Landscape and Grounds
Assistant Directors – Landscape and Grounds
Thanks for visiting us! The VSU Grounds Department, a division of Plant Operations, is committed to providing the University community with the highest quality service in the areas of Horticulture, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction, Irrigation and Trash Compaction.
The distinctive beauty of our campus is maintained twelve months a year by a team of dedicated men and women who take pride in their role of making the physical attraction of the campus a positive recruiting tool. Routine work is scheduled and tracked through a computerized Preventive Maintenance system which addresses everything from mowing frequency to equipment servicing to fertilizer applications. Work outside the routine is handled by work order. For a broader view of what our responsibilities entail, I would like to invite you to read our Scope of Services.
Grounds maintenance services are divided up in four distinct areas---North Zone, South Zone, North Campus and Sports Turf.
Superintendent – Landscape and Grounds
The south zone includes the P.E. Complex, the Education Center, Centennial Hall, the University Center and the Regional Center. Also, included in this zone are ancillary properties on Toombs and Patterson Streets as well as Brookwood Drive. Mr. Hiers also manages trash removal and compaction for the entire campus.
Supervisor for Landscape and Grounds
The North Zone refers to that part of Main Campus extending from One-Mile Branch northward to Moore St. All phases of routine maintenance are handled by Mr. Butler and his crew. The only area not maintained by this crew is the Front LawnHorticulturist
Greenhouse and North Campus
Routine maintenance of property at our North Campus facilities belongs primarily to this crew. The only areas not maintained by this crew are Billy Grant Field and Women’s Softball Field. Mr. Flowers is also responsible for all propagation and maintenance of flower beds on campus. Flowers are grown from seeds or cuttings in our greenhouse located at North Campus. Mr. Flowers also provides expertise in the field of pest management for the entire campus.
If you are not already a part of the VSU campus community, we invite you to visit us and tour the campus. Our commitment in Grounds has always been to provide a unique natural environment designed to accommodate the needs of our students and the rest of the University community. We welcome your feedback and the opportunity of serving you during your stay here!