Pugh’s Earthworks Provides Commercial Landscaping Service to Memphis

Pugh’s Earthworks Pugh’s Earthworks offers commercial landscape design, installation and maintenance. We offer Memphis Commercial Landscaping and are one of the leading companies in that market. Our Memphis facility is our home office and located at 2435 Whitten Rd suite 103, Memphis, TN 38133.  We originally opened for business in 1992. Since that time, we have worked to demonstrate our commitment to quality, integrity and superior service. Pugh’s Earthworks specializes in commercial grounds management for office buildings, apartments, condominiums and HOA’s common areas. We handle numerous commercial clients in the Memphis area, including some notable hotels, hospitals, churches, colleges and HOA managed properties. We are a large firm and can handle projects of any size. Even though our firm has grown quickly over the past 25 years, we have always worked to maintain the same great values we had, when we were just a small, up and coming landscape company. Pugh’s Earthworks 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. Our Company is one of the Mid-South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. We provide the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We are one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid-South area. Our clients include some of the premier office buildings, hotels, hospitals, churches and cemeteries in the cities we operate. In addition to the commercial customers we serve, we also provide landscape services for Homeowners Associations, Condo Owners Associations and individual residential homeowners as well. Our staff has years of experience and can handle projects of any size.       Pugh's Earthworks Memphis Commercial Landscaping Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, 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.” Memphis is the second largest city in Tennessee with Nashville being the largest. The city has a population of 633,104 recorded by the latest census. Pugh's Earthworks and the management team [...]

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

Pugh's Earthworks For those of us living in the middle parts of the country, the heat dome is settling in for the long haul. While there is not much rain in the forecast, triple digit temperatures definitely are. Commercial Landscaping is vital to keep lawns, trees, flowers and shrubs from dying and looking their best during the extreme heat of the summer. Pugh's Earthworks is the Commercial Landscaping Company to contract with. They are experts in all facets of Commercial Landscaping and will know what steps to take to protect your Commercial Property from the extreme summer heat. Water Pugh's Earthworks can install an automatic sprinkler system if you do not have one. That is one of our services and we are very experienced with installation and maintenance. An automatic sprinkler system helps ensure that your lawn receives the right amount of water at the right time. Keeping the soil moist is good but deep watering is more important that frequent short waterings. Grass needs at least an inch of water weekly. However, you do not need to water every day. It is actually infrequent watering that encourages deep root growth. Water must get below the root zone to help nourish the roots so they can learn to grow deeper in search of moisture and nutrients. Having a lawn with deep roots helps protect it when it gets so hot during those summer months. It is those deep roots that hold the water and keep the grass cooler so that it will not die out from the excessive heat. Here are some additional lawn maintenance tips to promote those deep roots for your lawn. Soil Start with cultivating the topsoil. Sandy loam or well-drained loam gives roots the ability to stretch out and grow. If you have sandy soil, know that it does not retain water very well. That is when you will need to add organic matter, which delivers the necessary nutrients and increases water retention. Mowing Mow frequently and keep grass at the right height for the type of grass you have. For example, grass with large crowns or clumps, which is typically Kentucky bluegrass or tall fescue, should be mowed at a much taller height. In contrast, zoysia grass should have a shorter mowing. Whatever kind of grass you have, be sure to mow no more than one-third of the blade lengths at a time. This stimulates growth and protects the roots. Fertilizer Fertilize at the end of the growing season to achieve strong root growth. Slow-release fertilizers are often touted as the best for promoting the growth of the grass roots. AgriGro bio stimulants have also been proven to increase root growth. This is because these substances help plants endure environmental stress better than those that were not treated. Other Maintenance You can also encourage strong roots by giving them plenty of room to grow. This means pulling any weeds, which have root systems that like to choke the roots of the grass. Plus, it involves periodic aeration, which [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Offers Expert Summer Lawn Feeding to Ensure a Beautiful Commercial Property

Pugh's Earthworks is a full service commercial landscape company When you hire a high caliber Commercial Landscaping Company like Pugh's Earthworks, your Commercial Landscape appearance will stand out in the community. From start to finish meaning intial design to ongoing annual maintenance, we are the company to hire. One such service is the ability to keep your Commercial Property looking great with proper Summer Lawn Feeding. Pugh's Earthworks management is completely committed to quality in every facet of their organization. So much so that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition, our commitment to obtaining and maintaining the lastest industry certifications is paramount. Employees working for Pugh's Earthworks accept and demonstrate our quality assurance program and display this on every job we work on. 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. 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. Part of most company's strategy is to align themselves with great vendors that help them be successful. This is true of Pugh's Earthworks from the equipment they use, employee work apparell right down to their vendor of choice to assist with online marketing and website relevance. That vendor is Flyline Search Marketing. This is a family owned company with over 14 years of delivering great results and customer service to their customers. Pugh's Earthworks management hired Flyline Search Marketing several years ago to manage their 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 Mark Lein likes to say, "we always put the customer first". It is this dedication and commitment to quality that keeps Pugh's Earthworks as a standout in the markets we serve.  Those competitive markets are Memphis, Nashville, Jackson TN, Little Rock and Southaven MS.  In every market we are committed to providing the highest quality landscaping services available.  Our certified professional team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients. Every job we do is backed [...]

Hire Pugh’s Earthworks to Maximize the Efficiency of Summer Watering

Pugh's Earthworks has Operations in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi Many parts of the country including the Mid-South, have had a very cool and wet May. However, it will not be long until the dry hot weather makes it critical to practice effective Summer Watering. Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest commercial landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid-South area. Our clients include some of the premier office buildings, hotels, hospitals, churches and cemeteries in the cities we operate. In addition to the commercial customers we serve, we also provide landscape services for Homeowners Associations (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. A properly designed Commercial Landscape Sprinkler system, like the ones designed and installed by the Pugh's Earthworks Certified Landscape Technicians, will ensure that the lawn and plants on your property receive the exact amount of water during the summer. Protecting these plants is important as it is expensive to replace them. During the summer months, the hot weather and intense sunlight are tough for summer plants and lawns to take. That is why we often refresh both with extra water. However, there is still a need to water wisely during these hot months to be careful with water and get the maximum impact from your watering without wasting any of this precious resource. Below are some tips on how to water wisely to use less water as well as give your plants and lawn just the right amount: Water weekly: Pick one day a week to water your lawn and plants, preferably a time in the morning or evening where the sun and heat won't evaporate it too quickly. You may need to adjust it should there be summer thunderstorms or if you notice a better time where the water sticks around. Water deeply: Before you overwater, it's important to understand what this means and how much deeply involves. Check the soil and see if water has permeated the top six inches of clay soil or eight to 12 inches if you have loamy soil. Make sure the water is not stagnating on the top as this could mean your soil is compacted and it may lead to plant rot. Think long, soaking rain rather than many several quick sprinkles. Water when plants are ready: Plants will tell you when they are thirsty. Leaves will wilt or droop. The leaves may also yellow, curl up, or drop off. That means they really could use some water. Water in the morning: By focusing your plant and lawn watering on this point in the day, it gives the plants and lawn a way to fill up on water they can use throughout the day. Water plants when they need it: Besides when they are thirsty, there are other times where a plant or lawn may most need water. This includes giving more water to baby seedlings and transplants to help them because their root systems are not yet developed and acclimated to the soil.  Another group of plants that need water [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is experienced with Summer Commercial Lawn Care

Pugh's Earthworks commits to strive in all we do for total customer satisfaction May has now arrived and already temperatures are expected to be in the nineties and above in some regions. Will not be long before the summer heat sets in for the long haul. Proper Summer Commercial Lawn Care is critical to keep lawns looking good and staying healthy. The certified and professional Landscape Technicians at Pugh's Earthworks, have the knowledge and tools to keep Commercial Property lawns in tip top shape during the hot summer. Being exposed to excessive heat not only takes its toll on us humans but it also is difficult to bear for nature. Meaning plants, flowers, and lawns. However, you can still enjoy a healthy Commercial Landscape even in the midst of extreme summer heat when you hire Pugh's Earthwork's. There are numerous actions that can be taken during the extreme heat of summer. Our team at Pugh's Earthworks is trained in all aspects of climate adjustments as it relates to Commercial Landscaping. Below are a few of the things we are mindful of. Length of the Lawn Often people like to mow the lawn very short. It looks nice and neat and gives the lawn that well-kept golf course look. However, when this happens and it is super-hot outside, your lawn suffers and turns brown. This is because the lawn is restricted on how much energy it can produce for growth. However, if you do not trim it too short, then the grass can develop stronger roots. And it is those stronger roots that support plants that can tolerate the stress that heat puts on it during the summer months. Use the One-Third Rule To determine the correct height to cut your grass, apply the “one-third” rule. This rule says never remove more than one-third of the grass height at one time. This keeps the lawn cooler because it removes less plant tissue. For example, if you normally cut your lawn at 2.5 inches, increase it to 3 inches during the hot summer months. Do not Over Water A big mistake so many people make, is to think the heat means grass needs more water. However, all that does is create another problem. The soil then tends to be constantly wet. This causes the grass roots to be deprived of oxygen. This can make them more susceptible to disease because diseases tend to thrive in wet conditions. Therefore, the drier the grass and soil, the less risk for a disease. Although you want to ensure hydration, you do not need to water daily to get that. Keep Mower Blades Sharp When grass is cut with a sharp mower blade, it will heal faster. Then, it is less susceptible to stress and disease that comes during the hot season. Also, the sharper mower blades will prevent a brown appearance. Use a Mulching Mower Rather than bagging up the lawn clippings, return them to the lawn by using a mulching mower. Clippings act as [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks offers Best in Class Commercial Landscaping

Pugh's Earthworks Stands Behind Their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Every little detail about Pugh's Earthworks speaks of professionalism and Best in Class Commercial Landscaping. Customers see this from the fleet of trucks and other Commercial Property maintenance equipment to their well-dressed employees and the way they run their offices. You will not find a more detail minded and committed team of Landscaping Professionals. Sometimes you may run across a Landscaping Company that does not properly maintain their vehicles. As a consequence, you may wind up with noisy and pollution emitting trucks on your Commercial Property. The Pugh's Earthworks management team knows this sends an unprofessional message to customers and employees. When our team shows up for work, you will feel proud to have them on your Commercial Property. Not only does Pugh's Earthworks take pride in their professional image but they also stay current through many Commercial Landscaping publications, seminars and industry trade groups. A few years ago, management realized how inefficient being a paper-based office was. After researching options, the team elected to go paper-less. Below is a short story on how that all came about. " Michael Pugh, co-owner and CFO of Pugh's Earthworks based in Memphis, TN, says he first began thinking about transitioning to a paperless office back in 2005. Since that time the business has grown dramatically. Three additional branches have been opened. The volume of paper being generated daily—not to mention the inefficiencies tied to the handling of all that paper—soon spiraled out of control. Pugh reached his breaking point in 2010. "We were simply out of room at our main facility in Memphis," Pugh recalls. "We already had one entire office stuffed full of filing cabinets. Additionally, we had well over 100 three-ring binders with work orders from the past couple of years. We're talking about the type of paperwork you don't need to put your hands on every day, but still important enough that you don't want to shred it. I did not know what to do. I was looking at having to pay someone off site to store our paper. That was tough to swallow." Pugh happened upon a company called Cabinet NG at a QuickBooks user's conference. He learned about a product called CNG-SAFE, a complete document management and workflow software product. His curiosity over the concept of paperless was revitalized". It is small steps like these that add up to a Best-in-Class Commercial Landscaping company. In every facet of the business, the Pugh's Earthworks team maintains excellence by taking pride in their work and staying curious for ways to learn about improvements. Pugh’s Earthworks offers Best in Class Commercial Landscaping Serving The Greater Little Rock Arkansas Area Pugh's Earthworks has been officially in business since 1992. The family of three brothers is hard driving, loyal to customer service and always working with their eyes open to new and innovative trends in Commerical Landscaping. The company now operates in Memphis TN, Nashville TN, Littlerock Arkansas, Jackson TN and Southaven [...]

Keeping your commercial landscape attractive during the cold winter months can be a challenge and Pugh’s Earthworks has the answers

Pugh's Earthworks The winter season can present challenges with keeping your commercial property looking attractive. Of course appearance is important for customer and employee image. The professional and certified landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are very educated and skilled at keeping landscapes looking pristine during the challenges presented by all seasons. Depending on what part of the country you live in, winters can be mild, medium or severe. The markets that Pugh's Earthworks serves tend to be in the medium category which does experience cold and snowy conditions. Those markets are Memphis, Tennessee which is headquarters plus offices in Nashville, Jackson TN, Southaven MS and Little Rock AR. Our firm provides monthly grounds maintenance services for commercial clients in these markets. Below are a few things that can be done to help to beautify your commercial landscape during the harsh winter months: Planting Evergreen Trees can enhance the overall appearance of your commercial landscape. In the dead of winter when there is little color to break up the mundane, Evergreens can add that spark of color that is pleasing to the eye. A couple of good choices for Evergreens are the Blue Dwarf Spruce which adds a blueish tone and the Gold Thread False Cypress which adds sparking yellows. If you are a lover of wildlife, attracting birds can be more of a challenge in the winter. However, by keeping your bird feeders full of food and using heated dog bowls for water, birds will be sure to stop by and add a sense of life to the dead of winter. Adding attractive lighting will help to amplify the beauty of your landscaping especially since there is less sunlight during the winter months. Many commercial businesses add holiday lighting to their building(s) as well. Repurposing existing decorations like flower pots, barrels, bird baths etc. will help as well. By planting annuals or using pieces of sculpture in these existing decorations it will add to their aesthetic value during the winter months. The experts at Pugh's Earthworks would be honored to earn your business as a permanent commercial landscape client. We have the licenses, skill and passion to keep your property in tip top shape including during the bitter cold winter months. Evergreen Trees   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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is the commercial landscaping company to hire for your year round landscaping needs

Pugh's Earthworks Like many other processes, commercial landscaping is a year round task. Each season renders different needs for plants, trees and lawns. When you hire a professional commercial landscaping company with the skills offered by Pugh's Earthworks, you can rest assured that your commercial property will be kept in pristine condition year round. Now that fall has arrived and the weather is changing, it is time to take a more in-depth look at fall commercial lawn care services and what that involves. The fall commercial lawn care service includes seeding, dethatching, aerating, over-seeding, and fertilizing. Mowing -This is the time to start decreasing the height of your lawnmower. You will want to end up somewhere around an inch and a half high on your lawn height. The frequency of mowing is also determined by how fast the grass grows during this time. Take one-third of the blade or less. Also, it is better to mow in the evening so the sun is not beating down on it. Weeding - By this point, the weeds should be disappearing. There may be a few stragglers left to take care of before winter sets in and they completely go away. Trees and Shrubs -This is the time to also pay attention to trees and shrubs as well as the lawn, doing deep root fertilization. This provides your landscape with the essential nutrients it needs for the winter. Raking - It is very important to remove all leaves that have built up on your lawn. If you leave them, they will decompose and use up any soil moisture plus invite insects to your lawn. This will all cause damage, including dead spots on the lawn that will be a welcome home for weeds in the springtime. Aerating - Because lawns become compacted over time, this can reduce air pockets that are necessary pathways for nutrients and water to reach grass roots. That is why aeration becomes an annual event that is usually done in the fall. It loosens up the soil, returning those air pockets to the lawn. Over Seeding - Adding more seeds to your lawn can help fix dead spots and creating grass that is lush and beautiful for the upcoming spring season. Fall Fertilizing - A special fall fertilizer keeps the lawn healthy during the autumn months so that it has the nutrients it needs to get through the winter. Hire the professionals at Pugh's Earthworks and trust us to help you take care of your commercial lawn throughout the fall season. Contact us now to get started on our monthly commercial lawn maintenance services. 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 monthly services include landscape design and maintenance, customized to your needs, budget, and seasonal situation. Pugh’s Earthworks offers an excellent quality assurance program. We are [...]

Sometimes Fall is a great time to apply new Sod to your commercial lawn and the experts at Pugh’s Earthworks will know

Pugh's Earthworks Often the effects of a long summer can take a severe toll on lawns. In these instances, sod application may be the best solution to help restore the landscape. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks know when sodding is the most advantageous corrective measure for commercial property lawns. Some of the clear and obvious benefits to sod is that it provides for an immediate lawn! Though there are arguments for sod application in the spring verses the fall, below are some things to consider when sodding appears to be the right solution. Sod can burn easily under the scorching Summer Sun which is near by if sod is laid in the Spring. By applying sod in the Fall the temperatures are cooler allowing the root system to develop over the Fall, Winter and Spring months. Sod will not require as much water to survive if applying in the Fall. The reason is because the grass is beginning the dormancy cycle and the roots will not require as much water. When it comes to the actual laying of the sod, it is always best to use the services of a professional landscaping company like Pugh's Earthworks. Our experts will know the proper amount of compost and fertilizer to mix with the soil. This is very important for the sod to take hold and get off to a great start. During the first few weeks, the Pugh's Earthworks certified technicians watch over the new sod. Proper amounts of water must be applied if the Fall season is dry and absent normal rain fall. Taking root is the ultimate goal for the new sod. The landscape technicians will be viewing sections of the sod to make sure new root growth is starting. Purchasing sod and having it installed is expensive. To ensure that your newly purchased sod has the best chance of success, hire the professionals at Pugh's Earthworks. We have the trained staff, the proper equipment and the burning desire to make sure our clients are satisfied.           Pugh’s Earthworks Credentials/Affiliations/Degrees, Certifications The Pugh’s Earthworks team has all the proper credentials, degrees and certifications necessary to deliver top quality landscape and lawn maintenance design, installation and maintenance services. Our team is experienced, highly skilled. They all operate with a customer first attitude. Our firm is one of the largest landscape and lawn maintenance companies in Tennessee. We have all the right equipment to handle commercial landscape and lawn maintenance projects. Our client base includes hotels, motels, business complexes, retail shopping centers, hospitals, schools, apartments, condominiums and other commercial accounts. Tennessee Department of Agriculture Chartered/Licensed 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 We offer an excellent quality assurance program.  This is because we are licensed [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks works year round to keep commercial landscapes looking their best

Pugh's Earthworks The temperatures are definitely starting to dip. I stepped out on the front porch early this morning and there was a stark change in the temperature from just a week ago. The professionals at Pugh's Earthworks know that landscaping processes do not stop as the growing season ends. Below is a Q&A excerpt from Pugh's Earthworks: How does lawn fertilizing affect clipping production? This question will be answered in two parts, beginning with the cool-season grasses (Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue and perennial ryegrass) and then the warm-season grasses (Zoysia grass and bermudagrass). Cool-season 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 March or early April with a weed-and-feed treatment for crabgrass or in May with a slow-release nitrogen source. Warm-season grasses should be fertilized when the grass begins its active growth in late spring and early summer (May-June). Again, for slow and even growth, use a fertilizer containing a slow-release nitrogen source. Warm-season grasses should not be fertilized in September and October. Everything you do in the fall can help your lawn make it through a harsh winter season, including giving it the food it needs to support root growth. Here are five tips for fertilizing your lawn as part of your lawn maintenance care during the fall months: Apply lawn fertilizer round two to three weeks before the ground is likely to freeze. You can look online for the frost date for your particular area and then plan accordingly. On average, that means applying fertilizer to your fall lawn around mid-October. Fertilize in the fall either in the morning or the early evening. Fall temperatures during the middle of the day can still be too warm, which could cause the fertilizer to burn the grass. Mow the lawn right before you plan to fertilize. When doing so, be sure to leave some of the grass clippings. This green material can help the roots. Do not fertilize before any scheduled rain. The rain will only cause the fertilizer to run off the lawn and work against your plan of fertilizing it. If it has recently rained, also wait until the grass blades appear dry and then you can apply the fertilizer. Continue mowing throughout the fall season but begin to drop the blade down the lowest setting as the fall season draws to a close. Aerate the soil as well to ensure that the fertilizer, water, and oxygen can reach the grass roots. This gets the essential nutrients where they need to be to further [...]

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