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 East Melbourne

Great worker, turned up on time and cleaned up afterwards. Can definitely recommend.

Pick up and spread mulch

$60

Johnrey is great. Reliable. Hard worker. Great Airtasker.

Weeding and mulch spread.

$80

Well done, thanks

Weeding, possibly mulching

$80

Brandon's communication was clear and concise. He arrived exactly on time with the necessary equipment to complete the job. He carry out the work quickly and well. Wouldn't hesitate to engage him again and recommend him to others. Thanks for a great job Brandon.

Spread mulch in garden beds 1m3

$100

Great job done.. Shaun done more than expected.. will highly recommend him to anyone..

Conver mulch area to buffalo grass 60m2

$50

Great work. As promised Paul turned up, removed all the garden waste and left the driveway spotless. I would highly recommend Paul.

Remove or Mulch garden waste

$400

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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 East Melbourne

Handy person for gardening and mulching

$25

Box Hill South VIC 3128, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Need a person that can help with mulching around the garden. Happy to pay per hour rate...

Move mulch from a house to another (1km apart)and spread on front yard

$10

Doncaster VIC, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Hi Need someone to move mulch from one person’s house to another person’s house and spread it on the front yard. Will need a Ute or some way of moving mulch from one house to the other house. Preferably needs to get done between today (Sat 24 Feb) and/or tomorrow (Sun 25 Feb). Please provide quotes. Have put an amount just to get the task up. Please send ur quotes. Thanks

Mulching the yard and topping up pebbels

$400

Templestowe Lower VIC, Australia

23rd Feb 2024

Mulching the backyard strip around 25 aw meters and topping the pebbles in the front around 10 square meters and pressure clean the ground. Pls some flowering suggestions Type of gardening: Other, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes

Garden mulching.

$350

Surrey Hills VIC, Australia

19th Feb 2024

Mulch will be delivered to house and placed on front driveway. Will need to be wheelbarrowed to back garden and spread along long back wall of fence. (Approx 18metres) Distance between front of house to back is about 25 metres. It’s really just a labouring job, doesn’t require a skilled gardener. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: Yes

Remove bushes and mulch

$200

Balwyn North VIC 3104, Australia

18th Feb 2024

Bushes to be removed all along the fence and mulched at site.

Move mulch pile

$400

Doncaster East VIC, Australia

18th Feb 2024

About 8 cu metres of mulch needs to distributed about garde beds Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes

Mulch or chip Branches already cut down from tree

$100

Burwood VIC, Australia

17th Feb 2024

Branch trimmed at yard, need service for chipping in mulch

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Gardening, mulching, and cleaning

$700

Doncaster East VIC 3109, Australia

26th Jan 2024

Installing a garden bed frame, mulching, general cleaning - Due date: Flexible

Laying mulch and weed mat (mulch and weed mat will be supplied)

$60

Doncaster VIC, Australia

25th Jan 2024

Need weed mat and mulch laid for the areas shown in the photo as well as the side of the house - Due date: Before Sunday, 28 January 2024

Tree Mulching

$150

Kew East VIC, Australia

16th Jan 2024

Green waste mulching or disposal, mostly leaves - Due date: Before Friday, 19 January 2024

Tree mulching

$100

Camberwell VIC, Australia

13th Jan 2024

Mulch small tress that I have cut down and cN help take from back of house to front. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 14 January 2024

Hard worker and went above and beyond so would recommend him. Thank you heaps for a great job

Putting mulch on garden

$400

Doncaster VIC, Australia

7th Jan 2024

Putting Mulch on garden Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 9 January 2024

Tidy mow, weed, remulch, pick up cigarette butts ect

$100

Templestowe VIC, Australia

6th Jan 2024

to tidy, mow, weed, remulch, pick up cigarette butts ect Type of gardening: Garden cleanup, Weeding Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 7 January 2024

Need to turn cut down tree branches into mulch for garden beds

$100

Box Hill North VIC, Australia

5th Jan 2024

We had cut down tress and there are lots of branches with leaves and tree trunks to be turned into mulch. We need someone here with a mulching machine to mulch them but leave the mulch here so we can use the mulch for the garden beds. Do you charge by the hours? - Due date: Before Monday, 15 January 2024

Mulch and build up soil level throughout the lawns and gardens

$300

Camberwell, Victoria, Australia

15th Dec 2023

Hey there, just need to get soil delivered so we can build up the lawns and garden beds. Rale bark, weeding, 6 hours worth of work potentially - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 16 December 2023

Tatenda was an incredibly hard worker, kind, loyal and understood the task ahead of him and got it done. Thanks heaps mate, all the best.

Dig up soil and mulch and get rid of it.

$100

Balwyn North VIC, Australia

6th Dec 2023

I need some soil/mulch dug up and disposed of. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Thursday, 7 December 2023

Spreading mulch in native garden

$300

Blackburn South VIC, Australia

3rd Dec 2023

Spreading a delivery of Mulch over native front garden to top up what is there Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Saturday, 9 December 2023

Daniel was very helpful and knew what to do. Very willing to help out.

5hrs mulching garden beds in Surrey Hills VIC today

$200

Surrey Hills VIC 3127, Australia

14th Nov 2023

Mulching of garden beds. One level. No steps at all. Helping on a job. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 15 November 2023

Easy going guy. Happy to do the work. Pleasant to work with.

Put the mulch in the garden bed

$50

Burwood East VIC, Australia

27th Sep 2023

Put this much of mulch to the back yard garden bed, normal access. Wheelbarrow and shelve provided. Only about 10 -15 something meters from the pile to the garden bed Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 28 September 2023

On time, hard working, got everything done perfectly. Highly recommended!

Spread mulch

$600

Ashburton VIC, Australia

31st Aug 2023

We are looking to mulch our garden on Saturday. We estimate 8 cubic metres of tree mulch will be required. It is for both the front and back yard and it is a very large garden (mulch about 500 square metres) with some steps so it's not a simple job. We are looking for 2 people, preferably one who is an experienced landscaper or gardener who will take care not to damage trees and plants. We will arrange the mulch and can provide the wheelbarrow and equipment. The mulch will be on our driveway so it has to be done Saturday afternoon! Photos attached. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Above 300m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 2 September 2023

Luke and Jeremy were great. Friendly, hard working and completed the job as agreed. We would not hesitate to recommend and will use them again.