Millennial Generation Spends More on Landscape Services
“Everything seems so computerized,”
said Robert Kozol of Robert's Nursery, Landscapes & Lawns in Omaha,
Nebraska. “No one wants to get their fingernails dirty anymore.” Kozol, in his early 30s, understands
the Millennial Generation and its inclination to hire professionals to take
care of landscaping and lawn needs. He wouldn't call it laziness, but off-duty
time is spent on family, travel or electronic amusement rather than on
replenishing the flower bed out back.
In sync are results of an online survey by the Professional Landcare Network, which named Millennials and men as among groups more likely to pay to have a professional do landscaping and lawn work.
The trade association's research revealed
another key finding: Average spending on yard maintenance is expected to hold
steady this year, while the biggest average spending increases likely will be
on entertainment-type “hardscapes” like decks, outdoor kitchens and water