Facilities Planning and Management

Landscape Services

Landscape Services maintains over 525 acres, which amounts to over 9 million square feet of landscaped grounds.

The staff includes gardener specialists, lead grounds workers, grounds workers, irrigation specialists and heavy equipment operators. The unit strives to maintain a clean, safe and attractive landscape by providing daily trash and litter pickup, tree and shrub trimming, brush clearing, lawn maintenance, fire break and weed abatement, and the planting of annual colors to enhance the aesthetics of the campus landscape.

In addition, this unit also keeps storm drains cleared, parking lots and streets free of litter, and assists in the setup of athletic functions, lease of facilities, and scheduled events. Routine landscaping is performed at the W.K. Kellogg Rose Garden, perennial and annual flower beds, walking trails, manicured lawns and gardens, athletic areas and nearly 6,000. The irrigation system allows for efficient use of domestic and reclaimed water.

The staff maintains a variety of plant specimens used for botany, horticulture and agriculture studies, and works closely with faculty to provide hands-on field demonstrations and laboratories to enhance the learning experience for students.

Garden Waste Reduction