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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weeding

Posted 1 month ago

Weeding of two raised garden beds that are currently full of grass (some quite long). Clearing of steep slope behind the garden beds - this area is very messy, and almost all plants need to be removed. Mowing of lawns. WORK REQUIRED urgently this Tues, Weds or Thurs (23-25 July). PLEASE NOTE the attached photos are of the garden beds when they were installed to show you the size. The steep slope is the area directly behind those garden beds, across to the wooden seat. It goes ba...

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Dunbar House, dumped rubbish and weeds

Posted 3 weeks ago

Someone has dumped some timber and a shopping trolley in the carpark at 21 Dunbar Street, Dunedin, which needs removal. Also spraying of the weeds around the carpark and exterior of the building.

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General gardening and weed spraying

Posted 2 months ago

Likely to be a couple of hours per month, just keeping the garden under control. General gardening, weed spraying, trimming, etc. Also potential for more work with hedge trimming.

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Please take our weeds away

Posted 4 months ago

Please clear out our massively overgrown veggie patch; clear out weeds along our front rock garden; take all of the above green waste, plus a large pile of grass off our property. Thank you!!

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Garden Clean up & Green waste Removal

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, A qoute is required for a garden clean up and green waste Removal.

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Evans Street yard cleanup

Posted 2 months ago

We need the following work done: 1. Mow lawn. Clippings can be left in the back right hand corner. 2. General garden tidy up - garden beds forked over, weeds tidied up (if present) and pruning (if required). 3. removal of rubbish, which I understand is one shrub, an old vanity, etc. Less than a box trailer full. Job is ready to go.

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Garden Waste

Posted 1 week ago

Require someone to remove garden waste - shrubs, ferns etc. I estimate this would require a large trailer or caged trailer.

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Garden waste removal

Posted 6 months ago

disposal of a large pile of garden waste on a residential property; the pile is located through a gate to a drive on parking area

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Front garden redo

Posted 5 months ago

Remove existing garden. Tidy area, plant easy care grasses, hebes, lay bark chips etc

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Tidy up front garden

Posted 1 month ago

We have a large area of garden needing weeding trimming shrubs and pruning of roses. Mulching also.

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Tree branches need cut

Posted 3 months ago

wanting a quote for tree branches needs cut off in our boundary.

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Total Removal of small hedge

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to take out my whole hedge so i can build a fence

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Lawn and yard work plus rubbish removal

Posted 2 months ago

I have a small job ready to go. The work entails lawn mowing, a general yard tidy up and removing a small amount of rubbish from the site.

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Large hedge trimming required

Posted 3 months ago

We have a hedge at the back of our property, approx 2.5-3m high (Hawthorne) which needs a good trim and tidy up. Too high for us to deal with. We can deal with the green waste so just need someone who can get up and hack it back a bit. It's about 10-15m long.

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Garden waste removal

Posted 4 months ago

I have probably one large trailer load of green waste mostly consisting of branches. Also have 6 bags of leaves and small stuff . Hope these may fit but if not I will take care of myself.

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Tidying shrubs, trees and gardens and then ongoing maintenance

Posted 5 months ago

Shrubs, trees and garden tidy up. Then ongoing maintenance

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Headge Removal

Posted 4 months ago

Removal of a hedge along the front of the property.

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Garden clippings to remove - easy pickup

Posted 5 months ago

Hi - we just need a pile of garden waste removed - small branches and leaves - see photo - it’s about 4 wheelbarrows worth or so. Easy pickup - right by front gate - no dogs.

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Garden Tidy Up

Posted 6 months ago

General garden tidy up, prior to house sale. This will include lawns, hedges, and general weeding/pruning. Section is approx. 300m2. Work needs to be completed prior to March.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 142,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Dunedin garden in need of urgent help

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weed spraying garden paths

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Back Garden Cleanout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2017

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

2 Hedges Trimming Tops Down

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Lawn to Mow

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2017

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

gardening in Mosgiel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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

tree branches need cut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman/Gardener

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

1st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small garden tidy, weeding, pruning and waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Casual gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2018

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

Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pimp my garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2017

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

Find Gardeners in Dunedin

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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Michael Scott Building

Joined March 2011

Hello, We are a Dunedin based building company that was established by Michael Scott. Michael is a qualified, licensed builder with over 11 years’ experience working in Dunedin. This family business brings a wealth of experience and passion to your building project. At Michael Scott Building we feel communication is central to getting the best job done and we enjoy involving the clients in...

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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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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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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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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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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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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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Ground Up

Joined August 2019

At Ground Up Gardening Services, we believe that working with nature is key. We are an environmentally focused local Dunedin based business, with a passion for quality and keeping our city’s gardens flourishing. We offer full garden maintenance as well as rubbish removal and special planting packages that will attract birds and bees into your outdoor space. Let us do your dirty work so you can e...

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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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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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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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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 Friendly 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 free and succes...

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JH Concrete and Labouring

Joined November 2017

Concrete paths patios driveways and general Labouring and odd jobs .I've had 3 years plus years in the industry. And have worked alongside people with solid knowledge. I'm now looking to step up my game and venture out on my own. Any job to expand my portfolio. If you have a job send us a message and we can see what we can do. No job to big or to small. J.H Concrete and Labouring .

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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

We have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Our current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles and we have launched a new business tapping into a niche market of wrapping heat pumps, and anything else you can imagine. We also have a firm grasp on anything else signage from design to installation to anything hand painted. We carry a current Sit...

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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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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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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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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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