Blot on the landscape: Weak demand from some construction markets has stifled revenue growth

The Landscaping Services industry contains businesses that provide construction and horticultural services on building and infrastructure projects, along with renovation work on existing properties. Industry operators generate most of their revenue from work done on residential properties for home owners and property developers. Landscaping construction involves building and installing hard landscaping features, such as retaining walls, fences, pergolas, decks and water features, along with soft landscaping activities, such as garden planting, lawn installation and setting up irrigation systems.The industry's performance has been partly constrained over the past five years by the shift in housing preferences towards high-density apartment and townhouse more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Diverse trends in key construction markets have dampened the pace of industry expansion
  • Intensely competitive demand conditions have constrained the industry’s profit margins
  • Industry demand is forecast to improve, which will likely attract new entrants to the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Landscaping can be broadly divided into hard and soft landscaping. Hard landscaping (or hardscaping) involves constructing and installing architectural features such as retaining walls, paths, rocks, concrete ponds and pergolas. Soft landscaping (or softscaping) covers activities to do with gardens and lawns, including planting, seeding and settling turf, in addition to installing sprinkler and irrigation systems.The Landscaping Services industry's operations range from implementing the complex designs of landscape architects, which is a task generally undertaken by large-scale contractors, through to working with topsoil by the trailer load, which is a job more likely undertaken by small-scale operators. Lan...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Landscaping Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Landscaping Services are:

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Management of seasonal production
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from house construction and Demand from non-residential building construction in the Landscaping Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Landscaping Services Industry?

    Industry companies primarily construct landscapes. Industry services include planting, land forming, building retaining walls and paths, and installing garden drainage control, garden watering systems and garden structural features.

    Industry Products
  • Garden design implementation
  • Sprinkler and drainage system installation
  • Public garden and streetscape planting
  • Lawn construction
  • Fence construction
  • Industry Activities
  • Fence construction (except agricultural)
  • Garden and streetscape planting
  • Garden design implementation
  • Garden drainage systems installation (except agricultural)
  • Garden sprinkler systems installation (except irrigation systems)
  • Basic landscape design and planning
  • Lawn construction
  • Structural feature installation
  • Land clearance activities
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from house construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Demand from heavy and civil engineering construction
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • Number of households
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Profit margins and employment
  • Demand drivers
  • Garden preferences
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Housing construction
  • Non-housing construction
  • Household demand
  • 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
  • House Construction
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Institutional Building Construction
  • Land Development and Subdivision

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Architectural Services
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Machinery and Scaffolding Rental
  • Nursery Production
  • Timber Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Garden design implementation
  • Fence construction
  • Lawn construction
  • Public garden and streetscape planting
  • Sprinkler and drainage system installation
  • Chart: Landscaping Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Home owners - new construction
  • Home owners - alterations and additions
  • Commercial property developers
  • Residential property developers
  • Prime infrastructure developers
  • Government
  • 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
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Landscaping Services

  • Basis of 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
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Dry Hire
  • The hire or lease of plant and machinery without an operator. Dry hire can be paid on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
  • Hard Landscaping
  • The construction and installation of architectural features such as walls, paths, rocks, concrete ponds, pergolas, structural timber work, retaining walls and fences.
  • Landscape Architecture
  • The design, planning and implementation of external environments, including structures, watercourses and landforms.
  • Soft Landscaping
  • Activities to do with gardens and lawns, such as seeding and settling turf, installing plants, soil maintenance and soil installation. Sometimes referred to as green landscaping.
  • Wet Hire
  • The hire or lease of plant and machinery with a qualified operator working under direction of the prime contractor. Wet hire can be paid on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
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