Grounds Management provides the routine grounds maintenance and landscaping services for the University. We strive to maintain and enhance the natural beauty of the UAH campus. We are responsible for the following services to campus:

Grounds / Landscaping

Campus Services

  • Mowing, edging, pruning, weeding, & leaf removal
  • Sod replacement, shrub bed renewal/installation/repair, mulching, & seeding
  • Color bed installation/repair, exterior plant care
  • Tree planting, removal, trimming, pruning
  • General street & parking lot sweeper care
  • General campus grounds clean-up and debris removal
  • Maintenance of campus lakes and athletic fields
  • Ice & snow removal
  • Maintenance of University-owned vehicles and equipment

Pest Control

To report any pest control issues (indoor or outdoor), contact the Work Order Desk at wodesk@uah.edu, 256-824-6490, or complete a maintenance request form online.

Moving

Move Types

  • Set-up/tear-down of some special events
  • Relocation of University property

Requesting a Move

First, assess the type of move to determine who will perform the work.

  1. Is the move for tables and/or chairs? If so, contact Charger Events to reserve the tables/chairs and to the schedule the move (ChargerEvents@uah.edu or 256-824-1502).
  2. Is the move for property that is trash or surplus? If so, complete and submit a Surplus Pickup Request Form or contact Central Receiving at (256-824-6315).
  3. If the move is not for tables/chairs and is not trash or surplus, complete a University Property Move Request Form and submit to wodesk@uah.edu. All forms must be filled out completely to be considered. The form will be used for scheduling, for estimates associated with the move, and final departmental approval.

All requests will be processed in the order of receipt and scheduled into the next available Moving Day. The second and fourth Thursdays of each month are designated as Moving Days (barring holidays or university closure).

The Interim Director of Grounds will evaluate the request to determine if it can be performed in-house by the Grounds Management crew, or if it will be assigned to the moving contractor on bid. If it can be performed by us, you will be contacted to schedule the date of the move. If we cannot complete the move, we will ask the contractor on bid to prepare an estimate of the cost for your move. We will provide you that estimate, and you will then let us know if you wish to proceed. If you choose to proceed, we will pay the vendor’s invoice and do a charge back to your budget at the end of the month.

Preparing for the Move

A successful move is best achieved by good planning. Packing up your office is your responsibility. Contents of all file cabinets, desks and bookcases will need to be packed prior to your move date. Label everything clearly.

Note that only state-owned properties will be moved.

Please note – we do not assemble furniture. Furniture assembly and delivery is generally provided by the successful bidder and should be coordinated through Procurement Services. If a department chooses to go outside of the Procurement Services contract, it will be that department’s responsibility to assemble furniture or make alternate assembly arrangements.