A person spreading mulch in a garden bed, distributing the the dark brown organic material around plants and flowers.
A person spreading mulch in a garden bed, distributing the the dark brown organic material around plants and flowers.

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Recent Mulching reviews in Cairns

Nice guy and easy to work with. His job is immaculate and turns up on time. Would definitely recommend him 😊

Mulching and footpath installation


Arrived on time and worked hard to get the job done!

Mulching gardens


Mik was great. Worked really hard to get the job done.

Weeding and mulching


Great job, very happy but he left without saying goodbye so I didn't get to thank him in person!

Small job: weeding/planting/mulching


Professional, hard working, and self motivated. Will definitely use again.

Mulching and garden labour


Great to deal with and completed the task exactly how we wanted. Highly recommended!

Carrying and Spreading of Garden mulch


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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 in Cairns

Move sand, dirt and mulch to garden


Machans Beach QLD, Australia

31st Mar 2024

fill a bricked in garden bed with sand, dirt and mulch (big all day job for two)! Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No

10 X 8 MTR area to be weeded, weed matted & mulched


Stratford QLD, Australia

11th Mar 2024

Garden to be weeded & mulched. Also weed matted Type of gardening: Weeding Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: No

You can expect a great product

Garden weeding and mulching


Parramatta Park QLD, Australia

5th Feb 2024

Weeding, edging and mulching garden beds 3 hrs work Type of gardening: Weeding, Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No

Recommend future customers provide a very a detailed scope in writing to avoid issues.

Lay garden mulch


Mount Sheridan QLD 4868, Australia

26th Oct 2023

Someone to lay garden mulch for elderly mother. Approx 7 metres of mulch.

Mulch garden


Mount Sheridan QLD, Australia

11th Oct 2023

Spread mulch in the garden. Wheelbarrow and fork/shovel provided. Likely a days work for one person Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

He was a steady hard & thorough worker who remained polite and cheerful the whole day despite the heat. Would def use again and recommend highly!

Weeding and mulching - hourly rate


Whitfield QLD, Australia

7th Oct 2023

Weeding and mulching our large yard in Whitfield. We are looking for someone who might be able to weed and keep things under control on a regular basis. It doesn't all have to be done in one hit. - Due date: Flexible - Due date: Flexible

Mulch garden beds


Brinsmead QLD, Australia

4th Sep 2023

supply and spread of mulch Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Thursday, 14 September 2023

Garden weeded and re mulched


Mooroobool QLD, Australia

7th Aug 2023

garrden bed weeded and remulched Type of gardening: Weeding Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Planting on terraced garden and mulch laid


Woree QLD, Australia

15th Jun 2023

require quote for planting out a terraced garden and mulch spread. Owner can supply plants/mulch if preferred. Address can be provided for drive by quote as tenant in place. - Due date: Flexible

Weeding and mulching


Goldsborough QLD, Australia

3rd Mar 2023

Need to weed and mulch our property - Due date: Flexible

Mulching bamboo


Clifton Beach QLD, Australia

23rd Jan 2023

mulching of cut bamboo Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

Bamboo mulching


Clifton Beach QLD, Australia

22nd Jan 2023

bamboo needs to be mulched Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

Yard tidy up ,remove palm fronds and mulching .


Cairns North QLD, Australia

15th Nov 2022

- Due date: Before Sunday, 20 November 2022

Planting & mulching


Redlynch QLD, Australia

26th Oct 2022

I need around 10 new plants planted in my garden, and then the whole back garden beds mulched. I have all tools & will arrange delivery of the mulch. - Due date: Before Friday, 4 November 2022

Fantastic. Incredibly hard worker, great job.

Spreading of garden mulch.


Trinity Beach QLD, Australia

20th Sep 2022

4 cubic metres of garden mulch to be spread in garden beds. Level block, easy access, bit some sections still easy but fiddly around pavers. Mulch will be delivered to driveway so all you need is yourself and a barrow. We need someone who is careful with good attention to detail please! Based on last time, it was around 5 hours work. I have attached pics of the sort of areas needing to be done - Due date: Flexible

Prompt, keen, detailed and a hard worker! Highly recommended.. Thanks Ty

Mulching/ Gardening


Gordonvale QLD, Australia

24th Jun 2022

I need 6 cubic meters of mulch moved - Due date: Flexible

Garden labour to mulch garden beds


Kewarra Beach QLD, Australia

6th May 2022

Regular garden care including mowing but now require help to mulch small garden beds will pay cash $30 an hour. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 May 2022

Garden and yard maintenance, hedging tree pruning mulching


Redlynch QLD, Australia

27th Apr 2022

Large garden and yard on acreage but only smaller area around house and garage area needs mulching hedging pruning and lopping. No green waste bin, but some small green waste can be sumped on property. - Due date: Before Sunday, 8 May 2022

Mulching garden maintenance


Caravonica QLD, Australia

27th Mar 2022

Like to get a quote for mulching a garden - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 28 March 2022

Weeding, Trimming, Mulching


Brinsmead QLD, Australia

22nd Mar 2022

I need a semi experienced person to help with gardening work. Some hand weeding, (some weed poisoning), trimming, general tidy and mulching. Tell me what you can do and experience. - Due date: Before Saturday, 26 March 2022

Good Work Jay, Thanks.