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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Green waste removal

Posted 7 months ago

Removal of soil and garden waste

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Lawn Mowing and Line Trimming

Posted 5 months ago

The lawns at the back of the house need to be mowed with a catcher. The strips up the driveway no catcher. The bank in front of the house needs to be managed with a line trimmer. Needs weekly mowing in the high season, fortnight in the cooler season.

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Weed Spraying and Garden Edging

Posted 5 months ago

Hi I have a big lawn area to be sprayed - weeds removal. approx. ... to spray. I need to do the garden timber edging as well 50 - 60 m. Need minimum 2 strong crews to get it done. Job can be done on weekdays or on weekend. Regards Nitin

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Lawn Mowing

Posted 2 months ago

Need our sections mowed on a fortnightly in summer and monthly in winter. Section is sloped as per pictures.

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Lawn and Garden Contractor needed

Posted 4 months ago

We have a property in need of looking after. We would love to hear from you.

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Full section grass/ weed mowing

Posted 8 months ago

2708 sqm section hasnt been mowed for last 6 months need it mowed Address is 3 lawrence carter drive Bombay heights

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Quarter acre`mowing

Posted 2 months ago

We are letting out a house with lawn mowing included, please could I get some quotes for this on a fortnightly basis? It's a quarter acre garden with a small house and a double garage on it. Thanks

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Lawn mowing

Posted 8 months ago

We'd like someone to come and mow the lawn please. I do not have a lawn mower and my gardener recently moved away?

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Hedge removal

Posted 4 months ago

Hedge removal and green waste removal. Possible dogwood tree pruning.

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Lawn mowing 2

Posted 8 months ago

We'd like someone to come and mow the lawn please. I do not have a lawn mower and my gardener recently moved away?

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General garden tidy and waste removal

Posted 1 week ago

My wife and I have recently purchased our first home and the gardens are in need of some love. They are mostly overgrown with inorganic clutter throughout like gnomes, pots and tyres. We are wasting to get it cleared back so it is tidy and we can get some grass growing again.

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Lawn mowing

Posted 3 months ago

Lawn mowing, weed removal/spray and trimming. Small section approx 130 m2 to be mowed.

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Lawn and path. 2

Posted 5 months ago

I am looking for person to do some work around my garden. This includes, constructing timber edging, weed removal, general cleaning around the lawn and to prep for path ( dig 200mm). Job also require to do bit of garden cleaning and killing weeds. The job will be labour only and I will supply all the materials. Cheers

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Clear Garden Border and remove waste

Posted 5 months ago

To clear an approximate narrow 26m long driveway border of existing shrubs and remove waste. See photos. Plants are mostly shallowing rooted. Must be dug out roots and all.

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Gardening

Posted 5 months ago

Clear weeds etc from a large piece of the section approx 12m2 area. I’m going to use the area to plant fruit trees and vege gardens so it can’t be sprayed, but I’d be interested in getting a quote for clearing plus the cost to construct very simple wooden edging (4 beds) & possibly getting in some topsoil & compost to fill.

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Debby

Posted 5 months ago

We have some irrigation installed in our garden, some is working some is not. We are on a residential section. We need someone to come and have a look at it and hopefully fix it and add what is needed.

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Garden

Posted 10 months ago

Our house is 9500sqm, but less than half is lawns. Looking for a quote to have lawns mowed ASAP and again on ... . Additionally want to get a quote to have flax plants trimmed and a couple of plants around the garden. Please contact me with potential dates to have this done and when a quote could be given. Local suppliers preferred.

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Garden maintenance

Posted 5 months ago

We have a 1200m section with Michaleas, Camelia and Magnolia trees which need a regular trim. Then plants like Agapanthus, Buxus (need shaping into a ball), Lavender, Arthopodiums etc. Needs a good tidy up after the dry weather. Weeding- trimming etc. Removal of dead leaves. Some Isotoma Fluvlatills have died off and will need replacing soon. Also new mulch spread. (We will provide mulch) Looking for a tidy professional job. Probably two or three hours right now and possibly an hour a mont...

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Cottage gardening

Posted 10 months ago

Medium sized garden around 2 bedroom cottage. Weed spraying on paving stones. Rosees to prune. And general tidying.

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Cabbage Tree waste removal

Posted 1 month ago

I have cut down 4 cabbage trees and need them removed from site.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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16th April 2018

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 4
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Clear Garden Border and remove waste

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8th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Mowing job

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th April 2018

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 4
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 5

Clear Garden Border and remove waste

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mowing job

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th April 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Lear builders limited

Joined March 2018

At lear builders we are committed to superior quality and results. We specialise in every aspect of building from renovations,new builds to decks, retaining walls, fences and bathrooms. Our team is hard working, very professional and motivated to deliver quality work we are proud of, done on time and budget.

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Quick Fix Handyman

Joined April 2019

Odd jobs piling up around the house? Or selling your house or renovating it. We can do it all Install, maintain, repair, clean and paint to a finish. Hire a handyman to get it all fixed or maintained. Free Quotes on, whether it's ; Computer repairs, Furniture repair, Appliance, TV HiFi setup installation, Fix & Maintenance, TV Antenna and Dish (Diagnostic, Installation & Repair) Plumbin...

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FOURMARIAS LAUNDROMAT LIMITED

Joined July 2014

Greetings!... My family had experiences in building and rebuilding construction matters as houses since we were in our good country Philippines. I've been here since August of 2013and had engaged in work an fencing, decking, tiling. painting, cleaning, mechanical works, carpentry, landscaping and some civil works around the vast countryside of Auckland. We do sorts of things that meets our clients...

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Teem Green

Joined August 2018

Hi my business is more the lawn mowing ...gardening...small landscape projects...minor home maintained projets....small tree felling. ...external window cleaning...soft wash external house wash..email me and I'll fill you in on the rest

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Boost1 Paint Plaster Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi, I have been in the Painting an Plastering industry for over 15 years working on various projects all over auckland city.I am a honest hard working punctual and can finish jobs to a high standard.feel free to contact me any time an ill offer you a competitive first time customer free quote. Thank you Leejess.

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RSBuilding

Joined February 2015

9years experienced qualified builder, no job is too small, can build anything quality guaranteed. From alterations, renovations, stairs, decks, doors, windows, framing, concrete, kitchens, bathrooms, carports, verandas, fences, maintenance, plastering, painting, designed concepts. Fixed prices - planned/managed and built on time with a fixed price from the start. I can get the job done.

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Omid Construction Management Group limited

Joined August 2018

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce our company Omid Construction Management Group Limited (OCMG). We are a decorating company originating from Christchurch and now operating in Auckland. We specialize in all aspects of GIB fixing, Stopping and Painting. OCMG has a proven track record of delivering outstanding service and quality workmanship in the commercial and residential indus...

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Ian Grayson Painting Ltd

Joined July 2009

Based in Bombay. Servicing Franklin area, Manukau and further south. Whilst our specialist field is in painting decorating all types of bulding and structures using the best products. We have recently employed a qualified specialist in Landscaping. Nicholas can do a wide range of work fencing, lawn and turf management, landscaping design and implementation, decks and retaining systems. All applic...

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Property Nannies Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, We have been assisting private property investors and home owners with their property handyman services for almost 5 years. We have just expanded our services to the general public as we have seen a gap in the market. We are committed to provide fast and friendly handyman services Auckland wide. Please feel free to contact us for all small to medium jobs and will happily give you a quote...

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ManPower Labour

Joined October 2017

If you're needing an outdoors task in form of manual labour done where machinery difficult to get to, I'm your man! I pride myself with over 15 years of continuous strong work history where I've acquired a variety of skills. To begin with general outdoors chores through to clearing and tidying up sections. Landscaping and topsoiling, paving and concreting, waterblasting you name it. Need any t...

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Apex Tree Services

Joined June 2011

A passionate Arborist Horticulturalist with over 30 yrs experience Qualified working with plants and trees totally professional all work undertaken hedges removals shaping view restoration etc very competive rates All work considered

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who take on all general maintenance and carpentry work in and around your property. All jobs undertaken from small to large. Workmanship and quality guaranteed. We offer competitive quotes and meeting of deadlines.

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Kiwi Leenovation

Joined February 2016

Experience tidy and detailed work and craftman ship . LBP licenced and more then 16years NZ renovationing and extensioning work . Any kind of work are welcome and confident Please call kiwi Leenovation and we will manage it Covering broadly all auckland area

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry. Qualified as an Electrician and Joiner with experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovation, Installation, Preventative Maintenance & General Maintenance, Ind...

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CT Landscapes

Joined June 2019

Specialise in all outdoor construction and landscapes Tiles/paving/decks/retaining/fences/gardens/swimming pools and maintenance Qualified Landscaper with 18 years experience

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Felag Landscape Gardening Limited

Joined August 2016

Hi, Felag Landscape Gardening Ltd is owned and operated by Fetuli Aholahi and specializes in providing quality landscapes and gardening services for residential and commercial clients who are passionate about creating gardens that are both distinctive and pleasing to the discerning eye. Originally from the beautiful Kingdom of Tonga, Fetuli’s interests and passion for gardening goes way back to...

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Treefrogs Arborcare Ltd

Joined July 2010

Safe ,reliable, fully insured,satisfaction guaranteed. Qualified arborists and climbers. Jobs range from a rubbish removal ,tree surgery ,landscaping, stump grinding, Quick efficient and reliable.

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On Time Maintenance Ltd

Joined April 2019

Handyman , Repair and maintenance in general anything wood or steel works . House , gates fence ,decks , soft chemical wash and high pressure cleaning house , drive ways etc

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A K Contracting

Joined April 2017

Born and raised in New Zealand I have been involved in the building trade for the last 14 years. Specialise in smaller more difficult jobs. We love leaving our clients happy with the job we've done. We pride ourselves on quality and communication.

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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