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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Section tidy

Posted 2 days ago

Just need all the weeds dealt to - lawns are fine. Would also like a tree cut back (and treated with pruning paste if needed). Green waste removed too please! :)

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Removal of a row of agapanthus

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to have a row of agapanthus removed and waste disposed of. My weed eater just isn’t coping.

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Tree and shrub trimming

Posted 4 weeks ago

2 Trees trimmed (Tree Height aprox 5 meters) and some bushes cut back.

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Tidy up for house sale

Posted 6 days ago

Hi there, we have a large garden requiring some tidying for sale of the property. I've posted pictures of the two areas that need massive weeding, pruning and general tidying. Also a hedge that needs topping and tidying. The rest of the garden I will try to take care of but there is potential for more work if you can make suggestions to get it looking fab.

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Weeding and garden maintenance

Posted 1 day ago

Need weeding in front yard and back yard by Friday ...

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Flax & plant removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

Flax & plant removal from garden. We will dump but we need them pulled out. Text only please as I work night shift.

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Dig out plants and transport to our place

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for someone who dig out the plants from ground and transport at our place . Would need a trailer and or UTE . We can e-plant them and can use your service to replant them .Thanks . Can send photos of plant ( they are not huge ...small and medium size plants )

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Aya Al-Umari

Posted 3 weeks ago

Just need someone to mow the loans for my parents house as soon as convenient, we just lost my brother in the Christchurch mosque and I'm trying to make life easy for them, so if you could water the garden too ? Or general just maintenance , but primarily just mow the loans . Our house is a town house so it's not huge

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Kelly Newfield

Posted 1 month ago

Garden needs a tidy for winter. Dead heading and general weed removal/weed spraying and some hedges trimmed. Would expect it would be a full 6-8 hours of work.

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Garden Tidy Up

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are about to put our house on the market and are in need of an experienced landscaper or gardener to tidy up all of our gardens, (weeding and edges) trim some bushes/roses in preparation for real estate photographs. We will need you to provide your own tools and remove the waste. I imagine this is about a 6 hour job. We need this completed by 11th of April.

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Exterior property gardening clean up

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, recently purchased a property. Looking to get some people in for a gardening clean up and tidy up of weeds, plants hanging off fences and tree branches getting close to building. Please quote, Cheers

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General Gardening / Lawn Mowing for Property Manager

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking for a gardener who can mow lawns and garden when required by property owners. Most of the work is on the east side of Christchurch but there are some properties in other areas of Christchurch.

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Flax & Agapanthus Removal

Posted 1 week ago

Plant removal. 3x large flax 5-6 agapanthus A few surrounding plants that will be much easier than above. Images attached of what needs removed. Husband doesn’t need to be removed haha, just shows the size of the flax’s. Text or email contact preferred.

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Garden & Tidy up

Posted 2 weeks ago

Tidy garden, weeding, trimming hedges & trees to make it easy to maintain.

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Hedge removal

Posted 1 week ago

I have cut down a hedge in my garden but I need all the debris removed. See photos

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Bushes and Small Trees Trimming / Removal

Posted 1 week ago

We want to open some space up in our garden for landscaping, need someone to trim/remove some bushes and a couple of small trees please. See attached and call +... if you have any questions (i'm in Aus this week).

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Trimming back ivy

Posted 1 month ago

Ivy on a chimney needs to be trimmed back and squared up, a decent cut back is needed

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Garden Tidy

Posted 2 weeks ago

To tidy up and trim back garden areas and remove rubbish

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New lawn

Posted 4 weeks ago

I am looking for a professional lawn mower to look after my new ready lawn for six months. I dont want a person that's rough and ready. Location Preston's park. About 160 square meters. And the when I am occasionally away to visit family if and when required.

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Cutting and feeding some hedges

Posted 2 weeks ago

We would like a few small hedges cut and treated for Thripp. If a good job is done and the price is right we could consider longer term work.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 133,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Weed mat installation along driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2019

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 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General garden tidy up, pruning and removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Tree and shrub trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shrub/tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Section tidy-up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

garden waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardener / lawnmower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lesley Adriaens

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Aya Al-Umari


9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cheryl


1st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lay thick coverage light pine bark chips & stone chips in garden

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patricia White

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Edgeware Road - Regular Mowing and Spraying

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

applying mulch to gardens

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ongoing gardening work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
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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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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Fowlertrades

Joined January 2017

Im a small family bussiness operating for 5 years now that Does a variety of jobs inside and out of your property including removing all rubbish and clearing all property rubbish left from tenants! Tree trimmimg, hedge trimming, tree felling, stump Grinding also lawn mowing. Or needing a tidy up before sale.

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cameron construction

Joined May 2010

Hi, I am an experience builder with over 15 years experience in residential & commercial building. Fully qualified Builder . I offer a professional hands on service for all areas of your building project to allow the job to be completed to a high standard in the time required. New houses, units, renovations, extensions, commercial building, farm buildings, landscaping & property maintenance are...

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EcoTec

Joined September 2015

Hi, we provide full lawn care services. We specialise in preparation and rejuvenation of lawns, small or large we can help you. Using spealised equipment we can deal to lawn weeds and lawn pests. Hydro seeding and laying of rollout lawn. 8 tonne tipper truck and Bobcat equipped with power rake to remove debris and prepare your lawn. We also provide a range of landscaping services. We pride ourselv...

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CJS Services NZ Limited

Joined August 2018

Hi, my name is Chris from CJS Services. I have a number of years experience carrying out work for residential and commercial clients. I pride myself on being friendly upfront and punctual. Feel free to contact me for a free no obligation quote. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks

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Handyman

Joined June 2018

Hi their I'm concert placer by trade over 23 years experience all so in landscapeing . I'm looking for some extra work in the weekend's . so if you need a hand or want something done around the house. Like concert/dig out and boxed up Paving Leaving lawns for Grass/stone chip Warterbasti...

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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All round HandyMAM

Joined October 2016

Hey! I'm an out going solo mum to 1 out there helping people renovate and tidy there homes for and affordable price ! I'm out there trying to establish my own business and my own crew of tradie ladies, I myself have been painting and plastering for 7 years now so have my own tools, knowledge and good eye for detail, i also want to start my own cleaning and garden tidy ups. all 3 of these I do be...

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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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JA McDonald Landscaping

Joined August 2016

Hi We are a small family company. We pride ourselves on providing professional quality work often much cheaper than larger companies. We also work for a larger landscaping company so are looking for weekend and evening jobs. Free quotes available

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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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Shannon building

Joined March 2017

Hello I,ve been doing handyman , building , painting work for 40 years . so consider myself to be pretty experinenced.. I strive to do a good job at a fair price, on time and on budget , I do not ask for money in advance unless it is for materials. So you pay me for my work when your happy with the job. I will be pleased to answer any inquirey and endevour to do so promply..Thank you mark

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Chris's contracting

Joined November 2018

Chris's contracting covers most aspects of building and renovations I specialise in all aspects of plastering interior and exterior and my brother is a fully qualified builder we take pride in our work and leave all work done to the best quality possible please don't hesitate to get in contact look forward to hearing from you!

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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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Stewart Paving and Landscapes

Joined October 2015

Hi I've been landscaping for about 16 years. Im fully qualified and highly experienced in all forms of landscaping. I really specialise in hardwood decks and intricate paving. Have won several awards whilst in employment but Ive started my own business now. Have been a specialised hard landscaper for over 12 years. Concrete, fences, decks, pergolas, intricate paving a specialty, irrigation (reside...

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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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ACP CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Joined March 2019

Combined we have 30+yrs experience within the Civil Construction trade and can offer a vast variety of Civil Construction services. We take pride in our work, therefore being able to offer fair competitive prices to suit your budget is a must. We are reliable and our time management allows for us to be able to make our deadlines. Both of us hold our Comprehensive first aid and relevant tickets and...

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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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Awa Landscapes

Joined April 2019

Awa Landscapes is a locally owned and operated family business we specialise in timber and concrete construction and property maintenance. We take the job from concept to completion and pride ourselves on 100% quality.

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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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