We provide safe, clean, aesthetically pleasing and professionally well-maintained campus grounds, while striving to be environmentally sustainable, conducive to life-long learning and user-friendly to students, faculty, staff and visitors.
The Landscape Services team provides exceptional grounds maintenance, field maintenance, tree trimming, cultivating, irrigation services and special events. The department is responsible for all outdoor maintenance of the campus, including athletic fields, landscaping, parking lots, parking structures, roadways and walkways.
As part of our support for De Anza's sustainability program, the Landscape Services team and the Custodial Operations team are jointly responsible for collecting all trash generated on campus and for diverting recyclable materials from the waste stream.
Recyclable materials include metals, cardboard, paper, wood, a variety of plastics, glass, bottles and cans. Biodegradable materials are composted by our contractor, Recology, into a useable soil amendment for the campus landscape beds. This takes the place of expensive synthetic fertilizers.
Read about our single-stream recycling program.
The Landscape Services team consists of six full-time employees under the Landscape Supervisor. By staggering shifts and days of the work week, we have team members available on campus approximately 10 hours per day, six days a week.
The team is responsible for maintaining all athletic fields, ensuring they are safe and properly set up for football, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and other special events. We also support the DASB Flea Market, which is held on campus the first Saturday of each month, and the FHDA Police, by assisting with traffic control and evacuation procedures for emergency preparedness
In addition, the Landscape Services team works closely with Custodial Operations, the Athletic Department, the FHDA Facilities and Operations Department and others. We strive to maintain a strong relationship with faculty, staff and students in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
De Anza's Natural Landscape
The landscape of the campus accents its beauty. De Anza has more than 2,400 trees, with a significant population of native species – including several varieties of oak and sycamor, and a large population of coastal redwood trees. The natural beauty of native plantings as well as turf areas, together with drought -tolerant plant species and native grasses, further enhances the campus.
The Landscape Services team stays up-to-date with the latest techniques in landscaping, irrigation, athletic field maintenance and inventory control. Landscape projects are designed, completed and maintained with the goal of creating a sustainable college environment, based on sound economic practices and principles, while incorporating factors of social responsibility and a culturally diverse campus population.