How To Turn A Small Garden Maintenance Business Into A Million-Dollar Worth Landscaping Company

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The landscaping services industry in Australia is booming and has a market size worth $6 billion and an industry employing more than 33,000 workers annually*.

Some of the biggest companies in the landscaping services industry in Australia include JMac ConstructionsHL LandscapesLandscape Solutions AustraliaEnvironmental industries and Glasscott Landscape & Civil (just to name a few).

But did you know that the landscaping services industry has no major players with a market share greater than 5%*?

This means the landscaping services industry has a particularly low market share concentration which indicates greater competition, great for productivity, plenty of room to increase market share for landscape businesses and an attractive option for investors in the long term.

Many people may think greater competition means harder to make a profit. The truth is and according to Harvard Business Reviews, in many industries, companies having a low market share consistently outperform their larger rivals and show very little inclination to either expand their share or withdraw from the fight.

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The point here is to be successful, a low share company must compete in the segments where its own strengths will be most highly valued and where its large competitors will be most unlikely to compete.

If you have been considering starting your own landscaping company, it is certainly an attractive option considering the landscaping services industry is forecasted to strengthen marginally over the next 5 years as the economy emerges from the COVID-19 recession.

Improved investment trends in the residential building and infrastructure construction markets are forecast to underpin improved demand conditions for landscaping contractors. The gradual recovery in both single-unit housing and apartment construction is anticipated to stimulate demand for landscaping services over the next five years, benefiting the industry’s many small-scale contractors too.

Riverside Park LandscapeIt is possible to double your income as a Landscape Business Owner

Another point here to note is that the landscape industry operates somewhere between 2% and 10% profit and has a 6.1% projected job growth in the next 5 years. As a landscape contractor in Australia, you can expect to make an average $70K annual salary*.

As a landscape professional and company, you can potentially double or even triple your annual salary by learning how to cost a project and making the most of every hour, eliminating waste, and generating more total revenue per man-hour.

Many landscape owners have found ways to earn profit margins of 30%, 40%, even 50% net profit on a portion of their work. This super profit status isn’t achieved by increasing prices but by increasing efficiency and productivity.

Develop the skills you need to master your own destiny.

To start your own landscape business in Australia and to achieve super profit begins with undertaking a vocational qualification such as the Certificate III in Landscaping Construction AHC30916. This is a requirement for anyone looking to apply for a structural landscaping licence*

The good news is this nationally accredited course is available through Skills Recognition (RPL). Anyone with more than 2 years of experience should take a minute to complete our FREE skills assessment. This is an opportunity to check your eligibility to receive credit and potentially fast-track your way to getting the qualification required to become a trade qualified landscape business owner in Australia.

And… considering landscape gardener is one of the trades on the national skills needs list*, you may even be eligible to attract the following additional employer incentives and personal benefits:

  1. Support for Adult Australian Apprentices payments
  2. Rural and Regional Skills Shortage incentive
  3. Trade Support Loan

Landscape Construction AustraliaInvesting in your dreams can be daunting at first but if you do it right, the payout will be more than worth it.

To check your eligibility for RPL or to find out more information about Certificate III in Landscape and Construction AHC30916, call us now on 1300 089 979 or email enquiries@techskill.com.au





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