BYU uses select landscaping and outdoor furnishings that can be maintained without toxic chemicals.   Outdoor lighting is designed to reduce light pollution while landscaping is designed to reduce “heat islands,” and incorporate local plant and hardscape materials.  Mulch helps with weed control, reduces erosion and provides air space and water-holding capabilities for green areas across BYU’s 320 acres of maintained landscape.  All plants used are either natives to Utah or specific for the zones (2-5) for this area of the U. S. and of low water wise definition. The Utah State Extension Service Water-Wise list and Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) standards list are used for plant selection decisions.

Water feature on Campus Drive