Honda Dealer Guide to Everything Lawn Care 

As your longtime local Honda dealer, we take pride in each piece of Honda equipment we sell and service. Because we only want the best quality and performance for our customers, we make sure that every time we see a product to you, we also make sure you know everything about safety operations and maintenance procedures. 

Whether you’re a homeowner or a you take care of people’s lawns for a living, we want to provide you with the best of the best. If you want to learn more about mowing, lawn care or mower maintenance, you came to the right place! Below are some of your most asked questions and answers that will surely take your lawn care experience to the next level! 

 

Honda Dealer Guide to Everything Lawn Care 

 

Is there a right and wrong time to mow the lawn? 

Any time is good to mow the lawn as long as you have good lighting conditions. In a heat or areas affected by drought, Honda recommends to raise the height of the cut and allow the grass to grow a little higher than normal during those times. 

 

How dry must the grass be when I mow it? 

As dry as possible. If the grass is wet, it won’t mulch properly and the clippings will tend to clump together or stick to the mower deck. It is a good idea to let the dew evaporate before mowing. You should be able to pass your hand over the surface of the grass and not detect free moisture. 

 

What is the rule of thumb for the grass height before it should be mowed? 

The general rule is that no more than one third of the leaf blade should be removed at any one mowing. Another way to think about this would be to mow the grass when it reaches 50 percent higher than the desired height. For example, if you are maintaining the turf area at two inches, ideally it should be mowed when it reaches three inches in height. 

 

What does “going to seed” mean? Is this a good practice? 

This means not mowing the grass and allowing it to go to seed. Some homeowners believe they can thicken up their lawn by not mowing and allowing the grass to form seed. Unfortunately, the exact opposite is true. By allowing the turfgrass to form seed, nutrients normally used for shoot and root growth are diverted to nourish the developing seed. Developing seed always has priority over shoots and roots for nutrients. 

 

What is proper mower maintenance? 

The mower must be carefully inspected at the beginning of the season. Depending on the usage, cables may need adjustment, the blade(s) may need to be sharpened or replaced and engine oil changed. The blade(s) and oil should be checked before or after each mowing. 

At the end of the season, the mower should be prepared for storage as detailed in the owner manual. 

 

What are the signs of a worn mower blade? 

A worn or dull mower blade will tend to shred the grass leaf rather than cutting it cleanly. The result is a jagged tip that turns brown rapidly. This, in turn, gives the entire lawn a brownish or tan appearance for several days. The turfgrass might actually appear to be diseased or stressed, but the green color will gradually be restored as the grass leaves grow. 

 

Got more questions? Make sure to visit Honda for more tips! 

 

Suburban Lawn Equipment has been providing first class service to the outdoor power equipment industry since 1981. Excellent products and outstanding before-and-after-sales service have earned us a stellar reputation. We’re happy to service anything we sell. Bring your zero turn lawn mowers, walk behind lawn mowers, lawn tractors, riding lawn mowers, etc. to us any time you need a tune-up or maintenance and repairs. Our technicians are certified by the Equipment & Engine Training Center (EETC) and stay current by attending all sales and service seminars offered by our manufacturers. For our customers this means experienced trouble shooting and flawless work with no room for complaints. 

 

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5 Safety Tips To Remember When Using A Honda Generator

5 Safety Tips to Remember When Using a Honda Generator

Don’t be left out in the dark this summer! The best time to purchase a Honda Generator is before an emergency strike. Owning a portable generator during a power outage really feels like having a best friend by your side.

At Suburban Lawn Equipment in Delaware, we don’t just sell outdoor power equipment. We also service it and pass on the necessary knowledge in order to encourage all customers to understand how to properly use the Honda Generator. Please read below for 5 safety tips to remember when using a Honda Generator.

5 Safety Tips To Remember When Using A Honda Generator

  1. Read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Before using a Honda Generator, it is important to read the manual to avoid hazardous situations and guarantee the proper use of the generator.
  2. Do NOT use a generator inside your home or business. Generators emit carbon monoxide (CO), which can be deadly if used in your home, business, or small areas (basements, garages). It would be ideal to install a battery-operated CO alarm inside your home or business as an extra precaution from toxins.
  3. Utilize a heavy-duty extension cord. Make sure to never use an extension cord with visible wires. Heavy-duty extension cords that are specifically used for the outdoors are recommended.
  4. Avoid using Honda Generator in the rain. When used in the rain, there is a risk of shock or electrocution. We recommend waiting for the rain to pass before using your Honda Generator. If you cannot wait, it is crucial that you shield the Honda Generator from moisture.
  5. Turn off Honda Generator before refueling. It’s important to let your portable generator cool down before refueling. If gasoline or any other flammable liquid is spilled onto a hot surface, this could cause a fire.

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Should you have more questions or any concerns regarding which Honda Generator might best suit your needs or how to use such outdoor power equipment, contact us today.

Don’t forget to visit our SPECIALS page!

 

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Honda Generators in Delaware

Need Emergency Power? Invest in Honda Generators!

Did you know that the likelihood of experiencing a power outage on the East Coast greatly increases during summer months? We don’t know about you but we think that’s a perfect excuse to equip yourself with Honda Generators asap!

During a blackout, it becomes really hard to function normally in your household or a place of business. Let’s face it, these days most appliances rely on electricity to generate power. With Honda Generators, you won’t ever have to worry about your food spoiling in the fridge or a business being forced to close. Owning a portable generator during a power outage is really like having a best friend by your side.

Want to know more? Here’s 5 more reasons why you need a Honda Generator.

If you don’t know which Honda Generator is best for you, check out this list of specs and prices and don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more questions!


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Lucky for you, at Suburban Lawn Equipment in Delaware we not only offer great savings on top notch outdoor power equipment, but we also offer impeccable service!

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Read more: How To Properly Use A Honda Generator


Should you have more questions or any concerns regarding which Honda Generator might best suit your needs or how to use outdoor power equipment, contact us today.

 

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2020 Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Suburban Lawn Equipment

Father’s Day Gift Ideas and Deals from Suburban Lawn Equipment!

June 21st is just around the corner! Have you found the perfect gift for your dad yet? If not, we’re here to share some great sales on outdoor power equipment and Father’s Day gift ideas!

Come in to Suburban Lawn Equipment in Delaware to shop first class outdoor power equipment from STIHL, Honda, Cub Cadet, Toro and more! Our expert technicians will be happy to assist you with any of your shopping needs. More importantly, 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 residential or commercial lawn mowers have been put together by professionals.

 

Father’s Day Gift Ideas & Deals from Suburban Lawn Equipment:

 

Don’t let spring be a pain in the grass! Come to Suburban Lawn Equipment, a STIHL Authorized Dealer. For every kind of dad, there’s a STIHL! Now through June 21st, save on all STIHL products, starting at an incredible $139!

When you’re ready to mow like a pro, trust TORO! At Suburban Lawn Equipment, we have Toro lawn mowers starting at just $299! 

The all new Honda EU2200i Generator raises the bar when it comes to quiet, dependable, durable and easy-to-use generators. It delivers 10 percent more power than the EU2000i, letting you power more of what you need, but with virtually no change in weight or cost. Plus it provides even better performance, combined with improved ease of use and maintenance, for powering work, home or play. A perfect Father’s Day gift if you ask us!

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For more Father’s Day Deals and to stay up to date with our monthly specials,

please visit this page.

Need help finding the best outdoor power equipment gift for the father figure in your life? Make sure to contact us or stop by our store in Wilmington, Delaware!

Happy Father’s Day!

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Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

Whether it is a riding lawn mower or a manual lawn mower, this machinery is the probably the most frequently used piece of power equipment in your household. Therefore, appropriate lawn mower maintenance is crucial to ensure maximum efficiency and save you money.

So what can you do to properly maintain your lawn mower? Here are some tips:

Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips:

  1. Check and change the oil. Prior to fall storage you should change the oil every 50 hours of use to prevent premature engine wear. You should also be changing the oil filter as well to further prevent a build up within the engine lubrication system. Keep in mind that you should always use the recommended oil by the manufacturer for that particular model.
  2. Replace the air filter. We recommend changing the air filter every 25 hours of use per season. Why? Because the air filter prevents dirt and debris from entering the carburetor and/or engine.
  3. Check the tire pressure. Many people forget about the tires, but it’s important to maintain a consistent amount of pressure throughout each tire. Failing to do will results in uneven cutting leaving your lawn appearance in disarray.
  4. Sharpen the blades. Mowers blades endure a heavy amount of wear and tear throughout the season caused by rocks and branches and so forth. We recommend sharpening your lawn mower blade every season and replacing the blade every 1 to 3 years.
  5. Change the spark plug. This is a process that is relatively inexpensive and absolutely critical to ensure an easy start up. We recommend changing the spark every year in order to maintain your lawn mower for use.

If you need help with your lawn mower maintenance, contact the experts at Suburban Lawn Equipment. We Service everything we sell!

 

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10 Reasons to Buy Outdoor Power Equipment From Suburban

10 Reasons to Buy Outdoor Power Equipment From Suburban!

At Suburban Lawn Equipment, we have your back when it comes to running your Delaware landscaping business. We are always there for you when you buy your commercial or residential outdoor power equipment, helping you make smart choices. We also help you maintain your equipment. This is something a ‘Big Box’ Store can’t do.

Need more reasons on why it’s worth shopping at Suburban Lawn Equipment? Here’s something to consider:

10 Reasons to Buy Outdoor Power Equipment From Suburban:

  1. We are a family owned and operated business for over 30 years.
  2. We have a wide variety of lawn mowers and other outdoor power equipment.
  3. We only sell reliable and durable power equipment.
  4. Our sales and maintenance team consists of a well-trained & experienced staff.
  5. Something you can count on each time you’re doing business with us is an outstanding and friendly service.
  6. We service everything we sell!
  7. Certified EETC (Equipment & Engine Training Center) Technicians.
  8. Guaranteed OEM Parts.
  9. We never sell anything in a bOX!
  10. We are proud of our loyal customer base and a high rate of customer satisfaction.

If you’re in the market for outdoor power equipment, make sure to check out Suburban Lawn Equipment! Trust us, you don’t want to miss these amazing deals! We also offer financing!

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3 Reasons a Commercial Zero Turn Mower Might be Right for Your Delaware Landscaping Business

3 Reasons a Commercial Zero Turn Mower Might be Right for Your Delaware Landscaping Business

Shopping for a zero turn mower is similar to shopping for a car; there are luxury and economy models, both get you from point A to point B and all zero turning radius (ZTR) lawn mowers cut grass. They just do it with a different degree of comfort and quality.

When it comes to landscaping, time is money. The faster you get one job done, the sooner you can move onto the next one. Commercial ZTR mowers are more comfortable and make you more money.

Zero Turn Mower Comparison Chart 

High Performance Engine: The fastest mowers on the market, commercial zero turns will zip across the grass at speeds up to 13 miles per hour (mph). These mowers are powered by high-performance Kawasaki or Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engines. Considered some of the best lawn mower engines available, these reliable powerhouses have up to 30 horsepower (HP) of grass devouring strength.

Full-Suspension: When mowing all day, you want as comfortable a ride as possible. Look for a commercial zero turn mower with full-suspension for the smoothest ride.  Full suspension isn’t just good for the operator, it actually allows the mower to cut better. With full-suspension, the mower will follow the contours of the lawn for the most consistent cut. The reduced shock require less repairs.

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Mowing Deck: It’s not all about size, it’s how you use it… Sure a 61″ deck is more than 5 feet of cutting girth, but the decks on commercial zero turns are built with performance features not found elsewhere. Look for decks with sloped fronts, which push the grass up, resulting in a more consistent cut. Some decks on commercial ZTR mowers include a revolutionary cutting system that allows for superior airflow discharge and enhanced cut quality.

 

Suburban Lawn Equipment of Delaware is Your One Stop Shop for All Your Outdoor Power Equipment Needs!

Our product lineup has a variety of new and used equipment from top brands including Toro, Cub Cadet, Stihl, Exmark, Honda, Echo, Grasshopper, Hustler, Walker, Troy Bilt & Scag. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget. Click here to see our inventory!

Call 302-998-7700 or 302-475-4300 for any information you need.

 

Shop Dealer Invoice Price Lawn Mowers Delaware

Shop These Dealer Invoice Price Snow Throwers Before They’re Gone!

Suburban Lawn Equipment has been providing first class service to the outdoor power equipment industry since 1981. Excellent products and outstanding before-and-after-sales service has earned us a stellar reputation. Speaking of amazing deals, now through February 29th, 2020, you can save big when shopping our Dealer Invoice Price Snow Throwers!

Yes, that’s right! Snow Loss = Your Gain! This BLOWOUT SALE won’t last long so make sure to stop by our store and pick up one of our in-stock snow throwers!

Shop These Dealer Invoice Price Snow Throwers:

More importantly, we never sell anything in a box. You can count on our knowledgeable and friendly staff to help you find the right product for your needs! Your outdoor power equipment is set up and inspected by factory authorized technicians. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your snow throwers have been put together by professionals.


Read more: Snow Thrower Maintenance Tips and Tricks


For more specials at Suburban Lawn Equipment, please visit this link.

Want to know more? Contact us at Suburban Lawn Equipment for our expertise and all your Outdoor Power Equipment needs in Delaware!

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2020 tune up program

Our Pre-Season Tune Up Program Is Ending Soon!

Don’t Let Spring Be A Pain In The Grass! The best time is during the winter months. Don’t wait until the spring when lawn mower stores get busy.
Lucky for you, at Suburban Lawn Equipment we don’t just sell products – we service them too!
Want to take advantage of our pre-season lawn equipment Tune-Up Program? Drop off your lawn equipment and receive 10% off of your repair cost, or take advantage of discounted pick-up and delivery! Please see below for our pricing:

Pre-Season Tune Up Program

Lawnmowers starting at $69.99

Wide Cut Mowers starting at $119.99

Riding Mowers starting at $189.99

Residential ZTR’s starting at $199.99

Commercial Walk-behinds starting at $189.99

Commercial ZTR’s starting at $289.99

(Service parts are an additional cost. Shop fees apply to all repairs)

Suburban Lawn Equipment has been providing first class service to the outdoor power equipment industry since 1981. Excellent products and outstanding before-and-after-sales service has earned us a stellar reputation. We’re happy to service anything we sell. Bring your zero turn lawn mowers, walk behind lawn mowers, lawn tractors, riding lawn mowers, etc. to us any time you need a tune-up or maintenance and repairs.
Our technicians are certified by the Equipment & Engine Training Center (EETC) and stay current by attending all sales and service seminars offered by our manufacturers. For our customers this means experienced trouble shooting and flawless work with no room for complaints.

YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL YOUR OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT

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Snow Thrower Maintenance Tips and Tricks

Snow Thrower Maintenance Tips and Tricks

Are you ready for winter and a heavy snowfall that comes with it? Don’t worry, here at Suburban Lawn Equipment in Delaware, we always have your back.

Since we not only sell outdoor power equipment but we also service it, we want to make sure our customers leave our store knowing everything they possibly can about the equipment they buy from us. This is why we also put together this instructional video to help you with getting your snow thrower in a top notch shape this winter season!

In this Snow Thrower Maintenance video, 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 about the snow thrower maintenance or still not sure how to properly take care of your equipment?

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

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

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