Physical Plant

Grounds

We use a Zone concept of maintenance, using 5-7 person crews during the growing season. Each zone crew is responsible for trim mowing, string trimming, edging of the sidewalks and curbs, weeding and mulching of the shrub and flower beds, trimming of the shrubs, cleaning gutters and daily litter cleanup.

The Flower Crew prepares, plants, and maintains the more than eighty flower beds on campus. Each bed contains annuals, perennials, shrubs or a combination of the three.

A separate mowing crew uses two 15-foot turf mowers, five 72-inch mowers and assorted specialty mowers to mow the entire campus turf area. Certain natural areas are mowed using two tractor-drawn mowers.