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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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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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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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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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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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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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Retaining Walls 101 for Busy Homeowners and Future Developers

Posted 29/09/16

Retaining walls can be both functional and decorative features in a garden.  As structural engineering plays a part in their construction, they are best left to expert tradespeople. We take a look at what you need to know about retaining walls... What are retaining walls? The main purpose

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Navigating Wet Lawns - One Family's Solution

Hiring Jared, from Firth Landscapes, for a few days work was the ideal solution to put an end to one family's soggy lawn crossings this winter...... The Job Liz needed a garden path extended. One already existed, but it stopped short of the lawn, which meant that every time anyone in her family went to the washing line, or woodshed, they had a stretch of often wet and muddy lawn to cross. Liz had the pavers to match her existing path, she had made the plan and measured up exactly where the path would go, all she needed was to find a willing tradie. The Solution It was during this search that she came across builderscrack.co.nz. She immediately liked the way only tradies interested in doing the job were presented to the homeowner. For Liz, who works full time, it meant she could cut out the time-consuming step of “cold-calling” tradies to see if they were even interested in her job. She decided to give this new way of finding a tradie ago, she posted her job, added

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Landscaping and re paving

Posted 2 hours ago

pavers have shrunken. needs leveling and reset. some gardening and cleaning work too. Need quote asap.

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Retaining wall for new house in Lawrence

Posted 9 hours ago

We need to retain the higher part of a cut area above a residential building platform. Approx 20 m long and 3m high. Timber posts with horizontal boards or any other cost-effective solution. Engineering provided.

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Seaside ave

Posted 13 hours ago

retaining wall and steps built in patio garden, also will look at a quote for paving.

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Waikawa walking track

Posted 17 hours ago

Hi I have a bank approx 10 metres high that I want to have permanent timber steps built on for all weather access. Exact design is flexible, but must be easy maintenance, and heavy duty timber is probably easier than pavers/concrete etc. Exact location is in Waikawa.

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Fix retaining wall

Posted 20 hours ago

Exsiting brick retaining wall at end of rock boundry retaining wall falling down. Bricks all still up but huge bulge. House is 100 year old villa not sure how old wall is. Possibly remove brick wall if possible and carry on rock training wall or a nicer wall? Just after quote at this stage only just brought house. Home during the day most days so can fit in possibly whenever someone out this way doing another job? No idea what is involved work wise or cost wise yet so desperately need advise q...

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Landscaping

Posted 1 day ago

Need landscaping person to sort out garden ..

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Timber Retaining walls

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, we have been contemplating replacing our retaining walls going up to our house. One part was made many years ago out of brick and the other just boulders held together by mortar. The brick wall as well as the rock retaining wall is not longer the 10 m each. The brick wall we are wanting to do 100 cm high, while the other should be ... at the highest point. We do have some tongue and grove retaining timber on site as well as posts. We would like to do the work in two stages.

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Tree stumps removal

Posted 1 day ago

Removing two tree stumps at the backyard

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Pathway Walls

Posted 1 day ago

Hi see attached photos. Im after a Tradie who can complete the wall as per the design in the photos. Access is right by the footpath and Id expect there to be some earth removal.

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Esmeralda street garden to sort out

Posted 1 day ago

Lots to be done. We are looking for someone to come and review the garden and spec how to make it look tidy to dress and sell. Fence work, finish under deck, removal of 2m x 6m raised garden bed and new garden grass needed.

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Paving our backyard

Posted 2 days ago

Am at Hillsborough and have a backyard about 60sq mt. Looking for a paving or concreting solution for this area.

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Landscape Design - Kelburn

Posted 2 days ago

The current property has a flat back section with grass and a flat deck all bordered by the house on one side and hedges on the other three sides. We would like a landscape/deck/paving solution for this area to increase its utility and aesthetics. Along the side of the house, and joining up to the back section, is a 3m wide sloping strip of land/dirt bordered by a new fence and with a path running alongside the house. The front door to the house is on this side of the house. We would like a...

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Small Retaining Wall Replacement

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for quote to remove/replace small retaining wall. Not necessarily with same type.

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Garden retaining

Posted 4 days ago

37 mtrs of retaining 1.5 mtrs high to nil. Can start immediately or wait. Happy to work with the right contractor.

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Deck and paving

Posted 4 days ago

Need to add large ground floor deck with some paving plus a concrete block wall and possible fence and concrete pad.

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Clearing garden, obtaining soil, siting and filling prefab raised beds

Posted 4 days ago

We are based in Epsom and have two 3m x 0.8m deep x 0.9m tall, prefabricated, raised beds manufactured by ... .nz. We have a strip of existing garden along a wooden fence, about 7.5m long and 1.2m wide that we would like cleared (currently planted with lavender, and miscellaneous shallow flowering shrubs) and levelled for the beds. We would also like the beds filled with top soil in preparation for planting. Access is via a right-of-way that is not suitable for bringing trucks down. I'm after...

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Planting hedging

Posted 5 days ago

Needing 12 Totara hedging planted along our fence line and potentially 3 olive trees. Need them to be purchased and planted

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Repair retaining wall

Posted 5 days ago

The retaining wall is bulging, it is approximately 15-20 meters long and 1-2 meters high.

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Lawn levelling and grassing

Posted 5 days ago

We would like our lawn levelled and flattened having all the low spots filled in and the lawn seaded for new grass. We have 2 piles of dirt about 3 cube in total to be removed. I estimate about 250 to 300 square meters of lawn around the property. Section is flat. Looking to do the job brfore summer so the grass has time to grow. Good access for ute with trailer. or a small truck (upto 7 meters)

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Landscaping design

Posted 5 days ago

I am looking for someone to provide landscaping plans/design for my section. Viewing essential. Overall aim is to blend the house into the section which may include planting, hedges, retaining walls, decking, etc., to make the most of the scenery and views.

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Recent landscaping 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.

Hard landscaping needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Section cleanup

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Brick patio laying labour only

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ready lawn or spray grass and garden development

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Highsted Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laying pavers for grass to grow through

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Pad for Spa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Yard levelling

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Camellia Hedging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining, edge paving & planting

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Re-Lay Existing Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix up my outside steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Stone steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

wooden outdoor steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Build sleeper steps in garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Property needs to be sale ready

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining wall need to repair or redo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Drainage for a retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Basic landscaping and garden TLC

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Maintenance / Lawn / Weeding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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