This article is part 1 of my buyers’ guide to robotic lawnmowers. In it I’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about robotic lawnmowers.
What is a robotic lawnmower?
A robotic lawnmower is an autonomous lawnmower that cuts your grass without you having to be present.
Why might you need a robotic lawnmower?
If you don’t have the time or physical ability to mow your lawn (and don’t want to pay someone else to do it for you) then a robotic lawnmower might be the answer to your problem.
How does a robotic lawnmower work?
A robotic lawnmower works by creating a map of your lawn defined by a wire which is either pegged around (or buried underneath) the perimeter of the lawn.
The mower cuts your lawn in a random pattern with internal sensors allowing it to navigate around obstacles and stay within the perimeter of your lawn. It periodically return to a base station in order to recharge itself.
Robotic mowers don’t collect the grass they have cut, they create very fine cuttings and leave them on the lawn as a mulch.
How do you set up a robotic lawnmower?
What brands make robotic lawnmowers?
- Cub Cadet
- Yard Force
How much does a robotic lawnmower cost?
You’ve reached the end of part 1 of my buyers’ guide to robotic lawnmowers. Here are links to the other parts: