Landscaping at Loyola is maintained through the Grounds Maintenance shop in the
Facilities department. Grounds employees regularly patrol the campus to ensure that our beautiful campus is appropriately maintained and they strive to make sure that our impact on the environment is not a negative one. Several initatives are already in place and they are looking to pursue more environmental initiatives in the future. Have some suggestions for green landscaping techniques that we should pursue? Email us at email@example.com and share them with us!
- Plants are watered using a 250 gallon tank on the back of Grounds Maintenance trucks
- Mulch is used to help prevent runoff. It helps keep the water closer to the plants, saving water
- Fertilizer that is used on campus is NOT liquid. Liquid fertilizer easily mixes with rainwater and can, thus, easily runoff. Using solid fertilizer helps prevent this mixing, reducing the amount that gets washed away in a rainstorm
- About 30% of the trees and plants on campus are native species
- All plants are obtained from local nurseries
Other Green Initiatives
- A reforestation project was completed after the construction of the Ridley Athletic Complex. We planted over 200 trees to meet the reforestation program’s requirements.