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"Very happy with the job done. Great service, very polite, cleaned up and easy to co-ordinate with. Will definitely use a..."
"High quality work and very professional. "
"Dominic arrived punctually and completed the task efficiently - he had all the required equipment and cleared up, and se..."
"nice young man worked in such drizzly weather. Nice hedge and surrounds evident ."
"Mike was fantastic and a safe pair of hands for my errand. "
"Thanks for the good and quick work."
"Matt and his partner were quite helpful and friendly, and they also accepted to help out with something unplanned. I'd h..."
"Very good communication. Timely and very happy with the work he has carried out. "
Recent Pruning reviews
Nasser was great, super quality work, really cared about what he was doing and extremely helpful. Great job, thank you!
Need weeding and pruning done today then some easy
Fantastic job Tunji! Thank you ever so much for all the effort you have put in. He carried out the task perfectly, beyond my expectations. Will be booking him regularly.
Hedge trimming, Tree pruning, weed removal, Lawn M
Generally good. Was late.
Weeding and pruning
An absolutely calm, thoughtful guy. Just got in with the task. I would highly recommend him. 😀
Cutting the grass and general pruning, tidying the
John did an excellent job, I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone else.
Removal of leaves / rubbish, weeding and pruning
amazing job - so pleased to have found you stuart! so hard to find good people. thank you so much!
Planting, pruning, weeding, tidying
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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
Gardening (pruning, weeding, tidying, etc.)
Bow, Greater London
28th Feb 2023
Need a gardener for some pruning and intentional tidying of the plants/vines/flowers in our small east London garden. No lawn, but raised beds all the way around (~50cm wide and ~20m long in total), with a mix of plants, small trees, creepers, shrubs, flowers, etc. - Due date: Flexible
Cranley Gardens, Greater London
16th Feb 2023
Pruning various bushes and adding compost - Due date: Flexible
Gardening / pruning
Walham Green, Greater London
16th Feb 2023
Small front and back town garden in Fulham - plants need pruning, weeding, tidying and all rubbish taken away - Due date: Before Tuesday, 28 February 2023
Garden hedge pruning, lawn mowing
Manchester, Greater Manchester
4th Feb 2023
hedge pruning, lawn mowing - Due date: Flexible
Expert advice on pruning and shaping acers
23rd Jan 2023
I have two small acers in a flower bed in front of my house and I want to trim them back a little as the branches are now growing over and blocking a pathway. Advice varies on how to do this. Needs doing this month or early next month. - Due date: Before Sunday, 5 February 2023
Prune/Trim vines on 7ft/8ft wooden Pagoda
Fishers Green, Hertfordshire
30th Dec 2022
Required to trim/prune vines growing on a pagoda in back garden. Vines are somewhat out of control on top of pagoda and need cutting back on top to encourage growth of vines underneath and to the sides of the pagoda. Vines and pagoda are about 20 years old. We find it difficult to reach on top of pagoda and would require ladders and appropriate tools to complete job. Cross beams on Pagoda are a bit fragile so care required so as not to damage or snap cross beams. - Due date: Flexible
Cut and prune overgrown vine tree.
Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17
7th Dec 2022
Cut and prune overgrown vine tree that has started to climb the wall. Prune anything else that needs pruning and clean and remove all garden waste.
Hugh communicated well right away and was very polite and the task completed to a high level. I would highly recommend Hugh as he is a gem.
Prune 2 trees bushes remove vine tidy lawn
Welling, Greater London
28th Nov 2022
My parents are elderly and cannot maintain the garden but they do love the garden your services will be very much appreciated. - Due date: Flexible
Prune plants for winter and Clear patio of leaves
Camberwell, Greater London, SE5
26th Nov 2022
We have a small patio garden about 4x5m - a number of potted plants and climbing rose which need cutting back and tidying for winter. Sweep up and remove leaf waste on the floor. I think it should take 1-2hrs - Due date: Flexible
Dominic arrived punctually and completed the task efficiently - he had all the required equipment and cleared up, and seemed knowledgeable about plants.
Pruning bushes & lawn mowing. Tree is not included in the task
Upper Walthamstow, Greater London
18th Nov 2022
Cutting down overgrown bushes and mowing the lawn. Work done at a rate of £20 per hour Estimated time: 4-5 hours - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 26 November 2022
One off garden hedge prune and weeding
Kingston Hill, Greater London, KT2
4th Nov 2022
massive hedge needs pruning and weeding of garden - Due date: Flexible
nice young man worked in such drizzly weather. Nice hedge and surrounds evident .
Skilled Hedge Trimming, Pruning, and Lawn mowing
Copse Hill, Greater London
25th Oct 2022
Shape Hedges and Mow Lawn We would require an experienced garden maintenance team with all available trimming, mowing, equipment and van for garden waste removal. Task: Front and back garden - Trim shrubs and hedges into rounded and straight shapes - Mow the lawn neatly - Pruning Shrubs neatly - Remove the garden waste generated -Tidy garden, remove dead leaves from property -Prune overgrown plants as required -Leave things looking neat and clean Due date: Before November - Due date: Before Tuesday, 1 November 2022
Mike is a positive, hard working and friendly guy. He his is determined to get the job done and works hard to achieve it. Highly recommend. Thanks Mike.
Clear leaves, pruning, planting flowers
Clapham Common, Greater London, SW4
24th Oct 2022
I am trying to find someone on a monthly basis to keep my small garden tidy but it has to be affordable thanks - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 28 October 2022
Pruning plus hose cleaning outdoor space after
Walham Green, Greater London
22nd Oct 2022
I need leaves and branches pruned and one bush tied back to the wall (must bring own rope for this) bring your own shears and equipment as I can only provide hose and garbage bags. The area is tiled and the bushes are in beds along the sides. Type of gardening: Garden cleanup, Hedge trimming Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: No - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, October 22, 2022
Gardening - de-weeding, pruning, cutting back, removal of waste
Parsons Green, Greater London, SW6
12th Oct 2022
We are moving out of our property in a couple of months and need the garden tidying up a bit. It’s a small area of patio (4.8m x 2.9m) so won’t require any lawn work, just quite a bit of de-weeding, pruning and cutting back of a couple of bushes as well as the removal of the waste. It’s a first floor flat of a period property and the garden is accessed via a ‘trap door’ in the kitchen, so overly large equipment is tricky to get down there. I would imagine it would be a couple of hours work. - Due date: Before Sunday, 30 October 2022
Matt was quick and efficient, did a great job clearing our garden and removing the waste.
Weeding and pruning
Prestwich Bank, Greater Manchester
2nd Oct 2022
Weeding and pruning of medium sized garden required - Due date: Flexible
Cutting back and pruning of roses and climbers
29th Sep 2022
I need all my rose bushes, climbers and ramblers hard pruning and clematis balearica cutting down, plus winter pruning of a vigorous wisteria. - Due date: Flexible
General garden tidy up/ prune big tree. Remove garden waste
Bowes Park, Greater London
23rd Sep 2022
Looking to have weeds pulled up (they pull up very easy as it’s gravel underneath) there’s a few bits of rubbish to be removed. Mainly someone that can prune the tree- and not damage it It shouldn’t be a long job as area is very small - Due date: Flexible
Cutting overhanging branches, prunning and tidying
Brunswick Park, Greater London
10th Sep 2022
I can't add images. Need tasker to confirm hour price and can work accodingly. - Due date: Before Thursday, 15 September 2022
Prunning and tidying
Cockfosters, Greater London
10th Sep 2022
gardening for prunning tidying etc - Due date: Before Thursday, 15 September 2022