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!

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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.

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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

Lawn and Landscaping Business

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!

Suburban Lawn Equipment 28th Annual Expo

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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

BOSS Snow Plow Stainless

What Separates BOSS Snow Plows from the Competition?

The Boss Backs You Up!Ever wonder why BOSS Snow Plows are the professional’s #1 Snow Plow of choice? Well it could be the fact that they listen to their customers and put extra effort into being easy to do business with.  According to a BOSS spokesman, the company’s philosophy hones in on not only building an excellent product; but being there after the sale. That’s what sets BOSS apart.

BOSS Snow Plows have been around since the 1980s and the company is located in Iron Mountain, Michigan. BOSS has been focusing in on an expansion of their product line the last few years and it shows. The offer everywhere from UTV plows at 6 1/2’ V plow all the way up to the big box plows. Their spreader line has been growing and new technology in V plows, the DXT is a dual trip which features both a tripping cutting edge and a cold moldboard trip, all in the same package.

The BOSS makes it easy to attach. Professionals love the simple attachment process and the ability to switch between plow models with the same truck. It’s easy to use and see why BOSS is the #1 Snow Plow of choice. So stop by Suburban Lawn Equipment to check out our full-line of BOSS Snow Plow equipment today.

See How Easy it is to attach a BOSS Snow Plow:

Can you say stack and snow like a BOSS?

If you’re ready to move with the speed of the next storm, come check out Suburban’s full line of Boss snow plows and spreaders, your local BOSS Plow Dealer located in Delaware. The Boss Backs You Up!

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

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Get Your Snow Thrower Ready for Winter

It’s that time of year again, time to get your snow thrower ready for the coming season. Halloween has passed, Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. In fact it could be here way before Christmas.

According to the Famers Almanac Predictions for this winter:

“Precipitation will be slightly greater than normal, with snowfall below normal in the north but above normal elsewhere. The snowiest periods will be in early and mid-December, early to mid-January, late February, and early to mid-March.”

Check Out our latest ‘How To’ Video for great tips on how to get your snow thrower ready for winter. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel to get instant access to all our latest videos.

This is the first of a series of ‘How To’ videos we will be posting periodically to our Youtube Channel, subscribe so you don’t miss the next one.

Don’t forget to Support Local Businesses on ‘Shop Small Saturday’ on November 28,2015

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End of Year Clearance on Honda Mowers & Winter Storage Tips for Your Mower

Don’t miss your chance to save BIG on our End of the Year Honda Clearance Sale with Honda Mowers starting as low as $399.

If you lawn mower has seen better days, why not take advantage of these huge saving on Honda mowers. You’ll be happy you did when spring arrives next year!

Winter will be here before you know it. Here are some excellent tips for putting your lawn mower in storage, so that come spring it will ready to go!

How to Prepare Your Lawn Mower for a Long Winter Nap:

  1. Empty Excess Gas: Gasoline left in an engine for long periods of time tends to become “gummy” and can clog your carburetor. To prevent this, idle your mower until the tank is empty or add a gasoline stabilizer to the fuel.
  2. Change the Oil: It is best to do this while the engine is still warm, so a good time would be right after a final mowing or running out the gas.
  3. Clean the Air Filter: For foam-type filter, remove and clean with hot, soapy water. Before replacing, squeeze a couple tablespoons of clean oil onto it. For a paper filter, shake it gently or blow on it.
  4. Oil the Spark Plug: Remove the spark plug and pour a tablespoon of clean engine oil into the hole. Replace the plug and crank the engine a couple of times to distribute the oil.
  5. Clean the Engine: Wash off with water and remove dirt or grass clippings off the underside as well. Using an old paintbrush, clean the cooling fans and check the blade (If dull, sharpen or replace).

Properly storing your mower for the winter will get you off and running next spring. Suburban is a full service outdoor equipment business that helps to keep you prepared for every season.

We have Honda Generators in stock to keep you warm and to weather the months ahead.

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