grounds management

our grounds management services include:

  • Landscape design and maintenance programs
  • Coordinated facility beautification programs
  • Color-coordinated campus management programs, including event-related and seasonal color management
  • Turf and athletic field management
  • Irrigation system management
  • Inclement weather action plans and equipment
  • Scheduled mowing programs
  • Ornamental plant maintenance
  • Sustainable grounds management programs
  • Grounds and parking lot monitoring
  • Pest management
  • Weed abatement
  • Tree cultivation and management

Your campus’ grounds are undoubtedly the first thing prospective students, parents and visitors see when they first enter your campus. Investing in a visually appealing campus yields tangible returns in attracting students to your institution. 

We understand this. Our team of experienced grounds professionals will create a customized full-service program to ensure your expectations are met or exceeded. 

To make this happen, we employ state-of-the-art equipment and an environmentally friendly, sustainable approach to help ensure minimal impact to your surrounding ecosystem. 

From grounds managers to arborists to sports turf specialists, we have the experience to deliver your desired outcomes.

Sustainability

Creating a safe and healthy environment extends beyond the walls of every educational facility.

An environmentally sustainable, aesthetically pleasing, safe grounds management program is required if we are to be responsible stewards of our planet, and we fully support each partner institution’s efforts to address global climate disruption.

As a member of AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education), we believe it is our responsibility to employ tools and systems that minimize negative impact on our surroundings.

Our approach to sustainable grounds management includes:

  • Water-efficient turf management
  • Fuel efficiency and reduced emissions
  • Environmentally friendly de-icers and ice melts
  • Sustainable and diverse plant selection
  • Integrated pest management
  • Rainwater reclamation
  • Yard waste composting

Find out how we’re implementing sustainable practices into custodial and plant operations programs, too.

safety & training

Our grounds team members participate in ongoing formal training, so they’re continuously improving their performance on your campus.

These professional enhancements take place both online and on campus. You’ll receive regular updates on the training your WFF team completes as part of our Business Value Review process.

Past training topics include:

  • Applicable environmental and safety regulations, and LEED requirements
  • Turf management
  • Synthetic surfaces management
  • Arboriculture
  • Applied ecology
  • Safe application of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides
  • Technical skills for building trades
  • Journeyman and Master licensing, where appropriate
  • Campus-specific social distancing

Of course, all WFF team members receive extensive training and regular skill assessments in their areas of expertise.

The WFF way

Your campus deserves true partnership from your facility services provider.

Our approach to every successful, high-quality program is a balance of professional onsite leadership and strong, invested corporate support, working within proven systems and processes.

We add value on your campus by identifying your unique needs, challenges, and pain points, and developing a tailored service plan that addresses them directly.

Let’s talk

how can we help you build a better campus experience?