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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-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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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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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!

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


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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.


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.


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!


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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!


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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!

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Holiday Deals at Suburban Lawn & Equipment

Holidays are almost here! ‘Tis the season to shop and give back! Are you on the market for new outdoor power equipment? At Suburban Lawn & Equipment, we deliver convenience, efficiency and value for your investments. This is made possible by quality lawn mowers, string trimmers, chain saws, back pack blowers, edgers and generators from top manufacturers including Toro, Cub Cadet, Stihl, Honda, Echo, HustlerScag & Boss.

Looking for the best holiday deals? Follow Suburban Lawn and Equipment on Facebook and check out our SPECIALS page for the latest outdoor power equipment updates and special offers!

Holiday Deals at Suburban Lawn & Equipment

Financing is Available. Offer subject to credit approval. Some restrictions apply. Please ask our experts for details.2020 STIHL chainsaw dealSTIHL blower special


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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!

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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. 


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5 Safety Tips To Remember When Using A Honda Generator

5 Safety Tips to Remember When Using a Honda Generator

Don’t be left out in the dark this summer! The best time to purchase a Honda Generator is before an emergency strike. Owning a portable generator during a power outage really feels like having a best friend by your side.

At Suburban Lawn Equipment in Delaware, we don’t just sell outdoor power equipment. We also service it and pass on the necessary knowledge in order to encourage all customers to understand how to properly use the Honda Generator. Please read below for 5 safety tips to remember when using a Honda Generator.

5 Safety Tips To Remember When Using A Honda Generator

  1. Read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Before using a Honda Generator, it is important to read the manual to avoid hazardous situations and guarantee the proper use of the generator.
  2. Do NOT use a generator inside your home or business. Generators emit carbon monoxide (CO), which can be deadly if used in your home, business, or small areas (basements, garages). It would be ideal to install a battery-operated CO alarm inside your home or business as an extra precaution from toxins.
  3. Utilize a heavy-duty extension cord. Make sure to never use an extension cord with visible wires. Heavy-duty extension cords that are specifically used for the outdoors are recommended.
  4. Avoid using Honda Generator in the rain. When used in the rain, there is a risk of shock or electrocution. We recommend waiting for the rain to pass before using your Honda Generator. If you cannot wait, it is crucial that you shield the Honda Generator from moisture.
  5. Turn off Honda Generator before refueling. It’s important to let your portable generator cool down before refueling. If gasoline or any other flammable liquid is spilled onto a hot surface, this could cause a fire.

Related Post: How to Pick Out the Right Generator For Your Needs


Should you have more questions or any concerns regarding which Honda Generator might best suit your needs or how to use such outdoor power equipment, contact us today.

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