Landscape Services maintains over 525 acres, that's over 9 million square feet , of landscaped grounds. Staff includes Gardener Specialists, Lead Groundsworkers, Groundsworkers, Irrigation Specialists and Heavy Equipment Operators. The unit works diligently 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/ weed abatement, and planting of annual colors to enhance the aesthetics of the campus landscape. 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 responsibilities include the Rose Garden, perennial and annual flower beds, walking trails, manicured lawns/gardens, athletic areas and more than 5,200 trees. The irrigation system allows for efficient use of domestic and reclaimed water.
The staff takes special care to maintain a large variety of plant specimens used for botany, horticulture and agriculture studies. The staff also works closely with faculty to provide hands-on field demonstrations and laboratories to enhance the learning experience for students. Their motto is to "create, improve, and maintain the campus landscaping in a clean, safe and aesthetically pleasing condition for everyone to enjoy".