Pugh’s Earthworks

We offer both Commercial and Residential Lawn Spraying. In addition, our expertise in Commercial Landscaping makes us one of the premier Mid-South Commercial Landscaping Companies.

In the list of weekend chores, few are as gratifying as tending to a green, lush lawn. Not only does a well-kept lawn enhance the beauty of your home, but it also contributes to the environmental health of your entire community. In this guide, we will explore the dual arts of lawn fertilization and weed control, vital components of lawn care that ensure the vibrancy and sustainability of your personal patch of green. These are all key concepts that our Pugh’s Earthworks team focuses on.

Understanding Lawn Fertilization

A healthy lawn begins from the soil up. Fertilization is key to providing your grass with the essential nutrients it requires to grow thick and strong. Your Commercial or Residential Lawn will benefit as fertilizing your lawn augments its natural growth process. The right blend of nutrients fights against stress from foot traffic and environmental conditions while encouraging lush, dense turf growth that naturally suppresses weeds.

Different Types of Fertilizers

There is a whole world of fertilizers out there: nitrogen-rich, phosphorus-rich, potassium-rich, and balanced N-P-K mixes, along with many specialized formulations. Slow-release granular fertilizers sustain your lawn over time, whereas liquid fertilizers offer a quick nutrient hit. When you hire Pugh’s Earthworks, we have the knowledge to choose the correct fertilizer for your property. Timing and Frequency of Application is also a critical componentThe ideal fertilization schedule varies depending on grass type and local climate. Generally, fertilizing is recommended during peak growth times in the spring and fall. Over-fertilizing can be as detrimental as under-fertilizing, hence the importance of following a well-considered plan.

Effective Weed Control

Battling weeds is a universal struggle for gardeners and homeowners. Understanding your enemy is the first step in the fight. Our trained and certified Commercial Landscape Techicians are familiar with the eradication of all types of weeds.

Common Types of Weeds
Weeds can be broadleaf, like dandelions and clover, or grass-like, such as crabgrass. Each type requires different strategies to control. Pre-emergent vs. Post-emergent Weed Control Methods are important and different challenges. Pre-emergent weed controls aim to prevent weeds before they become visible, typically applied in early spring. Post-emergent products address weeds that have already established themselves and require more direct action. Then there are Integrated Pest Management Techniques which involve combining physical weed removal, biological control options (like using natural weed predators), and chemical herbicides can minimize weed infestations while fostering an eco-friendly environment.

Choosing the Right Products

The marketplace offers a vast array of products, each promising a weed-free, vibrant lawn. Information is your ally in selecting the right one.

Factors to Consider When Selecting Fertilizers and Weed Control Products

  • Consideration must be given to lawn size, grass type, climate, and specific weed issues.
  • Always opt for products suited to your particular needs.
  • Organic vs. Synthetic Options – Organic options, derived from natural sources, are available for those who prioritize environmental stewardship. However, many synthetic solutions provide effective results and may be more cost-effective or convenient for some users.
  • Importance of Reading Labels and Following Instructions – Never skimp on this step. Understanding application rates, protective gear recommendations, and potential environmental impacts is crucial to safe and effective product use.

Best Practices for Application

Applying lawn care products properly isn’t just about effectiveness; it is also about safety and stewardship. At Pugh’s Earthworks, we always use “Proper Techniques for Spreading Fertilizers and Weed Control Products”.

  • Use a spreader for even distribution of granular products and a sprayer for liquids. Uniform application prevents burns and uneven growth.
  • Safety Precautions and Protective Measures – Don personal protective equipment as recommended and keep pets and children away from treated areas for the specified time.
  • Environmental Considerations – Mindful application includes respecting buffer zones near waterways and following local regulations regarding fertilizer and herbicide use.
    Maintenance and Follow-up

Keeping up with regular lawn care practices reinforces the work of fertilization and weed control, building resilience in your lawn. Pugh’s Earthworks will take care of your Routine Lawn Care Practices for Healthy Growth:

  • Regular mowing, watering, and aeration pave the way for fertilization and weed control efforts to bear fruit—or rather, blades.
  • Monitoring and Addressing Weed Growth – Early detection and swift action prevent the spread of weeds.
  • Make inspections a regular part of your lawn care routine.
  • Long-term Strategies – These are necessary for Maintaining a Lush and Weed-free Lawn. Consistent care, adapting strategies based on results, and investing in soil health are all long-term strategies that can minimize future issues.


A diligent approach to lawn fertilization and weed control can yield a lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood. Regular application, combined with smart product choices and responsible practices, supports a thriving lawn that augments your home’s value, benefits the environment, and provides immense personal satisfaction. Remember, the grass is greener where you water and nurture it—literally.

To wrap it up, whether you are a homeowner or commercial property owner, incorporating these lawn fertilization tips and weed control methods—including those ready for winter—will assist you in cultivating not just a garden, but a sanctuary.  Contact the professionals at Pugh’s Earthworks today as your one stop resource to grow your knowledge and to improve the health and appearance of your lawn.


Pugh’s Earthworks Offers Lawn Spraying

Pugh’s now offers lawn fertilization and weed control services to residential customers. We currently operate in the greater Memphis, Tennessee metropolitan area. Our service area includes Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, Memphis, Millington, Oakland, Olive Branch, and Southaven, Mississippi. Our firm is family owned and operated. We are proud of the fact that Pugh’s is one of the most trusted brands in Memphis, Tennessee.

We offer annual service packages that include a number of affordably priced options. Choose from monthly visits, quarterly visits, or semi-annual service calls. Our most popular option tends to be the quarterly service program. That program ensures that your lawn is treated with the precise lawn products designed for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter treatments.

Pugh’s Residential is a division of Pugh’s Earthworks. We offer residential lawn fertilization and weed control services. Our service area includes the entire greater Memphis, Tennessee area. We utilize the eco-friendly products that are child and pet safe. Our annual service package is affordable and delivers results. Choose from a number of great plan options, including monthly, quarterly or semi-annual treatment options.


Pugh’s Fertilization & Weed Control utilizes the highest quality fertilizer, pre-emergent and weed control products available. We are a family owned and operated firm, based in Memphis, Tennessee. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity. Every job we do for Memphis area homeowners is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

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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!

Memphis Headquarters

Phone: (866) 207-4734