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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Section tidy up

Posted 4 months ago

Complete section tidy up of gardens, and advice for future on making my section more low maintenance. Some areas need to be re-barked with weed mat, and some trees need trimming or removed please. I am happy to do some of the work myself but it is so overgrown at the moment.

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Pruning and tidying

Posted 3 months ago

The bushes and shrubs on my property urgently need to pruned back and generally tidied up.

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Hedge trimming

Posted 3 months ago

Several hedges and garden shrubs need trimming and tidying.Will require a commercial grade hedge trimmer.probably 4 hours work.One of the hedges will need a stepladder.

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Gardener required.

Posted 1 month ago

I need someone to look after my front lawn and garden. Mowing, weeding some tree pruning, and planting or moving plants as needed. You need to be fit to do this job as its a big well planted garden with 10 full size trees including Liquid Amber, Silver Birch, Kiwi Cabbage Trees, and others that I forget there names. 95% of gardening is just basic weeding, and mowing.

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One off section clean up

Posted 5 months ago

Need end of tenancy garden tidy up. Weeds pulled lawns and edge tidy up

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Major bush and vine removal (pays well)(

Posted 1 week ago

House in Palmerston North needs a major trim back. A number of trees need cut back 1.5 metres, and there are some vines which have got on walls that need removal. Photos best describe what needs happening with lines and crosses demonstrating what needs to be removed. Happy to discuss each photo in more detail. Vertical lines "|" refer to trimming back. "X" refers to removing the plant. Image 1: Trim back this tree from the house. Want 1 to 1.5 metre clearance between house and the bush....

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Hedge trimming and tree pruning.

Posted 5 months ago

Front hedge trim-red robin Photinia . Buxus and Lonicera low hedge trimming. Corokia hedge trimming in back garden Shaping of golf ball buxus and other shrubs. Some light pruning of old and dead branches on a liquid amber tree. Removal of clippings and greenwaste. Will require ladder work and commercial grade hedge trimmer and probably a branch lopper or small chainsaw.

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Hedges trimmed

Posted 1 month ago

Hedges trimmed at Dannevirke McDonalds behind carpark. Green waste removal included please.

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Remove garden dirt/soil

Posted 4 months ago

Remove excessed garden dirt to the same level of the lawn (around the backyard. At the moment it about 20 to 30cm above the ground). Then flate it and get the new lawn in. Also removed current lawn and lay new lawn if possible. Hopefully can get it done ASAP.

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Lawn mowing

Posted 3 months ago

Residental lawns mowed and clippings taken away. Lawn edges trimmed. Fortnightly mow. Looking to commence approx. 12 Feb

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Clear out a corner of the backyard

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to clear everything in the picture with the exception of the lemon tree which we don't want to get rid of. This includes some grass, plants and agapanthus. This is so we can weedmat the area and plant. Please quote including green waste removal.

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Landscaping #3

Posted 4 months ago

Weeding and landscaping ( weedmat and stones are in place )

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Garden maintenance

Posted 3 months ago

Owing to health problems I am unable to do gardening work any more. I had the gardens thoroughly tidied last November but looking for a person that can come monthly to keep it weeded and tidy. It is not a large garden and much of it has bark laid down to help with Keeping it low maintenance

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One-off tidy

Posted 3 weeks ago

The garden needs a once over to get rid some weeds before a family occasion coming up. Not a lot of area, and no established garden to navigate. Just a bed of weeds at the moment

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Disposal of green waste

Posted 2 months ago

Removal of approximately 2 metres of green waste-mostly hedge trimmings, &’no grass clippings. By the end of next week (March 5) would be ideal.

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Weed and Bush clear and removal

Posted 1 month ago

There are two areas of dense weed/ bush on our property that needs clearing and removal

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Weeding

Posted 4 months ago

Weeding in two small gardens and one larger garden on the property. Weeds have been overgrown as I am pregnant and unable to clear them. I am on christmas leave until mid Jan so will be home if you would like to view the gardens before accepting the job.

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Mowing/lawns

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there, looking for a regular cut and a tidy up on a 3 weekly cycle. thanks

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Lawnmowing

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for someone to mow lawns front and back yard for 3-4 months every 3 weeks. Clipping must be removed and edges to be maintained.

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Green waste disposal at private house

Posted 4 months ago

Remove green waste from pile beside drive and take to green waste depot appx 1-2 hours work, will need trailer or we can hire a trailer.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Getting rid of overgrown weess


30th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

# 10

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding


14th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regular gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

hedge trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tidy up Garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Big Tidy Up Needed.


14th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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Express Property Maintenance Whakarongo Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're relatively new to the New Zealand market but have been operating in Australia since 2011. Specialising in Deck, Fence and retaining wall construction we also provide all aspects of property maintenance services from repairing holes in walls to fixing your guttering or mowing your lawn, we are your first choice in property maintenance whether private or commercial.

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FREEFLOW PLUMBING & DRAINAGE SERVICES

Joined December 2011

I'VE BEEN SUCESSFULLY PRACTICING AS A PLUMBER, DRAINLAYER EARTH MOVER FOR OVER 35 YEARS ON THE KAPITI COAST. WE ATTEND TO ANY WATER OR DRAINAGE PROBLEMS THAT MAY POP UP OVER TIME.

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Tierra Landscape Development td

Joined June 2009

We specialise in hard and soft landscaping and outdoor building such as decks, fences, concreting, paving etc. We also run a property maintenance service incuding lawns, gardening and general property section clearance. We work hard and take pride in our work.

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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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Gutterman&cleaning services

Joined June 2014

30 years experience on roofs.I now specialize in gutter cleaning repairing and installing,Also i can do house,roof washing,painting and moss,mould spraying.All work fully ... EE quotes,FAST service

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Tararua Garden Services Ltd

Joined November 2020

Your goto company in Tararua for all your yard work. - Lawn Mowing - Gardening - Hedge Trimming - Green Waste Disposal - Section Clearing - Just ask us about anything else you need a hand with. Give us a call Pieter ... David ...

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JAMAP Property Maintenance Limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, we specialise in general handyman, property maintenance tasks and general plumbing advice. We also offer a bathroom design service. We are professional and work hard to meet customer deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. Give us a try - you won't be disappointed.

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Callaghan Construction

Joined January 2018

We strive to maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with all our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and associates. ​There are a lot of companies out there that do what we do. They share the same what and how. But our clients work with us for our why and our who. We're minds and makers with business sense and creative chop.

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Tidy Turf

Joined December 2014

FOR A SITE VISIT I WILL NEED YOUR ADDRESS PLEASE. LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR A company specializing in outside prep work. Tree work, section clearing, landscape preparation, bobcat services, demolition, pest plant removal, large area mowing, weed spraying I have many years experience in grounds maintenance work. I specialise in, tree removal,landscape demolition & clearing,bo...

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Legacy landscaping

Joined May 2019

Legacy landscaping is a family local business we do anythink from small lawns/ gardens to large jobs. We also waterblast houses, garage, driveways .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.

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lionels property services

Joined April 2013

lionels property services , fencing new &repair, retaining walls, painting, water blasting, yard clearing, rental cleanups, chainsaw work, and much more etc

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City Central Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

General handyman tasks Deck and fence construction Lawnmowing Yard clearing Waterblasting Rubbish removal Pole saw chainsaw & hedge trimmer 6 metre reach Concreting

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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Long Building Solutions

Joined August 2016

Hi there, we are a small building outfit based in Palmerston North. Servicing the greater Manawatu and Horowhenua, we take pride in offering friendly service and completing quality finishes for our clients. For a range of building needs, or to talk with us about your next project, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to working with you. Cheers Chris Long LBS

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BB Construction LTD

Joined April 2012

BB Construction is a family owned & operated business with second generation builders having over 40 years in the construction industry in and around the Manawatu region. We are based in Palmerston North however; we also work within the wider surrounding centres and rural locations. BB Construction focuses on all aspects of the construction industry. With our good size team, we confidently m...

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COE BUILT Limited

Joined June 2019

Been in the building industry for 13 years. Qualified carpenter, specializing in home improvement and renovations. My goal is to help people renovate their homes, to be become warmer dryer more livable spaces. No jobs to big or small. Get in touch for a quote today.

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Andyman Maintenance

Joined August 2019

British city and guilds carpenter qualified 35 plus years, Being doing general timber repairs and property maintenance eg:- windows and doors, deck and fence repairs for the last 15 years for both Corporate and private clients in NZ. I specialize in small repairs that the big building companies don't cater for. Call or email me for a quote. Andy

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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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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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