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lIFESTYLE PROPERTY SERVICES - Fertiliser Application

We can apply liquid fertiliser via a boom spray bar, a rose nozzle or hand gun depending on the type of paddock/area and fertiliser.

Boom spraying
Liquid Fert via Rose nozzle
Hand gun application

We also have a dedicated vertical spray unit for vineyards which is never used with hormone sprays 

Vertical boom spraying with a dedicated non-hormone unit

We can also apply solid fert via a spreader behind the ATV or as shown below a Quad bike. Here we are applying a powdered mix of hydrated lime and gypsum to clay pastures.

Solid fert application

The difference an application of fertiliser to pasture can make a significant difference to your growth and enhance the amount of available pasture you have. This can be very important on lifestyle properties where space to support animals can be sufficient most of the year except during the low growth periods when the results may be insufficient to support your animals  

Fertiliser results in low growth periods

Application of fertiliser in summer can have good effects on pasture

This was an empty Activse fertiliser drum rinsed out and emptied on our lawn in the middle of summer. We had 5ml of rain 8 days later and the growth where the drum had been emptied is clearly obvious. 

Before growth enhancer Gibber
Before Growth enhancer August

Fertiliser application in in Winter can have amazing effects on your pastures particularly when combined with a growth enhancer.


On the left (above on mobile view) is a pasture recently grazed out in August.


On the right (below on mobile view) is the same pasture 8 days later having had seaweed flake fertiliser and Gibberellic Acid applied which is a growth enhancer.

After growth enhancer August
8 days after growth enhancer

You can supply your own spray/fertiliser or we can source and supply for you. If you prefer to supply your own however are not sure where to start, we will discuss your requirements and give you a couple of suitable options 


We have the equipment, skills and knowledge to keep your lifestyle property paddocks looking great with our ATV powered mower and spraying. We can look after your other maintenance requirements just ask. We are located in the heart of Redwood Valley, Moutere and Mahana so know the local weather and conditions.

You will be surprised what can be achieved with a relatively small investment however the results you see will be tangible.



  • Household drinking water

  • Bulk supplied to Nelson, and Tasman including Richmond, Motueka, Wakefield, Tapawera, Golden Bay/Takaka and Murchison

  • Taumata Arowai registered.

  • 13,000ltr per delivery

  • Fill your swimming pool.

  • 7 day delivery – just give us a call

  • We can also assist you with cleaning your water tanks in the winter seasons to ensure your precious water supply is clean and healthy year on year.


    Hardyardsnelson potable water delivery, fertiliser, spraying, mowing, lifestyle block services

    WE OFFER...


    BOOM SPRAYING - with the right product, this only kills off the weeds, not your valuable pasture that is already there. 

    SPOT SPRAYING - this can be used for gorse and other similar large brush weeds or any type of targeted spray program. 


    VERTICAL BOOM SPRAYING - for vineyards or berries

    MOWING - mow/top paddocks that are overgrown or covered in gorse or broom. 

    FERTILISER - liquid fertiliser application with dedicated rose nozzle and hand gun or solid fert application with the assistance of a spreader


    MICROBE ENHANCERS/GROWTH BOOSTERS – added to liquid fertilisers or applied alone to improve soil health or assist pasture growth to provide optimum soil health and plant performance

    If you are time poor and own a lifestyle block that demands a significant portion of that time in its maintenance, then we have the answer for you.

    We look after people that don't have the time or the equipment to get the most out of their Lifestyle Blocks and pastures. 

    • You could spend your money purchasing and maintaining specialist equipment to mow, spray, or fertilise your lifestyle block. 

    • You could spend your time using this equipment a few times a year.

    • You could try and deal with the hassle of trying to do the job yourself 


    You could save the hassle and call us to sort it for you. 

    We can arrange an automated monthly/yearly schedule so you never need to lift a finger but know the job will be done.

    Healthy soil and pasture means healthier animals, with the ability to run more animals, it means the vines you plant are healthy, not to mention the aesthetic value of seeing a paddock/vineyard/orchard of grass, not weeds. Soil fertility is about the capacity of the soil to provide nutrients to growing plants of the right kind in the right proportion at the right rate. We can offer you fertiliser and biological activators to increase the microbe activity in your soils and put life back into them.


    Ideally fertiliser is applied in Autumn and Spring to take advantage of warm or warming soil and warmer frequent rain fall to support maximum growth. However we have had surprisingly great results applying certain liquid fertilisers through the low growth periods 

    Hardyardsnelson are your local potable, household drinking water delivery experts. We deliver to Nelson Tasman regions including Nelson city, Richmond, Motueka, Wakefield, Tapawera, Takaka/Golden Bay and Murchison. We are a bulk water carrier, carrying 13,000 litres. We can also take care your lifestyle property maintenance service requirements, including but not limited to spraying, mowing and fertiliser services. Don't forget that we can move your livestock from property to property.

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