The University of Iowa

Landscape Services

For general funded landscape areas, Landscape Services includes specific tasks and frequencies by priority level for landscape maintenance areas.  Support for auxiliary and other non-GEF operations is based off a fee-for-service model.

The Landscape Services Management Plan defines delivery and outcomes for landscape and grounds services.  The resulting landscape is described in the Management Plan and was the work product of the Landscape Services Department.  The main campus is divided into nine (9) Maintenance Areas. These contiguous areas are intended to be managed by a single Groundskeeper II with assistance of Equipment Operators and Groundskeeper I’s. The sizes of the areas vary greatly depending on the amount and intensity of the individual maintenance activities contained within. In general, the overall work effort of any given area correlates with the staff time available.

For more information, link to the full management plan at: