UCF

Landscape & Natural Resources

Landscape Maintenance

Approximately 250 acres are mowed on a weekly basis. We are reducing chemical fertilizers, reducing irrigation, and initiating the conversion of high-input St. Augustine grass lawns into healthier, mixed-species turf. Landscape & Natural Resources maintains seven irrigation wells and all distribution systems across campus that provide water to approximately 175 acres of irrigated landscape and sodded areas. A large percentage of these systems are controlled by MAXICOM, a wireless computerized irrigation control system. We have recently converted from use of potable water and well water to treated reclaimed water. No potable water will be used for any irrigation on campus except for sanitary reasons. Click here to for more information about LNR Irrigation and the team.
In addition to turf, trees, shrubs, and blooming groundcovers, Landscape & Natural Resources is responsible for maintaining the Reflection Pond at Millican Hall. We also tend the landscape of Partnerships I & II in Research Park, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the Downtown Campuses, and several auxiliary units. L&NR oversees the contractors who maintain retention ponds, and lakes on campus, as well as a variety of contractors for hardscape improvements.