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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Lawn tidy up

Posted 24 minutes ago

Looking for one-off lawn cut to tidy up the ground for a rental property in Hornby. Happy to go for regular cuts if quote is good.

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Revamp

Posted 2 hours ago

I need my lawn to be leveled and have a few beds that I want completely re-done and general advice etc, trimming and clearing out. I want my lawns to be luscious by summer but we only have 2 water tanks, no municipal water.

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Garden cleaning #2

Posted 3 hours ago

Garden cleaning, including lawn mowing, green waste removal, lichen/moss cleaning, weeds removal

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Fortnightly lawn mow

Posted 4 hours ago

I have a small front and backyard that requires well priced fortnightly lawn mowing (including edged). Please Note: This system permits only 3 contacts so I apolgise if I don't get back to you. I will consider all applicants, even those not based locally. Your contact request should include your rate including/excluding removal of clippings. Thank you!

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Small weeding job

Posted 21 hours ago

We need someone to weed the driveway fence line. Fence is approx 40m and has young flax planted. The weeds growing in between need to be pulled out - waste needs to be taken away. Should only be one hour max.

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Michelle Chaproniere

Posted 23 hours ago

I need mostly weeding at this stage around fences and boundies. Landscaped garden needs a good weed and tidy up. Could become a semi regular job.

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Lawn Care

Posted 1 day ago

Regular mowing of two fairly small garden lawns, needing edges also tidied at the same time. Want a good reliable service. Maybe initial job full collect, subsequent mows usually using a mulching mower. Prefer invoicing and payment on line.

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Removal of birds of paradise root

Posted 1 day ago

I have a birds of paradise root that needs removing this week

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Hedge and garden maintainance

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for someone to maintain our existing property including: Hedges, trimming, spraying and fertilizing. Gardens, weeding and spraying. Concrete and tiled areas, mould spraying.

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Gardening

Posted 1 day ago

trimming hedges and grass edges, cutting trees and pruning

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Sandys

Posted 2 days ago

General garden tidy up and thin out. Some branches off camellias. Edges. Maybe 3 hours ish? Bit of rubbish removed. Flat section. Nothing really big

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General gardening

Posted 2 days ago

We have 2 hostels in the CBD with small/medium sized gardens. We would need someone to attend every 2-3 months (depending on season) to complete general gardening, like weeding, trimming of bushes/hedges, tidy up and casual top up of mulch.

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Lawn mowing

Posted 2 days ago

Just the small front patch needs to be mowed

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Lawn mower

Posted 2 days ago

Mow lawn and weedeat , need to have push mawer not ride on

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Hedge Trimming

Posted 2 days ago

We have a large pittosporum hedge to 3 sides of our boundary which needs trimming. Hedge ranges in height from approx 2.2m on one boundary and around 1.6m on the other 2 boundaries. It needs trimming on top and sides and all trimmings removed as part of job.

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Garden replant

Posted 2 days ago

I need all scrubs removed from narrow garden and replaced with grasses. Also need watering system installed. Needs to be completed in next month.

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Residential Garden Maintentance

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, I'd like to arrange for regular garden maintenance at my home. The work involves keeping and planting beds in order, keeping bushes tidy, some pruning and the removal of waste. I'm ok managing the lawns and the work doesn't involve lawn mowing.

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General Yard Work and Rubbish Removal

Posted 2 days ago

Yard and garden needs a general tidy-up - leaves, trees, lawn tidy, water blasting pathways and decking. Rubbish removal - Bits of junk around property needs to be sorted and removed, maybe two tip trucks full. On-site quote required ASAP.

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Gemma Griffin

Posted 2 days ago

Weeding of two raised garden beds that are currently full of grass (some quite long). Clearing of steep slope behind the garden beds - this area is very messy, and almost all plants need to be removed. Mowing of lawns. WORK REQUIRED urgently this Tues, Weds or Thurs (23-25 July). PLEASE NOTE the attached photos are of the garden beds when they were installed to show you the size. The steep slope is the area directly behind those garden beds, across to the wooden seat. It goes ba...

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Gardening & weed removal

Posted 3 days ago

I need the weed removed from the garden and the garden tidied up This is for a flat in Mount Roskill. The Garden is not big (front and Back of the house). There are two parts to the front section. And there is one back section as well. Back section can be completely removed and the front section has couple of plants that will need to be trimmed.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 139,000 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 2x creepers from garden fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Moss Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tenants moving out - Outside tidy up

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regular Garden Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regular Lawn Maintenance Required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden bed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree removal and hedge trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tidyup

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 2

Gardening, weeding and basic clean up a

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Tina Lawns


13th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Overgrown lawns!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim weeds on section - recurring job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pump & Valve Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

332 Stanmore Road

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Total Removal of small hedge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Unwanted plants, weed removal and prevention spraying

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large Bank needs weeds removed and sprayed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Landscaping

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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