Landscaping Professionals. Based in Altoona, IA
(515) 778-3969

About Us

Landscaping Work CrewFrontline Lawn & Landscapes, LLC has been in business since 2005 operating on two simple principles: provide each customer with high-quality personalized service and "Natural Beauty – Conception to Completion."


As a result we've built a reputation as one of Central Iowa's premier residential and commercial landscape companies.

We are a full-service company providing all aspects of landscaping under one roof, including design, maintenance, construction, irrigation, stone walls, outdoor rooms, water features and lighting for residential and commercial clients.



To always exceed each customer's expectations through a high level of craftsmanship and professionalism.

With this idea we continue to try and be the best landscape contractor in Central Iowa. Our dedicated staff works with clients every step of the way to ensure that customers receive the services they need and desire.

With our wide range of offerings, we look forward to continuing our tradition of providing top-quality services, exceptional individualized attention and unrivaled customer satisfaction.

Joe Morton - Owner

Joe made the decision long ago to make a career for himself in what is known as the “Green Industry.”  Much of his decision was based on his enthusiasm for landscaping, gardening and nature in general.  He has been involved in the Green Industry for more than 10 years now, with experience in both commercial and residential projects.

Prior to opening Frontline Lawn & Landscapes he was employed by two other firms that are among the top firms in the state of Iowa.  During his tenure with those companies he was also involved in school to earn his Bachelors Degree and Associates Degree in Horticultural Science.  His time with both firms has provided him the experience in services ranging from landscape design & construction, irrigation, lawn maintenance and everything in between.

Throughout his career, training and education have been important to his development and he is a member of the following Green Industry organizations:

Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA)
Iowa Professional Lawn Care Association (IPLCA)
Professional Land Care Network (PLANET)

Much of Joe’s success must be attributed to his many great family members, friends, coworkers and everyone he has had the privilege of been associated with over the past 10+ years. 

“Without the guidance and influence I have received from many people along the way, I could not have reached the level I am at this point.  Much of my success goes back to their help.”


Jed Bockenstedt – Operations Manager

Jed has been in the construction industry since 2006.  Doing everything from foundation work, framing, and siding and roofing.  Originally from Dyersville, Iowa he moved to the Des Moines area in the fall of 2011 to give landscaping a try.  He quickly found a passion working with customers and seeing the joy and excitement it can bring to them by enhancing their property.  Whether it may be small projects of edging and plantings, or complete yard transformations Jed takes pride in making sure the customer is happy with the work he oversees.  

Jed became Frontline's Operation Manager in 2012. With the skills and understanding necessary to complete jobs and work with customers, he is a great asset to Frontline Lawn and Landscapes.


Chris Jones - Maintenance Division Manager

Chris has been in the horticultural business for over 10 years. He completed his degree in Horticultural Science with emphasis in turf management in 2003. With 6 years working as a turf specialist for local golf courses Chris is excited to bring his experience to your back yard.

Aside from working in turf management Chris is also ArborJet Certified Tree Injection Specialist which bring expertise in pest control and health for Des Moines trees.

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Frank and I discussed how it is so 'worth it' to work with a company that has great work ethics and has the customer's needs and wants in mind. The quality of your work is apparent! Take care

Frank and Trish Nuno
West Des Moines, IA


We are a supporter of Central Campus in the Des Moines School District where we reach out to teach students in the horticulture program.

Members of

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great des moines partnership
pleasant hill chamber
altoona chamber