Across the industry, the service contributing most to the overall growth is landscape maintenance. Around 33 percent of landscaping businesses reported this as their fastest growing service by revenue over 2016. 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, 30 percent of landscaping businesses cited landscape maintenance services as their most profitable, followed by design and build services with 25 percent, and lawn care and chemical applicant with 15 percent.
These services are provided by a large number of smaller firms spread across the United States. In 2017, the combined revenue of the top 100 companies totaled only 9.62 billion U.S. dollars. By far the largest landscaping company in the U.S. is BrightView, who reported total revenue of 2.26 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. 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 1.35 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.