According to the U.S. Department of Labor, landscaping is part of the landscape and horticultural services industry. NAICS Code 561730: Landscaping services is a final level code of the “Administrative and Support Services and Waste Management and Remediation Sector. There are 79,874 verified companies active in this sector in the United States, with an estimated employment of 730,344 people.
From keeping properties tidy to installing lawns, gardens and patios, landscape designers benefit from this growing focus on property maintenance and improvement. If you're starting a gardening or lawn care business, make sure you protect it with the right insurance. Generally, revenues from landscaping projects for corporate properties are higher than those of residential properties. When economic conditions improve and new commercial properties are built and developed, the demand for landscaping works increases.
Since equipment costs are relatively the same everywhere, local landscape designers can compete by specializing in certain neighborhoods where they earn referrals and earn respect for work well done. NAICS Code 561730 is the commercial code for many of the other types of lawn and lawn maintenance services, as well as trenching, lawn and tree installation services. As baby boomers (the generation born between 1946 and 196) approach their 60s and 70s, many turn to landscape contractors to perform maintenance work they can no longer manage on their own. These industry-specific national employment and occupational wage estimates are calculated using data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas of each state and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 561730 - Landscaping Services.
Heavy snowfall, dry summers and flooding can create an increase in demand for repair and replacement of all types of landscapes (lawns, trees and hedges, gardens) when the weather improves. To keep busy during the winter, some landscapers located in snowy areas continue to earn money clearing snow from driveways and parking lots. This means more business for landscapers, as homeowners consider adding professional landscaping to their list of desirable home improvement projects. The landscape industry is expected to experience good growth in the coming years because Americans are increasingly demanding in maintaining their patios and landscapes, for their own enjoyment and also to increase the value of their home.
A whopping 72 percent of the landscape industry is driven by small business owners, and the industry as a whole is growing by approximately 10 percent annually.