Lawn & Garden Consumables

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Lawn and Garden

This report covers the US market for lawn and garden consumables, which include packaged consumable products used in the maintenance of turf, gardens, borders, and other outside areas. Service revenues, bulk items, agricultural products, products used in forestry management, household insecticides, equipment, live goods such as saplings, seedlings and mature plants, and manufactured hard goods such as bricks and pavers are excluded from the scope of this study.

Products include:

  • fertilizers
  • solid (or dry) – including granules, powders, spikes
  • liquids
  • pesticides
  • herbicides (selective or nonselective; pre-emergent or post-emergent)
  • insecticides
  • fungicides
  • rodenticides
  • animal repellents
  • growing media
  • packaged soil (potting soil, garden soil, topsoil, planting mix, soilless potting mixes)
  • soil amendments (bark, charcoal, compost, humus, limestone, manure, peat, perlite, sand, sphagnum peat moss, and vermiculite)
  • seeds (lawn and turf, including sod; flowers, shrub, and other ornamentals; vegetables, herbs and other edible gardening)
  • mulch and other ground covers
  • wood mulch and chips (conventional and colored)
  • rubber mulch
  • other mulch and ground coverings
  • other lawn and garden consumables, such as growth regulators, pH controls, stump removers, and biostimulants

Markets include:

  • residential
  • golf courses
  • government and institutional
  • commercial and industrial
  • commercial nurseries and garden centers, and other markets such as sod farms, cemeteries, and turf areas in privately owned sports venues

Distribution channels include:

  • home centers
  • mass merchandisers
  • garden centers
  • mail order/internet
  • hardware and feed stores

End users include:

  • consumer/DIY
  • professional/DIFM
  • lawn and landscaping service firms
  • landscaping and maintenance employees at golf courses and commercial, government, and institutional locations
  • nurseries and sod farms

Demand by product, market, and end user is shown at the manufacturers’ level. Sales by product, end user, and distributor include distributor and retailer markups. Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for 2024 and 2029 are provided for lawn and garden consumables in current dollars.

Data from the US Census Department were consulted in the preparation of this study and a list of related codes is presented here for informational purposes. However, these codes may not include all products covered in this report or may exclude some products of interest and the data have thus been adjusted accordingly.

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