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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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

Regular weeding, trimming and advising

Posted 1 week ago

Weeding, trimming of trees, bushes and plants, plus providing some advice on what we could/should do

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Soil replacment after new concrete drives & paths

Posted 6 days ago

Soil to be replaced along drivewway 20mm two sections only plus at front & back of two units

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Garden upgrade

Posted 1 week ago

Shrubs anc Roses moved and replanted, weed mat or equivalent laid,mulch, leveling and grass laid , Elderly persons garden that needs yo be changed and made low maintenance so dhe can stay in own home.

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Gardener required

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Our garden needs a good prune back, tidy up and we wouldn’t mind some advice on taking a few plants out and planting others with your help. Probably about 10 hours work involved. Thanks Sarah and Jono

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Garden clean up

Posted 4 weeks ago

Tidy up an overgrown front section. Remove several large bushes and a tree stump, general pruning weeding and laying mulch etc.

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Lawns and gardening

Posted 2 weeks ago

Very small lawn. Need weeding done. Also greens to be taken away. Tidy up

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Garden clean up

Posted 6 days ago

Garden is out of control. Need someone that can clean it up but maybe only an hour or 2 each week due to budget. This would be on going work

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Tidy up

Posted 1 month ago

Trees on fence live trimmed back and garden trim up

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Garden and section clean up

Posted 3 weeks ago

Weed spraying and clearing away trim small hedge and generally tidy up small garden area, maybe 2 half days or more one to trim and spray second to clean up sweep paths etc. Possibility for on going work to maintain the garden and paths.

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Hedges cut back, weed removal on a long overgrown shared driveway

Posted 1 day ago

Weeding, hedges cut back, weed spraying on a long shared driveway. Ivy removal.

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Regular garden maintenance at a rental in Mairehau

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a rental property in Mairehau, Christchurch. It used to be my family home and so the garden is full of treasures and memories. While the property has been a rental for a few years, it is still important to me that the treasures are maintained. Our previous gardener has retired. The garden needs maintenance from time-to-time. For example, at the moment shrubs need trimming and a dead yew tree needs to be removed. 3 years ago some areas were covered in bark, and the bark could need toppi...

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Tidy up

Posted 6 days ago

Spray, remove weeds, check gutters, hang drapes, mow lawn, small property

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Garden Watering System

Posted 4 weeks ago

Installation of a garden watering system around the perimeter of a Town House section (under 600sq.m). I need advice about what will work; and a quote for supply and installation. There is no immediate urgency but I would like a system operating by Autumn 2020 if possible

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Pittosporum hedge cutting

Posted 3 weeks ago

Have two mature pittosporum hedges - 1 is 3m high (approx 18m long), needs cutting down to 2m and trimming back (both sides) - 1 is 2.5m high (approx 30m long), needs cutting down to 2m and trimming back (one side) - Green waste to be removed afterwards.

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Courtyard and drivway gardens

Posted 2 days ago

I need a one off tidy up of front courtyard garden lawn edging and a strip down driveway needs weeding and watering system has a cut from spade so need that fixed

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Hedge & trees trimming plus lawn mowing

Posted 2 weeks ago

The job includes trimming the hedge and trees and mowing the lawn shown in the attached photos. The house is the back unit of a house near UC. Thank you.

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Gardener for (mostly) established cottage garden

Posted 4 weeks ago

I just moved into a cottage with a lovely garden. I need to sort out irrigation and the garden needs a good 'once over.' I'd then like to arrange for general garden maintenance. Thank You!

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Section tidy

Posted 2 weeks ago

Line trimming an empty section spray any areas needed. Trim hedge and shrubs and remove any green waste. Section is for sale so continued line trimming maybe needed on a monthly basis.

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Gardening on short notice

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hello we are looking for a gardener on short notice to clear out weeds that have overgrown in our garden because we have not been living there for a while. We will need it done by Tuesday and the house is located at redcliffes.

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Gardening

Posted 4 days ago

Wedding and general tidy up

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 156,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Removal of large flax

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th 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

Backyard attack and tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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

Trimming Hedges and Shrubs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 1

Dig out vege garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 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

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

Gardening - Somerfield #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th November 2019

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

Garden tidy up

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pruning, Clearing, & Removal of all Rubbish

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 2
Communication
 2

Urgent Mowing Required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge topping and trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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

Somewhat scruffy mess


28th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge Cut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2019

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

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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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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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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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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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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Gemini Smart Solutions

Joined December 2019

Having recently been made redundant and struggling to acquire a new job I think this will be a great way to give me some income while keeping me active and busy. I love to help people and this is also a means to achieve that. I am a Licensed Electrician with many years experience but also love to build things so maybe my handyman skills will come in useful as well. I like gardening and also am ver...

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endgame 2020 ltd

Joined January 2020

Hello we do lawns garden and general handyman stuff. We do the things you dont have time to. We pride ourselves in our work. And guarantee all work done. We have full public and Statutory liability insurance. We own a lawn franchise with express lawnmowing - were we have access to a qualified arborist.

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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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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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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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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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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GCM Construction

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary I'm a fully qualified carpenter , I'm 43 and started in construction when I was 16 . I am not limited to carpentry , I also Own excavators and tipper trucks . I have a very broad spectrum of work which can be concrete driveways , decking , kitchens , bathrooms , demolition work aswell as building work I take pride in all the work I do and my company moto is "My aim is your...

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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James Rule Construction

Joined June 2018

Hi, I have been Building for 15 Years. Have worked on a number of new builds , renovations and landscaping jobs over that time. We look forward to working with you on your next project.

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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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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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Yella Digga Ltd

Joined November 2017

I would like to take this time to introduce Yella Digga Ltd. We are an excavation company that has been servicing the Canterbury region for 10 years. We are a family owned and operated business. We are an experienced earthmoving company focusing on commercial and residential foundations, driveways and also dairy conversions. We can help from preparing the foundation for building your new hous...

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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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