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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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Gardener Requred

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking for a gardener that can keep gardens at three of our properties up to standard. Two are in Te Atatu South and the other in Herne Bay. These are more likely to be done on an hourly rate as the seasons and demands of the gardens change. They all need monthly attention so we are looking for someone able maintain them.

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Remove soil, dig out few plant stumps

Posted 1 month ago

Need someone to remove& dispose the soil, plant stumps and clean the area marked in the photo.

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Gardening

Posted 1 month ago

Chopping away all the trees and plants

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Replace artificial hedge with easy to maintain, fully established real hedge

Posted 4 days ago

The site currently has about 8.7 meters (total length) of artificial hedging. This will need to be removed and replaced with fully established, real hedges. The height I'm looking at is 1.5 m. Preferably, they will be easier to maintain hedges. Please see photos attached.

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Overgrown section - needs tidy

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there, We are wanting to clean up a section thats very overgrown. The section is 500m2. I've attached a picture of where the section is located. Needing to get this cleared asap.

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Tree planting

Posted 1 month ago

My neighbor has cut down all their trees so I want to replant on my side. I need someone who can select the right trees and lift the weed mat and plant a row of trees.

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Trees

Posted 2 weeks ago

A lemon wood tree has blown over across a small deck .The branches have been cut . Trunk is about 3m long and lifted off deck. Also an acmena hedge needs trimming . Plus another small tree.

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Garden cleanup

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have 3 sections of our garden/lawn that we need to get tidied up. The first part is a small section of grass at the top of a retaining wall front of the house that needs to be mowed and a section of shell below the wall that needs weeding. The second section is at the side of the house. This is a bigger section of grass that is completely overgrown with both grass & self seeded plants/weeds. This needs to be mowed and weeded as well. The third section is a the biggest section of lawn at th...

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Garden waste removal

Posted 2 days ago

Removal of a pile of organic waste (branches and other dead garden matter) and other non-organic material from garden: old breeze blocks and bricks, a couple of small sheets of corrugated iron and some bits of old decking wood.

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Pond repair

Posted 1 month ago

I have a tiny 1.5 m2 garden pond that has lost most of its water; I imagine there is a breach in the liner, which I imagine will need replacement or repair.

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Garden Maintenance

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need a regular job for a couple of hours once a fortnight to keep the garden tidy, pruning and weeding

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Garden tidy up #2

Posted 1 week ago

removing flax , overgrown plants & trim big trees around the house

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Maintain a garden and cutting lawn , litter bit landscaping, regular basis

Posted 2 days ago

looking to get weed mate to be done in my main entrance pathway and need regular basis lawn moving cutting edge etc...

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Removing a banana tree

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for someone who can completely remove a banana tree.

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Lawn mowing for the month of May

Posted 2 weeks ago

Ive just laid new readylawn and need a weekly mow at the highest setting for the month of May - so 4 sessions. About 135m2 of lawn - Front and back. Easy access and flat. Needs sharp blades and cut with a catcher - the cuttings can be put in the wooden compost bins out the back. Feel free to pop around and I inspect, there'll probably be no one home but the pedestrian gate is open. Thanks!

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Catherine L

Posted 3 weeks ago

Garden tidy up (weeding, pruning etc) and then maintenance as needed

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Hedge trimming

Posted 6 days ago

I have a hedge that is 5 meters in length and 3-3.5 meters high that needs to be trimmed.

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Garden tidy and waste removal

Posted 1 month ago

Weed eating needed for 3 different parts of the garden and green waste removal - at least a trailer load. The largest area to tidy (where you can see a yucca - last photo) has a green waste sack buried underneath also, this is the biggest/messiest area. The photo showing the bag is just a pile of green waste ready to go - no weed eating needed there. Job in Glen Eden.

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Yard Mowing and Weeding

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for someone to mow and weed our yard as well as remove all the green waste and fence debris.

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Weed-whack a small back yard

Posted 2 days ago

It's about 5m x 9m and flat (part of a block of terraced houses). Access is through the house so you can't bring a big lawnmower in.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Mulching- looking for labour.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lots of Digging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden waste removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge cut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of tree clippings

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clivia

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

11th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Small Lawn mow

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tidy and waste removal


12th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Overgrown lawns in driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree planting

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clearing the Vegetation


7th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawns and Edges

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn moving


25th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge Trim / scale back

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Need soil moved into veggie garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mowing the lawn and tidy up the edges

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding and trimming etc

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawnmowing and removing waste

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

26th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

On-going Fortnightly Lawn Mowing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th January 2021

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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Sail City Services ltd

Joined November 2020

We at Sail City Services Pride ourselves on professional, quality, attention to detail and on time delivery on our wide variety, scope of work. . New Build Site Clearing . Retrofit Double Glazing . Showers and Balustrades . Project management . Outdoor Furniture Restoration . Furniture Upholstery and restoration.

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Sharp Hedges Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I'm Haydn, a Kiwi bloke who has built my business from scratch. *Winner of an Albert-Eden Business Award in 2019. *Nominated for a Westpac Auckland Business Award in 2018. *Awarded "5-star tradie" for Builderscrack for 2017 and 2018 *Awarded "Top tradie" for Builderscrack 2019 I have been working in Central Auckland for the past 17 years, doing hedges, lawn-mowing, gardening and gar...

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Clipped Ltd

Joined July 2019

Clipped Ltd - Property Maintenance Business, working in Central City Auckland. We are not a franchise but a group of three owner operators that draw on a wide range of skills, with the ability to draw in Labour as jobs demands. We are already working with many clients in Central Auckland area. We are reliable and experienced, we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes. Ask Clipped- Abo...

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Tupou Contracting Services Limited

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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Lawn Doctors

Joined August 2020

Free Quotes, Discounts for Automatic Payment in advance. Lite Civil, Landscaping, Property Maintenance, Clearance, Lawns From $19/wk, text us for more details.

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Express Civil

Joined November 2019

Hi, we have over 20 years of experience in civil works and landscaping. We do everything from site excavations and drainage to concrete and asphalt reinstatement. Not to mention fencing and retaining walls. Express aims to be the one stop shop for all your hard landscaping needs.

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Absolute rubbish Co

Joined September 2020

We are focused on but not limited to the removal of household, commercial and garden rubbish,. We clear gardens, sheds, garages, underhouse, shops you name it we'll do it and leave your site clean and tidy.

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DOUGLAS DRAINAGE LTD

Joined August 2009

Hi, I can offer 28 years of experience at ground works and drainage. My business has evolved over the years to cater for the constant changing aspects that we encounter. I have a wide range of standard and specialist equipment which affords me to approach a job from different perspectives. My main truck is fully stocked with fittings and- with CCTV and cable location, concrete cutting and ro...

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Muzz's Maintenance

Joined August 2018

Muzz's Maintenance Ltd is operated and owned by Mitchell Murray. Mitchell leads a young diverse team on jobs throughout Auckland, New Zealand. We are based in West Auckland. We are passionate about simple, holistic and regenerative solutions. We provide refined garden maintenance and landscaping from concept design to creation. We hope to share our vision of organic yet simple solutions to...

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Wheelie Klean NZ ltd

Joined May 2016

Professional jet wash cleaning. Whether it be wheelie bins, driveways, houses, or commercial businesses we can clean it! We also do chewing gum removal from all surfaces as well as gutter cleaning, section clearing, lawn mowing and any other odd job that you may require around your home or business. We now specialize on installing the all New Gutter Foam that keeps your gutters clean and clear....

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Treemendous Tree Service

Joined September 2015

At Treemendous Tree Service we have over 15 years experience in the industry. We work hard to keep our clients satisfied. Whether your hedge needs its yearly haircut, you have a site which needs clearing or you have a large or dangerous tree which needs removing. We have a trucks, Large 18 inch chippers and small chippers, stump grinders and a selection of diggers with grapples, mulchers and...

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Virtuoso Landscape Design Limited

Joined November 2009

Landscape Design and Construction - driveways, car parks tennis courts, paving, fencing, drainage, lighting irrigation, water features, planting, lawns, maintenance

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Smurf Village Builders

Joined January 2015

Top 100 Builderscrack tradies, most recently for 2019 based on reviews reflecting consistent quality, exemplary workmanship and service. With over twenty-five years experience in building we pride ourselves on giving you a quality finish at a fair and affordable price. We can manage your project from concept to completion or provide you with help completing renovation needs. Whether it is...

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Simpson trades

Joined November 2020

Hi, I've had an assortment of different trades throughout my 15 years in the trade industry, cabinet making, roofing, shed building, gib fitting, tiling, new building and renovations, ect. I put a lot of pride in my work and always make sure my customers are happy. I am a volunteer firefighter and might get called out in the early morning, this might affect the time and schedule we agree on, I wil...

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estate landscapes

Joined May 2016

HI i been landscaping and handyman for 16 years . And pride myself on professional work with a on time on budget . i am happy to provide free and competitive quotes. I have spent 12 years as a greenkeeper . experience in hard and soft landscape , paving , section clearing , and odd jobs around the house .

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Earthwhile Ltd

Joined October 2016

Earthwhile Ltd is all about top quality workmanship and service while being a sustainable business and not hurting the planet . With roots in permaculture, I love to upcycle and reuse materials to avoid waste. Know that you will get the personal touch, and I treat every job as if I was paying for the end product myself - expecting a very high standard of work. I don't subcontract or employ st...

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Aplus Landscaping & Construction ltd

Joined April 2017

A+ is your go to for all your landscaping & Construction needs. We do decks, retaining walls, fences , planting , new landscapers, and re landscapes , ready lawn and loads more no job too Big or small for us serving Auckland and Coromandel areas.

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WD Plumbing & Maintenance services

Joined June 2019

Hi, True story .... I have a permanent job. I'm a qualified plumber living and working in Auckland. I'm a South African trying to make a extra buck, to pay bills in this crazy expensive Auckland . I offer a professional service, and I don't charge a arm and a leg. I can do most of my extra work on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact me for a quote.

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Daily Grind Stump Grinding

Joined April 2015

Hi, Daily Grind is an owner/operator run business. We specialise in difficult access stump grinding, i.e stumps in raised planters or at the rear of a property that has restricted access. However, we have the machinery for all jobs, no matter how big or small. We are fully qualified and insured arborists and we pride ourselves in doing a meticulous job and customer satisfaction is our number one...

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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