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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lawn Mowing

Posted 1 month ago

We need the lawns done at our school. Successful applicant will be ongoing. Previous contractor can't come back as we suspended it over lockdown & have only just had the approval to reinstate it.

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Garden Clean Up

Posted 2 months ago

We are putting our rental property in Palmerston North on the market and need the gardens done (weeding etc) lawns done, garden beds tidied, ivy trimmed, edges etc so that it is nicely presented for sale. Lawn clippings and garden waste would need to be taken away. Perhaps some minimal planting to increase curb appeal as well. Needs to be done by early next week. Looking for an idea of cost and when this would be able to be completed.

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Lawn to be mowed fortnightly

Posted 3 months ago

lawn mowed, weed eater around the fence line if needed and clippings taken away

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Garden maintenance

Posted 3 months ago

Weeding, trimming some climbers and small shrubs adding mulch etc which I would purchase.

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Hedge Trimming and Lawn Mowing

Posted 1 month ago

We have a country garden on the outskirts of Palmerston North. There is a medium size lawn that requires mowing once a week, plus the edges done and extensive buxus type hedges that needs trimming. We anticipate that this will be a full day, once a week job.

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Weeding and mulch

Posted 3 months ago

Backyard to be weeded and mulch laid. I have a weekly garden bin so weeds don't need to be disposed as you can use the bin

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Gardening work

Posted 1 month ago

I require agapanthus bushes to be removed and 3 trees to be tidied up.

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Garden tidy up

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi There I'm last minutely (by Thursday) needing a garden weeded and if possible other tidying up jobs like weedeating and lawnmowing. Photos shows front section but if time allows there is weedeating and lawnmowing to be done out back. Thanks!

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Maintenance

Posted 4 months ago

Weeding established gardens. No need to remove weeds, owner will do this and provide rubbish bag.

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Lawnmowing

Posted 2 weeks 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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Plum tree removal

Posted 1 month ago

I have a plum tree that has blown over that needs to be removed, plus there is an old peach tree trunk (no leaves or branches) and some palm fronds. Mostly green waste, apart from the main trunks.

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Clean up

Posted 1 month ago

Owing to health problems over the past eight months the garden has got very much out of control. When we first moved to this house several punga trees were removed and replaced by different varieties and we started to get the garden more maintenance friendly but health problems arose for both me and my daughter which cause us to be frustrated by the state of the garden.

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Gardening

Posted 3 weeks ago

Weeding an overgrown garden

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Lawn Mowing and Grass Disposal

Posted 2 months ago

HI there, I just need lawn mowed at a rental urgently before the tenants move in tomorrow. I am also looking for disposal of grass that's on the property .

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Front of house #2

Posted 2 months ago

Hello We need a reliable person to do garden in front of our house. It is not a large area. It needs an extra weed mat, mulching and edges done. I can buy the material based on your recommendation. For some reason website is not allowing me to post the pictures. Thanks

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Mow lawns/gardens

Posted 1 month ago

Needing lawn mowed and weeds pulled ASAP

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Large pile green waste

Posted 2 months ago

Corner of section used for clippings, etc, needs clearing. Looks like 2x trailer loads but it might be dense. I'm paying $40 per hour while on site , you pay for whatever means of disposal eg mulcher, trailer to tip etc.

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Tidy garden

Posted 1 month ago

Need to get tidy our front of the house and little strap along the fence need tidy up.

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Weeding and pruning

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone to weed and prune my garden.

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Front of house

Posted 2 months ago

Hello We need a reliable person to do garden in front of our house. It is not a large area. It needs an extra weed mat, mulching and edges done. I can buy the material based on your recommendation. For some reason website is not allowing me to post the pictures. Thanks

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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16th March 2020

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Shelley Penny

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19th March 2019

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 5
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 4
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 5
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Big Tidy Up Needed.


14th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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just moved in, lawn needs help

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5th December 2018

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 5
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 4
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 5

Tidy up Garden

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7th June 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Getting rid of overgrown weess


30th January 2020

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 5
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 5

Garden tidy up

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21st July 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Regular gardening

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1st February 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Remove plants and bark

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2nd May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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3rd December 2019

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 4
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 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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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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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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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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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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dunn building

Joined July 2013

Have been a qualified building since 2015, have been working over in England for the past 2.5 years and now back working for UCOL teaching carpentry and looking for the odd job to do after work/weekends.

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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 very 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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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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J H Builder

Joined August 2020

Hard working apprentice builder, focused on client satisfaction. I work to a high standard to meet your requirements and offer competitive quoting. I pride myself on getting your project completed on time and on budget.

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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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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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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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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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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. Maxwell Painting and Design Your Assets Matter! polintellpainting.club

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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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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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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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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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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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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience 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 with you to giving you qualit...

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