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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 photos and wa

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Paving

Posted 13 hours ago

Hi there, I need to do some paving work in a rental property, would like someone to come out on site provide me with suggestions & a quote for this job. Thanks, Yusuf

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Front path paving

Posted 14 hours ago

We are re-doing our front path. We will supply the pavers, will be ... . Length of path: 7.2m. Width: 1.2m Photos show the path to be replaced. Quote is to include removal of existing concrete path. Pavers are to be grouted.

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Driveway retaining wall and surfacing including consents

Posted 16 hours ago

Aim is to widen driveway by excavating and retaining a bank next to existing driveway. Work is to project manage, excavate and construct retaining wall 15m long from 0m at one end to 1.5m high at the other. Some tree removal required. Surfacing - prefer concrete but may need to be porous. First part of job is to gather any required council consents for the work before committing to physical job.

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Garden redo

Posted 16 hours ago

Want to replant and re-landscape gardens within next 6 months

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Landscaping construction - orakei

Posted 18 hours ago

Replace a fence, build a pergola and box and pour concrete pad for outdoor tiled areas.

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Landscaping- Levelling Land

Posted 19 hours ago

NEED TO LEVEL LAND AS WATER GETS COLLECTED AT THE BACK OF THE PROPERTY. WORK WOULD INVOLVE LEVELLING THE LAND AS HAS A SILGHT SLANT TOWARDS THE PROPERTY. USE OF SCORIA STONES TO SOAKING OF WATER.

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Trees trimmed

Posted 1 day ago

Trees need trimming back and green waste removed.

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Retaining wall

Posted 1 day ago

Build a retaining ining wall to house a raised garden to look like photo 1. Access is on the hill so a little challenging.

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Paving (2 areas)

Posted 1 day ago

Quote needed to pave 2 x areas in Avondale please. Area 1 - Side of House Approx. 8m long x 1.8m wide Expecting to use 600 x 600 basic concrete pavers Area 2 - Outdoor dining 3.6 x 3m pad using already purchased ... pavers (as per photo) Sap 7 is already in place, but will need more precise levelling etc. Job is for quote only at this point - we need to complete some other groundworks before paving, however we hope to be ready to pave around late March/early April.

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Upgrade of retaining wall

Posted 1 day ago

Im on a steep section on Onslow Road - with limited access. My retaining wall is declining and I like to have that fixed.

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Readylawn & Landscaping

Posted 2 days ago

I need a quote for landscaping and ready lawn for our front and back yard Job to commence April / May

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Drive by investigation - James Bond stuff

Posted 2 days ago

I am looking for someone to drive by and confirm whether or not there is an excavator on a trailer at the property in question. I have purchased it sight unseen but am starting to doubt it exists after contact with the seller. I'm hoping to save myself a long drive if it's not there. A nice bonus would be if you could take a picture of it.

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Paving

Posted 2 days ago

Approx 60 sqm of paving around pool area must have experience with pools need concrete and all prep work done.

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Landscape sloping garden

Posted 2 days ago

Need design advice and construction for a new garden on a sloping bank. Thinking of a stepped effect with railway sleepers & a small levelled, paved seating area. Hope to have this done in time to get planting in autumn.

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Garden edging and paving

Posted 2 days ago

New built house. Need concrete edging for new garden beds and at base of retaining walls. Small areas of paving and lawn sowing. As soon as possible to get lawn established before winter.

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Landscaping #2

Posted 2 days ago

Approximately 20sqm of retaining wall needs to be filled with white chip stones and plants. Approximately 20sqm of garden needs landscaping with suitable plants for all season. Budget approximately $1500 (negotiable)

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Relay part of existing path 2

Posted 2 days ago

hi, some of my path pavers were lifted by the plumber to fix a water leak. As the plumber is not a paver, he couldn't put them back in place properly and are now uneven and could be a trip hazard. this is a small job as it only affects around 15 pavers.. see photos.

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Retaining Wall Ranu

Posted 2 days ago

Retaining Wall for 1 meter

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Landscape all outdoor area...

Posted 3 days ago

We want to maximise or outdoor space with practical and simple landscaping, including planning some trees to block neighbors views... We are on a 600+ sq m section and we are looking for good design and implementation ....

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Entry walkway and patio paving/channel drains

Posted 3 days ago

Entry walkway and patio paving/channel drains

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Mowing Strip - Papakura 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Patio - Please help finish back yard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small retaining wall needs repair/redo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping new garden from existing plan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patio

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12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving an area for a fireput

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stainless steel wiring on trellis fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

5-6 big flax plants and gravel to move

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Section weed and small tree clearing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

relocate a rotary clothes line

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6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clean up site, install plastic weedmats and add bark nuggets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden retaining wall needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lynmouth retaining

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Mulcher/chipper needed urgent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Laying of paving and drainage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small paved area, levelling of lawn area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping / Green Waste Removal / Green Massacre

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Remove pond

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement section

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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