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Tips On Hiring An Auckland Gardener

With Aucklanders having a long history of enjoying the outdoors and aiming for that good old quarter acre section, our gardens are one area of our property we love to use and enjoy. Yet with our busy lives, especially here in fast paced Auckland, gardens are sadly neglected due to a lack of time or knowledge. That’s where hiring a professional gardener who can help you care for your grounds and keep them looking smart comes in.

Professional groundskeepers are able to do a wide range of tasks in your garden with lawn mowing and edging, pruning, weeding, garden design, landscaping and planting to name a few. The outside jobs you have that need doing by a gardener will depend on the type and size of your garden and how much time or inclination you have to dig in and do it yourself. You will also need to decide on how often you would like them to visit your property; weekly, fortnightly, monthly or even just a one off job when preparing your home for new tenants or a new owner.

What To Look For In A Gardener

A great gardener may have their own business and work for themselves, be an employee in a small local business working only within specific Auckland suburbs like Glen Eden and Mt Wellington or be a part of a large nationwide company. One of the best ways to find the right fit for you is to ask around for recommendations, read reviews other customers have written or ask for testimonials on their work.

Here at Builderscrack we strongly recommend that a review is placed upon the completion of the work. This not only gives feedback to the tradie you hire, but helps build a system of trust among other users just like you.

Investigate the qualifications, training and experience a gardener or their business has. With qualifications from degrees in landscaping and design, to certificates in horticulture and specific training courses at local tertiary institutions, your local gardener will be able to tell you how their specific qualifications can help them provide a better service to you.

Some of the best gardeners do not have any formal qualifications, but have a love of gardening and plenty of years of experience under their belt instead. It makes sense that if you have a specialised project such as landscaping or pruning challenging trees that you choose an expert in that area.

Hiring a local gardener familiar with our climate here in the City of Sails makes sense. Not only will they be able to advise you on suitable plants for our variable weather, but they can also identify the type of soil which your property has and identify and control common local pests, diseases and weeds. Choosing someone within your suburb can cut down their travelling expenses which are passed onto you.

When looking for an Auckland based gardener, post here at Builderscrack first. We’ve got plenty of keen tradies just waiting for your job today

Latest gardening articles

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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.

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

Posted 1 week 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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Garden preparation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Preparing an area to make a new garden. Digging and clearing required. The area is about 3.5 x3.5 m. There is also some other clearing to be done. This should only take about 2-3 hours max. To be done in the next few days if possible.

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Remove garden waste

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have some piles of garden waste to be removed, including one bin of composed waste. See attached photos.

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Cut down some shrubs

Posted 2 weeks ago

looking for some one to cut down some shrubs and take away, one off job

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Removing garden waste

Posted 2 weeks ago

Removing garden waste (see photos) - stairs next to house lead to drive which fits truck. Ground is dry so no mud as long as it doesn't rain :)

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Small garden maintenance

Posted 3 days ago

Weeding of borders,spraying of path, drive and small courtyard. Also trimming of shrubs. Looking to make this a recurring job.

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Garden - weed killing, trimming, disposal

Posted 3 hours ago

Need tradies to help with killing and getting rid of these weeds which has been growing for more than 1 year. Trees and bushes also need pruning and trimming. Ability to dispose of dead leaves, bugs (if any!), compost, weeds for us is a must. Not a big area but happy to have you come in and gauge time + hours, do a quotation before we start work. Picture is taken today.

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Garden tidy up

Posted 1 week ago

After a tidy up of the small area pictured and down the fence line.

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Hedge trimming 196 Garnet Rd

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hedge trimming front and back, waste removal and maybe some tree pruning.

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Weeding the vegetable garden

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, we have quite an overgrown vegetable garden that needs weeding, would love some help as my husband is on crutches with a torn achilles. Won't take very long with a dedicated gardener.

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Lawns and edges

Posted 4 hours ago

Three weeks in winter, two in summer or as appropriate.

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Lawn and garden maintenance

Posted 3 weeks ago

Lawns mowed in both front and back lawns, removal of nightshade bushes, pruning and tidying up of gardens.

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Very overgrown garden clean out and cut back trees

Posted 3 weeks ago

Very overgrown garden Requires big clean out Small garden but very overgrown Tight driveway - very small truck will fit down but not large truck (2.70 m wide) All green waste will need to be removed

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Tree pruning or removal

Posted 1 week ago

3 small trees to be pruned or removed

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Get rid of Scale

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a scale infestation in our hedges, have sprayed multi times with Conquer Oil, washed them off with a water jet and stripped them off by hand but hey persist. I am looking for someone who can spray with an industrial insecticide that will effectively kill them. Approx 20 metres of hedge.

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Green waste removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi we have cut down some boundary trees and now need all the debris removed.

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Trim/Prune for small bushes in driveway

Posted 1 day ago

We have an arrangement of small bushes in our driveway that are starting to become overgrown, possibly affecting the health of other plants in the beds. Looking for someone to come give them all a trim, try to add some shape and provide general advice on how to keep the whole bed healthy. Could become a regular service if certain factors are met.

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5 Unit gardening

Posted 2 days ago

Hello, As we have got the 5 unit in one land, we need someone come and look after carding and cleaning on regular basis. Thank You.

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Garden clean up and tree removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a small tree that has died and needs to be removed, I dont think stump grinding is required but happy to chat. I have a standalone hedge that needs to be removed and a couple of other small gardening tasks. Probably half a day's work all up.

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Ivy trimming - small-ish job

Posted 2 weeks ago

Trim ivy hedging from a wall (not too high) - including cutting off a clumping bit that's about 4 foot square... possibly requiring chainsaw. Remove all waste,

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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.

Clean up and mulch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Weed and green waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regular lawn mowing


28th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden preparation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up


7th 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

On site garden mulching

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th 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

Landscaping


15th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Clean Up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
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

Berm Maintenance


9th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent garden clean-up at childcare centre

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weekly garden maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening/pruning/ removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Fortnightly lawn mow


1st April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Irrigation unit

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Hedge/tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 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

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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K&T contracting

Joined September 2016

although we new to builderscrack we have 30 years experience, concrete laying, retaining walls, stone mason work, decks and landscaping. We happy to provide you with a free quote and references.

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Ultra Flooring

Joined July 2019

Hi, We are experts in installing timber flooring for any size project. We are experienced in supplying and installing laminate, bamboo, engineered timber, solid timber and SPC products. Our customers are our first priority and we pride ourselves on transforming your house into a home.

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JJR Builders Ltd

Joined February 2018

A friendly and professional construction company. Our team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience our clients have come to expect. We always stand behind our work, with customer satisfaction being our first priority. Contact us to learn more about our incredible staff and how they can help you! HI IM JOSE GARGALLO, OWNER OF JJR BUILDERS LTD, MY TEAM IS RE...

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Elite Home & Garden

Joined September 2018

Hi, we have been in the landscaping, gardening and decorating business for more than 18 years. We are very professional and committed to providing the highest trade standards. Our aim is to focus on beautifying your home and garden offering sustainable solutions. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Call today for a no-commitment quote, or even fo...

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Buggers Digging

Joined October 2019

Kia Ora, I am a young motivated hard working civil construction tradesman with over 6 years experience in the industry. i have just started up my own business and can take on a wide variety of works. i have skills in concrete prep and laying, hotmixing, landscaping, pave laying, machine operation, truck driving, lawn mowing hedge trimming and garden maintenance. i have access to medium to larg...

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A1 Property Maintenance Services Ltd

Joined September 2019

A1 Property Maintenance building and property maintenance and renovation team provides a comprehensive service, maintaining your entire building, from the roof to the floor. We save our clients time and money because we put in place a maintenance plan that fixes problems before they arise. We take pride in our reliable, prompt and efficient service, and our friendly approach to every job. A...

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LT construction Ltd

Joined August 2019

hi , we've been renovating fence , deck , retaining wall for few years . Jobs are successful approved by city council . we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for projects completing . we pride ourselves on proving competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Ampertaine Garden Services Limited

Joined September 2019

I have 40 years experience in commercial horticulture. That includes commercial vegetable growing, kiwifruit and avodado growing, commercial spraying and scientific research. Currently I work with my son mowing lawns, spraying weeds, trimming hedges and removing small trees and green waste. I also provide advice on weed control and landscaping. We work on maintaining a reputation for reliability...

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Loef Landscaping Ltd

Joined May 2019

I've been landscaping with Luijten Landscaping for 5 and a half years and have now decided to start out on my own. I work very hard and tidy and finish the job to a high standard. I build decks, retaining walls, fences(wooden and aluminium pool) and do garden maintenance as well. There are also some photos on the facebook page Loef Landscaping Ltd

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Clipped Ltd

Joined July 2019

Clipped Ltd - Property Maintenance Business, working in Central City Auckland. We are not a franchise but a group of three owner operators that draw on a wide range of skills, with the ability to draw in Labour as jobs demands. We are already working with many clients in Central Auckland area. We are reliable and experienced, we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes. Ask Clipped- Abo...

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J & J Professional Services

Joined April 2018

'Love what you do, do what you love.' This personal principle sets us apart from any other lawn care and gardening operators. We take pride in our work because we put our hearts in every services we do.

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R D WICKENS

Joined February 2018

Hi,I have been a carpenter for 29 years and have a high standard of work.I currently contract to a reputable company,but am looking for smaller jobs at the weekends.I take pride in my work and like to see a happy customer every time.I work hard to make sure jobs are completed on budget and on time.

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discount projects

Joined June 2016

Hi, I look for small projects to complete on weekends and evening where possible such as decks, aluminium joinery installation, fences, painting and much more. Service is provided at a reasonable rate.

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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Handy King

Joined May 2018

Hi, My name is Kingy I work for a small company in the Earthmoving industry as a excavator, I also work fulltime as a Handyman, I'm available during the day/evening and some weekends. I Specialize in installing Doors, locks, window locks, fence, Retaining wall, TV/dryer wall mounting, Gib fixing, retractable awning & sail installation, Gutter cleaning, demolition, odd jobs and many more. I...

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Express Civil

Joined November 2019

Hi, we have over 20 years of experience in civil works and landscaping. We do everything from site excavations and drainage to concrete and asphalt reinstatement. Not to mention fencing and retaining walls. Express aims to be the one stop shop for all your hard landscaping needs.

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Hole 9 Yards Ltd

Joined February 2017

Hi, (w)Hole 9 Yards do just that, we cover many different services that your property needs. Waterblasting, window cleaning, roofing, roof painting etc.We are a small personal business that has 15 years experience and will guarantee a friendly experience with competitive free quotes Auckland wide.

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Wheelie Klean NZ ltd

Joined May 2016

Professional jet wash cleaning. Whether it be wheelie bins, driveways, houses, or commercial businesses we can clean it! We also do chewing gum removal from all surfaces as well as gutter cleaning, section clearing, lawn mowing and any other odd job that you may require around your home or business. We now specialize on installing the all New Gutter Foam that keeps your gutters clean and clear....

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