An Irrigation system that is properly watering is crucial for the health your lawn and landscape, whether commercial or residential. However, without proper maintenance, even the best irrigation systems can falter to mother nature, leaving your lawn and landscape to chance. Our expert Irrigation Services ensure your property remains lush and your plants stay healthy and hydrated all year round.

Specializing in Irrigation winterization/blowout, backflow testing, and irrigation repairs, we provide a comprehensive solution for the Des Moines Area Metro and nearby cities keeping those irrigation systems running smoothly. With our Irrigation services, you can rest assured that your lawn and landscape will receive optimal water distribution, preventing waste and promoting vibrant growth.

If sustainability and efficiency are important to you, our tailored services help conserve water and maintain the health of your lawn and landscape with smart control panels, rain sensors, and wind sensors, keeping your property attractive and thriving.


  • Winterization/Blowout:

    To ensure your irrigation system is protected from the harsh winter months. Our winterization and blowout service prevent main lines, heads, and valves from freezing and cracking, safeguarding your investment and ensuring a hassle-free start-up in the spring.

  • Backflow Testing:

    Annual backflow testing isn’t just good practice it is required by the local municipalities like Des Moines, Ankeny, West Des Moines, Waukee, and Urbandale to protect the water supply. Our annual backflow testing ensures your irrigation system complies with safety standards, city requirements, while preventing contaminants from entering your water supply. Afterwards the backflow testing result are submitted to the city.

  • Repairs:

    From minor fixes to major issues, our irrigation repair service covers all your needs. We quickly diagnose and resolve problems to restore your system’s functionality, ensuring efficient water usage and a vibrant lawn and landscape.


Maintaining a vibrant and healthy landscape requires more than just an efficient lawn irrigation service. At Excel Lawn & Landscape, we offer a range of complementary lawn care services that work together to keep your property in top condition year-round.

  • Lawn Fertilization Services

    Providing your lawn with essential nutrients through regular fertilization is key to its growth. Our fertilization services ensure that your grass remains vibrant, sturdy, and healthy throughout the seasons.

  • Lawn Aeration Service

    Aeration improves soil structure and promotes better water absorption, essential for a healthy lawn. Our Lawn Aeration Service helps your grass grow deeper roots and enhances the effectiveness of your irrigation system.

  • Weed Control Service

    Unchecked weeds can quickly overrun a lawn. Our weed control services target and eliminate invasive plants, allowing your grass to have the space and resources to grow and flourish.

Irrigation Services


  • Enhanced Lawn and Landscape Health

  • Professional and Efficient Service

  • Time and Water Savings

  • Tailored Solutions for Your Needs

  • Year-Round Care


You have questions, we have answers. Below are the top questions we get about our irrigation services.

Effective irrigation is vital not just for your water bill, but for maintaining a healthy lawn and landscape. It provides your plants and grass with an optimal amount of water they need, encouraging strong root systems and minimizing disease risks.

It’s recommended to have your irrigation system checked and serviced at least twice a year—once before the irrigation season begins and once after it ends. Routine maintenance helps detect and address issues early, ensuring efficient operation.

Hiring professionals ensures your landscaping irrigation system is correctly installed and maintained. Experts can optimize water usage, troubleshoot problems, and provide valuable advice on the do’s and don’ts.

Yes, we provide tailored irrigation solutions to meet your specific needs. Whether it’s winterization, backflow testing, or repairs, we customize our services to ensure your irrigation system operates efficiently year-round.

No, we do not offer new irrigation system installations. Our focus is on providing expert maintenance, repairs, winterization, and backflow testing to ensure your existing system operates at peak performance.

Winterization, also known as a blowout, removes water from your irrigation system to prevent damage due to freezing during the winter months. This essential step safeguards your system and ensures a smooth start-up in the spring with less repairs.

If your need irrigation repair, contact us immediately. Our team quickly diagnoses and fixes issues to restore functionality, minimize water waste ensuring an efficient water usage during the season.

Why Choose Excel Lawns and Landscape

Our Des Moines lawn care services can transform your outdoor space into something beautiful and functional.

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The crew at Excel worked on our front porch retaining wall. They did excellent work, were courteous, prompt in getting the job done, and even came out a few months later just to double-check the wall during cold weather. Thanks for all you did. I will definitely recommend your services.

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The team at Excel Lawn and Landscape performs lawn mowing and weed control currently. I have peace of mind knowing they take care of my yard and plan to have them help with the fence and landscape in the future. Thank you for helping me gain control of the creeping Charlie in my yard and restore my yard’s curb appeal!

Treasa B., via Google

The recent ice storm had the sidewalks and driveway a sheet of ice. They came out twice to treat the areas. I was impressed with not only the work they performed but also that I did not have to call them to remind them. Rarely do I encounter from others the great service Excel provided. I am thrilled I hired them.

Michael Amadeo, via Google

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I called and they actually answered the phone and it didn’t go to voicemail. They came to see the job and gave me a fair quote and a date when they would be able to do it. The job was completed on time and I’m very happy with the work of the team.

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Thank you so much for the quality workmanship you and your team provided to us over the past week or so. The work you did not only looks great but it also provided us with superior results. I appreciate your quality of work, your professionalism, and your very reasonable prices.

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