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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.

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

Recent jobs posted

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

Lawn mowing and weed removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

Lawns mowed, Weeds removed from lawn, garden beds and paving, if possible grass clippings removed from property

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Trimming / Weeding

Posted 1 month ago

General tidy up garden. Pruning and weeding. Removal of clippings. Could be ongoing work for reasonable hourly rate. Thank you

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Leaf blower

Posted 1 month ago

Mountain bike tracks in Dunedin city requires individual to use leaf blower to clear tracks of debris. Hours are flexible. Leaf blower supplied.

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Replant Garden

Posted 1 month ago

Remove existing plants, add new soil, new weed matting, plant new plants and add stones under washing line and along side of house.

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Grounds man

Posted 2 months ago

Outdoor grounds to be tidied up (leaves / dirt / hedges / bushes / weeds). Hedge to be trimmed. Bushes to be cut back.

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Holly prunings removal

Posted 2 months ago

We have just pruned the holly hedge. There is a large amount of holly branches to be taken to the recycling station. If you bring a truck we can help load it There would be at least 2 small trailer loads so best would be a truck

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Garden/path clearing

Posted 2 weeks ago

path cleared, bit of a section clean up in preparation for selling, garden weeded, and general outside tidy up. Skip on site for green waste (not soil).

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Trim bushes and hedges right back

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi I need a quote to trim these bushes/hedges along the fence line right back to create more space. Also, reduce height of possible

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Hedges cut

Posted 2 months ago

Could I please have a quote to have my hedges cut in north east valley, Dunedin.

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Garden maintenance for 2020

Posted 2 months ago

We have a large landscaped garden requiring regular maintenance - weeding, lawns, tree pruning and hedge trimming.

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Bark

Posted 2 months ago

Hi wanting garden areas for whole property spread with bark. The garden beds are ready, they just need to be covered. Job intails: having bark delivered (or) pickup and spreading on garden.

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Garden Lover

Posted 1 month ago

Have a huge garden that needs some loving and would love to hear from someone that has the time and energy to make it look amazing. Ideally, would like to get someone onto it asap.

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Green waste removal

Posted 2 months ago

Green waste removal, not a huge amount got money now

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Hedge Trimming

Posted 2 months ago

An escallonia hedge so nice, fast and easy. Sides have been cut. Tops were left to get a bit more height. Height approx 1.7m at present. Trim the tops to tidy it please. Trimmings don't need to be removed.

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One off clean

Posted 3 weeks ago

Weeds Trim tree Removal

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Lawn maintainence long term

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone to maintain the yard on a rental property, will require regular weeding, cleaning the guttering, removal of weeds. Long term contract. Please contact to discuss further.

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Garden Weeding & Tidy up.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Weed flower gardens, remove very overgrown weeds from vegetables garden and trim up bushes. Needs to be done before Friday 13th March

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Turn Compost, Mow Small Lawn

Posted 1 month ago

Urgent - before 15 February.

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Garden help

Posted 2 months ago

Fortnightly mowing paying attention to nooks and crannies! Hedge trimming and removal of green waste.

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Mow small section

Posted 2 months ago

Mow small section. Balaclava Monday 24 FEB

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

2 Hedges Trimming Tops Down

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Weeding Pruning Peastraw & waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trimming / Weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge cutting and removal of green waste

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden, lawn mowing, small hedge trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

gardening in Mosgiel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

tree branches need cut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Steep bank - grass removal for planting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Grounds man

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman/Gardener

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

1st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pruning trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bark

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge Trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden clearing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chop back overgrown bushes and trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden clippings to remove - easy pickup

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

I need someone to cut my hedges!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Total Removal of small hedge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Spring Clean

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Kate Anderson

Joined February 2020

We are central Auckland garden maintenance duo, providing the following services to leave your garden green and zen: clean lines, details, manicuring hedge trimming and shaping hand weeding feeding and composting

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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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landshapes limited

Joined July 2016

I Have worked in earth moving/construction industry 30 years. I Have set myself up to do landscape constructing work dig outs. . I pride myself on keeping budgets on target, being reliable and producing quality work. I have a 5ton tip truck and various size diggers, augers and a rock breaker ...and other construction equipment. Site cuts, footings , retaining etc ...We run rubber tracked diggers,...

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EzGrab

Joined March 2017

Ez Grab is a 100% Locally Owned and operated company providing civil reinstatement and excavation services we have worked in the civil construction industry for the past 13 year. With the only self loading tipper truck in Otago we provide a bulk waste removal and bulk material deliver services.

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The Garden Maker

Joined June 2017

Hi, landscaping, is my specialty and has largely been my occupation for about 12 years, I also sometimes make tables/shelves/cabinets from native timber and Macrocarpa, and have produced commercial cafe fit outs. I worked for a landscaping firm in Wellington for 3 years, followed by working for landscaping firm in Dunedin for five years before deciding to go out at it alone. I have an eye fo...

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renovationz ltd

Joined February 2010

We pride ourselves on being up front & honest with our clients, we take the time to listen to what you require & complete each job in a timely & professional manor.

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Rotadig excavation Dunedin

Joined October 2019

Dunedin based locally owned business with 10+ years experience. We take great pride in our work and love what we do. Operating the lastest in excavation technology. Our 360° rotating buckets work more efficiently than a conventional digger that saves time and money. Call us or check us out on Facebook or instagram for all your excavation/cartage needs

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SLR ENTERPRISES LTD

Joined October 2015

Thank you for taking time to view our profile for your upcoming project. Our team complete minor building works/repairs, home and rental property maintenance and landscape construction. Whether its your home, a rental or commercial property our team can be of service as below.... Balustrade - 'Peak' Balustrade Installer Landscape Construction - Repairs & New Builds - Fences & Ga...

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Complete Restorations &Scaffolding LTD

Joined January 2018

Complete Restorations and Scaffolding is a Dunedin based company focusing on providing high-quality service for your property needs. From small assignments to big renovation and restoration projects, our experienced team is always happy to help.

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Ezy Kerb Otago

Joined November 2018

Concrete Kerbing for edging all your driveways, gardens and lawn edges. We can do this in a wide range of colours and stamp effects. We also do full landscaping, fencing, retaining walls as well as outdoor timber BBQ table and bench seats, planter boxers and bar leaners.

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Swift Wash

Joined June 2018

Exterior Property Maintenance Company. We specialise in making the outside of your property look great. Soft House Washing Gutter Cleaning Window Washing Decks Cleaned Driveways, paths and fences waterblasting. Moss treatments Lawn mowing Section tidys Rubbish Removal And more

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 20 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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Living Colour Design Ltd

Joined September 2015

Living Colour Design is a painting, decorating and home maintenance service. It's always our goal to make your project as stress free as possible. We achieve this by providing you the personal approach that you deserve. We engage with our clients, we listen to what you need, then help you achieve your projects. We have the tools, materials and staff to get the job done professionally and qui...

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Effective Property Solutions

Joined July 2019

We Specialise in Painting , Decorating and Maintenence Services We offer Personalised Solutions to match your Specific property requirents along with a Prompt , Friendly and Professional Service all at Competitive Prices. Make contact today and we would love to help assist you complete all your requirements and work with you so as to make sure its all a smooth , straight foward , stress fr...

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Southerly Creations Ltd

Joined October 2016

Over 15 years of Landscaping, Tree & Building experience big and small, fully qualified through NZ landscape horticulture. We are a friendly team with good communication skills which helps us work closer with you, getting your job done to your liking and without delays! If possible I like to keep things sustainable utilizing water and original native plants, meaning you spend less on materials and...

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Dun Eden Green Ltd

Joined March 2016

We have four divisions in our company - landscaping, building, arboreal and grounds maintenance services. We have a full complement of qualified tradesman and we excel at both hard and soft landscaping, arboriculture, garden maintenance/site clearance and construction work. We have licensed builders, qualified arborists and experienced landscapers. We are free to ask for help with costing of an...

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VINE Building and Construction

Joined August 2018

We are 2 brothers that have worked around the world in all areas of construction. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and deliver quality in everything that we fo

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Twin Ropes Technical Services

Joined June 2018

We specialise in work at height jobs, plus a wide variety of technical services including stand-alone solar and off-grid solutions for remote locations. If you are struggling with a solution to your at-height problem, let us know!

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Lawns & Thorns

Joined May 2019

Ever wondered who to call for your lawn and gardening requirements You can stop wondering, just Call LAWNS & THORNS 0274445923 We offer a variety of services from lawns to gardening to hedges to end of tenancy clean ups and more. What ever you require we will ensure to help you with your needs. We are not your average Joe Bloggs who can mow lawns and hack your shrubs. We have years of...

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