The NMSU Grounds Shop maintains the landscape and grounds of the Las Cruces campus. For further information, call the Grounds Shop at (575) 646-5957. To place a work order, go to the work order request page or call the Work Order Desk at (575) 646-7114.

Services Provided:

  • Landscape Management and Maintenance
    • Lawns and athletic fields
    • Planter and flower beds
    • Tree and shrub program
    • Irrigation
    • Interior plants
    • Curb, street and parking lot painting/signage
    • Support for campus events (concerts, sporting events, special events)
  • Landscape Restoration
  • Professional landscape design
  • Landscape construction
  • State-of-the-art irrigation system installation
  • Turf improvement program
  • Color planter bed renovation
  • Xeriscaping/water conservation

APPA Grounds Service Levels

Pest Control Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

Grounds Department Sustainable Landscaping

  • Xeriscaping where compatible
  • Drip systems for water conservation
  • “Rain Bird IQ” Platform – calculates evapotranspiration (ET) which helps over-watering of plant material
  • Landscape design using low-water-use Chihuahuan Desert plants
  • Maintaining high-albedo materials around buildings to lower the heat island effect
  • Composting of grass, leaves, and shrub clippings; compost is put back into land scape management program for use on campus landscaping

List of Employees