Des Moines Landscaping Professionals
(515) 967-7400

About Us

Landscaping Work CrewFrontline Lawn & Landscapes 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 15 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.



Matt Wonderlin - Maintenance Operations

Matt always knew he wanted to work outside but wasn’t exactly sure what that would look like. We initially approached him with the intentions of finding our next Maintenance Operations Manager. What we found was quite a bit more. With over 4 years invested into Frontline Lawn & Landscapes, Matt has become a pillar to the foundation our company was built on. He exemplifies the heart and soul of this company and continues to exceed all expectations. Currently a division leader in our Lawn Care and Irrigation Division, is anything he can’t do. His leadership and genuine care for the workers under him makes him an easy person to talk to and get along with. This quality can be found in and outside of work.  When Matt’s not on the job, you can probably find him enjoying some family time on a camping & kayaking trip.



Justin Wagler - Sales Manager/Lead Estimator

Justin joined Frontline Lawn & Landscapes during the winter of 2018 and will coordinate the company's sale efforts, including landscaping sales and design, property maintenance, and irrigation.  For the past 20 years, he has built great relationships throughout the community of Polk county with his work in sales.  Justin’s experience working in the green industry has lead him to holding many positions ranging from entry level laborer to upper management including ownership. As a husband and father of three, he understands the importance of building great rapport and treating customers like family.  Justin believes that outstanding customer service and doing things the right way is the key to success in his role at Frontline Lawn & Landscapes; happy customers  are his highest priority, and he will go to great lengths to ensure just that.

When Justin isn’t working you can usually find him attending one of his children's sporting events or spending time with family & friends.


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Quinn and I are very happy with the work you and your crew did for us. You guys are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient - all a client could ask for! Best of luck to you!

Belinda Rhinehart
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.

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