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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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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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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We take you through the steps of turning your landscaping dreams into a reality.  Adding value to your property doesn’t have to stop at the back door - and with the rise in popularity of ‘indoor-outdoor flow’, backyards have become quite the asset.  We’ve done the hard ‘yards’ for you and

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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

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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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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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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

f you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. After reading this, you’ll know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget and lifestyle. Plus you’ll get some practical lawn advice from one of our professional Landscapers who’s been in the trade for 25+ years

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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

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

There’s nothing like waking up to a gorgeous garden. That’s now the case for Chris and Rochelle, Auckland homeowners who made good use of their time throughout lockdown doing prep work for their garden redesign. It included plenty of digging and pulling-up, but there was one job left on their garden-scaping list that was a little too big to undertake themselves. The Problem The new design of the garden patch featured a structural garden bed which required a retaining wall, something that Rochelle says was too much for their skillset. “We knew we needed someone to do the last part of the job,” says Rochelle. The garden edging had previously been lined with bricks, but Rochelle was looking for a timber look. With an open mind and a flexible approach, she was hoping to bring the design to life by making the most of the existing area. The Solution Aside from seeking someone who had the skills to build the retaining wall, Rochelle also wanted someone with landscaping

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how this Christchurch homeowner transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow. Walking up the long driveway draws out my anticipation of two things: seeing just how much the backyard has changed, and whether I got everyone's coffees right. As I reach the back of the house I’m given a warm welcome by homeowner Lex, and following inquisitively behind is his kitten Naki – in Māori meaning ‘to glide’, and in Ngāi Tahu dialect, ‘cat’. Naki jumps up onto the newly finished deck as if to begin the grand tour, and I’m amazed – what a transformation! It’s completely reinvented the look and feel of this space. It’s not long before Ashraf joins us – he’s the tradesperson who got the job done with his teammate Conor. And after a few minutes of seeing Lex and Ashraf talking, it’s clear as to why this job went so well; there’s a lot of respect here. Ready for the project rundown and eager to sip our coffees, we take a seat at the modern stone table (whic

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

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

There’s nothing like waking up to a gorgeous garden. That’s now the case for Chris and Rochelle, Auckland homeowners who made good use of their time throughout lockdown doing prep work for their garden redesign. It included plenty of digging and pulling-up, but there was one job left on their garden-scaping list that was a little too big to undertake themselves. The Problem The new design of the garden patch featured a structural garden bed which required a retaining wall, something that Rochelle says was too much for their skillset. “We knew we needed someone to do the last part of the job,” says Rochelle. The garden edging had previously been lined with bricks, but Rochelle was looking for a timber look. With an open mind and a flexible approach, she was hoping to bring the design to life by making the most of the existing area. The Solution Aside from seeking someone who had the skills to build the retaining wall, Rochelle also wanted someone with landscaping

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how this Christchurch homeowner transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow. Walking up the long driveway draws out my anticipation of two things: seeing just how much the backyard has changed, and whether I got everyone's coffees right. As I reach the back of the house I’m given a warm welcome by homeowner Lex, and following inquisitively behind is his kitten Naki – in Māori meaning ‘to glide’, and in Ngāi Tahu dialect, ‘cat’. Naki jumps up onto the newly finished deck as if to begin the grand tour, and I’m amazed – what a transformation! It’s completely reinvented the look and feel of this space. It’s not long before Ashraf joins us – he’s the tradesperson who got the job done with his teammate Conor. And after a few minutes of seeing Lex and Ashraf talking, it’s clear as to why this job went so well; there’s a lot of respect here. Ready for the project rundown and eager to sip our coffees, we take a seat at the modern stone table (whic

Recent jobs posted

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

Clearing Section

Posted 9 months ago

We need the whole section cleared of weeds trees, lawns mowed, plants etc. Also removal of concrete pads at the back of the house. (note the photos are representative of the size of the section only)

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Hedge trimming and gutter cleaning

Posted 8 months ago

Residential property requiring hedge trimming (approx 50m of hedging) and gutters clearing - a single storey house plus a seperate garage. Work to be completed within the next two weeks.

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Orchard mowing

Posted 1 year ago

Approx 6 acres of orchard to mow on average every 6 weeks. Flat and easy access terrain.

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Regular lawn mow and weed (low maintenance and flat)

Posted 8 months ago

Regular lawn mow and weed of a low maintenance small, flat section. The weeding is easy but is important to me.

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Shrub and tree shaping

Posted 11 months ago

Looking for someone to shape our shrubs and cut back some trees and take away waste

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WINZ quote for mowing lawns and weeding

Posted 1 year ago

Mow lawns every 3 weeks, weeding and weed whacking 809sqm section To provide a winz quote

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Regular Gardener needed

Posted 1 year ago

A regular gardener needed to tidy and maintain a garden in Martinborough. Lawn mowing, weeding, planting, hedge trimming ,fertilizing, spraying and pruning.

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Gardening cut-back and ongoing maintenance work

Posted 2 years ago

3-flat property, needs a big weed/prune/cut back and then we need someone to come and maintain it regularly.

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Regular maintenance

Posted 10 months ago

Looking for a monthly mow and garden tidy / weed of a simple, small section in Pinot Grove. Happy to increase mowing to fortnightly in spring and autumn.

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Regular garden maintenance

Posted 9 months ago

Weeding Lawn edges Pruning buxus hedges, roses and hydrangeas when season is right Ideally would be good to have someone come for a couple of hours every fortnight to keep on top of things for us

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Garden Maintance

Posted 2 years ago

General tidy up of section then an ongoing quarterly up keep .

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Hedge trim

Posted 3 months ago

Need hedge trimmed, inside and out as well as top. Ideally take out all dead branches and hedge 'trees' as well as clear away all cuttings.

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Mow lawn...tidy trees...remove small amount of rubbish...cut down weeds

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking for someone to tidy up our back yard once. The job includes mowing the lawn (900m2 section), trimming hedges, removal of some rubbish and cutting down and spraying weeds. Needs to be done over the next week.

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Regular lawn mowing

Posted 6 months ago

Looking to get quotes for regular mowing of a lawn in Featherston. Lawn is big and requires ride on mower. Job will require 4 hrs for lawn mowing and will be regular monthly thing.

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Hedge topped

Posted 1 year ago

I want about 2 meters taken off the top of my hedge, and the trimmings removed.

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One off garden tidy up (initially)

Posted 8 months ago

One off garden tidy up, mostly weeding but potentially some pruning and some spraying. Opportunity for ongoing regular maintenance once the tidy up has been done. Would love to have the tidy up done in the next 3 weeks but realise that might be unrealistic. Price guide added to the listing is a total guess as at this stage I’m not sure how long this tidy up will take.

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Weekly Gardening Job

Posted 11 months ago

My elderly parents are in need of someone to do general weeding/ maintenance on an ongoing basis. Their garden is too much for them. It is currently in a good state, just needs upkeep. I am in Akl and they are in Featherston so really need someone to meet my sister on site to look at exactly needs doing.

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Lawn Mowing in Martinborough

Posted 2 years ago

We are in need of someone to mow our empty section in Martinborough.

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Orchard mowing #2

Posted 1 year ago

Need someone to mow orchard - approx 5 acres. Would suit ride on, walker mower or similar. Likely repeat job as grass returns.

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Regular gardening hourly rate $20 per hour

Posted 2 years ago

Regular hours every other week for right person to keep on top of weed eating, pruning and general garden maintenance We do the lawns it’s the rest we need help with Would like local provider please as no travel will be paid and I like to support local economy

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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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Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi, I'm Gareth from Terrene Earthworks and Carpentry Ltd. A newly established construction business based in Wellington. With over a decade of operating heavy machinery and working on high end residential renovations in the harsh and steep environments of Wellington, we have gained vast experience in tight and hard to access jobs with quality results. Competitive rates and quick turn arounds is wh...

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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Keane Contracting

Joined August 2019

We do it all Keane Contracting is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free with top quality results at...

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OCS Contracting

Joined January 2021

Hi, We have been building and landscaping in Wellington for 7 years and have an extensive work history and portfolio of successful jobs and happy clients. We are professionals and our work it to the highest standard. We do anything from site clearance to full backyard renos.

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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 7 years and have completed various large landscaping and maintenance projects. These include building sheds, timber fencing, decks, boxed garden construction, paving, laying concrete paths and driveways. External and internal painting including wallpapering. I am certified to work at height using a harness for roof p...

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Power&keane

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a residential/commercial building cleaning company specialising in Exterior building washes. We are very reliable and will always get the job completed on time. We also offer gutter cleaning, window cleaning, driveway/surface cleaning and Moss removal. We pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and will always come look at the job before giving a final price. We also provide prop...

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Wildscape Landscape Construction Ltd

Joined August 2018

Hello, at Wildscape Landscape Construction we do hard & soft landscaping. If you have new build or you are looking to invest in your property, we do small projects right through to full landscapes.

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lionels property services

Joined April 2013

lionels property services , fencing new &repair, retaining walls, painting, water blasting, yard clearing, rental cleanups, chainsaw work, and much more etc

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Wairarapa Handyman Services

Joined December 2018

Lifestyle Blocks, Residential or Commercial Properties. Free no-obligation quotes provided. Make a list of all the jobs you want to be completed and watch your to-do list disappear. Our work is absolutely guaranteed every-time. Any reason, or we'll make it right!

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Gardens by Antheia

Joined April 2021

We are a team of enthusiastic, professional gardeners who provide weeding, pruning, and planting services. We can give you advice on landscaping and design and are able to remove your garden waste if needed. We specialise in making your outdoor area a beautiful place for you to enjoy.

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sam lapslie

Joined November 2017

Fully qualified builder with 10+years experience looking for smaller odd jobs and property maintenance to fill in the gaps around my regular work anything considered from water blasting decks to building them, due to high level of enquiries i can now only offer my servises for $450 flat day rate, with two weeks notice required before i can start

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Dukes Digger & Earthworks Ltd

Joined October 2017

Specialising in Residential & Lifestyle blocks with small access. Excavators; 3.5T 3T & 1T Mini Digger Domestic and light commercial work. Site clearing and slab prep. Driveways; Gravel, Lime, Concrete or Asphalt. Drainage, soak pits, trenching Tree Removal - Chip & Mulch onsite General property clean up. Demolition Aggregate deliveries Chip & Mulch sales and delivery NO JOB TOO SMALL

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Civil Drawings

Joined December 2015

hi If you need professional done drawings done for your DIY (retaining walls,garden sheds,decks,landscaping etc) project then this is the right place. Just send in your sketches and get them must presentable As a sole trader you will guaranteed the best prices.

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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Green Valley Gardening

Joined October 2020

At Green Valley Gardening we offer a high-end garden maintenance service, as well as landscape design and planting. Fully qualified, with over 10 years experience, we specialise in organic gardening methods and only use eco-friendly Husqvarna battery powered tools.

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BuildPoint ltd

Joined November 2017

Construction & Property Maintenance Building energy efficient, comfortable and affordable homes for Kiwi families is at the heart of what we do at BuildPoint. Our company has been successfully providing the people of Wellington Region with the very highest standard of building services for many years and we are immensely proud of the reputation we have built up as a small but professional, fu...

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Yardworking

Joined May 2019

Hi, at Yardworking we get stuck in. Happy take a look at anything outside your house. From garden maintenance and planing to fences and planer boxes we've got it covered.

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Zorite 2009 Ltd

Joined May 2020

No job too small or too big. We offer both interior and exterior new, repair and renovation work with a variety of services available. Interior services specialised in Ceiling, Passive fire application, Plaster Board (Fixing, Stopping), Painting, General handyman work including Floating floor installation. Exterior services specialised in Retaining Wall, Garden Maintenance, Concrete P...

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Inside Out Property Maintenance

Joined August 2018

Hi if you are looking for a handyman to do those small jobs around the home or yard I would love to help, whether it’s a sqeeky door lock a sticking window or a broken fence or gate. Laying out paths, garden boxes house washing and water blasting.I can assist. I am a self taught handyman having done many renovation jobs on my own properties over the past 40 years. I am very fussy at what I do...

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DK Contracting Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been in the 'earthmoving business' for 15+ years. I've worked for a few large companies in the Wellington region, and have now started up my own company. Although the majority of my experience is with general earthworks, I have recently started up a company in forestry and logging as well. No job is too big or small, contact me for further information and a free quote. Regards...

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