Landscape Maintenance

Having An Outdoor Event?

Submit an Event Request and be sure to review our Aerial Fire Lane Map. We'll do our best to adjust our irrigation schedule to accommodate your needs.

The Landscape Maintenance crew aims to preserve the beauty of the university. It is through their hard work that SCU students, staff, faculty and visitors get to experience the attractive setting of the campus day in and day out. 

 Provided Services

  • Landscaping
  • Lawn care
  • Pruning of roses and shrubs
  • Landscape renovations
  • Litter removal
  • Annual plantings
  • Recycling of Green waste

The majority of the campus is irrigated with recycled water: A plentiful and safe source at approximately 60% savings over potable water.

Landscape Maintenance Supervisor


                      Gary Vargas 

               Phone: (408) 554-2750


       Office Hours: M-F 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Learn more about the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor

Gardener Schedule - 6:00am - 2:30pm, Monday - Friday -- Irrigation Schedule - 11:00pm - 7:00am, Sunday - Friday.

Irrigation Schedule Exceptions:

  • Newly planted areas
  • Irrigation testing

Daily Serviced Areas:

  • Trash bin waste containers  
  • Parking lots
  • Landscape areas  
  • Sidewalk clearing (pending season)

Mowing, edging and line trimming

  • Schedule is based on specific zone
  • Begins at academic buildings followed by residence areas. 

Each gardener is responsible for all aspects of landscape care within their area, outlined in the Landscape Zones Map. Our landscape technicians - Tony Nunes, David Rosa, Edward Medal - are responsible for all irrigation repairs. Tony maintains the Stanton and Bellomy fields, including the layout and striping. David works with specialty landscape equipment campuswide. Edward maintains the irrigation schedules, is a small engine & equipment specialist, and assists in the event support area.

 Office Hours: M-F, 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

 Landscape Crew Photo - Close up

In order from left to right: Tony Nunes, Ricardo Sepulveda, Antonio Sousa, David Rosa, John Nunes, David Perez, Alan Takeda, Victor Vargas, Carlos Rivera, Jesus Chavez, Joe Candeais, Gary Vargas, Edward Medal, Tim Mains, Damon Bernal. Not pictured: Brian Bettencourt, Garry Mahan, Roberto Reis, Paul Garcia, Raul Saavedra.


Submitting a Service Request

Service requests can be submitted online through the AiM system which allows for the creation of new Service Requests, as well as the ability to monitor and query for existing Requests. Faculty, Staff, and Students* are welcome to use this online tool.  Email Facilities to get your AiM login information.

We highly encourage customers to submit requests Online; however, you can alternatively choose to send an email to or call the Customer Service Center at (408) 554-4742.

*Students, please access AiM through your eCampus login