This link is to an excerpt from an article covering the state of the lawn and garden industries. The very detailed study of the consumer market in the United States shows how there has been a slight decline in sales over the past five years. The industry is especially competitive since it is dominated by a relatively small number of companies. Roughly 3/4 of the market is controlled by mass retailers. Drawing from primary and secondary research, the report projects that sales will increase by 2.5% over the next five years.