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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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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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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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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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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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Grass

Posted 4 hours ago

Hi I am looking for natural grass rolls for my lawn area . It around 35sqm

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Small Retaining wall and landscaping

Posted 6 hours ago

Looking for someone to build a small retaining wall, even out a backyard and potentially build a stairwell.

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Mourea retaining wall #2

Posted 7 hours ago

A new retaining wall of around 14 metres long and 1.2 to 1.5 metres high to be built close by and as back up support for an existing 30 year old punga garden retaining wall which is starting to fall to pieces. I would like a treated timber wall, but open to suggestions as to which type of timber to be used, including punga logs. I am looking for at least ten years of life, preferably 15-20 years, but want to keep the cost down. Access either end, and power and water close by. Work to be start...

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Keystone Retaining wall #3

Posted 9 hours ago

I'm needing a retaining wall built that is 1.2 high at the highest point and tapering off to only a block high. Need someone to come to site to show you exactly what i want.

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Mulching

Posted 10 hours ago

Job is , laying down weed mat over a large lawn area and covering with a thick layer of mulch. A small machine will be required to do this as it is to go partly over our septic tank drainage field and we do not want to damage this. about 7 truck loads of mulch. Area is at the front of the property and can be accessed easily. Labour only or quote to supply

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Pavers

Posted 11 hours ago

laying pavers on patio 130m2

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Remove grass

Posted 12 hours ago

I have an are of grass I want lifted as I want to put into garden

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Landscaping

Posted 12 hours ago

Garden edging to 3 different areas, concrete pavers under clothesline

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Retaining wall using railway sleepers no building consent required

Posted 13 hours ago

Basically looking for quotes to help put up a retaining wall less than 1.5 meters in our backyard... photos attached. Back fence connected to a bund in a school reserve. I am thinking to DIY this project however may also consider a professional build if its not going to cost a fortune to put this up. I already have information on where to get bargain sleepers. But i am open to suggestions to make things better ; landscape wise. I have attached photos of ideas i am hoping to achieve....

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Retaining Rockingham Road

Posted 15 hours ago

2x Retaining walls built 1.2 above ground One around 8m long with easy access to site the other around 6m long with narrow access (about 1.5m wide)between existing retaining wall and garage. To retain a slip either side of an existing retaining wall after the floods washed the clay bank down. Quote required. This is for a Client of mine. I can meet you onsite prior to quoting.

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General Landscaping and tidy up - pre sale for 2x properties

Posted 15 hours ago

Hi there, Looking for someone who is able to work independently. I will always be available via phone, and someone will check in every now and then during the day. We have 2 properties that are in need of general care/landscaping prior to sale. The details are listed below: Oratia Driveway - Very rough and bumpy. Filled with potholes. Need someone to collect gravel/fill and get that driveway feeling more pleasant to drive. General Parking - Needs a good blow to clear all the debris....

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Lawn Repair

Posted 16 hours ago

Hi there, We are looking for a lawn repair at our rental property. The lawn is approximately 3 x 4 metres. Cheers,

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Increase the height of rock pillar and wall

Posted 18 hours ago

the height of current rock pillar is too low to keep my dog in I would like to increase the height of the rock pillar

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Levelling front yard

Posted 1 day ago

Have recently done an add on to the house and deposited the excavated soil in a large hole out the front. Now needing the front yard levelled ready to sow grass soon. Area is approx 5m x 15m

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Small paving job

Posted 1 day ago

A flat area, measuring approx 3650x 5100. We will use pavers best suited to area, simplest to fit with as little cutting as poss. Need area prepared, tiles laid.

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Lots of landscaping work on a new build section

Posted 1 day ago

looking for somebody who can work away un assisted at landscaping tasks . Paving small retaining walls pathways edging ect . Vegie gardens to be built and lawns to be planted as well . Looking for a good deal .

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Large planter box deck feature

Posted 1 day ago

We wish to have built on our deck a couple of planter boxes. Approximate dimensions are 600mm wide x 600mm tall with one 5000mm long and a second one (connecting roughly at right angle) about 2500m long. Refer to the photos which show string on the deck laying out the rough dimensions. The pots mark the two ends. Note - the rear wall is not perpendicular to the fence line. Exact specifications, including materials to be determined after discussion with the builder. We can wait a few w...

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Landscaping design and work

Posted 1 day ago

We are needing landscaping ideas and quotes for landscaping. We may need to spread the soil we have across the landscaping areas and need topsoil, lawn preparation.

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Artificial grass

Posted 1 day ago

Looking to install artificial grass around a swimming pool and the surrounding area as highlighted orange in the attached photo. Measurement are approximate, but should pretty close to final requirements. The house is under construction and the pool is planned to be installed in Dec 2020. Would be looking to complete project either Dec 2020 or Jan 2021. This is a level lifestyle section that has topsoil and we want to build up the level as the house sits about 300mm above ground level now s...

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Hydro seed and prep, garden edging with bark

Posted 2 days ago

Hi after a quote for hydroseed and garden edging, new build expected to be completed in 4-6 weeks.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 168,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Step required on gravel path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gravel and Bricks Path/Paved Area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small courtyard pavers

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Excavation and Retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repaving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small garden needs garden retaining wall and garden edging to match

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

78 Tautari St

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

raised garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3 level terraced lawns

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Landscaping - Blank Lifestyle Block Near Greytown

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hardfill removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hebe16

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

19th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patio paving

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

designing and choosing plants

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

15th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping design & construction

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining Wall and a handrail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving stones and gravel


10th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stones and rocks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pencarrow

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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