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10 Marketing Tips for a Landscaping Business

Any business that offers seasonal services needs to be equipped with tools that will ensure the most exposure, especially, during the off-season. At Suburban, we believe that growing a lawn care business is a lot like growing a garden. You need to nurture it, otherwise your plants won’t thrive.

Are you ready to take your landscaping business to the next level? Consider these 10 marketing tips that will connect you with more customers and bring you more sales!

10 Marketing Tips for a Landscaping Business

  1. Mobile Website – Having an online website for marketing purposes is a must these days for any business. It can be something as simple as a one page design listing your services and contact information. However, since a lot of potential buyers use their phones for making quick purchases, it is inevitable to make sure your website is mobile-friendly as well!
  2. Blogging and Social Networking – Your landscaping business doesn’t have a chance of getting to as many potential customers as it could have if only you engaged on social media in efforts to promote your brand. Your customers want to know more about you, so don’t be afraid to share, post, tweet, and simply have fun with it!
  3. Mobile Apps – They are user-friendly, cost-effective and another fun way to connect with your customers. You can customize a mobile app to your liking and brand functionality by adding features such as a loyalty rewards program, GPS, calculator and more!
  4. Direct mailing – Another successful way to reach more potential customers. Conversion rates are around 1%, so 2,500 would get you 25 responses.
  5. Local Directories and Yellow Pages – Customers will find you better if you are on as many online listings as possible. Think of Google and showing up on top of the search list.
  6. Yard Signs – Professional-looking lawn signs are a great way of showing your business side, especially when your former clients agree to display them in their own yards. Also, potential new clients will know right away what your business is all about – they can see results right in front of them!
  7. Magnetic Signs   Simply put your logo and contact information on the truck (as a bumper sticker) or on a side of the vehicle for free advertising!
  8. Fliers and Door Hangers – Believe it or not, some people still prefer to receive a paper copy of whatever you’re trying to sell! Get fliers and door hangers and pass them out in your neighborhood. Even better if you offer an incentive like a special discount for first time customers. Don’t forget to include a detachable business card for future reference.
  9. Local Delaware Newspapers – More on a traditional side of marketing but still effective and cost efficient when it comes to advertising.
  10. Be kind, work smart, stay humble.  Engage with your clients by showing them you work hard, you appreciate their business and are excited to be connecting with them. After all, you want to build a long-lasting partnership, not to mention – friendship.

10 Marketing Tips for Landscaping BusinessesWinter is that time of year when you might be experiencing a slower business traffic, but it’s a perfect opportunity to try out new ways of reaching your customers! Before you know, spring will be here. Thanks to these marketing tips,  you’ll be more than ready to ease into this busy season.

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 your back!

ALSO, don’t forget to join us at our 29th Annual Expo, Thursday, March 9th!

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

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TUTORIAL: Getting Your Snow Thrower Ready For Winter

Welcome to 2017! We hope you entered this year ready for the long winter months! If not, this post is perfect for you, because here at Suburban Lawn Equipment, we always have your back!

Are you ready for winter and a heavy snowfall that comes with it? In today’s video instructional series, we want to share with you everything we know about getting your snow thrower in a top notch shape!

In our Tips and Tricks tutorial, you’re going to learn:

  1. What to do before you start a snow thrower. (0:30)
  2. How to check the oil (0:33) and fuel. (0:48)
  3. What maintenance products we recommend to use. (1:17)
  4. How to properly start a snow thrower. (1:57)

Want to know more or still not sure how to properly maintain your snow thrower?

Contact us at Suburban Lawn Equipment for our expertise and all your Outdoor Power Equipment needs in Delaware!

 

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Cub Cadet Snow Thrower Winter Sale Is Here!

Don’t Get Left Out In The Cold This Season! Cub Cadet Snow Thrower Winter Sale Is Here! Come down to Suburban Lawn Equipment in Wilmington, Delaware, and get advantage of the Cub Cadet X-Series Snow Throwers starting at $399! Winter Sale ends December 11.

Suburban Lawn Equipment offers top quality outdoor power equipment including snow throwers to homes and business owners in Delaware, Pennsylvania (Chester County), Maryland (Cecil County), and New Jersey (Salem County). We deliver convenience, efficiency and value for your investments. This is made possible by quality snow throwers from top manufacturers like Cub Cadet. Our knowledgeable staff will explain your options and help you find the right one for your needs.

Call 302-998-7700 for more information or visit our website to view our current inventory at www.sublawneq.com

What To Know Before Buying Leaf Blowers

What To Know Before Buying Leaf Blowers

Love that well-manicured lawn, but the leaves constantly get in the way this fall season? No worries! There are many outdoor power equipment options, and we’ve got it all covered for you! Read along to learn everything you need to know BEFORE buying a new leaf blower.

WHAT IS CFM?

CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) means the volume of air coming out of the leaf blower. People talk about a wind speed, but it’s really CFM that matters.

TYPES OF LEAF BLOWERS:

  1. Hand-Held Leaf Blowers. A good quality hand-held leaf blower should be around 400 CFM.
  2. Backpack Leaf Blowers. Ideal for bigger properties. A good quality backpack blower will put out between 500-700 CFM.
  3. Walk-Behind Leaf Blowers. Perfect if you need more power and quicker results. Look for one with 1200-2800 CFM.
  4. Leaf Vacuums. Perfect solution for leaf removal. They come in push versions or self-propelled.

At Suburban Lawn Equipment in Wilmington, Delaware, we got everything you need to conquer the leaves this fall season! Check out our website for the inventory and great deals!

 

Want to know more? Still not sure which leaf blower is right for you? Contact us at Suburban Lawn Equipment for our expertise and all your Outdoor Power Equipment needs in Delaware!

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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

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 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.

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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!

Honda Generators

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.

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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.

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