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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

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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 mow and weed eating

Posted 2 hours ago

Lawn mowed section cleaned up plus weed eating

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Weeding and general tidy of property

Posted 5 hours ago

My rental in Palmerston north has very overgrown and unkept garden of shrubs and large hedges and roses that have become overgrown. Would ideally like someone to complete a large overhaul of this and then return every other month to keep the property tidy. Would ideally need to have someone come round to the property to sus out costing etc first. I live overseas so please email me if interested ...

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Pre-sale tidy-up

Posted 18 hours ago

We are overseas and need some pre-sale tidy-up work done on our hillside house section in Hillsborough: - Small lawn area in front of house - lawnmower - Grass bank beside and behind house - weedeater - General weeding around the property, particularly between paths and house - Remove green waste. Plus: - Remove a queens bed/mattress and chest of drawers; - Remove any other miscellaneous items still floating around the property, some of the timber shown in the attached photos is still t...

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Mt Pleasant Lawns

Posted 22 hours ago

3 small sections of lawn. 2 about 35m one about 70m. regular mow say fortnightly in growing seasons and monthly in other. Say 18 per year.

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2 x 400m2 Sections Needing to be Mowed - Grey Lynn

Posted 1 day ago

I have 2 x 400m2 sections that need to be mowed ASAP. Someone has also dumped a few black garbage bags on one of the sites - also need this to be taken away.

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Green waste removal

Posted 1 day ago

Garden waste removal, trimmed branches etc. Probably a couple of trailer loads.

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Tree pruning or removal

Posted 1 day ago

3 small trees to be pruned or removed

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Tree Trimming

Posted 1 day ago

This is a small job that could fit in between other jobs. It would take approximately one day. I have a number of topiary trees approximately 5 - 6 metres high that need trimming.

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Small job: Hedging trim of two trees to fence height

Posted 2 days ago

I have two trees (a pittosporum and a feijoa) that are hedged along the fence line (about 6 metres wide). They need trimming across the top to meet the top of the trellis along the fence (about 2.1metres high) to make it a manageable height for me to keep trim. See picture. Heavy duty tree loppers and power hedge trimmer needed. Removal of prunings not required,

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Tidy up small garden and leaves in private car park

Posted 2 days ago

Carpark needs leaves removed and small garden area trimmed and tidied up Must take away all garden waste Must be done one morning before 9.15am as the carpark starts filling with cars after 9.30am. ( Any morning is fine) Please provide quote and let me know when you can do it. Thanks Sydenham area

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Gardening Clean up

Posted 2 days ago

General garden tidy up required and remove weeds(not just spray) from the small white stone gardens and bring the white stones back to life. The stones may just need mixing around a bit once the garden is weeded as they are a bit off colour. Also need to trim two ferns(pictured).

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Need old grass removed and new landscaping

Posted 2 days ago

Old grass needs to be removed from a very tough clay, the area is not large but you need to have appropriate tool as its not an easy job I would rather have a team then just one person Also need to plant new grass, we have the earth but we need recommendation for the right quantity Several gardening jobs to follow

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General gardening & mowing

Posted 2 days ago

General garden care, pruning shrubs, tending a residential garden in Springfield Rotorua. 3 hours per fortnight, $25.00 per hour.

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Pre sale garden clean up

Posted 2 days ago

Mowing, weeding, green waste removal , trimming etc

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Gardening work

Posted 3 days ago

Gardening, mowing, pruning, weeding - everything is overgrown. You'll see in the photos the propery is undergoing renos. Contractors will be on site. We're looking to get the gardening work completed this week, Thursday we'll be onsite to meet. I have videos to send via email.

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Hedge trimming #2

Posted 3 days ago

The section has hedging on four sides. A short back and sides is needed!

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Garden clearance

Posted 3 days ago

Just before the lock down I had 5 palm trees removed from my front garden. This has left the garden in a mess. I would like to have it tidied up so that when the time is right, I can then have it landscaped. My husband and I are both around 80 yrs, so we cannot do this ourselves.

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Gardening Services

Posted 3 days ago

Clear all the shrubs on the retaining wall, relay weed mats ready for replacement of new plants. May need to add a small trellis to block off a section of the retaining wall to prevent the dog from going on it.

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Garden soil replacement

Posted 3 days ago

bad quality existing garden fill needs complete digging out, dumping, and replacing with top quality soil. Two areas. Area one = approx 7m long x 0.6m wide x depth of 0.6m required. Area two = approx 6m long x 0.6m wide x depth of 0.6m required. There are small shrubs/ plants to come out, then replant. Work is adjacent to new ashphalt driveway that must not be damaged. Thanks Richard

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Hedge trimming

Posted 3 days ago

The section has hedging on four sides. A short back and sides is needed! Waste will need to be dumped

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Garden Tidy with Tree trim 40 Bellbird Ave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn Mowing - Cut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

thinning, pruning & removal of same

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove garden waste

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Autumn garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Green waste disposal #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden preparation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedges cut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regular lawn mowing/gardening work without having to remind

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Yard tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Whole Section Garden Tidy Up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Lawn mowing & Weedeating Help please!

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawnmowing and green waste removed needed asap

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up


7th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Weeding & Tidy up.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden and backyard restoration and tidy up.


15th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Tree removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regular weedeating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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