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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.

One off lawn mow. Small/medium

Posted 2 hours ago

Need my front lawn and berm mowed Please. We have all the stuff just we are both a injured right now.if we get it done today that would be great as it’s got a lot of flowers and covered in bees

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Shrub cutting

Posted 6 hours ago

183a Kennedy road South Side of the garage needs the tall shrubbery cut back. South side of the house just back further from the garage the same as the above. Road side by the front door some small growing plants need to be cut back away from the house.

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Garden waste removal

Posted 11 hours ago

Hi We have cleared up our garden and there is heaps of waste to be picked up. We need someone who can come and load all the rubbish and take it with them for a reasonable cost.

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Garden Edging - Bricks

Posted 12 hours ago

We are looking to put in new garden edging using recycled bricks (as per the photos). Wanting to put down some mortar or concrete to stop the bricks from moving as well as prevent weeds from growing through them later. Also will likely need someone with stone cutter to be able to fit the bricks. We will supply the bricks, so we would be looking at labour + concrete/mortar costs to get the job done. We've also already dug out a trench as we want to paving bricks at grass level.

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Garden Rescue-weeds

Posted 13 hours ago

Hi I have a garden that has weed issues and a dead tree trunk(may not need removal as long as other part is aesthetically pleasing). Lawn is maintained by a professional on a fortnightly basis so weed and a bit of landscaping is really our main problem here.

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Hedge cutting

Posted 17 hours ago

I have some high hedges that need the top and sides to be trimmed and some trees as well it is not a chainsaw job just needs to have the new growth trimmed. A long hedge trimmer would be an advantage.

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Regular lawn mowing

Posted 17 hours ago

Regular lawn mowing including removal of cuttings. There are currently no planted areas or trees on the section, just lawn. There are two cocker spaniels (one is blind, both friendly when they know you) on the property but they are only given access to the gardens when I am home.

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Build Tree Hedge with Eugenia Ventenati

Posted 19 hours ago

There are 2 trees in our back yard but the trees leaves fall every winter, so they are not good for privacy. We want to build a tree hedge with evergreen Eugenia Ventenati.

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Garden - demo + regrass

Posted 21 hours ago

We need our existing pergola demolished, and all vines and tiles below removed. we then want to regrass the area below including topsoil and new grass seed. this is for the area below the pergola and directly adjacent to the garage. The final product should be a flat area of grass for that corner of the garden. Total area approx 15m2

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Lawn mowing, gardening and tidy up whole section front and back.

Posted 21 hours ago

Lawn mowing, gardening and tidy up whole section front and back Pruning, weeding, grass cutting, water blasting all paving. Also quote for wasting the house and cleaning the guttering

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Small garden

Posted 22 hours ago

We have a small garden with quite a few young fruit trees and vegetable planters. We’d like to have regular spruce up (weeding, pruning of roses and fruit trees) probably monthly or more regularly if required. No mowing required.

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Lawn Mowing

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a Lawn Mowing service either regular mowing or a one-off quick grass cut please. Thank you!

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Garden Clearing

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for someone to clear our gardens HOT MESS. Has stones and tree stumps that need removing so if this is your kind of work please contact me.

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Get that waste away .....

Posted 1 day ago

I've got a little bit of green waste that needs removing and taken away . ... mainly leaves and weeds ....not a huge job .....can you help? Happy to negotiate a fair rate if you want to view .....

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Gardening - regular

Posted 1 day ago

Weekly gardening. Watering, weeding, edges etc

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Driveway weeding

Posted 1 day ago

I need some help to get rid of weeds in our driveway. Either manual or with spray. The only condition is that all sprays need to be natural. No roundup or similar products. Would be helpful if you have a view on how to get longer term results.

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Lawn mowing and weed plucking

Posted 2 days ago

We require fortnightly lawn mowing and weed plucking at our new home in Churton Park. The front as two lawns and the back one as well. The rest is mostly landscaped with gravel where we need occasional weed plucking. It seems there hasn’t been done much work lately, so in the beginning an extra hour or so may be required. Thanks for your quote!

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Front garden and Drive weed spray

Posted 2 days ago

Shingle drive area and front garden need weed spraying big open area on drive and in between plants

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Garden and driveway tidy up

Posted 2 days ago

To spray and remove weeds from bricked driveway and general garden tidy up.

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Lawn and garden care

Posted 2 days ago

small lawn (fortnightly mow)

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Rachel and Richard

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Garden maintenance help

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

24th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Hedge trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of shrubs and cutting down trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

One-Off Lawn Mowing Service

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Village Gardens

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge trim and removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need soil moved into veggie garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install pavers for garden path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Large heavy pot and plant to be removed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General garden tidy-up


16th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hole digging.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening cottage garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Garden - Clearing out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Tidy Up Required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawns & tidy garden


14th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Flax removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn mowing Mt Eden flats every 2 weeks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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