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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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Tidy up #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

stump removal and takeaway

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Garden clean up #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Section clean up for a rental inspection. Lawns, edges, weeding, trim hedges, cut back shrubs and trees. Prior to November 14.

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Garden matainance

Posted 2 weeks ago

Front garden in front of fence and side garden to the right of the driveway sprayed to keep weed free and tidy. This is a regular job every couple of months as the property is a rental Thank you

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Garden tidy

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi I need to beautify an area at the front of a house we are renovating. Some general gardening and paving. Job is ready to go

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Garden tidy #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

Trim back plants and weed in garden beds, and cut back growth around steps. Remove waste. No lawn. Hill property.

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Spring garden tidy

Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm looking to get my hedges trimmed back, garden weeded. Edge under front hedge trimmed. Edges of lawn and garden sprayed with weed killer. Two small trees/ bush trimmed.

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Trim back large hedge

Posted 2 weeks ago

Large hedge that's gotten a bit out of control needs a good trim back, may e as much as a couple meters off the top. Also another large shrub that needs a good trim back.

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20sqm approx flat land lawn mow

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi - I have a small front and back lawn that need a decent mow and edging. The back is about 2sq metres and the front about 16sq metres. The grass is between 5-15cms long, on flat ground. Need to be done in by 10 nov please.

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Small hedge and some trees topped

Posted 2 weeks ago

Small hedge trimmed and some trees topped

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Gardner

Posted 2 days ago

Need hedges trimmed Entrance gardens tidied up Gardens Around house tidied Weeds etc removed New plants planted at the end

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Just gardening for Monday and or Tuesday next week

Posted 1 week ago

On Building site, digging and planting new shrubs, barking etc

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Garden Wood lane

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need weeding and watering done. The watering is really urgent and needs to be done every 3 to 4 days Need to start today if possible for the watering

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Urgent Mowing Required

Posted 1 week ago

Tenants have let the lawn get away and an urgent mow is required. This will turn into monthly lawn and garden maintanance work

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Front yard needs some tidying up

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need general maintenance, not including lawn mowing. Would appreciate some quote. Thanks!

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Garden maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for some one to maintain a garden for a rental property.

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Weeding

Posted 2 weeks ago

After someone to weed the gardens at our rental - some very high weeds - spray the smaller ones. Weeds can be left on the property. Gardens just run around the edge of an 800m2 property.

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Garden tidy up

Posted 1 week ago

I am after someone to tidy up the garden for a few hours. There's no a lot to do, just some weeding and maybe a small amount of pruning. I mow the lawns regularly but don't have time to weed.

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Garden maintenance and small lawn to be laid

Posted 1 day ago

We would like a gardener to do some garden maintenance once a month but to also lay a small lawn for us

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Trimming escalonia hedge

Posted 6 days ago

Our regular garden handyman is unwell. We need a hedge trimmed.

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Gardening - Somerfield #2

Posted 6 days ago

The back section of a garden has been left to overgrow and has gotten out of control. There is a middle section covered in shrubs and planter boxes that needs to be fully taken back to soil, with grass seeds sown. There is a glasshouse that requires cleaning out. The lawns in the back section need mowing and weeds killed. There is also some green waste to be removed. -Remove shrubs from middle section. Clean out planter boxes. Take up edging. Take back to soil. Sow grass seeds. -Fully clean...

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 149,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Entryway tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Townhouse small garden tidy up Saturday

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trimming hedges and landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden weeding and associated tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spring tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

fortnightly gardening


2nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front yard needs some tidying up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden mowing and tidy up

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden weeding and associated tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

11A Coopers Rd

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regular maintenance of the lawns

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge clippings and branches ready for removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding and mulching with bark

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small garden and Lawns

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Basic gardening- tidy up plus maybe a some pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Beds Tidy-up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardener needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Garden Tidy Up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2019

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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Fixit Phil Home Maintenance Ltd

Joined November 2019

I have worked within the building industry, focusing mainly on home maintenance for the last 25 years. I have a vast knowledge of maintenance and problem solving. I was contracted by southern response and some insurance companies over the earthquake recovery to repair poor workmanship undertaken by other trades people. I believe in honesty and integrity and I always aim to complete each job ef...

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ogrady plastering

Joined September 2015

Hi there. Being plastering for last 13 years. We do all aspects of plastering work interior and exterior.new houses and renovations and also smaller jobs in patch work , Crack repair . Coving. We also do painting . And concrete work repair. Very good rates with quality finish

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Tradesman

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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ZedZee

Joined April 2015

We have been involved for a number of years in restoration and building maintenance and the construction and design of outdoor structures. We have been involved in trade for 30 years and maintain a high level of workmanship. We have recently completed a number of exciting projects for a multinational company. However no job is too small for our small team we look forward to each new construction ,...

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J I Property Maintenance

Joined April 2019

I am a qualified plumber by trade, however have recently started a property maintenance business - property tidy ups, lawns, hedge and tree trimming etc. I also still do plumbing maintenance jobs. I look forward to being able to assist you.

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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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BNH Ltd

Joined October 2014

I am a family man and I have been painting and plastering for over ten years. We have created a unique quoting system which gives you control over your project down to the last dollar. We are competitively priced and enjoy having many happy and satisified customers.

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Triple star cleaning services

Joined April 2018

Hello to all my dear clients, my name is Jim Chen. ​ I have my first part time cleaning job in Wellington from 2008 to 2012, and bought a Commercial cleaning Franchises with my business partner from middle 2012 until 2014, in 2014 I came down Christchurch from Wellington with only $500 left on my pocket after bought a engagement ring for my wife when we have our baby daughter, you know what happ...

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Nick Campbell Builders Ltd

Joined November 2016

Specialising in smaller cladding jobs, deckings, and new builds. I'm a trade qualified and licensed building practitioner who takes pride in his work. Nick Campbell Builders Limited has built new houses ranging from 100sq-320sq, basic boxes through to architectural two storeys town houses.

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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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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. In Summer we seem to do a load of gardening & landscaping but it certainly does not scratch the surface of what we do e.g. - Interior & exterior painting of house walls, trimmings & window frames - Wooden window frame repairs - Wall & floor tiling - PVC gutters...

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Perkins Services

Joined September 2010

Hi,We are a husband and wife team and can do almost anything.My husband is a builder/handyman and I can clean,paint and help with rubbish removal.We have 28 years experience. We are very trustworthy,reliable,and energetic. We guarantee satisfaction. Reasonable rates.

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Gilroy Middleton Landscapes & Contracting

Joined October 2019

At Gilroy Middleton Landscapes and Contracting we pride ourselves on our professional yet affordable Landscaping and Garden Maintenance Services in Christchurch, and the greater Canterbury region. We are a locally owned and operated registered business we believe through our transparent and professional approach to landscaping we can add elegance to your space. We specialize in landscap...

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Dando Fencing Limited

Joined April 2018

We are a family owned business located in Christchurch, NZ. We specialise in residential and commercial fencing. Our goal as a company is to provide a neat and efficient service and offer helpful and friendly assistance with all your projects.FREE MEASURE & QUOTE

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, Supreme Services provides Landscaping Services & Property & Building Maintenance Services . I am qualified as a Landscaper & Landscape Gardener having over 20 years experience. Contact us for all aspects of Landscaping - paving, decking, fencing, garden and lawn installations. Tree work including pruning and tree lopping and stump grinding. For Building Maintenance items including washdow...

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Grasshopper G&L

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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