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Recent Pruning reviews in East Melbourne

Charlotte was very pleasant and easy to deal with. She knows her stuff and did a good quality job. Very pleased.

Gardening - pruning, weeding, planting.


Thanks Brenda, great job efficiently done. And your knowledge is excellent.

Pruning and Weeding Traditional Garden


Adrian was really helpful and did exactly as promised. Great work!

Pruning hedges in Box Hill South


James completed work with no fuss would recommend to anyone and will definitely use again

Prune trees and clean up


Great job, very efficient, completed the task before the due date. Will use again

General Gardening & Tree Pruning


Thanks. Great job.

Weeding and tree pruning.


What's the average cost of a pruning expert in East Melbourne

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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 in East Melbourne

Weeding, mulching, mowing lawns, pruning


Blackburn VIC, Australia

26th May 2023

Pruning, planting Type of gardening: Lawn mowing, Weeding, Whipper snipping, Other Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Friday, 16 June 2023

Pruning trees and roses


Doncaster Heights VIC 3109, Australia

24th May 2023

4 rose bushes, around 10 rose iceberg, 3 conifers (max 2meter) , couple of other trees - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 26 May 2023

Absolutely satisfying. Recommending Adam 100%, will definitely book with him again.

Tree pruning


Box Hill VIC, Australia

7th May 2023

One big tree ~6 meters high, in neighbour’s garden. Need pruning for anything that is leaning over the fence. No damage to the house/roof/decking. No dropping things in neighbour’s garden either. Ideally you can take away the green waste. Please let me know the quote for take away waste and not. Type of gardening: Hedge trimming Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Tharshi is really great. Came in and did the job. Hassle free. Went above and beyond to be honest. The big tree looks great now.

Tree pruning


Balwyn North VIC, Australia

6th May 2023

pruning trees in sideway and front and backyard - Due date: Flexible

Grass cutting, yard cleaning and pruning


Box Hill VIC, Australia

3rd May 2023

Weeding, garden clearing Type of gardening: Weeding, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Friday, 5 May 2023

Quality of work excellent, work was carried out to a high standard. Communication was smooth from start, polite and accommodating . Many thanks for such a fabulous job

Pruning and maintenance of 12 fruit trees.


Burwood VIC, Australia

26th Apr 2023

Pruning and maintenance of 12 fruit trees Reducing height of 2 trees Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes but cuttings must be collected in a pile Must be qualified and insured Due date: Flexible - can be June

Gardening pruning weeds high pressure cleaning


Blackburn VIC, Australia

17th Apr 2023

Need small garden (backyard in a unit) and a small front yard, no lawn mowing required, hedge trimming, weed pullup, some general clean up, and high pressure cleaning if you have one Type of gardening: Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup, Weeding, Whipper snipping Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 18 April 2023

Lovely person with passion and happy with the job. Can’t to wrong and would recommend to any one small or big

Pruned a number of trees and want to convert them to mulch.


Ashwood VIC 3147, Australia

16th Apr 2023

A number of small to medium trees have been pruned and there is a lot of green waste too big for a normal garden bin. We need to mulch them. - Due date: Before Friday, 21 April 2023

Pruning & Hedge Trimming


Templestowe Lower VIC, Australia

15th Apr 2023

Need shrubs tidied up and lemon trees trimmed down Type of gardening: Hedge trimming Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

Amila and his team were great. Friendly, punctual and efficient. Would definitely recommend and use again.

Two hedges need pruning.


Templestowe VIC, Australia

5th Apr 2023

One Portuguese laurel (7 m long) and one pittosporum (9 m long). Both need hedging back to about 3 metres high.

Thank you Andrew, hedges done! Looks great. You leave everything neat and tidy, most appreciated.

Hi There, I need regular garden maintenance.: pruning, weeding and TLC


Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia

4th Apr 2023

I need a reliable, honest person with references please. Established garden that needs regular pruning, weeding and TLC. My husband does the lawns although doesn't trim the edges. Thanks, and we look forward to meeting you! - Due date: Flexible

Weeding, pruning , some potting NO mowing


Box Hill South VIC 3128, Australia

3rd Apr 2023

Pruning,weeding ,potting Type of gardening: Weeding Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Garden tidy - pruning


Templestowe VIC, Australia

4th Mar 2023

Heavy pruning of plants. Would like it cut back a bit and shaped. Will have an empty greens bin. 4 plants Grass plants Plus area circled - Due date: Flexible

On time and very efficient. Thank you.

General garden maintenance - weeding, pruning and tidying up


Blackburn VIC, Australia

25th Jan 2023

2-3 hours fornightly ($30/hr) Dead head roses Trim hedges Rake lawns Blow paths Fertilise garden beds and lawn Spray weed killer Plant new plants Repot plants - Due date: Flexible

Nathan is personable, polite and a good communicator. He takes interest and pride in his gardening.

Small garden: Weed, & mow small lawn, prune ivy


Canterbury VIC, Australia

18th Jan 2023

We’re looking to smarten up the garden with weeding throughout and mowing lawn and pruning trees. Must dispose of green waste

Tree pruning at front of house and green waste disposal


Bulleen VIC 3105, Australia

4th Jan 2023

There's a row of trees around 8ft-10ft in height that need a hard prune to about half their size. See photo. Ideally would like the task completed by end of January. - Due date: Flexible

I highly recommend Ben for any gardening tasks. He did the job as described, good communication, reasonably priced and was punctual. Will definitely hire Ben and his team again.

Mowing edging pruning hedge trimming hand weeding


Templestowe VIC, Australia

27th Dec 2022

The work is for front yard only Grass needs mowing with sharp straight edges expected Need some hedge trimming of the big plant on front yard Hand weeding of garden beds Needs to be done today -

Amazing work thank you

Prune conifer trees at front of house in Doncaster


Wantirna VIC 3152, Australia

15th Dec 2022

There are around 12 trees needing a prune to reduce their height and width while still maintaining their shape. There are windows behinds trees that aren't visible due to growth. Easy access. Can use our garden bin to dispose of waste. Request trimmings be picked up and placed in bin.

Excellent work, very happy with the results and how our garden came up. Thank you very much!

Garden Weeding and Pruning


Blackburn VIC, Australia

12th Dec 2022

Front and back garden weeding and pruning. Hand weeding. There’s no grass to mow.. just weeds between stones and weeds growing up through mulch. Some bushes to trim back and neaten up. Own tools necessary + cleanup.

Mowing lawns, weeding and pruning


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

Nick was fabulous, I couldn't recommend him more highly! Very professional, friendly, punctual and good communication. He did a fantastic job with the lawns garden tidying and trimming and went the extra mile. Thanks so much Nick!! 😁👏