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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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Weeding a landscaped bank this weekend

Posted 1 month ago

Weeding our landscaped bank and getting rid of the green waste off it. I estimate it’d take one person 3-4 hours. Preferably carried out during this Saturday or Sunday.

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Waz

Posted 1 month ago

General Gardening of small residential property, 2 hours regular per month. Good hourly rate.

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Tidy an overgrown garden

Posted 2 months ago

Our fairly large garden is getting out of control! We need someone to strim, mow, weed and preserve the plants! Some moderate lifting required to move river pebbles off the driveway, clear rubbish, dig and level the ground, plant grass seed, remove greenwaste and generally transform the garden! Probably enough work for a couple of days. I would like to show you what needs done initially one weekend, and then you can come whatever day suits you. Possible future hours available for...

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Section Clearing

Posted 9 months ago

I have a fully fenced back section that is overgrown with trees and weeds that needs clearing.

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Lawn quote

Posted 7 months ago

Please quote for a small lawn

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Lifestyle block mowing/topping

Posted 1 week ago

Would like our lifestyle block paddocks topped/mowed due to years of neglect and no animals. Would suit a tractor with arm mounted mower. This would be a ongoing contract, like monthly.

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General gardening

Posted 3 weeks ago

Weekly or fortnightly weeding, pruning, general garden maintenance.

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Garden design

Posted 3 weeks ago

On the left hand side of the house we want it low maintenance by reducing the garden beds in half and filling it with wood chips or some other type of mulch. We would like edging around the borders. Garden designs would be appreciated.

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Lifestyle block mowing/topping #2

Posted 1 week ago

Would like our lifestyle block paddocks topped/mowed due to years of neglect and no animals. Would suit a tractor with arm mounted mower. This would be a ongoing contract, like monthly.

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Otaki Beach garden maintenance

Posted 8 months ago

Otaki Beach property where garden needs to be cut back and waste taken away, also some weeding. We did this a couple of years ago, but it needs doing again. This needs to be done a couple of times per year (everything grows fast!). No need to mow grass, we already have a mower.

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Weeds are ruling our garden!

Posted 9 months ago

Need a gardener to do one off tidy up of a previously well maintained medium sized garden. Our lawns are already taken care of Potentially looking for someone to maintain also but for now the weeds are taking over and we just need that and some chopping back! We are flexible with timing etc. Need someone with own tools Wont let me post photos sorry but happy to email

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Section maintenance

Posted 8 months ago

clear one large lawn section and steps with blackberries and one large overgrown grass section. Then ongoing mowing monthly for lawn section and weed eating 2 or 3 monthly for overgrown grass section. Budget ... initially, then $60-$80 monthly on lawn section and $60-$80 on Grass section.

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Garden tidy up

Posted 4 months ago

Need someone to come and cut back a few trees in my garden and generally tidy up the borders.

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Beautiful garden needs helping hand

Posted 2 months ago

This is a lovely garden with fruit trees but it’s getting away from me and weedy plants are taking over. A sizeable job to get it into shape, with ongoing maintenance thereafter.

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Removal of plants, weeding and hedge trimming.

Posted 1 month ago

Small patch of weeding, removal of plants right adjacent to the house and replace with bark if necessary, and hedge trimming.

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Te horo

Posted 3 months ago

kill blackberry from 2 acres

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Blackberry plants

Posted 1 month ago

I have a hilly 3 acre section that has pockets of blackberry plants that I want prayed to remove this weed.

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Lisa

Posted 6 months ago

Small garden needs a big sort and tidy up.

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Mums garden rubbish

Posted 5 months ago

Very large pilef of garden waste to be removed please. Mulcher would be useful

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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.

garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding the garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd January 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Garden Tidy-up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2012

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden green waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Beautiful garden needs helping hand

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding a landscaped bank this weekend

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kill that ink weed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pruning

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th June 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Prepping Garden for House Sale

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden in need of love!


6th May 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor removal of trees, with removal of rubbish

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawns

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding (front and back)

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd October 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tidy an overgrown garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening and weeding.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th March 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardener Wanted

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2015

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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coastal decorating and property maintenance

Joined September 2016

Hi, i am Paul, a very experienced painter (30 years), doing all types of painting interior and exterior from simple repaint to total stripping , can do small plastering repairs,and wall paper stripping and hanging. I also do those small painting patch ups that people never seem to get round too. Basically i do it all, great quality job at a very competitive price. Agree a price and that's what yo...

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sharay limited

Joined October 2017

Welcome all. As a small business our focus tends toward general handyman repair roles ,garden weeding/tidy up,and home ventilation install/sale with expert advice available .Our goal is your satisfaction so help us help you.Thanks.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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Handyman Kyle

Joined January 2019

Hi, I’ve been involved in landscaping/gardening/general household jobs for the last few years. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completions. Take pride on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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AllTradeChris

Joined March 2016

Hi, I've been in the trades for over twenty years, and really love what I do. Whilst I used to do some large projects mainly in commercial roofing, nowadays I prefer to do smaller jobs for homeowners - I originally trained as a painter, however I've worked in most trades, from landscaping, building, tiling, to waterproofing, roofing.... there's not a lot I haven't done over the years. That means y...

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Dukes Digger & Earthworks Ltd

Joined October 2017

We are a newly established and locally owned business operating in the Wairarapa and Wellington regions. Specialising in small domestic and light commercial work with a 3.4tonne excavator. Providing all types of earthworks and excavation. Lifestyle blocks and small access sites. Vineyard property clean up and maintenance Gardening services lawn mowing tree pruning Tree stump and rubbish rem...

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Pro Maintenance

Joined March 2013

Hi we are a small property maintenance company we specialise in all general property maintenance work from fitting towel rails to building new decks, we are licensed building practitioners so you can have confidence in all of our work

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CP Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

CP Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations every time....

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Acme Building Services Ltd

Joined February 2018

Licenced Building Practitioner with over 30 years experience in all types of residential construction and landscaping. Clients benefit from my depth of experience which enables me to offer intelligent, innovate and affordable solutions to thier project. As a professionally qualified builder I maintain 'craftsman' work standards with a high levels of attention to detail regardless of the task....

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Ultra Contracting Ltd

Joined July 2017

Hi I am the owner of Ultra Contracting Ltd, we are primarily a earthworks contracting company but also do a lot of general building and property maintenance work. We are very professional and strive to give our clients the best experience possible and treat them and their property in a manner in which we would like to be treated by going above and beyond what is necessary. We would love to help yo...

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BuildPoint ltd

Joined November 2017

Construction & Property Maintenance Building energy efficient, comfortable and affordable homes for Kiwi families is at the heart of what we do at BuildPoint. Our company has been successfully providing the people of Wellington Region with the very highest standard of building services for many years and we are immensely proud of the reputation we have built up as a small but professional, fu...

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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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Specialized Operator Services and civil contracting

Joined July 2015

Hi there. ABOUT US. After 20 years in this industry we have decided to go out on our own. We are fully endorsed & licensed for all trucks & machinery. Please see our profile for information that relates to this job. OUR PROMISE We work with all of our customers from start to finish to make sure what you want, you get! We visit the site and go over what it is that you want to do and y...

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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BumbleTree

Joined May 2018

We provide an ecological approach to land use and gardens while bringing you landscaping of the future. At the forefront of out thought process is design that aims to employ mother nature in a host of ways in pursuit of productive, sustainable and even regenerative land usage. By making this a priority, we pride ourselves on saving you time, effort and money. We are out of the box thinkers t...

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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Maintain To Profit Kapiti Coast

Joined January 2019

We are a total Property Maintenance Company. Your one-stop-shop for all maintenance, renovation and project management requirements. Everything that keeps your investment liveable and structurally sound needs to be maintained and we can do this for you.We work hard to provide competitive quoting and completing all work on time, on budget and to a quality standard.

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