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Landscape and Grounds

We care for the revered landscape and grounds of MSU’s campus.

Services Include

  • Roads, sidewalks, parking lots/ramps, bike paths
  • Campus landscape
  • Golf courses
  • Irrigation
  • Litter and debris control
  • Outdoor signs and amenities
  • Outdoor installation and maintenance
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Additional services upon request

Our Responsibilities

We maintain more than

  • 1,500 acres of greenspace
  • 57 miles of roadways
  • 25,000 parking spaces
  • 113 miles of sidewalks
  • 7 parking garages
  • 36 holes of championship golf
  • 22,000 trees
  • 175 acres of irrigated grounds
  • 300 tree plantings each year

Roads, sidewalks, parking lots and ramps, bike paths

  • Maintenance and repair of hard surface concrete areas
  • Closure, barricading and detours of roads due to damage or construction
  • Snow and ice pre-treatment
  • Snow and ice removal
  • Flood containment

Campus landscape

  • Plants
  • Trees
  • Lawn panels
  • Flowers
  • Shrubbery
  • Recreational areas
  • Waterways
  • Wetlands

Golf courses

  • IPF curates and maintains Forest Akers Golf Courses. This includes the west and east courses as well as the MSU Golf Center, one of Michigan’s finest practice facilities.

Irrigation

  • Drip lines
  • Piping systems
  • Spray heads
  • Accessories
  • Weather station maintenance
  • Fountains

Litter and debris control

  • Outdoor trash receptacles and containers
  • Debris and litter removal from outdoor and public spaces
  • Tailgate and outdoor event cleanup

Outdoor signs and amenities

  • Upkeep of outdoor furniture fixtures such as:
  • Patio chairs, tables and benches
  • Fencing

Installation and maintenance

  • Bicycle racks
  • Moped parking
  • Wayfinding signage
  • Roadway signage
  • Removal of unauthorized signage or other advertising (graffiti)

Trees and shrubs

  • Pruning
  • Trimming, dead branch removal
  • Fertilization
  • Hazardous tree removal
  • Supervision and curation of Campus Arboretum

Additional services

  • Campus event support
  • New construction
  • Landscape improvements
  • Stormwater management best practices (DEQ)
  • Child daycare facility maintenance
  • Mosquito control
  • Partnership with MSU wood re-purposing program
  • Commemorative & Heritage tree program

Beal Botanical Garden

  • Established in 1873, the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden serves as a year-round, outdoor exhibit hosting more than 2,000 species of plants. IPF handles the maintenance and upkeep of the botanical garden and preserves its natural beauty.
  • For Beal Botanical Garden concerns, you can contact our curator Frank Telewski

Questions?

Landscape Services
1060 Stadium Road East Lansing, MI 48824
landscapeservices@ipf.msu.edu (517) 353-1760