Facts & Figures
- A staff of 32 full time employees provide services to over 1000 acres on the central campus in Oxford, MS. Landscape services staff attend over 20 hours a year of plant identification training, and 35 to 50 hours of safety and operational training.
- Landscape Services staff plant approximately 20,000 seasonal color plants, 10,000 tulip bulbs and 10,000 daffodils in any given year.
- Landscape Services maintains 18,915 square feet of seasonal color beds.
- Mowing time on turfgrass has been reduced from 10 working days to four in the last 5 years. Department staffing was volunteering reduced from 31 full time employees to 24 in the year 2000 to 2004. The Department has implemented 18 time saving techniques have been essential in lowering cost and increasing productivity.
- There are approximately 175 acres of Bermuda 419 turf. 120 acres are common Bermuda, 40 acres are zoysia, and 15 acres of turf type tall fescue on the campus.
- Since 2008, Landscape Services has planted over 5,340 trees.
- The University currently has 2,573 metal bollards on campus with 16,199 linear feet (3.3 miles) of chain between the bollards. There is over ten miles of street on campus that the LSD sweeps and or backpack blows on a weekly bases.
- The average amount of waste collected in the Grove after a home football game is roughly 300-500 cubic yards or approximately 70 tons. It takes roughly 150 to 200 hours to clean up the Grove after
- The Grove is over seeded with turf type tall fescue after the last home football game. On average, it take about 4500 pounds of seed to complete the seeding of the Grove.
- How much money does the University of Mississippi spend in comparison with other Universities?