Love a manicured lawn but struggle to find the time to put in the maintenance? Robotic auto mowers could be for you! Read on to find out all about them.
Ever since seeing one at a permaculture homestead installation, I’ve been intrigued by automowers.
There’s nothing better than a perfectly manicured lawn. But keeping your grass areas in ship-shape takes effort. If you’re strapped for time, the robotic auto mower could be your saving grace.
But what is an auto mower and how does it work? In this blog post, we’ve teamed up with Lawnmowers Direct to bring you everything you need to know. Read on to learn more!
What is a robotic mower?
Robotic mowers, often referred to as auto and robo mowers, are a small and compact lawn mower which can be left to mow your lawn, without requiring you to lift a finger.
These little mowers have been designed to patrol your lawn and keep it trimmed to the perfect length. Unlike traditional petrol mowers, this quiet and clean machine is powered by an environmentally friendly lithium ion battery, making it a great option if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint.
How do robotic mowers work?
Since the first robo mower came to the market more than two decades ago, there’s been a lot of developments to ensure they meet users’ needs. Now, these autonomous machines are so intelligent that they can even return to their docking bay to recharge when the battery starts to get low.
These mowers are smart. All you need to do it the initial set up then they can be left to continually trim your grass to keep it at the optimal length. Using a simple mapping system, laser or radar sensors, auto mowers can stay within a set boundary by the operator to navigate their way around your lawn safely without ever going off path.
Who are robotic mowers designed for?
The capabilities of the robo mower are impressive, but they aren’t miracle workers either. Although they are constantly under development, with some robotic mowers able to cut grass for 24 hours on one charge, they are designed primarily for domestic use. The acreage we designed used two to cover the mowing.
Whether the robotic mower is for you depends on a number of factors, with the main ones being how much time you have available to spend working in your garden and how much you dislike the chore of cutting your grass!
If you want to spend more time planting and deadheading and less time keeping your grass under control, then the robotic mower could be the solution for you!
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