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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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Jack n Jill seat assembly

Posted 3 weeks ago

Bought a jack n Jill garden seat from mitre 10 but instructions too difficult for dippy lady to manage! Could someone please come & assemble, still all boxed, how much & how soon please. Thanks Jane

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Gardener

Posted 1 month ago

Our two gardens needs a complete overhaul. One side by the house needs to have everything cleared and taken away and we would like to plant herbs and fruit trees with sound advice on what will grow well in that area, with help on planting, the other area needs a bit of maintenance with everything cleared and taken away and again advice on what to plant and again help with planting. Ideally we'd like native plants that are low maintenance.

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Driveway weed spraying and tidying with some gardening removal

Posted 1 month ago

We have a property in Birkenhead that needs the weeds and overgrowth tidied up all along the driveway (as per photos). We'd like it to be sprayed - and the larger parts and areas removed ie the bigger weeds and plants. The smaller stuff could just die off after spraying. It's not a huge job, just needs tidying up and removed, might take 2 hours? Job can be done any day of the week. Access is simple with parking at the road end of the drive. Ideal contact time between 6pm and 9pm.

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Hedge Trimming

Posted 6 days ago

Hedges down long driveway....tops and one side ....ongoing about 3 times a year...

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Cabbage Tree Removal

Posted 1 month ago

We have one cabbage tree that has died and needs to be chopped down

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Hedge Reduction

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for quotes on the following hedge reduction: RH Boundary: Hard trim both sides and reduce top to spouting level on large Lilly Pilly hedging. (Follow the contour of the land) Back Boundary: Hard trim both sides and reduce top to match the RH boundary on large Lilly Pilly hedging. Be careful of phone wires running through hedge and power wires above hedge. Looking to start immediately so will award to the best quote/feedback rating.

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Tidy up small courtyard area

Posted 1 week ago

I am preparing my house for sale and need help to tidy up small court area. Remove dry grass and compact with GAP 7 then install artificial grass that I will supply or ready lawn. This job need to be done on 18/19 Feb latest.

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Garden rubbish clearing

Posted 2 weeks ago

There is a pile of garden rubbish under the plum tree and behind the orange tree.

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Maintain driveway

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have shared driveway and we need it cleaned once couple of months.

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Flower bed and around deck area weeding

Posted 1 month ago

A flower bed area about 8 square metres and a second area around a small deck needs to have all the weed cleared. Thank you!

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Trim some bushes, hedges and trees

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, Luke from Staywell Property here, we manage rental properties. I need someone to trim some bushes and hedges, and to chop down a dead tree and remove the remains. I need this done at 2 houses located nearby in Glenfield. If you offer this service, please get in touch with me, I would like you to see the properties and give a quote. Thanks. I have no idea what is the expected cost.

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Small garden created & concreting/paving

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I’ve just cut down some trees and cleared a space down the side of our house. I’m getting the stumps removed tomorrow. I’m after someone to dig out this area, then prepare the end two thirds for a garden and then pave or concrete the middle third for storing our garden bins. Need someone to come this week and at least quote the job as I’m only off work this week. Cheers Emma

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Yard tidy up and green waste removal

Posted 4 weeks ago

Need a quote to trim bushes ,trees and edges of grass on property ,as well as remove green waste . Looking to get done promply

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Hedge Trimmings to Takeaway

Posted 4 days ago

3/4 decent piles of tree/hedge trimmings to be loaded onto your truck/trailer Could be 2 small trailer loads or a big load Can get pretty close with trailer but one pile needs to be brought up a path 20m There's also a second hand Christmas tree that can go to

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Garden tidy up

Posted 3 weeks ago

Pulling weeds, trimming trees, removing grass/bush

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Hedge Trimming Needed

Posted 1 month ago

Hedge trimming needed. Clippings can be mulched and put at the base of the hedges. Past trims required 2 guys and around 6 hours to complete. Best quote and reviews gets the job. To start immediately. Cheers!

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Garden Cleanup

Posted 1 week ago

I have been asked to clean up the garden professionally upon moving out of a house. I have taken care of the bulk of the cleanup with a weed eater and mowed the lawns, the remaining job would be to do some weeding, a small hedge trim and take away any weeds/mess left behind. Ideally this week if possible!

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Garden Waste Removal

Posted 1 month ago

We have a 1-2 cubic metres of garden waste that needs removing. It is mainly grass clippings & shrub pruning and does not contain flax or bamboo.

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Garden waste removal

Posted 6 days ago

We are looking for someone who can remove some garden waste for us. Most of them are dead leaves and tree branches. Quite a lot of them. See photos for more details. It is a physical demanding job. Job is in Browns Bay.

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Gardening

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need some garden tidying which includes weed removal and trimming . Please refer to photos about 7-10 sqm thanks

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 156,000 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 Cleanup

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

weed and bark

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

One off lawn mowing job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Small Gardening Project

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Section Tidy - Looking to Sell

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Xiaohan Zhang

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Tidy and Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jack n Jill seat assembly

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Recurring job, quick payment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Joanna VINSEN

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy-up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

hedge trimming eugenias

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trellis

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Green waste removal


21st December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardens in need of some love and attention!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Gay Johnson

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Make me look good

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Overgrown lawns!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2019

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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Good Samaritan Services

Joined September 2019

For the past couple of years we have been building up our experience in fencing, decking, paving, landscaping, renovations and handy tasks (indoor and outdoor). Success for us is defined as completing a job to a high standard, meeting the deadline and on budget.

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All Handyman Works Ltd

Joined August 2014

All garden design and maintenance by experienced gardeners. We work at affordable prices and leave you with a garden area you can enjoy for all seasons. We are experienced with Installation of All Garden types, Including Vege Gardens/ Hedges/Tree Work/ Pruning/ Extensive Weeding/Spraying/ Basic Landscaping/. We are experienced with design setups for maximum visual impact for events as well. Any...

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DrainSmart

Joined February 2019

DrainSmart specialise in residential, civil and commercial developments. We have qualified and registered drainlayers who service the wider Auckland region. We also do earthworks, plumbing, concrete and ashphalt work. We are trusted, professionals who deliver quality and take pride in what we do.

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Rickys concreting

Joined October 2015

Hav been concreting for 15 years + Also New Zealand/Australia qualifiedconcreter,take pride in my workmanship ,won't disappoint .happy to provide a quote thanks Ricky's concreting

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Stott and Co Tree Experts

Joined October 2019

Hi, we've been in the tree industry for 20+ years, are fully qualified (Advanced Certificate in Horticulture, Level 4 Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture), knowledgeable, highly skilled and insured (just for your peace of mind). We are professional, safety conscious, hard working and pride ourselves on our exceptional knowledge of the industry and giving exceptional service - nothing makes us...

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Coastal Gardens Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, we've been landscaping throughout the Auckland region for the last 7 years. We are a professional team and specialize in both large and small landscape installations. We pride ourselves on hard work and completing jobs to a deadline with a high quality finish.

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Rongoa Landscapes LTD

Joined January 2020

Kia Ora, we have been doing landscaping and maintenance for the past 10 years. We specialise in residential and commercial garden maintenance, garden installation, tropical and native gardens, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, garden edging, excervation (digger and bob cat work) and more -including landscaping, softscaping and hardscaping. We also specialise in traditional garden ornaments carved by us...

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Barnett Retaining ltd

Joined August 2019

I have been in the construction industry building retaining walls for the last 6 years on most of the big sub devisions in and around Auckland and also other various areas of construction. We pride ourselves in being fast, efficient and having a wealth of product knowledge. My crews experience also extends into fencing, landscaping, roofing and general handyman duties. We pride ourselves in...

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K&T contracting

Joined September 2016

although we new to builderscrack we have 30 years experience, concrete laying, retaining walls, stone mason work, decks and landscaping. We happy to provide you with a free quote and references.

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Baines Contracting

Joined August 2018

Hi, Ive been working around diggers and earthworks, civil construction and drainage for the last 7 years. I enjoy working outdoors and being hands on. I specialise in all aspects of digger work, from general earthworks, site clearing and basic landscaping to trenching and demolition of concrete driveways. We also do garden retaining walls, decking restoration, garden clearing, green waste removal,...

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Tony Landscapes

Joined February 2020

We are a landscaping and gardening maintenance company, for the last 3 years we have worked on several commercial and residential landscapes, we specialize in instant lawns, planting, decks, pergola, fencing and any outdoor space, we also have diggers.

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Niko's Tree Services

Joined August 2017

Hi, we are a professional tree service company offering great services at affordable prices. We cut trees, stump trees, trim down hedges, mow lawns, remove rubbish and also yard cleaning. Free quote available

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Wheelie Klean NZ ltd

Joined May 2016

Professional jet wash cleaning. Whether it be wheelie bins, driveways, houses, or commercial businesses we can clean it! We also do chewing gum removal from all surfaces as well as gutter cleaning, section clearing, lawn mowing and any other odd job that you may require around your home or business. We now specialize on installing the all New Gutter Foam that keeps your gutters clean and clear....

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Vision Landscaping and Construction

Joined September 2019

The friendly, professional team here at Vision Landscaping & Construction have 15 years experience in building, renovating, landscaping, and maintaining commercial and residential properties. While we specialize in project management of larger renovations and property makeovers, we also do smaller jobs from time to time including regular maintenance. We are very professional and work hard to...

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DLM Landscaping creations LTD

Joined August 2016

Hi, we at DLM landscape creations take pride on every single one of our customer projects and we aim to always achieve high quality results to suit your budget whether it is a small revamp or a full landscape makeover for your property. The experienced and friendly team at DLM will offer you free personalized quotes for any project at fair and competitive rates.

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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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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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Handy King

Joined May 2018

Hi, My name is Kingy I work for a small company in the Earthmoving industry as a excavator, I also work fulltime as a Handyman, I'm available during the day/evening and some weekends. I Specialize in installing Doors, locks, window locks, fence, Retaining wall, TV/dryer wall mounting, Gib fixing, retractable awning & sail installation, Gutter cleaning, demolition, odd jobs and many more. I...

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Good Roots Garden Projects

Joined August 2019

It is my passion to develop and maintain planted spaces and garden projects. Show me what you have now and tell me what you want to improve for your outdoor living space. Are your trees and plants healthy? Do you have the walkways and functional living space to suit your needs? My experience includes; • garden beds and vertical gardens • paving and stepping stones • ready lawns, seeding...

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