Efficiencies in Turf and Landscape Management: A Case Study - Twenty-one Tips On Reducing Mowing Time

Jan 23 2017 - 9:30am
In landscape management mowing is a vital, yet problematic job.  At the University of Mississippi, mowing 1,000 acres using 31 fulltime employees, the long, sweltering summers had become a daily routine of mowing ten working days straight...only to have the routine begin again. Sound familiar? 
Jeff knew it was highly inefficient and unproductive  - even Jeff’s bosses noticed the parade of mowers driving from place to place putting out the ever-erupting fires of growth – leaving no time to prune, weed or maintain the overall beauty of the campus.  So, Jeff took on the problem by GROWing what really mattered – the people.  In this class, Jeff takes you through the painful yet productive steps he used to not only change the way they mowed, but how they viewed mowing.  The result?  Mowing has been reduced to three days and sometimes even two, on a campus that has steadily increased in size.  Jeff shares with you his mowing problems, solutions and outcomes resulting in his Twenty-one Tips On Reducing Mowing Time. 
Session Track: 
Turf & Landscape Management


University of Mississippi

Jeff McManus grows “Weeders into Leaders” and is the Director of Landscape Services at the national award winning University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Mississippi. He is the creator of The Landscape University Curriculum, and author of Pruning Like a Pro and his newest release, Growing Weeders Into Leaders.
His work has been highlighted in the New York TimesThe Princeton Review and Newsweek’s The Daily Beast. You can find out more about Jeff at http://jeffmcmanusspeaking.com/.