To begin the process of your garden development, a no-obligation
meeting will need to be scheduled with Jay. At this interactive
meeting at your home, Jay will establish your goals and desires
for your property. He will state his opinions and give further
suggestions to compliment the garden. If a design is required,
an agreement will be drawn up to proceed to the next stage.
After a thorough site analysis and inventory of notes and photographs
is gathered, a base plan is drawn up and a series of concept plans
are developed. A concept presentation will be scheduled to look
at different layout possibilities, material selection
and discuss any revisions. After this meeting, a Preliminary Master
Plan will be developed along with an itemized quote and a detailed
plant booklet, which will be presented to you.
When the necessary changes have been made to accommodate your
budget, and an agreement to continue with construction has been
fulfilled, your dreams become reality. By using a hand-picked,
qualified and professional construction crew, pride of workmanship
is evident. Though the building process is not so subtle, tidiness
and professional conduct are standard throughout. During construction,
minor changes tend to occur to produce a more appealing outcome.
These are normal and suggested because a quality design is always
Just like a vehicle, if a brand new garden is not fully maintained
there will be a decrease in its quality. Although a maintenance
free garden would be nice – it simply does not exist. The first
year is crucial for plant establishment. Proper watering and fertilizing
is necessary to guarantee success. In today’s society, there are
not enough hours in the day to cover the day’s to-do list. Jay
McKinnon Company can relieve some of your time needed elsewhere
by managing your gardens. Whether it is a spring and fall cleanup
or a regular commitment throughout the year, we can give you more
After the project
is completed certain accents can really add the finishing touch.
A teak bench, a classic bird bath or a large container filled
with colourful perennials and annuals can make excellent focal
points. If you wish to incorporate such features to your garden
but cannot find them, the time to find them, or you just don’t
know what you want, Jay McKinnon Company can provide this service.
We can search for and position items in your garden to create
the perfect accent for you.
Container gardening is the latest trend to hit the home and office.
We provide a ‘container service’ where we can plant
and maintain a container of your choice or ours throughout the
season, continually removing and adding specific plants to suit