Year-Round Lawn Maintenance Services Available for Commercial & Residential Properties in the Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, & Other Central Iowa Areas.

Our experienced landscapers provide lawn maintenance services from spring into winter that will allow your property to flourish.

Property in Des Moines benefiting from ongoing lawn maintenance services.

Ongoing maintenance is important toward ensuring that your property is receiving its best care throughout the seasons. At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we provide maintenance for your property from spring through summer and into fall and winter, all year-round. Our lawn maintenance services are intended to not only keep your property polished and groomed at all times but to also provide it with what it needs to flourish.

We work with both commercial and residential properties throughout the greater Central Iowa regions. Providing a high standard of excellence is a top priority for our company, which is why you can expect experienced, detail-driven landscapers at every visit to your property.


Mowing, Snow Removal, Yard Cleanups, & Other Services That Are Part of Our Lawn Maintenance Program

The services we provide as part of our lawn maintenance program include:

  • Mowing
  • Mulch Services
  • Yard Cleanups
  • Leaf Removal
  • Snow Removal

Our company specialists check every job at completion and visit your property often to ensure satisfaction. We also employ a foreman all year.


Basics of Proper Mowing, Common Cool-Season Grasses in the Region, & Services Included During Mowing Sessions

Mowing and yard cleanups are popular services for the West Des Moines area.

Proper mowing is critical for a lawn to thrive. The three most important basics of lawn mowing include:

  • Mowing at the proper height
  • Mowing on a consistent basis
  • Keeping mower blades sharp

When we mow your lawn, we are careful not to remove more than one-third of the blade height in a single mowing session. Mowing sessions in Central Iowa areas like Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny start in spring, around late March or early April, and go through October on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, depending on weather conditions.

Mowing services include mowing, string trimming, edging, and blowing around your entire property. A typical mowing session looks like the following:

  1. First, we mow the turf to get a nice, even cut across the entire lawn.
  2. Next, we string trim around hard to reach areas such as around your house, trees, fence, and any of your hardscaping elements.
  3. After that, we edge to create a sharp, defined line between your grass and any bordering elements like walkways or your driveway. Edging creates a manicured look to your property.
  4. Last, we use a blower to remove all grass clippings from your driveway and walkways.

For one-time maintenance services for a distressed or overgrown property, we have tougher equipment to break through tall grasses, low areas, wooded areas, and more.


Trimming & Pruning for Shrubs, Hedges, & Small Trees

Hedge of shrubs recently trimmed in Des Moines, IA.

A common and very important task for keeping your landscape plants healthy is trimming and pruning. When trimming, we're controlling the shape and size, while pruning removes branches selectively for health reasons.

Trimming of your shrubs, hedges, and small trees should be done a few times per year for low maintenance landscapes, but as much as once per month for more manicured properties. Pruning, on the other hand, should only be done twice per year and the timing depends on the type of plant being pruned.


Mulch Ground Cover Installation Services

New mulch has been installed in the landscape bed of this Ankeny property.

Mulch offers both beneficial and aesthetically pleasing attributes to your landscaping beds. These ground coverings protect your plants, bushes, shrubs, and small trees, and help to retain moisture while preventing soil erosion.

Some of the most popular mulch installation options in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and other areas of Central Iowa include:

  • Medium bark
  • Fine bark
  • Compost mulch
  • Cedar woodchips
  • Cypress
  • Double-ground hardwood

Did you know utilizing organic mulch contributes to the overall soil and plant health by providing extra nutrients? Additionally, mulch ground coverings help form a barrier that acts as a form of weed control.


Yard Cleanups for Residential & Commercial Properties

We offer spring cleanups and fall cleanups as part of our overall yard cleanup services in order to prepare your residential or commercial property for the coming seasons.

Spring Cleanups

Around March or April, we provide our spring cleanups, which consist of removing leaves, small branches, and other yard debris. We perform our spring cleanup and debris removal in one visit to get your property ready for ongoing maintenance for the rest of spring, summer, and fall. During spring cleanups, we also rake through your landscaping beds to get them ready for mulching.

During this time, we also perform landscape bed maintenance. We pre-treat your beds with pre-emergent weed killer to combat the spread of weeds on your property.

Properly applied herbicide, along with any mulch ground coverings that have already been installed, should keep your landscape beds weed-free.

Fall Cleanups

Fall cleanups are performed by the end of November. We generally wait as long as possible to perform your leaf removal services during fall cleanups, as leaf removal is the biggest part of fall cleanups and we aim to avoid the need to perform multiple service visitations.


Leaf Removal to Avoid Pests & Diseases

Why should you have leaves removed on your property? When left to sit, leaves can become a breeding ground for pests and diseases on your lawn, as well as smother your grass by blocking its access to hydration, sunlight, and nutrients. The quicker leaves can be removed, the healthier your fall lawn will remain.

Our professional team members bring leaf blowers, rakes, and tarps to efficiently remove and dispose of the leaves on your property.


Snow Removal Done by Snow Blowers, Truck Plows, Shovels, & Other Equipment

The harsh winters that can be experienced in Des Moines makes the snow removal services of A+ Lawn & Landscape very popular

In the Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and other areas of Central Iowa, the first snow typically begins to fall in November and the season's last snowfall is usually around April. 

At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we have the equipment needed to make sure your property stays safe and accessible during the winter months. We remove snow on driveways, walkways, parking areas, and decks.

Our equipment allows us to remove snow from large commercial lots all the way down to residential areas. Our team uses a combination of shovels, snow blowers, truck plows, skid-steers, lightweight tractors, and heavy front-end loaders to keep your property snow free!


Ice Melt Delivery for Businesses & Residential Communities

Don't wait until you're hit with freezing temperatures and ice! At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we offer ice melt delivery in both 12lb and 50lb quantities to businesses and residential communities of Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny. Shakers are available for customers at an additional cost. If you need ice melt for your property this winter, make sure to get in touch with a team member at our facility today!


Call for a quote on lawn maintenance and additional services for your property.

A+ Lawn & Landscape is a locally owned and operated company that has been providing lawn maintenance for commercial and residential properties in the Central Iowa communities of Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

We have the knowledge, skills, and equipment to provide all the lawn care your property needs throughout the year. Furthermore, we have multiple crews at the ready to make sure your property is taken care of professionally and efficiently.

Call us today at (515) 289-2020 to ask about additional services or get a quote for your property. Find out what you can expect from having our expert team handle your on-going lawn maintenance!

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