Like all industries, the Lawn and Landscape Industry is only as strong as its people. The October, 2014 issue of Lawn & Landscape Magazine sizes up the strengths and weaknesses of our green industry and delivers a comprehensive report backed by detailed questionnaires and data collected across a wide range of components. Join the discussion on the state of the industry with Lawn and Landscape Magazine on this week's #Landscapechat on Twitter.
You're Invited to Tweet
Join @CoronaTools and partner Lawn and Landscape Magazine Editor Kate Spirgen @LawnLandscape for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.
Key observations on the State of the Lawn and Landscape Industry will include:
Optimistic about the Future - Landscapers across the country are optimistic about the future of the industry. 95% of those surveyed say they are very or somewhat confident that the landscape industry will grow next year.
Lawn Maintenance Leading - Lawn maintenance was the fastest growing area for lawn and landscape companies in 2014 and 32% of landscapers think it will be the fastest growing service in 2015.
Design/Build Services - With new home construction and increased property values come more design/build jobs. 55% of contractors said they plan on offering design/build services in 2015, and total gross sales revenue for construction and design has gone up 18% for industry professionals.
Staffing Challenges - Finding quality employees continues to be an issue for the green industry. It’s the No. 1 economic challenge landscapers wish they could fix, and 84 percent say it hinders their company’s growth in some way.
Key Concerns, Industry-wide - The biggest concerns in the industry right now are fuel prices, generating good leads and stress.
Join the Conversation
Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat. They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!
If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion.
Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners. We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!photo courtesy of Lawn & Landscape Magazine