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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Bixley gardens

Posted 2 years ago

Weeding/weedeating keeping the garden tidy for the 7 weeks the house is on the market. Budget is per visit

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Post tenant grounds maintenance

Posted 3 months ago

We have just had tenants leave our house in a neglected state. We need one off garden maintenance which will include pruning, weeding, edging and cutting back overgrowth. It is a lifestyle block but the bit we need doing is the area around the house. The garden waste will need removing from the site.

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Unruly garden

Posted 1 year ago

Large unruly garden needs taming. Trimming trees and undergrowth, weeding, rubbish removal etc. Possibly need a brush cutter for some areas. All level and easy access. Probably 2-3 days work.

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Garden rubbish removal

Posted 11 months ago

I have a large pile of tree prunings and garden waste that needs loading and removing. I’ll need someone to load it onto a large trailer or similar and take it away. The pile doesn’t go all the way to the ground in places.

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Garden Maintenance

Posted 2 years ago

Have a lot of mowing, weeding and general garden maintenance work. Weeding is about 200 square meters. Mowing is about 2000 square meters but it is in and around shrubs so will not be done on a ride on. No need to remove any clipping or weeds as they can be disposed of onsite.

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Continuous kerbing

Posted 1 year ago

We are after 90 metres of continuous kerning for our garden.

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Garden makeover

Posted 10 months ago

i need a couple of patches of ivy covered dirt turned over and weeded out so i can plant a garden---it is probably around 1m x 12m

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Regular lawn mowing

Posted 2 years ago

Lawn mowing on a property 15 mins from Dinsdale in Whatawhata. Regular mowing required.

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Gorse Spraying

Posted 2 years ago

Gorse spraying - approx. 3 acres. Was previously planted in pines which have been harvested. Mainly flat with small gully.

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Garden stuff

Posted 2 years ago

Hi wanting someone to cut down approx 12 lemon wood trees only medium size in a garden and a couple of cacti plus take up the back of our property reasonable price please as hubby is anaphylaxis so Dnt want him in the shrubs this time of year :)

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Paddock Mow

Posted 2 years ago

Currently building a house - the grass is growing fast and is now at the stage it needs either a tractor mow or a ride on mow. Think it is less than an acre and is located at 63 Tamahere Drive, Hamilton. Quotes for a quick mow would be appreciated.

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Significant weed and plant removal

Posted 1 year ago

assorted weed and ivy / scrub clearance on an garden untended for a year or s.

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Tree removal and hedge trimming

Posted 1 month ago

We need a tree removed, about 250mm diameter trunk, 6 to 7 m tall. Also a hedge trimmed, currently 3 to 4 meters tall, want to knock down to 2.m. All vegetation and rubbish to be removed except tree trunk leave for fire wood.

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Established weedy garden in need of TLC

Posted 8 months ago

Garden in the country. Has terrible wandering weed throughout as well as oxalis is places. Old rose around tennis court needs removing. We able to deal with all waste etc.

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Duggal - water feature

Posted 9 months ago

We recently bought a Budda statue for our poolside which is a water feature needs connecting .

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Spring garden tidy-up

Posted 10 months ago

We have a large section, with numerous gardens which need pruning and tidying. We are unable to keep on top of the spring tidy-up, and would like somebody(s) to come and do a prune, weed, and tidy. Happy to discuss garden removal or replant as necessary.

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Flax harakeke cutback

Posted 11 months ago

Cutting back of 4-5 large overgrown flax bushes -

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Garden tidy

Posted 4 months ago

need a felled tree trunk chopped up and removed---site cleared to mowing state

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Gardening

Posted 2 years ago

Existing gardens have been neglected. I want them redesigned, planted with weed matting laid for low maintenance. I also want some raised beds made for vegetables.

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Gardening

Posted 1 year ago

My daughter has large garden which has become overgrown and needs some serious weeding. Also needs some spraying and deheading. Some edging. It has great bones from amazing previous owners retirement efforts. New owners busy young family with less time to dedicate to the garden they love. Gardener will need to have broad knowledge of plants and be physically sound.

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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.

Spring garden tidy-up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2018

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 4
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 4
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 5
Communication
 4

Post tenant grounds maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree removal and hedge trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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B O L D Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 20 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple small fence to a full residential contract.Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - simonmasters21@gmail.com

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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RD Landscapes

Joined June 2019

Let's face it, no one likes over priced charges. We have always prided ourselves on Honest open and transparent assessments on all quoted work so no hidden costs. Our prices are competitive our professional standard of work is guaranteed to meet building code compliance on time on budget. Having operated in Waikato for a number of years we have a growing client base. We are happy to give refe...

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Landscape Design construction & maintenance

Joined July 2016

Hi We specilize in landscape design,construction and maintenance. We do residential and commercial propertys,we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines we pride ourselves on our work and do all we can to bring customers vision to a reality.

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Irrigation & Handyman NZ

Joined March 2015

Hi, my name is Ross. We have been in business for a few years now and love what we do. Entire landscaping projects are welcome, including, Paving, Pergolas, concrete works and earth works. We have many examples of our work. We do a wide range of work, many types and styles of fencing, we also do retaining walls and Decking. We also fell trees and stump grind. We prep. and lay ready lawn...

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Czars Palace General

Joined June 2019

Hi, we are a small family owned business. 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.

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On Tap Plumbing

Joined January 2017

Professional, punctual and honest plumbing work, we go the extra mile. From maintenance work through to commerical fit outs we have the experience to get the job done.

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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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Urban Sanctuary

Joined November 2016

Urban Sanctuary is an Auckland based business specialising in urban gardens, green walls and indoor plant displays. Our services include.. Garden and landscape design Garden makeovers Installing/creating new gardens Hard and soft landscaping Green walls, indoor plant displays Native re-vegetation Installation and maintenance of organic edible gardens using permaculture principals Crea...

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. The A Team Your Assets Matter www.ateampainting.weebly.com

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Hamilton Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined December 2017

Before starting any jobs we endeavour to find the right solution for each customer, to suit their budget and individual requirements. When we take on a job we want you to be informed throughout the process and we guarantee your satisfaction. For most people their home/property is their biggest asset and we keep that in mind with all the jobs we do. Whether it be house washing, building your fence,...

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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discount projects

Joined June 2016

Hi, I look for small projects to complete on weekends and evening where possible such as decks, aluminium joinery installation, fences, painting and much more. Service is provided at a reasonable rate.

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White Ryder Creations

Joined June 2019

Professional Cabinet Maker and handyman. Qualified in furniture making. Looking at moving into contracting work. Available to assist on evenings and weekends for smaller jobs. I work full time for a kitchen joinery company

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Mills Contracting Services Ltd

Joined January 2018

We are a family owned company with 20 years experience, specializing in a wide range of civil works,driveways/concrete/patios and footpaths, excavations,post hole boring,landscaping,land contouring, section clearing, tree/stump removal, fencing and retaining. We are the one stop shop and can take full care of all your projects with our competitive rates. Truck/Digger and Bobcat hire also available...

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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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Dr Tree & Bobcat / Digger Services LTD

Joined May 2009

dr tree is a complete tree service providing all services icluding stump griding , we can handle the smallest prunning job to the largest of tree removals including shelter belt removal Ron the owner operator has had 20 years in tree work and has seen most situations, we also sell firewood and mulch

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Waikato Precision Concrete Co Ltd

Joined February 2019

We have over 17 years experience laying and finishing concrete. We will prepare (form work if required), place & finish large or smaller Concrete work, whether it be a house slab, Driveways or edging work. Preparation can also include digger and bobcat machinery work as required. We are also available to build Decks, Raised Gardens, or retaining walls. We can travel around the Waikato or Bay...

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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