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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering landscaping related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Recent jobs posted

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

Landscaping Job

Posted 42 minutes ago

Full section landscape - start asap

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Planting around a pool area with appropriate plant types

Posted 2 hours ago

remodeling of planting around a pool area with plants suitable for the conditions

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Hedge spraying and trimming

Posted 13 hours ago

Eugenia hedging (aprox 15m) requires regular spraying and trimming

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Trim/tidy driveway garden

Posted 15 hours ago

Trim and top pittosporum and akeake (currently approx 4m high). Remove undergrowth (hebe, weeds and dead leaves), Remove trimmings/rubbish.

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Patio

Posted 20 hours ago

set up patio area with my patio slaps at back of garden

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Landscape work

Posted 20 hours ago

I need more shingle on a driveway and also ideas for a side path that is only dirt at the moment. Not urgent but just as soon as possible.

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Planting and landscaping

Posted 21 hours ago

I need to get some planting and landscaping done in the front and side of my new home around fencing as photos attached. I will buy the plants

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Landscaping - Soft

Posted 21 hours ago

New House needs some soft landscaping, planting, lawns etc.

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Lay pavers

Posted 22 hours ago

we want to replace our pavers and need a price for laying the new pavers about 130m2

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Blank canvas, new residence

Posted 17 hours ago

400 square meter property. New build. Need low maintenance garden and surrounds. Fencing and paving ability required. Property is a blank canvas and apart from our want for a few particular fruit trees and herbs we are open to your suggestions and designs. House completion due 27 May (all going to plan) We hope to have both house and landscaping completed simultaneously so site access, under the control of the site manager, can be arranged once cladding is complete within the next mo...

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Backfilling section with topsoil

Posted 1 day ago

We have raised our back lawn (see photo) and it requires backfilling with topsoil. Dirt will be on the front driveway (provided) and will require transporting from the front of our section to the back. We have a new driveway so are avoiding heavy machines on the property therefore will likely require wheelbarrowing or kanga or equivalent. Easy access to the area e.g. no stairs etc. * Measurements to come but could be up to 14 cube. Just looking for an indication of price to begin with v...

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Plantation

Posted 1 day ago

Need to do the Garden area, to dig out the Old soil and put new one and grow some more new plats.

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Landscaping overgrown garden

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, Looking for help to landscape overgrown gardens by backyard swimming pool. I am wanting a tidy, low maintenance garden that required very little attention. There are 3 separate garden spaces. Photos attached.

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Artifical Turf - Indoor Gym - Hastings

Posted 1 day ago

Lay 20m x 2.2 Artificial Turf. Turf Shock Pad has already been laid out and glued down and 2 meters of turf has been glue down on top. The Turf roll has been rolled out with the necessary cutouts made for the posts against the wall and for photo demonstration of what needs to be done. Once glued slide flap of turf need to be glued down under carpet tile and rubber tiles. Full can of Adhesive glue is provided along with Trowler and Lino Roller. Needing an expert in turf/flooring to c...

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Planters and instant lawn

Posted 1 day ago

I am looking for a tradesperson to visit my site and advise on the cost of a large planter box job + instant lawn for my garden (approx 8.5m x 5.3m). The soil will need to be prepared in accordance before lawn can be laid. I'd like to also be given a choice of grass, please. I have been let down by a couple of people who have agreed to quote and then haven't been able to. I would prefer you to visit the site as it needs to be seen before quoting. Thank you.

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Replace garden edging

Posted 2 days ago

Wooden railway sleeper retaining wall/garden edging has rotted. Needs to be removed and replaced with bricks or concrete blocks. Aprrox 5m long and 30cm high

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Artificial grass installation

Posted 2 days ago

An area of approx 6.5 by 4.5 m needs artificial grass put down at our residential home. It is an existing grass area but the grass has died due to our dogs. Would like the job done asap. And how much it will cost please. Thank you

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Outdoor Makeover

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, We're wanting a to pull shrubs and possibly trees out, raise the front grass area to level it out and build a fence for some privacy, ready lawn would need to be layed in the are. Considering putting in an irrigation system but that would have to be discussed at the time. A new pathway needs to be put in linking into the new area, looking at 5 long steps. Hoping to get this completed within the next 3-4 months

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Small patch of turf to be cut.

Posted 2 days ago

I need some turf cut out. About 20m2

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Stones and rocks

Posted 3 days ago

Box a five metre footpath , sand level and lay rocks and stones.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 153,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Basic landscaping including planting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Design - Site consultation and plans only

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pathway required down side of house , 11m x 1m approx

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large planter box


8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete patio and Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small courtyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving front entrance and deck restaining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lay stone chips

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscape Design (Design Only)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal and disposal of plants & tropicals

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden layout

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Planting Tress

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hardscaping for garden project


24th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Big paving job - labour only


23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backyard work

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

22nd December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Level an area of section in order to put an above ground pool on it.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining and drainage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Backyard rredo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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