In bloom: Steady growth in the housing market will encourage demand for industry services

The Landscaping Services industry alters, maintains or enhances the visible components of land and property. Demand for industry services is dependent on the health of the housing and property markets, both of which have grown steadily over the past five years. Additionally, since landscaping services are often discretionary, industry demand is dependent on levels of per capita disposable income. The industry also relies on demand from the high-income demographic, which generates a healthy portion of its market, as well as from institutional and commercial clients that result in higher per-service revenue. Similar trends are expected over the five years to 2023 as residential and nonresidential construction activity begins to stabilize...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$88bn
Annual Growth 13-18
4.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
1.0m
Businesses
511,736
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand from both residential and nonresidential clients has increased as markets have stabilized
  • Businesses have cautiously increased their expenditure on lucrative projects
  • As demand conditions improve, small-scale businesses are projected to enter the industry
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entry for the Landscaping Services industry are extremely low. There is no formal training or licenses required for basic lawn mowing services, and comparatively little investment is needed to start a business. The industry is not capital intensive and does not rely heavily on expensive equipment. Most tools and equipment used by industry operators have low costs and represent one-time expenditures. Moreover, new entrants, especially nonemployers and smaller operators, do not need to rent office space to operate their business because lawn maintenance and other landscaping work are done on-site. Operators do, however, need to secure transportation vehicles, including trucks and trailers, as well as professional-grade lawn mowers...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Landscaping Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Landscaping Services Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Providing services to groups with high disposable income
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of private nonresidential construction and Value of residential construction in the Landscaping Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Landscaping Services Industry?

    This industry primarily provides landscape care and maintenance services, including planting trees, shrubs, flowers, lawns or gardens. Industry companies may also design landscape plans or construct walkways, retaining walls, decks, fences, ponds and similar structures. The design of large-scale landscaped areas, such as the campuses of hospitals or schools, is included in the Landscape Design industry (IBISWorld report 54132).

    Industry Products
  • Maintenance and general services, commercial
  • Maintenance and general services, residential
  • Design-build-installation services
  • Arborist services and other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing arborist services
  • Fertilizing lawns
  • Landscape care and maintenance
  • Landscape installation
  • Lawn mowing
  • Planting trees, shrubs and other plants
  • Spraying lawns
  • Basic landscape design (excluding full landscape architecture)
  • Pruning
  • Turf installation (except artificial turf)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Government consumption and investment

  • Current Performance
  • Residential demand drives growth
  • Greater demand from institutional and public-sector clients
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand remains strong but slows
  • Greater demand from the public sector
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Landscaping Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Landscaping Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment Rental
  • Property Management
  • Hospitals
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Maintenance and general services, commercial
  • Maintenance and general services, residential
  • Design-build-installation services
  • Arborist services and other services
  • Chart: Landscaping Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial markets
  • Residential markets
  • Government and institutional markets
  • Nonprofit organizations and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Landscaping Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesMarketingDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Landscaping Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Landscaping Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Landscaping Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Landscaping Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Arborist
  • A specialist in planting, transplanting, pruning and diagnosing the ailments of trees as well as in tree surgery and tree maintenance.
  • Fertilizer
  • A substance (e.g. manure or commercial fertilizer) used to supply nutrients to soil and plants.
  • Herbicide
  • A chemical agent used to destroy or inhibit plant growth, such as that of weeds.
  • Lawn Service
  • A landscaping service that includes mowing, fertilizing and insect control.
  • Mulch
  • A protective covering (e.g. sawdust or compost) spread over the ground to reduce evaporation, maintain even soil temperature, prevent erosion, control weeds or enrich the soil.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Pesticide
  • A chemical agent used to destroy a pest found on plants or crops.
  • Shrub Service
  • A landscaping service that includes the trimming and shaping of plants.
  • Tree Service
  • A landscaping service that includes tree removal and surgery (cutting of limbs).
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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