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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gardening

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Garden Clearing (Front Bank of House)

Posted 10 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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Section clean up

Posted 2 years ago

hi, need a hilly section cleaned up for sale.

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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 tidy, lawns mowed, raised garden beds built

Posted 3 weeks ago

Lawns mowed Front hedge weeded General tidy of landscaping Spray weeds on gravelled areas Build raised beds in vege garden area

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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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Keith Kemp

Posted 10 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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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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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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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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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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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 clearing

Posted 8 months ago

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

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hill section clean up

Posted 2 years ago

need a hilly section cleaned up.

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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 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 7 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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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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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for the last 6 years ive now just gone out on my own i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices.

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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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Greenmount Consultants ltd

Joined May 2016

Experienced Landscape Gardener for all your garden needs. Regular lawn mowing, tree pruning, hedge trimming, retaining walls, section clearing, rubbish removal.

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ogrady plastering

Joined September 2015

Hi there. Being plastering for last 13 years. We do all aspects of plastering work interior and exterior.new houses and renovations and also smaller jobs in patch work , Crack repair . Coving. We also do painting . And concrete work repair. Very good rates with quality finish

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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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Sculptural Landscapes LTd

Joined January 2018

Sculptural Landscapes has been beautifying Canterbury yards for over 5 years now. We will take on anything from putting in a few grasses to entire lifestyle block landscaping and management. We work very hard to keep out clients happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and time. If its outside we can manage your job to a high standard. If your looking...

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, Supreme Services provides Landscaping Services & Property & Building Maintenance Services . I am qualified as a Landscaper & Landscape Gardener having over 20 years experience. Contact us for all aspects of Landscaping - paving, decking, fencing, garden and lawn installations. Tree work including pruning and tree lopping and stump grinding. For Building Maintenance items including washdow...

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Happy Plants

Joined December 2013

If you are looking for an affordable garden service , which will make your garden look beautiful again, you have found it! I am someone who always had a passion for gardening. After gaining work experience and doing an education in horticulture I am ready to start a business! As I am just starting, the rates are still low, so grab your chance to get your garden cleaned up at a good price!

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Fowlertrades

Joined January 2017

Im a small family bussiness operating for 5 years now that Does a variety of jobs inside and out of your property including removing all rubbish and clearing all property rubbish left from tenants! Tree trimmimg, hedge trimming, tree felling, stump Grinding also lawn mowing. Or needing a tidy up before sale.

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Total trees limited

Joined April 2018

Professional and reliable team of arborist can tend to any of your tree related needs from removing large trees to pruning and trimming shrubs and bushes. There is no job to big or too small for our team to tackle. Call us now for No obligation free quote

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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BNH Ltd

Joined October 2014

I am a family man and I have been painting and plastering for over ten years. We have created a unique quoting system which gives you control over your project down to the last dollar. We are competitively priced and enjoy having many happy and satisified customers.

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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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Stewart Paving and Landscapes

Joined October 2015

Hi I've been landscaping for about 16 years. Im fully qualified and highly experienced in all forms of landscaping. I really specialise in hardwood decks and intricate paving. Have won several awards whilst in employment but Ive started my own business now. Have been a specialised hard landscaper for over 12 years. Concrete, fences, decks, pergolas, intricate paving a specialty, irrigation (reside...

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All Seasons Landscaper & Gardener

Joined January 2019

Hi everyone, we have worked in civil construction and landscaping industry for over 10 years, building nice driveways and beautiful gardens for the property owners in Christchurch and wider Canterbury regions. We specialize in all aspects of residential landscaping such as driveways path and patio. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselv...

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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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J Law Contracting

Joined July 2018

NZ Qualified Carpenter Specialising in decking and fencing.Quality renovation work. Bathroom and Kitchens. Property maintenace and your average handy mans job. Carpenter with a no job too big or small attitude. Reliable, efficient, proffessional and cost effective. Have access to quality subcontractors at cheap rates too!

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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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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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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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