Grass is greener: The commercial construction market will improve, benefiting industry operators

Over the five years to 2018, the Landscaping Services industry in Canada has performed well despite instability in downstream construction markets. While rapid increases in home prices in the country's urban centres have raised alarms over a potential housing bubble, the robust activity in this sector led industry revenue to expand far faster than the overall economy. However, such growth was uneven and primarily concentrated in Canada's most cosmopolitan cities, such as Toronto and Vancouver; while in other areas of the country, the housing market has gradually cooled. Still, even amid complicated operating conditions, IBISWorld projects industry revenue to grow over the five years to more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Construction markets are expected to improve and create more consistent demand for landscaping services
  • Landscaping service providers saw a downturn in demand for residential services
  • The industry will benefit from the construction of other nonresidential buildings
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Landscaping Services industry in Canada is characterized by a medium level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.15 in capital investment in 2018. Capital investment includes professional-grade lawn mowers and transportation vehicles, like trucks, bulldozers and trailers. Larger operators usually have a greater capital and resource base that better equips them for landscaping and the more lucrative commercial and institutional jobs. Such jobs often require more expensive equipment, including tractors.Overall, the industry is labour-intensive rather than capital-intensive as its services are primarily provided through manual labour with minimal heavy equipment involved for most services. Wor...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 compete on tender
  • Ability to franchise operations
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of nonresidential construction and Value of residential construction in the Landscaping Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Landscaping Services Industry?

    Operators in this industry provide landscape care and maintenance services, including planting trees, shrubs, flowers, lawns or gardens. Industry companies may also design landscape plans or construct walkways, retaining walls, decks, fences, ponds and similar structures.

    Industry Products
  • Commercial landscaping services
  • Residential landscaping services
  • Landscape construction services
  • Building cleaning services
  • Snowplowing services
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Commercial landscaping services
  • Residential landscaping services
  • Landscape construction services
  • Building cleaning services
  • Snowplowing services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • Homeownership rate
  • Government expenditure and investment
  • Price of fertilizer

  • Current Performance
  • Sluggish nonresidential markets
  • Property bubble fears
  • Sustainable growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Commercial and government growth will drive demand
  • Residential markets slump
  • Creating sustainability
  • Costs, profit and expansion
  • 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
  • Homebuilders in Canada
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction in Canada
  • Property Management in Canada
  • Commercial Building Construction in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling in Canada
  • Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling in Canada
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Commercial landscaping services
  • Residential landscaping services
  • Landscape construction services
  • Snowplowing services
  • Building cleaning services
  • Other services
  • Chart: Landscaping Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Individuals
  • Federal, territorial and provincial governments
  • Nonprofits
  • 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
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Landscaping Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External 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
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Price of fertilizer (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A substance (e.g. manure or commercial fertilizer) used to supply nutrients to soil and plants.
  • Herbicide
  • A landscaping service that includes mowing, fertilizing and insect control.
  • Sodding
  • To cover ground with turf or grass.
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