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Hire Christchurch's Best Gardener

Do you want to find the best gardener within Christchurch or even Canterbury? The one who can transform your weedy grass patch, your overgrown section or even your barren land into an oasis of green magnificence? Then you’ve come to the right place! Finding the best gardener for your property is easy, just post your job here at Builderscrack and let them find you.

Choosing the characteristics you want in a gardener takes a little bit longer. That’s because you are going to have to be specific about what you want done and how often you want it done. Other than that, easy peasy!

Choosing The Right Tree Doctor For You

If you have tall, damaged or out of control trees, hedges or bushes, chances are you are going to need an experienced tree doctor who can prune them back to a manageable size or remove them all together. If they are tricky you might even need a tree surgeon, so check out their qualifications and level of experience before hiring them.

This is especially true if you have trees near powerlines, as only some contractors are given training by electricity companies on how to do this safely. If you have other horticultural jobs to be done, a regular gardener might just be your ticket.

If you are wanting to put your property on the market and the grounds need a spruce up to make them more appealing to buyers, it would make sense to engage the services of a gardener or company who can do a wide variety of jobs and has the equipment and manpower to get it done within a reasonable period of time.  If you need your lawns mowed on a fortnightly basis, sticking with someone who only does this is your best bet.

Why A Canterbury Gardener Is Your Best Choice

Here in Christchurch and surrounding areas we have a unique climate. It's one which can be scorching hot during the summer months and incredibly cold with snow during the winter. Just like you have adapted to life here, especially after the devastating earthquakes, a great local gardener has insider knowledge and knows which plants are suitable for our weather conditions and where to plant them for maximum growth and visual impact.

A local gardener is also a wealth of knowledge about the common weeds, pests and diseases prevalent in your area. With some gardening contractors holding certifications in Grow Safe application or Certified Approved Handlers of Agrichemicals, they will have access to organic and regular sprays which can be more effective than the ones you or other non-certified gardeners get at your local gardening centre. They are also professionally trained in how to safely store, handle and use these chemicals, preventing damage occurring at your property.

A local landscaper or horticulturalist will have insider knowledge about local soil conditions, areas which are prone to flooding or have unstable land and where to source the best plants for your garden. Because they are local, they will not have to travel so far to get to you, meaning lower travel costs on your bill! Remember to check for experience, qualifications and customer testimonials when choosing the best gardener for your Christchurch property.

Latest gardening articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering gardening related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

Autumn Planting Tips & Gardening Ideas

Posted 08/04/15

Autumn is the perfect time to plant almost any type of plants and trees, it's an especially good time to put down new lawn and is the only time  you can plant spring bulbs... As you will agree, a garden without any trees and shrubs feels pretty desolate and lonely when winter arrives. With a

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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Achieve Success with Our Spring Landscaping Guide

Posted 04/08/16

Spring is the perfect season for undertaking landscaping projects in your garden. The soil is still soft, weeds are easily treated before they multiply, transplanting conditions are right. Most importantly, it is a fabulous time to start a landscape design project for your outdoor entertainment

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6 Smart Tips for Hiring a Gardener You Can Use Right Now

Posted 15/09/16

Hiring a gardener may seem like a luxury for some, but having your garden tended to on a regular basis can be a game changer for many homwowners. Freeing up time and allowing space to do the other jobs our modern lives demand... We’ve gathered our best 6 tips to make hiring a gardener

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8 Ways to Protect Your Trees Before Heading Into Winter

Posted 29/04/15

Many homeowners are under impression that the vast majority of winter damage to their trees comes as a result of unusually cold temperatures. While this can be an aspect, there are other factors at play and we explore them... What causes most damage is the drying due to cold air and the u

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Planting Bulbs for Spring

Posted 22/04/15

The autumn months of March, April and May are the best bulb planting months. The more effort you can put into planting bulbs for spring, the better the rewards during winter and spring... Planting bulbs for spring If you’re planning to planting bulbs for spring, look out for bulbs arriving

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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation or

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Stage 6 Life Stages of Home Ownership - Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Posted 07/12/17

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider... In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for

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How to Fix Your Retaining Wall Aesthetics with Landscaping

Posted 10/10/16

Retaining walls are often perceived as uninspiring or an eyesore. But a little landscaping can go a long way to improving the aesthetic appeal and/or blend a retaining wall in to the surroundings... Blending existing retaining walls into your landscaping Many of us have existing retaining

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Successfully Incorporating Retaining Walls Into Your Landscaping

Posted 27/10/16

Retaining walls play an important role in our landscaping efforts. Every wall is carefully planned and constructed to ensure it is able to withstand the required load. But all too often, the aesthetic aspect of it is not considered. This leaves many homeowners with unattractive landscaping featu

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Latest gardening case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Gardeners on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Green waste removal and tree felling

Posted 5 days ago

removal of waste from a number of trees that have been cut down. Removal of more trees and reducing height on a couple as well

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Gardening - Hills Road

Posted 2 weeks ago

Clean up yard, remove weeds etc

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Hedge trimming in Shirley

Posted 1 week ago

We need some hedges and two mop tops trimmed and waste taken away - the house is in Shirley. Photos provided for quotes please - thank you :)

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Tree wall and

Posted 2 weeks ago

Tree start withered one by one and lawn doesn’t grow well, just wonder if anyone could fix the issue, and further more to look after my garden regularly

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Garden major tidy up

Posted 1 week ago

The entire section has not been touched in 3 years! However, it is a somewhat self-sufficient garden. No lawn. Needs lots of pruning, weeding, and tidying. All waste to be removed please. It's a big job and will need days rather than hours. Asap for house sale.

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Removal of ~3 m3 of green waste

Posted 2 weeks ago

Took down a magnolia recently. Would like the leaves and small branches taken to the tip. Currently in garden with no external access, but I can move them to the driveway for collection.

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Garden reset needed

Posted 3 days ago

Garden has progressed to the point it needs a good reset. Looking for someone to strip it back to a point that we can easily maintain it.

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Section and trees

Posted 1 week ago

Remove two elderberry trees and clear and flatten overgrown section 15sqm

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Green waste removal

Posted 29 minutes ago

Commerial road frontage site that has huge amount of weeds, Blackberry etc and green waste to be removed. Looking at a 6 hour window to get as much as possible removed. Skip provided. Have to be strong, fit, able to use a sprayer, hand saw, wheelbarrow and a spade. Will be working with the owner of a landscape business.

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Green waste removal Bishopdale

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of green waste from a property in Bishopdale. Waste in picture + one of those garden waste bags full too.

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General gardening

Posted 2 weeks ago

Pruning, digging plants, out weeding

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Ready Lawn

Posted 3 days ago

Have a small lawn at the back of my townhouse. Would like a quote for ready lawn.

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Mow lawn

Posted 2 weeks ago

Lawns need mowed but they are about a foot long also happy to discuss some gardening

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Balmoral Gardening

Posted 1 week ago

A day or two days weeding

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Garden Tidy Up - Ongoing

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for someone to come in and spend time to give my driveway/front garden a good tidy up and trim to begin with. I am then looking to have someone come in either weekly/fortnightly to keep it tidy. This will not involve mowing lawns.

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General Gardening - Weekly Routine

Posted 6 days ago

Weeding, pruning, spraying & general gardening maintenance. Two properties - 1x Avonhead, 1x Harewood. Total around four hours per week and both properties. Excludes lawns

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Tree trimming

Posted 2 days ago

I have 3 medium size trees that need pruning, two pear trees and one magnolia. I am just doing some research on what is involved and the cost. I am flexible with times.

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Gardener needed

Posted 2 days ago

This is a one-time-off job. I have been injured and in recovery the past couple of months and I could not attend to the garden. It is now a bit overgrown and needs some serious deweeding, some grass cutting, and general tidying up. I need this to be done before the weekend. Thanks.

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Weeding, weed spraying, trimming of flax bushes

Posted 2 weeks ago

I require somebody to weed a couple of small garden beds, weed spray around the whole property and cut back some flaxes at a rental property in hornby.

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Section clearing

Posted 3 weeks ago

My big old garden needs an overhaul. The overgrown trees and their stumps have gone. Now I need a hand to clear the waste, crowbar out an old stone feature and prepare the area for a fresh start. Can you help?

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

levelling and trimming a hedge

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

16th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Long Driveway Weeding/Bush Trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small patio garden tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Raised garden beds

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large Garden cleanup

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

23rd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clean Up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Workplace tidy up


16th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Courtyard garden- spring trimming/weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Waste Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clearing exisiting tree and shrubs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove and trim hedges + OSP

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Garden Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of ~3 m3 of green waste

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shrub and small bush removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

weed spraying

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tidy up section ready for sale

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding + Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shrub cutting and general gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need 3-5 drain holes dug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding, trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Gardeners in Christchurch

Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Podium Landscapes & Gardens Limited

Joined June 2017

We specialise in bringing tired looking sections to life and maintaining them to a very high standard. From construction to section maintenance and everything in between. Get your section looking it’s best with a free quote from Podium Landscapes & Gardens Ltd. > Ready Lawn turfing > Mowing > Hedge trimming > Line trimming > Tree pruning > Irrigation installs > Barking > Stones > Edg...

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AJC brick and block

Joined June 2016

Hi! My name is Adam I have 10 years experience in bricklaying and block laying industry I take pride in all my work. I can also do any general repairs or repointing to give old brickwork a facelift Contact me for a very competitive quote

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, My name is Dan and i'm a local from Christchurch. I am currently living in the Selwyn area, where I have recently just built my own home. -I am a qualified builder who is also LBP accredited (Licensed Building Practitioner) with over 13 years experience in carpentry. -I am also a skilled excavator operator with 3 years in heavy civil works. -I have my own 1.7T digger, 2.5...

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Stewart Paving and Landscapes

Joined October 2015

Hi, we are a small landscape construction business. Specialising in all aspects of landscape construction. Hardwood decks are a speciality of ours as well as intricate paving. We lay a lot of natural stone including Timaru bluestone and beautiful Indian Sandstone. I’m fully qualified owner operator and have over 18 years in landscaping, working both here and abroad. My apprentice Matt is 2nd...

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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for the last 6 years ive now just gone out on my own i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices.

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Mike's Mowing & Handyman Services

Joined August 2018

Our motto is "Do it once, do it right." Here at Mike's Mowing & Handyman Services we have plenty of experience to tackle most jobs, weather they be big or small. We take care of the below services & more; - Lawn Mowing - Gardening - Rubbish Removal - Section Tidyups - Building Decks & Fences - Staining & Painting - Plastering - Most Handyman Services I would love to hear from to...

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R1 Heat

Joined November 2020

Hi. Im new to builders crack but have been installing, servicing and maintaining residential and commercial hvac equipment for 10 years. I'm New Zealand trade qualfied in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning with my advanced trade in Mechanical Engineering (Services). You can view a selection of installs on instragram - r1heat.

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Grasshopper Landscapes

Joined July 2017

Hi. I have worked within the trades industry for the last 20yrs both in the uk and here for the last 13yrs. I Have worked in the following industries : Landscaping & Gardening Painting (inc exterior & roof work) Building (site manager in Chch rebuild) I also do design work and consultations I am prompt, punctual, polite and will keep you involved throughout the process. So if you have some...

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Eastcoast Landscapes

Joined August 2020

We are a small family run landscaping business. We provide all aspects of residential and commercial landscaping and property maintenance. We are happy to provide a free quote. We have been established for 15 years and pride ourselves on high quality work. We do work in the Christchurch, Waimakariri and Hurunui areas.

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Tradie

Joined January 2019

Hi, I've been in construction industry for more than a decade and specialising in Tiling industry. I'm been in Tiling here for several years doing commercials and residential buildings. I'm specialise in ceramic, mosaic, marble, bluestones, pavings, and doing also a demolition jobs. I'm also specialise in landscaping decorators.

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Gracious Living Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

Small enough to listen...Big enough to deliver! With 25+ years experience in ALL aspects of home renovations repairs & maintenance. Below are just a few examples of what we do:- - Interior & exterior painting - Wooden window frame repairs - Roof cleaning & spraying - Waterblasting - PVC gutters & down-pipes repairs & fitting new - Waterproofing & removal /replacing of old roof nails & caps...

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At Your Request Property Maintenance LTD

Joined July 2017

Hi, we are a family owned business. We pride ourselves in delivering the best results ensuring our customers are 100% happy. We provide competitive quotes and complete jobs at a affortable cost. Our services provide for residential and commercial.

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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BULLS EXCAVATION LIMITED

Joined November 2020

Hi We are tight knit team of 3 with about 15 years experience combined in the construction sector We specialise in general excavation work such as footpath and driveway preparation and landscaping to large scale land development. We also have a newly qualified builder who has recently jumped on board to tackle any of your building and renovation needs. Why should you choose to partner...

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Woodhams Lawn Services

Joined February 2020

Lawn mowing and garden maintenance for residential and commercial properties throughout Christchurch. Services include but are not limited to removal of grass clippings and green waste, delivery and placement of garden products.

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, As an owner/operator of Supreme Services, I have over 25 years experience in all aspects of Landscaping - excavation and site clearance & levelling, retaining walls, paving, decking, pergolas and verandahs, fencing, garden and lawn installations. I also install Shadesails either attached to or independent of your home or building. I provide property maintenance services & tree work inclu...

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A2C Ltd

Joined August 2017

we are a Family owned & operated Business with over 20 years experience in construction & asphalt & Drainage, We have built this business on referrals & Pass Clients, we are Christchurch city council approved contractors for there works, we also deal a lot with drainage companies doing road repairs and bandaging, we also deal a lot with landscapers, homeowners wanting new driveways with upgrad...

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