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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering gardening related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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

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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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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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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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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

If you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. Know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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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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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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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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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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Latest gardening case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Recent jobs posted

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

One off lawn mowing

Posted 8 hours ago

Looking for a one off lawn mower as my regular person is stuck beyond the Auckland border. Lawn hasn't been mowed in about 7 weeks due to the lockdown happening the day before my regularly scheduled mow. You will need to bring your own mower as I don't have one. Property size is Aprox 650sqm less the house/driveway

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Garden Tidy Up

Posted 12 hours ago

We need to have an existing garden area prepared and put into stonechip or the like Boxing it in so it doesnt spread onto adjacent concrete. Also, small area laid in lawn and gardens boxed in.

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Backyard trimming

Posted 16 hours ago

Needs the bushes as per pictured trimmed down in order to allow more light into house.

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Large Garden Clean Tidy & Regular Maintenance

Posted 16 hours ago

Hi there, We need our garden looked after on a regular basis. If you are up to the challenge of our large garden at a reasonable price. Let us know. Thank you 😊

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Hedge trim

Posted 19 hours ago

Wanting this hedge trimmed back in the next week or so.

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Driveway clear up

Posted 1 day ago

Just after a quote to get bush and trees cleared from beside driveway. It's a shared driveway so I have to let the other owner know so we can share. the costs.

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Tidy back garden

Posted 1 day ago

I have a small but untidy back garden that needs some TLC and maybe some planting help. I do have a pergola that needs to be supported or pulled down

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Waste removal

Posted 1 day ago

i have garden branches stumps dirt that i need taking away

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Dug/rotary hoe for a garden

Posted 1 day ago

Need an area of about 5m by 3m dug/rotary hoe for a garden

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Cut down a tree

Posted 2 days ago

I need some one help to cut down a small tree in my garden. If you think you can help, please contact me.

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Lawn Mowing and Garden trimming

Posted 2 days ago

Front lawn mowing fortnightly Garden - trimming

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Vegetable garden

Posted 2 days ago

I need someone to rotary hoe my garden

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Mowing - Grey Lynn

Posted 3 days ago

Needing our lawns mowed - one off with potential to be regular. The backyard is about 8m x 5m and there’s a bit of grass at the front that’ll need a weed eater, it’s about 2x3

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Garden tidy up!

Posted 3 days ago

Looking to have my garden tidied in the next week and a half. The hedge needs a trim only on my side at the top, there are weeds that need pulling/killing, two dead bushes need pulling out. 3-6 bushes need trimming. Any other tidy ideas would be considered too.

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Hedges

Posted 4 days ago

Need someone to supply and plant roughly 100m of hedges

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Weeding and planting

Posted 4 days ago

I have some kikuyu that needs weeding out of garden beds, my wildflower patch needs weeding, I need some branches removing from my palms, and I have a couple of plants that need putting in. There might be some more jobs, and a small number of ongoing jobs.

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Re-lay weed mat and bark garden

Posted 4 days ago

Remove old weed mat and degraded bark from a garden strip and put down new weed mat and new mulch (probably bark bits). Garden is 1.5m x 20m strip down side of driveway. It is flat and contains 10 rose bushes. I'd like a quote to supply weed mat and mulch and dispose of old mat and old mulch, but happy to look at alternatives to full job. Don't mind a wait but would like a fixed timeframe, although the roses are growing now!

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65sqm lawns to be mowed

Posted 5 days ago

This is the first cut for roll lawn which was installed before the lockdown and has established well but needs to be handled with a lot of care so it doesn’t uplift. The clippings need to be taken away.

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Cut garden plants and remove

Posted 5 days ago

Need to tidy up garden by removing plants to make it low maintenance

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 203,000 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 maintence and green removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tall Hedge Planting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Removal of mini bamboo hedge x 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden clean up


7th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dig and remove to green waste

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedging and weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Section clean up and green waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening/Weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bush/overgrown tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pre-move garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weedmat and irrigation installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up and planting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

JJ garden work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

One-off Lawn mowing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regular garden/weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regular lawn maintenance - 10 townhouses

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 1
Communication
 1

Border revamp

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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