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Awesome job, everything done perfectly and tidied up well after. Highly recommend

Weeding and distributing mulch


Good work & delivered on time Thanks

Spread mulch


Delightfully positive and capable human being with a passion for improving gardens. We struck gold finding Jo. She's helped us to prepare a house for sale and we are extremely happy with her services. Thanks Jo!

I need weeding and mulching


Shaun is the the most remarkable worker I have ever known- Fast / Extremely Efficient & just so polite. I would have Shaun in my Home anytime he feels like dropping in. Cheers Denise Brady- Geebung

Spread two & a half sq.meters of Forest mulch


Great job spreading the mulch through my garden. Peter was polite, hard working, efficient and tidy. Very happy customer. Thanks Peter.

Spread mulch in garden


Will was great. Definitely work with him again.

Help to spread mulch in a garden








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Why book a mulching service through Airtasker?

Mulching is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy, great-looking garden. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time and effort, especially if you have a big yard. If you want to cross mulching off your to-do list quickly, without the hassle of doing it yourself, book a local mulching service through Airtasker!

Our platform lets you connect with trusted, budget-friendly, and experienced mulching specialists near you. You don’t have to take a chance on an obscure service provider without a single customer review. When you post a task on Airtasker, you can check customer reviews and ratings before hiring someone for the job.

Plus, you get to specify your location and budget! This way, overpriced, out-of-town experts can be a thing of the past. Best of all, it takes only minutes to book an appointment! To start requesting a mulching service near you, select the “Post a task” button now. Fill out the task post, then get quotes from mulching specialists in your area. From there, simply look through Tasker profiles and offers, and pick the Tasker you like best.

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Top Mulching related questions

Usually, you’ll need one cubic yard of mulch to cover a 324 square foot area with 1 inch of mulch. If your mulch is made of coarser material, you may need a 3-4 inch layer. Be careful, though, since too much or too little mulch can harm your plants. A Tasker can advise you on how much mulch your garden needs. 

Mulch preserves moisture, prevents weeds from spreading, and improves plant growth. Good, regular mulching helps deliver necessary nutrients to your soil and plants. Without mulching, you’ll have to water your plants a lot more often and have to deal with issues like weeds and soil erosion. 

You can usually find mulching supplies in a nearby garden or home improvement store. Some Taskers may offer bulk mulch delivery in your area, along with the actual mulching service. Please confirm with your Tasker if their mulching service includes the mulch materials. Alternatively, you can post a separate task for mulch delivery. 

It depends on your garden’s needs, including the thickness of your mulch. Some gardening experts recommend watering after mulching to help the mulch “settle in.” This step also prevents the mulch from actually blocking the water out! 

It’s better to plant first then mulch later because too much fresh mulch can kill plants. Also, it can be tedious to scrape the mulch away to plant seeds or transfer seedlings. But if you’ve already laid down the mulch, you can consult with an experienced landscaping specialist as to how you can successfully grow plants after mulching. 

It’s best to mulch AFTER planting or even after your plants have started growing. Not only is this easier to do, but it also keeps you from accidentally burying the tender seedlings and shoots under layers of soil and heavy mulch. 

What do mulching services include?

Buying and spreading mulch doesn’t have to take a lot of time, money, and effort—especially when a mulching specialist is within arm’s reach! When you book a mulching service through Airtasker, you can expect your Tasker to take care of this labor-intensive yet crucial part of maintaining a garden. Here’s what a typical mulching service will include: 

Picking and buying the right mulch 

First, the Tasker may assess your garden and determine the kind of mulch it needs. Shredded bark is quite common and easy to apply, for example, but isn’t as nutritious for the soil. Household waste such as grass clippings, leaves, and compost is beneficial for the soil but isn’t great at preventing weeds. Shredded leaves and pine needles are also great for mulching. A thinner mulch made of grass clippings and straw may be easier to use and more suitable for vegetable gardens.  

The Tasker can also help you figure out how much mulch to buy based on the size of your yard, the thickness required, and your budget. You can provide the supply budget and send your Tasker to the garden center. Otherwise, you can book a mulch delivery service to get the materials sent straight to your doorstep.  

Preparing the garden beds

Once the supplies are ready, the Tasker starts clearing the flower and vegetable beds. They’ll tidy up and other debris, then scrape off the old mulch. Next, they’ll check if your beds require watering and an application of herbicide. This is the best time to get the moisture and weedkiller in since the mulch will help hold them. Then, the mulching specialist may uproot any weeds lingering in the garden. 

Spreading the mulch 

Now, it’s time to spread that mulch! The Tasker may put on a layer that’s around 1-4 inches thick—just enough to keep the moisture in and keep weeds out, but not so thick that no water reaches the soil. Ideally, the Tasker should avoid creating “mulch volcanoes,” which can become hotbeds for pests, rot, and diseases that can spread around your garden. 

Take note that for ornamentals, mulch should be at least 3 inches away from the base of each plant. But if you’re growing vegetables, the Tasker needs to apply mulch around the base to help them retain moisture and prevent weeds. 

Mulching trees

Tree mulching has many benefits, so you should consider booking a tree mulching service. A Tasker can spread mulch over the trees in your garden. This process protects young trees, provides much-needed nutrition, and reduces the threat of other plants and weeds. If you have an old or damaged tree, you can also hire a tree surgeon who can safely and correctly prune and treat trees. 

Recent Mulching tasks

Mulch 2 large piles of garden cuttings


Ivanhoe VIC, Australia

26th Feb 2024

I have 2 large piles of garden cuttings I'd like them mulched /chipped or taken away please. If you mulch, I would like to keep the mulch. Thank you

Help with distributing mulch at my house


Turramurra NSW, Australia

26th Feb 2024

Distributing mulch around garden

Lawn mowing/Snipping & Mulching


Moonee Ponds VIC 3039, Australia

26th Feb 2024

Mow the grass snip the backyard (area approx 30mX10m) incluing fenceline, side and back of the house, round the trees etc. Tidy up side of the house and spread mulch in the small front garden (area approx 10m X 5m). Move pot plants from the lawn and place along the fenceline. Remove clippings from the property. Fixed price or Hourly Rate

Take my pile of mulch!! Asap


Nollamara WA, Australia

26th Feb 2024

Approx 5 cubes of mulch, need gone asap

Hedging, trimming bushes, weeding, mulching.


Nicholls ACT, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Hedging, shaping some bushes, clearing away leaves, general tidy up. Could be a regular service. Type of gardening: Weeding, Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Above 300m² Has green waste bin: Yes

Remove plants, weeds, grasses from front yard and lay pine mulch


Stanmore NSW, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Remove existing plants, bushes, weeds, grasses (excepting the Japanese maple) down to the topsoil . Break up and turn the topsoil to remove weeds and cover in Pine Bark Mulch. Must remove green waste and provide pine bark mulch to be laid. Type of gardening: Other, Garden cleanup, Weeding Size of garden: small inner city, 3.5 x 4.5m Has green waste bin: No

Gardening, weeding, mulching


Ryanston VIC 3992, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Weeding garden beds, mulching

Remove all the grass/trees and install weed mat + mulch


Mount Pritchard NSW, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Remove grass/trees and install weedmat + mulch (or anything to stop the grass/trees from growing back). - No green waste bin - Maybe better to come see in person for yourself to quote properly

Gardening (Mulch garden beds), weeding and mowing


Secret Harbour WA, Australia

21st Feb 2024

Needing my front and back lawn mowed it’s small so won’t be a massive job. Also Whipper Snipped here and there and weeding done. Also need garden beds to be mulched and weeded it’s a small garden bed. Also just a general sweep of the pavements. All for a house inspection needs to be done on Friday anytime between 9am-2pm or on weekend after 11:30am. I do have a green waste bin although it is already full to max so would need to take any excess with you. Type of gardening: Garden cleanup, Weeding, Lawn mowing, Whipper snipping Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: No

Matt did a wonderful job with tidying up my yard for my house inspection! Would definitely recommend 👍🏼 Thank you!

Mulch loading


Murrumba Downs QLD 4503, Australia

19th Feb 2024

Please provide offer: 4m3 Mulch loading for gardens(expecting 4-5hours)

Good helper will use him again

Garden Mulch


Frankston South VIC, Australia

19th Feb 2024

Require 1.5m of garden mulch to be spread between front and back gardens. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes

Efficient and professional. Lady was also lovely person to deal with.

Move mulch from front to back garden


Nollamara WA, Australia

17th Feb 2024

Move mulch from front to rear garden. Have wheelbarrow, pitchfork etc there, just need a strong pair of hands! Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No

Kezang is a highly efficient worker who gets the job done!

Spreading mulch to garden beds


Mill Park VIC, Australia

14th Feb 2024

spreading 2 cubic meters of mulch to garden beds. approx 30-40 m2. Materials will be delivered sometime today and required your own wheelbarrow to make it easier. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes

Great work. Highly recommended.

Spread mulch across our verge


Hamilton Hill WA, Australia

13th Feb 2024

I have had a large pile of mulch delivered on our front verge. I need it spread out across the verge only. Car sized pile but small verge I am not well enough at the moment to do this

Rebecca was prompt, on time and her attention to detail was appreciated. Would highly recommend and will contact her again for future work.

68 cubic metres of mulch to be spread


Narrabundah ACT, Australia

13th Feb 2024

68 cubic metres of mulch needs to be spread around 2 areas of playground equipment. The mulch is to be spread to approx. 20-30cm depth. The mulch has been dumped on the edge of both playgrounds. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: No

Emad was very professional. Job was very well done and he was a great communicator.

Move mulch in our garden


Mount Eliza VIC, Australia

10th Feb 2024

We have 10m3 of mulch that needs to be wheelbarrowed into garden beds around our 1 acre block of land. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Above 300m² Has green waste bin: Yes

Rob is incredibly hard working, excellent at communication, punctual and friendly. Would recommend Rob any day of the week!

Mulch disposal, lawn mow, pull weeds today


Point Cook VIC, Australia

9th Feb 2024

Mow the lawn ( medium) Remove 5/6 bags of mulch. Already gathered together. Pull weeds As pictured Need done today Disposal to be done by tasker. Bin won’t fit mulch Point cook Type of gardening: Weeding, Lawn mowing, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes

Super prompt communication, Excellent service. Super impressed

Gardener to remove weed and lay mulch


Robina QLD 4226, Australia

7th Feb 2024

Remove the weed, already dead, and lay mulch. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 14 February 2024

Great job, Tristan. Timely done and quality above expectations.

Spread mulch over garden bed


Lane Cove NSW, Australia

7th Feb 2024

Spread 3 cubic meters of mulch across garden bed in frontyard and backyard. Mulch is already delivered and is sitting on driveway. Need to protect existing flowers/plants. Backyard access is via side path which has 5 stairs (see last two photos) Wheel barrow is not available. Bring your own. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes

Very quick to show up and complete the task on the same day posted. Worked very hard till late evening and delivered a clean job. Very satisfied with the results.

Weeding and mulching


Lawnton QLD, Australia

5th Feb 2024

Needing about 3-4hrs of weeding and mulching done. Sugar cane mulch will be supplied. Purely need the labour. At a guess there's about 20sqm of gardens to weed (some have minmial weeds as already mulched). There's another log garden bed that purely needs mulching as well. Photos of each garden with description of work needed for each. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 6 February 2024

Fantastic job! Great communication and very prompt. Perfect Airtasker! Cheers mate