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 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. LNR oversees the contractors who maintain retention ponds and lakes on campus, as well as a variety of contractors for hardscape improvements.

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Standard Operating Procedures




Approval Date

LNR SOP-100 Operating the Push Mower 3/4/2015
LNR SOP 101 Operating Riding Mowers 2/9/2015
LNR SOP 102 Operating the Utility Vehicles 8/31/2015
LNR SOP 200 Operating the Elgin Street Sweeper 8/31/2015
LNR SOP 201 Operating the Mulch Blower 3/4/2015
LNR SOP 202 Operating the Utility Tractor 2/10/2015
LNR SOP 300 Operating the Skid Unit (Water Tank) 2/12/2015
LNR SOP 301 Tow-Behind Equipment or Trailers 8/31/2015
LNR SOP 400 Operating the Pool Vacuum 8/31/2015
LNR SOP 401 Planting Trees 8/11/2015
LNR SOP 402 Mulching Trees 2/3/2015
LNR SOP 403 Landscape Installation 8/31/2015
LNR SOP 404 Business Services – Level 1 – Specialty Area (Landscape Maintenance) 8/31/2015
LNR SOP 405 Tree Maintenance – Post Planting 1/05/2016
LNR SOP 500 Operating the Chainsaw 8/31/2015
LNR SOP 501 Self Propelled Mowers and Blowers 8/11/2015
LNR SOP 502 Operating the Backpack Blower 3/11/2015
LNR SOP 503 Operating the Edger 8/31/2015
LNR SOP 504 Operating the Line Trimmer 6/16/2015
LNR SOP 505 Operating the Hedge Trimmer 2/13/2015
LNR SOP 600 Contractor Oversight 10/15/2015
LNR SOP 601 Pesticides and Herbicides 2/2/2016
LNR SOP 602 Turf Management In Development
LNR SOP 700 LNR Process for Weeding 8/31/2015
LNR SOP 701 Pruning Operations 8/31/2015
LNR SOP-702 Pruning Roses 2/17/2017
LNR SOP-703 Pruning Bird of Paradise 12/17/2015
LNR SOP-704 Pruning Bamboo 11/3/2017
LNR SOP-705 Pruning Crape Myrtle 3/6/2017
LNR SOP-706 Pruning Palm Tree 02/27/2017
LNR SOP 800 Break/Lunch Times and Locations 10/5/2015
LNR SOP 801 Uniforms 10/2/2015
LNR SOP 802 AiM 06/26/2015
LNR SOP 900 Irrigation Inspections 09/12/2016
LNR SOP 901 Irrigation Head Repair 09/12/2016
LNR SOP 902 Irrigation Lateral Line Repair 09/12/2016
LNR SOP 903 Irrigation Mainline Repair 2-3 09/12/2016
LNR SOP 904 Irrigation Mainline Repair 4-6 09/12/2016
LNR SOP 905 Irrigation Valve Repair 09/12/2016
LNR SOP 906 Maxicom Irrigation System 09/12/2016