Pugh’s Earthworks has the expertise to keep your Commercial Property looking fresh and revitalized

Pugh's Earthworks It feels like every time you turn on your television or car radio, commercials abound. There are miracle creams and procedures that reduce wrinkles and make you look younger. Companies that want to install vinyl siding, repaint or replace your doors and windows. Then there are weight loss companies with food plans or medical procedures to sculpt your body and get rid of fat. What you do not see much of are landscape companies advertising the benefits of renewing the look of your property. At Pugh's Earthworks, we are experts in refreshing and revitalizing outdated commercial landscapes. 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 will 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 do not 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 is a new year, it is 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 does not 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 will recommend a way to use less water and make improvements to your existing irrigation system. If you have grass, then we will 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.   Pugh's Earthworks Landscaping Clients We Serve Include Institutional, Industrial, Retail, Office Complexes, Apartments and Condominiums We have been serving Memphis and West Tennessee, Little Rock AR, and Nashville, TN since 1991. Pugh’s Earthworks provides a complete landscape solution for property owners and managers eliminating the need for multiple contractors. We have a “Can Do” attitude that sets us apart from other landscape companies. Our fleet of trucks contains specially trained team members who consistently provide [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks has the training to keep your commercial property free from unsightly weeds

Pugh's Earthworks Weeds are so unsightly and a nuisance for any lawn. If you have a commercial property, the last thing you want is for your lawn to be covered with weeds. Customers have a better first impression when they drive up to your property and it is a well manicured and weed free lawn. This is where the professionals at Pugh's Earthworks can help any commercial property owner. Our certified and experienced landscape technicians know how to rid lawns of destructive weeds and maintain a lush healthy lawn. It seems that during the summer months weeds are plentiful. Very true and it could be that you also notice them more because you are spending more time outside. Pugh's Earthworks will apply preemergent during the Spring to prevent the germination of all varieties of weeds. As they say "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Summertime weeds come in numerous varieties which can make treatment different. Here some of the common weeds that pop up during the summer and how our certified professionals would treat them. Crabgrass and Nutsedge - These are grassy type weeds. They tend to blend in better to the normal grass which is their secret to eventually dominating the lawn. A good technique that Pugh's Earthworks may employ is to aerate, water and fertilize the property in the proper quantities and application. This method tends to help the health of the grass you want to grow and it can eventually overtake and smother out the crabgrass. Broadleaf Weeds - There are several types of broadleaf weeds. They tend to stand out more and truly make any lawn appear unkept. They can also be difficult to eradicate. Some of the more common types of broadleaf weeds are Knotweed Spurge, Dandelion, Ground Ivy, and White Clover.  There is no mistaking these unsightly plants with their large leaves and often flowers. They clearly to not belong in the commercial landscape. Treating broadleaf weeds can be more difficult. Sometimes if there is not a tremendous infestation you may be able to pull them by hand. Often times it requires the expertise of a trained landscape technician to come in with the proper herbicide and post-emergent control procedures. Handling of these chemicals can be hazardous and not effective if not used properly. That is where the Pugh's Earthworks professionals will come to the rescue. Pugh's Earthworks is a shinning example of a first class landscaping company. We back our performance with a satisfaction guarantee. This family owned and operated company is a great example of dedication, cooperation and just good old fashioned hard work values. This attitude can be found at every level within the company and carries forward to customer service and satisfaction. 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 [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks uses strategic analysis in job selection and client testimonials reflect positive results

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.” Pugh's Earthworks uses strategic analysis in job selection and client testimonials reflect positive results! Job Contract Analysis As the old adage goes, you cannot try to be all things to all people. Pugh's Earthworks management realizes that their specialty is Commercial Landscape design, installation and maintenance. They focus on being the best they can be in the markets they serve and have the client testimonials to back up their expertise and commitment to excellence.  I started to think about what may be involved in complete and accurate analysis in contract review and found an interesting article in Lawn and Landscape Magazine that speaks well to that process. Pre-screen and qualify your prospects You must find ways to work smarter, not harder. This starts with implementing a solid, well-structured pre-screening and qualifying program. The program should be documented and trained so several people in your organization can do the screening and pre-qualifying of the prospects that call. Building the program has a number of facets to it: Pre-screening This is the first step where you make sure that the prospect’s project aligns with the work you do. The prospect may need a large tree removed from their property. You do not do arborist work, so you can let the prospect know that you do not offer this service. At that point you can end the call or refer the prospect to a company that you know does good work. Be careful when referring work to another contractor. The work they do reflects directly back to you. Referring to the [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks does its part for water conservation.

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. Pugh's Earthworks utilizes the services of Flyline Search Marketing to manage their online marketing and sales platform.  Flyline has worked with businesses throughout the United States and has produced tremendous sales growth. A 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 does its part for water conservation! Pugh's Earthworks Irrigation System Water Conservation Pugh's Earthworks is very focused on the need for water conversation. Throughout our landscape design process, we use techniques for irrigation, plant use and chemical application that are good for the environment. We have studied the science of conservation and obtained the licenses and certifications necessary to be specialists in the landscaping industry. We also subscribe to many industry trade journals to keep us updated on what is happening in the world of landscape design and conservation. One such trade magazine is Lawn and Landscape Magazine in which the Pugh's Earthworks success story was featured. The August 2017 edition of Lawn and Landscape Magazine featured Pugh’s Earthworks and the transition from brothers to business partners.  Read more here: http://magazine.lawnandlandscape.com/article/august-2017/brotherly-love.aspx Also in a fairly recent publication, the issue of water conservation and drought was explored. A very good article addressing this was written by Dr. Melinda Knuth, “Future water availability could change the American landscape. ”Melinda Knuth, PhD Texas A&M    Drought perception The public tends to have a skewed perception of drought and Knuth’s research shows that people often perceive a drought when there actually isn’t one occurring. Consequently, the team found that attitudes toward water conservation between those who correctly perceive they are in a drought differs from those who correctly perceive they’re not in [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks is DynaSCAPE certified

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 is DynaSCAPE certified! Pugh's Earthworks Landscaping DynaSCAPE Certification Many landscaping companies including Pugh's Earthworks have chosen the creative and effective software tools provided by DynaSCAPE. Creating professional and compelling proposals to win jobs is important to any company. Upon winning the bid it is then even more important to deliver as promised. The management at Pugh's Earthworks has invested in its team to become  DynaSCAPE certified. As one of the largest landscaping companies in Memphis and additional offices in four additional markets, Pugh's Earthworks knows the importance of knowledge and the availability of the latest technology to make it stand out as a top landscaping competitor. That is why when you read up on our company you will see numerous degrees and certifications held by our staff. One such certification is with DynaSCAPE. With the tools provided, companies like Pugh's Earthworks can design and implement some of the most stunning and environmentally sound landscapes anywhere. In addition to the sales tools for winning proposals, the DynaSCAPE suite of products provides landscaping companies with ongoing management tools to effectively run a successful landscaping business. DynaScape offers a tool they have named Manage360. This powerful software provides landscaping companies the ability to be on top of every aspect related to the property they are maintaining. It also helps to steer landscaping companies such as Pugh's Earthworks so that financial objectives such as budget adherence and profitability can be achieved. Below are the elements of Manage360 that make it effective: Create the job from the estimate Assign the crew for the job Specify the supervisor for the job Create your purchase orders Generate daily job log sheets for your crew Enter job logs on the road, from anywhere Enter actual costs Compare and analyze estimates vs. actual on a graph Invoice at each job’s milestone Monitor the status of each job Generate and analyze job costing information Generate employee hours reports Change order management Offering a series of classes referred to as their "Landscape Design Studio", [...]

It’s Not Too Late to Plant Shrubs in the Spring

Pugh's Earthworks Spring Is A Great Time To Plant While spring is already in full swing, we know that here in Memphis and nearby the spring season has been a little delayed this year. We are now looking forward to warmer weather and enjoying the rest of spring. That's why it's not too late to consider what you may want to plant during this spring season. Shrubs and flowering shrubs are great ideas for your yard. No matter what size yard you have, shrubs are a great way to add depth, texture, and color to a garden. Location, Location, Location When you plan on planting shrubs, it's important to consider where you are going to put them. Consider any zoning or Homeowners Association rules as well as be aware of property lines. While you may love the shrubs you are planting, your neighbors may not. And, the last thing you want is to have to pull it out after all that hard work. Then, there are sunlight and shade requirements to think about. Also, check to see how big the shrubs may get to ensure you've picked a location that will accommodate how big the shrub will get. How to Plant Shrubs When you take the time to plant a shrub properly, it will grow faster. Plus, it may even enjoy a longer life. The mild temperatures in spring are the right time to give the shrub the chance to take root and grow. The soil is the right temperature to help the shrub. Shrubs are typically purchased in containers. The shrub has been growing in the container for some time, which also gives it a better chance of survival. There are numerous sizes of containers and shrubs that allow you to pick the size that is appropriate for your planting area. To plant a shrub, first, dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball. Make sure to loosen the soil around the hole so the roots can start to penetrate it and make a home for themselves. Remove the shrub carefully from the container and put it in the hole as soon as possible. The bare roots are vulnerable to light and air so they need to get back into the dirt as soon as possible. Lightly push the soil down around the shrub to get rid of any air pockets. You can also add water to settle the soil. This also helps the root ball to start receiving the water it needs to stay healthy. Add mulch around the shrub to start giving it nutrition. Shrub Maintenance Even after planting it in the spring, there is still much to do to maintain your shrubs. You'll need to keep an eye on your shrubs over the course of the first year to make sure they are getting enough moisture as the weather heats up. Signs of moisture distress include wilting leaves or hard soil. Continue adding water and mulch around the newly planted shrub. You won't need [...]

Pugh’s Earthworks Preparing For A Great 2015

It’s that time of the year again where we all sit around and wonder where 2014 went. Soon our friends and family will visit and enjoy the holiday season with loved ones, but that’s a completely different story. I wanted to share with you my top five tips to tie a ribbon on this year and prepare for an even more successful 2015. Reflect on this year What went well? What did you do to prepare yourself for that success? Can it be replicated as you think about next year? What didn’t work? Why didn’t it work? What would you do differently if you had a chance? Clean out your email inbox How many emails are in your inbox, just sitting there, staring you in the face for days on end? Take the time to weed through those emails and don’t be afraid to discard them if they are no longer important. If they were vital to your success, most likely they would have been done by now or brought up again by the colleague that sent them to you. Set a personal goal for 2015 Is it to lose weight? Save money for a house? Get a puppy? Visit your best friend? Take a trip to the place you have always wanted to go? Go to Space Camp? Hire a new commercial landscaper? Doesn’t matter what it is, but if you want to achieve it you need to commit to it and set a path of progress to get there. Set a work goal for 2015 Open in a new market? Take on a large rebranding campaign? Or perhaps your goals are more career oriented, perhaps to get that next promotion? If so, you want to pay attention to these great tips and avoid these common mistakes. Reestablish Connections Reach out to someone in your business network that you haven’t spoken to in a long time, someone who has done something special for you over this past year or an old friend from your former job. Drop a line to a friend that overcame a personal challenge this year, somebody who left you a message a while ago that you just never got around to returning or just for no reason at all! It may seem like a lot to squeeze in at this busy time of the year, but I can guarantee you that it can be done with just a little conscious direction. Think of it as the gift that you can give yourself. Take the necessary couple of hours over the next couple of weeks to practice some of these tips. The gift of clear focus, direction and alignment will be one you can appreciate all through next year. Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year Everyone!

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