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"Very pleased with the service. Easy to deal with. Can’t recommend enough. Definitely use Robbie for upcoming needs."

Gardening (Trimming/Pruning/Shaping)

$425

"EG was fabulous. Very punctual, hard worker and very efficient. Would recommend him for your job."

Winter garden pruning

$120

"Prompt, friendly, put weeds and cuttings in bags for easy removal"

Prune 9 rose bushes and remove weeds

$50

"Amazing friendly service. Great job of pruning back a large hedge. Cleaned up. Would highly recommend. "

Cut back/prune hedge

$70

"Very happy with the gardening work done."

Weeds removal around house and pruning

$60

"These guys are great 😊 they did an absolute awesome job thank you so much ☺️ "

Lawns, pruning and weeding

$300

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Pruning plants is vital to maintaining a plant’s health. Unfortunately, it can take a lot of time and skill to learn how to prune your plants properly. And that’s where local plant trimming services come in.

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Top Pruning related questions

Start by cleaning your shears with water and a brush. Dry off the shears, then use sandpaper to remove any traces of rust. Next, file the shears using a diamond hand file. Make sure to hold the blades away from your body and use single smooth strokes. Finally, remove the burrs (thin metal folds) that have formed, then apply lubricant. You can also book a local sharpening specialist to do all this for you! 

Start by removing any rust from the shears. You can do this by soaking the shears overnight in white vinegar. Then, mix warm water with dish soap or bathroom cleaner and scrub the dirt away using steel wool or a wire brush. You can also dismantle the shears to clean them thoroughly. Then, rinse the shears and dry them with a towel. 

Some pruning basics include: 

  • Never prune in late summer or fall 

  • Remove around 1/3 of the plant’s growth 

  • Cut just above a branch or bud 

  • Don’t cut flush with the bark or branch 

  • Don’t do stub cuts 

  • Prune regularly 

The rules of pruning may vary from case to case, and there are many guidelines to consider. If you aren’t 100% sure about what you’re doing, it’s best to leave your plants to an experienced pruning specialist.

If done correctly, pruning helps and does not harm trees. This is because proper pruning can help a tree’s structural integrity and lessen the risk of falling branches. But beware of over-pruning your trees, as this can stress, damage, and eventually kill your plant or tree. You can avoid risks like these by getting an experienced pruning specialist to work on your plants. 

The ideal time to prune trees can vary. It’s usually best to prune your trees and shrubs during the late autumn or winter months. Plants are typically dormant during this period, making them less prone to pests and disease. However, some shrubs and trees may also need to be pruned in the summer. You can check with a local pruning specialist if it’s the right time of year to prune back excess growth. 

Some Taskers may be skilled in both pruning and weeding tasks. If you need someone who can do both, please specify this detail in your task post. Then, you may confirm with a Tasker whether they have the necessary skills and tools. Alternatively, you may create a separate request for weeding services near you.

Start by cleaning your shears with water and a brush. Dry off the shears, then use sandpaper to remove any traces of rust. Next, file the shears using a diamond hand file. Make sure to hold the blades away from your body and use single smooth strokes. Finally, remove the burrs (thin metal folds) that have formed, then apply lubricant. You can also book a local sharpening specialist to do all this for you! 

Some pruning basics include: 

  • Never prune in late summer or fall 

  • Remove around 1/3 of the plant’s growth 

  • Cut just above a branch or bud 

  • Don’t cut flush with the bark or branch 

  • Don’t do stub cuts 

  • Prune regularly 

The rules of pruning may vary from case to case, and there are many guidelines to consider. If you aren’t 100% sure about what you’re doing, it’s best to leave your plants to an experienced pruning specialist.

The ideal time to prune trees can vary. It’s usually best to prune your trees and shrubs during the late autumn or winter months. Plants are typically dormant during this period, making them less prone to pests and disease. However, some shrubs and trees may also need to be pruned in the summer. You can check with a local pruning specialist if it’s the right time of year to prune back excess growth. 

Start by removing any rust from the shears. You can do this by soaking the shears overnight in white vinegar. Then, mix warm water with dish soap or bathroom cleaner and scrub the dirt away using steel wool or a wire brush. You can also dismantle the shears to clean them thoroughly. Then, rinse the shears and dry them with a towel. 

If done correctly, pruning helps and does not harm trees. This is because proper pruning can help a tree’s structural integrity and lessen the risk of falling branches. But beware of over-pruning your trees, as this can stress, damage, and eventually kill your plant or tree. You can avoid risks like these by getting an experienced pruning specialist to work on your plants. 

Some Taskers may be skilled in both pruning and weeding tasks. If you need someone who can do both, please specify this detail in your task post. Then, you may confirm with a Tasker whether they have the necessary skills and tools. Alternatively, you may create a separate request for weeding services near you.

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

Garden tidy up

$300

Myaree WA 6154, Australia

5th Dec 2022

Hi there, This garden needs a tidy up and would love your help! Things needed to be done are: - weeding + pesticide spraying of all pathways (apart from under the lemon tree) - wedding of all garden beds including along pool, under rose bushes, thinning and clearing of foliage under the fig tree, weeding of garden bed in courtyard and along side bushes - clearing up of grass around sprinklers to ensure sprinklers can pop up - trimming hedges and lemon tree - pressure wash pavement Type of gardening: Weeding, Hedge trimming, Whipper snipping, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Above 300m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Before Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Gardener to prune and weed and cut grass

$90

Hallett Cove SA 5158, Australia

5th Dec 2022

I haven’t had time lately and need help in my back garden to prune pul weeds. - Due date: Flexible

Hedge trim & tree prune

$100

Collingwood VIC, Australia

5th Dec 2022

We are looking for a gardener to tidy up our small couryard: * Hedge along fenceline to be cut back (approx 35m long). * Weeping elm to be pruned back to give clearance. * Green waste removal. - Due date: Flexible

Front yard tidy - mow nature strip, prune hedges & remove weeds

$150

Maidstone VIC, Australia

29th Nov 2022

Looking for someone to come and mow our nature strip, trim hedges, remove weeds and take away all clippings Keen to set up a fortnightly or monthly job - Due date: Flexible

Fantastic service Garden looks great!

Mowing and pruning

$150

Essendon VIC, Australia

27th Nov 2022

Need 2 nature strip and the garden area to be mowed. Also need some pruning and weeding out of the garden area. Type of gardening: Lawn mowing, Garden cleanup, Hedge trimming, Weeding Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Very happy with Lino’s work. Started on time and completed the job perfectly. Will engage again.

Clean brick paths + weeding + pruning back one small vine

$100

West Hindmarsh SA, Australia

23rd Nov 2022

The tasks are as follows: -Weed out two small paths and pressure wash them (approximately 4-5m of path total, less than 1m wide) -Prune back one overgrown vine -Weed one section of dirt down the side of a house, approximately 2m x 0.6m that is fairly overgrown You will need your own supplies - in particular a pressure washer. I'm open to other services if the prices on a package is right. I estimate it to be a 1-1.5 hour job. - Due date: Before Sunday, 27 November 2022

Tim did a wonderful job trimming back our vines, weeding, mowing the lawns and power washing our brick paths. He was communicative and polite throughout. His quote was very reasonable. I would recommend his services.

Prune all these flowers

$50

Tarneit VIC 3029, Australia

18th Nov 2022

Need help to prune these flowers. That's all. I have green bin. The date is flexible, it can be today, tomorrow or Monday

On time and thanks for helping

Weeding pruning sweeping weeding

$70

Northern Suburbs WA, Australia

5th Dec 2022

Weeding pruning sweeping must use own tools and take away rubbish

Tree trim/prune

$100

Balaclava VIC, Australia

5th Dec 2022

Single tree needs a good trim. Waste removed too. Type of gardening: Hedge trimming, Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

Pruning of three shrubs/trees

$275

Northmead NSW 2152, Australia

30th Nov 2022

Three shrubs/trees to be pruned/trimmed. A ladder will be necessary for two of them - a cameilla & an orange blossom Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Beautiful job of pruning the trees. Steve arrived on time & discussed the scope of the job before starting. The guys cleaned up afterwards leaving the yard nice & tidy. I'm very happy with the service & have no hesitation in recommending Steve for future work.

Help gardening and pruning

$250

Claremont WA 6010, Australia

28th Nov 2022

Digging up some garden beds and pruning. Weeding. Planting some flowers Will pay hourly rate. Probably around 6 hours - Due date: Flexible

Good harf worker and really pleasant

Weeding and pruning front garden and side garden

$120

Kingsville VIC, Australia

24th Nov 2022

Cutting back and weeding - no mowing needed Type of gardening: Weeding, Whipper snipping, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Friday, 2 December 2022

Tree/Hedge Pruning

$200

Everton Park QLD, Australia

21st Nov 2022

I need the top of my native tree pruned, it gets pruned every year, a few branches that just need to be topped and cut off and I need a hedge trimmed, and hedged plus all garden rubbish removed. Thank you. Type of gardening: Hedge trimming Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

Charlie is punctual, very polite, meticulous and has great attention to detail and left my garden very neat and tidy. Ten stars! Thank you. 😊⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mowing lawns, weeding and pruning

$150

Box Hill North VIC 3129, Australia

5th Dec 2022

Front lawn and nature strips mowed (corner block), hedges and trees trimming, general weeding and pruning, cutting branches previously chopped off into a size that will fit in green bin. Type of gardening: Lawn mowing, Weeding, Whipper snipping, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 50m²-100m² (rough estimate) Has green waste bin: Yes - Would like it done this week but am flexible. Ongoing work every few weeks to mow the lawns. - Due date: Flexible

Prune shrubs and small trees

$400

Denhams Beach NSW, Australia

5th Dec 2022

Prune bottle brushes and camellias. Take pruning away Do you work under Aged Care? - Due date: Flexible

Gardener for weeding and pruning

$250

Brighton VIC, Australia

5th Dec 2022

Weeding, pruning and cleaning up garden beds. Taking away waste. Mulching garden beds. If good will look at a regular service. Preference for people with a police check or wwc thanks - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Prune shrub back

$250

Booragoon WA, Australia

30th Nov 2022

Entire shrub to be cut all the way back, green waste to be removed - Due date: Flexible

Prompt arrival, completed works quick and efficiently. Would recommend.

Two small garden beds weeded, bushes pruned, green waste removed

$100

Morningside QLD, Australia

28th Nov 2022

General garden tidy up. There are two small (ish) garden beds that need to be weeded and a couple of lavender bushes that need to be pruned. We do not have green waste bin so needs to be removed as well. - Due date: Before Saturday, 10 December 2022

Excellent, fast service!

Weed, prune & tidy front & backyard

$300

Carnegie VIC 3163, Australia

23rd Nov 2022

We need weeding done in our front yard, backyard as well as some pruning/garden tidying done

Fast, friendly and thorough service. Thanks Oscar!

Pruning, trimming, weeding for garden

$200

Newport NSW, Australia

20th Nov 2022

Need plants pruned, weeding, trimming of bushes for garden area (surrounding a granny flat) Type of gardening: Weeding, Other, Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Sunday, December 18, 2022

Job was done quickly, thank you very much!