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Awesome service, friendly blokes, would definitely recommend
Tree and Hedge Pruning
Excellent work done! Very clean
Lawn mowing, pruning
Tom was amazing. So helpful and did a wonderful job. Would definitely use him again.
Prune Shrubs in unit garden
Scott did a fantastic job, he's truly an expert in pruning and gardening! He also gave me excellent advice on lawn care. I will definitely be using him again.
Gardener needed for pruning of pine tree hedge
Am happy with the work he did. Punctual and respectful guy. Highly recommended. I only have tiny feedback re my lavender plant that was also plucked out but I suspected that is due to the weeds. Well done and thanks.
Weeding, prunning, tidy up the garden
10 out of 10! Mark and his team got my big job done so quickly. They left the area neat, tidy and nice, and went above and beyond. I would highly recommend! Thank you, Mark!
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Why book a pruning service through Airtasker?
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.
Save time by booking a pruning service through our platform. Instead of posting on social media or inquiring through various websites, you can put up one task on Airtasker and get dozens of offers in minutes! Then, you’ll be able to check Tasker ratings and reviews before you book. This way, you can hire a pruning specialist with confidence!
By working with an experienced gardener, you won’t be putting your plants at risk of a failed DIY pruning experiment. You can also save money by booking a pruning service on Airtasker. Our platform lets you specify your budget and even note the size of the project. Taskers can tailor fit their rates to your needs! Ready to book a pruning service near you? Hit the “Post a task” button to get started!
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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
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.
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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
Front garden maintenance, pruning, weeding and garden waste collection
East Melbourne VIC, Australia
27th Nov 2023
Maintenance of garden and removal of garden waste. There is no lawn Type of gardening: Hedge trimming, Other, Weeding, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 4 December 2023
Ashford SA, Australia
27th Nov 2023
Murraya hedge trim around 40m of hedge Type of gardening: Hedge trimming Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Sunday, 10 December 2023
Garden pruning, weeding and tidy up.
Northcote VIC, Australia
27th Nov 2023
Pruning, weeding and general tidy. Type of gardening: Weeding, Garden cleanup, Hedge trimming Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Sunday, 3 December 2023
Garden Clean Up and Pruning
Doncaster East VIC, Australia
26th Nov 2023
Need front garden, sideway and small back courtyard clean up. All weeds removed and trees and plants cut back. Will need your own equipment and all waste will need to be taken away Type of gardening: Other, Weeding, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Wednesday, 29 November 2023
Mowing and whipper snipping and weeding and pruning as needed
Frankston South VIC, Australia
26th Nov 2023
Regular lawn mowing and whipper snipping and weeding and pruning as required Type of gardening: Lawn mowing, Weeding, Hedge trimming, Whipper snipping, Garden cleanup $40 per hour for 3-4 hours work on a regular basis Size of garden: Above 300m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible
Whole garden and yard tidy up. Prune, hedge, mow,leaf removal etc
Cottesloe WA, Australia
26th Nov 2023
Whole garden and yard tidy. Prune back hedges, mow lawns & verges, snippet edges. Clear out garden beds. Remove all green waste. Type of gardening: Lawn mowing, Garden cleanup, Hedge trimming, Whipper snipping Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible
26th Nov 2023
7 Pencil Pines need tree pruning. *What you need do: 1. Prune/Cut them into half 2. Take away the rubbish *Important: 1. You must know what you need do 2. Hired and asked for more money on site is NOT accepted. *****Job Reopen due to an unhonest contractor***** - Due date: Flexible
Pruning a tree and bushes, clearing leaves, weeds, vines.
Haberfield NSW, Australia
26th Nov 2023
Full clean up, one tree lopped and thined out, and bushes trimmed down and vines removed, fallen leaves gathered placed in green bin. All beds weeded. All paved areas whiper snipped. Must have all equipment and a trailer or ute to remove branches and trimmings that will be in excess to green bins capability. Would also like all gutters cleaned! We have 2 green bins on site. This will be ongoing maintenance work for a job well done Type of gardening: Lawn mowing, Weeding, Hedge trimming, Whipper snipping, Garden cleanup, Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Tuesday, 5 December 2023
Garden Clean Up / Prune
Bondi Beach NSW, Australia
25th Nov 2023
I need a general garden clean up, front and back, some small pruning, weeding, removal of organic waste and a few bits of wood. Will need a ladder Type of gardening: Weeding, Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 27 November 2023
Rong was great. On time, efficient and did the job perfectly. Will definitely use again!!
Garden - tidy up & prune
Hawthorne QLD, Australia
24th Nov 2023
General tidy up including trim hedge, remove weeds, prune shrubs etc Type of gardening: Whipper snipping, Hedge trimming, Weeding, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Before Tuesday, 28 November 2023
Stephen did a great job pruning g, weeding g, trim g and tidying up my garden. Highly recommend.
Mow my backyard and prune trees
Wellington Point QLD, Australia
19th Nov 2023
Yard clean with some tree pruning done Type of gardening: Whipper snipping, Lawn mowing, Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible
Great service and very happy with job
Gardening labour for weeding and pruning
Medlow Bath NSW, Australia
17th Nov 2023
End of lease gardening - pruning weeding removing blackberries Type of gardening: Whipper snipping, Garden cleanup, Weeding Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 25 November 2023
Ben is Mr reliable. I highly recommend him.
Massive Garden Cleanup , Weeding, Pruning Cycad and Olive tree etc
Illawong NSW, Australia
15th Nov 2023
Much neglected backyard needs to look like new again! Massive Garden Cleanup Weeding Mowing down one side Pruning Cycad and Olive tree Raking / Sweeping etc Add Weed Killer after pulling out weeds Removal of green waste - we have two green bins to assist - Due date: Before Saturday, 18 November 2023
Trac leaves up to all the positive reviews he has earned! I couldn’t recommend him highly enough! He is punctual, friendly, hard-working, and highly professional!
Pruning Hedge & Citrus Trees, general garden maintenance.
East Victoria Park WA, Australia
15th Nov 2023
Pruning Hedge & Citrus Trees, general garden pruning of kangaroo paw plants. - Due date: Flexible
Marisol did an amazing job in my garden, showing up in some pretty hot conditions as well 🥵 Highly recommend her for your ongoing garden maintenance
Garden Bed Weeding and Pruning + Grass Edging
Pascoe Vale VIC, Australia
12th Nov 2023
We have five garden beds that require weeding, tidying and pruning. We also require our small grass areas to be whipper snipped on the edges neatly (no need to mow lawns). Type of gardening: Hedge trimming, Whipper snipping, Weeding Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Friday, 17 November 2023
Got the job done quickly!
I need my two trees pruned and lawn mowed and fertilised
Smithfield SA, Australia
11th Nov 2023
Need trees pruned and lawn mowed general tidy up Type of gardening: Garden cleanup Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible
I am happy with my task very friendly enjoys doing their job I would recommend
Gardening, pruning, cleanup
Mount Waverley VIC, Australia
11th Nov 2023
There is a few things we need done, please ensure you are able to do all of them before submitting an offer: 1. At the back of the house we have 4 metre tall pittosporum hedge that needs to be trimmed to be more square, as well as trimmed away from the pool glass fence (see images) 2. At the back of the house is a stump of a tree that still has some growth, if possible I would like it removed, if not I would like it severely cut back. 3. I need the neighbours tree pruned as it is twirling over our property and the leaves are filling our gutters, this tree is to the very left if you are looking at the house from the driveway. I also want to gutters cleaned on that side. 4. I need the bougainvillea trimmed back A lot, pruned so that it doesn’t grow over the roof of the house. 5. I need the area under the boganvillia cleaned of all weeds and all leaves cleaned up and removed. Type of gardening: Garden cleanup, Hedge trimming, Weeding, Whipper snipping, Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible
Shane is extremely professional, works hard, did an extremely high quality job.
General gardening - weeding, pruning, mowing, snipping
Glen Waverley VIC, Australia
10th Nov 2023
Just need to start weeding through the garden and generally cleaning it up. It's a little neglected. It'll mostly be weeding and trimming in areas that the whipper snipper can't get to, then if there is time mowing and snippering, general clean up. Type of gardening: Lawn mowing, Weeding, Hedge trimming, Whipper snipping, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 11 November 2023
Decent quick work, what I asked for was done
10 short Viburnum pruning
Peppermint Grove WA, Australia
6th Nov 2023
Prune 10 small viburnums Type of gardening: Hedge trimming Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible
Brittany was great, did what she was tasked to do with great efficiency. Will use her again.
Garden cleanup, pruning, hedging
Marsden Park NSW, Australia
5th Nov 2023
Garden cleanup with all leaves, pruning plants and trees to shape. Take all garden waste with you. See pictures. Back garden and front garden. + mow council strip Type of gardening: Garden cleanup, Hedge trimming Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible
I highly recommend this gardener! Exceptional attention to detail, creative landscaping ideas, and a dedicated work ethic. Our garden has never looked better.