Overview

A new leaf: Rising construction activity will encourage demand for industry services

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Landscaping Services can be used to help you understand the industry’s market size, growth potential and major companies. Five-year forecasts provide insight into the industry’s prospects, so you can make decisions with confidence. This information is perfectly suited to informing your business plans, pitch books, benchmarking and SWOT analysis.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$83bn
Annual Growth
12-17
5.1%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
1,041,401
Business
516,700

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand from both residential and nonresidential clients has increased as markets have stabilized
  • Consumers with above-average incomes are more likely to demand landscaping services
  • Rising construction activity will increase the industry’s potential market
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, growth in the domestic housing and property markets has led to greater demand for landscaping services. Confidence in the housing market remains strong, and steady per capita disposable income growth is projected to encourage households to continue outsourcing yard care over the next five years.

    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Landscaping Services industry is highly labor intensive; its services are primarily provided through manual labor with little heavy equipment involved. Workers are required for lawn mowing, fertilizing, tree and shrub pruning, planting, spraying and other activities that cannot be automated. Along with providing the physical labor, workers creating personal relationships with residential customers is important as well. Operators rely on renewed contracts as a source of recurring revenue, the odds of which increase with good customer relationships. Total labor costs, including subcontractor wages, are expected to account for 32.3% of revenue in 2017; conversely, depreciation is expected to account for only 1.8%. Wit

    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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    Industry Products

    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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 institutional and public sector clients
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Landscaping Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Non-profit organizations and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Landscaping Services Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Landscaping Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Landscaping Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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    The Landscaping Services market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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