Landscape Services

  • Pond surrounded by green foliage and flowers, with the dining services building in the background
  • Lavender fills the bottom half of the photograph with a building blurred in the background
  • A planter is filled with flowers and foliage, with the campus blurred in the background
  • Landscape with grass, trees and a building in the background with floor to roof windows.
  • View of the WMU baseball field with the word Broncos around the home base and Waldo Stadium in the background

Our office is available to assist your needs during the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need ​​assistance​, we are available by phone or appointment. Please call (269) 387-8514 with your request.

Mission statement

Our mission is to enhance the educational, extracurricular and working atmosphere of Western Michigan University by providing a safe and aesthetically pleasing exterior environment. We believe that the campus grounds should reflect the quality of life, educational and research missions of the University. All of this is provided with an emphasis on responsible environmental and fiscal stewardship.

Landscape Level of Service Standards

 

Fast Facts

 Main Campus - 745 acres

  • 197 acres of mowable lawns
  • 38,000 sq. ft. of perennial beds
  • 5,000 sq. ft. of annual flower beds
  • 190 flower planters for annuals
  • 27 lane miles of roads
  • More than 120 acres of parking lots
  • 39 miles of sidewalks
  • 200,000 sq. ft. of steps, ramps and entry surfaces
  • 6,500 landscape trees measured and inventoried
  • 84 acres of turf under automatic irrigation
  • 253 benches
  • 146 picnic and carousel tables with 53 umbrellas

Natural areas and preserves - 568 acres

  • 274 acres of natural area at Asylum Lake Preserve
  • 48 acres of natural area at Kleinstuck Preserve
  • More than 113acres of natural areas on the Parkview Campus
  • 131 acres of tree canopy on Main Campus

 

Awards

  • Professional Grounds Management Society, 4-star accreditation
  • Tree Campus Higher Education
  • International Society of Arboriculture certification
  • Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship certification