TAG: Trends

NALP predicts top 5 landscape trends for 2018

January 26, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals released its official list of the top landscape trends for 2018. “The top 2018 landscape trends reflect an evolution of the outdoor living trend we’ve seen grow in popularity over the past few years,” said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs at NALP. “Stimulated by a healthy economy, homeowners and property managers are... read more

Survey: Landscape firms forecast higher revenue in 2017

March 8, 2017By

Ninety-one percent of landscape service providers in the U.S. said they expect revenue to rise this year compared with last year, according to LawnStarter’s annual survey of landscape business owners. LawnStarter is an Austin, Texas-based on-demand landscape company. Six percent of respondents said their revenue will be the same this year as last year, and 3 percent expect lower revenue... read more

Race to the top

June 11, 2015By

A look at the data and trends behind the largest 150 companies in the landscape industry. Collectively, the largest landscape companies in North America grossed $8.5 billion in 2014—a 10 percent increase from the $7.7 billion in revenue they generated in 2013. These firms, members of the LM150 list, reported an average growth rate of 16 percent in 2014 and... read more

Killer trends: Postemergent combinations

March 12, 2015By
PHOTO: Dow AgroSciences

Combination products continue to be the future of turf herbicides. When it comes to turf herbicide product selection, lawn care applicators have noticed some changes—and it’s not just limited to lack of new active ingredients. There have been fewer products coming to the market in the past five to 10 years, says Rodney St. John, Ph.D., agronomist for Ryan Lawn... read more

Bullish bellwethers?

December 9, 2014By

My ears perked up when I interviewed Philip Germann for the LM Industry Pulse report. The owner of GreenLawn Specialists in Lewis Center, Ohio, said homeowners are having a hard time getting landscape professionals to return their phone calls. It reminded me of an economic indicator, albeit unscientific, I read about a few years back: the Speed at Which Contractors... read more

Houzz study: Green lighting, native plants trending in 2014

April 23, 2014By

Houzz revealed results from its 2014 Spring Landscaping Trends Study. Conducted in March, the study surveyed more than 4,500 respondents who are Houzz users in the midst of, or are planning, a landscape update. It showed 56 percent of homeowners are making updates to improve their yards for entertaining and 55 percent to solve issues such as flooding (41 percent),... read more