The FMS Landscape and Grounds Services unit is comprised of six different shops that each provide a specific service:  Athletic Fields; Heavy Equipment; Fleet Management; Irrigation; Landscape; and Waste Management.  Although these shops are operated independently, they collaborate to provide quality customer service to the entire university.

Athletic Fields Shop

The Athletic Fields Shop maintains 10 acres of high quality athletic facilities for one of the nation's most preeminent athletic programs.

The shop provides sports turf management  and landscape services to the Howard Jones and Brian Kennedy Football practice fields, Rod Dedeaux Baseball Field and Stadium, Marx Tennis Stadium, Burell Johnson Golf Green, Soni McAlister Field, Cromwell Field, and the Intramural Field.

Heavy Equipment

The Heavy Equipment Shop is responsible for street, parking lot and parking structure sweeping services to UPC, HSC and North UPC.

The shop also performs repair and maintenance to university sidewalks and streets, and supports all campus events.

Fleet Management

The Fleet Management Shop is responsible for the maintenance and repair of FMS's service vehicles.

Irrigation Shop

The Irrigation Shop provides water management and irrigation system maintenance to UPC, HSC, and North UPC.

We use advanced water management technology including a weather-based tracking and scheduling system that utilizes data such as evaporation, plant transpiration, plant/crop coefficient, and sprinkler precipitation rate to adjust irrigation schedules.

The Irrigation Shop is also responsible for the installation and maintenance of drip tubing in planter areas to further improve efficient water application.

We also support construction projects and university sanctioned events.


Landscape Shop

The Landscape and Grounds Department maintains over 360 acres across multiple campuses. These areas include the University Park Campus, The Health and Science campus, properties within the North University Park neighborhood and the Village. Grounds employees work in separate “Zones” or crews to maintain all of the outdoor environment. Our goal is to provide “high-level maintenance” or APPA Level 2 type service. Maintenance of the landscape includes leaf blowing, turf maintenance, fertilization of shrubs, flowers, and turf, litter control, weed/disease/pest control, hardscape power washing, trash and recycle receptacles, flower planting, and regular “quality control” inspections. We also provide service to over 600 special events per year including football tailgates, the festival of books, Commencement, Homecoming, campus filming, and new student orientations. 

Waste Management

Waste Management is responsible for ensuring that  university waste is properly disposed or recycled. Waste is sorted on campus into green waste, food waste, contractor's waste, and rubbish.  Rubbish, for example, is taken to a Materials Recovery Facility for further sorting. 

Our current diversion rate is 52.41% which has continuously increased over the years.   Additionally, we bale around 200 tons of cardboard and 500 tons of white paper, mixed paper and newspaper every year.

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