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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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On going gardening maintenance & upkeep

Posted 1 year ago

Leeston (Selwyn District) Looking for an experienced gardener to up keep a larger type garden in Leeston. would be happy to discuss finer details with that person - looking at approximately 2 hours plus per month as it would be on going. attention to detail, weeding, edging, enhancing to make beautiful this garden again. would consider retired or semi retired person that finds gardening a passion. some lawn attention and mowing too but firstly the garden is priority. larger section size and will...

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Weeding/tidy up large garden

Posted 5 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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Help to sort out old garden

Posted 4 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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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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Easy kirwee lawn mowing job

Posted 1 year ago

Fortnightly lawn mowing required in Kirwee. Front verge 6x6m front lawn And approx 10x10 back lawn. Easy job, no edging or anything else required. You can leave grass clippings in the compost

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Garden tidy up and winter ready

Posted 11 months 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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Prebbleton garden job

Posted 2 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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New

Posted 1 year ago

Just a few weeds around the yard and lawn edging. Don't need any trees cut or maintained just a basic clean up around the yard. It's not a big yard just a square patch and a path around the house

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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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Weeding Prebbelton

Posted 10 months ago

Hi I need some Weeding and hedge trimming done

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Lawnmowing and garden maintenance

Posted 4 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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Regular Lawn Monwing

Posted 2 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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Country border - garden maintenance

Posted 10 months ago

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

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Clear 1 Hectare of 1m high Weeds

Posted 4 weeks ago

Clear the weeds and then spray weedkiller

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Home cleaning

Posted 6 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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Land leveling

Posted 9 months ago

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

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Garden - sieving soil

Posted 7 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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Lawn mowing

Posted 10 months 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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Simple gardening

Posted 1 year ago

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

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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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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.

Lawn mowing service

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11th November 2017

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lawnmowing and garden maintenance

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27th March 2019

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Easy kirwee lawn mowing job

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22nd January 2018

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Lawn mowing service

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th November 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
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Communication
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lawnmowing and garden maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Easy kirwee lawn mowing job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2018

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 5
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ACP CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Joined March 2019

Combined we have 30+yrs experience within the Civil Construction trade and can offer a vast variety of Civil Construction 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 first aid and relevant tickets and...

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Shannon building

Joined March 2017

Hello I,ve been doing handyman , building , painting work for 40 years . so consider myself to be pretty experinenced.. I strive to do a good job at a fair price, on time and on budget , I do not ask for money in advance unless it is for materials. So you pay me for my work when your happy with the job. I will be pleased to answer any inquirey and endevour to do so promply..Thank you mark

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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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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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Stewart Paving and Landscapes

Joined October 2015

Hi I've been landscaping for about 16 years. Im fully qualified and highly experienced in all forms of landscaping. I really specialise in hardwood decks and intricate paving. Have won several awards whilst in employment but Ive started my own business now. Have been a specialised hard landscaper for over 12 years. Concrete, fences, decks, pergolas, intricate paving a specialty, irrigation (reside...

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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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dandi contracting

Joined May 2018

Hello, We are a building team with over 30 years experience, be it carpet laying, tiling or outside doing Landscaping, Decking and Masonry work. We are LBP and keen to help you. Please give us a call. Cheers Dave

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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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Fault Line Labour Hire

Joined March 2019

Hi There, we are a jack of all trades company, our base trade is asbestos removal, however our large team are also qualified in all areas of trades. Try our prices, including our hourly rate base prices for general labouring jobs such as insulation and lawn mowing, we are just what you are looking for.

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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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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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Bearded Builder Ltd

Joined November 2017

Hi, We are a small company that focuses on the needs and wants of our clients. We specialise in custom timber work and renovations although that doesn't hold us back from new builds, in fact it gives you a better end product. We specialise in kitchens and door repairs. We do all sorts from insulation and architectural builds. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and our communication to the clien...

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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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Grasshopper G&L

Joined July 2017

Hi. I have worked within the trades industry for the last 20yrs both in the uk and here for the last 13yrs. I Have worked in the following industries : Landscaping & Gardening Painting (inc exterior & roof work) Building (site manager in Chch rebuild) I also do design work and consultations I am prompt, punctual, polite and will keep you involved throughout the process. So if you have some...

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Chris's contracting

Joined November 2018

Chris's contracting covers most aspects of building and renovations I specialise in all aspects of plastering interior and exterior and my brother is a fully qualified builder we take pride in our work and leave all work done to the best quality possible please don't hesitate to get in contact look forward to hearing from you!

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Tipene plumbing

Joined February 2015

CALL NOW!!!! Tipene Plumbing Ltd offer all aspects of Plumbing-gas fitting-Roofing-drainage and more this includes maintenance- trouble shooting- new houses- CCTV drain inspections and clearing- septic cleans- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship and will try my best to sought your issue the same day! Call now for a free competitive quote PLEASE NOTE MY PLUMBING REG IS...

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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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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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Tropicana outdoor constructio

Joined September 2018

TropicanaOC specializes in all your outdoor needs from decks, outdoor fires, pergolas screens, fencing, paving man caves and property maintenance. We have an architect that works with you to create your perfect outdoor oasis to brighten up your backyard

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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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