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A person pruning some flowers, surrounded by lush green foliage.

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Recent Pruning reviews in Melbourne

Very knowledgeable about gardens and plants, friendly, hard working, professional and efficient. Thanks Mark!

Experienced person to prune our passionfruit vine


Jared was punctual and completed the job with a smile.

Tree & hedge pruning and weeding


Amazing job! Thanks for all your great work Craig!

Tree Pruning & Lawn Mowing


Great communication and a job well done. Highly recommended

Weeding/ Pruning


Very happy with the prompt and detailed work that was done.

Hedge pruning


Reliable, will use again and job well done

Prune lemon tree and tidy up front and backyard


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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

Gardening - weeding and pruning


Thornbury VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Front garden weeded and plants trimmed or pruned Type of gardening: Weeding, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 28 September 2023

Prunings to be chipped / shredded into mulch


Brunswick East VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Muching / chipping / shredding of prunings. Type of gardening: Other, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 24 September 2023

Pruning of a jasmine bush, approx 4m high 2m long and 1m deep


South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

21st Sep 2023

need jasmine bush trimmed to boundary. approx 4m high 2m long 1m deep Type of gardening: Hedge trimming Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 22 September 2023

Clean up my back garden and prune my trees


Collingwood VIC, Australia

20th Sep 2023

Need small garden-bed cleared out and a few trees pruned Type of gardening: Weeding, Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Before Saturday, 23 September 2023

High branch pruning


Pascoe Vale South VIC, Australia

18th Sep 2023

Need to cut fence line trees to create 1m clearance. And want cuttings taken away Type of gardening: Hedge trimming Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

Fantastic communication skills, punctual, efficient, got the job done

Weeding (and a bit of pruning) of small front garden


Windsor VIC, Australia

17th Sep 2023

My small front yard's garden bed has plenty of weeds to get rid of, and will also need a prune of 3 carpet roses plants. Also weed rest of front garden and prepare it for a new layer of pebbles. Type of gardening: Weeding, Garden cleanup, Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Before Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Nick did a great job, my garden and front yard is looking terrific.

Small garden x 2 .. cut back bushes, weeding and pruning


Ascot Vale VIC, Australia

15th Sep 2023

Small front garden and small rear area. Need weeding done in both Front garden has plants which need cutting back - no mowing or hedge trimming Rear has 5 medium sized bushes and a few plants which need cutting back. This area also needs weeding. There are a few weeds along the fence line that need removal as well. All green waste needs to be removed once the work is done. Type of gardening: Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup, Weeding Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

Michael was great. Did and excellent job, was punctual and communication was 👍. Would recommend Michael for any gardening task.

Garden Maintenance, Hedge Trim & Tree Prun


Richmond VIC, Australia

15th Sep 2023

Front yard with hedge, and landscaped backyard requires hedge trim (front), tree prun (backyard), maintenance of garden area (including trees and shrubs), weeding and removal of dead leaves as necessary, and removal of all garden waste. Task can be completed any day of the week except Friday. Otherwise, I’m looking for someone ASAP.

Pruning a peach tree


Ascot Vale VIC, Australia

13th Sep 2023

We are seeking someone to prune our peach tree in the back garden with their own equipment. Type of gardening: Tree Pruning Size of garden: 50-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Thursday, 28 September 2023

Weeding, pruning and removal


Fitzroy VIC, Australia

13th Sep 2023

We are seeking someone to tidy up our back court yard and front of house area. Back yard is approx 7m x 4.5m. Pebbles underneath so you can't mow it. After weeding and pruning, you will need to spray it so weeds don't grow back. Front yard is approx 2m x 4.5m. Mostly dirt with leaves on the ground. Seeking someone with their own equipment and to take all green waste with them. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 19 September 2023

10/10 would highly recommend Derek. Excellent work! I will definitely have him back.

Hedge pruning and bush cutting


Coburg VIC 3058, Australia

7th Sep 2023

Small hedge needs trimming, and bushes trimmed back to property boundary at the front. Prefer someone who is also able to take green waste as we only have a small green bin. - Due date: Before Sunday, 10 September 2023

Weeding and pruning, green waste removal


Ascot Vale VIC, Australia

2nd Sep 2023

General weeding, edging, pruning, removal of two small shrubs, removal and disposal of green waste

Pruning and trimming patio greenery


Brunswick East VIC, Australia

28th Aug 2023

Patio plants pruned and trimmed and leaves cleaned Type of gardening: Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Before Friday, 1 September 2023

Alex was great and on time

Garden tidyup, trim and prune bushes


Northcote VIC 3070, Australia

19th Aug 2023

Front and backyard need a tidy up, bushes pruned and just generally tidied up before we leave our rental property. Waste needs to be removed as well - Due date: Before Wednesday, 30 August 2023

Excellent working with him, was very good at communicating and able to work flexibly with us. Thanks very much!

Sweeping, weeding and prunning


Richmond VIC, Australia

14th Aug 2023

4 small tasks that can be done in max an hour: 1) A small area of weeding 1x3m 2) Prunning of medium hight yukka plants 3) Sweeping of cob webs on front of house 4) Sweeping of back courtyard Photos attached

Super efficient with his time. Has all the equipment he needed and was friendly.

Weeding, pruning, gardening


Prahran VIC 3181, Australia

6th Aug 2023

Small garden beds in front and back garden lightly weeded, trees pruned, general tidy up. Type of gardening: Weeding, Garden cleanup, Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Thursday, 17 August 2023

Damian did a fantastic job. Very thorough and knowledgeable. the gardens look terrific.

Garden cleanup, rose pruning, grapevine pruning


Carlton North VIC 3054, Australia

27th Jul 2023

Weed small front and back gardens Prune grapevine Remove small palms

Neat and tidy, punctual, very friendly. Great job Ben! 👍🏻

Weeding garden and some light pruning


Coburg VIC, Australia

10th Jun 2023

Need area around garden bed weeded in back and a small amount out the front. Also some light pruning of some of the bushes in garden. No need for mowing or whipper snipping Type of gardening: Weeding, Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Weeding and pruning


Fitzroy North VIC, Australia

24th May 2023

Need help weeding garden down this sides of the house/garden and brickwork Type of gardening: Garden cleanup, Weeding Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Sunday, 28 May 2023

June is great! Really cares about doing things properly and not cutting any corners. Thanks for the help, June!

Tree Prune


Fitzroy North VIC, Australia

27th Mar 2023

I have two trees one in backyard and one in front yard need a little tidy up. - Due date: Flexible

EG did a great job, was very friendly, on time and good with communication.