Blooming: Increases to household and business numbers support demand for industry services

The Gardening Services industry has performed well over the past five years. Stable demand fundamentals across the industry have underpinned steady growth in most key markets. The industry's largest customer base consists of households, mainly comprising medium- and high-income earners that lack the time or inclination to garden, and population groups that may be physically unable to garden, such as the elderly. Demographic shifts have supported industry growth as higher incomes and a steadily ageing population have boosted demand for the industry's services.Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 2.5% over the five years through 2017-18, supported by growth in household numbers, business outsourcing and discretionary more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Opportunities exist for new entrants, especially those servicing locations with ageing populations
  • Demand from older demographics has risen as more individuals have outsourced gardening activities
  • Greater residential construction activity will assist industry revenue growth over the period
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    All areas of gardening, from lawn moving, fertilising, pruning, planting and providing landscaping services, is highly labour-intensive. Additionally, lawn mowers, edgers, trimmers and other equipment is used heavily within the industry, resulting in the industry having a moderate capital intensity level. Given the very low barriers to entry associated with the industry and the moderate capital outlay required of new businesses, operators are often able to establish themselves with equipment previously purchased for home use, or for relatively low cost from hardware stores. Larger players usually have a greater capital and resource base, which equips them for landscaping and more lucrative commercial and industrial contracts...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Gardening Services Industry

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

  • Provision of a related range of goods/services (one-stop shop)
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Number of households in the Gardening Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gardening Services Industry?

    Gardening services include lawn mowing, plant pruning, tree lopping, fertilising and watering of plants and lawns, garden refuse removal, and basic landscaping services.

    Industry Products
  • Lawn mowing services
  • General garden-care services
  • Indoor plant and shrub services
  • Other garden maintenance and services
  • Vegetation management services
  • Industry Activities
  • Lawn mowing services
  • Lawn care services
  • Garden maintenance services
  • Plant fertilising, pruning and watering
  • Tree lopping
  • Garden refuse removal
  • Basic landscaping
  • Maintenance of plants and shrubs in buildings
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Number of households
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from business process outsourcing in Australia
  • Population aged 50 and older

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profit growth
  • Employment and establishment growth
  • Industry demand drivers
  • Outsourcing trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Future revenue and profit growth
  • Future demand drivers
  • Diversified services
  • Table: Gardening Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Education and Training
  • Professional Services
  • Community Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Nursery Production

  • Products & Services
  • General garden-care services
  • Lawn mowing services
  • Indoor plant and shrub services
  • Other garden maintenance and services
  • Vegetation management services
  • Chart: Gardening Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Commercial clients
  • Multi-unit housing clients
  • Government and institutional clients
  • Other garden service clients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gardening Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gardening Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gardening Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Jim's Group Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Jim's Group Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gardening 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 Gardening Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cottage Garden
  • Informal garden containing flowering plants, often alongside herbs and vegetable patches. These typically require regular watering, putting them out of favour in drought-affected parts of Australia.
  • Native Garden
  • Comprising indigenous plants adapted to Australian conditions, native gardens require less watering than cottage gardens, and are popular due to water restrictions.
  • Water Restrictions
  • Water restrictions are introduced gradually, depending on degree of water depletion in key catchment areas. Adherence relies on householder goodwill and neighbourly monitoring.
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