Groundskeeping

Resource pages for "Groundskeeping"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


Sustainable Groundskeeping

Three Sustainable Groundskeeping Ideas

With these simple sustainable groundskeeping ideas, grounds and facilities departments can show they care about practices that are economically and environmentally viable.
healthcare facility

Are Trees A Focus For Your Healthcare Facility?

For the second year, the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus Healthcare program will recognize healthcare facility campuses fostering community wellness through tree planting, education, and engagement.
safety first

Sustainable Ratings, SITES And TRUE, Release Safety First Pilot Credits

In response to COVID-19, GBCI introduces these credits focused on landscape management and zero waste for buildings and sites.

As Customers Return, Invest In Your Landscape

Here are four ways a renewed focus on facility landscaping will benefit operations, revenue, and safety for businesses as shelter-in-place orders lift.
hardscape

Bartlett Tree Experts Launches Hardscape Disinfection Service

The company’s service involves the application of disinfectant products to walkways, patios or decks, fences, gates, playground equipment, stadium seating, park benches, outdoor furniture and tables, and most other outdoor hardscape surfaces.
Arbor Day

Arbor Day Foundation Inaugural Tree Campus Healthcare Facilities

Across the U.S., 16 hospitals are recognized for campus initiatives in wellness and community engagement through trees.
cigarette litter

Do Cigarettes Litter Your Landscape?

Nonprofit organization Keep America Beautiful announces the grant application period for its 2020 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. Deadline is April 10, 2020.
snow and ice

Six Winter Prep Tips For Facility Management

The National Association of Landscape Professionals offers insight on making sure facilities are ready with a snow and ice management plan.
October 2019 Issue

Facility Executive | October 2019 Issue

The October 2019 Issue looks at sustainability for buildings and grounds. Plus sensor technology, keeping facility grounds safe, and lighting retrofits.
commercial mowers

Propane Helps Fuel Municipal Groundskeeping

Video from Propane Education & Research Council captures a "day in the life" for municipal fleets operating propane-powered mowers.
tick protection

Keep Ticks Away From Buildings

Any commercial property with a wooded area nearby or a transition zone between a well-manicured lawn and a non-landscaped area can provide harborage for ticks.
green building certification

In Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory And Botanical Gardens Hosts “Big Green Block Party”

The adaptive reuse of an on-site public works garage facility at Phipps is aimed at achieving three rigorous green building standard certifications.
sustainable landscapes

Sustainable SITES Initiative v2 Certifies First Project

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is the first project to be certified at the Platinum level under Version 2 of this rating system.

Husqvarna Intros Next Generation Chainsaws

Husqvarna has introduced five new tree care and forestry professional chainsaws to the North American market.
Super Bowl

An Inside Look At Prepping The Field For Super Bowl LIII

A turf management major from Auburn University was selected as the winner of the 2019 Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program.
Super Bowl

Auburn U Student Wins Chance To Work With Super Bowl Grounds Crew

Wilson Morgan, winner of this year’s Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training competition, is in Atlanta preparing the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the big game.

Recycled Rubber Used In Porous Pave Installations Tops 13M Pounds

An eco-friendly green building product made in the U.S., Porous Pave offers superior permeability for optimal storm water retention, exceptional application versatility, and demonstrated durability.
recycling bins

Applications Open For 2018 Recycling Bins Grant

Coca-Cola and Keep America Beautiful mark America Recycles Day with recycling bins grant program for public spaces and facilities.
hauler 4x4

Cushman Hauler 4×4 For Facilities Work

The Hauler 4x4 series from Textron Specialized Vehicles is designed to perform the heavy lifting chores at a facility.
winter maintenance

Snow And Ice Management For Facility Grounds

Improved communication with service providers for this winter maintenance task can support best practices, including those related to sustainability.

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