About Us

Prickles is our name...

We have been helping families create a prickle-free lawn since 1984!  83140008

Established out of shear frustration with having to deal with a lawn full of Onehunga weed and prickleweed (that's prickles to you!), Dudley Coppard decided there must be a better and easier way to get rid of the prickles.

Through extensive research, and trial & error with numerous sprayer systems, the Prickleman spraying machine and lawn treatment formula were born!

Since 1984, Prickleman has become something of a household name in the Bay of Plenty region.

Prickleman customers happily rebook a Prickleman treatment every year as they see the fantastic results to their lawn. We are looking forward to helping more home owners achieve the same results with their lawns this season!

Dudley Coppard
Founder and Inventor
Tauranga Branch Operator 


prickle-free-guarantee-slantedThe Prickleman Guarantee.

Our prickle treatment formula is designed keep your lawn prickle-free all summer long. Of course, you can't immediately see our work after we've finished but you will certainly notice most weeds (Onehunga weed and prickleweed, in particular) wilting within a few days.

If at any time, from the date of your Prickleman annual treatment to the rescheduled date for your next treatment, you are not completely satisfied with the results then call or email us here and we will go out of our way to find a suitable solution with you.

That's what we call a no-nonsense, personal Prickleman Guarantee.