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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.

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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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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.

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-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.


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.


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 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 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.

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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.



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.


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!

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What To Know Before Buying Leaf Blowers

What To Know Before Buying Leaf Blowers

Love that well-manicured lawn, but the leaves constantly get in the way this fall season? No worries! There are many outdoor power equipment options, and we’ve got it all covered for you! Read along to learn everything you need to know BEFORE buying a new leaf blower.


CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) means the volume of air coming out of the leaf blower. People talk about a wind speed, but it’s really CFM that matters.


  1. Hand-Held Leaf Blowers. A good quality hand-held leaf blower should be around 400 CFM.
  2. Backpack Leaf Blowers. Ideal for bigger properties. A good quality backpack blower will put out between 500-700 CFM.
  3. Walk-Behind Leaf Blowers. Perfect if you need more power and quicker results. Look for one with 1200-2800 CFM.
  4. Leaf Vacuums. Perfect solution for leaf removal. They come in push versions or self-propelled.

At Suburban Lawn Equipment in Wilmington, Delaware, we got everything you need to conquer the leaves this fall season! Check out our website for the inventory and great deals!


Want to know more? Still not sure which leaf blower is right for you? Contact us at Suburban Lawn Equipment for our expertise and all your Outdoor Power Equipment needs in Delaware!

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