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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Ongoing garden maintenance

Posted 3 weeks ago

Ongoing gardening maintenance needed for newly established gardens and boundary line.

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Grass topping in paddock

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I need my paddocks topped - total land size is about 2 acres.

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Garden weeding

Posted 2 months ago

We need all of our gardens weeded. There is quite a few different areas of garden and a decent amount of work involved. Need this done before the 28th December but ASAP is best

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Lawn Mowing

Posted 3 months ago

I've got flat lawn needs to be mowed. Please provide quote.

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Drive way

Posted 3 months ago

Tidy up long drive way Weeding

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Getting rid of overgrown weess

Posted 1 month ago

I have a huge growth if weeds behind my shed which needs to be done before next Friday. We don't have the tools

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Regular gardening

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there. We are after a regular gardener. Weeding, pruning, spraying etc. Also need a one off job. Preparation of two patches of the back yard where stumps have been removed for new grass (last 2 pictures).

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A long term garden maintenance and lawn mowing

Posted 1 week ago

HI, I have a rental property in central area of Palmerston North and need a great gardener to look after the garden regularly on a long term basis. There are two pieces of lawns, one in front of house and another at the back. We wish to mow the lawns once in 3 weeks in summer and 5 weeks during the winter. In the meantime, dig out weeds around, trim edge and trees whenever necessary to make it tidy. Please contact with me for viewing and quote the job. Thanks

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Lawn mowing and clipping removal

Posted 1 month ago

Hi. Need lawn mowed and some clippings removed from a medium sized lawn (650 sq.m) possibly today/tomorrow or weekend. If happy with the job, may grant the job on 3 weekly basis. Cheers

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Casual gardener

Posted 3 months ago

Weeding. A little digging. Some planting. Tools available. Spraying some vegetation One off job. Likely to be four plus hours in the first instance. Light maintenance weeding may be possible on an ongoing basis. Experience preferred and references from earlier clients. Student with horticultural or plant science / biology background welcome.

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Groundskeeping

Posted 4 weeks ago

I need someone to cut and clean the wistaria and other plants around my driveway.

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Removal of agapanthus

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have several areas of my garden that need plants removed from.

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# 10

Posted 3 months ago

General garding work, weeding, scrub and some tree trimming, some new flower planting. green waste removal. Have an eye for how the garden should look to be impressive. General tied of section as required. Not looking for a big company to carry out this work but some one with the above experience who will work well alone and have good time management skills, and be proud of the work they do. Possible one or two days work will properly be required.

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Bush clearning

Posted 1 month ago

I am on a lifestyle block and some of the trees and grasses need to be cut back, and I am also keen to speak to a landscaper on some work to ensure a low maintenance section.

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Lawn Mowing #2

Posted 2 months ago

I've got flat lawn needs to be mowed. Please provide quote.

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Gardening springclean

Posted 2 months ago

Hi just looking for a garden spring clean wedding pruning just all round clean up

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Gardening

Posted 2 weeks ago

maintain the garden removing weeds trim , watering

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Gardening #2

Posted 3 months ago

Weeding a drive a long drive way

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Hedge removal

Posted 2 months ago

We wish to remove the hedge around the front and side section of our property so we can replace it with a timber fence.

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Big Tidy Up Needed.

Posted 3 months ago

Big one off tidy up job needed. Will definitely need a weed whacker and a lawnmower. The gardener we hired gave us the run around so it is now going to take a decent amount of time to correct! So we need someone reliable and organised to actually turn up when they say they will as there is a German Shepherd on the property. We would then like regular maintenance for the rest of the year and next year.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 157,000 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 plants and bark

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2019

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

Getting rid of overgrown weess


30th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Big Tidy Up Needed.


14th November 2019

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

# 10

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 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

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

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

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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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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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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 available.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7.5 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, plastering, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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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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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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