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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering gardening related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

If you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. Know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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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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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

A career-driven mom shares with us how she used Builderscrack by outsourcing housework so she could focus on the important stuff.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

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Lawns and gardening

Posted 4 months ago

Mow lawns and edges and log weeding and trim hedges etc. Maybe 2 to 3 hours total.

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Garden tidy up- weeding, clearing overgrowth etc.

Posted 11 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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Yard revamping with digger work

Posted 6 months ago

This job requires small digger that will get thru space 1.75 to get to back of house Old landscaping to be removed including stump Concrete to be removed/it has been cut away from house Front yard to be parking space so Shrubs /garden fence to be removed Central Nelson location

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Riverside Cottages

Posted 2 years ago

Tall hedge needs trimming

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Collingwood

Posted 3 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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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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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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Mowing my back lawn

Posted 10 months ago

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

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Leaf removal

Posted 5 months ago

Raking the leaves off the deck & drive. Will require 2 or 3 visits over the time the leaves fall off a large silver birch tree. does not need blowing. Also 2 climbing roses need serious pruning & removal.

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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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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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Digging and Planting - 80 hedging plants

Posted 1 year 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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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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Gardener needed for sloped garden

Posted 1 year 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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Preparing ground to plant

Posted 1 month ago

The digger has cleared the plants and stumps. I need someone to turn the soil ready for planting, removing small roots and rubble. It is flat. Quite a big area, 2 metres wide by 15 metres. Needs to be dug at least two spades depth Starting as soon as possible after 23 August. Estimated 20-30 hours work, schedule flexible but needs to be finished in 2-3 weeks.

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Section Tidy

Posted 10 months ago

Regular lawn mowing and section maintenance

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Garden clearout - Trees, hedges, conversion to easy maintenance

Posted 5 months ago

Hedges need to be trimmed down to 2m, Trees removed, Section barked over if possible. Flexible with time frame. Residential area in The Wood. Sorry, photos won't upload.

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Garden rubbish

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Garden remodel

Posted 2 years 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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Removing 8 small trees

Posted 3 months ago

Remove 8 shrubs/small magnolia trees

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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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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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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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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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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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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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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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Maintenance man nelson

Joined May 2021

Hi Adam here. I've been in the building industry for the past 12 years, building new homes and doing renovation. I am providing a a service of a one stop shop. I can do your building work, gibstoping ,painting flooring, tiles, what ever u want done. No job is to big or to small. For any job you want done around your home contact me

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NailWorx Building Ltd

Joined January 2013

NailWorx Building Ltd believe in providing first class service and quality workmanship *Repairs & Maintenance *Renovations *Rentals *New Builds *Licensed Building Practitioner Need help completing an unfinished project or starting a new one? We offer competitive prices with a quality service!

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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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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting 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, and Taihape. Our service...

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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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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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