Digging deep: Industry revenue is expected to increase slightly despite slow demand conditions

IBISWorld’s Landscaping Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The negligible growth of the Landscaping Services industry over the past five years reflects divergent trends in various construction markets. Subdued trends in total building along with the shift in residential building activity towards multistorey apartments, which have a lower landscaping component than single-unit housing, have constrained demand for landscaping services. Despite this, some contractors have had success providing innovative landscaping solutions for high-density apartment developments and commercial building projects.

Work on mining developments, streetscapes and public parkland has been an area of growth for some landscaping firms...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Landscaping Services industry has a medium level of capital intensity, which is consistent with the general economy but low relative to most construction service industries. Contractors allocate a significant proportion of revenue towards the purchase of capital equipment and also minimise direct employment costs through the use of non-permanent subcontractor services. Specialist subcontractors provide labour and capital input for many projects and small-scale operators often hire equipment per the requirements of each job.

Industry depreciation charges represent about 3.5% of annual revenue while an estimated 27.3% of revenue is allocated to direct employment costs in 2016-17. This indicates that the industry currently allocates $7.80 to labour inputs for every $1.00 s..

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Industry Products

What is the Landscaping Services Industry?

Companies in the industry are primarily engaged in constructing landscapes, which may include planting; land forming; the provision of retaining walls and paths; and the installation of garden drainage control, garden watering systems and garden structural features.

Industry Products
Garden design implementation
Sprinkler and drainage system installation
Public garden and streetscape planting
Lawn construction
Fence construction
Industry Activities
Fence construction (except agricultural)
Garden and streetscape planting
Garden design implementation
Garden drainage systems installation (except agricultural)
Garden sprinkler systems installation (except irrigation systems)
Basic landscape design and planning
Lawn construction
Structural feature installation
Land clearance activities

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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