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Landscaping and Outdoor Maintenance Services

Facilities Management maintains an aesthetically pleasing campus landscape conducive to learning and working. 

Landscaping staff provide basic services for state-funded areas. Campus customers can request supplemental services for an additional charge. Find costs and frequencies for basic and supplemental services below.

Note: Service schedules can change due to weather and other factors.

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Landscape maintenance

Landscaping staff provide these services for campus landscaped areas:

  • Remove litter once daily
  • Maintain and repair irrigation once weekly
  • Perform outdoor pest and weed control once monthly or on request (customer-funded)
  • Trim trees as needed (prioritized by safety hazard)
  • Fertilize shrubs and ground cover annually
  • Prune and mulch every two years

Recycled Water Irrigation

Recycled water is produced using a three-stage treatment process in which municipal wastewater is settled, biologically oxidized, clarified, chemically coagulated, filtered and disinfected. Although recycled water may have a slight chlorine smell, it looks like tap water.

We irrigate these landscaped areas with recycled water:

  • One Miramar St.
  • All east parking areas except lot 702
  • UC San Diego Science Research Park
  • Medical Center La Jolla
  • Preuss School
  • Campus Point Drive
  • Warren Field
  • Gilman Drive, east side between Voigt Drive and Villa La Jolla Drive
  • Hopkins Parking Structure
  • Social Sciences Building
  • San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • RIMAC
  • All north campus recreation areas
  • North Point Drive

Turf maintenance (non-sport fields)

Landscaping staff provide these services for campus turf areas:

  • Mow and edge weekly May 1 through November 30 and biweekly December 1 through April 30
  • Fertilize annually
  • Aerate every two years

Mowing and Edging Schedule

Monday

  • 6–7 a.m. — Gilman medians
  • 6–10 a.m. — Town Square, School of Medicine (Stein Research Building, Pharmacy, Biomedical Library, Cellular & Molecular Medicine)
  • 7–8 a.m.  — Chancellors complex, flagpole
  • 8–8:30 a.m. — Date and Guava buildings
  • 9:30–10 a.m. — Gilman Parking Structure
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Pepper Canyon
  • 10:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. — Sixth College, Warren Housing
  • 12:30—2:30 p.m. — Warren area

Tuesday

  • 6–7 a.m. — Geisel Library
  • 6–8 a.m. — Galbraith Hall, Theater and Dance, bus stops
  • 7–7:15 a.m. — Center for Magnetic Recording Research
  • 7:15–8 a.m. — Warren Mall
  • 8–9 a.m. — EBU1, EBU2, Richard Atkinson Hall
  • 8–10 a.m. — Mayer Hall, Pacific Hall, Urey Hall, Revelle Plaza, Revelle Housing
  • 9–9:30 a.m. — Revelle Cafeteria
  • 9:30–10 a.m. — Revelle Housing
  • 10:30–11:30 a.m. — West and Central Mesa
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. — North Mesa 2B
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. — North Mesa 2A
  • 1–1:30 p.m. — West Mesa
  • 1:30–2:30 p.m. — North Mesa 2A, 2B

Wednesday

  • 6–6:30 a.m. — Main Gymnasium
  • 6–7:30 a.m. — Faculty Club, Mandeville Center, Visual Arts
  • 6:30–8 a.m. — Sun God (Applied Physics, Biology, Pacific Hall, Mandler Hall, west parking)
  • 7:30–8 a.m. — Katzin Courtyard
  • 8–10 a.m. — Muir Field, Village, Muir Housing
  • 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. — South Mesa, One Miramar St.

Thursday

  • 6–8:30 a.m. — SIO Forum Hall, Sverdrup Hall
  • 6–10 a.m. — Marshall College (Administration, Sequoyah Hall, Economics, Solis Hall, Media Center, Social Sciences)
  • 8:30–9:30 a.m. — UC House
  • 9:30–10 a.m. — San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • 10–10:45 a.m. — Eleanor Roosevelt College
  • 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Marshall College, upper and lower, Otterson Hall
  • 11:15 a.m. – noon — Early Childhood Education Center
  • 1–2:30 p.m. — Marshall Field

Friday

  • 6–6:30 a.m. — Preuss School
  • 6:30–7:30 a.m — Torrey Pines Center

Hardscape maintenance

Landscaping staff provide these services for hardscaped areas:

  • Empty outdoor trash receptacles daily
  • Blow weekly
  • Remove graffiti, apply protective coating on request
  • Maintain ground-level walkways, pathways, plazas, benches, tables, bike racks, bollards, drainage, flagpoles, and stairs not associated with buildings as needed
  • Clean campus parking lots, loading docks and streets weekly or upon request (customer-funded)

Parking Lot and Street Sweeping Schedule

Monday
Streets Parking lots and loading docks
  • Eucalyptus Grove Lane
  • Gilman Drive from Campus Services Complex to La Jolla Village Drive (north and south side of streets only, not Gilman islands)
  • Gilman Drive information booth
  • Mandeville Lane
  • Myers Drive
  • Rupertus Drive
  • Russell Lane
  • Villa La Jolla Drive
  • Lots P113, P401, P406, P408, P410, P412, P415 and P416
  • CMM loading dock
  • Mandeville loading dock
Tuesday
Streets Parking lots and loading docks
  • Gilman Drive islands
  • Mandell Weiss Lane
  • Osler Lane
  • Revelle College Drive
  • Scholars Drive South from Gilman Drive to La Jolla Shores Drive
  • Scholars Drive to and including York Lane
  • Lots P102, P103, P104, P105 and P116
  • Basic Science:
    • South side loading dock
    • North side loading dock
  • Mandell Weiss Theatre loading dock
  • Pacific Hall loading dock
Wednesday
Streets Parking lots and loading docks
  • Biological Grade Drive
  • Discovery Way
  • Downwind Way
  • Expedition Way
  • Muir College Drive
  • Naga Way
  • Scholars Lane
  • Shellback Way
  • SIO Museum Entrance
  • Lots P001, P002, P003, P007, P008, P009, P010, P011, P012, P014, P017, P106, P201, P204, P206, P207, P208, P302, P303, P304 and P310
  • Endurance Hall loading dock
  • McGill Hall loading dock
  • Sierra Summit loading dock
  • Coast Apartments (every other week)
Thursday
Streets Parking lots and loading docks
  • Artists Lane
  • Engineer Lane
  • John Hopkins Drive
  • Lyman Drive
  • Matthews Lane
  • Northview Drive
  • Northview information booth
  • North Point Drive
  • Scholars Drive from Pacific Hall to, and including, Muir Lane
  • Scholars Drive North to, and including, Thurgood Marshall Lane
  • Voigt Drive from Regents Road to John Hopkins Lane
  • Lots P308, P354, P356, P357, P355, P359, P403, P502, P503, P508, P601, P602, P603, P604 and P608
  • Police Station parking lot
  • Geisel Library loading dock
  • La Jolla Del Sol Apartments (every other week)
Friday
Streets Parking lots
  • All of Mesa Housing
  • Health Sciences Drive
  • Miramar Street
  • Shiley Eye Institute and Thornton Hospital: All streets and parking lots
  • Voigt Drive from Campus Services Complex to Health Sciences Drive

P502, P504, P506, P510, P701, P702, P703, P704, P705, P781, P782, P783 and Health Sciences Way

Customer-funded supplemental services

Campus customers can request these additional services and we will provide a cost estimate:

  • Install/Repair ground-level walkways, pathways, benches, tables, bike racks, bollards, and drainage
  • Landscape design, installation and maintenance
  • Hardscape maintenance
  • Tree maintenance
  • Litter removal
  • Power washing
  • Street sweeping
  • Outdoor pest control
  • Special event landscape cleanup (subject to staff availability)

Landscape Services Position Hourly Rates

Hourly rates appear below for informational purposes only. Each project is unique and work may be performed by staff in one or more positions, in varying crew configurations and at regular or overtime rates, based on customer needs. Materials may also be required to complete a project.

Regular Hourly Rates

  • Landscape Technician – $53.24
  • Lead Landscape Technician – $57.79
  • Tree Trimmer – $58.62
  • Tree Trimmer Supervisor – $66.59
  • Irrigation Specialist – $60.68
  • Equipment Operator – $54.47
  • Automotive Technician – $65.19
  • Lead Automotive Technician – $64.88
  • Landscape or Tree Laborer – $51.42
  • Landscape Superintendent – $83.40

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