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A person pruning some flowers, surrounded by lush green foliage.

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Recent Pruning reviews in Ballarat

Great job, thank you!

Weeding and Pruning!


Mark is a treasure. Many thank, again, S

Mowing, pruning, mulching


Thanks Simon. I can see the front of the house again. Much appreciated. Prompt and professional.

Tree prune / shape


Warren did a great job and has a lot of knowledge and experience.

Pruning petosperims


Lincoln was a fantastic Air Tasker find. He listened and understood all that was required and did a great job. He even offered value add advice and suggestions. I'll be using him again.

Garden tidy and pruning


A tough job done well. Excellent result, pleasure to deal with, will be definitely using services again.

Gardening - mow, weeding, pruning, clean up


What's the average cost of a pruning expert in Ballarat

$115 - $287







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What do pruning services include?

An experienced pruning specialist can handle cutting your trees, shrubs, hedges, and other plants. Pruning (or cutting away dead or overgrown branches and stems) improves a plant’s health and appearance. 

If it’s your first time getting a Tasker to prune your plants, here’s a rundown of what they may do when they get to work on your garden: 

Removing debris and old growth 

The Tasker will usually check the plant for dead wood or flowers and remove those bits. They’ll keep the young growth intact. They may also remove old branches if there are new ones below them. 


Afterward, a Tasker can take away your pile of garden waste and dispose of it properly. Do you suddenly need a tool that neither you nor your Tasker has? In which case, you can book delivery service to get that set of secateurs or long-reach pruners for your last-minute gardening needs. 

Deciding on a shape for the plants 

The Tasker will typically assess if a plant needs to be pruned to a certain shape (if the plant is new), or if they need to trim it back to follow a certain look. For example, pyramid shapes allow for plenty of light, great for apple and pear trees. 


You can also discuss how you’d like your shrubs or trees to look with your Tasker! Your specialist will then try to achieve your vision for your garden or yard.    

Pruning the plants 

When pruning plants and trees, the Tasker needs to make good, clean cuts that finish at a point of growth. They’ll get rid of unproductive wood and make sure to encourage the growth of new shoots that will result in lots of fruits and flowers. 


The pruning process may vary depending on the type of plant: 

  • Plants may be pruned back by around 1/3 of their current growth. If it’s a flowering plant, the specialist may cut back the dead flower stems and stem tops. 

  • For hedges, the Tasker will typically follow your desired shape (e.g., a ball). Or, they may trim the sides of a hedge first, pruning the top last. The lowest parts of a hedge should be wider than the top. This structure lets the lower part of the plant get enough sunlight. 

  • As for trees, the pruning specialist may ensure the tree keeps growing laterally instead of upwards. For more complex tree trimming services, consider hiring a tree surgeon.  


Speaking of trimming back overgrown plants, did you know you can also book a lawn mowing service through Airtasker? Simply select the “Post a task” button to schedule an appointment! 

Recent Pruning tasks in Ballarat

Someone to weed garden and prune trees and roses


Ballarat VIC, Australia

17th Feb 2024

the garden is very overgrown at the moment need lots of pruning, branch cutting, weeding Type of gardening: Weeding, Hedge trimming, Whipper snipping, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: Yes

Prune 8 trees. 2 lge trees over path. Remove 1 hedge,weed sm garden .


Alfredton VIC, Australia

8th Oct 2023

Prune large trees Type of gardening: Weeding, Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup, Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Before Friday, 13 October 2023

Need my garden weed, lawn,pruning, and tide up.


Newington 維多利亞省澳大利亚

28th Sep 2023

garden weed, lawn ,pruning, and tide up Type of gardening: Lawn mowing, Weeding, Garden cleanup, Hedge trimming Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Very good and professional

I have two old plum trees that need a good prune


Ballarat East VIC, Australia

26th Jul 2023

Two old plum trees need a very good prune…possible removal? No idea re price so please quote…. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

Pruning my roses.


Sebastopol VIC, Australia

3rd Jul 2023

Pruning my roses Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Pruning, gardening and rubbish removal


Daylesford VIC, Australia

19th Jun 2023

Hi I have read your review s and am interested in getting a quote for a winter prune and rubbish removal and then possibly ongoing garden care. Thank you, Cherry

punctual, Did what I asked without me being there, good communication and sense of humour. Highly recommend.

Pruning roses and garden tidy up


Balliang VIC, Australia

1st Jun 2023

need carpet roses pruned agapanthas de headed and general garden tidy up Type of gardening: Weeding, Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes Can pay an hourly rate also all trimming can be left on site - Due date: Flexible

Weeding and heavy pruning of overgrown garden


Golden Point VIC, Australia

1st Mar 2023

Small front garden about 5 x 5 sq m, back garden about twice that size and hedge along one side of house. All need a lot of cutting back, with removal of the green waste. Biggest job in back is an ornamental grapevine that is out of control. I have two council waste vouchers. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Mark was fast and efficient, equipped with all the necessary tools ,and a pleasure to deal with in person. Neglected garden transformed in hours!

Yard cleanup, prune branches, kill weeds


Bealiba VIC, Australia

12th Feb 2023

General tidy-up of garden/remove dead leaves from gum trees, kill weeds etc. - Due date: Flexible

Pruning tree and general tidying of hedge


Ballarat Central VIC 3350, Australia

6th Dec 2022

Pruning and tidying up a tree, tidying up conifers, pruning hedge and archway around gate

Highly recommended! Job done same day as request, great communication, great job done, nice bloke.

Pruning and weeding


Ballarat North VIC, Australia

11th Nov 2022

Pruning of some tall branches Type of gardening: Weeding, Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

General weeding and pruning


Redan VIC, Australia

8th Oct 2022

Hi there! I have visitors coming to stay and realised I've ignored my garden through winter. It needs quite a bit of weeding, basic pruning, and I have grass growing on my driveway that might need to be sprayed. Unfortunately, I need this done by Wednesday late afternoon. If someone could spend 6-7 hours that would be very helpful! Greenwaste would need to be taken to the tip and I would pay for this separately. Thanks :) - Due date: Before Monday, 10 October 2022

Couldn’t recommend Devon highly enough. He finished everything to an amazing standard, and was easy to communicate with. I would highly recommend him. Thanks so much for all the hard work!

Gardening services - Fruit Tree Pruning and General Gardening


Black Hill VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2022

I have a quite small garden but I do have a few fruit trees and a passionfruit vine which need maintenance, as well as weeding, path cleaning, mulching etc. Type of gardening: Weeding, Garden cleanup, Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Prune bush roses


Sebastopol VIC, Australia

12th Sep 2022

I need bush roses pruned Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Prune roses


Lucas VIC 3350, Australia

28th Aug 2022

About 16 roses need annual pruning Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Garden weeding and pruning


Ballarat VIC, Australia

24th Jun 2022

Elderly lady needs middle sized garden weeded and some bushes pruned. Person doing the job needs some understanding of plants in order to weed around the overgrown parts. - Due date: Flexible

Warren was great, turned up on the dot and made a huge difference.

Gardening - pruning and weeding


Canadian VIC, Australia

30th May 2022

There is a vine growing on our pergola that needs cutting back. Will need to access with a ladder (we have one). Also cutting back of small / medium plans that flowered and need to be cut back for winter. Small amount of weeding and clearing of pumpkin patch. There is also some mulch to be distributed, approx 0.5 cubic meters. Have based price on 4 hours of work at $40 an hour. Type of gardening: Weeding, Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Kate did a fantastic job, highly recommend

Regular gardening 3-4 hrs per fortnight - weeding, pruning, mulching


Buninyong VIC 3357, Australia

6th Apr 2022

someone to weed garden beds, prune shrubs, trim trees and hedges (when needed), spread mulch, poison paths, tidy up. Tools and equipment are here. This garden is set out on 3,600 square m, is easily accessible and well laid out. Do not need a mowing service. - Due date: Flexible

Prune shrubs and trees in a garden, general tidy


Ballarat VIC, Australia

5th Apr 2022

Residential Garden is overgrown and needs pruning, including camellias and rhododendrons. approx 2.5m high. And other small trees. Must take clippings away and also take some existing garden clippings away. General tidying up inc sweep driveway and paths. Will suit someone with a trailer or chipper. Price must include all disposal costs. Estimate 3 hours work for one person

Thanks Aaron for taming the garden

Pruning and Weeding Front Yard


Lake Gardens VIC 3355, Australia

4th Mar 2022

Front yard needs hard pruning and weeding. Currently shrubs are overgrown reducing pedestrian footpath and access to meterbox on side of house. Flowers and branches also getting in the way of cars backing in and out of garage. Weeds are overgrown on gravel path and flower beds and small section off flower bed edging needs repair/replacement. - Due date: Flexible

Very friendly and knowledgeable about plants.