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Tips and Tricks for Preparing Your Snow Thrower for Winter

There is no worse feeling than being stuck with a driveway full of snow and a broken snow thrower. This is why it is so important to service your snow thrower throughout the year and perform proactive maintenance. If you do not service your machine routinely, it will not continue to work and perform in the way you want it to. Even though it is August, now is the time to start preparing your snow thrower for the winter. Here are some tips and tricks:

Check Oil Level

You will first want to check the oil level on your snow thrower and make sure it is up to level. You turn and pull it out the dip-stick just as you would on a car. Check the level and determine if you need to add more oil.

Check Fuel

Next up is to check the fuel. You may have fuel in the thrower from last year, if it smells off, you should drain it and add new gas. To drain the fuel, you will want to make sure you have a good sized drain pan. Unscrew the nut underneath the carburetor, and place the drain pan underneath.

Once you have drained the snow thrower of the fuel, you can add the new fuel. You can add gas and also add StarTron. This stabilizes the gas and also cleans out what is left within the carburetor. Gas normally has a shelf-life of 30-60 days. You can also purchase TruFuel which lasts longer than gas. This can be a great option for snow throwers, as you do not need gas as often as you would for a car.

Check Controls

Now that you have oil and gas in the snow thrower you will want to make sure the machine turns on and check the controls. Make sure that both the auger and transmission engage.

Check Chute

You will now want to check and ensure that your chutes turn properly and the directional parts work as well.

Service Check at Suburban Lawn

If you are still having trouble with your snow thrower or just want to get it checked out by a professional team before the winter, bring it in to Suburban Lawn Equipment today. We service all equipment we sell so we are more than happy to help you service your snow thrower and other equipment.

For more in-depth and visual tips and tricks you can check out this video. If you are looking to purchase a snow thrower before the winter, we have a wide selection to choose from.

Five Reasons You Should Invest In A Pressure Washer

While pressure washers may seem expensive, they really are worth the investment. Suburban has a variety of pressure washers to choose from. Here are five reasons why a pressure washer is a good investment.

1. Keeps you and your family healthy

Allergens like pollen, mildew, algae and mold often settle in the crevices on the exteriors of homes. Pressure washing your home every so often can help to eliminate these allergens and alleviate any pesky allergy symptoms. Pressure washing is a great way to reduce symptoms during allergy season.

2. Increases property value

Pressure washing your home can immediately increase curb appeal and property value. It is a simple task that can really go a long way. It is also a necessary task before painting or renovating the exterior of your home, so you can be one step ahead when preparing for updates to your home.

3. Saves you money in the long run

Hiring a pressure washing service can be expensive. The national average cost of a pressure washing service is $299. By purchasing a Hustler pressure washer from Suburban Lawn Equipment, after two uses you will already have made up the cost. By pressure washing regularly you can save on repair bills. 

4. Prevents damage and helps with proactive maintenance

The dirt, mold, mildew and debris that can accumulate on the exterior of homes can cause many larger issues when not properly taken care of. By being proactive you can reduce the risk of these issues and save yourself some time and money. A pressure washer makes this process much easier than doing much of the cleaning by hand.

5. Most efficient for cleaning exteriors

A pressure washer is the most efficient way to clean not only the exterior of your home but other aspects of your property like; driveways, curbs, steps, decks, patios and outdoor furniture. Using a pressure washer makes these tasks much easier.

Keeping your family healthy and your house looking great can be easy when you buy a pressure washer from Suburban Lawn Equipment! Check out our current special on Hustler pressure washers and stop by and speak with one of our sales specialists today. They will help you select the right pressure washer for your needs. We fully service all the equipment we sell, to ensure your equipment lasts for years to come.  

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Father Mows Best picture of girl and her dad with lawnmower

Want to win a Grand Prize worth $250? Check out an Opportunity to Win Today!

Nominate your Dad for “Father Mows Best” and Submit your Photo to Win the Grand Prize!

Father Mows Best Contest

Do you have “rad dad” that loves their lawn? Nominate them for the “Father Mows Best” contest with WJBR and submit their picture today! Whichever photo gets the most votes wins a $250 Grand Prize!

This Father’s Day, dad should have the day off!  But, if he still feels the need to be Master of his lawn, you can help him do it in style in our Father’s Mows Best Photo Contest.

Submit a picture of dad and his lawn below or on the JBR Mobile App for a chance to win dad a Stihl Blower and a $50 Gift Card to Suburban Lawn.

While you may notice he spends a lot of time on the lawn, staring at the lawn and really admiring his lawn, remember that voting starts right away.  The contest runs from June 7-20 and listeners can vote every hour. The winner will be announced June 21st at 8a.m.

The sooner you submit a picture, the better your chances are to win!Father Mows Best picture of girl and her dad with lawnmower

Here are a Few Best Practices to Implement When Marketing Your Lawn Care or Landscaping Business:

Treat Your Outdoor Power Equipment Right

We are in the thick of growing season here in Delaware and the Tristate area. Known for it rolling hills of lush foliage, the Brandywine Valley is blossoming all around. The hum of lawn mowers, trimmers, chainsaws and blowers is prevalent across the area.

Maintaining Outdoor Power Equipment to Extend its Lifespan

As the landscaping season begins, you will want to make sure your equipment is up to the task. Showing your outdoor power equipment a little love by regular tune-ups, oil and filter changes. This will serve you well for extending the life and service of you outdoor power equipment.

Staying on top of maintenance for your commercial equipment can help you avoid unnecessary repairs in the future & keep your equipment in tip-top shape.

Eugene Hicks who a tenured service technician for Suburban Lawn Equipment shares his thoughts on why servicing your commercial lawn equipment is the MOST important aspect of keeping your equipment running properly and lasting for the long run.

Treat Your Outdoor Power Equipment with TLC

Service is key to maintaining your outdoor power equipment to make it last longer and performing at maximum capacity. You have made the investment in quality outdoor power equipment, protect that investment with a little TLC to keep it purring like a kitten!

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Get the Right Hand Held Tools and Outdoor Power Equipment to Maintain Your Landscaping

Our product lineup has a variety of new and used equipment from top brands including ToroCub CadetStihlExmarkHonda EnginesHonda Power EquipmentEcho, Grasshopper, Hustler TurfWalker Mowers, Troy Bilt, Scag & Boss Snowplows. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget.

Our product lineup has a variety of new and used equipment from top brands including ToroCub CadetStihlExmarkHonda EnginesHonda Power EquipmentEcho, Grasshopper, Hustler TurfWalker Mowers, Troy Bilt, Scag & Boss Snowplows. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget.

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Maintain Commercial Power Equipment to Extend its Lifespan

Commercial lawn and landscaping equipment is a big investment. Maintaining commercial power equipment properly to keep it running smooth and making it last longer is a no brainer. Just as vehicles stop running smoothly without regular maintenance, tune ups and oil changes, so will outdoor power equipment.

Properly Maintain Outdoor Power Equipment to Extend its Lifespan


Brian Downes is a service technician from Suburban Lawn Equipment and he does a terrific job explaining how you can extend the life of your commercial power equipment with a few simple tips and tricks. He discusses air filters, valves, clutches, blades, & much more. Please watch:

Our product lineup has a variety of new and used equipment from top brands including ToroCub CadetStihlExmarkHonda EnginesHonda Power EquipmentEcho, Grasshopper, Hustler TurfWalker Mowers, Troy Bilt, Scag & Boss Snowplows. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget.

Your One Stop Shop for All Your Outdoor Power Equipment 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.

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Customer Appreciation Days at Suburban Lawn Equipment

Our Annual Commercial Open House starts Wednesday, March 9th!


March 9th – 11th, 2022 – Wednesday through Friday

We hope to see you then!


Select Dealers Each Day:

Wednesday March 9th ~ SCAG
Thursday March 10th ~ EXMARK & ECHO
Friday March 11th ~ HUSTLER & STIHL

What you can expect at our Customer Appreciation Event:

  • 15% off parts
  • 0% Financing up to 48 months
  • Refreshments
  • Grand Prize Giveaway!

Make sure to FOLLOW US on Facebook!

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Our product lineup has a variety of new and used equipment from top brands including ToroCub CadetStihlExmarkHonda EnginesHonda Power EquipmentEcho, Grasshopper, Hustler TurfWalker Mowers, Troy Bilt, Scag & Boss Snowplows. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget.

Easy Ways to Market Your Landscaping Business

8 Easy Ways to Market Your Landscaping Business

If you are serious about your landscaping business and want to get more customers this upcoming growing season, now is the time to strategize and lock in new clients. Focus on ways to market your landscaping business  before the big rush gets here.

Get Started on Marketing Your Landscape Business Early

Once the grass starts to green and the weather warms up, you will be too busy to focus in on your marketing strategy. At Suburban, we believe that growing a lawn care business is a lot like growing a garden. You need to nurture it, 

Do you wish to market your landscaping business in order to get it the next level?

Consider these marketing tips that will connect you with more customers and bring you more sales!

8 Easy Ways to Market Your Landscaping Business

1) Brand Recognition – Get ahead of the pack by creating an attractive name and logo for your landscaping business. Professional logos transfer well to all sorts of advertising mediums, such as trucks, flyers, stationary, website and apparel.

The more you circulate yourself across a variety of platforms, the greater your name and brand recognition will become.

2) Website – Many landscapers discount the importance of having a user-friendly up-to-date website. This is a mistake. Expectations are a lot higher than they were even 5 years ago. Many of your clientele will prefer to contact you in their free time after business hours. A website contact form presents them with an opportunity to contact you during off hours.

3) Directory Listings – Much as we would like to think the landscaping business is word-of-mouth (and it is), if you want to branch out then correctly listing your business in directories such as Google, Bing, Yelp is a good start.

4) Yard Signs – Professional-looking lawn signs are a great way of showing y our 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!

5) 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!

6) Direct mailing – Believe it or not, another successful way to reach more potential customers is through direct mail postcards targeting your geographic market. Check out some of these  landscaping postcard samples to get ideas.

7) 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.

8) Get Social – Sharing your before and after pictures on social media channels is an invaluable marketing tool. Engage your customers and they will cheer you on. Don’t be afraid to share, post, tweet, and simply have fun with it!

So, there you have it. 8 simple ways to market your landscaping business at a very affordable price. Of course, getting involved within the community that your business services will create good will and increase your brand’s impression.

Suburban Lawn is Here for Your Landscaping Business

Those of us at Suburban Lawn Equipment like to think of ourselves as partners enablers for the success of landscaping businesses in our area. We strive to provide quality equipment, service and maintenance to commercial and residential customers in northern Delaware and the Tristate area.

If you need help getting the right equipment or maybe just a little friendly advice on how to best market your landscaping business, get in touch:

Our product lineup has a variety of new and used equipment from top brands including ToroCub CadetStihlExmarkHonda EnginesHonda Power EquipmentEcho, Grasshopper, Hustler TurfWalker Mowers, Troy Bilt, Scag & Boss Snowplows. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget.

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.

SubLawnEq.com | 1950 W Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804 | 302.998.7700

Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

Why Winter Commercial Lawn Mower Maintenance Matters

To provide your customers with quality lawn care services, you must keep your equipment well maintained. Commercial law mower maintenance keeps your mower clean, in great condition, and running efficiently season after season. Since winter is slower for lawn care companies, it’s the perfect time to prepare the mower for spring.  

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Commercial Lawn Mower Maintenance Extends Its Lifespan

All mowers endure their fair share of wear and tear, and commercial mowers are certainly no exception. While mowers don’t last forever, you shouldn’t have to shell out money every few years for a new one. 

If you’ve been in this cycle, you’re losing money. The good news is that with regular maintenance, it’s possible to get ten years or more out of your mower. 

Save Money On Commercial Lawn Mower Repair

Neglecting maintenance services puts your business at risk of not being there for your customers. Even if you have a fleet of lawnmowers, all it takes is for one mower to be out of service to affect your business’s productivity and bottom line. When you get delayed cutting customers’ lawns because the mower is in the shop, you lose money in two ways. 

First, you’re spending money on repairs that could’ve been avoided. Replacing a motor is much more expensive than having the oil changed, the carburetor cleaned, or the air filter replaced during a maintenance service.

The other way you lose money is from lost business. You can’t bill your customers for services not performed. If this happens often, customers might decide to take their business elsewhere. Customers’ lawns can’t wait days or weeks to get cut. 

Commercial Mower Maintenance Keeps You in Business

There’s no good excuse not to invest in professional mower maintenance. It’s cheaper than making repairs or replacing commercial equipment, and it ensures that you always show up for your customers. 

Services performed during routine commercial mower maintenance include: 

  • Emptying the fuel tank and refilling it with fresh gas
  • Changing the oil
  • Replacing the air filter
  • Changing the spark plugs
  • Cleaning the undercarriage
  • Sharpening the blades
  • Replacing bad tires

When having your commercial lawn equipment serviced, you want to take it to professionals who have experience working your mower’s model. Each manufacturer has different recommendations for servicing to deliver high-quality results and protect the mower’s engine and its components.

Winter Tune-up Special

Stay on Top of Mower Maintenance During Peak Times

Winter maintenance specials like the ones provided by Suburban Lawn Equipment make it convenient and affordable to prepare your commercial mower for spring, but don’t forget to keep on top of maintenance throughout the mowing season. Commercial lawn mower maintenance is something that should happen in-season too. Daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance and safety services vary depending on the mower. 

Refer to your mower’s owner’s manual, or better yet, trust the professionals to make sure your equipment gets the tune-ups it needs according to schedule. Staying on top of maintenance is good for business and keeps your business on track to profit more this year. 

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 ToroCub CadetStihlExmarkHonda EnginesHonda Power EquipmentEcho, Grasshopper, Hustler TurfWalker Mowers, Troy Bilt, Scag & Boss Snowplows. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget.

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Suburban is Thankful for All Our Great Customer Reviews

We Appreciate Your Business! Read some of the nice things our customers said about us this year. It is always nice to get positive feedback. We truly appreciate your patronage and try to do our best to give you the best service and value on your outdoor power equipment. Thank you for your loyalty.

From all of us at Suburban Lawn Equipment, Thank you for a truly spectacular year. Best wishes to you & yours for a magical holiday season. See you in the new year!

Our product lineup has a variety of new and used equipment from top brands including ToroCub CadetStihlExmarkHonda EnginesHonda Power EquipmentEcho, Grasshopper, Hustler TurfWalker Mowers, Troy Bilt, Scag & Boss Snowplows. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget.

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Suburban Lawn Equipment Celebrates 40 Years in Business!

We are so excited to announce that our residential and commercial lawn equipment business has hit a milestone ~ 40 years in business. We couldn’t have done it without the loyal support of our customers and staff.

A Big Shoutout to those who have helped to make this possible. While we aren’t able to celebrate this momentous occasion with all the fanfare we would like due to the continued pandemic. We want to let you know how much it means to have your trust and business.

Please watch our video:

Suburban Lawn Equipment is your one stop shop for all your outdoor power equipment in Delaware. We carry lawn mowers, generators, Boss snow plows, snow blowers, string trimmers, blowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, and much more!

We want our customers to be customers for life!

Suburban Lawn Equipment  offers top quality outdoor power equipment including lawn tractors and lawn mowers to homes and business owners in New Castle County Delaware, Delaware and Chester County Pennsylvania, Cecil County Maryland and Salem County New Jersey. Quality products and service are the highlights of our independently owned & operated business since 1981.

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Your One Stop Shop for All Your Outdoor Power Equipment 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.

Our product lineup has a variety of new and used equipment from top brands including ToroCub CadetStihlExmarkHonda EnginesHonda Power EquipmentEcho, Grasshopper, Hustler TurfWalker Mowers, Troy Bilt, Scag & Boss Snowplows. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget.

A well-stocked inventory of approved parts and accessories offers quick turnaround on all requests. Purchase parts online whenever you need them.