Hardscapes & Outdoor Living Services | Ankeny, Johnston, & Urbandale, IA | ETCH Outdoor Living

#1 Hardscapes & Outdoor Living Services In Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, IA & Surrounding Areas

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Flagstone patio and landscape bed at a home in Ankeny, IA.

Building Beautiful Landscapes in & Around Ankeny, IA Since 2018.

Hardscapes & Outdoor Living Services for Properties in Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale, IA & Nearby Locations

We can transform your outdoor living area with our custom services.

Our certified installers are skilled in building custom hardscapes and outdoor living area features in Iowa. Our services range from 3D designs and renderings to fire pits, swimming pools, outdoor kitchens, and much more. If you're looking for exceptional services in Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, or a nearby area in Iowa, give us a call at (515) 654-5447 to receive a quote for your custom hardscape or outdoor living project.

3D Design & Renderings

3D landscape design of a patio area for a property in Bondurant, IA.

The visualization aspect of any hardscape project is important, so we make it possible for you to see your future project in living color and vivid detail through the use of 3D designs and renderings. Our skilled design team can create a rendering of your hardscape to show you upfront how it will look after installation.

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Artificial Turf

Artificial turf installed at a home in Ankeny, IA.

Our artificial turf can be used to modernize and accent specific areas around your property. It can emphasize the features of your steps, walkways, and similar hardscapes even more.

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Swimming Pools

Custom patio around a beautiful, blue swimming pool in Elkhart, IA.

Swimming pools can make a great addition to any property. We offer a swimming pool design service so you can see exactly how a swimming pool would look if you were to have one installed on your property.

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Open patio area with chairs and a table in Ankeny, IA.

Our professional installers can build you a custom patio to extend the usability of your outdoor living space. We build patios using first-rate materials such as natural stone, pavers, porcelain, and more. We can create virtually any style and design that you would like your patio to include!

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Fire Pits

Fire pit with flames on a custom patio near Bondurant, IA.

A fire pit is a traditional way to add warmth and excitement to outdoor entertaining. We can professionally install a fire pit on your property from one of our pre-built kits, or we can create a custom fire pit for you that is representative of your unique style and property.

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Outdoor Kitchens

Custom outdoor kitchen area with grill and custom countertops in Bondurant, IA.

We build custom outdoor kitchens with premium materials and are able to include any sort of amenities and features that you would like! Our design team is here to help you select the materials that offer the best color, layout, and style for your distinct property.

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Outdoor Lighting

Custom outdoor lighting installed along a lush landscape walkway in Saylorville, IA.

Outdoor lighting can reveal the beauty of your property at night and add an ambiance to your outdoor entertainment events in the evenings. We give careful attention to design elements and will even help you consider the best areas around your property to illuminate to help you showcase its best features.

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Seating Walls

Seating wall built around an outdoor kitchen in Saylorville, IA.

Permanent seating can add a multi-functional element to your outdoor living area. It can also upgrade the entertainment experience of both you and your guests since you will be able to say goodbye to folding up chairs after hosting events! We install our seating walls using high-quality and durable blocks.

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Retaining Walls

Custom stone retaining wall constructed in Ankeny, IA.

Our retaining walls are sound structures that will balance out the look of your property while also standing as a barrier to prevent drainage issues and excess soil erosion, among its many other benefits. We build our retaining walls with heavy-duty blocks.

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We're a member of the Iowa Professional Lawn Care Association!


Paver walkway leading to a home's front door in Elkhart, IA.

A new walkway can enhance your property by adding convenience and accessibility while also improving your curb appeal. We can design and install a walkway for you in a pattern and design that pairs well with the overall characteristics of your property.

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Take your curb appeal to the next level by investing in a new driveway! We build driveways from high-quality materials that are both beautiful and durable, including pavers, porcelain, brick, and poured concrete, allowing you to choose the option that meets your aesthetic perfectly! 

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White Pergola In Backyard

We can install the pergola of your dreams using a custom design or kit build, and you can choose which best suits your preferences. Then, our team will work with you to determine the best place to put it, whether over a patio, garden, or any other area. You can even take your pergola to the next level by adding fabric shades for additional privacy and protection from the sun, then outdoor lighting to bring it to life even after the sun goes down!

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Outdoor Fireplaces

Outdoor living area with a custom fireplace in Ankeny, IA.

If a fireplace is more suitable for your outdoor space than a pit, we're happy to install one for you! Our team of professionals also has experience in building custom fireplaces, or we can install one on your property from your choice of one of our pre-made fireplace kits.

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Our fire features are available in natural gas, propane, and wood-burning options!

Outdoor Steps

Natural stone steps built at a home in Ankeny, IA.

Outdoor steps are a great way to add dimensional and aesthetic appeal to your property. Our team can create your outdoor steps out of several durable material options, such as flagstone, pavers, stone, and more. Each of these materials will create beautiful steps that have exceptional durability.

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Water Features

Beautiful, serene water fall water feature at a home in Ankeny, IA.

Water features offer a versatile way to include the peaceful, calming effects of water in your outdoor area. We build water features both large and small so they can fit nearly any landscape. We use natural materials like basalt and stone boulders for these custom builds.

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Rock Installation

A landscape bed of bushes covered with rock by a home in Pleasant Hill, IA.

Our rock ground coverings will enhance the beauty of your landscape beds while also improving the health of your plants. When you take advantage of this service, we will follow best practices while installing rocks in your landscape beds to ensure they look great and provide their intended benefits. Some popular rock types we offer include river rock, trap rock, and buckskin. 

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Mulch Installation

Landscape bed with fresh mulch installation near Elkhart, IA.

Mulch is a ground covering that can protect the health of your plants by discouraging soil erosion and keeping your soil protected against harsh weather conditions. Any time a ground covering is present, you can count on the longevity of plants improving. Our team installs mulch by hand, ensuring even coverage across your landscape beds. We offer a variety of different options, so your plants will be protected in style! You can choose from the following:

  • Shredded Mulch
  • Hardwood
  • Cedar
  • Natural Mulch

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Overgrown Yard Cleanups

A messy overgrown backyard in need of cleanup in Urbandale, IA.

If your landscape beds are overgrown and need some serious TLC, our overgrown yard cleanup service is just what you need. This service can include everything your landscape beds need to get back to looking their best including trimming and pruning plants, weed removal, installing new mulch or rock ground coverings, and more!

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Plantings & Renovations

Landscape plantings and bed renovations at a home in Bondurant, IA.

A new softscape project can set you on the trajectory of improving your property! Flowers are some of the best additions you can add to your landscape in order to promote beautiful and peaceful surroundings. We install plantings of all kinds, but we can also renovate your existing landscape with a new supply of flowers. Some of the most popular flowers and plants that we install include hydrangeas, boxwoods, and reed grasses, but we're happy to install other plants that you enjoy.

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Holiday Lighting

Holiday lights installed around perimeter of home's roof in Ankeny, IA.

We offer our holiday lighting service starting in late October. Once you sign up for this service, you'll purchase custom holiday lights from us, which come in various festive color options, including soft white, for a more modern and subtle holiday aesthetic. Then, we'll install them when it's most convenient for you, following a meticulous process to ensure precision with our service. Once we are finished, you'll be left with a beautifully illuminated property that will stand out this holiday season!

We can decorate your small trees and bushes with our holiday lights!

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Call us today for exceptional hardscapes and outdoor living services!

At ETCH Outdoor Living, we thrive on providing exceptional hardscape builds and improving outdoor living areas with our services. If any of these services piqued your interest, feel free to give us a call at (515) 654-5447 today to schedule a consultation! We service Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, and nearby communities in Iowa.