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

A spike in the number of housing starts has been a boon for the Landscaping Services industry in California. As a result of heightened demand for landscaping services, industry revenue is expected to grow over the five years to 2017. Rising home price values have also contributed to an increase in demand for landscaping services. Conditions are expected to further improve, with industry revenue forecast to increase over the five years to 2022. Heightened demand will be primarily attributed to rising housing sales and residential construction, which is expected to support demand for landscaping services...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$8bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.1%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
79,134
Businesses
8,202
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising demand and service prices have resulted in moderate profit margins for landscaping services
  • Industry services will recieve a boost from interest in water conservation efforts
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entry for the Landscaping Services industry in California 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 onsite. 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 in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Landscaping Services in California 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 nonresidential construction in California and Value of Residential Construction in California in the Landscaping Services in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Landscaping Services in California 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
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Tree Trimming and Pruning
  • Pesticide Application and Vegetation Work
  • 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 nonresidential construction in California
  • Value of Residential Construction in California
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • Local and state government investment

  • Current Performance
  • Rising downstream demand
  • Drought Conditions
  • High-profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Greater demand from residential and commercial clients
  • Continued water conservation efforts
  • Decelerating profit margins
  • Table: Landscaping Services in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Landscaping Services in California 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
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Tree Trimming and Pruning
  • Pesticide Application and Vegetation Work
  • Other
  • Chart: Landscaping Services in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Buildings and dwellings
  • Amusement and recreation companies
  • Local government
  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Landscaping Services in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Marketing
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Landscaping Services in California

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • BrightViewCagwin & Dorward Landscape ContractorsGothic Landscape Inc.Jensen Corporate Holdings Inc.
  • Table: BrightView - financial performance
  • Table: Cagwin & Dorward Landscape Contractors - financial performance
  • Table: Gothic Landscape Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Jensen Corporate Holdings Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Landscaping Services in California 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 in California Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Fertilizer
  • A substance (e.g. manure or commercial fertilizer) used to supply nutrients to soil and plants.
  • Groundskeeping Service
  • A landscaping service that includes mowing, fertilizing and insect control.
  • Herbicide
  • A chemical agent used to destroy or inhibit plant growth, such as that of weeds.
  • Pesticide
  • A chemical agent used to destroy a pest found on plants or crops.
  • Tree Service
  • A landscaping service that includes tree removal and surgery (cutting of limbs).
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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    The Landscaping Services in California 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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