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"Jay did fantastic. Very prompt and completed to the job to a high standard. "
"Arrived on time, did a great job and great communication, thanks. "
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"Great communication, prompt service and a quality job. Chelsea and her team were wonderful and won’t hesitate recommendi..."
"Prompt and friendly communication, arrived when they said they would and did a great job. Site left clean and tidy , wil..."
"Such a wonderful couple , did an excellent job highly recommend for all your cleaning needs "
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"Great worker. Turned up and did a terrific job."
"Daisy is lovely, very trustworthy and friendly would absolutely recommend! "
Recent Mulching reviews in Melbourne
Great attention to detail, thanks very much Adam! Highly recommend 👍
Lawn mowing, edging and mulching
Mario did a fantastic job. He was on time, did the work diligently and exceeded expectations. A true professional that I will certainly use on other jobs in the future. Thank you Mario.
Labourer to mulch garden beds and plant shrubs
Hard worker, thanks Robert!
Was on time and did everything that was needed. Would recommend.
Mulch put on garden beds
Willy was fantastic. Turned up on time and did a great job. Highly recommend.
Spreading of Garden Mulch - 4 cubic metres
Thanks Ali, great communication and job competed well.
Weeding & mulching
Average reviews for Mulching Services in Melbourne
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- Get it done now. Pay later.
- Repay in 4 fortnightly instalments
- No interest
- Available on payments up to $1,500
Garden Tidy Up
Shrub & Bush Trimming
Garden Pond Maintenance
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.
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 Melbourne
Thornbury VIC 3071, Australia
25th Jan 2023
I'm looking for someone to mulch several piles of tree branches and shrub cuttings. The mulch to be retained at the property. I have never sought this service before, so I'm not sure how to express the scale of the work. I have posted photos which hopefully give an indication, although the backyard is in quite a state so it's hard to see exactly. I am on a small block in Thornbury, so the mulcher would need to be sufficiently small to work out the front and deposit the mulch on the driveway (past the fence line into our property). I will need seeking help moving the branches from the back to the front, as I will be busy inside painting, but the mulch can just be left in a pile on the driveway. Unsure how to budget for this because I don't know what the normal rates are, so will start with $375 and see what the market says. This is based on doubling the 4 hr hire rate for a chipper from Kenards, which what I would be doing if my car wasn't in the shop! Given the ambiguity over the size of the job, would welcome agreeing on a per hour rate and taking that approach. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 16 February 2023
Weeding, pruning and mulching front yard
Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
11th Jan 2023
Weeding, pruning and mulching small front yard. Removing 2 large 'orange' bags of garden waste, plus any other waste created as part of the job. We'd like you to bring mulch with you. Happy to negotiate price. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 18 January 2023
Gardening, weeding, repotting,mulching - must have trailer
Toorak VIC, Australia
4th Jan 2023
Experienced gardener with an eye for aesthetics needed for: Weeding of beds and pots in garden of small apt block Some pruning of roses, jasmine and ivy Removal of a couple of large pot-bound gardenias Turning over of soil and mulching Removal of garden waste - trailer needed - Due date: Before Friday, 6 January 2023
Kon did an excellent job. The garden looked clean and refreshed when he finished and he was very easy to deal with.
Weed, feed and mulch small garden
Clifton Hill VIC, Australia
2nd Jan 2023
Small amount of weeding, feed, water in then lay down mulch around plants. 2-3 hours work - Due date: Before Sunday, 8 January 2023
Great work done with thought and care. Would definitely recommend.
Kill weeds and lay mulch
Moonee Ponds VIC, Australia
6th Dec 2022
Weeding and lay mulch in garden beds about 12 m long. Should take no longer than two hours Mulch and weed spray provided. Type of gardening: Other, Weeding Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible
On time, great job, would highly recommend!
Weed and mulch
Parkville VIC, Australia
18th Nov 2022
Weed and mulch small front courtyard and remove the green waste - Due date: 30 November 2022
Remove mulch and take to tip
Brunswick West VIC, Australia
30th Oct 2022
Cart all this mulch + weed barrier away to the tip. I’ve bagged about half the front yard up (bags are not the best quality however…). that plus Remainder of the front yard to be removed, as well as a bit in the backyard as shown under the trees. Will help to move weatherboards, deck chairs and other things out of the way for you. Back yard is only accessible via side laneway and is a bit tight. - Due date: Flexible
Great communication, super friendly and fast service. Would book for gardening services again!
Garden Clean Up (Weed, Mulch, Rubbish)
Alphington VIC, Australia
25th Oct 2022
Need assistance to clean up garden (weeding/mulching/rubbish) in preparation for sale of house. Land size is 800m2 level block Difficult to capture it all in photos. Have included a plan showing garden bed areas. Have had gardener come through previously who completed 75-80% of it over 3x 6 hour days. Looking for best estimate of time & hourly rate & will negotiate price once seen Will organise skip for Saturday Needs to be completed next week for photos - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 29 October 2022
Michael was a very hard worker, & task driven. This was a tough job as the weather wasn’t good with typical Melbourne sunny then rain. Michael soldiered on & worked through, even when we told him to stop for the day. Room for improvement - Michael needs to work on punctuality & communication. If not able to make it, then communicate this as it can impact others
Tidy up garden - including weeding, high pressure washing,m & mulch
Melba Ward VIC, Australia
16th Oct 2022
Weeding, high pressure washing, small courtyard needs a tidy up - Due date: Flexible
Daisy was great! Highly recommend using her 5 star is not enough ⭐️
Lawn mowing, weeding and mulching, pruning
St Kilda VIC, Australia
21st Sep 2022
Hello airtaskers, I need an all rounder gardener with their own equipment to mow the lawn, weed a 1 x 5 metre long garden bed, and help me prune back an old lemon tree before Wednesday 28th. Thanks! - Due date: Before Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Really helpful, clear communication, they jumped right in and did their best given the gardens condition. Thanks guys
Mulch garden vegetation
Collingwood VIC, Australia
21st Sep 2022
Back yard cleanup, small trees, shrubs & garden waste - Due date: Flexible
Small front yard weeding + mulch top up
Carlton VIC, Australia
7th Sep 2022
We have a tiny front garden about 6sqm that is overgrown. Job includes weeding, cleaning up fallen leaves and adding mulch/ any other recommendations to the top layer to prevent future weeds. We have a green bin on site. Happy to pay extra for good mulch. Preferrable Date : 9th Sept
Solid work! Amazing outcome and great communication.
Garden waste mulcher
Melbourne VIC, Australia
22nd Jul 2022
Need someone with a mulcher to come to site and mulch some garden waste and remove from site
Fantastic service. Prompt and was easy to deal with. Thanks James
Woodchipper / Mulcher required
Coburg VIC, Australia
22nd Jul 2022
Need woodchipper to dispose of already fallen trees. - Due date: Needs to be done before Tuesday 26th
Great job, on-site on time.
Northcote VIC, Australia
22nd Jul 2022
Spread about 2 cubic square meters of mulch from nature strip to the back garden,
Mulch garden prunings
Thornbury VIC 3071, Australia
9th Jul 2022
Mulch a 2-3 cubic metre pile of garden prunings - includes fruit tree branches, shrubs and leaves. Must supply own mulcher - Due date: Before Friday, 15 July 2022
Gardening- pruning, cutting lawns, mulching, general tidy up
Balaclava VIC 3183, Australia
3rd May 2022
Mowing, hedge trimming, mulching, weeding, general tidy up, no green waste but can organise. approximately 300m2. - Due date: Before Thursday, 12 May 2022
Came two days earlier when I requested and did a lovely job. Thanks Daryl & team 😊
Remove garden mulch and small/medium tree
Carlton North VIC 3054, Australia
18th Apr 2022
Remove mulch/bark and small/medium tree in front yard. Must dispose too. - Due date: Flexible
Gardening and mulching for house sale
Elwood VIC 3184, Australia
3rd Apr 2022
I need a qualified gardener to do a tidy up of our garden for a house sale. I need weeding, general clean up, pruning of the vines and hedge, and black mulch to cover all the garden beds. I estimate a days work for two gardeners. I need this done by 8th April. Thanks in advance.
Mulching and tidying the front yard
Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia
31st Mar 2022
Need someone to tidy and mulch the front yard. - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 April 2022