize during the late summer and early fall period can depend on a variety of factors. One of the most important factors is the type of grass you have on your lawn. It's also based on what type of weather conditions you have. experience. Fertilizing your lawn when it is not expecting it can be problems for your lawn.  Based on years of experience, here are some tips on when and how to fertilize your lawn. Why you should fertilize in the late summer or early fall By late August and early September, your lawn really needs some help recovering from the heat and minimal water. That's why nitrogen-based fertilizer can really help the grass recover and promote new grass growth before the fall. Caring for cool-season grass and warm-season grass Warm and cool-season grasses need to be fertilized differently. For warm-season grasses, your lawn needs a more robust amount supplied during the late summer months. This works for lawns with Bermuda grass or St. Augustine grass. If you have cool-season grasses, including varieties like bluegrass or fescue, you need to postpone fertilizing until late fall around October or November. At this point, use a phosphorous-based fertilizer to help get it ready for winter. Tips for fertilizing your summer and fall lawns Before fertilizing, there are steps you need to take to make sure you optimize the results. First, don't fertilize if you are still in a drought. Make sure the lawn is fully watered or the fertilizer will burn the existing lawn. Don't forget to fertilize the edges of the lawn and focus on even distribution of the fertilizer across your lawn by moving slowly across it. Finally, don't over-fertilize because the grass will grow too quickly. If you need assistance, contact us today to let a professional handle all your commercial lawn maintenance needs. We can also take care of any pest control issues you may be experiencing!  

By |2019-09-07T01:44:03+00:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: Feed Your Lawn|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Pugh’s Earthworks is the Leading Company For Commercial Landscape and Maintenance

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 Offering the Best Commercial Landscape and Maintenance Services We are proud to be one of the Mid-South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. OOOur 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. 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. 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 60 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. 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 Bachelors of Science in Agronomy Bachelors in Landscape Contracting Management Associates of Applied Science in Landscape Management Associates of Applied Science in Turf Grass Management Dynascape Certified ]Planet Professional Network Landscape Industry Certified 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!

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!

Why is Compost Good For Lawns?

You may have heard of compost, and it brings to mind what people can do with some of their food waste. That's because compost is essentially decomposed organic matter that includes some of that food waste you throw away. It's that compost and what it is made of that helps nourish the soil and feeds those plants or that lawn. Compost can be made on a small scale like what people do with the organic aspects of their trash. It's typically made in a large container. Or, it can be created on a much larger scale. Besides food, compost can also include grass clippings, leaves, hay, seashells, tree bark and twigs, animal manure, and straw. The compost mixture typically consists of two parts of dry material like leaves to one part wet or green material, such as grass clippings. The mixture is then left to decompose. Air movement is important, but the decomposing compost must also remain evenly moist. What makes compost so good for the lawn and other landscape is the microorganisms. Millions of microbes deliver the necessary nutrients to the soil to help stimulate plant growth. With all the nutrients, the grass becomes healthier. Just think of it as vitamins for the grass. To apply compost to a lawn, it needs to be spread with shovels to create a layer across the lawn that is about 1/4" thick. After a rake can be used to ensure the compost is evenly spread. It is good to apply the compost just after seeding and aerating. Because microorganisms are continually reproducing and dying, you can never add too much compost to the lawn. Once organic matter starts to build up in the soil, you can apply compost much less.  Also, you won't need to fertilize and water the lawn while weed, insect, and disease will also decrease. This illustrates another benefit of using compost for the lawn. To get professional assistance with composting, contact us now to find out how we can help you maintain a lush commercial lawn.

By |2019-04-13T21:21:04+00:00April 13th, 2019|Categories: Feed Your Lawn|Tags: , , |0 Comments