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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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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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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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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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Ultimate Autumn/Winter 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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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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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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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 & weed removal

Posted 4 months ago

Hi.. I am looking for lawn mowing, weed removal, trimming where required and clear driveway in Porirua. Thanks

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Garden makeover

Posted 1 week ago

refill bark & some soil in gardens. Tidy up. Some planting. Gardens have been maintained but getting ready for house sale

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Sandra end of tenancy

Posted 3 weeks ago

Small to medium lawn cut (front and back of house), edges trimmed, garden weeded, outside swept (leaves and such), garden refuse cleared. Please email, as I am currently abroad

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Green waste and rubbish removal

Posted 2 months ago

We have some green waste and household items to be removed (couch, desk etc). Also general tidy up of garden. We would like a quote please

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Hedge Trim

Posted 3 months ago

I have a hedge along the side of my house that I would like trimmed with a proper heavy duty hedge trimmer! It needs a bit removed off the width. It isn;t too high but needs a good tidy up.

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Backyard clearing

Posted 3 months ago

I have a small section at the back of my house that grows wild. it has gotten to a point where I can't maintain this myself. I also need some bushes trimmed. At this point I'm looking for quotes. Would love to hear from someone

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Lawn mowing needed

Posted 4 months ago

My lawn, which I left a little too long while hunting for a new mower, needs immediate mowing. Little patches of grass at the back, front and side of my section. Please come back with a rough quote or if you need to view before giving me a quote.

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Mate

Posted 4 months ago

Mow lawns..Quote required in writing.please ring to view lawn for quote...

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Garden

Posted 1 month ago

I want garden/green waste cleared please. There is quite alot

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Garden spraying.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Paths through the garden,...gravel driveway about 4 sq metres and edges..about 1 hour work...big section in pukerua bay....this week please......

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Regular gardener

Posted 1 month ago

Hi.. I am looking for a gardener who come and maintain the garden on regular basis after 2 or 3 weeks and do everything possible to maintain it. The property is at Waitangirua, Porirua

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Overgrown garden, lawns and driveway

Posted 1 month ago

A scrub cutter need to cut back overgrown 450m approx long driveway. Lawn with very tall grass to be cut, about 30sqm. Overhanging overgrown branches to be removed. Some rubbish from previous tenant to be removed. Ongoing 3 weekly lawn trimming including occasional household rubbish bag disposal required afterwards.

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Garden clean up

Posted 3 months ago

Very overgrown garden in need of clear out. Large section with terraced backyard garden. Once cleared of weeds and dead plants etc will need advice on what to plant that is low maintenance. There are some established plants that we would want to keep as well.

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Backyard needs a hack n slash

Posted 2 months ago

We have a largish backyard area that needs a hack and slash. There are a lot of weeds, and also a problematic patch of blackberry that has self seeded which needs removing. We want to get it all hacked right back and blackberry removed to prepare the site for planting. We are looking to pay $25- $30 per hour. You will need a brushcutter as the contour of the site means that's pretty much the only tool that's fit for purpose.

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Lawn Mow and create a Veggie patch

Posted 2 months ago

Need some one to come a mow the lawn and some digging required to build a vege patch.

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Dijon Rivers

Posted 2 months ago

Basically want the whole property serviced lawns mowed, weeding ect also removel of all the left over plant/grass matter

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Help needed to build a raised vege garden

Posted 4 months ago

Build a raised garden and input organic soil ready to plant veges, plant a flower garden at side of house.

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Chars Place

Posted 4 months ago

Lawns to be mowed front of house & berm. Edges to be trimmed. Gardens to be weeded. Trimmings taken away.

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SECTION CLEARING

Posted 2 months ago

GREEN WASTE REMOVAL AND WEEDS AND SECTION TIDY AS BIG TREES ALREADY CUT DOWN AND GONE SO CLEAR BOTTOM SECTION AND TAKE UP STEPS TO STREET LEVEL WHERE I WILL HAVE SKIP BIN ....MAY NEED WOOL SACK OR SIMILAR TO CARRY GARDEN WASTE UP STEPS

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Aotea scrubcutting

Posted 4 months ago

I need some scrub cutting done on side of a bank. Thanks

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

One-off lawn mow

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd February 2015

Workmanship
 3
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Hedge Trim


7th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Very Overgrown Garden Needs Taming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large Flax Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flax bush removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening- 1 Days effort in Whitby

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

clip hedge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2014

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Char hunt

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

back yard makeover

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening- Lawn Mowing & cleaning the garden

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need help with lawn with moss / weeds / clover.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Green Waste Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of weed garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2014

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backyard clearing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pukerua Lawns

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Help needed to build a raised vege garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge Trimming and Gardening removal of weeds etc

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th January 2013

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gorse Ninja

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Dukes Digger & Earthworks Ltd

Joined October 2017

We are a newly established and locally owned business operating in the Wairarapa and Wellington regions. Specialising in small domestic and light commercial work with a 3.4tonne excavator. Providing all types of earthworks and excavation. Lifestyle blocks and small access sites. Vineyard property clean up and maintenance Gardening services lawn mowing tree pruning Tree stump and rubbish rem...

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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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Handyman Kyle

Joined January 2019

Hi, I’ve been involved in landscaping/gardening/general household jobs for the last few years. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completions. Take pride on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we speaclise in.While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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Specialized Operator Services and civil contracting

Joined July 2015

Hi there. ABOUT US. After 20 years in this industry we have decided to go out on our own. We are fully endorsed & licensed for all trucks & machinery. Please see our profile for information that relates to this job. OUR PROMISE We work with all of our customers from start to finish to make sure what you want, you get! We visit the site and go over what it is that you want to do and y...

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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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Ultra Contracting Ltd

Joined July 2017

Hi I am the owner of Ultra Contracting Ltd, we are primarily a earthworks contracting company but also do a lot of general building and property maintenance work. We are very professional and strive to give our clients the best experience possible and treat them and their property in a manner in which we would like to be treated by going above and beyond what is necessary. We would love to help yo...

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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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Pro Maintenance

Joined March 2013

Hi we are a small property maintenance company we specialise in all general property maintenance work from fitting towel rails to building new decks, we are licensed building practitioners so you can have confidence in all of our work

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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CP Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

CP Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations every time....

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Maintain To Profit Kapiti Coast

Joined January 2019

We are a total Property Maintenance Company. Your one-stop-shop for all maintenance, renovation and project management requirements. Everything that keeps your investment liveable and structurally sound needs to be maintained and we can do this for you.We work hard to provide competitive quoting and completing all work on time, on budget and to a quality standard.

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there, I'm available to do general handyman work, gibbing / painting/ fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / lawn mowing / landscaping etc . Have been doing this on and off some 30 years . Any job considered. Available weekends if job requires .

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ACE Home & Property Maintenance

Joined May 2013

Hi my name is Elvin. I may be new to Builders Crack but have more than 10 years experience with property maintenance work. I am more than happy to give you a reasonable price on any work you may need done. I have many references from my customers and for many I have saved them $$$ with cost effective solutions. Smart solutions + Low overheads = Low prices for my clients. I don't believ...

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Sao Contractors ltd

Joined March 2015

Hi, I have over 14 years’ experience in the construction industry, for the last 13 years I have worked for Groundworks Limited as a qualified Drain layer, of which the past 7 years as a site supervisor and foreman managing up to 5 staff. I have worked on small, medium to large contracts which include storm water, sewer and water main contracts along with subdivision work, artificial turf fields, r...

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sharay limited

Joined October 2017

Welcome all. As a small business our focus tends toward general handyman repair roles ,garden weeding/tidy up,and home ventilation install/sale with expert advice available .Our goal is your satisfaction so help us help you.Thanks.

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in 2015...

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