Landscape Maintenance and Grounds Keeping

Facilities Management is responsible for administering a service contract for the provision of landscaping services including:

  • Mowing
  • Tree trimming
  • Replacing of trees, shrubs and flowers
  • Weed control
  • Irrigation
  • Landscape Construction

Facilities Management’s Long Term Goals Include:

  • Reduce water use
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Landscape looks good in all four seasons
  • Landscape is cohesive throughout the campus and reflects a sense of place (by colors, textures and, where possible, use of Okanagan natives)
  • Landscape is suited to the environment – non-native plants are adapted to this climate and non-invasive
  • Create a closed loop waste system so all landscape waste is left to create a natural mulch where it falls or is composted (and chipped, as needed) on campus for re-use on campus