Mulching Tips and Tricks – More Essential Gardening Ideas

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Mulching ideas

Protecting and maintaining healthy landscaped flowers, shrubs and plants can be completed in a lot of ways.  However, for many, nothing can do the trick as effectively as mulching can.  Organize your garden, grow attractive plans, keep weeds at bay and make your landscape more visually appealing by putting into practice the following mulching tricks and tips. (more…)

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garden trendsLandscape and garden trends focus on personalising your outdoor space to accent your own tastes. This revolves around the themes of colour, sustainability, detail and simplicity.

While a range of different trends have evolved in New Zealand over the last few years, we’re focusing today on a few we’ve noticed coming through Builderscrack when homeowners are looking for gardeners or landscapers.

Outdoor living expands your homes ability to accommodate your lifestyle. This is accomplished by utilising the latest garden trends to create new or renovating existing out-of-doors areas. If done well, this can add significantly to the value of your home. It’s also a rewarding outlet for personal expression and enjoyment. (more…)

Posted In: Auckland, Christchurch, Gardeners & Lawn Mowing, Hamilton, Invercargill, Landscapers, Tauranga, Wellington

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Make the most of the remainder of the summer holidays by enjoying a backyard that’s clean and comfortable.  Over the next two weeks we’ll bring you 10 summer backyard and garden maintenance ideas to help you prevent weeds and mossies, and tips on keeping the garden watered while you put your feet up!  Hire tradespeople from Builderscrack to get these jobs done professionally while you relax with friends and family.

Garden Maintenance Ideas

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spring gardening tipsIf you’re an expert gardener, or a novice just starting out, these 6 spring gardening tips will help your garden grow.

With the weather warming up your thoughts will be turning to long summer days in your garden where the flowers are blooming. Spring is the best time to prepare a garden you’re going to enjoy all summer.

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Posted In: Gardeners & Lawn Mowing, Queenstown, Rangitikei, Rotorua, Ruapehu

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preparing your home for springSpring is traditionally is the best time of the year to do a thorough ‘spring clean’ after a long cold winter. Get started now on preparing your home for spring.

At this time, there’s some warmth seeping back into the air, and it’s a good time to open the windows and doors and welcome in the fresh air and sunshine.

Preparing your home for spring

Here’s a sampling of tasks that you can hire a professional tradesperson through Builderscrack to do to help you in preparing your home for spring so you can enjoy the sunshine and longer days. (more…)

Posted In: Cleaners (Interior), Gardeners & Lawn Mowing, Queenstown, Rangitikei, Rodney, Rotorua

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Do you want to hire a gardener, but not pay the earth? Everyone wants a bargain on services right now and hiring a gardener or landscaper is no exception.  The range of services offered by gardeners will vary considerably and as with hiring any tradesperson for your home, the lowest price doesn’t always equate to the best deal.

Quality, reliability and value for money are important to think about when hiring a gardener or accepting any quotes. Post a job on Builderscrack and have gardeners and landscape architects contact you today.

Guidelines to help you hire a gardener

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Posted In: Arborists, Carterton, Central Otago, CHB, Christchurch, Gardeners & Lawn Mowing, Landscapers

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Queens Birthday weekend kicks off the official start to winter. You may be thinking there’s not a lot that can be done to your home during the winter months, but think again! Here’s your very own Midwinter Home Renovation Checklist, which you can use to work out what needs doing at your home.

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Posted In: Auckland, Buller, Carterton, CHB, Newsletters, Renovation Specialists

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home remodelling trendsHere’s two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life. Let’s get cracking!

Top 5 home remodelling trends you won’t want to miss

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Posted In: Builders, Door Professionals, Interior Designers, Landscapers, Rodney, Ruapehu, Selwyn, South Taranaki

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preparing your rental propertyWhen preparing your rental property for tenants, it’s handy to have a pragmatic approach to home design and decorating.  Of equal importance is having knowledge of the practical and legal requirements of being a landlord. This includes understanding about a tenancy agreement and the  residential tenancies act.

If you’re converting your own home to a rental property, remember your tenants may not have the same taste as you.  You may love your brown carpet and cream floral wallpaper, but others may not!

If you have bought a property specifically to rent it out, then its best to decorate it with neutral colours. Creating a bright blank canvas is preferable. This will appeal to a wide range of tenants. It also lets them personalise the rental property  without clashing with the decor.

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Posted In: Cleaners (Interior), Rental Property, Rodney, Rotorua, Selwyn, South Waikato, Waste Removal

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Winter gardening tips for March and April in New Zealandwinter gardening tips

A successful garden provides a visually interesting variety of colour year-round.  Builderscrack has some winter gardening tips for you! Start by incorporating a blend of trees both evergreen and deciduous, mixed up with flowering shrubs, spring bulbs, perennials and annuals.

In climates with mild winters, cooler months are a good time for flower colour and fragrance.

For climate control, choose evergreen plants for protection from cold winds and deciduous plants around the house to let the winter sunshine stream in. Here are some top gardening tips for the next couple of months. (more…)

Posted In: Arborists, Dunedin, Far North, Fiordland, Gardeners & Lawn Mowing, Landscapers

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