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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Country border - garden maintenance

Posted 1 year ago

Wedding, Planting, Pruning, Laying Peastraw etc. regular maintenance of large border in extensive country garden.

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Lawn mowing Kirwee

Posted 1 year ago

Large lawn with trees to work round needs regular mowing. Probably about 2000 square metres. I can provide mower and fuel (both ride on and rotary) if needed to keep costs down. Need a very tidy job done and removal of clippings. If quality of work and cost are satisfactory this will become a regular job.

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Gardening trim tress

Posted 1 year ago

I have three large bay leaf tress to cut about 2metres of the top ,and to trim to look nice, You will need to take cuttings away,. also have 6 olives tress to trim

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Home cleaning

Posted 9 months ago

need gardener for small/medium size area. Some cleaning of green waste, also some clearing work, painting of decking etc .

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Lawnmowing and garden maintenance

Posted 7 months ago

My son has recently bought his first home in Rolleston and needs someone to mow his lawns and keep his garden tidy. The lawn area would be roughly 800sqm and takes his current (unreliable!!) gardeners about 1 hour to mow and edge trim. He also needs some basic gardening...weeding and pruning of shrubs etc - no large trees. He would like to be able to depend on someone to come regularly on a fortnightly basis, Being young, he does have financial constraints, and is looking primarily for a smar...

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Garden - sieving soil

Posted 10 months ago

I have chronic fatigue and am trying to create a vege garden. The area needs the soil and stones sieved (Rolleston). Will be approx 6-8 hrs work. I have the sieve, wheelbarrow, spades etc. Area is approx 10mX1.5mX300mm

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Prebbleton garden job

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for experienced gardener to tidy up old garden and make recommendations for a few new plants. Minimal weeding, more cutting things back and removing things that have got too big. Green waste removal needed also. Looking for someone who likes creating gardens.

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Clear 1 Hectare of 1m high Weeds

Posted 3 months ago

Clear the weeds and then spray weedkiller

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Weeding Prebbelton

Posted 1 year ago

Hi I need some Weeding and hedge trimming done

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Garden tidy up and winter ready

Posted 1 year ago

medium sized garden,25 m in length x 1.5- 2 metres deep main border plus x2 smaller areas approx 6 metres x1 metre , semi established needs perennials cut back/down ,garden dug over, gypsum ( have clay soil) and compost dug in and peastraw layed. I have the compost and pea straw on site. Roses ( around 12-14) need winter spraying and pruning, 8 fruit trees winter sprayed and pruned, 3 year old lime tree moved and relocated. Area dug for x2 new pear trees and the pear trees planted.

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Lawn mowing

Posted 1 year ago

I’m needing a quote to get my lawns mowed as a one off (thanks to my mower dying). I have an 821 sq m section.

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Spray 2.5 Acres

Posted 2 months ago

To spray all over 2.5 Acres with long term spray

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Simple gardening

Posted 1 year ago

Establish back boundary garden on small section in new subdivsion and simple weeding.

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Lawn mowing

Posted 2 weeks ago

Get in touch to quote for lawn mowing for 720 sqr m section. Currently vacant, will be building in the new year.

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Gardening & Pruning.

Posted 1 year ago

Pruning native plants. General tidy for two year old garden in Faringdon.

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Weeding

Posted 2 months ago

I have a front garden approximately 5m squared, and a fence line 15m long that needs weeded underneath.

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Land leveling

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, I am looking for a quote for leveling land around my house. House located in West Melton.

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Help to sort out old garden

Posted 7 months ago

I have got an old garden that needs revitalising. Most pressing immediate job is for some weed spraying, while also sorting out a plan to attack various areas to create modern low maintenance spaces. Thinking about three hours work a month until complete.

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Regular Lawn Monwing

Posted 5 months ago

Regular lawn mowing of the whole section. This includes edge trimming, cutting the lawn and removal of clippings. The section is flat and easy access. Could use a ride on for most of the property. Grass has been well maintained.

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Weeding/tidy up large garden

Posted 8 months ago

I have injured my leg and am in a cast on crutches. Didn't quite finish the spring tidy up in my garden before it happened. Need reliable trustworthy person for approx 4-6 hours in the next week or two, possibly more garden maintenence over the next 8 weeks or so while I'm out of action. Can dispose of garden rubbish here, no need to remove.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Easy kirwee lawn mowing job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn mowing service

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 1
Communication
 3

Weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

lawnmowing and garden maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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Dando Fencing Limited

Joined April 2018

We are a family owned business located in Christchurch, NZ. We specialise in residential and commercial fencing. Our goal as a company is to provide a neat and efficient service and offer helpful and friendly assistance with all your projects.FREE MEASURE & QUOTE

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Sculptural Landscapes LTd

Joined January 2018

Sculptural Landscapes has been beautifying Canterbury yards for over 5 years now. We will take on anything from putting in a few grasses to entire lifestyle block landscaping and management. We work very hard to keep out clients happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and time. If its outside we can manage your job to a high standard. If your looking...

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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BearInc. Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi. We have been maintaining businesses, business parks, bodycorporates and residential investment properties around Christchurch for 15 years now and taking on small landscaping jobs. I offer a quality job and good service.

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cameron construction

Joined May 2010

Hi, I am an experience builder with over 15 years experience in residential & commercial building. Fully qualified Builder . I offer a professional hands on service for all areas of your building project to allow the job to be completed to a high standard in the time required. New houses, units, renovations, extensions, commercial building, farm buildings, landscaping & property maintenance are...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Superior contracting services

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are new established contracting company. We have a diverse range of skills and experience from driveways through to service installations and everything in between. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and delivering the highest quality of work on time and on budget. Trusting you would find our services satisfactory as we strongly believe do it once, do it right, there is no j...

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ATlandscapes

Joined June 2019

Hi, I am a qualified landscaper and landscape design, I have been in the residential market for 7 years. I take great pride in my work and always leave a high quality product and clean up after myself.

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ACP CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined March 2019

Combined we have 30+yrs experience within the Civil Construction and Landscaping trade and can offer a vast variety of Civil Construction and Landscaping services. We take pride in our work, therefore being able to offer fair competitive prices to suit your budget is a must. We are reliable and our time management allows for us to be able to make our deadlines. Both of us hold our Comprehensive f...

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialise in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Fowlertrades

Joined January 2017

Im a small family bussiness operating for 5 years now that Does a variety of jobs inside and out of your property including removing all rubbish and clearing all property rubbish left from tenants! Tree trimmimg, hedge trimming, tree felling, stump Grinding also lawn mowing. Or needing a tidy up before sale.

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Yella Digga Ltd

Joined November 2017

I would like to take this time to introduce Yella Digga Ltd. We are an excavation company that has been servicing the Canterbury region for 10 years. We are a family owned and operated business. We are an experienced earthmoving company focusing on commercial and residential foundations, driveways and also dairy conversions. We can help from preparing the foundation for building your new hous...

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EcoTec

Joined September 2015

Hi, we provide full lawn care services. We specialise in preparation and rejuvenation of lawns, small or large we can help you. Using spealised equipment we can deal to lawn weeds and lawn pests. Hydro seeding and laying of rollout lawn. 8 tonne tipper truck and Bobcat equipped with power rake to remove debris and prepare your lawn. We also provide a range of landscaping services. We pride ourselv...

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www.stra...

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Nick Campbell Builders Ltd

Joined November 2016

Specialising in smaller cladding jobs, deckings, and new builds. I'm a trade qualified and licensed building practitioner who takes pride in his work. Nick Campbell Builders Limited has built new houses ranging from 100sq-320sq, basic boxes through to architectural two storeys town houses.

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Total trees limited

Joined April 2018

Professional and reliable team of arborist can tend to any of your tree related needs from removing large trees to pruning and trimming shrubs and bushes. There is no job to big or too small for our team to tackle. Call us now for No obligation free quote

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Happy Plants

Joined December 2013

If you are looking for an affordable garden service , which will make your garden look beautiful again, you have found it! I am someone who always had a passion for gardening. After gaining work experience and doing an education in horticulture I am ready to start a business! As I am just starting, the rates are still low, so grab your chance to get your garden cleaned up at a good price!

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Gracious Living Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

Small enough to listen...Big enough to deliver! With 25+ years experience in ALL aspects of home renovations repairs & maintenance. In Summer we seem to do a load of gardening & landscaping but it certainly does not scratch the surface of what we do e.g. - Interior & exterior painting of house walls, trimmings & window frames - Wooden window frame repairs - Wall & floor tiling - PVC gutters...

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