The vision of the Landscaping & Grounds Department is to maintain a diverse, healthy, aesthetically pleasing landscape on the Georgia Health Sciences University campus. Our Mission is characterized by the following:
The Landscaping & Grounds Department strives to further promote the mission, vision, and values of Georgia Health Sciences University through our campus environment. Studies prove there are numerous human emotional and physical health benefits to a pleasing environment; therefore, our goal is to create an enjoyable, passive, peaceful, relaxing outdoor campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. We encourage education through example of our landscape management. We also strive to educate the community in the proper care of our trees and to discourage littering, vandalism, and damage to our campus landscape.
Safety is always the number one goal of any Georgia Health Sciences University department. It is also our mission to provide a campus environment that does not pose a risk to the community and we strive to remedy and/or remove any potential hazards on the campus grounds. We strive to practice safe techniques while operating equipment for the protection of our staff and those in and around our campus.
Plant Health and Preservation
We strive for a diverse population of trees and ornamental plantings in order to assist in educating the community of proper plant selection and arrangement in the landscape. A diverse landscape promotes a healthy campus by discouraging insect infestations and disease. It is also our mission to promote plant health by performing proper maintenance practices that include proper watering, fertilization, pesticide application, and pruning and to serve as the standard for professional horticultural practices.
We are tasked to provide all required landscape and irrigation maintenance. In addition, we remove all debris from hardscape surfaces which includes parking lots and decks. We provide service for all exterior trash receptacles.
We maintain approximately 135 acres with a staff of 18 crew members:
After 5:00pm, weekends and holidays, contact Work Management Center (706) 721-2434. An answering machine may receive your call on weekends and between 4:00pm and 8:00am on weekdays. Messages on the answering machine are checked approximately every 30 minutes.