Our Commitment

Total Gardening Services is committed to the Landscape and Horticulture Industry. Our goal is to provide an accurate, honest approach to the needs of today’s informed client. In addition to that promise we pledge to continue offering up to date information which can anticipate the needs of our valued customers.

We strive to provide an overall outlook on today’s landscape problems while keeping in mind the absolute necessity to preserve our environment. We offer an informative, introspective perspective into Cultural, Biological, and Organic Lawn Maintenance.

Customer Satisfaction

We realize that the informed customer of this day and age demands better, more and faster service. Customers are better educated and more informed than ever before. We deal with this by getting to know our valued customers and potential customers better. We realize that it is imperative for us to observe and poll our home owners and business owners to learn and to anticipate the customers’ needs and expectations.

Customers today have many service providers from which to choose, so quality, consistency, honesty and experience become paramount to your ultimate satisfaction and to our very survival. To address this, we will personalize and customize the service the customer desires based on individual needs and specifications.


About James

James was born and raised in Toronto where music was a large part of his education. James attended St. Michael’s Cathedral Choir School, studied with the Royal Conservatory of music in both piano and voice and also studied under the direction of two tenors who were with the
Canadian Opera Company.

After attending the Humber College Music program in 1981 James moved to Guelph to study Psychology and Philosophy. James has become a very active member of the Guelph choral community and currently sings with the Guelph Chamber Choir, the University of Guelph
Symphonic Choir and St. George’s Anglican Choir. James also does solo work throughout Southern Ontario at special fund raising events, weddings and funerals.

While studying at the UofG James started TOTAL GARDENING SERVICES LTD while in second year as a means of financing his tuition and living expenses. 38 years later TOTAL GARDENING SERVICES LTD is a full scale landscape maintenance and snow & ice management company serving Guelph, Rockwood and Puslinch.

Read this article on James published by the Horticultural Trades Association in 2018.

Read this article on James published by Turf & Rec in 2020.

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Total Gardening Services has been beautifying Guelph for over 37 years. Contact us today for a quote on our services.

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  • Everything that Total Gardening Services has done for us has been first rate and I would strongly recommend them for any of the various services they provide.

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  • I have been dealing with James and his company since 2009 and during that time he has provided excellent customer service and done an outstanding job looking after the property.

    Joseph Comacchio
  • In the past five years they have showed great worth ethic, professionalism, and overall amazing customer service. They are extremely quick and efficient with the services they provide showing great time management skills.

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  • Total Gardening Services have been providing landscaping and garden maintenance work to me over the past year. The staff perform in a professional manner, providing an efficient and reliable service for my summer landscaping and maintenance needs.

    Brett Leahey ICM Group of Companies
  • I couldn't recommend Total Gardening Services more! If like me, you want a nice yard, but don't have the time or inclination to do it yourself, Total Gardening Services are the right choice.

    Laura Keller