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The Southeastern landscape crew's responsibilities are integrated to include both installation and maintenance of ornamental plantings throughout the campus.


Goals of Planting Installations:


  1. To create friendly corridors connecting campus locations and enhance the sense of arrival at campus destinations and entrances.
  2. To apply plant knowledge combined with design strategies to select proper plant solutions for each landscape situation.
  3. To adequately prepare soil quality and drainage of planting beds to meet growth requirements of plants selected.
  4. To install plants according to recognized horticultural practices.
  5. To install automated irrigation systems within campus landscapes to sustain existing and new plants, while minimizing initial impact to the root systems of existing trees and shrubs.


Goals of Landscape Maintenance:


  • To maintain healthy plants by monitoring pest thresholds and responsibly implementing integrated pest control measures.
  • To strategically supplement soil nutrients for active plant growth.
  • To maintain weed-free beds through mulching, chemical controls, and pulling weeds by hand.
  • To repurpose debris from campus grounds maintenance as useful mulch for landscape beds.
  • To define and interpret landscape plantings through selective hand-pruning or shearing according to best horticultural practices.