Landscaping & Grounds

 

Have you ever noticed that the gardens on campus change with the seasons?

The colors change, as do the flowers, so that there is always something new to catch the eye, from Autumn's pansies, to the day lilies in the spring, to the red and white Impatiens in the summer.

Under guidance of Dave Love, Director of Landscape and Grounds, Sport Turf, and Sustainability, Longwood's horticulturalists make sure that we are never without full, vibrant color. These ladies and gentlemen manage and maintain the palette against which Longwood life takes place.

Do you notice the lawns as you hurry down Brock Commons on your way to a meeting or to class? Have you ever wondered how Wheeler Mall stays so lush and green most of the year?

Landscape and Grounds Management's team of grounds experts meticulously mows these lawns, yes, but they also apply fertilizer and seed, aerate, and analyze problem areas. They correct the places where vehicles and equipment may have marred the lawns while ensuring that the shrubbery and ornamental trees do not grow out of control. They keep our ball fields green, lush, and clipped. And, they also keep a keen eye out for litter that missed a trash can while they are out weeding and keeping fallen leaves under control.  In the winter, this team is on point for snow and ice removal and treatment.  And they do it all with a smile.

Longwood University's Landscape and Grounds Management's goal is to make the Longwood University campus a green oasis where its students can learn and live.  Please see below for this department's purpose statement:

  • Support the purpose and mission of the division;
  • Support and promote campus sustainability efforts;
  • Proactively maintain and improve the landscape, grounds, and outdoor features of the University to benefit the entire university community;
  • Proactively promote an improved and uniform campus aesthetic.

Tree Management Plan

Please click below to access Longwood University's Tree Management Plan.  If you have any questions or concerns about this plan, please feel free to contact Dave Love, Director of Landscape and Grounds, Sport Turf, and Sustainability, at 434-395-2947 or lovedm@longwood.edu.

Tree Management Plan

Mission Statement:

  • Support the purpose and mission of the division,
  • Support and promote campus sustainability efforts,
  • Proactively maintain and improve the landscape, grounds and outdoor features of the University to benefit the entire University community,
  • Proactively promote an improved and uniform campus aesthetic. 

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