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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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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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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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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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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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Ultimate Autumn/Winter 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

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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 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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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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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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Weed spray

Posted 3 months ago

Hi I need a regular weed spray for my property in Central Dunedin. Prefer safe chemicals & spray when only needed. Spot spray preferred. The property is well maintained presently. I need someone careful as not to harm the existing plants.

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Handyman/Gardener

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello I am looking for a handyman/gardener to do a few hours a week when required.

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Garden, lawn mowing, small hedge trimming

Posted 1 month ago

We have about 1/2 acre of ground which needs the grass cut, a small amount of gardening and some hedge trimming. We do have a ride on mower for use. This will be an ongoing job and will be paid for by WINZ. We live between Outram and Berwick.

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Garden Clean Up

Posted 1 month ago

There is a small garden/general weeds around our property which we would like removed and sprayed to reduce this from growing up again.

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Gardening maintenance - one off tidy up

Posted 3 months ago

We require a gardener to do garden maintenance as soon as possible (Monday, Tuesday 12/13th November). Lawn mowing not required. Weeding and trimming (line trimmer required or can be provided) and green waste removed. I attach photos of areas that need a tidy up. I estimate approx 6 hours work.

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Gorse and long grass cutting back

Posted 3 months ago

A bottom section has kinda got away and now has brush and gorse amid long grass. We would like it cut back and the waste from gorse etc removed.

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Gardening in Mosgiel

Posted 1 week ago

I have a large garden in Mosgiel that is beyond me. I don't have the tools or the ability to dispose of the waste. I am a nurse and work permanent night shift. I would love someone to work maybe a couple of hours a fortnight to get the property into shape and maintain it. Please can someone help. Sorry, don't know how to put on photos.

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Garden Tidy Up

Posted 1 week 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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One-off Gardening Job

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking for a reliable and skilled person to get my garden into shape - including mowing the lawn (currently a bit overgrown), removing green waste, and weeding/general gardening to tame the place. A bonus if this work could be done in the coming week.

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Green waste removal

Posted 1 month ago

I cut the hedges in the backyard and have run out of time to take them to the tip before I go on holiday at the end of the week. I need the hedges waste removed from the backyard -- it's nicely tucked into a long tarpaulin so it's just a matter of removing it in a trailer. I don't have a trailer myself so unable to do it.

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Small lawn area

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone local around greenisland area.have just grown some new lawn with old lawn so will need it's first cut just trimmed off tops etc and other area normal mow.growing more seeded lawn on other side and not ready for lawn mower on that side yet. Looking for 2 quotes please. I'm in shand street and parking not the best. Thank you

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Chop back overgrown bushes and trees

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, There are some quite overgrown bushes and trees on my section that I would love to have chopped back and the branches etc removed. Some of these are quite high and you would need a ladder and maybe a chainsaw...? Thanks

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* Cutting Hedges *

Posted 1 month ago

I need two holy hedges cut and tied up, plus green waste removed. Hedges are approx 10/12ft high and approx total length 25m

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Gardening

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I would like lawns to be mown and a box hedges on either side of a pathway to be trimmed. I will be in Dunedin today and it would be good to meet on site if possible! Thanks

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General section maintenance and green waster removal

Posted 2 months ago

General maintenance and pruning of trees/rose bushes/weeding/weed spraying.

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Clearing green waste

Posted 1 week ago

Approx 16m x 1m down side of side of house needs grass and weeds removing and preparing for weed mat (or similar) to be put down.

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Can you help?

Posted 1 month ago

Hi all Looking for someone to trim some trees/shrubs and mow some lawns to get my yard looking good again. Would need green waste removed too

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Tidying messy garden

Posted 1 month ago

We have a large garden with lots of weeds.Our roses need chopping back, our ( small) herb garden is a mess and we need bark chips put down.( we will supply these) and green waste removed.We would also like a couple of new roses to be planted.

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Fence line clearing

Posted 1 week ago

I would like to clear the footpath. It is currently overgrown and covering parts of the footpath along the fence. approximate measurement is around 15m of the fenceline along the property. would you be able to provide a quote? thanks

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Weed spraying garden paths

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Messy garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Casual gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 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

Dalkeith Tidy Up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

shrub removals

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge trimming and garden tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2016

Workmanship
 4
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

Pimp my garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2017

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

Lawn to Mow

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening - Section tidy-up

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd June 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Gardening job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2018

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

Hedge Trim

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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

Garden guru

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th June 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

John C

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

8th July 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ahsan

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th February 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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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Benco Enterprises

Joined July 2018

With over 20 years experience in the building and landscaping industry, both residential and commercial, and a small team who, as well as being top notch builders, have a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise from a masters level botanist to an A grade mechanic, I believe we offer a unique set of skills and lateral thinking ability which enables us to work with a client to provide individual...

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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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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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Shane's Drainage

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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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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Bullot Contracting

Joined July 2013

We specialise in all aspects of fencing and building. With 19 years experience no job is to big or to small. Please call me today to discuss your next project. I have photos available of previous work that has been completed and I'm sure you will be impressed.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Garden Maker

Joined June 2017

Hi, landscaping, is my specialty and has largely been my occupation for about 10 years bar the occasional stint working as a construction technician in the film industry in Wellington. I also 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 in between film contracting, followed by...

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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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Dan Grant

Joined May 2017

I have twenty years experience working in landscaping and gardening, mostly working in Auckland for some big companies and also some small but fussy companies and individual clients. I also hold a Diploma in Botanic Garden Management I have a truck and all the right tools to do any aspect of labour, landscaping, gardening, building or demolition.

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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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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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