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Barometer April 2023: Is high inflation continuing to take its toll?

All statistics are based on those surveyed and compare April 2023 to April 2022, with the exception of confidence; confidence is compared at the time of survey (July 2023) to the same time last year.

The number of respondents more confident than last month has nosedived this week to just 19%. That’s not to say confidence has dipped, though; 67% said they feel the same as last month, and 44% reported feeling more confident then. As one domestic landscaper told us, “The industry is picking up.” They have experienced an “influx of new clients” recently, as well as existing clients wanting more work.

A design and build company said that it “seems to be back to business as usual after an unusual and prolonged winter break,” with temperatures now starting to hit the late 20s – and some places even seeing 30°C or more. Projects are somewhat delayed as a result of an “unexpected winter pause by all projects,” added the company.

These could otherwise have been underway much sooner. Economic uncertainty is likely to have played a part in these delays, and arguably is still taking its toll.

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