Grounds is responsible for maintaining a safe and beautiful outdoor environment across the 936-acre UW campus. With a crew of more than forty full-time professionals, Grounds performs a myriad of activities including everything from lawn mowing and snow removal to maintaining concrete, asphalt, and signs.
Grounds crews also maintain thousands of trees, shrubs, and perennials in addition to multi-seasonal and signature floral plantings. They also operate a dedicated greenhouse in order to raise the 30,000+ annuals and perennials needed for its many displays. Grounds is continually striving to improve its ecological footprint by actively engaging in sustainable lawn care and road salt reduction initiatives.