Grounds Services

 

Our tasks include...

  • Maintenance of all trees, shrubs and turf on campus, including mowing, trimming, weeding, planting, pruning, mulching, seeding, fertilization, watering, and leaf removal
  • Maintenance, snow plowing, and salting/sanding of parking lots, sidewalks, and roadways
  • Debris and litter pick-up, graffiti clearing
  • Fence installation and maintenance, drain clearing, trucking, and equipment repair and maintenance
  • Responsible for over 487 acres, over 234 acres of trees, shrubs, and turf, more than 3000
  • Moving and trucking service assistance (e.g., moving furniture or storage boxes across campus). To schedule, submit a TMA Service Request. 

Steps toward sustainability

  • We do use pesticides or herbicides on campus
  • We plant only native, zone hardy and site-specific plants which require less maintenance and water, and are working to plant more perennials on campus
  • Irrigation on campus is limited to the athletic fields and the main green space
  • We don't bag grass clippings
  • We use only locally purchased compost and organic fertilizers