Grounds Department - Grounds Department - Christopher Newport University

Grounds Department

The Grounds Department maintains Christopher Newport's vibrant campus. Our staff is dedicated to providing exceptional service and to making CNU a beautiful and inspiring place.

What We Do

The Grounds Department is responsible for:

  • Turf maintenance:
    • Mowing
    • Edging
    • Fertilizing
    • Watering
    • Seeding
    • Sodding
    • Cultivation
  • Landscape maintenance:
    • Installation and maintenance of annual flower and shrub beds
    • Flower pots
    • Trees
  • Landscape design
  • Holiday decorations
  • Irrigation system design, installation and maintenance
  • Weed, insect and disease control in turf and landscape plants
  • Campus litter removal
  • Street and parking lot sweeping
  • Sidewalk installation, repair and maintenance
  • Snow and ice removal from sidewalks, roads and parking lots
  • Emergency response to flooding, tornadoes hurricanes
  • Purchase, placement and maintenance of campus litter containers, cigarette urns, outdoor furnishings and bicycle racks
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