Turf Care Programs & Services

Let's face it, lawn care isn't as simple as it may appear. There is a true science around how a plant (grass) grows and thrives. At ILS, we combine understanding the complexities of the science, knowing the appropriate timing and delivery methods and base our products on our current environmental factors. That knowledge and experience along with our genuine care is how we provide you exceptional residential and commercial lawn care.


We specialize in fertilization, weed control, soil amendments, aeration, over-seed, tree and shrub health solutions, mosquito/flea and tick, insect/pest control along with vegetation control and other preventative and curative solutions for your lawn. 

At ILS we understand that not all lawns are the same, and therefore we use an "innovative" approach to tailor a solution that is best for the unique needs of your lawn. 

ILS is currently serving the areas of Adel, Van Meter, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Urbandale, Clive, Grimes, Johnston, Ankeny and Norwalk.

Make 'em
Superior Program
This program consists
of 6 Applications, Weed Control +2 Additional Services:
  • Application 1 (Pre-Emergent)
  • Application 2 (Post Emergent)
  • Application 3 (Liquid Endurance)   
  • Grub Control
  • Application 4
  • Application 5            
  • Application 6                       
  • Core Aeration (Fall)
  • FREE Service Calls
  Keeping Up
With The Jones'
Standard Program
This program consists
of 6 Applications and
Weed Control:
  • Application 1 (Pre-Emergent)
  • Application 2 (Post Emergent)
  • Application 3 (Liquid Endurance)   
  • Application 4
  • Application 5            
  • Application 6                     
  • FREE Service Calls
 Size 'em Up
Custom Select
Select any of
the 6 Applications, includes Weed Control:
Grub Control
Core Aeration
(Spring or Fall) 

Program services continue from year to year unless otherwise notified in writing of the desire to discontinue receiving service. Any services performed before discontinuation notice is received will be billed and payment will be due upon receipt. Refunds for services paid for, but not yet performed, will be given less any discounts, credits, credit card or processing fees, and returned via the original form of payment.

Additional Service Needs
  • Grub Prevention and Post Control
  • Aeration 
  • Over-seed  
  • Soil Amendments
  • Crabgrass Preventative & Post Control
  • Disease Control
  • Vegetation Control
  • Tree & Shrub Health Solutions/Programs
  • Exterior Home Perimeter Pest Control
  • Mosquito/Flea & Tick Control
  • Many more preventative and curative turf, tree, shrub and pest solutions!


Grub Preventative

Application containing an insecticide to prevent grubs from hatching and damaging the lawn. It is important to thoroughly water in this product for it to be effective.


Core Aeration

Core aeration removes plugs or "cores" of soil and thatch from a lawn. Core aeration reduces soil compaction, creating a channel through which oxygen, water, and nutrients can penetrate the soil. Core aeration is also a great time to seed the lawn.




ILS uses the highest quality seed that cannot be found at local retail stores. Over-seeding is typically done at the time of core aeration. It is an easy way to fill in bare spots, improve the density of turf, establish or improve existing grass varieties and enhance the color of a lawn. Shaded lawns are recommended to be seeded every other year.


Root Growth Stimulant (Spring & Fall OR 4 Application Program)

Root Growth Stimulants are designed to increase rooting and decrease stress pressure caused by heat and drought. The active material contains Humic Acid and Sea Kelp to aid in initial spring green up, to buffer and extend nitrogen release rates, and to add oxygen to the soil profile for greater nutrient uptake.

Liquid Aeration (Spring & Fall OR 4 Application Program)

Liquid aeration is designed to break up and loosen topsoil and encourage deeper rooting to drive more oxygen into the topsoil profile. Driving roots deeper will crack the soil and with the aid of powerful oxygen adding ingredients will provide a dynamic shift in your soil.

Liquid Dethatch (Also Available as a 4 Application Program)

Liquid Dethatch is designed to reduce thatch build up in lawns. This product focuses on composting thatch faster by encouraging microbial activity at the soil surface and increasing heat. Thatch is quickly reduced, and the organic matter is captured as a food source for your turf.

Moisture Manager

Moisture Manager technology is designed to reduce overall watering and trap moisture where it is needed most, the root zone. It consists of a group of hygroscopic and humectant components that attract moisture and make it available to plant roots reducing loss to evaporation. Irrigation immediately after application is recommended, however within 3-5 days is acceptable.  Additional applications may be required as the necessity for more frequent irrigation increases.

Vegetation Control (Landscape beds, parking lots, driveway cracks and sidewalks)

Applications to eliminate weeds and grasses in unwanted areas such as driveways, sidewalks, patios, gravel paths, fence lines, landscaping and other areas where no vegetation is desired.

Weed Control

As a single or individual application outside of a full turf program. Broadleaf Herbicide for Tough Weeds uses the proven performance of triclopyr and precise ratios of multiple active ingredients to provide effective cool-weather weed control in a speed product. Kills the toughest broadleaf weeds on turf, including wild violet, ground ivy, oxalis, and clover.


Fungicide (Preventative and Curative)

Afternoon and evening rainfall, mowing with a dull blade, infrequent mowing and hot humid weather are all things which can cause fungus activity on your lawn. Some fungi merely cause aesthetic problems to the turf. Others, however, will cause irreparable damage and death to your lawn. For this reason, we recommend protecting your lawn with our Preventative Fungicide Program. Our Program consists of 4 applications of contact and systemic fungicides. The treatments are applied at a preventative rate on a timely basis throughout the growing season. Curative action is taken when a disease is discovered on the turf. Curative applications will be applied at a heavier rate to help reduce further damage.