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How To Choose The Perfect Leaf Blower

How To Choose the Perfect Leaf Blower

Need a leaf blower for this Fall Season but are not sure what kind to buy? We’ve got you covered. Here is everything you need to know about each type of leaf blower. Read to see how you can choose the perfect leaf blower for your needs.

Types of Leaf Blowers

Handheld Leaf Blowers

Handheld blowers are lightweight, maneuver easily, and take up minimal storage space. Held comfortably with one hand, handheld blowers are the most popular option among homeowners and are great for small jobs that don’t require massive amounts of blowing power. Their power can typically handle light snow, sawdust, and dry leaves.

Backpack Leaf Blowers

With backpack blowers, the motor sits in a harness strapped to the user’s back, making it more comfortable and less taxing on the user’s arm. They are slightly larger than your average handheld blower, so keep that in mind when it comes to storage. Backpack blowers are more powerful and have longer run times than handheld blowers, making them perfect for medium-large scale jobs that require blowing for long periods of time. Their power can typically handle wet leaves, small rocks, and metal shavings.

Walk-Behind Leaf Blowers

The largest and most powerful option of blowers are walk-behind blowers. Great for large scale, professional jobs, these blowers are powerful enough to blow away cardboard, piles of leaves, and other trash. Most favorable to landscaping professionals, walk-behind blowers are the least physically exacting and the biggest in terms of storage. 

Leaf Blower Fuel Types

Battery

Battery-operated blowers are as easy as clicking in the battery and blowing away. This fuel type (or lack thereof) is most popular among first-time-blower buyers. It is also great for those that own batteries from the same brand of machines because they are normally interchangeable. With little to no maintenance necessary, the only real cons to a battery-operated leaf blower is it’s limited power and run time.

Corded

A step up in run time from the battery-operated blowers, a corded leaf blower is a great option for those that want the ease of a battery-operated blower but with more power. Corded blowers are lightweight with great output. But, the very thing that gives it more power (the cord) is also what makes it less desirable. The cord can get in the way or even catch on the machine and limits the distance you can travel with your blower.

Gas

The most powerful type of blower is going to be your gas-fueled leaf blower. Gas blowers are perfect for landscaping companies or homeowners with a large space to cover. There are some that require an oil/gas blend and others that run on gas alone. Luckily, we sell premixed oil/gas blends with ratios specific to your machine so that you can take the guesswork out of filling your blower. 

With gas blowers, keep in mind that they require the most maintenance, are the loudest of all blowers, and you of course, need to purchase gas.

Leaf Blower Features

CFM

CFM means Cubic Feet per Minute. CFM is the volume of air coming out of the leaf blower, which also translates to how far the blower will push the leaves. People like to talk about wind speed, but it’s really the CFM that matters. 

MPH

MPH is the Miles Per Hour, which measures how fast the air is moving out of the mower. Having a blower with a higher MPH will allow you to complete an entire job quicker due to its power.

A blower with a high CFM will allow you to blow more leaves, whereas a blower with a high MPH will blow away larger debris. If you have to choose one over the other, it’s best to choose a blower with a higher CFM.

The Right Leaf Blower For You

For homeowners with a small yard, deck or patio, a battery or corded-handheld leaf blower will probably suit you best. For those with a medium-large space to cover with lots of debris to blow, either a battery or gas-powered-backpack leaf blower would be optimal. And lastly, large scale or professional landscaping projects would benefit most from investing in a walk-behind leaf blower, which would typically only run on gas. 

Regardless of the type of leaf blower you need for this autumn season, we’ve got it here waiting for you at Suburban Lawn & Equipment. Stop in to pick out the perfect blower for you!


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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 Engines, Honda Power Equipment, Echo, Grasshopper, Hustler Turf, Walker 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.

We service everything we sell.

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

Suburban Lawn Equipment
1950 W. Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804
302-998-7700
Avoid These 6 Landscaping Mistakes

Avoid These 6 Landscaping Mistakes

Mistakes in the landscaping business can prove to be time consuming and costly. These 6 landscaping mistakes are made more often than you would imagine. Avoid these mistakes and use our tips to avoid mulchy messes and cutting catastrophes on your next project!

Starting Without A Plan

The art form of planning and designing a landscape is unique because you not only take into account the size, colors, textures, and proportions of the project, but also it’s functionality. Failing to start your landscaping project with a plan can lead to an unattractive end result that doesn’t function properly, won’t last long enough, or even goes over budget.

Using The Wrong Tools

Using the right tools for a project can make all the difference when it comes to saving timing and keeping you and your team safe.

Match your tools to your project. The size of the job may influence the size and type of tools used, this goes for handheld tools and power equipment. Make sure to keep your tools clean and organized. For advice on tools and when to use them, speak to one of our equipment specialists.

 Cutting Grass Too Short

Grass length should change depending on the time of year. In the summer, grass requires more shade so that it doesn’t get burnt to a crisp. During these warmer months, leave the grass a little longer so that the blades can shade the soil and the water doesn’t evaporate so fast. During the colder months, grass should be cut shorter so that sunlight can reach the soil.

(Bonus tip: It’s a myth that if you cut your grass shorter, you won’t have to mow it as often).

Inappropriate Irrigation Systems

A project’s irrigation system ties back into the design of the project. Each plant requires different watering needs, so installing the appropriate irrigation system will save you a huge headache. Sprinkler set-ups and irrigation can tend to be an eye-sore if not done thoughtfully, so make sure to plan for this ahead of time when designing the landscape.

Forgetting About Wildlife

The type of plants and flowers used in your landscaping project can either attract or repel outside wildlife. When planning a project or discussing a project with your client, make sure to ask what critters they’d like to avoid. Deer can be attracted to beautiful flowers, so it couldn’t hurt to add some bitter-tasting plants to the bunch. Once they give those a try, they are sure to keep away from that yard.

Not Recycling

As most landscapers know, large projects can produce large amounts of waste. Rather than trashing branches, clippings, and other recyclable materials, try renting or investing in a quality shredder that can turn that waste into something useful. These debris can be turned into mulch, fertilizers, or compost. Plus, most compost piles can easily be hidden into a landscape.

Now that you know the most common landscaping mistakes and how to avoid them, your lawn care business can have the confidence that your next landscaping project will come out on top. 

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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 Engines, Honda Power Equipment, Echo, Grasshopper, Hustler Turf, Walker 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.

We service everything we sell.

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

Suburban Lawn Equipment
1950 W. Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804
302-998-7700
Get the Right Hand Held Tools and Outdoor Power Equipment

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

Do you have all the Outdoor Hand Held Tools needed to Maintain your Landscape?

An aspiring gardener or professional landscaper is only as good as the hand held tools they have in their shed or cart. Properly maintaining lawns, shrubs, gardens and trees takes the right type of hand held tool or outdoor power equipment. Sure, one can improvise with a pair of scissors in a pinch. However, if you are serious about your landscaping, assembling the tool set you need will lead to success.

Get the Right Hand Held Tool for the Job

Suburban Lawn Equipment of Delaware helps many local landscapers and residential customers accrue the best tools available for the job. We have a full line of tried and true hand held tools, pruners, trimmers, blowers, spreaders, chain saws, aerators and mowers that get you on the road to a well-maintained landscape.

Get the Right Hand Held Tools and Outdoor Power Equipment

Make a List and Check it Twice

So before you begin your project, make a list of what tools you will need to accomplish the task. If you find that you are missing a piece of the list, make a wise investment by purchasing a tool that will endure and last.

Invest in Quality & Durable Hand Held Tools and Outdoor Equipment

Some of the top outdoor lawn and power equipment manufacturers, such as STIHL, Honda, Shindaiwa and Echo, that supply professional landscapers with high quality durable tools are affordable and a good investment for residential do-it-yourself gardeners.

Consider Proper Maintenance of Your Outdoor Equipment

If you are looking to upgrade the tools in your shed, stop by Suburban Lawn Equipment and talk with one of sales specialist. They will help you select the right tools for your particular needs. We fully services all the equipment we sell, which give you peace of mind that your purchase will be maintained to last for many years to come.

hustler pressure washers starting at 549


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Maintaining Outdoor Power Equipment From SuburbanYour 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.

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.

We service everything we sell.

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

Suburban Lawn Equipment
1950 W. Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804
302-998-7700
STIHL Outdoor Power Equipment

Dad’s Deserve the REAL DEAL ~ Stop by Suburban for STIHL Outdoor Power Equipment

Dad works hard all week, but that doesn’t mean he slows down when the weekend comes. He deserves STIHL Outdoor Power Equipment – from chainsaws to lawn mowers, we’ve got a wide range of tools to make sure your dad has everything he needs to conquer those weekend projects.

5 STAR GIFT IDEAS FOR DAD

5 STAR GIFT IDEAS FOR DAD

June 20th is just around the corner! If you’re still looking for Father’s Day gift ideas, we got you covered!

Come in to Suburban Lawn Equipment to shop first class outdoor power equipment from STIHL – the #1 selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America. Convenience, efficiency and value for your investments guaranteed!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from STIHL Outdoor Power Equipment

Choose from a variety of STIHL trimmers, blowers and chainsaws that will give Dad a lifetime of power and durability. STIHL products are made right here in the USA.

When you buy STIHL for your outdoor jobs, you’re not just buying quality, dependable tools — you’re buying American-built tools. The STIHL state-of-the-art facility in Virginia Beach manufactures millions of finished products every year and exports them to more than 90 countries around the world.

When it comes to providing top cleaning performance, STIHL delivers pressure washers combining power and high-quality components. Whether you need to clean your deck or your professional equipment, STIHL power washers are designed for convenience and durability to make your job easier and impeccable.

IF DAD WANTS A GREENER SOLUTION, STIHL HAS YOU COVERED

In addition, STIHL delivers lawn care innovation once again with the addition of battery-powered lawn mowers. But these aren’t your typical walk-behind mowers. These revolutionary mowers are built with Lithium-Ion battery technology, making them lightweight, quiet and ready to run with a simple squeeze of a trigger. Best of all, these mowers produce zero exhaust emissions, making it an environmentally responsible way to take control of your environment.

For more Father’s Day Deals and to stay up to date with our monthly specials, please visit this page.

Happy Father’s Day from Suburban Lawn of Delaware & STIHL Outdoor Power Equipment!

STIHL Outdoor Power Equipment

WE SERVICE EVERYTHING WE SELL!

Suburban Lawn Equipment
1950 W. Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804
302-998-7700

Best Practices for Maintaining Outdoor Power Equipment

It is the season of landscaping here in the Brandywine Valley and as many commercial mowers, blowers, trimmers and chainsaws are coming out of hibernation, we thought sharing some of our instructional videos on maintaining outdoor power equipment might help you get ready.

Suburban Lawn Equipment has been selling and servicing commercial and residential outdoor power equipment since 1981. So we know a little bit about properly maintaining and servicing all types and brands of outdoor power equipment.

Why it Important for Maintaining Outdoor Power Equipment

Just as a car needs regular tune-ups, maintenance, oil and filter changes, and parts replacement, so does your outdoor power equipment. 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!

Maintaining 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 equipment with a few simple tips and tricks. He discusses air filters, valves, clutches, blades, & much more. Please watch:

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 is a long time service technician for Suburban Lawn Equipment and he created this ‘Service is KEY’ video to share some wisdom on why servicing your commercial lawn equipment is the MOST important aspect of keeping your equipment running properly and lasting for the long run.

Kirk Plows is a Service Technician with 36 years of experience in the field. He shares some pointers that will help boost your machine’s performance and avoid unnecessary repairs or premature replacement of your equipment.

Kirk talks owners manuals, running RPMs, dull chains, & more that will save you time & money when it comes to your equipment.


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Maintaining Outdoor Power Equipment From SuburbanYour 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.

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.

We service everything we sell.

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

LANDSCAPING BUSINESS

How to Grow Your Landscaping Business

 

It’s getting to that time of year again where the hum of lawn mowers and the buzz of a chainsaw, blower or weed trimmer fills the air. For those of us in the landscaping business, it is true music to our ears!

If you are looking to increase the music by growing your landscaping business this year, Suburban Lawn Equipment of Delaware thought sharing a few tips on marketing your lawncare business might be helpful.

Tips for Marketing Your Lawn Care Business

No matter your business, marketing is a necessary if you want to grow business. A lawn care business is seasonal, which makes it harder to be visible year round. Using a variety of marketing strategies can help to get you more business so that you’ll have more income to survive the off-season.

Accruing new customers can be a challenge. Trust us, the staff at Suburban Lawn Equipment understands! Our business is to support all your lawn care and landscape equipment needs. We are here to help you not only stay in business, but to thrive.

Here are 7 Ways to Market a Landscaping Business:

  1. Yard Signs – Placed in customer’s yards with their approval can be an invaluable way to drum up business.
  2. Magnetic Signs – Having nice magnetic signs on the sides of your truck is free advertising!
  3. Business Cards – Many people hold onto business cards for future actions. Place your cards in local stores that allow for this.
  4. Door Hangers –Have your crew leave door hangers on adjacent homes when out mowing your customer’s lawn. You want to have a list of service and cost and having a detachable business card they can remove easily to save for later action.
  5. Website or App (Desktop & Mobile) – This is a great tool for listing all the services you provide, pricing structure, as well as giving potential customers a way learn more about the history of your business. Having an online quote form for site visitors to fill out can also be greatly rewarding.
  6. Social Networking – Facebook and Twitter is a great method to grab attention and gain new customers. Sharing relevant lawn care tips or showcase recent projects can keep customers engaged and promote referrals.
  7. Local Directories and Yellow Pages – It is important get listed in as many online directories and the yellow pages. Taking the time to do this can help you find new customers.

Check out Suburban Lawn Equipment of Delaware latest specials and inventory of lawn care equipment models: Cub Cadet, Echo, Exmark, STIHL, Scag, Toro, Honda, Hustler, and Walker. Suburban doesn’t just sell outdoor power equipment, we service it to. We have EETC Technicians on staff that can trouble-shoot or maintain ALL of the outdoor power equipment we sell. That is something the Big Box Stores don’t offer!

Scag 0 percent financing

Suburban is currently offering 0% financing for 48 months on any new Scag mower. Stop by for a test drive today!

 

Suburban Lawn Equipment

1950 W. Newport Pike

Wilmington, DE 19804

302.475.4300 or 302.998-7700

 

2021 Commercial Open House Week at Suburban

Thank You for Supporting our Commercial Open House Week!

For over 30+ years now,  the staff of Suburban Lawn & Equipment, our outdoor power equipment dealers, partners, factory representatives, vendors, friends and customers, has had an opportunity to come together for a days filled with great deals, educational seminars, test drives, giveaways and food. This year couldn’t be different and we even got to extend our annual Commercial Open House event to a FULL WEEK!

We could not be more grateful for the turnaround and the ongoing support from our friends, customers, dealers and local vendors! Thank you to all of our commercial customers and everyone else who participated in the biggest event of the year. We hope to see you back next year!

For those of you who couldn’t be there, here’s a recap of our Commercial Open House Week.

2021 Commercial Open House Week

Commercial Open House Week 2021

Here is Matt Ellsworth from LEPCO and Jim Lyle from Exmark. They had Full Exmark, Echo, Z Spray products on display!

Open House

Dean Walker and Rod Smith from Hustler. The customers got to enjoy factory demos and specials deals on Hustler equipment.

Hustler

We were proud to have Darren Shepardson from STIHL sharing his product knowledge with all of our customers:

Commercial Open House at Suburban DE

Open House outdoor power equipment

2021 Open House Week Suburban

Cub Cadet Open House in Delaware

Ken Siegrist (from KPM) and Dave Pratt (from Cub Cadet) came to show off new 2021 models of Scag and Cub Cadet.

SCAG

Of course we kept our employees, customers and vendors well fed as well!

open house

After a full week of shopping amazing deals and participating in factory demos, it was time to announce our big GIVEAWAY winners! Check out our Facebook Live to see the prize winners!

Couldn’t make it to our Commercial Open House Week?

Contact us at Suburban Lawn Equipment for our expertise and all your Outdoor Power Equipment needs in Delaware! Also, don’t forget to check our website for more deals!

Make sure to follow our Facebook page for more photos from the event and to stay up to date with our ongoing specials!

WE SERVICE EVERYTHING WE SELL

302-998-7700 | sublawneq.com

2021 Commercial Open House Week Announcement

2021 Commercial Open House Week Announcement

Our Annual Commercial Open House is just around the corner! This year, we are doing things a little bit differently while making sure you have the best shopping experience possible. For your safety, we’re expanding our one day event to a FULL WEEK!


March 8th – 13th, 2021 – Monday through Saturday from 8am to 4pm!

We hope to see you then!


What you can expect at the Commercial Open House Week:

  • 15% off parts, ECHO, & Shindaiwa
  • LZEs – Starting at $8,999 ($500 rebate)
  • Open House specials on all other brands – Exmark, Scag, Stihl, & more!
  • Free T-shirt
  • Special Financing
  • Daily Giveaways & chances at 3 Grand Prizes – Winners will be announced on FB live – Monday, 3/15/21 at 3pm.

Make sure to FOLLOW US on Facebook!


Contact us at Suburban Lawn Equipment for our expertise and all your Outdoor Power Equipment needs in Delaware! Also, don’t forget to check our Specials page for more deals!

2021 Commercial Open House Week Suburban Lawn Equipment

Our product lineup has a variety of new and used equipment from top brands including Toro, Stihl, Exmark, Honda Engines, Honda Power Equipment, Echo, Grasshoper, Hustler, Turf, Walker Mowers, Boss Snowplows, and more! We always have something to meet your needs and budget!

WE SERVICE EVERYTHING WE SELL!

302-998-7700 | sublawneq.com

Pre-Season Lawn Mower Tune-Up Service Special

Take Advantage of Our Pre-Season Lawn Mower Tune-Up Service Special!

Don’t let Spring be a pain in the grass! Bring in your equipment to Suburban Lawn & Equipment for a Pre-Season Lawn Mower Tune-Up and receive 10% off of your repair cost, or take advantage of our discounted pick-up and delivery!

Want to learn more about lawn mower winter maintenance? Make sure to read this post – our service experts are sharing great tips to give your lawn mowers a bit of love this season. If you don’t feel comfortable taking care of the outdoor power equipment on your own, we’re here for you! Please see below for our current lawn mower tune-up service prices. But hurry up! The offer ends on January 31st, 2021!


Pre-Season Lawn Mower Tune-Up Special:


Lawnmowers starting at $69.99

Wide Cut Mowers starting at $129.99

Riding Mowers starting at $189.99

Residential ZTR’s starting at $199.99

Commercial Walk-behinds starting at $199.99

Commercial ZTR’s starting at $299.99

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


Please note:

We have a contact-free alternative for anyone who wishes to not come into the store by offering parking lot pick up of all items and services. Please call us with your needs and we will bring it out to your vehicle. Larger items can be delivered at a minimal cost. Call us at 302-998-7700 for more information.

Our staff is taking extra measures to make sure all common contact areas of our store are kept clean and sanitized. Please help us by keeping an extra distance from other customers while in the store.


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

302-998-7700 | sublawneq.com

Safety Tips When Using Snow Throwers

Safety Tips When Using Snow Throwers

If you are going to be using a snow thrower this winter, one of your top priorities should always be safety. Failure to do so could results in bodily harm or injury.

Suburban Lawn Equipment is here to help prevent any accidents from occurring with these helpful safety tips when using a snow thrower! Keep reading!

Safety Tips When Using Snow Throwers

  1. Clear debris before using. It’s important to keep in mind that the snow thrower is a powerful piece of equipment and it will pick up debris or rocks in its path. To avoid damage clear the area before use.
  2. Wear appropriate clothing. Clothing and other accessories are at risk of becoming entangled in the moving parts of the snow thrower. Avoid wearing long scarves, dangling jewelry, or any other form of loose clothing while operating this machinery.
  3. Go with the wind. Whenever possible, do not fight the wind. Try to point the chute downwind so that it helps blow snow.
  4. Avoid severe weather conditions. You should always avoid operating a snow thrower during heavy snowfall or minimal visibility. Waiting for heavy snowfall to pass is the recommended time to start using the snow thrower.
  5. NEVER use hands/feet to clear a clog. If you experience a clog or blockage you should first shut off the equipment, and then use either a long clean out tool, stick or broom to dislodge snow or debris from the moving parts.

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.

If you need help preparing for winter, contact our experts at Suburban Lawn Equipment!


Your One Stop Shop For All Your Outdoor Power Equipment Needs!


Suburban Lawn Equipment | 1950 W. Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804 | 

302-475-4300