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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Gardening Services

Posted 1 year ago

Weeding. spraying weeds. trim hedges and bushes. As soon as possible please. No lawn to mow just a rockery and front and back courtyard with a small flower bed needs a good tidy. Lots of weeds.

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Garden rubbish

Posted 2 years ago

We topped some small trees and pruned back others on the Bank on roadside.. Would like these removed.

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Convert overgrown garden to easy care +/- ongoing maintenence

Posted 2 years ago

In-town section with out of control garden. Convolvulus + ivy spreading. Mature fruit trees/shrubs/other that are in need of a good trim. Wanting to convert to easily maintained garden suitable for renters to manage

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Gardening and some construction

Posted 2 years ago

I have got a 50 meters approx area beside my driveway wants to put some plants there and make the look lil bit better bcs its in front of my home....

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Garden remodel

Posted 1 year ago

Severe pruning of an overgrown Tangelo tree. Removal of existing plants and relocating of 3 Yukka's ranging between 5-8 feet tall

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Garden tidy up- weeding, clearing overgrowth etc.

Posted 4 months ago

We are selling our house and need someone to help us to get the gardens looking amazing. We are not keen on gardening, so there is quite a lot of weeding and clearing to do; front and back! Probably a whole day's work.

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Gardener needed for sloped garden

Posted 8 months ago

We have a winter garden that needs some care. Removal of dead shrubs and leaves. General tidy up and spraying, plus some advice on what to plant. The property is semi-sloped for some, and has an edge which drops off 3 metres down to footpath so some ladder work (from the footpath up) may be required to access that section of garden. Looking for small 'one man band' type person or business.

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Riverside Cottages

Posted 1 year ago

Tall hedge needs trimming

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Garden clearout

Posted 3 years ago

Clearing mature garden 1x7m2 Includes medium size pine tree, fully grown hedges

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Garden tidy

Posted 3 years ago

Small garden tidy up in central nelson. Weeding, trimming etc.

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Digging and Planting - 80 hedging plants

Posted 5 months ago

I need around 80 hedging plants , ideally NZ pittosporums, and digging and planting I have another listing for the plants too I'm looking to line 13m x 10m square, ideally over a metre high each plant Property in Bishopsdale, Nelson

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Garden tidy-up

Posted 2 years ago

I have a small garden both front and back of my flat, I am looking for a low cost service of mowing the lawn and removal of dead plant matter. I will need it to be done asap as I have an inspection due in the coming week.

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Collingwood

Posted 2 years ago

Just moved into our place and our landlord has left the place to us with a lot of work to do. To clean up th garden and make it presentable.

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Pre Sale garden makeover

Posted 1 year ago

I am needing help with my parents garden It will require fair amount of weeding some pruning general tidy up green waste removal possibly some planting .

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Nelson Lawns

Posted 1 year ago

need lawns doing 3 tussock place stoke nelson, may need it done more than once depends on circumstances

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Section Tidy

Posted 3 months ago

Regular lawn mowing and section maintenance

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Shrub removal

Posted 3 years ago

I have a courtyard where I need 2 shrubs removed and green waste. I do have more shrubs needing removed but as a pensioner on a budget depends on quote. The two shrubs within courtyard first priority.

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Maintain gardens

Posted 2 years ago

Maintain residential property, garden weeding, trim hedges, trim trees, spray lawns etc,

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Raised garden

Posted 3 years ago

I have a traditional vege garden. i want a number of raised gardens made

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Mowing my back lawn

Posted 3 months ago

normal back yard section with few concrete rings in it with fruit tres

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Find Gardeners in Nelson

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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Robert

Joined July 2019

I offer a cheaper alternative to trades services with over 20 years experience in building maintenance specializing in plumbing and drainage and commercial building maintenance and painting

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Datur Design & Property services

Joined July 2020

Hi I am a qualified Industrial Designer with 11 years working in the design and building industry. From high end staircase design & builds, production drawings for balustrades and handrails to designing and managing of products from idea to finished on shelf items. Prior to this I was doing property maintenance. I understand the hassle of finding a quality reliable tradesperson to complete small...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Manawatu/ Whanganui and Hawkes Bay Region regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioner) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope of work yo...

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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Living Earth Landscapes Ltd

Joined March 2017

We have been offering a full Landscaping service for over 25 years, we do small and large projects in all aspects of Hard and Soft landscaping. Incorporating Consultations, Design plans, Earthworks, Construction, to Decks, Paving, Driveways, Lawns and Garden areas. We can do the project from start to finish, Our small team of Experienced Professionals will make it a top priority to meet customer...

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Serra Design

Joined June 2020

Specializing in creative garden design with focus on sustainable, low maintenance long lasting gardens. Three years of university studies in landscape architecture and botanical knowledge combined with 3 years of working as a landscaper. My design is unique and focuses on fine details and a good outdoor/indoor flow. I always deliver a high quality product that is made to last! If you want to st...

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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

Kept Under Wraps have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Their current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles from partial wraps, full wraps, colour change, and paint protection film, as well as headlight and taillight tints, and anything else you can imagine. Full wraps so far include various exotic cars, a motorbike, and a mountainbike, mor...

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Dwyer&Bird Urban Tree Management

Joined September 2015

I am an experienced and qualified Arborist who has just moved to the Nelson area. I am competative on price, and can provide you with a range of services from tree removal and pruning to professional Tree Risk Assessment.

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CAD Consultants Ltd

Joined April 2020

Hi there, At CAD Consultants ltd we pride ourselves in affordable and quality design services.  Builders often use us because we can provide them with a one stop shop from meeting with the client through to builder receiving consented plans to begin building. Our plans are completed to a high standard and are happy to make design changes until you are satisfied. The concept plans are typically del...

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Civil Drawings

Joined December 2015

hi If you need professional done drawings done for your DIY (retaining walls,garden sheds,decks,landscaping etc) project then this is the right place. Just send in your sketches and get them must presentable As a sole trader you will guaranteed the best prices.

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AJW CONTRACTING AND EARTHWORKS LTD

Joined April 2018

Hi,I have been in the civil industry for many years and have decided go out on my own and start my own business. I am a very skilled excavator operator and pride myself in producing top quality work. To name a few things I can do: asphalt or concrete driveways, all aspects of civil work, landscaping,general cleanups,demolition,fencing. Very reliable and hardworking, and good at keeping to time sch...

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A B Contracting Nelson limited

Joined February 2021

For All your Contracting needs contact A B Contracting Nelson Ltd for a competitive quote today, We offer a range of services including *Drainage *Watermain *Driveway&Footpath prep *Kerb Prep *Landscaping *Retaining walls/Terramesh *Earthworks A B Contracting pride themselves in delivering a fast on time and on budget service,with a high quality finish you would expect to see out of a t...

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Palm Landscapes

Joined September 2020

PALM - Professional And Low Maintenance Landscapes is a Nelson/Tasman based business that specialises in low maintenance landscaping solutions that maximise potential space whist minimising future after care. We provide the entire landscaping package, from design to construction and maintenance, and offer a free first consultation and quote. We pride our selves in first class communication with o...

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Mrs Mow & Mr Maintenence

Joined December 2019

Mrs Mow is a small local mowing business bringing your lawns and gardens that extra special feminine touch. We have now branched out and are able to offer quality building maintenence and construction, Mr Maintence is your one stop shop for all your building needs from initial construction too painting and plastering. Bringing husband and wife together as the dream team. We believe in hard wor...

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Ridge Landscapes Ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, We are Ridge Landscapes, established in 2017, we are your complete landscape specialists. No job is to big or to small. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget to the highest quality

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All Incredible Garden Services Ltd

Joined February 2021

Professional Lawn & Garden Services in Nelson & Tasman We offer *Lawn Mowing - One off, Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly *Green Waste Collection Service *Hedge Trimming *Line Trimming *Weed Control Locally owned and operated

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Al Fresco Garden & Property Maintenance

Joined May 2013

We are locally owned and operated and our repeat business and many satisfied customers are our greatest advertisement. We do all types of Garden & Property Maintenance, We can mow lawns of any size from a residential lawn to orchards, vineyards & lifestyle blocks. Our other services include tree work, chipping of Greenwaste and stump grinding, and Landscaping. We are also the local agent and inst...

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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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Nelson Handyman

Joined November 2020

Nelson Handyman provides expert maintenance services for homes and commercial properties in the wider Nelson/ Tasman region. We tackle any task from General Building Works (decks, fences, renovations, GIB) to Painting, Furniture Assembly, house water blasting and more.We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quote...

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