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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gardening

Posted 1 year ago

I have a property of 1100 sq m. I need the garden tidied once a month. No lawn mowing is required. I liove in Ohoka which is about 25 minutes from Christchurch.

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Downsizing gardens and concreting

Posted 5 months ago

i have 4 areas ( boundary gardens) that i want to remove. 1- approx 35 m long and stoned as down length of driveway. Approx <1 foot wide and goes down to 4 inches before widening up again (this may change and only a small portion gets done in consultation with tradie) 2- approx 5m long and approx 1 foot wide- Need concrete edge removed and some weeding . This also has a large wire frame that needs to be removed. 3- approx 10m long and approx 1 foot wide. Need concrete edging removed and new...

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Garden spruce up

Posted 7 months ago

I have a small property in The Pines Beach, I have a small level (less that 100 sq metres, to be fair im not great with measurements but its small) that is lawn- very overgrown and needs to be mowed. I also have some buxus small hedging that needs to be trimmed, another hedge (not sure of type) also needs to be trimmed. I need weeding to be done around the property and in the drive way. I would also like all of the green waste to be removed.

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Gardener

Posted 1 year ago

We need someone to move 6 c/m of soil from front lawn to 3 raised garden beds at back of house. May suit someone with access to a small bobcat or similar.

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Patricia Took-Stevens

Posted 6 months ago

Gardening - weedeating and some general gardening clean up. 3-4 hrs

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Ohoka Garden

Posted 1 year ago

We have about 3/4 acre of gardens that need shrubs and trees trimming as well as weeding and general tidying.. Would like it tidied. Rubbish can be disposed of on site.

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Hedges

Posted 6 months ago

Hedges need shaping, rear gardens need tidying, Will need to be able to take waste away, Approx 3-4 hours. Work to be completed before 10 January if possible.

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Garden 'jungle' tidy

Posted 1 year ago

Need a tidy of several large areas where the grass has become very overgrown. Can email with photos when contacted about the job. All green waste can remain onsite for composting. Need to be sensitive to other plant materials which will remain (trees, shrubs), as well other structures (fences, house, sheds). Basically needs someone who knows how to properly use a strimmer or brush cutter.

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Garden and general tidy about property

Posted 1 year ago

i have a few smaller jobs that I need tidied up over the next few weeks. Mainly garden and general tidy

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Garden clean up

Posted 1 year ago

We need some help cleaning out an overgrown garden

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Mow lawns

Posted 3 months ago

regular lawn mowing and garden weeding

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Filling of raised garden beds X2

Posted 8 months ago

Hi, I live in Rangiora and have two new raised garden beds that all ready built. I am looking for someone to fill them. The bottom part needs to be filled with slices of pea straw and the top with veggie mix these items will need to be obtained by person who fill the garden beds.

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Lawn Mowing & General Garden Tidy

Posted 8 months ago

Hi there, needing some help to get our garden "open home" ready next Wednesday 31st October. Job will involve mowing (with a catcher), edging and general tidy of paving / paths / garden beds. Our section is approx 1700m2 and lawn covers approx half of this area in four sections. Have attached a couple of pictures to show the light of the garden. Must be completed in the morning or early afternoon (completed no later than 2pm) of Wednesday 31st October.

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Gardening consultation, I do the work you advise.

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for an experienced local gardener with knowledge of local pests and diseases. Develop an annual garden management plan for a large landscaped garden with small orchard and extensive vegetable garden.

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Flax Removal

Posted 4 months ago

We need a large flax removed, possibly 2 large flaxes

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Gardener

Posted 7 months ago

Have a large garden some formal and some is let to grow naturally ... work will include, hedging, spraying, weeding and general garden care. Looking for someone who will come for 2 hours a week to help maintain it through out the year.

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Garden Tidy Up

Posted 8 months ago

We have a fairly low maintenance garden but it has gotten away on us a bit and we just don't have the time to get it looking great. We require a gardener to get rid of the weeds and do some trimming of the bushes and trees. Possibly a small load of bark required as well.

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Gardening

Posted 11 months ago

Hi. Looking for a quote for mowing lawns and weeding front and back yard on 38 Helmore Street. Rangiora.  Can you please call me on ... .or email me a quote for regualr byweekly mowing and weeding to the attention of Mohamed Shokry. And state the address on it 38 Helmore Street Rangiora As soon as possible. Much appreciated. Any questions you can ring  on ... . Thanks

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Massive garden tidy

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there, looking for someone to tame our wild garden. I can't garden at the moment and my husband doesn't have time to keep on top of it so our garden has turned into a mass of weeds. Just need to get it under control to a point we can poison it to keep it down over summer. May need a couple of sessions.

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Hedge Needs A Trim!

Posted 1 year ago

I have an ugly overgrown hedge that needs trimming. I'm guessing around 15 meters. Must be able to take waste away please.

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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.

Garden Tidy Up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedges

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flax Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge Needs A Trim!

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Timbali Retrofit Limited

Joined August 2017

I have been building and renovating for the last 20yrs specializing in aluminium fabrication and installation for the last 5yrs and glass fabrication, repair and installation including retrofit double glazing, frameless showers and balustrades for 7yrs before that. I started my life in construction interior plastering and fixing.

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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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Chris's maintaince

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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Brothers Landscapes

Joined August 2013

We have been a family business for the last 17 years and offer the complete landscaping and construction package from tree felling, ready lawn, irrigation, paving, retaining walls, fencing, decks, concreting, planting, renovations, new builds and much more. FREE quote to transform your section. Experienced, professional and on time. Phone Brothers Landscapes and Construction in Christchurch for a...

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi all, Supreme covers Property & Building Maintenance and Landscaping Services. If you have a one of job or project or you require a regular service, we can provide both. Rental property issues - no problem. I have over 20 years residential and commercial property maintenance. I also have tickets for EWP - Scissor, Cherry picker & Boom lifters for all Work at Height. Qualified to Work at Heigh...

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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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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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Dunc's Handy Home Services

Joined May 2019

Hi there, If you need some help around the home cleaning your gutters, windows, repairing a fence, maintaining and repairing ponds and water features (expert level!) or someone to mow your lawn and do the gardening etc, choose me, someone that will go the extra distance. All types of work undertaken to a high standard and care taken with a friendly, professional manner. No job too small and g...

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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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Nick Campbell Builders Ltd

Joined November 2016

Specialising in smaller cladding jobs, deckings, and new builds. I'm a trade qualified and licensed building practitioner who takes pride in his work. Nick Campbell Builders Limited has built new houses ranging from 100sq-320sq, basic boxes through to architectural two storeys town houses.

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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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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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Sculptural Landscapes LTd

Joined January 2018

Sculptural Landscapes has been beautifying Canterbury yards for over 5 years now. We will take on anything from putting in a few grasses to entire lifestyle block landscaping and management. We work very hard to keep out clients happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and time. If its outside we can manage your job to a high standard. If your looking...

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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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Dave Parker Builder

Joined June 2019

Hi I am a quilified carpenter with over 10 years experience in the building trade. I have had extensive experience in all types of residential work. While I have specialised in new homes, renovations and restorations. I also enjoy doing small jobs. I take great pride in all jobs I do big or small. So if you need a door fixed, a house built or anything in between I look forward to providing you wit...

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JH Concrete and Labouring

Joined November 2017

Concrete paths patios driveways and general Labouring and odd jobs .I've had 3 years plus years in the industry. And have worked alongside people with solid knowledge. I'm now looking to step up my game and venture out on my own. Any job to expand my portfolio. If you have a job send us a message and we can see what we can do. No job to big or to small. J.H Concrete and Labouring .

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Handyman

Joined June 2018

Hi their I'm concert placer by trade over 23 years experience all so in landscapeing . I'm looking for some extra work in the weekend's . so if you need a hand or want something done around the house. Like concert/dig out and boxed up Paving Leaving lawns for Grass/stone chip Warterbasti...

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Freedom Custom Made Ltd

Joined October 2018

We are a family operated business in its infancy. I however have been building the last 9 yrs with highly varied projects. We have the expertise and network to make your dreams a reality. From design, project management, to small repair we have you coverd. Flexible with locations, setting up in the wild for weeks is not a problem. We enjoy developing lasting relationships and take pride in offerin...

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