Areas Serviced

·      Palmerston North

·      Kelvin Grove 


Services Offered 

·      Lawn Mowing

·      Hedge Trimming

·      Gardening 


If your lawns are looking a little worse for wear in Kelvin Grove and the greater Palmerston North area, then Doug Bidlake is the man to call. Doug is proud to be your local Crewcut franchise owner, taking care of many Palmerston North properties.


While Doug’s primary service is lawn mowing, he’s more than happy to carry out hedge trimming and gardening for his long-term clients. If customers reward him with ongoing business, he rewards them with a full range of services to keep their yards in tip-top shape.


Doug makes his way around Palmerston North with his Testarossa mower and Stihl weed eater and blower. He enjoys using a Testarossa mower over other models due to its lightweight frame. He also believes that Stihl products are cost effective and get the job done to a high standard. 


While Doug enjoys his work and client interactions, he didn’t always work in lawn care. Instead, he owned a dairy for six years. After seeing a Crewcut trailer, he inquired about the possibility of a franchise. Working outside appealed to him at that point in his life.


Once he joined the team, he never looked back. He loves working with his customers, completing all jobs to a high standard, and the easy navigation of Palmerston North. He also does all the invoicing, machinery maintenance, and accounts himself, while enjoying the flexible work-life balance that lawn care services allow. 


Doug also has wise words of advice for anyone who thinks that lawn care and working outside might be for them. 

 “Make sure it’s what you want to do.”