Grounds

Service RequestDuke hosts a diverse and beautiful landscape comprised of quads, open lawns, athletic fields, gardens and plazas.  Maintaining this landscape requires reseeding of lawns, replacement of dead trees, pruning of shrubs, planting and caring for the variety of flowers found around campus, as well as an in-depth knowledge of horticulture to provide for the needs of each species of plant properly. 

Bryan Hooks serves as the Director of Grounds for Facilities Maintenance. He leads a staff of 50 employes made up of Horticulturists, Landscape Specialists and Grounds Equipment Operators who provide comprehensive maintenance of 626 acres of campus landscape and hardscape for the University and Health System, including:

Grounds Uses Propane Mowers

  •     Tree Management
  •     Annual-Perennial Accent Beds
  •     Conventional Turf, Tree & Shrub Care
  •     Fertilization & Treatment Programs
  •     Grounds Repair Shop
  •     Integrated Pest Management
  •     Irrigation Maintenance
  •     Landscape Improvement Projects
  •     Litter Control
  •     Snow Removal
  •     Sustainability

A comprehensive list of services can be reviewed here.