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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 findi

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Weed Spraying

Posted 1 year ago

We have a residential property that has had the garden let go and now has a lot of weeds sprung up all around it. There are also weeds on the paved driveway which need spraying. We would like a quote to clean out all the weeds. This could be an ongoing opportunity.

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Weeding / Mowing

Posted 1 month ago

We need some help to maintain our 2ha property (mainly trimming weeds).

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Lawn and Garden Tidy

Posted 3 months ago

My lawn and garden have got away from me over the last couple of months with the spring growth. Immediately I need a good tidy up of everything, which would be at least half a day. Ongoing lawns and weeding if possible too (fortnightly lawns, monthly weeding).

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Lawn maintenance

Posted 1 year ago

I need a regular ongoing mowing of my lawns plus general care of landscaping.

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Fencing

Posted 1 year ago

Fence to be constructed at front of property with gate

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Garden Hedge Haircut

Posted 1 year ago

Approx 10 metres of pittosporum hedge needs to be topped at a uniform height (approx 2.5 metres). Hedge is partly on sloping ground. Three or four other shrubby trees also need to be topped. Hedge clippings to be removed from property.

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Lawn in urgent need of cutting

Posted 1 year ago

Large lawn overgrown needs cutting. Need quote.

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Hedge trimming one hours work

Posted 2 years ago

Hedge trimming approx one hours work.

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Easy green waste job

Posted 1 year ago

Green waste gardening removal including small branches, glass clippings, plants and the like. Two big piles and four wool sacks.

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Garden tidy up

Posted 9 months ago

We have two banks and a large retaining wall that needs to be weeded, unfortunately a normal weed eater will not suffice on the banks

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Hedge Trim

Posted 1 year ago

Need a professorial hedge trimmer to trim and tidy large hedge around house , also to top a tree in back yard

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Small courtyard hedge trim

Posted 3 months ago

A lonicera hedge in the courtyard and a small hedge in front of the house requires trimming , with trimmings swept up and removed. A garden tidy up could also be done depending on the cost involved.

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Stu’s hedge

Posted 11 months ago

Looking for hedges to be trimmed - around 80 meters long. Half of which is 2 metres high (but only top and one side to do)

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Lawn moving

Posted 1 year ago

I have very small garden for lawn moving

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Weed spraying +/- water blasting a courtyard

Posted 1 year ago

. I need two small areas to be weed sprayed and possibly have the courtyard water blasted ( depending on the cost involved)

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Pittosporums and conifer to tidy up

Posted 4 months ago

Cut to tidy up one side only of a pittosporum hedge - about 12 m long x 2.5 m high. Cut down and remove two trees - one is a large dead pittosporum and the other a rounded, prickly conifer, about 2 m high (see photos).

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Garden Tidy

Posted 4 months ago

Clearance of ivy in front garden, along with tidy up of existing shrubs/trees. Removal of a silk tree in the back courtyard area. Trimming of a kowhai and roses in the back garden. Weeding of grass left to grow in gardens.

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Lawn - Frederick

Posted 5 months ago

Mow back and front lawns and berm of this property on a fortnightly basis. This is a new lawn this year.

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Hedge tidy

Posted 7 months ago

We need our hedge on one side of our property trimmed back, on our side and the neighbours side, have attached photos, please contact to quote. thank you

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Re do small garden

Posted 4 months ago

small garden that has compacted down - would like some plants removed and new soil put in - cut back some flaxes and remove some grasses in garden

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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.

Hedge Trim

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pittosporums and conifer to tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Easy green waste job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Hedge Haircut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weed spraying +/- water blasting a courtyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Small courtyard hedge trim

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge tidy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2018

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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Baywide Dingo's

Joined June 2010

Hi my name is David from Baywide Dingos. We have been working around Hawkes Bay for around 10years doing everything from Orchard frost protection trenching, retaining walls, lawns and landscaping, demolition, concrete breaking, concrete form work, to mass planting & full scale attacks on overgrown properties. We love the tricky jobs! We can increase the value of your home or investment...

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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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Hawkes Bay Green Care

Joined March 2017

We at H.B Green Care offer the services of skilled professionals for all your building,landscape and gardening needs.We are here to help you achieve your landscaping project big or small.H.B Green Care offers the best service and prices in town to get your dream garden concept come true.

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D & A Property

Joined April 2014

D & A Property is a small business offering a friendly, professional service at an affordable price. We cover all aspects of electrical work and offer a full range of handyman services. All electrical work is carried out by a registered electrician and a certificate provided. Where required we are happy to provide fixed price quotes before work begins and we are always happy to offer advice...

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townandcountrytrees

Joined March 2015

Hi I have 20 years experience in trees,fences and landscaping.. We prune,remove,top,fell and grind out stumps.we pride ourselves on our workmanship and completing jobs on time. We are fully insured and give honest quotes.

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Robbos drainage and civil

Joined January 2019

Hi the robbos drainage and civil ltd is a very well known local company who have taken on many of jobs and have gone above and beyond for its customers no job to big or small skilled crew of 4 workers OK bet 10 years experience

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Masterflow Painters

Joined August 2010

I am a self employed experienced painter, with great attention to detail. I am efficient, trustworthy and very reliable. I am happy to work on a quote or hourly rate basis, and this can be discussed as to which best suits your needs. Please give me the opportunity to prove to you that I am an honest guy that enjoys his work and believes in doing a quality job.

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jm&pm coppell builders

Joined January 2011

Hi i am a building contractor with 11years building homes in the hawkes bay area also have experience in alterations shed/garage building ,decks,bathrooms,pergolas.Boxing and poring of path ways and other small concrete jobs.We are a team of two with my apprentice of 1 year

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Bay Groundworks, Mark Plews

Joined February 2018

HI my name is Mark and I have been a registered drainlayer for the past 15 years. My wife and I have recently moved to the Hawkes Bay and set up a new business, Bay Groundworks ltd. We do any small digger and tipper truck work, drainlaying, trenching, site/section clearing and any grounds maintenance work, be it re-contouring driveways and paths, green waste removal etc. We pride ourselves in pr...

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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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Hawkesbay Greencare

Joined December 2017

We are a family owned business that has been offering comprehensive garden design,garden construction and garden care services Hawkes Bay wide. We have the capacity to manage landscape projects of any scale,style and budget from design to implementation to aftercare. We bring creativity,experience,professionalism and a passion for beautiful gardens to every landscape project.

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Trader 4

Joined February 2017

Susan, Full time Painter Decorator with experience. New to BuidersCrack hence no reviews yet but can gladly show you previous work or provide references.

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Build Mac Limited

Joined January 2013

Building and construction company that strives to deliver a great job at competitive prices. We are experienced in new housing, alterations, extensions and maintenance work. We can take care of the whole process of your job and organise your project from start to finish.

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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HB Garden Care

Joined October 2017

Hi, I am have been landscaping and gardening for more than 20 years. I have been a head gardener for an estate in England and worked on high end Auckland gardens. Qualified, no job too small, competitive pricing.

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Concrete Specialists HB

Joined September 2018

Hi, we have been building swimming pools for the last 17 years. While we specialize in concrete pools of all shapes and sizes. We also can provide you with landscaping around your pool and BBQ area. We also do concrete work, driveways. Patios, slabs, retaining walls. We also do smaller jobs. Like If it has to do with concrete, we are the people for you. We are professionals. We work hard to compl...

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DownSize NZ

Joined November 2018

DownSize NZ provides an extra set of hands to reduce the stress of decluttering, downsizing or preparing to move. We can help with: - Decluttering and downsizing - Preparing your home and section for sale - Support with your move - Estate clearance services - Assistance with the sale of furniture and belongings - Transport of boxes, rubbish, furniture and unwanted items - On-site document...

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Tree tops and contracting

Joined September 2016

Hi, we specialise in the following jobs to list a few, normally there isn't much we can't do or have done for you at the best rates available, and we pride ourselves in being professional, quality assured, qualified, with a guarantee --Tree removal around buildings, lines or roads, section clean ups, land scaping, fences installed farm, town or colour steel, pavers restoration, sunken pavers relai...

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Pimp my Lawn

Joined July 2016

Our regular weed and feed service is a professional lawn treatment for all domestic and commercial lawns. A combination of weed control & fertilisation with our careful attention to your lawn throughout the year means that you'll enjoy a thicker, greener, weed-free lawn faster than ever! We recommend 6 visits to a property each year and our treatments start from as little as $80.00 per treat...

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