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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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Weeding

Posted 4 months ago

Small front yard needs weeding. Trees need trimming. Also a small clean up at the back where leaves have fallen and gathered up over the year and would like green waste removed.

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Garden cleanup

Posted 3 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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Pre-sale Garden Spruce-up

Posted 2 days 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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Central Palmerston North Gardener

Posted 3 months ago

We are need of a regular gardener to spend a few hours each month maintaining our garden

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Prune overgrown garden

Posted 3 months ago

I have a fairly large garden that has gotten overgrown. I've started to work on some of it but realised it will take too long to do by myself. I basically want everything (plants and weeds) that isn't a tree removed, weed mat put down, and then bark on top of that. I also have a large pile of garden waste to be removed. I've attached a photo of the patch that I have done and that's what I want the rest to look like.

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Waste removal and replant

Posted 1 month 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 spraying the garden

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Rental maintenance

Posted 4 months ago

I'm looking for a fortnightly lawn mow and edge tidy. Some weeding of garden also required.

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Regular lawns and some property maintenance

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for someone to regularly mow, trim, weedeat/spray etc. Urgently needs doing as I’ve been let down by current people, who can’t get round on a regular basis.

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Gardens need an overhaul

Posted 4 months ago

I have a large section that needs alot of weeding done. The soil needs turning over also. There are a few roses that need pruning etc Willing to pay $20-$25 an hour. It would be roughly 4 hours work to complete what needs doing.

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Weeding; trimming; and general garden maintenace

Posted 3 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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Remove plants and bark

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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Just moved in, lawn needs help

Posted 4 months ago

We just bought a property and haven't had a chance to suss out a lawn mower... things are looking a bit unloved though. It's about 602 square metres of lawn and the little patch outside the property. I don't need a super flash job just a quick lawn mowing to make it look a little less ignored.

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Tidy up

Posted 4 months ago

my garden needs completely weeding with some buxus hedge trimming and rose deheading. I have just run out of time to keep it all under control.

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Regular Garden Maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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Garden

Posted 2 months ago

weeding small garden easy work.

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Full Garden Clean-up for moving

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Shelley Penny

Posted 3 months ago

Trim hedge and remove trimmings approximately 40 mtrs paying in charlie ash

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Clean up

Posted 4 months ago

wanting the gardens around the house cleaned up . trimming bushes , weeding etc need advice of plants, so we can plant new plants in the right area etc

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Get rid of weeds from around backyard

Posted 4 months ago

remove weeds from garden, concrete and tiles around the backyard

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 133,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Nikau garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2017

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

Garden tidying

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 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

Small section for lawn mowing and tidy up of corner garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 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

Shelley Penny

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

ahsan Garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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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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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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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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gazzas maintenance

Joined September 2013

Ive been in the building industry for 30 plus years, in Australia and New Zealand, served my carpentry apprenticeship in wellington, building houses, Have work on major jobs like the wellington library, Gold coast Jupiturs casino, and am competant at most jobs in the industry be it changing a door to building a house

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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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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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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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Hamilton construction LTD

Joined October 2010

Having 20 years in the building industry I bring to my customers knowledge and experience second to none.I am personally fully Qualified and only use Qualified Builders to assist me as a quality finish is the number one proity New Housing, alterations and decks are my specialties and I offer free Quotes at competitive rates.I look forward to hearing from you.

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Gardening & Outdoor Services

Joined March 2017

Hi im Richard I offer a professional Gardening and WaterBlastering and Window cleaning service. Im very good at my job I remove weeds and clean ups on Gardens, I have all my own tools and remove all green waste rubbish I do free estmiate quotes. .Please Contact me on 027 381 1504 p.s any jobs out of Palmy extra cost for fuel Also trimming and knocking down small trees also do lawn mowing

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ColourScheme

Joined September 2011

ColourScheme can provide all the services you need to turn your house into a home. We specialise in interior paintwork, but also consider small exterior paint jobs, minor gib repairs and general maintenance work. Our aim is to provide an affordable, yet high quality service with expert advice and brilliant craftmanship. We always clean up beautifully afterwards and we offer a full refund on lab...

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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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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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ScaleLogic Limited

Joined April 2011

I have been in the electrical feild for 5+ years now and I have a National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 3 and an Electrical Licence for Disconnecting & Reconnecting Fixed wired appliances up to 230VAC. Strong knowledge in electronic appliances and computers/laptops. Great ability to fault find and guarentee all my work. Great with DIY have renovated one house successfully and am...

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Wired Services Ltd

Joined April 2011

Wired Services - Registered Electrical Contractors Wired Services are electricians in the Palmerston North area, providing a friendly personal service for all your electrical repairs, maintenance and installations. Whatever your requirements we have the ability to exceed your expectations, with cost effective and guaranteed work to get the best possible professional solution. Are you b...

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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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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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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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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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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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Slopemowing

Joined October 2018

We use specialist remote controlled equipment to tackle land clearance jobs while reducing your H&S risks and eliminating the need for harmful sprays. Scrub cutting & heavy duty mowing. Stump grinding. Steep slopes up to 55 degrees. Removal of gorse, blackberry, broom, & trees to 100mm diameter.

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