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Sustainable Landscaping

Landscaping on-campus is maintained through the Facilities Grounds department


Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

As a part of their certification, Facilities Grounds staff follows the guidelines from the Clemson Extension IPM program. IPM is a rationale that combats plant pests while reducing any negative impacts that control methods might have on the environment. The protocols of IPM seek to minimize the use of chemical controls like broad spectrum pesticides by carefully optimizing cultural practices while utilizing a combined pest control approach that includes biological, environmental, mechanical, and chemical methods as a last resort.


Existing Vegetation and Native Plants

The Facilities Grounds staff relocates vegetation throughout campus as much as possible. Native plants that are ecologically appropriate are also in the majority of the landscaping on-campus.


Campus Greenhouse and Composting

The campus greenhouse houses the plants utilized throughout campus as well as the compost operations. Most landscaping waste is composted through the Horry County Solid Waste Authority.




Tim Shank, superintendent

Jim Mills, assistant superintendent

John Brong, greenhouse/nursery manager