Groundskeeping By The Numbers

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom…” Much like the United States Postal Service motto, the groundskeeping crew at the Stowers Institute maintains a park-like campus year-round in all weather conditions. They pamper and prune, and mulch and mow to keep the grounds in a stunning state so that members of the Institute and visitors alike can enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

80,000
gallons of water in fountains

15,000
pounds of ice melt spread on sidewalks
and driveways throughout winter

5,200
number of flower bulbs planted every
fall to bloom in the spring

3,000
average number of annual flowers
planted each spring

2,200
sprinkler heads used to water the lawn
and landscape

1,500
individual shrubs in beds that
require trimming

230
trees on the campus

100
yards of mulch spread around trees
and landscape beds each year