Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Gardening Services industry has continued to flourish over the five years through 2012-13. The industry's strong demand fundamentals have underlined steady growth despite an uncertain economic climate. The industry's main customer base is households, headed by high income earners that lack time or energy to care for their own garden, as well as groups physically unable to garden, such as the elderly. Demographic shifts have worked in the industry's favour as higher income levels across the board and a steadily ageing population have boosted demand for this discretionary service. Annualised growth for the five years through 2012-13 is expected to be 1.9%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The Gardening Services industry has very low barriers to entry, with relatively small costs associated with purchasing gardening equipment required to carry out the industry's services. The industry is small and fragmented and its requirement for relatively unspecialised labour means there is hardly any room for large players to dominate the industry.
Capital costs are not significant to enter the industry. Equipment required to enter the industry includes a lawn mower, whipper-snipper, basic gardening tools (e.g. spades, rakes, etc), and a vehicle and trailer to carry equipment. Additional equipment, such as blowers, hedge trimmers and lawn edgers are optional, but have the advantage of increasing productivity, through allowing time savings... purchase to read more