Solid ground: The construction market will recover, renewing demand for landscape services

After experiencing significant losses during the recession, the Landscape Design industry is finally growing again. As the economy has improved and construction activity has rebounded, demand for industry services has increased, fueling revenue growth since 2012. Since landscape services are discretionary, industry revenue will continue to grow over the next five years alongside improvements in consumer disposable income. Additionally, the industry will benefit from renewed private investment, as infrastructure projects often involve landscape development...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As the housing market has grown, demand for construction has increased
  • Due to lower profit margins, industry growth has been limited
  • Growth in downstream construction markets is expected to underpin improving demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Landscape Design industry has a particularly low level of concentration, where the four largest operators generate less than 5.0% of annual industry revenue. The industry is primarily composed of small, local establishments. Furthermore, 88.7% of industry operators are sole proprietors without a payroll and are estimated to generate 29.1% of the industry's revenue. Landscape architecture companies are typically individual designers or small groups of creative workers. The few large-scale companies operating in the industry are primarily engineering or structural architecture companies that also conduct some landscape design. As a result, there are few (if any) landscape design-only companies of significant size in the industry...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Landscape Design Industry

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

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of residential construction and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Landscape Design industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Landscape Design Industry?

    Operators in this industry plan and design the development of land areas for projects by applying their knowledge of land characteristics, locations of buildings and structures and use of terrain. Operators work on recreational areas, airports, highways, schools and land subdivisions in commercial, industrial and residential areas. This industry does not include landscape care and maintenance services, such as installing and caring for trees, lawns or gardens.

    Industry Products
  • Landscape design for residential building
  • Other services
  • Landscape design for recreational projects
  • Urban planning services
  • Landscape design for nonresidential building
  • Industry Activities
  • Land and urban planning
  • Site design (hardscape and softscape)
  • Natural resource management
  • Park and recreation planning
  • Environmental conservation
  • Historical preservation
  • Providing technical advice on landscape issues (storm water management and native plants)
  • 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 residential construction
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Local and state government investment
  • Government funding for highways
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Trends in downstream construction markets
  • Profit trends
  • Operators and industry growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction market trends
  • Profit and industry expansion
  • Sustainability and green landscapes
  • Table: Landscape Design Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Landscape Design Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Land Development
  • Home Builders
  • Amusement Parks
  • Public Administration
  • Commercial Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Architects
  • Excavation Contractors
  • Landscaping Services
  • Nursery & Garden Stores
  • Surveying & Mapping Services

  • Products & Services
  • Landscape design for residential building
  • Landscape design for nonresidential building
  • Other services
  • Landscape design for recreational projects
  • Urban planning services
  • Chart: Landscape Design Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individual property owners
  • Other
  • Construction, architecture and engineering companies
  • Federal, state and local government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Landscape Design Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Rent, utilities and purchases
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Landscape Design

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Landscape Design 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 Landscape Design 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 Landscape Design Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of residential construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Competitive Tender
  • The process operators use to provide bids on projects providing price, design and a general timeline to win contracts.
  • Computer-Aided Design (Cad)
  • The use of computer technology to aid design and drafting using software tools that create two-dimensional drawings or three-dimensional models.
  • Hardscape
  • The inanimate elements added to a natural landscape such as gravel, walkways, irrigation systems, roads, retaining walls, sculpture, street amenities, fountains and other mechanical features.
  • Landscape Architecture
  • The profession applying artistic and scientific principles to the research, planning, design and management of natural and built environments.
  • Softscape
  • The animate, horticultural elements of landscape design such as plants and soil.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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