3 Reasons to Buy A Snow Blower

3 Reasons to Buy A Snow Blower

Winter truly can be one of the most beautiful times of the year. One morning you wake up to layers of white, perfect snow but then…  You realize something. Your driveway is gone! Now you’re faced with a the dreadful task of finding your way out. While using a snow shovel is what every homeowner typically has on stand, it is not the most practical equipment for heavy snow removal. Especially, if you’re on the time crunch trying to get to work in the morning! This is when a snow blower comes in handy…

3 Reasons to Buy A Snow Blower

  1. It saves time. Did you know a small snow blower can remove up to 650 pounds of snow in 60 seconds? When you find your driveway stuck under a lot of snow, a snow blower will clear your way within minutes! No more standing in the freezing cold in the morning when you’re supposed to be on your way to work!
  2. It does the work for you! All you got to do is start the machine and direct it in the right way! No more problems with your back or shoulders!
  3. It keeps you safe. A snow blower is so efficient, it can effortlessly throw snow 20 to 30 feet away! Who doesn’t love a flawless and safe driveway in the winter, especially when you’re using foot traffic?!

Needless to say, the snow blower is a great investment for your home during the winter season. Just remember, clear any debris within its path to avoid damage and to clear snow up and down rather than going across.

We highly recommend checking out our current Cub Cadet Snow Days Special, where you can get 10% off any model in the Cub Cadet X-Series Snow Throwers from your authorized Cub Cadet Dealer in Delaware. The promotion ends in 4 days on October 8th!

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Call 302-998-7700 or 302-475-4300 for more information

or visit our website at www.sublawneq.com

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Cub Cadet Snow Days Special

It’s that time of year again! Get 10% off any model in the Cub Cadet X-Series Snow Throwers from your authorized Cub Cadet Dealer in Delaware – September 28th through October 8th!

Suburban Lawn Equipment offers top quality outdoor power equipment including Snow Throwers to homes and business owners in New Castle County Delaware, Delaware and Chester County Pennsylvania, Cecil County Maryland and Salem County New Jersey. We deliver convenience, efficiency and guarantee value for your investments. You can’t expect anything less from top manufacturers like Cub Cadet. You can always contact our knowledgeable staff to explain your options and help you find the right equipment for all your needs.

Call 302-998-7700 or 302-475-4300 for more information or visit our website at www.sublawneq.com

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Get a Honda Generator For Your Delaware Business

Honda Generators for sale Delaware

 Why does your Delaware business need a Honda Generator?

First and foremost, your Delaware business needs a Honda Generator because it’s better to be prepared before an emergency strikes. Owning a business means always being there for your customers. If you lose power, you not only lose profit, but also your credibility. Not to mention, a reputation as a reliable business owner.

What businesses would benefit from a Honda Generator the most?

At Suburban Lawn Equipment, we believe all businesses should have a Honda Generator on hand. No matter the size of your company, the Honda Generator will be there to save the day (or night) when you need it. Here’s a few specific examples of how a Honda Generator could help a business based on industry:

Grocery Stores – This one is a no-brainer. Without a power you can’t keep your food inventory cold… Therefore, you can face a risk of spoiling a lot of products that are supposed to bring your business profit instead. Simple solution? A Honda Generator!

Healthcare – Most, if not all, of a healthcare equipment requires power in order to work properly and… save people’s lives! A back up power supply is absolutely crucial when taking care of those whose lives are in danger.

Office/Banking – We keep a lot of data on computers these days. Working in an office environment, we all should know how important it is to have back ups, in order to avoid losing any important information. If a blackout strikes and your business is not prepared, you and your most precious customer could face a potential loss affecting both of your futures.

Government Officials – Last but not least, because let’s be honest… Emergency Services should be the first ones to gain power back when the blackout strikes! Otherwise, who is going to be there when we call 911? Police officers and firefighters cannot risk being without power. Once again, having a Honda Generator can provide protection for everyone!

The list of business industries could go on. After all, owning a Honda Generator is a necessity as it can essentially help ALL Delaware businesses and homeowners during a power outage. The best time to purchase a Honda Generator is now!

Contact us at Suburban Lawn Equipment for all your Outdoor Power Equipment needs!

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How To Properly Use A Honda Generator

How To Properly Use A Honda Generator

Better to be safe than sorry. Don’t let the power outage catch you off guard, when you’re supposed to be enjoying summer! At Suburban Lawn Equipment in Delaware, we encourage our customers to purchase Honda outdoor power equipment, and make sure they all know and understand how to properly use a Honda Generator.

How To Properly Use A Honda Generator

To keep you and your family safe during power shortage, follow these 5 tips from Delaware’s Outdoor Power Equipment Experts:

  1. Read the manual. Following the manufacturer’s instructions is key. It’s a simple way to avoid hazardous situations and a guarantee to getting the most out of the generator.
  2. Use Honda Generators outside your home or business. It’s important to be aware of dangerous toxins around us, like carbon monoxide (CO). To make sure that your generator is not emitting toxins inside your home, install a battery operated CO alarm as an extra safety net.
  3. Use a heavy-duty extension cord for outdoors. Avoid extension cords with visible wires.
  4. Do not use Honda Generator in the rain. If so, you’re putting yourself in danger of shock or electrocution. It’s better to wait until rain stops, but if it’s absolutely necessary to use a generator, do your best to shield it from moisture.
  5. Never refuel a generator when it’s on. Cool it down first. It’s easy to cause a fire when gasoline or other flammable liquid spills onto a hot surface.

Should you have more questions or any concerns regarding how to use any Honda outdoor power equipment, contact us today.

www.sublawneq.com | 302-475-4300 | 302-998-7700

Survive a Power Outage with Honda Generators

Have you ever been stuck in the dark waiting long hours for the power to come back on? If you are wondering whether you need to purchase a back up generator this summer, think no more. The likelihood of experiencing a power outage in Delaware and the Tri-State area greatly increases during summer months, and it’s always smart to have a solution to a problem as soon as possible.

If this reason alone is not enough to convince you that owning a Honda Generator at your Delaware home is a necessity, we have 5 more benefits available, and we’re not afraid to share them!

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1.The Honda Generator gives you Power as soon as you need it

During a blackout, it becomes really hard to function normally in your household. Most appliances rely on electric to generate power. With a Honda Generator, you won’t ever have to worry about your food spoiling in the fridge or freezer…

2. The Honda Generator is Easily Accessible

Most standard models are equipped with wheels and a handle, making it completely mobile and ready to transport from one place to another.

3. The Honda Generator is User-Friendly

Anyone can operate the Honda Generator, no special training required. And at Suburban Lawn Equipment, we will give you the essential tools to get your generator up and running.

4.The Honda Generator is Great for Recreational Use

Camping and being one with nature is fun, but let’s face it. Most of us are so accustomed to the modern day lifestyle, owning a portable generator is like having a best friend by our side. It can be used to power a variety of appliances used in RV’s and on traditional campsites.

5. The Honda Generator Will Keep Your Business Running

What if your business loses power? A portable Honda Generator will save the day making it possible for you to get back to business right away!

Owning a portable generator is quite beneficial, not only for emergency situations but also for recreational use. Contact Suburban Lawn Equipment for all your outdoor power equipment needs. www.sublawneq.com • (302) 475-4300 or (302) 998-7700

All About Zero Turn Mowers

All About Zero Turn Mowers

Let’s assume you don’t mind spending your weekend on cutting the grass, but sometimes you get a little annoyed when it comes to mowing around objects on your lawn that you simply can’t avoid. If you’re one of those lucky owners who have a four wheel equipment, you’re one step closer to getting the job right.

However, what you might not know  is that you can simplify the task and cut your chore time in half with a Zero Turn Radius (ZTR) mower. This kind of equipment can turn on a dime and easily cut the grass around objects such as playscapes and fire-pits.

Furthermore, zero turn mowers offer better visibility and are much faster. Fast and Furious? More like Fast and Precise.

There are a lot of things to consider when deciding to buy a ZTR mower. At Suburban Lawn
Equipment we can help you pick a mower with the right engine design, deck construction, comfort, overall durability, ease of use, and of course, the price.

All About Zero Turn Mowers

Visit our website for more Zero Turn Mowers that we have in stock.

We Service everything we Sell!

At Suburban Lawn Equipment we have a showroom full of ZTR mowers representing all the heavy hitters such as Toro, Cub Cadet, Stihl, Exmark, Honda, Echo, Grasshopper, Hustler, Walker, Troy Built, Scag & Boss. We’ve been selling and maintaining top quality outdoor power equipment to homes and businesses since 1981. Our team of experts are happy to answer any questions you may have and will guide you to making the right decision for your particular lawn care needs. Get in touch.


Cub Cadet Test Drive Coming to Suburban

Cub Cadet Test Drive Coming to Suburban Soon!

Ever wonder what it’s like to drive a Cub Cadet Lawnmower? Don’t miss your chance to test drive the season’s latest  Cub Cadets at Suburban Lawn Equipment, Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 8 am to 3 pm. There will be a factory sales rep there to answer all your questions.

Come out for a fun day of test drives and a chance to win tickets to the Firefly Music Festival. WDSD Radio will be broadcasting live and will announce the lucky winner. Refreshments will be served; hotdogs, pretzels, popcorn, etc…

A lawn mower is a big investment and being able to test drive before you buy is a rare opportunity that the big box stores just can’t or don’t offer. Whether you’re a full-service landscaper or homeowner looking for a dependable lawn mower, testing out a Cub Cadet mower can help you choose the right mower for the job.

Come by and see us for Cub Cadet product demonstrations on Saturday, April 16th at our place of business (1950 W Newport Pike — Wilmington, DE 19804). If you are not sure which Cub Cadet product is right for your needs, we will assist you. As always, we want you to have the right Cub Cadet product for the right job.

For years our customers have turned to us when they needed outdoor power equipment and also when they’ve needed that equipment serviced.  Suburban Lawn Equipment offers top quality outdoor power equipment including top of the line mowers such as Cub Cadet to homes and business owners in New Castle County Delaware, Delaware and Chester County Pennsylvania, Cecil County Maryland and Salem County New Jersey. We deliver convenience, efficiency and value for your investments. We are proud of our knowledgeable staff  who can explain your options and help you find the right equipment for your home or business.

Suburban Lawn Equipment | 1950 W. Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804 |302-475-4300

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How to Promote Your Lawn or Landscaping Business Right

It’s hard to grow any successful business without the right marketing plan and just like any other entrepreneur, you need a variety of promotion tools. Especially, if your business offers seasonal services. If you’re a lawn care or landscaping company owner, you need to think of marketing strategies that will bring you profit during off-season as well.

At Suburban, we believe that growing a lawn care business is a lot like growing a garden; if you don’t spend time nurturing it, your plants will not thrive.  To have a thriving business, consider using some basic measures to make your business stand out!

Here’s 10 things you should consider to spring forward:

  1. Website – An online destination that’s practically a requirement for any business these days. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be extravagant. A simple one page design with a listing of your services and contact information will suffice. Mobile Websites with a quick click to call button would also be a great investment, being that this business is the poster-boy for mobile!
  2. Blogging and Social Networking – If you have a website, you need to promote it right. Start a blog and jump on the social media wagon like everybody else. Share what your company does best, offer specials and tips, and you’ll be surprised how fast and beneficial this online word-of-mouth strategy can be!
  3. Local Directories and Yellow Pages – Get listed on as many online listings as possible. Doing so will help your customers find you better!
  4.  Business Cards – You can get a pack of  250 Avery Business Cards to print out yourself for @ $12-$15 or spend a little more to have them professionally designed. Place your cards around local stores that allow for this promotion.
  5. Yard Signs – Invest in some professional-looking lawn signs to display in front of happy customer’s lawns. You can offer them some discount incentive to do so.
  6. Magnetic Signs   Get your logo and basic information in plain sight, put it on the side of the truck, and you’ll have free advertising!
  7. Fliers and Door Hangers – Pass them out in neighborhoods that you service. You could even offer a special offer for first time customers. Also, make sure you include a detachable business card, so your customers can save it for a future action.
  8. Local Delaware Newspapers – These often free papers can reach a large audience and the cost per ad is generally reasonable.
  9. Direct mailing – Canvassing local residential areas is pretty cheap and connects you to customers you’d never otherwise meet.  Conversion rates are around 1%, so figure 2,500 would get you 25 responses.
  10. Whatever you do, stay professional and friendly and this will take you far in this business.  While you can’t buy referrals, you can ask loyal customers to pass your name on to others looking for your service and offer them some sort of incentive like a discount or free cut for every new client they send your way!

While this is the time of year most landscapers hibernate and refuel, taking the time to set new goals and resolutions may give your business that running start it needs next spring.

At Suburban, our goal is to keep you in business. Whether you are looking to purchase new landscaping equipment or need help repairing equipment you already have, we got you covered!

ALSO, don’t forget to join us at our 28th Annual Expo, Thursday, March 10th!

There will be huge discounts, refreshments, door prizes, giveaways, demo equipment, factory reps, close outs and more!

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How to Choose a Snow Removal Company

If the idea of shoveling or using a snow blower on a wintry day makes you cringe, you may want to consider hiring a snow removal company before the white stuff  gets here.

A variety of companies and contractors  offer this seasonal service.  So, how do you choose one? Cheaper is not always better.  It is important to do a little research and to ask some pertinent questions , such as:

  • Is the company reputable?
  • How long has it been in business?
  • What are the payment terms?
  • Are they insured?
  • What type of equipment do they use?
  • Will they return in spring to repair any damage?

It is wise to interview several contractors and get quotes for comparisons.  Also, be sure to get a written contract, do not rely on verbal assurances.  Finally, check with your local Better Business Bureau to be sure the company has no complaints and see what type of rating they have.

By doing your homework, you can find a snow removal contractor that you can trust and rely on for many winters to come. And if you decide to do it yourself, you may want to invest in a quality snow thrower. We carry a full line of residential and commercial snow removal equipment. Stop by Suburban today.

Check Out Our Tips & Tricks: Getting Your Snow Thrower Ready For Winter

Suburban Lawn Equipment | 1950 W. Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804 |302-475-4300

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Encouraging Report for the Landscape and Lawn Care Businesses Going into 2016

Landscape Business to Grow in 2016There is good news on the horizon for the Landscape and Lawn Care business. Many landscape contractors reported solid sales, greater profits and stable labor needs this last year. Thanks to growth in housing starts and commercial construction, the landscaping industry has significantly improved over the last few years and things look good all the way through 2020.

According to IBISWorld, a research firm in New York and Los Angeles, a steady increase in per capita disposable income and an aging population in need of a variety of home services will help the lawn care and landscaping industry to grow.

Over half of contractors supplying installation, maintenance, irrigation and lawn care services have reported an increase in sales for 2015 and many are optimistic for this year. Specialty services, such as hardscaping, tree care, pest control, lighting and natural/organic lawn care have also seen a significant growth this past year.

Many contractors are planning to raise prices. They have cited one reason as an increase in spending levels by customers, especially for outdoor living areas and water features. Many also indicated they had a growing need for non-field personnel.

On the down side, a shortage of qualified laborers has dampened the profit margin, as well as higher costs in health insurance, workers compensation and fuel prices. Other top concerns are low-ball competitors, regulations of or bans on water/irrigation and pesticide/fertilizer use.

Don’t be discouraged by this, as the number of landscaping businesses (according to IBISWorld) will grow a mere 2% or so per year over the next five years. When you compare this to 2010’s 4.5% growth rate, or even 2007’s 16% growth rate, things are looking pretty rosy for the established landscape companies.

What do you think this next year will bring for your landscaping business?

Share with us on Facebook what you think.

Suburban Lawn Equipment in Delaware sells and services quality landscaping and lawn care equipment. We never sell anything in a box. Your unit is set up and inspected by factory authorized technicians; plus we top it off with oil or gas at pickup. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your commercial lawn mowers have been put together by professionals.

Suburban Lawn Equipment | 1950 W. Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804 |302-475-4300