The landscape construction sector lies at the hub of the $3.49 billion (2007-08) lifestyle horticulture industry in Queensland. The landscape industry consumes green life products produced by plant nurseries and turf farms, as well as irrigation and arboricultural services.
The living landscape and irrigation component of this service industry is worth $1.132 gross (2007-08) to the Queensland economy. The sector is largely made up of thousands of small businesses specialising in residential landscaping, commercial landscaping or a combination of both. Soft landscaping with plants accounts for around 43.4% of total turnover according to the peak body, Landscape Queensland.