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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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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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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

Suburban Lawn Equipment team

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.

Winterizing Your Commercial Lawn Mower

How to Winterize & Store Commercial Lawn Mowers

WINTERIZING YOUR COMMERCIAL LAWN MOWER

Commercial Lawn Mowers take a beating and keep showing up to work day after day, give them the TLC they deserve to be ready to get back to work come spring. Check out these steps to make sure your mower gets properly stored for the winter months ahead.

CLEAN THE MOWER TOP & BOTTOM

Clean underside removing all debris; use a stick or brush, NOT hands, when cleaning blades.

Clean the mower, thoroughly brush off leaves, grass and other debris. Use a clean damp cloth to wipe it down. Remove spark plug prior to ANY maintenance.

REMOVE & STORE BATTERY SAFELY

Remove the Battery: wipe battery and clean terminal with metal brush or terminal cleaner. Store it in a cool and dry location away from furnace, water heater or gas cans.

ADD FUEL STABILIZER TO THE GAS TANK

Add a fuel stabilizer eliminating need to drain fuel. Storing mower with a full tank stops moisture from condensing and forming rust that could clog the carburetor.

STORE MOWER IN PROTECTED SPACE FOR WINTER MONTHS

Store the mower in a protected dry space such as a garage or shed away from water heater, furnace or any gas appliances.

Your lawn mower has served you faithfully all season, give it proper rest for the winter months ahead to ensure a happy reunion once things start greening up in spring.

Contact Suburban Lawn Equipment for all your outdoor power equipment needs.

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


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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 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.


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.

Suburban Lawn Equipment
302-998-7700
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

 

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

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Lawn Mower Winter Maintenance Tips

Lawn Mower Winter Maintenance Tips

As the seasons change and the snow begins to fall, it’s time for lawn mower winter maintenance. With a little post-season preparation, your lawn mower will feel brand new when spring comes back around.

You should always store your lawn mower in a cool/dry area, and make sure you cover the mower to prevent wear and tear. But before you cover, you should follow these basic tips below to ensure proper winterization of your lawn mower.

Lawn Mower Winter Maintenance Tips

  1. Empty the fuel tank. If you let the gas sit in the fuel tank for an extended period of time, this could cause a clog in the carburetor. We suggest that you run the engine until the gas tank is completely empty.
  2. Replace the oil. Frequently changing the oil within your lawn mower will ensure a longer life sentence. Be sure to use the suggested amount of oil provided by the manufacturer.
  3. Charge the battery. During the winter months, it’s important to charge the battery every so often to prevent battery failure.
  4. Clean the mower deck. As an effort to prevent any rust from forming, you should always clean underneath the mower deck to remove any grass clippings.
  5. Sharpen the blades. It’s better to do this ahead of time, that way when spring comes you are ready to mow!

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

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


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

302-475-4300 


 

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. 

 

Don’t forget to visit our SPECIALS page! 

 

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

302-475-4300 

 

 

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!

 

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

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