18 Lawn Care Statistics And Info (Check These Out)

Lawn care statistics and information

Lawn care is huge everywhere.

For the most part, we all have a lawn.

Sure, all a bit different.

But most:

Need some type of lawn care needs.

Let’s check out some key lawn care statistics

3 in 4 U.S. adults have a home with a lawn and/or landscaping

94% say lawn or landscape services were performed at their home in the past year.

1 in 3 admits they aren’t sure how often a lawn should be watered.

69% say their lawn could use improvement.

74% believe they know how to care for their lawn each season.

57% falsely believe if a lawn is not green it is not healthy.

17 thousand gallons are spilled every year by lawnmowers.

1/3 total public water use from watering lawns.

3/4 of public water use is in Western states.

3 billion hours Americans spend pushing or mowing gas-powered equipment.

1 acre of grass will absorb hundreds of pounds of sulfur dioxide every year.

The microorganisms in turfgrass soil can clean petroleum products, metals, and organic chemicals, including pesticides.

50 FT of turf absorbs carbon dioxide, ozone, and hydrogen fluoride and releases enough oxygen to meet the needs of a family of four.

Lawns are 10 times better at soaking up rainfall than crop farms.

90% of the weight of a grass plant is in its roots.

U.S. households spent nearly $15.9 billion on lawn care and gardening services in 2015.

In 2014, U.S. retail sales of lawn and garden supplies totaled $5.7 billion

U.S. retail sales of lawn and garden supplies are projected to reach $6.6 billion in 2019.


Love Your Landscape –  conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of NALP in February among over 2,000 US adults

Water Foot Print

Geographic Research

IBISWorld and IBISWorld


Lawn and Landscape

Landscape Professionals

Packaged Facts

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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