Total Eco Care was started by managing director Michael Vella in 2012 following ten years of working within the local horticultural industry with a goal to create and grow a highly professional, multiskilled horticultural services for North Queensland. Since our inception in 2012 Total Eco Care has grown exponentially to become North Queensland’s largest and best locally owned and operated commercial horticultural company. With an eighteen strong team of multiskilled staff including irrigation technicians, landscapers, arborculturalists, horticulturalists and labourers Total Eco Care has dominated the Townsville region maintaining the vast majority of the regions commercial green spaces.

Total Eco Care’s size allows for us to station permanent teams in Townsville’s five major commercial zone:1) North Shore, 2) Mount Louisa/Garbutt, 3) Townsville City, 4) Idalia/Annandale/Aitkenvale, and 5) Willows along with four additional permanent teams for servicing large open spaces and completing irrigation installs and repairs, landscaping projects and tree works. Since 2018 Total Eco Care has established a permanent team in Cairns and plans to further expand our presence in the greater Cairns region.


Ground Maintenance is our core business upon which we have been able to build a strong and robust team of experienced and qualified staff. We cover the complete scope of ground maintenance services to a diverse array of customers including:

  • Private – Commercial
  • Real Estates – Body Corporate
  • Strata Titles – Schools
  • Sporting Clubs – Government Agencies


Professional Team:
All staff hold or are in the process of completing certificate 3 in Parks and Gardens or Horticulture. They recieve in depth training in the identification of a large range of plant species, including their maintenance and associated diseases and pests.

Get Set for Summer:

Total Eco Care offers a free appraisal of your home to assess the safety of your trees for the coming cyclone period.
Commercial Grounds:
We can develop a maintenance schedule which works with your business, limiting cost and interference with customers.

Quality Product:

We offer a twelve month warranty on all new landscape constructions. Ask us about our landscape maintenance packages.
Strata Title:
We service the majority of large scale strata title properties in Townsville. Our service delivery ensures minimal interference with residence while providing a quality service. Total Eco Care can complete audits of your grounds in terms of health, aesthetics and safety and develop an in depth maintenance schedules for your use.
Holistic Approach:
Total Eco Care can assist from the initial design stage, through to the construction and into the maintenance of your outdoor living areas.

Emergency Work:

We offer a 24 hour call out service for all irrigation repairs.
Sustainable Landscaping:
We encourage all customers to consider the sustainability of the landscape designs and can assist in the choice of native, drought resistant plants, water solutions and environmentally sustainable products. We source only the best material from a range of local suppliers.
Sustainable Designs:
We encourage all customers to consider the use of high density poly for new installations for a long lasting system. We recommend the use of drip line irrigation to limit the use age of water for your gardens. Our trained irrigation technicians can assess your system for signs of water waste and create recommendations for wiser water usage.