Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping

Providing attractive, functional campus exteriors and grounds.

Recent

Rendering by McMillan Pazdan Smith.

The Great Outdoors

Feb. 2, 2024
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Scheduling deep cleaning in the summer will help workers avoid the traffic and obstacles that could make cleaning inefficient or ineffective.

In the Summertime

June 6, 2023

Highlights

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Goats like these have been hired by Western Michigan University to clear plants from campus.

Western Michigan University's landscaping crew gets the goat of local union

July 7, 2017
Local union protests the university's use of goats instead of human labor to clear brush from campus.
Arizona Attorney General's Office
Michael Wayne Higgins faces 2 felony counts.

Arizona truck driver charged with illegally dumping sewage at special-education school

July 6, 2017
Prosecutors say sewage flowed from drainage system to grassy area used as a playground.
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Runaway snowball damages Reed College dorm

Feb. 18, 2014
Student apartments damaged by massive snowball.
Lower cost-per-play, environmental benefits, player safety and ease of maintenance have led many education institutions, such as Salem State University, Salem, Mass., to choose synthetic turf for athletic fields. Photo courtesy of Woodard & Curran

Turf Time for a Seamless Experience

Nov. 1, 2013
A look at synthetic turf on athletic fields.
Adopting new stormwater practices on campus can ease persistent erosion or flooding problems.

Harnessing the Storm

March 1, 2013
Tips for managing stormwater on campus.

Recommended

Asu Green

eBook: Green Schools Digest

Jan. 1, 2023
Learn the leading sustainability strategies being employed by education facilities across the U.S.

A Pest-Free Process

July 1, 2009
Incorporating integrated pest management into the construction process can help ensure an energy-efficient and virtually pest-free school for years.
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38th Annual Maintenance & Operations Cost Study for Colleges

April 1, 2009
Results from AS&U's 38th Annual Maintenance & Operations Cost Study for Colleges
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Salary data for custodial and maintenance personnel

April 1, 2009
Median salary for custodial and maintenance personnel at school districts
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38th Annual Maintenance & Operations Cost Study for Schools

April 1, 2009
Results from AS&U's 38th Annual Maintenance & Operations Cost Study for Schools