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Recent Pruning reviews in Melbourne

"Good job. On time. No fuss."

Prune Pittosporum hedge


"Experienced gardener, did the job promptly and well. Left everything clean and tidy."

Prune my wisteria and bouganvillia vines


"Great job! Thanks for your help!"

Pruning & Gardening


"Awesome job "

Prune Rose bushes


"Charlotte is lovely and fantastic at her job. Would highly recommend her, a pleasure to work with."

Pot Plant Removal, Re-Planting and Pruning


"Richard knows his stuff attention to detail and knowledge - excellent!"

Arborist/Horticulturist - Prune Pear Trees


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

Tree pruning work


Armadale VIC, Australia

9th Aug 2022

I am looking for someone to make pruning work in my little backyard. Based on my experience the job could be finished at around 1,5 working hours.

Garden pruning


Albert Park VIC, Australia

7th Aug 2022

3 hours of pruning Japanese maples and star jasmine hedges Removal of all cuttings

Trees to be pruned


Kensington VIC, Australia

24th Jul 2022

Two trees to be pruned right back. Need the house and path to be completely clear. Waste to be taken away also - Due date: Flexible

Garden weeding and pruning


Coburg VIC, Australia

5th Jul 2022

My front garden needs weeding. Couch grass to be dug out and removed. Clover weeds dug out and removed. Prune small thornless climbing roses x2 and large rose bush. Plus general tidy up. I've tried to weed the couch myself (as per image attached) but it's just too much for me!

Thanks for a great job. My garden looks so good, all the weeds have finally gone! Anthony was a pleasure to deal with, and would recommend him highly.

Gardening work - trimming, weeding, pruning, planting, etc


Brunswick West VIC, Australia

9th May 2022

We need our garden tidied - weeding, pruning, the edges done, some plants moved. - Due date: Before Thursday, 12 May 2022

Mhmed is fantastic. He was punctual, and worked consistently and quickly. He knows what is doing. I recommend him highly, with no reservations.

Hard pruning & garden clean


Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

19th Apr 2022

Inner courtyard: 2 overgrown bushes require hard pruning (cut down to the minimum size), clean all dead branches and leaves. Back garden needs a good clean: trim birds of paradise, tree & hard rubbish to take away. BYO tools & take away waste Can be done any time/ day except Thursday. Would prefer to have it done by Tuesday 26th.

Daryl & Lanika did a fantastic work, within the time allowed. Very friendly and professional. I highly recommend them and will use their service next time.

Prune ivy on fence, weeding


Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia

15th Mar 2022

Prune back ivy on fence and weeding in front of small house

Awesome airtasker, friendly, beautiful job of my garden !

Hedge trimming, rose pruning, brick courtyard weeds removed


Clifton Hill VIC, Australia

8th Aug 2022

Small front garden, and rear Clifton hill courtyard , cleanup up & clear weeds and leaves in brick back courtyard and front footpath. Front Hedge and rear trees property pruned & trimmed ,4 roses pruned . Dead plants and soil removed from large pot plants. All Debris removed - Due date: Before Friday, 19 August 2022

Prune trees


Batman VIC 3058, Australia

5th Aug 2022

prune trees Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 8 August 2022

Tree pruning and gutter clean


Collingwood VIC, Australia

19th Jul 2022

Need a large lemon tree pruned and gutters cleaned out. - Due date: Before Monday, 25 July 2022

Topiary, Pruning and Hedging - Gardening


Essendon VIC 3040, Australia

19th Jun 2022

We’re looking to get 2 large trees shaped and pruned and some hedges and jasmine shaped. The first 2 pictures show what the 2 trees look like today and how we would like them done. The third shows half of the hedging and jasmine. The job must be completed in Essendon this week

Alex was amazing He offers a 5-star service and his horticulture and pruning skills are exemplary. I’ll be working with him again soon.

Tree and vine pruning, with debris removal


Fitzroy VIC, Australia

6th May 2022

1. Trim large hibiscus tree to approx 1/3 size and remove all debris . 2. Trim vine hedge and remove all debris . 3. Remove two piles of existing debris. Need done this weekend- Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th may. Please only respond if you can do these two days. During the week does not suit. Thanks

Job done well thankyou

Gardening - mow, whipper snip, prune, take away cuttings.


Elwood VIC, Australia

2nd Apr 2022

Need garden tidied up. Small front garden bed, beds along driveway, 50 sq metre back yard. Mow, whipper-snip prune small branches. Take away cuttings. - Due date: Before Saturday, 9 April 2022

Ben truly took a weight off my shoulders. Great job buddy. Prompt, thorough and efficient. Excellent work. Thank you so much, yard back under control.

Pruning Geraniums, Salvias, Japanese Windflowers, loosening the soil.


Carlton North VIC, Australia

11th Aug 2022

The garden bed is about 4m square - all soil - so you need a piece of flat board to move around and stand on as you work, so that you don't pug down the soil. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Tidy yard/prune shrubs/sow grass/remove debris/general clean up


St Kilda VIC, Australia

8th Aug 2022

Rake and tidy front and rear yard Heavily prune potostrums Sow grass in bare patches of soil - water in Discard all trimming and twigs and leaves. Clean outside paths, balconies, windows, window sills and doors. - Due date: Before Sunday, 14 August 2022

Job completed as requested

Pruning of two hedges and weeding of side passage


Kensington VIC, Australia

31st Jul 2022

Two large overgrown hedges need trimming down to neat sizes - Due date: Flexible

Weeding, pruning, mowing and green waste disposal


Batman VIC 3058, Australia

15th Jul 2022

Large garden needs weeding, mowing, clean up, waste disposal. Type of gardening: Lawn mowing, Weeding, Whipper snipping, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Sunday, 17 July 2022

Peter was very friendly, quick to respond to any queries and did a very thorough job on an end of lease gardening task in a garden that had well and truly been let go. I would definitely recommend Peter to a friend and use him again myself. Thanks!

Regular garden maintenance and pruning


Melbourne VIC, Australia

6th Jun 2022

I need a fig tree pruned away from footpath and overhead wires and regular, general garden maintenance for a small but dense garden in Clifton Hill. I need the green waste to be taken away also, so price would need to include this.

Anthony was better than fabulous. Lovely person. Great job. Very happy.

Pruning and trimming of front yard plants


Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

3rd May 2022

small front yard with several plants that need a good trim. i would also ask for the green waste from the trim be removed garden is roughly 2x5 meters with a couple of small trees and several medium size bushes - Due date: Flexible

Did the job well thank you very much added a tip in the wrong way but that is my fault

Gardening pruning


Brunswick VIC, Australia

30th Mar 2022

Please see photos I need the large tree pruned back to the fence and all of the hedges pruned back to the same height as the fence and pruned back to the fence line as well. Hedges are accessible from both sides. Please ensure your offer includes disposing of all the green waste. Need job done asap please

Great job done thanks Daniel