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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Gardeners on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Lawn mowing

Posted 10 months 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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Help to sort out old garden

Posted 1 year 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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Weeding

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Weeding

Posted 9 months ago

weeding my vegie patch and small garden area. Need to be knowledgable to vegies as many self seed as organic garden. Its a small area. Only need 2-3 hours should be enough.

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Garden Tidy Up

Posted 7 months ago

400SQM section in Faringdon in need to pittosporum trimming and other shrubs There are 8 -10 which are about 2ft over the 6ft fence. There are about 6 other shrubs to trim. Remove rubbish that does not fit in the green bin. This is a tenanted property, I am the landlord. Sorry no photos.

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Clear 1 Hectare of 1m high Weeds

Posted 1 year ago

Clear the weeds and then spray weedkiller

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Garden Maintenance

Posted 8 months ago

Garden needs tidying, upgrading and someone who knows about gardening. Smallish garden. Hedges too.

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Home cleaning

Posted 1 year 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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Prune lavender and shrubs

Posted 1 week ago

we just have a small garden with a few lavender plants and a shrub to be pruned. The lavender plants are a bit outgrown, so need kind of fixing what can be rescued.

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Prebbleton garden job

Posted 1 year 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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Spray 2.5 Acres

Posted 1 year ago

To spray all over 2.5 Acres with long term spray

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Weed removal

Posted 4 months ago

Want to clean up weeds in my garden

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Garden Maintenance / ...

Posted 9 months ago

Job Description: Weeding some garden beds Pruning Hedges Spraying some weeds Please contact site manager before arrival. Site contact: Janene Prendergast ... Address: Active Explorers Leeston 20 Leeston and Lake Roads Leeston NZ 7632

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Lawnmowing and garden maintenance

Posted 1 year 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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Hedge removal and site clear

Posted 2 months ago

Need to remove a small hedge and flax bushes as well as a small site clear. Probably a couple hours work for digger and truck

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Regular Lawn Monwing

Posted 1 year 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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Regular lawn mowing/general garden maintenance

Posted 4 months ago

Hi! I live in Burnham and am looking for someone to come out every week or two for front and back lawn mowing and general garden maintenance. Any quotes would be great! We have all the mowing equipment if this helps too, just need someone to do the work!

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General gardening

Posted 5 months ago

want the garden tidied weeded and some perennials cut back

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Weeding/tidy up large garden

Posted 1 year 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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Mulching Garden Beds

Posted 8 months ago

We are looking for 2-3 people to help us spread a large amount of bark over our newly landscaped/planted garden beds. The mulch/bark has mostly been spread around the edges of the garden by a digger, so it’s hand labour required to spread the piles across the garden beds. Some of the plants are quite small, so a delicate, careful hand will be required at times. Planning for work to occur on ... th Sept, with back up of the following week if weather isn't favourable. Own tools of wheelb...

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Ridge Landscapes Ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, We are Ridge Landscapes, established in 2017, we are your complete landscape specialists. No job is to big or to small. 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 to the highest quality

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JJ Landscapes

Joined September 2019

10 years experience in the industry. Specialising in landscaping of all sizes. Full back yard renovations on a new house build - including edging, fencing, decking, planting, barking, stoning, paving and custom planter boxes Add edging to existing lawn, fixing up an old fence, removing plants and re planting, weed spraying, lawn weed and feed and plant ferting. We cover it all! P...

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Gilroy Middleton Landscapes & Contracting

Joined October 2019

At Gilroy Middleton Landscapes and Contracting we pride ourselves on our professional yet affordable Landscaping and Garden Maintenance Services in Christchurch, and the greater Canterbury region. We are a locally owned and operated registered business we believe through our transparent and professional approach to landscaping we can add elegance to your space. We specialize in landscap...

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FPP Solutions

Joined January 2016

We are a family business with over 40 years experience in gib fixing, interior plastering and painting. "The care you need for the home you deserve" This is what we strive to achieve to meet your needs. We work with you to ensure your project is completed to your total satisfaction. Your home is your biggest asset and you need to be sure that your requirements are completed to the highest qua...

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Fowlertrades

Joined January 2017

Hi. Been in bussiness for 6years now with positive feed back from my clients. I'm a sole trader but can get people in for the bigger jobs! I take pride in my work and in providing a good service for my clients no matter how big or small the job. I like to Leave a job where the customer is happy with the works and with out blowing there budget. I do provide a variety of work around the home! Incl...

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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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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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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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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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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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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Loyal Landscapes

Joined January 2019

Hi, I'm Chris. Landscaper / gardener and handyman. Do you have gardens that need tidying lawns that need mowing or an extra hand around your home? I'm here to help you.. I pride myself in working to the highest standards and will go the extra mile to get your job done just how you want it. I look forward to hearing from you.

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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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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 specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for the last 6 years ive now just gone out on my own i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices.

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Gemini Smart Solutions

Joined December 2019

Having recently been made redundant and struggling to acquire a new job I think this will be a great way to give me some income while keeping me active and busy. I love to help people and this is also a means to achieve that. I am a Licensed Electrician with many years experience but also love to build things so maybe my handyman skills will come in useful as well. I like gardening and also am ver...

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endgame 2020 ltd

Joined January 2020

Hello we do lawns garden and general handyman stuff. We do the things you dont have time to. We pride ourselves in our work. And guarantee all work done. We have full public and Statutory liability insurance. We own a lawn franchise with express lawnmowing - were we have access to a qualified arborist. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xlt8lhufdab6j24/Express%20Lawn%20Mowing%20May%2020.mp4?dl=0

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Hanging Gardens

Joined May 2020

Hello friends. We are a small locally run team operating in banks peninsula. I have 15 years of experience, reliable equipment and a focus on safe jobs completed with pride. We can accomodate small trees, big trees, hedge and bushes. Section clearance with onsite chipping or green waste removal. Quotes and hourly rates offered.

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