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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Martinborough. Railway sleeper garden beds - immediate start

Posted 4 hours ago

We are building a new house and we would like a small number of garden beds dug against the house and railway sleepers as the edging. Looking for an immediate start. Cheers Stephen.

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Backyard landscape design

Posted 5 hours ago

Previously had a large tree in this area. Now gone would like to have it landscaped. Would like to have it low maintenance with bushes/hedge round the outer areas. With grass. Open to ideas from an expert as this is not my area.

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Small Patio Paving

Posted 5 hours ago

Front patio area, in need of an update. Would like it to be paved. Wanting to get it started as soon as possible

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Paving

Posted 11 hours ago

We would like to replàce the paving at the rear of our house and around pool and fish pond in epsom

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Patio/Raised planter/lawn

Posted 22 hours ago

relaying paved area Disassemble existing raised planter -redo planter

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Its been a year...help clean up our lawn!

Posted 1 day ago

We need some railway sleeper dug into our lawn as a border, as well as general tidying up, and possibly gravelling.

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Basic landscaping and ready lawn

Posted 2 days ago

Rear part of an empty section to be prepared for delivery of a small unit. The total area is about 140m2 currently rough with some old kikuyu lawn. Approx 20m2 to be gobi-block or similar for parking, approx 40m2 to be levelled (slightly) for the unit, approx 80m2 for ready lawn.

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Topsoil and hydroseed

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, I just need to get my lawns done I.e. topsoil and hydroseed. Roughly 600 square metres. Can I get quote please for hydroseed as well as grass seed, along with topsoil? If you can separate these components out, that will be great.

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Bed removal, add grass and hedges

Posted 2 days ago

Remove some existing garden beds. Some will be grassed over, some will be replaced with low hedges (maybe Corokia).

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Outdoor area pavement patio, retaining wall and step

Posted 2 days ago

Hi there, We are after a new patio roughly about 3.5m x 12m at the back of our home. There is an existing patch of concrete steps to our driveway that may need to be removed In order to be completed. We are wanting the Job quoted and are happy to look at removing concrete and step myself If necessary. Let's see what our options are first.

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Relaying paving stones

Posted 3 days ago

600 square paving stones need relaying in area approximately 3 sq meters. Have been lifted up and new sand put down.

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Repair/replace outdoor steps and deck railings (Roseneath)

Posted 3 days ago

Our wooden deck railings have rotted and need to be replaced. Outdoor wooden steps (around 30 steps, main access to house) are also in poor condition and need to be repaired or replaced.

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Transform my yard!

Posted 4 days ago

Timber garden edging, concrete path from back door to clothesline and a general tidy up. Wanting this job completed ASAP as house is almost going on the market. Regards, Helen

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Garden& house retainings

Posted 4 days ago

Two parts of this job. One is building a new retaining on abrupt slope to stop falling leaves. Another one is under the house to maintenance. Not one man’s job by the looking. please contact me if you’re having a good team to do work effectively. Thanks

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Hydro seeding

Posted 4 days ago

Looking hydro seeding job in the beginning of May. Landscaping work will be completed by the end of April. Please let me know if you are interested. We located in Wallaceville estate, stage 3, (new construction site) Upper Hutt. Address: 13 Filmer Crescent, Trentham, Upper Hutt. Thanks

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Cliff View Drive Drainage and Landscaping

Posted 4 days ago

Retaining wall, levelling and appropriate drainage for a back yard area ready to have artificial turf put down. Area will be approx. 12m by 8m

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Replacement walls

Posted 4 days ago

A couple of low brick retaining walls have failed over the years due to poor construction and we would like to replace these with timber walls. The section is terraced down from the street entrance. I will add photos when able to,as I currently don't have any.

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Posted 5 days ago

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Retaining wall need to repair or redo

Posted 5 days ago

about 15 to 20 mitre retaining wall to be repair or redo. would like the jobs done before winter

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Out door paving

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th April 2019

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 4
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 4
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 4
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 5

Lawn Preperation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Pavers to finish

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8th April 2019

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 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Tree stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Landscaping1

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Small greenlane cobblestone cutting and laying

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Paved courtyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden edging around concrete deck to ready for hedging plants

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Race/cattle track levelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor paving

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Enclosed BBQ and Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Hardscaping


2nd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 3

Randall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Basic Landscaping/Clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Landscape design plan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Manly Mess

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Garden edging and paving


27th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
Communication
 4

Replacing/building retaining wall


25th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 4

Garden landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber retaining wall for carpark area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4
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