Alterations & Special Projects
Please make requests for any temporary or permanent alterations to the landscape by submitting a WORK REQUEST to FMP. All alterations must be approved and coordinated by the Landscape Services Supervisor and the Director of FMP.
Projects such as outdoor art exhibits, lining the sports fields for athletic events, memorial tree planting, or group activities using the campus grounds must be approved by the Landscape Services Supervisor, The Director of FMP, and the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Departments please submit a WORK REQUEST to request FMP support.
Regular maintenance includes mowing, pruning, weeding, watering, fertilizing lawns, trees, and flower beds, outdoor leaf and trash pickup, and all other functions related to exterior campus beautification. The Landscape Services Department also provides support for outdoor projects for the Building Maintenance Division and capital repair or construction projects, such as heavy equipment operation and trenching.
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.
See SOU’s IPM Policy.
Streets, Roadways, and Parking Lots on Campus
Snow and ice removal, as well as maintenance of campus streets and walkways, is the responsibility of Landscape Services.
See Snow and Ice Procedures.
Whenever possible, honeybee swarms are relocated by our local beekeeper, Bee Girl. Bee Girl also helps educate the campus about the benefits of Bees.
For more information about bees on campus and elsewhere visit www.beegirl.org.
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.