Transforming your outdoor space with a segmental retaining wall system adds both beauty and functionality to your property. Excel Lawns & Landscape is here to take the hard out of hardscape. With tens of thousands of blocks install our owner is an industry expert and retaining wall systems is where it all started.

Retaining walls do more than holding back soil or earth; they bring out the best in your property. Each is tailored to fit the unique situation, shape, and style of your outdoor landscape. They provide the necessary functionality elements and integrate perfectly with your existing or new landscape design, enhancing the overall look and adding some wow factor to your home.

Ensuring that your retaining wall system is not only a sight to behold when finished, but also long-lasting our choice of materials is a critical step. From high-strength, solid concrete blocks to natural stone or wet casted units each wall design differs on what that wall is asked to do. These walls are perfect for creating a structural or free-standing wall system, built-in stairs, patio seating or columns while controlling erosion, managing sloped yards, and increasing the usable space for your family and friends. We focus on delivering a practical and attractive solution that not only boosts your outdoor enjoyment but adds some ROI to the property.

Are you ready to transform your outdoor space with a wall that combines strength with style? Excel Lawns & Landscape can turn that dream into reality. Our team is ready to guide you to the perfect solution that complements your vision and functional needs. Reach out now and let’s create a space that brings you some peace.


At Excel Lawns & Landscape, we recognize that the perfect material balances function with flair, ensuring durability while complementing your property’s look. Explore our selection of top-tier options designed to fulfill various landscape demands:

Concrete Block: Known for their strength and versatility, concrete block can provide a modern, rustic, and traditional looks with robust functionality. This product has come a long way in the past 10 years. Ideal for both structural support and aesthetic appeal, they can be crafted to fit any landscape design, ensuring longevity and ease of maintenance.

Natural Stone: For a touch of timeless elegance, natural stone is unmatched. Its unique variations in color and texture bring a distinctive character to your property, offering both stability and natural beauty. Stone walls blend seamlessly with any setting, enhancing the environment while providing reliable erosion control.

Decorative Features: Enhance your retaining wall’s function and appeal by adding elements such as landscape lighting, Columns or integrated seating. Don’t be affair to mix and match color and textures doing so will set your wall apart from the rest. Features like this not only boost the wall’s practicality but also add a touch of sophistication and comfort.


Foundation Preparation: A solid retaining wall starts with a proper foundation and base preparation it is essential for stability and longevity of your retaining wall system. Is it necessary for your wall build? While we advocate for customized approaches the devil is in the details. A well-prepared base, meeting industry standard compaction density requirements, prevents shifting and movement during central Iowa’s freeze and thaw cycles. This maintains the wall’s structure, ensuring its durability and effectiveness for lifetime of the wall.


Don’t miss the chance to enhance your property’s outdoor appeal this season. With our expert Landscape Retaining Wall Installation Service crafting an aesthetically pleasing landscape is simpler than ever. Whether you aim to fortify the structural stability of your property, introduce a new level of style and flair, or just wish for a low-maintenance outdoor area, we are here to assist.

Why delay? Connect with us today and let Excel Lawns & Landscape transform your landscaping ideas into tangible results. Our committed team is ready to partner with you to pinpoint that perfect wall design that complements your property’s distinct features and needs.

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Here’s a brief look at some of the specialized services we provide in Des Moines and nearby areas as part of our landscape retaining wall installation.

  • Retaining Wall Construction

  • Retaining Wall Repair and Maintenance

  • Custom Landscaping Design Consultation

  • Erosion Control Solutions

  • Seating Walls

  • Landscape Lighting


Got questions? We’re here with answers. Explore some common inquiries we receive about our installation services in Des Moines.

Ensuring a sturdy and durable retaining wall installation is crucial for the long-term stability of your property. While some may consider DIY approaches, it’s important to recognize the complexities involved in constructing retaining walls to withstand various soil conditions, drainage issues, and potential structural loads. As experts in the field, we recommend seeking professional assistance if you’re unsure about the intricacies of retaining wall installation. A qualified professional can assess your site, provide tailored solutions, adhere to local building codes, and ensure proper engineering and landscaping techniques are employed. By investing in professional retaining wall installation, you’re not just safeguarding your property but also gaining peace of mind knowing that your structure is built to last.

The price varies on the scope and scale of your project and the materials selected. We collaborate with you to form a budget and a plan that works within that budget. Our goal is to provide you with enough information to make an educated decision that works for you.

The need for inspection or maintenance of your retaining wall varies based on the wall’s materials. As rule of thumb, retaining walls are meant to hold back earth not water, adding additional soil behind the wall is needed when the soil in below the retaining walls cap.

Geogrid: The Secret Weapon for Reinforcing Retaining Walls!

Are you looking to reinforce and stabilize your retaining wall? Look no further than geogrid installation. Geogrid, a geosynthetic material, is an essential component for enhancing the stability of your retaining wall. Installed in horizontal layers between wall courses and extending into the soil behind the wall, geogrid serves to increase your wall system’s mass and resilience. Whether your project involves residential landscaping or commercial landscaping, geogrid ensures suitability for segmental retaining wall systems offering a wide range of applications.

The installation process for geogrid is straightforward yet critical for optimal performance. It involves meticulous steps such as proper site preparation, laying the geogrid perpendicular to the wall, ensuring correct positioning and overlapping, and careful backfilling and compaction. With geogrid reinforcement, retaining walls can effectively withstand varying soil conditions, loading pressures, and environmental factors, providing long-lasting stability and peace of mind for your landscape construction projects.

Why Choose Excel Lawns and Landscape

Our Des Moines landscaping services can transform your outdoor space into something beautiful and functional. From design to installation to maintenance, our team of experts can help you create the outdoor space you’ve always dreamed of.

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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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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!

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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.

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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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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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