Lawn Care Market Survey Shows Optimism Among Lawn Care Providers

Landscape Management magazine just released the results to a survey for lawn care providers that shows some interesting insights and figures. The magazine collected 773 responses to questions about the biggest business concerns, most influential external factors, average lawn size treated,  service mix, budgets, and more.

Most lawn care providers reported their market as relatively healthy when asked to describe the sate of the lawn care market in their regions. They also reported that they are somewhat optimistic about the 2013 season.

Here’s a snapshot of those responses and a few more from the survey:

State of the Lawn Care Industry 

  • 13% Very Healthy
  • 58% Relatively Healthy
  • 22% Slightly Down
  • 6% Down Significantly

2013 Business Outlook

  • 32% Very Optimistic
  • 57% Somewhat Optimistic
  • 10% Somewhat Pessimistic
  • 2% Very Pessimistic

Top Five Business Concerns

  1. Effective Pricing
  2. Operational efficiency
  3. Effective Marketing
  4. Quality Control
  5. Customer Service

Top Five External Factors:

  1. Fuel Prices
  2. Health Care
  3. Taxes
  4. Consumer Confidence
  5. Pesticide Regulations

What’s Your Outlook on the 2013 Season?

What are your biggest business concerns and external business factors? What about your outlook- are you somewhat optimistic too? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section of this post.

And don’t forget to check out the complete lawn care market report and more cool graphics from the survey in the digital edition of the April issue of Landscape Management.

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