United States Landscaping Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The United States Landscaping Market is Segmented by Service Type (Maintenance Services, Development Services, and Ancillary Services) and Application (Commercial, Residential, and Landscape Construction). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of value (in USD million) for all the above segments.

US Landscaping Industry Overview

United States Landscaping Market Summary
Study Period: 2017-2027
CAGR: 5.1 %

Major Players

United States Landscaping Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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US Landscaping Market Analysis

The US landscaping market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.1% over the forecast period.

The United States has the world’s largest landscape industry. Florida, California, and New York are the states with the most landscaping businesses in the country. There are over 600 thousand landscaping businesses in North America, with the majority being in the United States. Further, the rapidly expanding commercial and residential construction sectors in the country, owing to the rising population, are likely to boost the demand for these services in the United States during the forecast period.

A significant shift that models the current landscaping industry is the growing demand for residential outdoor landscaping from younger households across the country following the industry dip after the economic recession. The growing demand for gardens in residential constructions primarily contributes to the expansion and growth of the landscape market.

Furthermore, younger households in the United States are increasingly inclined towards gardening and lawn care activities under landscape maintenance. According to the 2021 Garden Media Garden Trends Report, American adults spend USD 47.8 billion on lawn and gardening equipment each year. Thus, the rising health consciousness of millennial consumers is leading to the need for self-sufficiency in food and vegetable gardening in their yards and compounds, consequently resulting in a paradigm shift in the US landscaping industry after the economic recession.

However, the market faces some challenges, such as the seasonal nature of the shortage of quality labor, high competition, and fluctuations in fuel prices.

US Landscaping Industry Segments

Landscaping is the art and practice of laying out grounds in a way that is ornamental or imitates natural scenery and enriching outdoor space with plants and structures for aesthetic and/or practical purposes with the goal of beautifying. 

The US landscaping market is segmented by service type (maintenance services, development services, and ancillary services) and application (commercial, residential, and landscape construction). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of value (in USD million) for all the above segments.

Service Type
Maintenance Services
Development Services
Ancillary Services
Application
Commercial
Residential
Landscape Construction

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US Landscaping Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the US Landscaping Market according to our research experts:

Growing Interest in Gardening Boosting the Landscape Industry

An increase in new and young gardeners has been driving the landscaping industry in the United States for the past two years. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, the average spending per household on lawn care and gardening activities rose considerably from USD 144.17 in 2017 to USD 170.77 in 2020 in the United States. Increased gardening activities, driven by the need for self-sufficiency in growing indoor fruits and vegetables amidst rising health consciousness, have called for landscaping needs by the younger generation households.

As per a study by the National Gardening Association in 2020, 35% of US households grow vegetables, fruits, and other food. The number of households engaging in food gardening has grown from 36 million households to 42 million households in the last few years. The highest increase was among millennials and households with children.

Veteran gardeners are also gardening more, and gardeners of all types are participating in more gardening activities. Therefore, the growing inclination of millennials and younger consumers toward gardening maintenance as part of residential outdoor landscaping activities are anticipated to drive the landscaping industry in the United States.

United States Landscaping Market: United States Landscaping Market: Average Annual Expenditure in USD, Lawn and Garden Supplies per Consumer Unit, 2018-2020

Growing Demand for Lawn Care Services Post COVID-19

The demand for lawn care is increasing, as evidenced by the rising average spending per household for landscaping activities. According to Garden Media's 2021 Garden Trends Report (GTR), 16 million Americans took up gardening, and many more were spending up to two hours more per day gardening during the COVID-19 pandemic. After the pandemic's early stages, outdoor living trends also accelerated dramatically, as homeowners opted to bring the outdoors in and the indoors out with patio and deck renovations, outdoor kitchens, expansive windows, and gardening.

Outdoor residential environments are extremely important to homeowners, who view their yards as serving multiple functions, like a place to observe nature and socialize and a place of beauty and recreation. According to the GTR 2021 report, 82% of American homeowners are more interested in updating their outdoor living spaces than before the pandemic. Software like the Rain Garden app, developed by the Connecticut NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) program, teaches how to build a garden and has information from 23 states on appropriate plants to include in a garden.

Almost all construction projects need landscaped outdoor areas, whether residential buildings or commercial properties. As the number of construction projects continues to increase, the demand for landscaping and lawn care services also increases. Hence, the constantly growing landscaping industry across the country, coupled with the shift toward outdoor living trends post the COVID-19 pandemic, has created an ever-increasing demand for lawn care services in the country.

United States Landscaping Market: Customers Mix for landscaping industry, 2021

US Landscaping Market Competitor Analysis

The market is moderately consolidated as the leading landscaping companies are eyeing the capitalization of the emerging demand trends amid a rigid competition by the small domestic and regional players. Some of the most notable players in the industry include BrightView Holdings Inc., TruGreen Inc., The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company, Gothic Landscape, Landscape America, Liberty USA Landscaping, Park West Companies, and Yellowstone Landscape, among others.

US Landscaping Market Top Players

  1. TruGreen Inc.

  2. BrightView Holdings, Inc.

  3. The Davey Tree Expert Company

  4. The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company

  5. Gothic Landscape, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

TruGreen Inc., BrightView Holdings, Inc., The Davey Tree Expert Company, The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company, Gothic Landscape, Inc.

US Landscaping Market Recent Developments

  • February 2022: Ruppert Landscape expanded and opened at a new location in Georgia. With this, the company strategically increased its geographical presence.
  • January 2022: BrightView acquired Performance Landscapes, which provides landscape maintenance, irrigation, enhancement, installation, arbor care, and pest control services.
  • January 2022: The Davey Tree Expert acquired the residential division of John Lucas Tree Expert Co. This division provides residential and commercial tree services, plant health care, and lawn care in Portland, Maine, and the surrounding areas. It is expected to add value to the service portfolio of the company.

US Landscaping Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Service Type

      1. 5.1.1 Maintenance Services

      2. 5.1.2 Development Services

      3. 5.1.3 Ancillary Services

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Commercial

      2. 5.2.2 Residential

      3. 5.2.3 Landscape Construction

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 BrightView Holdings Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 TruGreen Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 The Davey Tree Expert Co.

      4. 6.3.4 The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company

      5. 6.3.5 Gothic Landscape Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 Aspen Grove Landscape Group

      7. 6.3.7 Park West Companies

      8. 6.3.8 Yellowstone Landscape

      9. 6.3.9 Gibbs Landscape Company

      10. 6.3.10 Liberty USA Landscaping

      11. 6.3.11 Landscape America

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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US Landscaping Market Research FAQs

The United States Landscaping Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The United States Landscaping Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the next 5 years.

TruGreen Inc. , BrightView Holdings, Inc., The Davey Tree Expert Company, The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company, Gothic Landscape, Inc. are the major companies operating in United States Landscaping Market.

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In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the United States Landscaping sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The United States Landscaping research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the United States Landscaping report PDF.

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