On The Level: 2023 Landscaping Industry Trends
On The Level: 2023 Landscaping Industry Trends

2023 Landscaping Industry Trends

Take a look at the year ahead with these trends.

John Janes | Landscaping Marketing Manager

Posted: Febuary 21, 2023

Is your landscaping business ready for what this year has in store? From ways to be more sustainable to professional development to help you grow, take a look at the 2023 landscaping industry trends you need to know.

Importance of Sustainability

As weather patterns become more extreme, with some areas experiencing wetter conditions and flooding and others becoming more drought-prone, sustainable practices will be an important 2023 landscaping industry trend. You can reduce the use of chemicals on the job and make chemical applications more targeted. You can also practice proper stormwater management to help reduce chemical runoff to streams and rivers. Using plants that are better suited to your environment is another way to be more sustainable and benefits your customers, too, since they won’t need to use as much water.

Technology to Boost Efficiency

Another 2023 landscaping industry trend is the growing range of technologies that help make your job more efficient. Many machines come with onboard technology to take some of the manual work out of operation. Similarly, smart attachments are designed to be easier to operate from the cab. Specialized tools for different applications are also useful for speeding up work. As new technology expands and becomes more accessible, expect more productivity gains on the job.

Professional Development to Combat Labor Shortages

Investing in your employees is a great way to boost retention and fight the labor shortages that are always an issue for the landscaping industry. Industry organizations like the National Associations of Landscape Professionals (NALP) offer plenty of resources for landscapers, including certifications that help your employees continue to develop their skills.

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John Janes
John Janes

John Janes

Landscaping Marketing Manager

John Janes has been bringing his diversified expertise to sales and marketing initiatives at Caterpillar for more than a decade. Not only does he hold an LIC certification from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), CSP and ASM certifications from the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA), but Janes also serves as an American Concrete Institute (ACI)-certified concrete flatwork technician.



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