Franchise Spotlight: Garden Services
Affordable and diverse opportunities offering franchisees the chance to work with nature.
Over the last decade, increasing numbers of businesses, government-run organisations and high-income households have been outsourcing landscape services, driving growth in this sector. Gardening franchise opportunities can offer entrepreneurs the chance to capitalise on a growing industry at a low entry cost and benefit from working under an established brand.
Garden services industry analysis
The landscaping market is worth CA$8 billion, with the industry growth rate dominated by independents and franchises; no significant industry players have a market share greater than 5%.
There are more than 22,840 landscaping businesses across Canada. Franchises in this sector are primarily involve landscaping care and maintenance services, installing trees, shrubs, plants, lawns, or gardens, as well as walkways, retaining walls, decks, fences, and ponds.
Although the average growth rate between 2015 to 2020 has only been 0.4%, profit for landscaping services dropped considerably in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, a recovery in consumer spending is likely to boost industry demand.
If you have a passion for gardening and working outside, buying a franchise in this sector could provide a great sense of daily job satisfaction. The role will involve doing a lot of physical labour, so it is essential to be fit and healthy to succeed.
ProGreen Canada is one of the leading artificial grass providers for golf and sports clubs, pet, and playground lawn solutions. Franchisees can benefit from providing top quality artificial grass products, along with a history of proven installation techniques.
There is a real mix of business opportunities in this sector; you will need to research what type of franchise will match well with your existing skills. You should also consider your area's local demographic, as this will determine what type of services will be in high demand.