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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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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 Autumn/Winter 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gardening

Posted 1 year 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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Regular lawn mowing

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Flax harakeke cutback

Posted 6 months ago

Cutting back of 4-5 large overgrown flax bushes -

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Section Clearing (Grass Only)

Posted 2 years ago

we have a 2050m2 section that we need cleared, the grass has not been maintained in over 2.5years that we know off, its very heavy /thick grass (paddock) and we would like it cleared so we can prepare for building, i know a tractor with slasher unit will work well for the job, a standard lawn mower, or even heavy duty commercial ride on mower will not do the job, ideally we would like the grass removed however we can do this our self just depends on cost

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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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Established weedy garden in need of TLC

Posted 2 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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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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Spring garden tidy-up

Posted 5 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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Duggal - water feature

Posted 4 months ago

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

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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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Garden rubbish removal

Posted 5 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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Continuous kerbing

Posted 10 months ago

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

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Bixley gardens

Posted 1 year 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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Garden makeover

Posted 4 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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Gardening

Posted 11 months 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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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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Unruly garden

Posted 11 months 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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Coombes - garden

Posted 2 years ago

Native garden put in about 7x2 metres and edging

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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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Lawn mowing service

Posted 2 years ago

We need somebody to mow our lawn on ... in the Ngaruawahia region pending good weather, then will schedule another date if rainy. Our lawn area is approx 750m2 inclusive of back and front lawn. Looking for quote of max of $70 only thanks. Possibility of ongoing work every fortnight.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Spring garden tidy-up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Stephen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2016

Workmanship
 5
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

Spring garden tidy-up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Stephen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Sherwood Forestry Treeworks

Joined August 2016

Sherwood Forestry Treeworks is a company that has been formed by Joseph Sturdy and David Harrison, two friends who have known each other since 1997. Sherwood Forestry Treeworks specialise in tree management. We have a full Health and Safety policy that is at a very high standard and always looking for new ways to improve our safety. Here at Sherwood Forestry Treeworks we pride ourselves on...

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Green Acres Lawn & Garden Care

Joined August 2017

Professional lawn mowing and garden maintenance, hedges, lawns large and small, weed spraying. Top of the line walker ride on and castlegarden push mowers used.

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B Oliver Design

Joined March 2017

General design, build, maintenance. Everything outside your front door from flower beds to paving, fences, driveways, pergolas, outdoor fires. Full concept plans for your site.

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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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Murray Lye Landscape Design Omicron New Zealand Limited

Joined January 2019

With nearly 30 years experince Murray can help you with your garden design, construction, and maintenance. His award winning expertise includes both residentual and commercial projects large and small

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Property Nannies Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, We have been assisting private property investors and home owners with their property handyman services for almost 5 years. We have just expanded our services to the general public as we have seen a gap in the market. We are committed to provide fast and friendly handyman services Auckland wide. Please feel free to contact us for all small to medium jobs and will happily give you a quote...

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GK Landscaping Ltd

Joined February 2016

Hello, we are a professional landscaping business that services the Waikato region. While we specialize in Fencing, Decking, Paving, Retaining walls, Turf and landscaping we also do other smaller odd jobs from time to time like building planter boxes for example. We are very proficient in what we do and work hard to get the job done quickly. Contact us now if you have any queries or to organize yo...

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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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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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DLM Landscaping creations LTD

Joined August 2016

Hi, we at DLM landscape creations take pride on every single one of our customer projects and we aim to always achieve high quality results to suit your budget whether it is a small revamp or a full landscape makeover for your property. The experienced and friendly team at DLM will offer you free personalized quotes for any project at fair and competitive rates.

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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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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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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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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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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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Quarter Acre Co

Joined July 2015

Quarter Acre Co's professional maintenance team are recognized in providing optional, cost effective solutions, with fast & efficient results in all aspects of, Property Maintenance, General landscaping & home or office cleaning Plus more.... without compromising on Quality!! Covering the Auckland & Waikato Region, we take care of many Property owners, Landlords, Tenants, Property Managers, sa...

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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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Vaneo Limited

Joined May 2015

Hi, we do all sorts of renovation jobs, kitchens, bathrooms, painting, section tidy-up, organise carpet and vinyl, gutters. Complete turn-key solutions and quality workmanship. We are GST registered and provide a tax invoice for every job.

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Tupous Contracting Services

Joined March 2018

We do concrete/metal driveways and footpaths, timber/brick fencing, pavings, all stone works, trenching, land contouring, site clearing and preparation, retaining wall, stump removal and basic landscaping.

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