Year-round, professionally trained grounds technicians maintain Syracuse University's 950 acres of rolling lawns, athletic fields, trees, shrubs, flowers, roads, and walkways.
In the spring and summer, lawns are mowed and trimmed, flowers are planted and watered, and shrubs and trees are pruned. In preparation for commencement each spring, more than 2,800 annual flowers are planted in flower beds and planters throughout the campus. In the fall, more than 400 chrysanthemum plants are placed on the grounds to enhance the beauty of the foliage.
During the winter months the grounds department operates plows, blowers, salt trucks, and shovels to ensure a clean and safe campus.