The latest robot lawnmowers mean you can now set your own personal automated gardening assistant to work with the touch of a button.
On those scorching days when the sun is out in full force, a robot mower allows you to focus on what really matters while it takes care of business.
When the weather begins to take a turn for the worse, the latest robot lawnmowers utilize an array of sensors meaning they automatically return to a charging dock until conditions improve.
Explore our guide to the best robot lawnmowers and let technology take the strain from your regular garden upkeep.
What to look for in a Robot Lawn Mower
There are a number of important things to consider when picking the best robot lawn mower for your situation from the ability to schedule work to safety features and the effectiveness on sloped terrain.
Is it Programmable?
The option to program your robot mower is an essential feature if you’re looking for a solution that can be scheduled to operate at a specific time or day. If you opt for a mower which can be programmed, consider the specific features you want it to have to meet your needs.
More basic programmable units can be set up on the unit itself while some of the newer and higher-end models can be accessed remotely from a smartphone or similar device.
Does it have Multizone Capability?
If you’re likely to be using your automated grass cutter in an environment which is separated into multiple areas (think separate front and back lawn), then a mower with multizone capability is a must-have.
Most multizone robot lawn mowers are able to cover anywhere up to four zones and choosing a machine with this ability will mean it is able to travel between the designated zones to continue cutting.
How is it Powered?
Robotic Lawn Mowers most commonly get their juice from a battery in the unit itself which when required, will need to be charged again before work can be continued.
The most common method for recharging comes in the form of a charging dock that the mower will automatically return to when necessary.
When choosing your robot mower, consider how long the unit itself holds a charge, the likely cost of use (in terms of energy consumption) and based on the device and base unit, where it needs to be stored when inactive.
With a base station to return to when not in action, the Robomow RS630 is truly autonomous, leaving to get to to work, cutting the lawn and then returning home to charge.
An on-board rain sensor allows the RS630 to ‘decide’ whether or not to begin cutting based upon current humidity levels.
This model of the Robomow range features brushless motors and is able to cover multiple zones of the garden and can operate on slopes of up to 36% incline.
In terms of safety features, the RS630 incorporates auto-stop blades which halt the blade rotation immediately the moment the machine is tilted or leaves the ground.Learn More Here
One of the features we love the most on the Worx Landroid is the ability to pre-programme mowing schedules.
Able to work on slopes of up to 20 degrees, the Landroid is capable of navigating narrow passages and a low noise operation allows it to do its work either during the day or at night.
A shock sensor system allows the Landroid to mow around obstacles and as with all the best robot grass cutters, returns to base when power is low or if rain is detected.Learn More Here
The entry level model in the premium Robomow range, the RS612 does not contain brushless motors (while the RS630 above does), however it is still a fully featured machine and a serious contender for an automated gardening assistant.
With built-in Bluetooth connectivity, the RS612 can be managed through either a smartphone or tablet using the companion Robomow app.
Designed to work on lawns up to a quarter of an acre (13,000 sqft), the Robomow RS612 is able to cover multiple zones and will return to its charging station when required.Learn More Here
The Husqvarna Automower 315 is a sleek solution to automating your lawn care.
With an operation range of up to 0.37 acres, the Automower 315 can handle inclines of up to 40% while smart technology allows the machine to detect and adapt to your lawn’s growth rate.
Personal settings for preferred operation times can be programmed into the unit to ensure that the mower sets off according to your schedule.
With the ability to handle rough terrain, steep inclines and to operate in heavy rain, the Husqvarna Automower 315 is a solid choice for a reliable finish without the effort.Learn More Here