Grounds and Landscape Services

Grounds and Landscape Services

The UC Davis Grounds and Landscape Services team is critical to our campus safety, beauty and sustainability. These articles share their accolades and provide a more in-depth look at their best practices for managing and maintaining the landscapes on our 5300+ acre campus.


Sheep Shift Climate Poetry

From April 24 to 26, the UC Davis Sheepmowers, a team comprised of several dozen sheep working in partnership with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden to maintain campus lawns as part of an ongoing research endeavor, join forces with the Big Shift (an ongoing construction project essential to reducing our campus's reliance on fossil fuels). Together, they are collaborating to create "Sheep Shift Climate Poetry."

Job Opening: Grounds Supervisor

Oversee the maintenance of gorgeous, sustainable landscapes across the UC Davis campus. Apply to be a Grounds Supervisor, where every career employee receives extremely competitive health and retirement benefits including:

Job Opening: Irrigation Specialist

Maintain UC Davis' gorgeous campus landscapes and hardscapes by planning, installing and repairing its irrigation systems! Apply to be an Irrigation Specialist at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, where every career employee receives extremely competitive health and retirement benefits

Cool Campus Challenge Creates Shade

From April 1 through April 26 UC Davis, along with the eight other University of California campuses participated in the 2019 Cool Campus Challenge. The purpose of the challenge was to educate and inform the university community to take simple steps to save energy and reduce waste in order to lower its carbon footprint.

Campus-Grown Trees Transformed

When one of our campus trees needs to be pruned, or removed for health or safety reasons, the green-waste wood is either chipped and used as mulch in landscapes throughout campus, or — depending on future project needs — salvaged and delivered to a local wood miller.