Landscape Industry Statistics

The landscape industry encompasses a wide range of service lines, areas of expertise and job positions. Here are some statistics and reports on the size and scope of the industry.

Size of the Industry

Statistics from the IBIS World Landscaping Services Industry Report shows that the landscape services industry has a market size of $129 billion in 2022. The industry employs more than 1.2 million people and represents 633,481 landscaping service businesses, and represents 633,481 landscaping service businesses currently. 

Between 2017-2022, the market size of the landscaping industry has grown at an average of 5.3 percent per year. Florida (8,758 businesses), California (8,288 businesses) and New York (6,958 businesses) are the states with the most number of landscaping businesses in the U.S. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks industry employment and wages and employment in the following categories:

For a more detailed report that breaks down key compensation and benefits for landscape and lawn care professionals, check out the 2022 Compensation and Benefits Report.

Economic Forecasts for Landscape Industry Businesses

ITR Economics is the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the U.S. providing business leaders with economic information, insight, analysis, and strategy since 1948 with 94.7% forecast accuracy four quarters out.

NALP members now receive exclusive access to custom quarterly reports tailored to our industry as well as access to an online portal (Alliance) where you can upload your own data and get a macro-economic view at the regional level.

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Benchmarking Resources

2022 Compensation & Benefits Report

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2023 Financial Benchmark Report

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State of the Industry

A rebounding economy and nonresidential construction is expected to drive demand for landscaping. The residential housing market is also expected to remain strong, fueling growth from consumer for industry services. 

According to the 2023 Financial Benchmark Study, participants had a median of 325 customers and generated $16,413 per customer. The typical company reported a growth increase of 15.7 percent, and the most profitable companies grew by 16.0 percent.

Landscaper across the country expect to grow their revenue in 2023, but they remain concerned about high fuel prices and labor shortages. 

Find data about the landscape industry in the following reports:  

Consumer Statistics

Younger households are maintaining their gardening habits they picked up over the pandemic. Axiom’s 2023 Gardening Insights Survey found 80 percent of respondents say they will spend the same amount or more on gardening in 2023. 

According to the Garden Media Group, small space design and container garden searches reach new highs on Google Trends each season. The Great Grow Along survey said container gardening is the No. 1 way 34-45-year-old gardeners prefer to garden.

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