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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Move, stand and secure heavy maori carving.

Posted 13 hours ago

To stand and secure maori carving . Carving 3m tall. Move about 10 meters to fence and stand and secure. Back of carving is flat so flat metal bar (concreted into ground ) bolted to back of carving may work.

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Urgent pathway landscaping job

Posted 13 hours ago

We need a pathway (scoria/dirt at the moment) landscaped - approx 14m. Second path needing work is about 7.5m. Ideally, pebbles and pavers but we need it completed in a week. Thanks

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Landscaping backyard

Posted 13 hours ago

Hi there, I wanted a quote regarding doing our backyard. We want to put a fake lawn and also want to get rid of the spa and patch up our deck. We will need ideas to make our backyard more functional with minimum maintenance. We stay in Pakuranga.

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Laying paving stone path

Posted 14 hours ago

Lay 30 pavers (600mm x 400mm x 30mm) in straight line 100 mm apart over a distance of approx. 14 metres long. Area is clear and relatively flat. Contractor will need to compact, level and wet lay in mortar. Crushed shell (already on site) to go around finished paving stones

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Garden area needs grass

Posted 18 hours ago

Hi. We have a 35m2 are we want grassing with roll out lawn. All of the river stones and weed mat have been removed. Looking to have it done soon.

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Landscape Eros

Posted 18 hours ago

The job consists of removing a fejoa tree stump, cut a small swale along the fence line and flattening some of the garden areas.

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Need yard to look good please

Posted 20 hours ago

HI there I have just a concrete slab in front of house that I need to look better asap. Need someone to get plants and plant boxes and create nice area asap. would be great to have someone do this asap. thanks

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Install artificial grass

Posted 22 hours ago

I want to replace the grass seed in my small courtyard with artificial grass. Grassed area measures approx 3.7x3.25 metres and is on a gentle slope. Please remove the existing grass (leaving the tree and pipe) and replace with fake grass, including any required compaction, soil prep etc. I have a (single) parking space a metre from the garden and there’s no stairs etc to get to the courtyard. Looking to get this done in the next month ish if possible.

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Backyard Makeover

Posted 1 day ago

Wanting to remove some garden beds, level backyard and lay lawn

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Gardening tidy up

Posted 1 day ago

Initial tidy up of all gardens and removal of 4 Phoenix palms and 2 cabbage trees. Front gardens beside steps : Top up 3 garden boxes with new garden mix and plant new plants. Cover all gardens , both sides of steps with new weed mat and spread new black bark over top. Gardens near spa pool : Top up garden box with new garden mix and plant new plants. Cover all gardens in this area with weed mat and spread black bark over top. Back garden : Cover garden with weed mat and spread bla...

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Flatening my outside grass area

Posted 1 day ago

My yard is quite bumpy when mowing the lawns and in some areas it needs to be filled to the gate level (slipping down to the neighbours yards)

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Basic landscaping

Posted 1 day ago

hi there, looking for someone to do landscaping in ffront area of the house, put some low maintenance and all seasons plants. thanks

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Preparation of 80m2 for lawn

Posted 1 day ago

Need 80m2 leveled and topsoiled in preparation for ready lawn/grass seed. Box edging to be installed and mowing strip laid (have pavers). Need done in next 2 weeks. Bonus if also can do hydroseeding.

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Place gobi blocks in entryway

Posted 1 day ago

30m2 of gobi blocks to place. Ill do the basecourse prep and can supply sand blinding and the gobi blocks. Just looking for someone to lay them before the end of October

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Driveway Paving in Chartwell

Posted 1 day ago

Need the current concrete drive demolished and removed and a new Paved Car Park area Constructed.....NO PROPERTY MANAGERS/MIDDLEMEN thanx....

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Artificial grass

Posted 1 day ago

Need to install fake grass+ pavers+white chip stones in reasonable price around 65sq m for grass and 22 sq m for pavers . First give good quote . Dont waste my and your timing . Need preparation befor install grass. Digging, weed mate etc

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Gravel driveway

Posted 2 days ago

need to gravel the driveway. Can meet on site if needed.

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Retaining wall

Posted 2 days ago

Need retaining wall at back

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Remove deck railing and construct raised beds

Posted 2 days ago

We need to remove about 6m of railing from our deck then build some raised beds along the top of a bank (as a barrier to stop small children rolling down the hill!). Need a handyman type skillet. Ideally someone confident with recycling materials and ensuring the raised beds are stable.

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Driveway upgrade and new car port

Posted 2 days ago

Replace chip seal with asphalt, build retaining wall and build car port.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Patio paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backyard design

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

23rd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cheap solution for new puppy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small landscaping job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Raised Garden Soil

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New country home landscape design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

EQC landscape quote

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small area leveled and ready lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor landscaping and small deck construction

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

To build a retaining wall and plant box

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Boxes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clear to widen drive

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

increase the height of rock pillar and wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

brick pavers base prep

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

11m Eugenia Hedge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscape Design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rear side ofsection Retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

40m2 landscaping job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Garden retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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