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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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90 sqm artificial grass

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, i am about to start building a house and need artificial lawn installed, can you please provide quotes and we can then schedule the job accordingly

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Jospeh Street Retaining

Posted 1 day ago

I have a small back (approx 5mx7m) yard that is on a very steep slope. At the bottom of the slope is a water channel running across the bottom of the section. I’m needing some help with how I can best utilise the section. Can I add drainage to the bottom and fill it in? And also need retaining done to flatten as much of the section as I can. Potentially terrace the retaining to make 2 flat areas.

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Riverstone

Posted 1 day ago

Take out some plants in garden and put weed mat down and cover with river stone

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2 Paths & Gates

Posted 1 day ago

New concrete paths for each side of house; one needs 3 (?) steps. Both need gates (matching) - possibly aluminium slat gates installed. One of the paths needs a retaining wall about 4m L x 1.6m H before path can be made. In addition: 1. Another set of steps (6 or 7) in the garden. 2: Reshaping of existing driveway by removing 4.5m x 1m interlocking pavers and re-edging the new border (I am extending the garden).

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Paver stairs to decking timber?

Posted 1 day ago

Sleepers have been damaged overtime causing pavers to move and the stairs slowly deteriorating, as well as the trellis on the side. (As per images below) Looking to have it fixed asap - either the same as it was or switching it to decking timber?

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Retaining

Posted 1 day ago

Retaining wall along driveway.

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Retaining Wall #2

Posted 2 days ago

Requires replacement. Quote required

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Retaining wall

Posted 2 days ago

need a retaining wall build in a new dwelling .19 m at back height b/w 1500 to 2000 mm . 8.5m high to start going down. 18.5m high to low. thanks

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House owner

Posted 2 days ago

this is a landscaping retaining wall up to 0.75m height and less than 20m length

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Crazy Paving #2

Posted 2 days ago

I would like to lay paving in a small courtyard off my bedroom. I'm thinking of doing crazy paving but open to discussions. I already have some of the rocks if I go down the crazy pathing route and there is a concrete base for 3/4 of the area. The rest will need a base dug and laid. Looking for a person to start asap. I'm also posting another job for building some boxed gardens and inbuilt seating. Area about 18m2

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Boxed gardens and inbuilt seating #2

Posted 2 days ago

I would like to build some boxed gardens to frame 1/2 a small courtyard. Open to discussions re materials but would like to do something nicer than pine. I would also like to have a inbuilt seat into the boxing. approx 1.8m long by 2.8m depth 40cm. Height 55cm. Would also need to line the fence to prevent soil damage from the back of the boxed gardens. Please only respond if you could start the work in the next 6 weeks.

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Car parking paving

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, I need someone with experience to excavate, supply and install permeable concrete grass pavers or similar for up to 4 car-parking spaces ( 2 x 2 ) as part of a infill subdivision in the front and rear of existing flats . Estimate 60m2 paving approx. see attached RC plans

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Design and landscape

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, We have a large natural bank in our backyard that's steep on the one side and flatter on other. We would like to utilise the flatter part and plant the steep part. (we need a design help) The second part of the garden is a flatter piece which we would like to level and plant grass to make a play lawn for kids. We need someone with capability to design and capacity to do the job. Looking forward to hearing from you. Natasha

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Landscaping required for front and back yard

Posted 2 days ago

Hi Looking for landscaping to be done on the back and front yard. Looking for job to be done 10th July. Front yard - looking to tidy up trim trees and put in new grass currently scrubs put in bark tidy up the side and the area near the big windows. Backyard - There is plants which want to remove fully, clear the area and have new plants put in. There is a side part to the house currently wild scrubs, looking to clean the area and put pebble stones. This area is not big. Moving i...

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Landscaper/ Gardner

Posted 3 days ago

Help dig a small 2-3.0 sqm garden, plant shrubs & weed matt etc. Prune some trees & general garden maintenance. Soil & garden waste removal also. Possibly a full days work. Please contact Sheryl ...

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Gabion Baskets with seating for deck

Posted 3 days ago

I want a price for manufacture and installation of Gabion Baskets on my hardwood deck. Price needs to include baskets, stone fill, seating and install. I’m wanting baskets to be 250mm wide and 460mm high. Seating to be 360mm wide comprising of 4 x lengths of Pine 20mm thick x 90mm wide. This will overlap the baskets on either side. Stone fill, I’m interested in what the available options for this is and can discuss this if you’re interested in the job. Deck measurements are approx 8m wide...

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Removal/digging dirt and filling with hardfill and white chips on top

Posted 3 days ago

Hi Im renovating the front part of my house and am after quotes for the following pieces of work. Note I'm after both removal of the mud (but mud can remain on property, I'm keen for it to go out the back of the site) and putting down the hardfill then white chips on top. The first 4 pictures (Car Park 1/1b/example/dimensions): - This requires 150mm dig deep below height of the concrete - 100mm of hardfill - 50mm of white/lime chips - Sleepers around the border as per the white lines (as...

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Artificial grass installation

Posted 3 days ago

- Install edging - Remove & dispose topsoil - Lay gravel & compact - Lay artificial grass (provided) Total area approx 19sqm

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Removal of concrete pathway and pave with bricks for the garden

Posted 3 days ago

We’d like to remove the current concrete pathway in the front garden, and then level the ground (might need a bit of retaining wall) as it is with a slight downslope. And then pave the garden with bricks in herring bone as shown in the photos.

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Earth to be moved and retaining walls in

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there, We need to move earth from off the side of the house in order to re-waterproof (red lines in images). We also need two retaining walls put in (blue lines in images)

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 197,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Dig down, weed mat and stones

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shell path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Brick path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

cobblestone repairs

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 2
Communication
 4

Paving patio area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Making new garden beds and some concrete paths

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th June 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quick lawn repair job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ready lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden Edging


7th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bank Steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Removal of garden edging and soil


4th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building Raised Garden Bed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

yucca removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement retaining wall & fence.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decking / Pergola / Fence / Permeable carpark

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-lay cobblestones

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

1st June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Low retaining wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sturdy


31st May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Pavers for outdoor area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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