The mission of the campus grounds is to provide a safe and pleasant outdoor environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors through the maintenance of the campus grounds.
To Do List: May
- It is not too late to apply a crabgrass preventor to turf. This can be applied up to june.
- Applying a pre-emergant herbicide in flower beds
- Plant annuals flowers
- Apply a well blanced fertilzer for spring flowering shrubs
- Edge flower beds, sidewalks, and driveways
- Mulch flower beds and tree rings. Mulch should be no more than 3” thick.
- Vegtable garden installation
- Broadleaf weed control on turf
- Grub control
Prepare for the next growing season, landscape design, research, etc…
Tree/shrub pruning, but remember that if the tree/shrub flowers in the spring/summer. Do not prune until after the plant is done flowering in the spring/summer.
Grounds Crew is Honored with Prestigious PGMS Accreditation
The College of Wooster has received a Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation as awarded by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), it was announced by Walt Bonvell, a Certified Grounds Manager (CGM), past president of PGMS and senior grounds lead of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read more (.pdf).