How To Expand via Complementary Services

Think "outdoor services provider", and don't have to go it alone

Landscape contractors are as diverse as ever. According to Green Industry PRO magazine reader data:

  • 86% perform mowing and maintenance
  • 78% perform fertilizing and/or pesticide applications
  • 71% perform installation
  • 47% perform tree care
  • 45% perform irrigation

Those percentages continue to climb year after year as more contractors look to diversify their portfolios. But aside from these staple Green Industry services, contractors are also looking to provide additional “outdoor service solutions” for their clients, either by providing the services themselves, or through mergers, acquisitions or other strategic partnerships. Some of those services include:

  • Perimeter pest control
  • Parking lot sweeping
  • Seal coating
  • Pressure washing
  • Snow and ice removal
  • Holiday decorating
  • Outdoor lighting