Pugh’s Earthworks

Snow and Ice Removal is one of the most important services for commercial properties. Without it, you risk losing customers and even incurring damage to your building. Fortunately, Pugh’s Earthworks is not only the premiere Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Company, but they also provide snow and ice services. Here are some things to consider when hiring a company:

Commercial property snow removal

Commercial property snow removal is a service that many companies provide. Unlike Pugh’s Earthworks, not many landscape companies offer it. When heavy snow is present, snow removal companies use heavy machinery to remove the snow from your commercial property, including entrances, exits and parking lots. This is very important during the winter months so that you and your customers can safely arrive and leave.

Commercial property ice removal

You may be wondering what the best way to remove ice is. There are several techniques, one including using a scraper or snow shovel to remove any excess snow and ice from the surface of your commercial property. If you have an area with a lot of ice on it, use heat lamps or other methods of melting the ice before attempting to remove it manually. Another preferred method to treat ice is to wait and throw ice melt out until the ground starts freezing over. This can be done through professional snow/ice services such as those offered by Pugh’s Earthworks.

Snow removal service

Snow removal services are a smart investment for commercial property owners. Snow removal companies have the equipment, experience, and manpower to get your commercial property areas cleared of snow and ice as soon as it starts. If you decide that hiring a commercial property snow removal company is right for your situation, do some research to make sure they have experience working on large areas like parks and parking lots. These types of properties typically require special equipment not found in residential settings (such as heaters).

Ice Removal Service

Ice removal is the process of removing ice from surfaces, such as sidewalks, parking lots, and streets. Ice can be very dangerous and cause serious accidents if not treated properly. The equipment used for ice removal varies depending on where you live (how often your area gets snow) and the size of the area to be serviced. Here are some examples of items used to
remove snow:

Shovels – Shovels are used for moving small to moderate amounts of snow or ice away from walkways and entrances, basically anywhere someone might walk. It is wise to keep one or two spare shovels around in case the one you are using breaks.

Equipment – If you choose to hire a professional company, make sure that they have experience safely operating snow removal equipment and working in cold temperatures. Most companies have snow plowing equipment that is only used during heavy snow or when trying to service a large area.

The dangers of property ice

Ice, if not dealt with properly, can cause serious injury. Slippery surfaces are responsible for thousands of falls every year, resulting in injuries, lawsuits, and overall, a hazardous environment. The best way to prevent ice from posing a threat is to have a reliable company come out. When the ground starts to freeze is the best time to throw out ice melt. Ice melt is expensive, so throwing out ice melt before knowing if the ground is going to freeze could potentially cause you to lose money. That is why at Pugh’s Earthworks we service the snow and ice as soon as it starts freezing.

The dangers of property snow

It is important to remove snow from your property to reduce the risk of injury and damage to your property.

Snow Removal is a Necessity During Winter – If you live in a climate that sees snowfall, you know how important it is to have your driveway cleared and sidewalks shoveled. Snow can be heavy and difficult to move around, but it is also dangerous—if not removed from your property, it can cause damage or injury.

The Best Time to Start Snow Removal is While it Falls – If you wait until after the snowfall to start clearing your driveway and sidewalks, it is much harder to move wet or frozen chunks of ice around than it is to shovel off fresh dry snow.

Chemical Ice Removal

Chemical ice removal is a safe and effective way to remove ice. It is also great for commercial properties, residential properties and outdoor properties. Chemical ice removal works by applying a solution to the surface of frozen water that melts it away. You can choose from several different types of chemical solutions depending on your needs:

Tablets: These simple tablets are easy to use and work well on small areas of ice. They are also ideal for use around fish tanks and aquariums because they will not harm any aquatic life if they get into the water.

Spray: This is a popular option for those who have a big area of ice to remove. The spray melts the ice without affecting the surrounding surface, making it ideal for use on driveways, sidewalks and parking lots.

Snow and ice on your commercial property can be dangerous. Ice and snow can cause slippery surfaces. Both conditions present a serious risk to both people and property. This is why it is so important for managers to act when they notice that there are areas of ice or snow around their workplace.

Doing nothing can be a dangerous decision, especially if you own a business. If an employee falls on ice and hurts themselves, they may sue you for damages. They might also file a report with OSHA saying that your company did not take proper precautions to keep them safe at work. This could result in fines and other penalties that will cost your company money and time.


We hope that you have learned something new about snow and ice removal. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Pugh’s Earthworks at any time.



Pugh’s Earthworks Offers Snow & Ice Treatment

Winter brings its own landscape challenges. In Memphis, one of those challenges is dealing with the unexpected snow and ice we receive. Pugh’s Earthworks offers snow and ice treatment to all properties that we regularly service. Our snow and ice treatment plan includes snow melt being laid once the ground starts to freeze. Snow melt is thrown on all entrances, exits, handicap spots, and a few other parking spots. Depending on the property, we sometimes snow melt the entire parking lot as well. Depending on the amount of snow falling is when the snowplows are brought out. Typically, with Mid-South weather, ice is the main issue.

Winter is a tough season for all of us, but it is especially difficult for those who live in warmer climates. Although wintertime can be quite beautiful, it can also be dangerous if you are not prepared for the cold weather and snowfall that comes with it. One way to prepare yourself and your business for the snow and ice is by having a professional service plan in place. At Pugh’s Earthworks, we offer our snow/ice treatment to properties we regularly service. Any property can opt in or out to receive the snow/ice treatment, though it is recommended to opt in if the ground does freeze over. Our goal is always to help businesses get through every winter as smoothly as possible! Here are some questions we hear often about our snow removal services:

How do you remove snow and ice from your parking lot?
What do you use to remove snow and ice from the roads around your business?
Do you use salt or sand?
How often do you apply the chemicals?
I would like to know if there is a way that I can help reduce my costs because right now, it’s high?
I would also like to know if there are any chemicals that I can use that will help me save money?

If you have a large commercial property, it can be difficult to keep up with the uncertainty of snowfall during winter months. This is why it is so important to use services that offer snow removal to ensure that your customers’ access to their property is not hindered by dangerous amounts of ice on the ground. There are many different types of companies out there offering these kinds of services; however, it is important for business owners like yourself to not only consider what kind of job they do, but also how much they charge for their services as well!


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Pugh’s Earthworks
We operate 5 landscape centers, in 3 states.

Our headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. We also operate landscape offices in Nashville, Jackson TN, Southaven MS and Little Rock AR. Our firm provides monthly grounds maintenance services for commercial clients. If you are seeking assistance with Landscaping or Lawn Maintenance services, please give us a call or send us a message via the contact form below. We do offer FREE Estimates. We also do enhancements for residential yards, but do not service residential yards unless they are part of an HOA. We do HOA’s!

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Phone: (866) 207-4734