Sustainable Practices in Facilities & Grounds

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Peter Ashe, Facilities Operations, UNCG, presentation at UNC Focus Forward event April 7, 2010

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Sustainable Practices in Facilities & Grounds

  1. 1. Growing Sustainability at UNC Greensboro<br />By Mr. Peter Ashe<br />UNC Greensboro Department of Facilities & Grounds Maintenance<br />
  2. 2. IPMIntegrated Pest ManagementIntegrated Plant Management<br />
  3. 3. Every Plant has it’s Place to GrowVariablesSunShadeSoil TypeClimate<br />
  4. 4. Willow Oak<br />
  5. 5. American Elm<br />
  6. 6. American Chestnut<br />
  7. 7. Long Leaf Pine<br />Official State Tree<br />
  8. 8. Loblolly Pines in Bed of Clover<br />
  9. 9. Zoysiagrass<br />
  10. 10. Fine Leaf Fescue<br />
  11. 11. Dormant Bermuda<br />
  12. 12. Perennial Rye Grass<br />
  13. 13. Soil Testing<br />
  14. 14. Testing Golf Green Soil<br />
  15. 15. Tissue Testing<br />
  16. 16. Spoon Feeding<br />
  17. 17. Moisture Deficient Areas<br />
  18. 18. Wetting Agent<br />
  19. 19. Wetting Agent<br />
  20. 20. Irrigate At Wilt Point<br />
  21. 21. All Clippings Recycled – NoCollection<br />
  22. 22. Soil Aeration<br />
  23. 23. Isolated High Use Areas<br />
  24. 24. Cutting Golf Greens<br />More Grass – More Roots – Better Health!<br />
  25. 25. Spoon Feeding<br />
  26. 26. Growth Regulators<br />Primo Maxx by Syngennta<br />
  27. 27. Herbicide<br />
  28. 28. Compost Pile<br />
  29. 29. Reel Mower Sharpening<br />Skilled Technicians sharpen blades in-house<br />
  30. 30. Surplus Vehicles<br />
  31. 31. Independent Wells<br />
  32. 32. Sod Turf Nursery<br />
  33. 33. Alternative to Pre-emergent crabgrass herbicides Improved Soil through Composting and Seeding<br />
  34. 34. The Future?<br />
  35. 35. The Perfect Turf?<br />
  36. 36. Develop More Alternative Ground Covers -Moss isOK<br />
  37. 37. Plastic Grass<br />Click/Copy on link below for pros & cons of artificial turf<br />http://www.athenasmi.org/projects/docs/UCC_project_ATHENA_technical_paper.pdf<br />
  38. 38. Drainage Problems of North Practice Field<br />
  39. 39. Bird Houses<br />
  40. 40. Sample of Community Garden<br />Khale,, Spinach, and Leaks<br />
  41. 41. Future Community Garden Site<br />
  42. 42. Crimson Clover<br />
  43. 43. Future Community Garden Site<br />
  44. 44. Future Community Garden?<br />
  45. 45. National Recognition!<br />

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