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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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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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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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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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Latest landscaping case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Landscapers on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Centaurus

Posted 13 hours ago

I have a house I am preparing for sale and need some paving and a big garden tidy.

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Door steps

Posted 18 hours ago

I would like some door steps made (concrete) for 4-5 doors (i.e. three standard and two ranch-sliders)

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Paving, fencing & retaining wall for garden bed

Posted 18 hours ago

Looking for high quality paving of an area about 4x4m, painted wooden fencing about 10m x1.5m high, a couple of pedestrian gates, and building a retaining wall. May also include 18m 1.8m high fence. Needs to include removal of existing concrete, installing drainage under paving. Prefer to get it done by end of June.

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Small garden to be dressed up for sale

Posted 20 hours ago

Looking for fast and cheap solutions to dress up this little garden for the sale of the house.

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Fix up stairs pavers

Posted 23 hours ago

Sleepers have been damaged overtime causing pavers to move and the stairs slowly deteriorating over time. (As per images below) Looking to have it fixed asap. Please only make contact if you are prompt, reasonably priced and professional at doing this work. Dont want any cowboys please.

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Basic landscaping help

Posted 1 day ago

We would like someone to assist with collecting landscaping small rocks from a landscaping supplier and then distributing those rocks on garden. ( an alternative to using bark as we are on the hill and the wind blows the bark away). There is flat access to the garden. Obviously you will need a vehicle with the ability to tow a trailer. Most landscaping suppliers will hire out a trailer for free.

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Hole needs filled in as water oming under retaining wall

Posted 1 day ago

As above a huge hole in grass near Creek that has been caused by water coming under retaining wall

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Windmill Palm

Posted 1 day ago

Planting a windmill palm with gypsum, compost and fertiliser

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Retaining, Paving, Lawn

Posted 1 day ago

Back lawn has been cut and leveled. We need a retaining wall, and the garden prepared and lawn put down. Also some paving and steps.

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Front yard makeover

Posted 1 day ago

We have a small front yard in need of an overhaul. There is existing concrete to be removed, a new path laid to verandah, soft landscaping redone and a new picket fence along the front boundary.

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Landscape Path

Posted 1 day ago

Need path between house and hedge landscaped. Hard landscape required. Platform removed, stairs built. Path to be stepped down. Open to options of materials - best to suit house design.

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Tree cutting and removal.

Posted 2 days ago

Have a few trees round our section we are wanting to get trimmed and disposed off. Job is in Johnsonville.

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Garden Waste Removal and Garden Bed Prep

Posted 2 days ago

We have a pile of Garden waste that needs to be removed along with the top layer of soil (a digger might be required) and Garden beds prepped for planting.

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Weed and Plant Removal

Posted 2 days ago

Got a 1600 sq site that needs a bit of a cleanup

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Paving - small courtyard

Posted 2 days ago

I need a quote and work completed - paving a small courtyard at the back of my townhouse. I’d like the work to be done in March. The price must be all inclusive, i.e. travel and GST if required.

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Retaining Wall

Posted 2 days ago

Needing this bank converted to a stepped retaining wall. Each retaining wall should be around 9 metres long and .75m high. After a few quotes to get this job done in the next 4 weeks.

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73 Mt Marua Way

Posted 2 days ago

Pave flat outdoor area with Firth Piazza Paver or similar. Roughly 22m2 area, length against house slab is 8m for scale against attached photo. Substrate is firm and currently has a 50mm layer of uncompacted base course on it, distance to bottom of cladding is 200mm. Preference is for black sands paver in stretcher bond pattern laid parallel to house slab between house and pergola posts. Remainder of area in volcanic ash laid parallel to garden bed with tussock in it (see photo).

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Backyard make over

Posted 2 days ago

Hi We have property at 110 Victoria St West Pukekohe We would like quote to do up backyard so it’s appealing. to buyers. We intend to sell so want to keep costs down. The property has tenants so viewing needs to arranged prior. We want to move quickly so work will need to be completed ASAP Thank you Thank you

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Retaining wall repair and makeover

Posted 2 days ago

Existing retaining wall needs support. Overall appearance and functionality of this area could be greatly improved.

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Outdoor Pergola Renovation

Posted 2 days ago

I'm needing a pergola renovated on, an area of our raised pavers and paver ramp leveled and some shrubs cleared so the area can be driven on. Wanting the job done within this fortnight. Preferably as soon as possible. I've added some pics of the general area and structure needing renovating but can provide more info about what layout we are wanting.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 157,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Light planting + addition of rock steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

relocating Cycad

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove shrubs and bamboo


17th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Repair of Retaining Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Paving stones and river stone pathway

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace readylawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal and new steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace existing timber retaining wall with keystone walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Landscaping and patio cover build quote

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

13th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 1
Schedule
 2
Communication
 2

Smith pond

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relay paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Two small paved areas now plus quote for larger area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Planters and instant lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lay pathway and bbq area using pavers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping around new steps and jetty

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3m x 3m cobble relift &relay

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Existing paved patio reshape (to be downsized and retained?) )


6th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Planting Selection / Landscaping Ideas

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4
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