Landscaping services provide a variety of services. Some are standalone, while others are bundled with other services for additional profits. While a landscape service may not require a lot of maintenance, a bundled service package may be more appealing to homeowners. If the client needs ongoing maintenance, landscaping businesses can offer different service levels and tiers, depending on the customer’s needs. Some businesses charge a flat fee for all their services, while others will offer several levels for different prices.
Residential property maintenance is the largest source of revenue for landscape service businesses, which account for 30.9% of industry revenue. In addition to mowing lawns, smaller companies may offer leaf blowing, fertilization, and weed and pest control services. The industry’s growth is driven by the need for tree and shrub services, which account for only 4.3% of total revenues. However, snow management and irrigation work have been stable over the last five years, while landscaping services are still dominated by sole proprietors.
The most popular service area for landscaping services is residential property maintenance, which accounts for 30.9% of industry revenue. Smaller landscaping companies usually offer lawn mowing and leaf blowing, as well as weed and pest control services. Moreover, there are also a variety of other services that smaller landscape companies may offer, including tree and shrub services, fertilization, and weed control. Only 4.3% of industry revenues comes from tree and shrub care, which has increased in the past five years.
Residential property maintenance makes up the majority of the landscape service industry. A small number of landscape service businesses also provide lawn mowing, leaf blowing, fertilization, weed and pest control. The sector also employs less than 20 employees on average. According to Turf’s 2019 Industry Survey, 70 percent of respondents are sole proprietors or own businesses, and just 22% have more than 10 employees. The vast majority of these companies have been in business for at least 15 years.
Commercial property maintenance accounts for 30.9% of industry revenue. Small landscaping companies offer services such as lawn mowing, leaf blowing, fertilization, tree and shrub services, and landscape installation. The industry is expected to remain stable for the next five years, with commercial property maintenance and residential property maintenance accounting for 50.8% of revenues. For example, residential property maintenance includes lawn mowing, fertilization, weed and pest control, and irrigation work.
Residential property maintenance is the largest segment of the landscaping industry, with 30.9% of revenue coming from residential property maintenance. Smaller landscape companies offer mowing, leaf blowing, and fertilization. While tree and shrub services make up 4.3% of industry revenues, the sector has grown steadily over the last five years. In addition, aging baby boomers have a growing recognition of the importance of having a well-maintained yard.