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He was punctual and efficient. Thanks.

Pruning the trees


Amy did a very good job and did the little extras. An easy girl to talk to and cared about the task. I would recommend her to any garden or landscape job

Prune my Pittosterum Hedge


Did a great job.

Tidying and garden - pruning + weeding


Thank you so much for your prompt reply and service. My job was done very well and Bill asked how I would like the roses pruned and explained the process to me. Great job.

Prune Roses


Would recommend

Gardening - weeding, raking and pruning


Thank you Cheston - the hedges look good

Pruning of hedges


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

Winter Garden Prune & Tidy


Newport VIC, Australia

22nd May 2023

Hi, our garden needs a good weed and tidy to prep for winter and we just don’t have the time. It’s not a huge garden and only has a small median strip lawn for mowing. You will also need to know how to prune roses properly. Please see pics. Type of gardening: Other, Lawn mowing, Garden cleanup, Weeding, Whipper snipping, Hedge trimming Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Nate did a great job. Much appreciated!

Remove green waste - pruned tree offcuts


Maidstone VIC 3012, Australia

21st May 2023

Pruned multiple trees and hedges and need green waste removed as bin is full - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 21 May 2023

Fantastic service from Mark who removed green waste from the front yard. Was very accommodating, leaf blowed/swept up all the leaves leaving the front spotless. Would recommend to anyone!

Hedge trimming and pruning service


Point Cook VIC, Australia

15th May 2023

1. Front (photos Now & before available ) 2. West side1 (photo now available) 3. West side2 (photo now available) 4. Back grape vines(photo Now available) 5. East side (photo now available) Type of gardening: Hedge trimming Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

We are very happy with the great job done by Jake, hignly recommended !

Gardening pruning, weeding and lawn mowing


Hoppers Crossing VIC, Australia

7th May 2023

Pruning Lawns mowing Garden clean up Weeding Type of gardening: Lawn mowing, Weeding, Garden cleanup, Hedge trimming Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Sunday, 7 May 2023

Hedge pruning


Wyndham, VIC, Australia

29th Apr 2023

English ivy hedge needs height reduced by half a metre. Hedge id 4metres tall, 9 metres long and 1 metre wide. Hedge is well established , thick and intertwined. Easy access for ladders Type of gardening: Hedge trimming Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Remove/cut/prune old plants, clean up garden of weeds


Hoppers Crossing VIC, Australia

22nd Apr 2023

Remove/cut old plants, weeding of small bed garden Type of gardening: Whipper snipping, Garden cleanup, Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

Gardening - Prune, shape remove green waste


Tarneit VIC, Australia

15th Apr 2023

Prune & shape plants in front yard and backyard. Dump green waste created from work. You can use my council voucer to dis pose green waste. Type of gardening: Garden cleanup Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Flexible

Cut and Prune Trees


Truganina VIC, Australia

14th Apr 2023

I need the trees on the front of my house cut and pruned - Due date: Before Thursday, 20 April 2023

Ollie is amazing. Super friendly, punctual and really communicative. Went above and beyond and I was super happy with the end result. Highly highly recommend him for any and all gardening needs.

Pruning and gardening


Williams Landing VIC, Australia

11th Apr 2023

All plants and shrubs cut back on property. Neighbours begone along back boundary cut back. Blindside of backyard all cut back. All front yard cut back and all removed. Lawns are fake turf. Type of gardening: Weeding, Hedge trimming, Garden cleanup Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Ollie was exactly the person I was after. Very reliable and great end result.

Lawn mowing and pruning


Point Cook VIC, Australia

4th Apr 2023

Back yard lawn mowing and trimming trees cut under fence height. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 4 April 2023

Highly recommend, Professional and a great affordable service. Attention to detail, reliable, quick turn around, got the job done in less than 24 hours! Would absolutely use again as Quality job completed - Well done !!!

Tree pruning, garden mown & weeded


Sunshine West VIC, Australia

29th Mar 2023

I have several trees that I want pruned back (short) and a small back garden mown and weeded (in the back part). Green waste to be disposed of by you. Please note: You may have seen this advertised before but the person who was supposed to complete this task pulled out at the last minute. Don't respond if you are likely to do the same. Also please indicate when you are likely to complete this job. - Due date: Before Friday, 7 April 2023

Did a great job. Listened and carried out instructions to the tee. Completed task very efficiently. Very nice job. Would highly recommend.

General front/backyard cleaning e.g.pruning,weeding


Hoppers Crossing VIC, Australia

22nd Mar 2023

Tree and shrub pruning/shaping Type of gardening: Whipper snipping, Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Prune lemon tree and bin cuttings


Newport VIC, Australia

20th Mar 2023

Prune lemon tree and place cuttings in bin - Due date: Flexible

Matt is great at his job and friendly. Highly recommended.

Garden Pruning


South Kingsville VIC, Australia

17th Mar 2023

Trim Bamboo and Fruit trees, remove as much as the boston ivy as possible and Dispose of all clipping that don’t fit into green waste bin Remove all weeds from side of driveway WILL ONLY PAY THROUGH AIRTASKER, NO CASH DEALS OR BANK TRANSFERS Type of gardening: Other, Hedge trimming, Weeding Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Thursday, 23 March 2023

Weeding, pruning, nature strip mow


Yarraville VIC 3013, Australia

16th Mar 2023

House in CBD needs weeding done (see pics), pruning, leaf blowing and front nature strip mown. Have green waste bin onsite.

Sam was easy to talk with and responsive. Got to the task promptly and assisted with further recommendations to make the garden easier to maintain. Highly recommend.

Weeding, pruning and tidying


Point Cook VIC 3030, Australia

6th Mar 2023

Tidy up front and backyard + down side of the house. Weeding, pruning/trimming, tidying for rental inspection. We have a green bin, but all other tools need to be provided. If you are using weed spray it MUST be pet friendly. Grass is fake so no need to do anything there. Need completed, ready for the weekend.

Great communication, arrived on time as discussed, did a fantastic job tidying up our yards and side of house for rental inspection.

Help me trim / prune and mow overgrown backyard


Point Cook VIC, Australia

4th Feb 2023

Overgrown garden / backyard + removal of green waste - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 12 February 2023

Great work by Matt, really appreciate what he did with my backyard - went above and beyond with the green waste as well. Great comms, polite and trustworthy. everything went so smoothly. Would definitely recommend!

Pruning of a plant/tree and some weeding


Caroline Springs VIC 3023, Australia

31st Jan 2023

Hi Required someone to come and prune a plant/tree at the front of my door clean my front garden.

He was great with the job and communication... thanks mate

Gardening services (mow lawn, remove weeds, prune hedges)


Footscray VIC, Australia

21st Jan 2023

Hello, looking for someone undertake some gardening services in the Footscray area. Need the following done, refer to pictures for more information. Date required - between 23 Jan and 23 Feb 1. Mow front and back lawn. Area size is approx 9m x 3m) 2. Remove weeds from the back yard area 3. Prune hedges at the front of the house. 4. Trim the lawn edges 5. Place green waste in my green bin 6. Remove weeds on the side of the house, which are next to the gas heater unit (about 2 sqm, not shown in the photos) - Due date: Flexible

Joel did an excellent job, cleaned up the garden as per the job description. Place is looking neat and tidy, highly recommended. Thanks Joel!

Gardening - mowing, weeding, trimming/pruning, general cleanup.


Yarraville VIC, Australia

15th Jan 2023

Lawn mowing - small back yard, two small patches at front, nature strip in front (50-100m2). Trimming weeds between pavers. Weeding rear garden. Pruning/trimming bushes and trees as needed. Cleanup planter boxes. Type of gardening: Garden cleanup, Weeding, Hedge trimming, Lawn mowing, Whipper snipping Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Great communication and a job well done. Thanks!