Landscape and Grounds provides the cleanest, safest, and most aesthetically pleasing outdoor environment for teaching and research, within available resources, while safeguarding the capital investment in the University's surrounding ornamental landscape. 

This department addresses landscape maintenance, design and construction; ornamental plant production; irrigation; street patching; snow removal; and outdoor hazard mitigation.

Specific activities include: 

  • Turf management (mowing, trimming, fertilizing, top-dressing, cow-path repair, etc.) 
    • Tree and shrub pruning, installation and removal 
    • Flowerbed maintenance
  • Landscape construction
    • Flower and shrub bed installation 
    • Finish grading and rock removal
    • Support for campus maintenance and outside contractors
  • Tree Campus USA - Urban Forest Management
  • Landscape design services 
    • Flowerbed and planting design
    • Irrigation system design
  • Greenhouse and nursery production
  • Street patching 
  • Snow removal
  • Outdoor safety and hazard mitigation
  • Irrigation system operation and maintenance
  • Excavation services