Study #: 4041 | Published: 12/2020 | Pages: 79 | Individual User License: US$ 2,900

Demand for packaged mulch and other ground coverings used in lawn and garden applications is projected to rise 3.0% per year to $760 million in 2024. Gains will be supported by:

  • an increase in DIY gardening in the consumer segment, which is more likely to utilize packaged mulch over bulk
  • the positive impacts of sufficient mulch use, including improved soil moisture retention and weed suppression

COVID-19 Pandemic Contributing to Rising Interest in Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces

Consumer participation in DIY landscaping and gardening activities increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, when people were spending much more time at home and when attractive, comfortable outdoor living spaces were emphasized for safer socialization. Many newly landscaped areas will require at least partial reapplication of mulch on an annual basis; these smaller volumes of mulch will create good opportunities for packaged products.

Because many consumers are interested in improving the attractiveness of their yards, higher priced mulches such as colored bark and gravel will provide good growth opportunities, boosting demand in dollar terms.

Sustainability an Important Factor in Supporting Mulch Demand

Mulch is increasingly seen as a way to improve the sustainability and reduce the maintenance required for healthy landscaping. Because mulch can be critical for factors such as moisture retention, weed suppression, soil temperature regulation, and erosion control, users are being more careful about maintaining an even layer of mulch in garden beds. Because mulch reapplication tends to require smaller volumes than the installation of new mulched beds, packaged products are often favored in these applications.

Minimalist landscaping, including xeriscaping, is also expected to increase in popularity among gardeners seeking to reduce their environmental footprint. Mulches and other ground coverings are often critical in these types of landscapes, both for functional and aesthetic purposes.

Competition from Bulk Mulch Will Continue to Restrain Volume Growth

Despite the convenience of packaged mulch, bulk mulch will continue to account for the majority of mulch demand in volume terms. Professional users tend to require much larger volumes of mulch and other ground coverings than do consumers, so the price savings offered by bulk mulch will allow it to retain much of its market share.


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Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. About This Report

Report Details

Study Scope & Product Description

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

3. Overview

Historical Market Trends

Demand by End User

Consumer Trends

Professional Trends

Demand by Application (Lawn & Turf, Gardens, & Other)

Demand by Type (Wood Mulch, Rubber Mulch, & Other)

Pricing Trends

Global Outlook

4. Factors Impacting Lawn & Garden Mulch Demand

Demographic Trends

Urbanization Trends

Homeownership Trends

Ownership vs. Rentals

Annual Household Income

Age Brackets

Average Lot Size & Outdoor Space Trends

Sustainability Trends & Issues

Water Conservation

Organic Gardening

Wildlife Conservation, Pollinator-Friendly Gardens, & Native Plants

Climate & Seasonality

Urban Green Spaces & Park Investment

5. Markets

Demand by Market

Residential

Golf Courses

Government & Institutional

Commercial & Industrial

Other Markets (Nurseries, Sod Farms, & Sports Venues)

6. Key Suppliers & Market Share

Industry Composition

Market Share

Mergers & Acquisitions

7. Appendix

Scope

Definitions

Freedonia Methodology

Study-Specific Methodology

Sources

Associations & Agencies

Related Studies & Reports

Macroeconomic Assumptions

Economic Environment

Demographic Trends

Consumer Spending

Housing Stock

Regional Population & Housing Starts


List of Tables

3. Overview

Table 3-1 | Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand, 2009 - 2019 (million dollars)

Table 3-2 | Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand by End User, 2009 - 2029 (million dollars)

Table 3-3 | Consumer Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029 (million dollars)

Table 3-4 | Professional Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029 (million dollars)

Table 3-5 | Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029 (million dollars)

Table 3-6 | Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029 (million dollars)

4. Factors Impacting Lawn & Garden Mulch Demand

Table 4-1 | Lot Size Owned by Geography, 2020 (% of total)

5. Markets

Table 5-1 | Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029 (million dollars)

Table 5-2 | Residential Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand by Application & End User, 2009 - 2029 (million dollars)

Table 5-3 | Golf Course Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029 (million dollars)

Table 5-4 | Government & Institutional Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029 (million dollars)

Table 5-5 | Commercial & Industrial Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029 (million dollars)

Table 5-6 | Other Lawn & Garden Mulch Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029 (million dollars)

6. Key Suppliers & Market Share

Table 6-1 | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

7. Appendix

Table 7-1 | Relevant Industry Codes

Table 7-2 | Relevant HS Codes

Table 7-3 | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2009 - 2029 (billion 2012 dollars)

Table 7-4 | Population & Households, 2009 - 2029 (million persons)

Table 7-5 | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2009 - 2029 (billion dollars)

Table 7-6 | Housing Stock by Type, 2009 - 2029 (million units)

Table 7-7 | Population by Region & Subregion, 2009 - 2029 (million people)

Table 7-8 | Single Family Housing Starts by Region & Subregion, 2009 - 2029 (thousand units)

Table 7-9 | Multifamily Housing Starts by Region & Subregion, 2009 - 2029 (thousand units)


List of Figures

1. Executive Summary

Figure 1-1 | US Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Coverings Market

2. About This Report

Figure 2-1 | Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand, 2009 - 2024 (million dollars)

3. Overview

Figure 3-1 | Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand, 2009 - 2019 (million dollars)

Figure 3-2 | Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand Growth by Application, 2009 - 2024 (% CAGR)

Figure 3-3 | Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand by Type, 2009 - 2024 (million dollars)

Figure 3-4 | Lawn & Garden Mulch Average Price, 2009 - 2024 (dollars per thousand pounds)

Figure 3-5 | Global Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand, 2009 - 2024 (million dollars)

4. Factors Impacting Lawn & Garden Mulch Demand

Figure 4-1 | Urban Dweller Share of US Population, 2000 - 2024

Figure 4-2 | Amount of Land Owned Around Homes, 2020 (% of total)

5. Markets

Figure 5-1 | Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand by Market, 2009 - 2024 (million dollars)

Figure 5-2 | Residential Lawn & Garden Mulch & Other Ground Covering Demand Share by Application, 2019 (million dollars)

7. Appendix

Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2019, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average (percent)

Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2004 - 2019 (percent)

Figure 7-3 | Housing Stock: Share by Year of Construction, 2019 (million units)


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