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Guide To Finding Local Wellington Gardeners

With a picture painting a thousand words, a beautifully cared for garden will reflect on the owner of the property to show the level of priority they place upon it.

Manicured lawns, shaped hedges, weeded garden beds and bountiful vegetable gardens are an asset to any property and not only can raise the value of it, but also provide us with an outdoor living space.

With our busy lives in the capital, regular pottering in the garden now a forgotten memory for so many, yet the plants in our garden still need our attention!

Professional gardeners in the Wellington region understand that we like to see and make the use of our outdoor space when we can, rather than spend time weeding and mowing lawns. That’s why hiring a gardener is a necessary investment for many Wellingtonians.

Reasons To Hire An Experienced Wellington Gardener

Gardens range in sizes, locations and contents, with the gardener’s geographical knowledge of the area playing a large part in the success or failure of the garden. Choosing a local gardener means that you not only get their landscaping and lawn maintenance skills, but also their understanding and experience of the local conditions such as wind and hillside gardening.

That knowledge is invaluable in choosing the right plants for your soil and drainage, picking the right spot to plant wind sensitive trees and even where to plant frost tender annuals.

Local horticulturalists may have specialised in the services they provide, such as some offering only lawn mowing and edging services, with others focusing on simply removing tricky trees.

Gardening companies may offer a wide range of general garden services.  They may work for you on a regular maintenance contract to keep your grounds looking cared for, or a one off basis when you are putting your house on the market.

Whatever reasons you have for requiring the services of a gardener, Wellington certainly has a large variety to choose from.

What To Look For In A Gardening Specialist

With the large variation of gardeners available, if the job you need doing is not highly specialised, recommendations from a friend or looking through the gardener's testimonials and reviews can help you pick just the right one for you.

Gardening qualifications can vary from a Certificate in Horticulture through to degrees in landscape design.  If you want a specific job done then choosing a specialist gardener would be the right call for you.

The level of experience which the individual or company has is also important, so feel free to inquire if they have done certain garden work before hiring them.

Some gardeners are Grow Safe application certified or Certified Approved Handlers of Agrichemicals. This allows them to target specific pests or diseases in your garden with either organic or regular sprays only available to professionals, while others only have access to the regular weed spray you can purchase at the garden centre.

With hillside slips a common occurrence on many properties around the Windy City, a professional landscaper will also be able to help you decide upon a permanent solution, be it building a retaining wall or the planting of suitable plants.

Use our easy job posting service to find the right gardener for you property today!

Latest gardening articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering gardening related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Gardeners on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Topping of Paddocks

Posted 1 week ago

Need 2-3 acres topped with a tractor - we will tidy up cuttings.

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Quick gardening help and advice

Posted 2 weeks ago

Trying the balancing act being a mum back into working and running a restaurant has been heavy. So my lil plant babies have suffered. Keen to get some quick re-potting and new planting done to help bring in Christmas. Also keen to get some planting around the pathway and some hands-on lessons in gardening.

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Gardens and lawns

Posted 2 weeks ago

A new garden bed created and an existing one, with a brick edging, removed and replaced with lawn. Could involve bringing in some soil and/or mulch. Mostly manual labour. A solid day of work, maybe two.

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Chain saw work

Posted 2 days ago

I need someone with a chain saw to cut back toetoe and remove overhanging tree branches.

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Lawns mowed and basic garden maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I require someone with mowing equipment to come round to my house to tame our backyard. Work will take 2 hours tops.

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Davie lawns

Posted 1 week ago

regular mow please, front and back, remove grass

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Gardening - ongoing

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for a reliable someone with a green thumb, good worth ethos, and an interest in developing and maintaining our garden - ongoing - reasonable rates. The lawn needs repair - our garden could be out of this world with the right person

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Lawn mowing/ weeding

Posted 2 weeks ago

Mowing a small area on a slope (5mx20m in size) that has over grown quite a bit. Weeding the driveway (weeds are already dead)

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Weed removal + lay plastic sheeting + pebbles

Posted 5 days ago

Hello THE JOB: Remove weeds and install plastic weed mat/ PVC sheeting and pebbles at the front of a rental property. I own the 2 – flat property at 12, Brooklyn Road, Te Aro. The area of interest is the front section, currently covered in weeds, which extends from the 2 car spaces, up to a small lawn and washing line. I have just sprayed the weeds, and so I expect them to die within 1-2 weeks. I am looking for someone to remove the weeds, and lay down plastic weed mat/black PVC and pe...

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Driveway Garden

Posted 3 days ago

I have a garden down the side of my short driveway. It is currently overgrown and needs attending too :) I am looking for someone to come once a month to maintain it.

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Lawn mowing and garden tidy up (end of tenancy)

Posted 1 week ago

General tidy-up for end-of-tenancy property inspection: - mow lawns (done recently so no major growth) - weed gardens around edge of property (see photos) - remove green waste (see photo of previous lawn clippings) *Needs to be completed by Friday 6 December please

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Lawn mowing and lawn trimming in paparangi

Posted 1 week ago

I need the lawn to be mowed and trimmed, bring your own equipment. The area is around a 3 bedroom house.

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Garden weeding and tidy-up

Posted 1 week ago

Our garden needs a refresh; the job is mostly weeding (back yard and around the driveway) and trimming back hedges and trees. The lawn also needs a mow. Thank you

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Weka Street gardening

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need the lawn trimming and a general tidy every few weeks for a rental property.

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Clean up of section

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I live in Ngaio, Wellington, and I’m wanting my section cleared, its a small section, no more than a day’s work, in fact could even be a half day for one person. No trees to cut down just clearing of foliage and cutting grass and trimming some of the trees.

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Small garden clear up

Posted 1 week ago

clearing a small back garden with some bush trimming and possibly weed eating

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Urgent Gardening needed

Posted 4 days ago

We need our 600m2 section to be mowed and weeded urgently, by Friday 13 December, and preferably by Wednesday 11 December. What we are asking for: - 30m pathway to the house (and garden bed) to be weeded, and overhanging plants to be trimmed back slightly - lawn to be mowed - garden beds on the east and west side of the house to be weeded. - all pathways to be sprayed - all waste to be removed. Photos attached. Thank you!

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Garden Tidy Up Needed

Posted 1 day ago

We need the vine on our high fence trimmed back, weeding of gardens and a general tidy up of weeds growing through the fences.

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The list is long - see below

Posted 3 days ago

Job required: cut tree out the back of property to height of washing line - leave trunk; cut top of punga tree off - leave trunk and the lower fronds; a regular grass cut; get rid of green rubbish! Are you able to accept this mission? Do you have your outfit for superhero gardener (no lycra) Am being overtaken by the evil um green stuff. Heeeelp meeeeeee, help meeeeeeeeeeeeee. Need it done before Xmas cos it’s just goin wild

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Lawn and Yard Maintenance

Posted 1 day ago

We are seeking an individual or company to provide semi-regular lawn/yard maintenance - basically mowing the lawn and doing some weeding. This would be once a week or every two weeks, subject to discussions with the contractee. Our home is has three small lawn patches plus some exterior weeding/trimming needed. Please contact us if you are interested.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 151,000 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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weeding a very small garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn mowing service contract

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General tidy up and waste removal.

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent Gardening needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn mowing in Island Bay

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardens and lawns

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regular garden work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clean up of section

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening including lawns


29th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Garden Clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clearing 3 overgrown small gardens, green waste and some general waste

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Small lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn mowing Ohariu Valley


13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn mowing and garden tidy up (end of tenancy)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

One off gardening and on going maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Gardeners in Wellington

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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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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Valley Landscaping and Property Maintenance LTD

Joined January 2019

I Have been completing Landscaping, property maintenance and general construction projects as a business to a high standard for three years now whilst working towards a nursing degree. I am very professional and hardworking and pride myself on honesty and quality.

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sharay limited

Joined October 2017

Welcome all. As a small business our focus tends toward general handyman repair roles ,garden weeding/tidy up,and home ventilation install/sale with expert advice available .Our goal is your satisfaction so help us help you.Thanks.

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DO BUILDERS

Joined April 2012

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating in Wellington on 12 years now. While we specialise in major on new builds, renovations and we also do smaller jobs from time to time. 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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COE BUILT Limited

Joined June 2019

Been in the building industry for 13 years. Qualified carpenter, specializing in home improvement and renovations. My goal is to help people renovate their homes, to be become warmer dryer more livable spaces. No jobs to big or small. Get in touch for a quote today.

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ARDOUR

Joined May 2011

I am a semi retired builder living in Karori. Over 50 years experience in the construction industry I am a builder that has focused on maintenance of rental properties during the last 10 years. Carpentry as well as plumbing solutions. Renovations a specialty. Quality finish of Drywall plastering using Banjo Taper & Corner bead hopper tools. Contacts for all sub trades to complete solutions.

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Llew Matthews

Joined June 2018

My specialties include: Gardening: Lawns, hedges and edges. Planting, mulching and fertilising Rose pruning and shaping of shrubs Section clearance, weed control and weed eating Landscaping: Retaining walls, fences, decking and paving Property maintenance: Painting, water blasting and deck staining

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Tidy Turf

Joined December 2014

FOR A SITE VISIT I WILL NEED YOUR ADDRESS PLEASE. LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR A company specializing in outside prep work. Tree work, section clearing, landscape preparation, bobcat services, demolition, pest plant removal, large area mowing, weed spraying I have many years experience in grounds maintenance work. I specialise in, tree removal,landscape demolition & clearing,bo...

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Grass and Grubber

Joined July 2019

Hi I'm Andy. I offer a wide range of services related to garden and exterior home maintenance. I have owned and run a deer and pig farm and I am a keen vegetable grower. I love the outdoors and I'm not afraid of tough jobs. Before being made redundant I had a long career in technical service. I have got a growing portfolio of regular clients but I have room for more. You will find me very reliab...

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Josh Hazelhurst

Joined August 2019

Hi, we have been gardening for 3+ years and we have been collecting gardening waste, weed spraying, weed removal, water blasting, general laboring, lawn mowing, planting flowers, and gardening for even longer. We enjoy being outdoors and would be thrilled for the opportunity to improve your garden for you. We will make sure that we will provide you an outstanding service at a great price. Thanks.

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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Handyman Kyle

Joined January 2019

Hi, I’ve been involved in landscaping/gardening/general household jobs for the last few years. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completions. Take pride on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we speaclise in.While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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careful gardenworks ltd

Joined January 2013

Hi, im chris, owner and operator of careful gardenworks Ltd. I work on site with my partner Laura we have a passion for gardening .We are happy to work pr hour or by quote.We are fully insured Careful Gardenworks ltd does lawns, weedeating, weeding, weed spraying, pruning, chainsawing, tree felling, mulching, section clearing, planting digging/digger Work any other landscaping you may require. I...

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in 2015...

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Host My Property

Joined December 2010

Hi. We've been doing house renovations and general property management and maintenance for 20 years, generally focussing on smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and quality workmanship

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Get Off the Grass Lawn mowing Services

Joined July 2019

Miramar based Lawn mowing business, operating in the Eastern Suburbs of Wellington Services Offered: :Lawn mowing :line Trimming :Weeding :Hedge trimming

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Kiwi property maintenance

Joined June 2014

Hi, Kiwi property maintenance delivers a high standard of work for an affordable price. We work hard to meet deadlines for projects completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. free quotes availiable

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