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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.

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 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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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

Gardener needed for residential property

Posted 1 month ago

Gardener needed for residential property. Medium size garden.

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Regular gardening and maintenance

Posted 1 month ago

I would like some help with the gardening and landscaping to get things under control. I am expecting for someone to come along and work for a couple of days to get things under control and then maybe a weekly or fotrnightly visit for mainenance.

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General Gardener - no lawns

Posted 1 month ago

I'm looking for a gardener to come monthly. There is no grass at the property, only weeding, hedge trimming and tidying (leaves on the ground) needs to be done. Can only use a pet-friendly weed killer as there's a lot of cats and dogs around. Looking for the first job to be done within the next week.

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Create new garden

Posted 1 month ago

Currently empty area on front and back yard. Plan to put grass

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General garden tidy and weed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Garden needs a good clean and weeds pulling out. Moving out of property in a few weeks so needs to be presentable for viewings.

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Shape and trim the shrubs in my garden

Posted 4 weeks ago

I am looking for someone who will trim the shrubs in my garden Garden is average size I would like to get a quote before having the job done. Thanks

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Gardner

Posted 3 weeks ago

Gardner fortnightly for 2 hours, weeding and general garden maintenance.

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Beckford Road

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wed 18th & Thurs 19th March Supply and place 15m2 wood chip to exposed areas Removal of 4 bushes Trimming of other bushes Lawnmowing Some planting TBA

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Hedges and trees trimming and shaping

Posted 4 weeks ago

re-give round shape to to 4 small to medium size trees (camellia, feijoa, and 2 other decorative trees) + 3 small laurels and 2 pyracanthas + trim 4 buxus hedges about 5 m long each.

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Regular gardening work

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a large garden, I’d like help with weeding- including Vege patches and pruning/ general clean-up etc. Needs about 4-6 hours a week, a bit less in winter.

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Condel weeding

Posted 3 weeks ago

Full weed and dig over of average size garden beds, some pruning, residental home .

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Garden tidy up

Posted 2 weeks ago

Lawn mowing, cut off and removal small tree stumps. Two apple trees need a bit trim as well.

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Need someone to rotary hoe my front garden

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi! I’ve just brought an1900 cottage and I want to turn the front (previously a “lawn” into a flower garden. It isn’t huge but I need someone to rotary hoe it for me. The rubbish is going to disappear this morning.

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Hedge removal

Posted 4 weeks ago

Pensioner would like hedge removed and waste taken away, hedge is 4 yrs old.

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Plant and bush clearance

Posted 1 month ago

Some of the bush we removed a while back and weeds have grown back in the garden bed next to and on our front fence. There are also two stumps i would like removed. All waste needs to be taken to the dump once cleared. Depending on cost, I would potentially like weed matting laid down in the garden bed next to the fence. The idea is that I don't want anything to grow back through it so I can re plant and bark around. I need someone reliable to get the job done asap. I would estimate it only tak...

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Vegetable garden tidy

Posted 2 weeks ago

Clearing and tidy of rear vegetable garden to prepare for Sale of house. Green waste to be removed. Property mainly lawns but with rear vegetable garden which requires an Initial tidy and then possibly looking to have lawns and gardens reqularily maintained to keep tidy for house sale.

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Front Yard Maintenance - Hedge Cutting & Weed Pulling

Posted 3 weeks ago

We need someone who can help us clean out our front yard. There a view hedges that needs to be cut back straight as it's a bit overgrown. Some weeds needs need to be pulled from the side of the house, the driveway and the garden area. Low branches from a tree needs to be cut as well. This could easily be done in one day, we just do not have an electric hedge trimmer and it would just be too long to do it manually. No experience required, if you have an electric hedge trimmer,...

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Hedge trimming and autumn clean up

Posted 2 weeks ago

High Hedges, shrubs, all over tidy up required, espaliered fruit trees need cutting back and retraining, grape vines to be tidied up. Property in Linwood. Home Friday and Saturday for quotes.

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Weedeating Job - Trimming Grass Back

Posted 1 month ago

Weedeater trimming of long grass on hillside behind fence. Fence approx 10 meters long and would like it taken back .

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Garden Overhaul - Weed wacking, mowing, pruning

Posted 1 month ago

We had a baby and the garden has gotten away on us! We don't have time to get it back to an easily maintainable state, it's not a huge job as the yard isn't huge, about 150msq, but we would like to avoid spraying. We need lawns mown/weed wacked, some bushes cut back and some weeding and tidying done.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Dig out vege garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backyard attack and tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bush and tree trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Green Thumbs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mowing & weeding - 4 hours

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedges and trees trimming and shaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clearing overgrown bank

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

End of tenancy garden tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Section tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden maintenance and small lawn to be laid

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Garden waste removal - Cannon Hill

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden and section clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of large flax

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Watering System

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Somewhat scruffy mess


28th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

One off clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

General Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening on short notice

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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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ATlandscapes

Joined June 2019

Hi, I am a qualified landscaper and landscape design, I have been in the residential market for 7 years. I take great pride in my work and always leave a high quality product and clean up after myself.

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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Handyman

Joined June 2018

Hi there, I'm a Concrete Placer by trade with over 23 years experience, also in landscaping . I'm looking for some extra work in the weekends so if you need a hand or want something done around the house then l'm your person. Concrete/dig out and boxing up Paving Prepping lawns for grass/stone chip...

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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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Fowlertrades

Joined January 2017

Hi. Been in bussiness for 6years now with positive feed back from my clients. I'm a sole trader but can get people in for the bigger jobs! I take pride in my work and in providing a good service for my clients no matter how big or small the job. I like to Leave a job where the customer is happy with the works and with out blowing there budget. I do provide a variety of work around the home! Incl...

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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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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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Not Just Joinery

Joined September 2016

Specialising in custom built joinery we can consult, design and install all of your joinery needs. Iain has years of experience in high end commercial fit outs aswell as designing and manufacturing domestic kitchens and custom made Joinery. Owen has 25 years of Joinery experiance ranging from customers made stairs to high end kitchens. Together they make up a brilliant team that produce qualit...

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NZLandscapes

Joined May 2018

Hello, We are a building team with over 30 years experience, we specialize in hard landscaping, fires, pergolas etc as well as building. We are LBP and keen to help you. Please give us a call. Cheers Dave

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Bright Property Maintenance

Joined September 2018

We are a small local business (not a franchise) focusing on property maintenance, management and repairs in the Christchurch area. The person doing the quote is the person who will do the job. Customer satisfaction is vital to us because much of our work comes from referrals. There is no charge for quotes and if we can't do it, we can usually recommend the right person for the job for you.

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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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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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FPP Solutions

Joined January 2016

We are a family business with over 40 years experience in gib fixing, interior plastering and painting. "The care you need for the home you deserve" This is what we strive to achieve to meet your needs. We work with you to ensure your project is completed to your total satisfaction. Your home is your biggest asset and you need to be sure that your requirements are completed to the highest qua...

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Smith & sons building & landscaping

Joined October 2019

Do you need work done around your place ? Smith & sons building and landscaping offers a wide range of services. We specialise in building maintenance and repairs. Services for small jobs, smoke alarms and blinds to big jobs decking, property fencing etc. Service with a smile Get in touch today you won’t regret it!! David 0211038739

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Able2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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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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renovationz ltd

Joined February 2010

We pride ourselves on being up front & honest with our clients, we take the time to listen to what you require & complete each job in a timely & professional manor.

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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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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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