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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! 

Get in touch with Pruning Experts such as Ramiz R, Robert N, and Hugh F today to get a wide variety of Pruning jobs done. From Garden Maintenance, Garden Planting, and Garden Tidy Up; you can get all types of Pruning done usually between £63-£300, with the median price of Pruning in South London being £182.

Recent Pruning tasks in South London

Weeding, pruning, mowing, trimming and cleaning 2 small flower beds


Summerstown, Greater London

21st Apr 2023

1. Lawn mowing 2. Weeding 3. Pruning/trimming 4. Leave clean up 5. Clearing small flower bed - Due date: Flexible

Trimming of a border hedge and some pruning of smaller plants.


Earlsfield, Greater London

18th Apr 2023

I have a tall border hedge running along one of my boundary fence, which needs trimming and reshaping, and also 3-4 small plants that need some pruning in the lead up to summer. The hedge will require a tall ladder and trimming equipment - there is power in the garden. The smaller plants are ground level. - Due date: Flexible

Planting pruning feeding and weeding.


South Croydon, Greater London

29th Mar 2023

Keeping garden tidy and colourful. - Due date: Flexible

Pruning of shrubs


Norbury, Greater London

28th Jul 2022

Approximately 10 small shrubs/ trees need pruning - Due date: Flexible

Weeding and pruning


Bromley Common, Greater London

31st May 2022

Weeding and clearing brambles trim ivy and pruning some laurel and Robinia tree Take away rubbish - Due date: Flexible

Weeding a pruning


Collier's Wood, Greater London, SW19

15th May 2022

Just need garden tidying some weeding and pruning Would be good if garden waste can also be taken away - Due date: Before Sunday, 22 May 2022

Weeding , mowing , pruning general tidy up .


Penge, Greater London

10th May 2022

There is a green waste bin and compost bin . Front and back garden - Due date: Flexible

Very happy with work done ! Polite and efficient . No hesitation in recommending .

Pruning and general tidy up.


Thornton Heath, Greater London

2nd May 2022

Pruning and general tidy up. I can cut the grass myself. I have Ivy which is out of control and needs cuttig back. - Due date: Flexible

Weeding, pruning, tidy up, lawn mow


Sydenham, Greater London

2nd May 2022

Small garden, there is a green bin, and a tiny front garden as well Plants need cutting back, mainly weeding and tidy plus lawn - Due date: Flexible

Spring tidy up of garden and pruning.


Earlsfield, Greater London

2nd May 2022

I have a small garden and I need a gardeners to tidy up a flower bed, prune and prepare some roses and jasmine for summer as well as some garden potted trees. - Due date: Flexible

Cutting back greengage tree and pruning rose


The Mews, Greater London

19th Oct 2021

Please could you quote for: pruning a rose (along the back of our fence, three separate plants) pruning a greengage tree Also, experience removing sap from astroturf grass and quoting for that (a small patch) No green waste bin on site but can go to tip. thanks James - Due date: Before Monday, 25th Oct 2021

Hugh was excellent and went above and beyond. He was thorough and friendly. Pleasure to deal with. James

Tidy up, prune, weed and bulb planting


Sundridge, Greater London

13th Oct 2021

Overgrown garden front snd back. Needs a general tidy and some bulbs planting. - Due date: Before Saturday, 30th Oct 2021

Weeding pruning mowing everything


Sydenham, Greater London

5th Oct 2021

Mowing pruning trimming everything

, pulling up dead box's, pruning large shrubs, weeding


Eden Park, Greater London

6th Sep 2021

Large shrubs and trees pruned, dead box ball hedges removed, weeding, all in front garden

Gardening and pruning


Sydenham, Greater London

6th Sep 2021

I need the climbing plants covering the dense and some of the walls cut back and some light weeding/cutting back plants in my very small back garden

Lawn mowed, cutting and pruning. General garden w.


Sanderstead, Greater London

11th Aug 2021

General garden work. Lawn tiding and clearing.

Landscape, gardening, pruning


Sundridge, Greater London

17th May 2021

New Fencing, adding cement decking / stairs from extension