Seeds of growth: Industry revenue has expanded thanks to public-sector outsourcing

The industry provides a wide range of services to private households, commercial establishments and public-sector entities. Rising levels of business and consumer confidence over the past five years enabled the industry to grow steadily and strongly, as businesses and households were able to increase spending on the industry’s services. Many public-sector entities also outsourced a wide range of services, including landscaping services, in order to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. This positively influenced demand because the public sector is a major market for the industry. In addition, building construction activity improved and contributed to growth, as the need for landscaping services generally increases when more buildings are constructed...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£4.6bn
Annual Growth 14-19
3.6%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
71,484
Businesses
17,818
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry growth has been supported by public-sector entities outsourcing landscaping services
  • Larger clients have been demanding a more extensive range of hard and soft landscaping services
  • Government schemes to support housebuilding activity are expected to generate demand
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry are low for this industry as there are few regulations and skill requirements for new firms and industry participants. Although the industry has a moderate level of capital intensity, it is relatively inexpensive to start a new company and acquire some garden and landscape maintenance equipment to provide the industry’s basic services. A new company can advertise locally and service a relatively small geographic region and incur relatively low operating and capital costs.However, industry competition is high, as there are many garden and landscaping services companies operating in the industry and fighting to serve a limited number of clients. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Landscaping Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Landscaping Services Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Economies of scope
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real government consumption expenditure and Business confidence index in the Landscaping Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Landscaping Services Industry?

    Firms in this industry plant, care for and maintain the gardens and green spaces of residential properties, public and semi-public buildings, municipal grounds, sports grounds, industrial and commercial buildings and roads.

    Industry Products
  • Hard landscaping
  • Soft landscaping
  • Garden maintenance
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing hard landscaping services
  • Providing soft landscaping services
  • Providing garden services and maintenance
  • Providing grounds services and maintenance
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Business confidence index
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Total value of construction
  • National minimum wage

  • Current Performance
  • Trends in demand
  • Outsourcing supports growth
  • Changing environment
  • Profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • A positive outlook
  • Demand recovers
  • Outsourcing trends
  • Potential uncertainties
  • Margins fall
  • Table: Landscaping Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Landscaping Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
  • Education
  • Human Health and Social Work Activities
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Flower & Plant Growing
  • Flower & Plant Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Garden maintenance
  • Soft landscaping
  • Hard landscaping
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Chart: Landscaping Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Public sector
  • Residential sector
  • Commercial establishments
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Landscaping Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Landscaping Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Landscaping Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Landscaping Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Landscaping Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Garden Maintenance
  • Garden maintenance includes cutting grass, pruning, weeding, pest control, treating lawns, and removing trees and shrubs.
  • Hard Landscaping
  • Hard landscaping covers paving, concreting, kerbing, lighting and constructing outdoor areas, water features, retaining walls, wooden structures, courtyards and car parks.
  • Soft Landscaping
  • Soft landscaping includes tree planting, shrub planting, spreading topsoil, digging, seeding and mulching.
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