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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Weeding and spraying the garden

Posted 6 months ago

Garden needs to be weeded and the concrete to be sprayed. It needs to be done before Sunday

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Garden

Posted 6 months ago

weeding small garden easy work.

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Regular Garden Maintenance

Posted 4 months ago

I need someone who can look after my gardens on a regular basis - weeding, pruning, mulching, planting etc

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Full Garden Clean-up for moving

Posted 7 months ago

Weed Gardens Weed Eat Removal of garden waste General Clean up for vacating a property

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Garden tidy up

Posted 1 month ago

I have been away and now my garden is a jungle. It needs weeding, lawn mowing, patio water blasting, green waste removal. Not a large section but need someone careful who will only remove weeds not garden plants!

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Pre sale tidy up

Posted 3 months ago

Pre sale tidy up of property. Boundary trees trimmed, weeds sprayed and general green waste removal etc.

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Garden cleanup

Posted 6 months ago

I have trimmed the trees and need someone to take the garden waste (and some other general waste) away.

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Remove plants and bark

Posted 4 months ago

We need someone to remove plants and bark from the garden and take it away, with in a mth ,

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Gardening and Lawn Mowing

Posted 1 month ago

I need the lawns to be mowed, weeds removed from gardens, weed killing and trimming of trees

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Garden maintenance

Posted 3 months ago

We would like someone to keep our garden maintained and looking nice and tidy, lawn mowed and gutters cleaned please.

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Section Tidy-Up #2

Posted 3 months ago

Hi We lost our house in a fire in 2017 and have rebuilt on the same section and moved back in nearly a year ago. The section was largely untouched during this time except for what was removed for building work. We have had a company come in and clear a large dirt pile and other construction waste left behind. We have now had fencing and gates put up we really want to work on the kerb appear of the front our property so to speak (we are located down a shared driveway). The plan is to work ou...

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Gardening / section up keep

Posted 3 months ago

Property has got a little over grown and looking for someone to come in and tear everything out. Chainsaw provided where needed and trailer is available so that I can take everything to the dump. Realistically probably 1 - 2 full days work for 1 person

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Garden General Tidy Up

Posted 1 month ago

Front and back yard requires weeding, spraying and trimming. Lawn edges desperately need to be done. General tidy up of property. If possible lawns could be mowed however we are able to do this when the weather clears up. I am currently studying so dont have the time to get my garden back up to scratch. Would like this done as soon as possible as with all the rain the weeds start to get out of hand quickly.

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Pre-sale Garden Spruce-up

Posted 3 months ago

Getting ready to list our house on the market... as The Block says street appeal is everything! Need help to spruce-up our garden. We have a front garden with hedging, lawns, borders, and veggie boxes. We also have a back garden with trees and shrubs, as well as veggie boxes, and a deck. We are thinking trim the hedges, weeding, water blasting the paths, staining the deck. Don't need landscaping, just more tidying and sprucing-up. If you can paint the very small fence in the front too I'd be eve...

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Lawnmowing

Posted 1 month ago

Mowing the lawn around a block of flats as required for central Palmerston North location near hospital. If interested, would be handy to do basic garden maintenance.

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Lawn Mowing

Posted 1 week ago

Need lawns mowed and the trimmings taken away. Lawn is relatively small and flat ground. Got a back lawn and a small front lawn.

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Waste removal and replant

Posted 5 months ago

We have two areas of our garden that need clean up. Then break up and replant of agapanthus plants

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Weeding and garden maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

General weeding once a month for two or three hours front of house and driveway area

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Weeding; trimming; and general garden maintenace

Posted 7 months ago

I've hurt my back and can no longer keep on top of weeding and keeping my garden tidy. I also want a small amount of general gardening, planting and laying of compost/mulch. This could also lead to a regular monthly maintenance job.

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Gardening

Posted 2 weeks ago

Weeding rock garden and drive way

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 141,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Remove piles of tree branches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Garden tidying

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2018

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

just moved in, lawn needs help

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Remove plants and bark

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Nikau garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rel and Jon

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small lawn

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shelley Penny

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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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ATC Build Limited

Joined April 2009

I am an experienced fully qualified Builder, with 20+ years experience building in the Manawatu. ATC Build Ltd is a new business in 2009, we specialise in alterations, extensions, decks, fences, repairs and conversions. I look forward to meeting you and providing a quote for your job.

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Taylormade Decorating Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the painting, plastering and flooring trade for 26 years. I am a qualified tradesmen and hold a current licenced building practitioner (LBP) We specialize in cladding plaster repairs. We can inspect both interior and exterior claddings for potential moisture problems using evasive and invasive techniques. We have our own gib stopper, painters and tiler that cover...

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Latch Construction

Joined May 2013

I've been building for ten years now. Qualified Builder and a Licensed Building Practitioner which means I can do restricted work unlike other tradesmen. All my work is carried out to a very high standard. I specialise in all work from new houses to renovations. Landscaping and fencing aswell. Very competitive quotes and finish work on time if not before. If you want the job done quick and to...

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City Civil Construction Limited

Joined March 2019

Hi, our team is made up of skilled professionals with 20 years experience in construction and roading, 15 years building, top engineers for all metalworking projects, we can spruce your yard from front to back

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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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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7 years. I am a qualified builder with a diverse set of skills which I have learnt over mainly residential renovations based in Palmerston North. I am very confident with most building related work and also have experience in painting, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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KIWISOL solutions for kiwis

Joined September 2017

Having spent a number of years in the Building & Engineering fields I am now semi retired but still have a fully equipped workshop for both engineering and building work and specialize in light fix it and problem solving. Love coming up with that special little one off gadget to solve you needs.

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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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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MH Contracting

Joined August 2018

Hi, we provide service in interior and exterior painting, insulation installation to meet current standards and lawncare. We aim to provide fast free quotes and complete work to a high standard.

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ProEx Solutions

Joined August 2018

PROEX SOLUTIONS - Excavation & Digger Hire within the Manawatu and wider region. We are a locally owned and operated business with our customers at the forefront of what we do. We have 2 diggers available for daily hire or available to hire with a driver. 1.7 Tonne 2.0 Tonne We also have auger attachments for drilling holes. In addition to the diggers we also have a 3 Tonne...

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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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The Task Masters

Joined February 2016

We are your One Stop Professional Service Provider. We are a family owned and operated local buisness. We do the Tasks you either cant or dont have time to do. No Job Too Big or Small. We provide the following Services -Property Maintenance -Roofing Maintenance -Re roof -Moss & Mold Removal -Gutter Clean & Flush...

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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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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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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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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 guaranteed.FREE quotes,FAST service

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Evolution painting and decorating ltd

Joined November 2016

At evolution painting we insure the best in quality in what we do. To let the job process be a great process for owner. And all at affordable rates. Doing it once doing it right at affordable prices

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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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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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