Facilities Management & Planning
Requests for any temporary or permanent alterations to the landscape must be submitted to FMP as a WORK REQUEST and be approved and coordinated by the Director of FMP.
Regular maintenance includes mowing, pruning, weeding, watering, fertilizing lawns, trees, and flower beds, outdoor leaf and trash pickup, and all other functions related to campus beautification. The Landscape Services Division also provides support of outdoor projects for the Building Maintenance Division and capital repair or construction projects, such as backhoe work.
Projects such as outdoor art exhibits, lining the fields and track for athletic events, memorial tree planting, or group activities using the campus grounds must be approved by the Associate Vice President for FMP and the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Departments must submit a WORK REQUEST to request FMP support.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
Landscape Services only uses approved pesticides and herbicides, which are applied by State-licensed applicators. If you have any questions about a chemical being applied, please contact the Landscape Services Supervisor at 541-552-6117. Each applicator carries a Material Safety Data Sheet on the chemical being used.
STREETS, ROADWAYS, AND PARKING LOTS ON CAMPUS
Snow and ice removal are the responsibility of the Landscape Services Division. Maintenance of campus streets and walkways are also the responsibility of Landscape Services.
Whenever possible, honeybee swarms are relocated by beekeepers.
SOU receives water from the Talent Irrigation District through the City of Ashland. Watering is monitored by Landscape Services staff between 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and is controlled by time clocks on evenings and weekends. Please report immediately any malfunctioning or misdirected irrigation equipment to at 541-552-6117, or submit a WORK REQUEST. On weekends, please contact Campus Public Safety (541-552-6911) to obtain FMP emergency numbers.
OUTDOOR EVENTS/USE OF ATHLETIC FIELDS
Please contact the Landscape Services Division at 541-552-6117, or via WORK REQUEST to notify us of your event. This will ensure that your guests are not "surprised" by water sprinklers suddenly coming on during your event. Please notify us well in advance so that timers may be reprogrammed in a timely manner.
Paul Winterbottom, Grounds Maintenance Superintendant