News Category: landscape-services

Pet Waste Stations Installed along Waller Creek

June 15, 2021

As part of overall plans to help reduce bacterial levels in Waller Creek, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Landscape Services and Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) have teamed up to install pet waste stations to help reduce bacteria levels in Waller Creek.

Campus is buzzing about UT Austin’s recent Bee Campus USA Certification

Sept. 3, 2020

Thanks to a dedicated group of students, the University of Texas at Austin is now certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. UT Austin joins many other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators.

In the News: Winter Beauty Through Ornamental Vegetables

Feb. 17, 2020

Landscape Services plants annual crops, such as ornamental fruits and vegetables, during the winter to add aesthetic beauty to the most visible areas on campus, said Landscape Services horticulturist Ty Kasey. 

Compost Tea Made Right on Campus

Feb. 11, 2020

Justin Hayes, a supervisor in UT Austin's Landscape Services, has developed a large compost tea operation made from rainwater and compost (leaf litter and coffee grounds). By replacing what plants take out of the soil, the grounds of UT are now organic, healthier and cheaper to maintain.

Growing for Campus in Greenhouses

Jan. 17, 2020

Thanks to the effort of Landscape Services’ greenhouse staff, plants grown for campus are often descendents of other campus plants, grown from cuttings or seeds. This story is written by Allison Williams in Landscape Services.

Celebrating Texas Arbor Day by Planting Waller Creek

Nov. 7, 2019

UT Austin's Landscape Services hosted the university's observance of Texas Arbor Day on November 1, with a planting event at the UT Orchard by Waller Creek (west side of 24th Street and San Jacinto). The event was part of ongoing stewardship efforts by UT Landscape Services to transform stretches of Waller Creek that run through campus, improving the safety, sustainability and health of this riparian ecosystem by removing invasive, overcrowded vegetation and replanting with native plant species.

In the News: Planting for Texas Arbor Day

Nov. 4, 2019

Around 30 volunteers (students and staff) worked alongside University Landscape Services to plant native shrubs, wildflowers, and trees around Waller Creek in celebration of Texas Arbor Day.

Breaking Ground on Blackland Prairie

Feb. 1, 2019

The Half-Pint Urban Prairie Project broke ground on a new Blackland priarie near the Student Services Building on campus. The project is funded by Green Fund and and is in coordination with Landscape Services.

Case Study: Using Plants to Stabilize UT’s Hills

Jan. 30, 2019

UT Austin's Landscape Services is solving erosion issues on campus with plants, straw and gravel.

Beautifying Campus with Native Plants

Jan. 10, 2019

The Landscape Services has done it again: given a tired and highly visible part of campus a refresh by adding native plants.