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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lyttelton garden clean-up

Posted 3 years ago

Section on a steepish block needs a bit of a clean up. Mainly weeding, but could require some weed matting as well. Will need to take the green waste to the dump.

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Tafshan

Posted 1 year ago

landscaped ground maintainance includes lawns, edging, weeding, vegetable garden weeding, shrub and tree pruning occasionally and green waste removal

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Zephyr Hills

Posted 1 year ago

Keeping a native garden maintained. Weeding, sweeping drive and deck, and some limited weed spraying. This is for an ongoing period. Needs to be someone with experience, can communicate well including email.

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Ruth1

Posted 2 years ago

1/4 acre steep property needs a mow with weed eater and by hand around young flax. Two woody shrub piles need chipping or removed - one pile up the hill the other down the hill

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hill section clean up

Posted 2 years ago

need a hilly section cleaned up.

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Gardening

Posted 10 months ago

Gardening, weeding and general outside tidied up including windows washed etc

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Keith Kemp

Posted 8 months ago

Need someone to finish a job I started before snapping a tendon. Trim a hedge which is approx 4-5m high back to 2.5m most pittosporuem. approx 10-15m and easy access of ladder. Can supply pole chainsaw etc.and will dump green waste myself. Plus a bit of trimming. Would think about a days work, don't need to be expert job just tidy.

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Regular fornightly gardening job for an hour and a half

Posted 2 years ago

I want a gardener to tend to my very small garden (whole property is 300 square metres) includes mowing lawn, trimming hedges, pruning roses and weeding. can be done in an hour and a half. Gardener must have own mower and hedge trimmer as I don't have.

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Section clearing

Posted 6 months ago

clearing very long grass on steep section and removing same. Approx half to one acre in area.

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Section clean-out

Posted 4 years ago

Steep section. Has been weed matted but is now over grown. Needs to be cleared up, have green waste removed, and weed mat remediated.

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Garden Clearing (Front Bank of House)

Posted 8 months ago

I am looking for an extra pair of hands to help me clear the last section of the front bank to my property. I have done most of the work myself it is just the last section to finish. It has got away and needs trimming back and clearing of the scrubs, ivy, and small trees (not the stumps). I would like to have all green wasted removed and taken away.. Although it is clearing a bank it is not too steep and has easy to access by a concrete pathway. The area to clear is approx 12 metres square....

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Fortnightly gardening work for gardener with their own tools

Posted 2 years ago

I am looking for a reliable gardener who has access to their own tools to do my garden every fortnight in summer and occasionally in winter. (In the past it has taken about an hour and a half.) My garden is very small (the whole property including the house is 300 square metres. I need hedges trimmed, lawn mowed and just general tidying up. The critical requirement is than it can be done at regular intervals.

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Garden clear-up

Posted 7 years ago

Smallish but steep section in Lyttelton that has been neglected for some time needs to be cleared of weeds (e.g., deadly nightshade, convovulus, thistles, etc.), weedmatted, and weeds taken to the dump.

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Section Clearance - Akaroa

Posted 3 years ago

We have a section is Takamatua (near Alkaroa, which needs a tidy/clearance. There is some rubbish (timber etc) that needs to go to the dump as well as tree prining and a general garden tidy. Its quite a big job. The section os 1500sqm.

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Garden Clean Up

Posted 4 years ago

We have a rental property in Lyttelton with a tiered garden at the back ( 15m2 ?). Over the last few years it has become very over grown. We are looking for someone to clear the grass up & remove weeds. Trim some small trees & roses so we can lay bark & stones to make it more manageable. Possibly some one who can continue afterwards an keep the garden under control & cut lawns every month etc. Prefer only organic sprays used if necessary.

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Regular Grounds Maintenance

Posted 4 years ago

We are looking for a gardener keen to maintain these gardens every few months; mainly shrub trimming, ideally someone in the area please.

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Section clean up.

Posted 2 years ago

Neglected home section on hill-side needs a clean out. Steepish block, with problematic access. You will need to take green waste to the dump. Probably take a couple of days.

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Garden maintenance

Posted 1 year ago

We need a yard clean-up as soon as possible as we will be selling soon. It is a small property in Lyttelton but the garden is overgrown. We need weeding, cutting back, hedge trimming and garden waste removal.

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Shambles of a yard

Posted 5 months ago

Desperately needing someone to come and deal to my yard. It isn't very big, there is no grass but there is a hell of a lot of weeds. Looking for someone to come and haul all the rubbish, dog poop, and weeds away. Ideally, I want a clean slate so I can eventually plant grass or a garden. Currently the main front part of the yard is covered in weeds and rocks which I think they put in as a type of rock garden or weed deterrant at some stage but is now just a big mess. There is also an area...

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Section clean up

Posted 2 years ago

hi, need a hilly section cleaned up for sale.

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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.

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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Dunc's Handy Home Services

Joined May 2019

Hi there, If you need some help around the home cleaning your gutters, windows, repairing a fence, maintaining and repairing ponds and water features (expert level!) or someone to mow your lawn and do the gardening etc, choose me, someone that will go the extra distance. All types of work undertaken to a high standard and care taken with a friendly, professional manner. No job too small and g...

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ACP CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined March 2019

Combined we have 30+yrs experience within the Civil Construction and Landscaping trade and can offer a vast variety of Civil Construction and Landscaping services. We take pride in our work, therefore being able to offer fair competitive prices to suit your budget is a must. We are reliable and our time management allows for us to be able to make our deadlines. Both of us hold our Comprehensive f...

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Mitchell Property Maintenance

Joined November 2016

Hi, we generally do smaller jobs around residential properties in both maintenance and improvement although we often undertake larger projects as well. We will complete to a very high standard any job around your property including renovation work, Repaints, fencing, decks and landscaping as well as any maintenance work. Getting a competitive quote out to you, no matter how big or small the job, i...

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Canterbury Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined July 2016

All your property maintenance tasks covered by one company, we handle it all. Fully insured, free no obligation quotes. Our company offers a wide range of services including complete lawn & garden care, landscaping, window & gutter cleaning, weed & pest spraying, section clearing, painting, fences, and much more.

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Apes contracting ltd

Joined May 2016

Apes contracting, earthworks contracting including - Driveways/paths/patios ( concrete & asphalt ) , curb & channel , trench digging , tree removal, site scraps , landscaping , retaining walls , house foundations

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Dave Parker Builder

Joined June 2019

Hi I am a quilified carpenter with over 10 years experience in the building trade. I have had extensive experience in all types of residential work. While I have specialised in new homes, renovations and restorations. I also enjoy doing small jobs. I take great pride in all jobs I do big or small. So if you need a door fixed, a house built or anything in between I look forward to providing you wit...

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi all, Supreme covers Property & Building Maintenance and Landscaping Services. If you have a one of job or project or you require a regular service, we can provide both. Rental property issues - no problem. I have over 20 years residential and commercial property maintenance. I also have tickets for EWP - Scissor, Cherry picker & Boom lifters for all Work at Height. Qualified to Work at Heigh...

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Brothers Landscapes

Joined August 2013

We have been a family business for the last 17 years and offer the complete landscaping and construction package from tree felling, ready lawn, irrigation, paving, retaining walls, fencing, decks, concreting, planting, renovations, new builds and much more. FREE quote to transform your section. Experienced, professional and on time. Phone Brothers Landscapes and Construction in Christchurch for a...

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JOAT property services

Joined November 2017

Hi, my company is composed of young fit D.I.Y thinking men who aren't afraid of getting stuck in and getting jobs done efficiently to a high standard for a reasonable price. With three and a half years of experience in the building industry and 5 years of garden care experience we can surely tackle the toughest of jobs. We offer free quotes so feel free to get in touch.

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Dando Fencing Limited

Joined April 2018

We are a family owned business located in Christchurch, NZ. We specialise in residential and commercial fencing. Our goal as a company is to provide a neat and efficient service and offer helpful and friendly assistance with all your projects.FREE MEASURE & QUOTE

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Action gardening services

Joined February 2019

We provide service to... Christchurch, Wanaka, Queenstown, Cromwell, Dunedin, Timaru and all surrounding suburbs, we have crews based all around the south island, we are a Christchurch based company, We specialize in New driveways ( concrete and asphalt ) curb and channel, exposed aggregate, pathways and patios, anything concrete we can do. We specialize in all aspects of landscaping hard and soft...

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dandi contracting

Joined May 2018

Hello, We are a building team with over 30 years experience, be it carpet laying, tiling or outside doing Landscaping, Decking and Masonry work. We are LBP and keen to help you. Please give us a call. Cheers Dave

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Chris's contracting

Joined November 2018

Chris's contracting covers most aspects of building and renovations I specialise in all aspects of plastering interior and exterior and my brother is a fully qualified builder we take pride in our work and leave all work done to the best quality possible please don't hesitate to get in contact look forward to hearing from you!

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Chris's maintaince

Joined January 2019

Hi, I'm Chris. Landscaper / gardener and handyman. Do you have gardens that need tidying lawns that need mowing or an extra hand around your home? I'm here to help you.. I pride myself in working to the highest standards and will go the extra mile to get your job done just how you want it. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Handyman

Joined June 2018

Hi their I'm concert placer by trade over 23 years experience all so in landscapeing . I'm looking for some extra work in the weekend's . so if you need a hand or want something done around the house. Like concert/dig out and boxed up Paving Leaving lawns for Grass/stone chip Warterbasti...

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Freedom Custom Made Ltd

Joined October 2018

We are a family operated business in its infancy. I however have been building the last 9 yrs with highly varied projects. We have the expertise and network to make your dreams a reality. From design, project management, to small repair we have you coverd. Flexible with locations, setting up in the wild for weeks is not a problem. We enjoy developing lasting relationships and take pride in offerin...

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