Grounds Management

Grounds Management

 

The Grounds Management Division maintains over 300 acres of HSC property and is responsible for:

  • Mowing, edging, and trimming of all turfgrass and groundcover areas
  • Daily trash pickup
  • Fertilization of turfgrass, trees, shrubs, and bedding areas
  • Aeration of turfgrass
  • Topdressing turfgrass
  • Planting seasonal color beds
  • Outdoor plant containers
  • Mulching bedding areas
  • Insect and weed control
  • Pruning of trees, shrubs, and bedding areas
  • Irrigation system
  • Landscape and irrigation renovation
  • Brush removal
  • Asphalt repair

 

Landscape Maintenance Programs and Philosophy

  • Use a diverse palate of native plant material to create an ever-changing┬ácampus landscape
  • Incorporate unusual or new-to-the-market plants to create interest
  • Integrate different plant textures, shapes, and colors
  • Use the correct plant in the correct place and plan for future growth
  • Take advantage of micro-climates
  • Each campus has its own landscape identity
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Safety

 

Services Offered

  • Interior plant installation and maintenance
    • Public areas
    • Atriums at Nursing School and Administration Building
  • Greenery and flower set-up
    • Graduation ceremonies on and off campus
    • Special functions
  • Maintenance of recreation facilities
    • Softball field
    • Sand volleyball courts
    • Tennis courts

 

Water Conservation

 

Grounds Management practices water conservation based on the following principles:

  • Use only plants appropriate to the climate and geographical area whenever possible
  • Perform irrigation audits to determine:
    • Precipitation rate
    • Uniform distribution of irrigation system
    • Soil texture
    • Topsoil depth
    • Determine schedules based on appearance and location of turfgrass
    • Use rain sensors on irrigation controllers to prevent waste

Since water sprinkler heads may become damaged due to mowing or other maintenance, the damage may not be evident until later. Please notify Work Control at 567-2885 if you observe problems with any of our irrigation systems.

 

 

Manager, Landscape and Grounds

David Brahm | 567-2880 | brahm@uthscsa.edu

 

 

Request Service:

Visit our 'Request Work Online' page to initiate a service request.

 

 

Craftsmen:

Adam de la Garza Luis Gomez Florentino Martinez
Phillip Hammond Gilbert Aldaco Rogelio Serna
Alfredo Serna Lidio Zuniga Valentin Cobarrubias
Mauro Amaya Michael Hiland Carlos Navarro

 

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

 

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