November 28, 2023
2023 State of the Industry Report

A Brave New World

Succeeding in the year ahead is going to take creativity, determination and grit. The good news? Landscape professionals have all of these traits in spades.


As we head into 2024, one thing is for sure: landscape and horticulture professionals are facing a challenging and uncertain year. The surge of COVID-19 spending is over, high inflation has elevated the cost of everything from fuel to philodendrons, and for many, finding great employees feels tougher than ever. But even with all that in mind, the majority of respondents to our annual State of the Industry survey remain optimistic. They are coming up with creative solutions to find skilled workers, drum up business and keep costs under control. They are excited about what’s next for their businesses — and the profession as a whole — as the trades continue to gain credibility, and landscape and horticultural professionals become leaders in addressing and mitigating issues caused by climate change.

For the third year running, Landscape Trades reached out to readers from coast to coast to get a pulse on the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead, and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone who took time to share their perspectives, experiences and thoughts. With that in mind, we invite you to grab a coffee, settle down and dig into the State of the Industry, directly from the best source of information: you and your peers.