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Landscaper recommendation

By Shercom - 4 July 2014 14

We want to replace our grass with loose gravel, and replace the dead plants in our hedge.   Small front area and even smaller side area. In Crace.   Not up to doing it ourselves.  We’d like a neat and permanent job.  Any recommendations?

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jennybel75 9:42 am
04 Jul 14
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Duncan Fallon, A Few Good Men, 0424 757 346.

http://afewgoodmenptyltd.com.au/

Did an excellent job with our new property.

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DeadlySchnauzer 10:33 am
04 Jul 14
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http://www.dimensiongardenscape.com.au/

Did great work for us on a similar small job.

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Shercom 12:24 pm
04 Jul 14
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Thanks Jenny and Deadly.

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Wini 1:29 am
05 Jul 14
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Ashley Wettern Services – Ashley will do anything from weeding and general clean-up all the way to landscape design and planting recommendations. He did my entire back yard landscaping(including paving), has since worked for two friends (big landscape jobs), and maintains my parent’s yard (2 hours a fortnight). He is a champion, particularly in that no job is too small, or too mucky. His number is 0408 507 292.

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Deborah 10:49 am
05 Jul 14
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My once beautiful garden has been neglected for a year now and the weeds have taken over. I’ve rung service garden businesses and been quoted $40-$80/hour to remove the weeds. I used to pay $20/hour cash ten years ago. Does anyone pay less than $40/hour? No tools required.

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Elf 2:22 pm
07 Jul 14
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Deborah said :

My once beautiful garden has been neglected for a year now and the weeds have taken over. I’ve rung service garden businesses and been quoted $40-$80/hour to remove the weeds. I used to pay $20/hour cash ten years ago. Does anyone pay less than $40/hour? No tools required.

Who would work for $20 per hour these days? Going rate is $50-70 per hour. You might find a cashie with no insurance for $40. I charged $35 in 1989.

Remember your in Canberra where the average income is over $70000PA and even bus drivers earn nearly $35ph plus super, plus sickies, plus uniform, plus 6 weeks annual leave a year.

Any business earning less than $50 should go drive buses!

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Ben_Dover 5:01 pm
07 Jul 14
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Northsouth contractiors.

Not only will they do a great job, but you will be supporting a worthy charity as well.

“NorthSouth Contractors has established a reputation as a friendly and reliable provider of garden and home maintenance services at a fair price. With a growing list of regular customers, the business is giving trainees the chance to gain skills in delivering quality services while undertaking qualifications in related areas such as horticulture and landscape design. “

“NorthSouth Contractors services:”

“Lawn mowing
Gardening
Tree trimming
Rubbish removals
Yard maintenance
Small furniture removals”

“41B David Street, O’Connor ACT 2602
PO Box 6216, O’Connor ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6246 7100 Fax: 02 6205 1293 Email: vista@mifellowship.org

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Maya123 6:02 pm
07 Jul 14
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Elf said :

Who would work for $20 per hour these days?

Child care workers.

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Elf 10:49 am
09 Jul 14
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Maya123 said :

Elf said :

Who would work for $20 per hour these days?

Child care workers.

Plus super plus leave etc probably closer to $25 as a package. Still way below worth. Unfortuately though to pay more some one has to pay for it, be it taxpayer or parent.

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Maya123 11:16 am
09 Jul 14
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Elf said :

Maya123 said :

Elf said :

Who would work for $20 per hour these days?

Child care workers.

Plus super plus leave etc probably closer to $25 as a package. Still way below worth. Unfortuately though to pay more some one has to pay for it, be it taxpayer or parent.

After retiring I worked part-time in child care for a couple of years, initially on $19 an hour and then $20 an hour after it was topped up by the government. I did get superannuation, but it was almost all eaten up by superannuation insurance which is the default and which I didn’t know about till too late, so I have no superannuation from this. I admit I should have checked, but it was so little I was slack. Being retired with other superannuation, I had no use for this insurance at all, so all it did was take away the little money I would have got from this superannuation. So my salary from this job ended up being $19/$20 an hour – no more, as I didn’t receive the superannuation.

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Maya123 11:18 am
09 Jul 14
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Maya123 said :

Elf said :

Maya123 said :

Elf said :

Who would work for $20 per hour these days?

Child care workers.

Plus super plus leave etc probably closer to $25 as a package. Still way below worth. Unfortuately though to pay more some one has to pay for it, be it taxpayer or parent.

After retiring I worked part-time in child care for a couple of years, initially on $19 an hour and then $20 an hour after it was topped up by the government. I did get superannuation, but it was almost all eaten up by superannuation insurance which is the default and which I didn’t know about till too late, so I have no superannuation from this. I admit I should have checked, but it was so little I was slack. Being retired with other superannuation, I had no use for this insurance at all, so all it did was take away the little money I would have got from this superannuation. So my salary from this job ended up being $19/$20 an hour – no more, as I didn’t receive the superannuation.

I should have said this was casual rates (no holiday or sick leave), so this hourly rate was higher than for workers who get sick and holiday leave.

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Shercom 9:22 am
10 Jul 14
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Update: Duncan answered his phone, rang me back, made a time, turned up, and was professional. The other one recommended, Dimension, invited contact via their website, but I’ve heard nothing. I have just sent a text to the 3rd recommendation, inviting him to ring on a break.

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canberra_review 2:01 pm
18 Nov 14
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If you still need someone try http://www.insit-u.com.au
They do carpentry and landscaping.

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plootensnooten 5:24 pm
07 Jun 15
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Blades Landscaping.
Very happy with their work on my new driveway. Great team. Polite, reliable.

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