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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 retaining and stairs

Posted 11 hours ago

We need some landscaping done. Some stairs built and some paths/retaining. The long stairs will be about 4.5m long, the shorter stairs about 2m and 1m. Preferred materials are 50mm tantalized pine. The long stairs can be attached to the existing vege garden (which is 3m x 1m for scale) The aim is to make the garden easier to get around for planting and maintenance and to make garden beds and stop erosion of the bank. Existing white shell filled stairs are to remain. New stairs are to be lined wi...

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Griggs Rd

Posted 18 hours ago

Need to build a firth keystone compac IV retaining wall, approximately 30 - 50 lineal meters, heights will vary

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20m Retaining wall, sloped site

Posted 19 hours ago

I have a section in beachlands I need a retaining wall built. Looking for a wooden retaining wall quote. Access to site is simple, we will look to do retaining wall before build commences. 20 m long, roughly 1.4-1.5 high

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Orchard design 2

Posted 22 hours ago

We want to put in an orchard in. Looking for someone to design or mentor me. Property is just outside of Rotorua on a slight slope

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Topsoil supply and spreading

Posted 1 day ago

We have a new build in Galloway St that requires the grounds to be prepared for grassing / planting. There is around 1m³ of sand / clay onsite that needs to be spread around the site, then topsoil needs to be supplied and spread to around 100mm thick over 128m². Ideally, this needs to be done as soon as possible.

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Trees

Posted 1 day ago

I’m looking for someone to plant some large trees along a fence

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Timber retaining wall

Posted 1 day ago

Currently have a stone retaining wall that we’ve started removing, we’d like to replace it with a timber retaining wall, length is approx 10m but this isn’t definite as the wall could extend more than I’d imagined, or could make it a bit shorter. Much higher on one side and then tapers down to ground level. Open to advice on how best to do it.

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Richard Wilkinson

Posted 1 day ago

Repair work on retaining wall small job Sorry Job has been done

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Full landscaping - driveway/paving/planting

Posted 1 day ago

Full landscaping for a development: - Exposed aggregate driveway - Paving - Fencing - Retaining - Planting If interested, I will send you plans and scope of works to provide a quote.

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Spec house landscaping design only

Posted 1 day ago

We have built a spec house on the property in Levin & are wanting a landscaping design done on the property , the section size is 630 sqm & it has a 180 sqm house on it

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Falcons Landing #2

Posted 1 day ago

Need boxing for a driveway been started but heights wrong so need someone to fix it up and get it to height

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Nicole Talbot

Posted 1 day ago

Rake and level off dirt. Add topsoil where needed to make it level and lay lawn seed. Just after a quote at this stage.

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Drainage for a retaining wall

Posted 2 days ago

We have a retaining wall which drainage was laid for yet it still remains extremely wet there. Need advice and a quote on what can be done about the drainage.

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Landscaping

Posted 2 days ago

Currently building a new house, have some outdoor landscaping that needs to be done around the house and driveway.

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Concrete/Paved Mowing Strip

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, Looking to get someone in to do a small mowing strip job, against some timber edging, as soon as possible and to ideally complete the job in one or two days. Area is just under 9m x 8m. Also, to add an extra timber edging to convert a corner into a triangle space.

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Handy landscaping at Laura's

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for a reliable handy person , who can help with digging, small retaining walls, building growing boxes and a chicken coop, repair the weather board and gutter etc,).

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Landscaping in Mount Eden

Posted 2 days ago

Hi - we are wanting some landscape work on our gardens both front and back of house. Can anyone help? Thanks, Mel

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Garden design

Posted 2 days ago

We have an established garden on 800m2 sloping section and we are looking for someone to design a future look that we can work towards by suggesting features, plant types, zones, to make it more interesting.

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Hoteys garden

Posted 2 days ago

Two strips of bare ground approx 6' wide on either side of house which is fully fenced - would like to beautify! On one side are 3 Yucca stumps which may need to be ground out

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Paving - 43m2

Posted 3 days ago

Looking for a professional finish to a paving job. I have dug out, put down the metal and sand so what’s left is the screeding and laying of the pavers the are right next to the job site (Firth Chancery 500mm x 500mm), and creating a tidy edge (I have edging but it might need a concrete edge as well) There is minimal cutting required. Also thinking about a bigger job of replacing the existing covered pergola so would be keen to have a chat and a quote for a later date. ......

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 135,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Susan Campbell

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20th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Driveway needs a makeover

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16th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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SUPPLY & INSTALLATION AT RANGIORA LEIGH HOLIDAY PARK

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15th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Paving for spa pool

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14th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Small Retaining Wall

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14th May 2019

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 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Retaining Wall

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11th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

garden& house retainings

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Rick Parker

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Repair 2x retaining walls

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 4

Shingle on driveway


8th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Fill Planter Boxes

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Mortar Pavers

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5th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Basic landscaping - install small retaining wall and landscape bark

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 4

Level base and re-lay pavers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Jane Holland

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Planting

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3rd May 2019

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 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Tidy grounds and 6 month maintenance

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30th April 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

One tree removal and landscaping.

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29th April 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

grass pavers for car parking and walk pavers with pebbles around the house

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27th April 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Matching Tiger Turf over removed garden

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27th April 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5
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