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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 finding the tim

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Making new Flower Garden Areas on small property

Posted 7 months ago

Digging up and cultivating small plots in lawn areas to start new flower gardens.

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Remove ivy from fence / tidy up

Posted 2 years ago

Require someone to come and remove /tidy up ivy on our fence before we top up the reminder of our retaining wall with top soil. We don't have time to do it ourselves and if possible, would like it done this week. We've backfilled the retaining wall with scoria and dirt so it's safe for you to stand on. Please use your own tools & if you don't have the ability to take away the waste, we'll put a tarp down for you and we can take care of the removal

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One off lawn mowing & green waste removal

Posted 1 year ago

A one off lawn mowing job with the potential to be a few times a year in the future. Need garden waste removed as shown in photo. Also pruning & trimming hedges in the future as well. In Te Awamutu

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Green waste SOS

Posted 2 years ago

We have had a lot of trees and shrubs cut down in anticipation of a new fence being built and are looking for someone to take away the green waste please. The section was a complete jungle so there is a bit to be removed

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Hedge installation

Posted 9 months ago

Please txt for address and viewing to quote

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Garden tidy up at Mystery Creek

Posted 1 year ago

I have a property in Mystery Creek that needs a tidy up. Edging, trimming hedges, weeding, weed spraying etc. It needs a one-off hit now but could become a regular gig.

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Removal of shrubs - Must be done Tuesday 24th September.

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, I need two shrubs removed from a fence line. This is an urgent job that i need someone to do Tuesday 24th September before fencer arrives on Wednesday morning. There is a large yukka and a medium sized shrub.

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Regular lawn mowing - generally every fortnight

Posted 2 months ago

Mow lawn, including up driveway on one side, remove cuttings, weed eat edges, blow grass off concrete back onto lawn. 15 minute job maximum. Small to medium lawn

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Hedge Trim

Posted 2 years ago

We have a pittosporum hedge - about 100 metres or so in length - that needs a trim on one side. The top has been done recently so just the side on our part of the property needs a tidy up. Hedge is about 10 feet high.

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Green waste removal

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, we attacked our garden last weekend and now our front lawn is covered in green waste - we don't own a trailer so need help to take it away! Bonus if you can remove a couple very heavy rocks at the same time. Would also like an additional quote to remove privet plants and some tree stumps. Thanks in advance

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Large lawn mow

Posted 6 months ago

Need large rural lawn mowed regularly. Would suit ride on mower

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Weeding and Gardening

Posted 2 years ago

Hiya, our house is going on the market next week and our gardens and outdoor areas need serious cleanup. The job would need to be done preferably this weekend, but Monday night by the latest. Mostly weeding, but also hedge trim and general garden tidy.

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Nancy

Posted 1 year ago

I have a corner section that has a griselinia hedge that needs trimmed and green waste taken away.

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Spray section with Roundup

Posted 1 year ago

We have approximately 800m2 of long grass on a flat section that needs to be sprayed with roundup to kill it off before earthworks begin. Needs to be done ASAP

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Debbie

Posted 1 year ago

Cheap gardener wanted to do weeding in large garden initial job good clean up of weeds then possible monthly weeding. Also compost and mulch on gardens

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Hedge trimming

Posted 3 months ago

Very tall hedge but not to long, I am needing the sides and top all trimmed back so they are flat / streight and looking beautiful without any holes. There is also a smaller hedge down the drive more that I would like done at the same time.

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Boni

Posted 1 year ago

General Gardening Tidy, weeding trimming, maybe bit of spraying etc 2 hours regular every month

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Gardening: weed/plant/rock removal

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, we are cleaning up our property and need some help removing some box hedges at the front of our house and the small "island" in the middle of our lawn - we have removed a lot of plants here but weeds have come back up and we would like this to be gone so we can get our lawn back. Also another smaller island with stones (near front door) - remove stones and level. All should be a one day job I think.

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Janine Joubert

Posted 7 months ago

Gravel Driveway and walkway needs some attention!! Lots of weeds down the sides and grass has crept about a meter onto the gravel and needs pulled and tidied up. A quick mow and general garden clean up of edges etc. Would like to get it done by August latest but can be negotiable. If you are able to do a gutter clean too that would be a bonus!! Split level house. Any questions please ask. Price negotiable as well depending of you can do the gutters too or not.

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Large section, long lawn

Posted 1 year ago

Long lawn on 2500m2 section in Cambridge needs mowing. After a quote to get it nice and short and then maintain it monthly until we start building Feb.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 156,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Removal of shrubs - Must be done Tuesday 24th September.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Nancy

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Making new Flower Garden Areas on small property

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

One off lawn mowing & green waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening: weed/plant/rock removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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McNaught Garden Services

Joined July 2019

We are a family owned business that specialises in concrete garden edging , along with driveways and car parks. We also have branched out to included the full garden make overs and to have clients gardens looking the best they can, incorporating the cleaning of out door spaces and walls to make life easy for the owners. Our edging can be coloured, stamped and is in many different profiles, so once...

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Hamilton City Mowing

Joined February 2020

Hi, we provide lawn mowing and grounds care maintenance services for commercial sites, factory and industrial areas, lifestyle properties, large area residential, vacant sections, and sub-divisions. We quote your job on-site, so you get an accurate pricing, that’s specific to your job requirements.

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning available.

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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. Phone number listed is my wife's who takes my querries.

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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 from start to finish with our competitive rates. Truck/Digger and B...

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Fox Mowing and Gardening

Joined July 2019

If your garden or lawn looks like it could use a little extra attention, then why not sit back and relax and let the professionals here at Fox Mowing & Gardening do all the hard work. From providing a range of general gardening services including pruning, trimming, slashing and fertilising, to weed controlling your garden - we can do it all. A range of garden cleanup and garden rubbish removal...

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Sherm's Plumbing Ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi there. Sherm's Plumbing Ltd has over 10 years plumbing experience, specialising in anything from new builds & renovations to smaller maintenance jobs. We take pride in our work & choosing Sherm's Plumbing will mean you get more of a personal & professional touch. We offer competitive quotes & our communication is second to none.

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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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River City Landscaping

Joined December 2016

Hi, I'm an experienced landscaper who specialises in hard landscaping, paving & repairs. Dingo services available. No job too small. Check us out on Facebook

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Vaneo2019 ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi. I have been Renovating houses for the last 6 years, and have moved to the Waikato 1 year ago after living in Auckland for 7 years .And have started solo from my previous employer who is now manufacturing benchtops. which with cabinets I installed for almost 2 years. I Specialise in a vast array of work because after quitting Fibreglass composites engineering after 22 years, i found trans...

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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 pest control, building your fence,...

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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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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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Turf 2 mowing

Joined February 2020

At present I'm primarily a lawn mowing contractor, but previously owned a waste removal business in Hamilton. I'm based in Hamilton but will travel to out laying towns if required. For any lawn work we have hand mowers up to a tractor with slashing mower or sport field or large lawn finishing mower also a ride on mower. We pride ourselves on providing a competitive quotes and then completing jobs...

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Andy Smith

Joined April 2018

With Both Commercial and residential experience I have been in the building trade for over 15 years. I generally work on my own but have staff available for larger jobs as required.

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A R landscaping

Joined August 2017

I have been in the landscaping business for 8 years. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing the jobs with high standards.

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