Mulch Installation in Urbandale, West Des Moines, & Waukee, IA | Ultimate Lawn Services

Mulch Installation in & Around Urbandale, West Des Moines, & Waukee, IA

Our mulch ground covers will help to keep your landscape bed plants healthy.

Mulch ground covers are a great way to maintain the appearance of your landscape beds and keep your plants healthy and growing. Our team at Ultimate Lawn Services can help you tidy up your landscape beds by hand-installing the mulch of your choice. We offer this service to the homes and businesses in Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, and surrounding areas in Iowa.

Our team can install a wide variety of mulch, such as dyed hardwood mulch, cedar mulch, red mulch, and more. We install our mulch ground covers in a way that provides the most benefits for your plants. Because mulch decomposes over time, we suggest that you replenish your mulch at least once a year. Call us at (515) 371-0896 today to sign up with us!


We have a variety of different mulches available.

Cedar mulch being applied to lawn bed in Urbandale, IA.

We have a wide selection of different mulches for you to choose from. Some of the most common types of mulch we install include:

  • Hardwood mulch: Hardwood mulch is a particularly beneficial type of mulch because it is quite breathable; it helps to aerate your soil by allowing air to flow through it more easily than other mulches.
  • Black mulch: If you have a lot of brightly colored plants in your landscape beds, black mulch would be the perfect choice for a ground cover. The dark background that black mulch provides will make your plants look even more vibrant and beautiful.
  • Red mulch: Red mulch definitely attracts the eye and draws attention to your landscape beds with its bright color. If you are looking to make a bolder statement with your landscape beds, red mulch is for you.
  • Cedar mulch: Cedar mulch is actually quite effective at repelling insects like cockroaches, termites, and ants; this is because it naturally contains an oil called thujone. Cedar mulch is a great choice if you want a bit of extra help with keeping pests away from your plants.

We install our mulch ground covers with your plants' health in mind.

Mulch ground covers can be incredibly beneficial for your landscape bed plants. However, there is a specific way to install the mulch that allows your plants to receive the maximum benefits. When we install your ground cover, we will keep the layer of mulch about 2 to 3 inches thick. We will also leave an inch of bare soil around the base of your plants. This ensures that the mulch layer is thick enough to provide all of its benefits to your plants, but not so thick that it suffocates them.

We can also install rock ground covers using river rock, crushed brick, buckskin rock, and more!


How often should you schedule our mulch installation service?

Red mulch being applied to landscape in lawn bed in Grimes, IA.

We recommend scheduling our mulch installation service at least once a year so we can replenish your mulch. This is due to the fact that mulch decomposes over time. Your mulch decomposing is actually great for your landscape bed plants; as the mulch breaks down, it turns into organic matter that releases nutrients into the soil below it. However, while your mulch breaking down is helpful for your plants, it also means that you should give us a call about once a year to freshen up your supply.


Give us a call today to sign up for our mulch installation service!

For the last 17 years, our experts at Ultimate Lawn Services have offered high-quality landscaping services to property owners in Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, and neighboring cities in Iowa. If you are interested in protecting your plants and keeping your landscape looking pristine, call us at (515) 371-0896 to sign up for our mulch installation service today!