U.S. Lawn Care Industry Statistics




This page contains statistics about the U.S. lawn care industry that were compiled by LawnStarter. Statistics on this page will be updated as we receive new data. If you have data that you’d like to share or have a question about data on this page, please contact [email protected].


Industry Revenue

$77 billion (February 2016)


Corporate Revenue

The top 50 companies generate about 15 percent of the industry’s revenue.


Median Revenue

The median revenue for landscaping businesses is $217,000 (2014).


Commercial Services

Commercial landscaping services account for about 50 percent of industry revenue.


Residential Services

Residential landscaping services account for about 30 percent of industry revenue.


Consumer Spending

  • U.S. households spent nearly $15.9 billion on lawn care and gardening services in 2015
  • In 2014, U.S. retail sales of lawn and garden supplies totaled $5.7 billion
  • U.S. retail sales of lawn and garden supplies are projected to reach reach $6.6 billion in 2019
  • Annual sales at lawn and outdoor equipment stores in the U.S. total $6.8 billion (2015)

Industry Employment

969,257 (February 2016)


Number of Businesses

474,237 (February 2016)


Major Players

  • Asplundh Tree Expert
  • Brickman
  • The Davey Tree Expert Co.
  • TruGreen
  • ValleyCrest

Wages

The median hourly wage for front-line landscaping and groundskeeping workers is $13.20 (May 2015)

The median yearly pay for front-line landscaping and groundskeeping workers is $27,460 (May 2015)


Sources


Updated as of 4/21/2016