Landscaping services in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts

The landscaping services industry in the United States is comprised of companies which provide landscape maintenance, lawn care (including chemical application), landscape design and construction, tree-planting, and irrigation services to both residential and commercial properties. It is estimated that in 2019, the industry generated a combined total revenue of just over 99 billion U.S. dollars, with an average spend of 503 U.S. dollars per household on lawn care and gardening activities. Over the last six years the industry has grown, with total revenue increasing from an estimated 69.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2013.

Across the industry, the service contributing most to the overall growth is landscape maintenance. Around 32 percent of landscaping businesses reported this as their fastest growing service by revenue over 2017. Other services which created significant revenue growth over this period were landscaping design and building services, with 19 percent of businesses reporting it as their fastest-growing service, and lawn care and chemical application services, reported by 13 percent of businesses. The same three services are also the most profitable. In the same survey, 33 percent of landscaping businesses cited landscape maintenance services as their most profitable, followed by design and build services with 27 percent, and lawn care and chemical applicant with 11 percent.

These services are provided by a large number of smaller firms spread across the United States. In 2018, the combined revenue of the top 100 companies totaled only 10.22 billion U.S. dollars. By far the largest landscaping company in the U.S. is BrightView, who reported total revenue of 2.35 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. The only other company in the landscaping services industry to report an annual revenue of over one billion in that year was TruGreen Cos, with 1.37 billion U.S. dollars. Both companies have seen growth over the last few years, reporting 2015 revenue figures of two billion and one billion U.S. dollars respectively.

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