Study reports increasing lawn-care sales

Lawn & Landscape Magazine reports that the professional lawn-care service market reached $3.4 billion in 2000, up 12 percent from 1999. The study was released on March 21 from The study defined the professional lawn-care market as those devoted to lawn treatment rather than maintenance. Overall, lawn care grew 3.9 percent to $21 billion last year. It is expected to reach $26 billion by 2005.

The study also reported that lawn-equipment sales (outdoor power equipment, tools and implements) reached a record high of $12.6 billion in 2000. Lawn and garden supply sales, including fertilizers and pest controls, reached $4.9 billion in 2000, an increase of almost 5 percent from the previous year.

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