Category Archives: Lawn Mowers

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

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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

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 

 

 

2020 Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Suburban Lawn Equipment

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

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

Come in to Suburban Lawn Equipment in Delaware to shop first class outdoor power equipment from STIHL, Honda, Cub Cadet, Toro and more! Our expert technicians will be happy to assist you with any of your shopping needs. More importantly, we never sell anything in a box. Your unit is set up and inspected by factory authorized technicians; plus we top it off with oil or gas at pickup. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your residential or commercial lawn mowers have been put together by professionals.

 

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

 

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

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

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

honda fathers day promo

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

please visit this page.

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

Happy Father’s Day!

Suburban Lawn Equipment | 1950 W. Newport Pike Wilmington, D 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!

302-998-7700 | sublawneq.com

2020 tune up program

Our Pre-Season Tune Up Program Is Ending Soon!

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

Pre-Season Tune Up Program

Lawnmowers starting at $69.99

Wide Cut Mowers starting at $119.99

Riding Mowers starting at $189.99

Residential ZTR’s starting at $199.99

Commercial Walk-behinds starting at $189.99

Commercial ZTR’s starting at $289.99

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

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

YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL YOUR OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT

302-998-7700 | sublawneq.com

Your Guide to Lawn Mower Maintenance

Your Guide to Lawn Mower Maintenance

lawn mower maintenance tipsWhether you’re riding a lawn mower or operating a manual one, you should always make sure you’re keeping your outdoor power equipment in top notch shape.

Before you store your mower away for winter, take time to perform a few lawn mower maintenance steps to ensure maximum efficiency for years to come.

Want to know what can you do to properly maintain your lawn mower? Here are some great suggestions from our service experts at Suburban Lawn Equipment in Delaware.

Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips:

  1. Check and Change the Oil. Prior to fall/winter storage, you should change the oil every 50 hours of use to prevent premature engine wear. Changing the oil filter will prevent a build-up within the engine lubrication system. Keep in mind that you should always use the recommended oil by the manufacturer for your particular lawn mower 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 so will result in uneven cutting leaving your lawn appearance in disarray.
  4. Sharpen the Blades. Mower 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 today!

We Service Everything We Sell!

www.sublawneq.com | 302-475-4300 | 302-998-7700

Annual Commercial Open House Delaware

Join Us at Suburban’s Annual Commercial Open House!

Our annual Commercial Open House and the Biggest Sale of the Year is almost here (event is over see us next year for amazing savings!

This is truly our favorite time of the year as the staff of Suburban Lawn & Equipment, our dealers, partners, factory representatives, vendors, friends and customers, all come together for a fun-filled day. We’re talking amazing deals on commercial outdoor power equipment, educational seminars, test drives and of course – the food!

Can’t be there in person? Make sure to follow our Facebook page for more photos from the event and to stay up to date with our ongoing specials!

We hope to see you all at our shop on March 7th from 9am to 4pm!

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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!

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, 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