Best Robotic Lawn Mowers Reviews UK

How to choose the best robotic mower – my reviews, tests and advice

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Choosing The Best Robotic Lawn Mower Video Guide

In my video below, I will guide you through the step-by-step process of choosing the best robotic lawn mower for you and your lawn.

 


Best Robotic Mower For Your Lawn

I specialise in evaluating and critiquing robotic lawnmowers, producing comprehensive reviews and informative video content. Additionally, I offer guidance through my videos, providing valuable tips and insights to assist consumers in selecting the most suitable robotic mower for their needs.

In my opinion, the ideal robotic lawnmower should to feature a sophisticated navigation system that can execute precise movements, ensuring comprehensive coverage of the varied contours of a British garden. It’s also important that they have a long-lasting battery life coupled with rapid charging abilities to maximize uptime. Strong security features, including GPS tracking and PIN code access, are vital for safeguarding the device. Additionally, with the increasing demand for environmentally conscious products, these mowers should boast high energy efficiency and operate with minimal noise, allowing them to become an unobtrusive part of the peaceful outdoor space.

My Favourite Robotic Lawnmowers Tested and Reviewed

  1. The LawnMaster L10 Robotic Lawnmower stands out as the best overall for its straightforward operation and excellent value for money.
  2. The Flymo EasiLife 350 Robotic Lawn Mower is celebrated as the best all-rounder, offering a balance of features, performance, and ease of use.
  3. The WORX Landroid Vision M600 Robotic Lawnmower – WR206E is top-of-the-line for its advanced camera/vision guidance system, providing precise and intelligent lawn navigation.
  4. For smaller gardens, the Flymo EasiLife 150 GO Robotic Lawn Mower is the best choice, designed to efficiently handle tight spaces with ease.

In order to help you find the best robotic mower for yourself, I’ve reviewed a variety of different models below, all of which have been designed for specific types of lawn.


In a Hurry?

Before we jump into the reviews, I understand that some of you could be pushed for time. If you don’t have time to read my in-depth robotic lawn mower reviews, I have listed my top selections below for your convenience.

Best Overall - Simple/Value
LawnMaster L10 Robotic Lawnmower - Fully Automatic Robot Mower with...
Best All Rounder
Flymo EasiLife 350 Robotic Lawn Mower - Cuts Upto 350 sq m Ultra Quiet...
Best Budget
LawnMaster VBRM16 OcuMow™ Drop and Mow Robot Lawnmower with MX 24V...
Best for Small Lawns
Flymo EasiLife 150 GO Robotic Lawn Mower - Cuts Up to 150 sq m, Ultra...
LawnMaster L10 Robotic Lawnmower - Fully Automatic Robot Mower with...
Flymo EasiLife 350 Robotic Lawn Mower - Cuts Upto 350 sq m Ultra Quiet...
LawnMaster VBRM16 OcuMow™ Drop and Mow Robot Lawnmower with MX 24V...
Flymo EasiLife 150 GO Robotic Lawn Mower - Cuts Up to 150 sq m, Ultra...
£399.99
£503.99
£299.99
£553.63
Best Overall - Simple/Value
LawnMaster L10 Robotic Lawnmower - Fully Automatic Robot Mower with...
LawnMaster L10 Robotic Lawnmower - Fully Automatic Robot Mower with...
£399.99
Best All Rounder
Flymo EasiLife 350 Robotic Lawn Mower - Cuts Upto 350 sq m Ultra Quiet...
Flymo EasiLife 350 Robotic Lawn Mower - Cuts Upto 350 sq m Ultra Quiet...
£503.99
Best Budget
LawnMaster VBRM16 OcuMow™ Drop and Mow Robot Lawnmower with MX 24V...
LawnMaster VBRM16 OcuMow™ Drop and Mow Robot Lawnmower with MX 24V...
£299.99
Best for Small Lawns
Flymo EasiLife 150 GO Robotic Lawn Mower - Cuts Up to 150 sq m, Ultra...
Flymo EasiLife 150 GO Robotic Lawn Mower - Cuts Up to 150 sq m, Ultra...
£553.63

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Robotic Mowers For SMALL LAWNS

DetailsImageMower NameDeckFeaturesMore DetailsSummaryPros and ConsVideo
WORX Landroid Vision M600 Review - WR206E

WORX Landroid Vision M600 Review - WR206E

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4 (30mm - 60mm)87The WORX Landroid Vision series of robot mowers launched in April 2023 and I got the chance to test and review one in my garden this September 2023. I have also created a video review of this mower that you can take a look at below.
Pros
  • No set up required
  • No boundary wire required
  • WORX 20v power share batteries can be shared across a range of garden tools
  • Easy to setup, use and maintain
  • Cuts to edge
  • Can be used for multiple mowing zones
  • Very accurate navigation camera
  • Some models have electronic cutting height adjustment
  • 2 +1 Years warranty (3 years)
Cons
  • Only a 2.0Ah battery supplied with M600
  • New technology that may have some teething issues, but continual updates and improvements over time
  • Not suitable for lawns with very steep slopes over 30%
Flymo 1200R Review: Expert Analysis and Performance Insights

Flymo 1200R Review: Expert Analysis and Performance Insights

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20mm - 50mm82The Flymo 1200R Lithium-Ion Robotic Lawn Mower is designed for smaller gardens reaching up to 400m² in size. It has a cutting width of 17cm with a good range of cutting heights from 20mm to 50mm. This robotic mower has the latest Lithium-Ion Battery that charges automatically when the mower returns to its charging station. Equipped with a lift sensor, PIN code and alarm provides this mower with a wide range of safety features, from a trusted and reliable manufacturer.
Pros
  • Working area up to 400m² with good charge and run time
  • Good safety features - Alarm, Lift sensor and PIN code
  • Highly sensitive collision sensors
  • Wide range of cutting heights from 20mm to 50mm
  • Good customer feedback
  • Good value for money
Cons
  • Doesn't cut right to the edge
  • Maximum incline withing the working area is 25% / 14°s
LawnMaster VBRM16 Review - Drop and Mow

LawnMaster VBRM16 Review - Drop and Mow

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Virtual Boundary
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20mm - 60mm84I was really excited to try out the LawnMaster VBRM16 which is an affordable boundary wireless robotic mower that has a surprising number of features given the price. What I love about the LawnMaster VBRM16 is that you could almost consider it a hybrid between a robot and a traditional cordless lawn mower.
Pros
  • No boundary wire required
  • Very easy to setup and use
  • Great value for money with lots of features
  • Ideal for lawns up to 100m²
  • Charges quickly and has a good run time
  • Good choices of cutting heights
  • Great safety features
Cons
  • May need to make adjustments to the perimeter of the lawn
  • No rain sensor
  • Doesn’t cut to edge
WORX WR130E S300 Review - Landroid Robotic Mower

WORX WR130E S300 Review - Landroid Robotic Mower

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30mm - 50mm84The WORX WR130E S300 is one of a new range of intelligent robot mowers that automatically knows what’s best for your lawn every day. It adapts to the size and shape of your lawn and growth rate of your grass and has a range of accessories and is perfect for smaller gardens up to 300 m².
Pros
  • Highly customisable for your specific requirements (5 unique options)
  • Great features including artificial intelligence for greater accuracy and efficiency
  • Latest technology with market leading features
  • Great value for money
  • Easy to install and set up
  • Low profile and compact charging station
  • Great customer feedback
Cons
  • No ability to cut right to the edge with this model
Flymo EasiLife 200 Review - Robotic Lawn Mower

Flymo EasiLife 200 Review - Robotic Lawn Mower

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6 (20mm - 50mm)83The Flymo EasiLife 200 is a robotic mower built in the UK and designed for lawns up to 200m². It has a cutting width of 16cm, height adjustment from 20mm to 50mm, has 3 good quality pivoting razor blades for a precise and clean cut. The Flymo EasiLife 200 has an onboard keypad and LCD display and can also be controlled via the a smartphone app. This robotic mower comes supplied with a charging station, 100m of boundary wire and 150 pegs.
Pros
  • Simple to set up.
  • Good mobility with maximum incline of 35% (19.3°)
  • LawnSense and FrostSense for optimised cutting schedule to the weather and lawn growth conditions.
  • Easy to adjust the cutting height.
  • Plenty of safety sensors.
  • PIN-code lock.
  • Comprehensive EasiLife App.
  • Quiet.
  • Compact, fits in small areas of your lawn.
Cons
  • Set up can be a little tricky via the onboard panel (easier via the phone app).
  • Random path mowers will take time to reach all parts of the lawn.
GARDENA Sileno City 300 Review - Robotic Mower 15005-28

GARDENA Sileno City 300 Review - Robotic Mower 15005-28

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6 (20mm - 50mm)83The GARDENA Sileno City 300 is a robotic lawn mower designed for lawns up to 300 m². The height of cut can be adjusted from 20mm to 50mm and will give a mowing time of 65 minutes before returning to base to recharge. The GARDENA Sileno City 300 is equipped with collision, lift and tilt sensors.
Pros
  • Neat, stripe-free cut
  • User-friendly
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Reasonable value for money
  • Promotes a lush and healthy lawn
  • Practically silent
  • Good warranty and after-sales service
  • Collision, tilt and lift sensors
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Automatic convenient recharge
Cons
  • Edging could be more accurate
  • Some users found the instructions lacking
Flymo EasiLife 350 Review - Robotic Lawn Mower

Flymo EasiLife 350 Review - Robotic Lawn Mower

16Anti Collision Control
Multi Zone
Rain Sensor
Smart Phone App
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6 (20mm - 50mm)83The Flymo EasiLife 350 is a robotic mower built in the UK and designed for lawns up to 350m². It has a cutting width of 16cm, height adjustment from 20mm to 50mm, has 3 good quality pivoting razor blades for a precise and clean cut. The Flymo EasiLife 350 has an onboard keypad and LCD display and can also be controlled via the a smartphone app. This robotic mower comes supplied with a charging station, 150m of boundary wire and 200 pegs.
Pros
  • Quiet enough to use throughout the day.
  • Small and unassuming.
  • Efficient motor.
  • LawnSense and FrostSense for optimised cutting schedule to the weather and lawn growth conditions
  • Good quality mower with ability to effectively work on slopes.
  • Good performance from well-known manufacturer.
  • Lithium-ion battery — fast charging.
  • Large wheels that will not cause grooves.
  • Simple to use and setup.
  • Inexpensive blades.
Cons
  • Random path mowers will take time to reach all parts of the lawn.
  • Set up can be a little tricky via the onboard panel (easier via the phone app).

Robotic Mowers For MEDIUM LAWNS

DetailsImageMower NameDeckFeaturesMore DetailsSummaryPros and ConsVideo
WORX Landroid Vision L1600 Review - WR216E

WORX Landroid Vision L1600 Review - WR216E

22Anti Collision Control
Cuts to Edge
Floating Deck
Multi Zone
Rain Sensor
Smart Phone App
Virtual Boundary
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Full Review
7 (30mm - 60mm)90The WORX Landroid Vision series of robot mowers launched in April 2023 and I got the chance to test and review the WORX Landroid Vision L1600 WR216E in my own garden. I have also created a video review of this mower that you can take a look at below.
Pros
  • No set up required
  • No boundary wire required
  • WORX 20v power share batteries can be shared across a range of garden tools
  • Easy to setup, use and maintain
  • Cuts to edge
  • Can be used for multiple mowing zones
  • Very accurate navigation camera
  • Some models have electronic cutting height adjustment
  • 2 +1 Years warranty (3 years)
Cons
  • Only a 2.0Ah battery supplied with M600
  • New technology that may have some teething issues, but continual updates and improvements over time
  • Not suitable for lawns with very steep slopes over 30%
WORX Landroid Vision L1300 Review - WR213E

WORX Landroid Vision L1300 Review - WR213E

22Anti Collision Control
Cuts to Edge
Floating Deck
Multi Zone
Rain Sensor
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7 (30mm - 60mm)89The WORX Landroid Vision series of robot mowers launched in April 2023 and I got the chance to test and review the WORX Landroid Vision L1300 WR213E in my own garden. I have also created a video review of this mower that you can take a look at below.
Pros
  • No set up required
  • No boundary wire required
  • WORX 20v power share batteries can be shared across a range of garden tools
  • Easy to setup, use and maintain
  • Cuts to edge
  • Can be used for multiple mowing zones
  • Very accurate navigation camera
  • Some models have electronic cutting height adjustment
  • 2 +1 Years warranty (3 years)
Cons
  • Only a 2.0Ah battery supplied with M600
  • New technology that may have some teething issues, but continual updates and improvements over time
  • Not suitable for lawns with very steep slopes over 30%
WORX Landroid Vision M800 Review - WR208E

WORX Landroid Vision M800 Review - WR208E

19Anti Collision Control
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Floating Deck
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4 (30mm - 60mm)88The WORX Landroid Vision series of robot mowers launched in April 2023 and I got the chance to test and review the WORX Landroid Vision M800 - WR208E in my own garden. I have also created a video review of this mower that you can take a look at below.
Pros
  • No set up required
  • No boundary wire required
  • WORX 20v power share batteries can be shared across a range of garden tools
  • Easy to setup, use and maintain
  • Cuts to edge
  • Can be used for multiple mowing zones
  • Very accurate navigation camera
  • Some models have electronic cutting height adjustment
  • 2 +1 Years warranty (3 years)
Cons
  • Only a 2.0Ah battery supplied with M600
  • New technology that may have some teething issues, but continual updates and improvements over time
  • Not suitable for lawns with very steep slopes over 30%
WORX Landroid Vision M600 Review - WR206E

WORX Landroid Vision M600 Review - WR206E

18Anti Collision Control
Cuts to Edge
Floating Deck
Multi Zone
Rain Sensor
Smart Phone App
Virtual Boundary
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Full Review
4 (30mm - 60mm)87The WORX Landroid Vision series of robot mowers launched in April 2023 and I got the chance to test and review one in my garden this September 2023. I have also created a video review of this mower that you can take a look at below.
Pros
  • No set up required
  • No boundary wire required
  • WORX 20v power share batteries can be shared across a range of garden tools
  • Easy to setup, use and maintain
  • Cuts to edge
  • Can be used for multiple mowing zones
  • Very accurate navigation camera
  • Some models have electronic cutting height adjustment
  • 2 +1 Years warranty (3 years)
Cons
  • Only a 2.0Ah battery supplied with M600
  • New technology that may have some teething issues, but continual updates and improvements over time
  • Not suitable for lawns with very steep slopes over 30%
Mammotion LUBA AWD 5000 Review - Perimeter Wire Free Robotic Lawn Mower

Mammotion LUBA AWD 5000 Review - Perimeter Wire Free Robotic Lawn Mower

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30mm - 70mm88Looking for a better way to maintain your lawn without the hassle of traditional mowers? Look no further than the Luba AWD 5000 Robotic Mower! In this comprehensive review, we take a detailed look at this cutting-edge lawn care technology and explore its features, benefits, and limitations.
Pros
  • No boundary wire required
  • Super accurate RTK navigation
  • Intelligent mowing patterns
  • Moves effortlessly between up to 10 mowing zones
  • Waterproof and incredibly well built including solid rubber tyres with all wheel drive
  • Great for large lawns up to 5000m²
  • Incredibly powerful and long lasting 10.0Ah battery
  • Handles 75% inclines with ease
Cons
  • New product whose app and firmware is still being developed
  • Higher initial investment (still great value compared to competitors)
LawnMaster VBRM16 Review - Drop and Mow

LawnMaster VBRM16 Review - Drop and Mow

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20mm - 60mm84I was really excited to try out the LawnMaster VBRM16 which is an affordable boundary wireless robotic mower that has a surprising number of features given the price. What I love about the LawnMaster VBRM16 is that you could almost consider it a hybrid between a robot and a traditional cordless lawn mower.
Pros
  • No boundary wire required
  • Very easy to setup and use
  • Great value for money with lots of features
  • Ideal for lawns up to 100m²
  • Charges quickly and has a good run time
  • Good choices of cutting heights
  • Great safety features
Cons
  • May need to make adjustments to the perimeter of the lawn
  • No rain sensor
  • Doesn’t cut to edge
Stiga A 5000 Review - Autonomous Robot Mower

Stiga A 5000 Review - Autonomous Robot Mower

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20mm - 65mm86This series comprises three robotic lawn mowers that come in a choice of sizes meaning you’ll be able to find something that perfectly matches the needs and size of your garden. In my Stiga A 5000 Autonomous Robot Mower Experience Series Autonomous robot mower review, I’m going to cover the ins and outs of each of these products and help you to decide whether this is the right range for your garden.
Pros
  • No boundary wire required
  • Latest GPS RTK technology
  • All mowers in the range are designed for large gardens of varying sizes
  • Intelligent AGS navigation for efficient mowing coverage
  • Works on slopes up to 24°
  • Setup is totally digital and easy, even for beginners
  • In app control features are excellent
  • 10 mowing zones
  • Long 5 year warranty
  • Free white glove delivery (includes assembly)
  • Good range of safety features
Cons
  • High initial investment
  • Ongoing connectivity pack to be purchased
Stiga A 3000 Review - Autonomous Robot Mower

Stiga A 3000 Review - Autonomous Robot Mower

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20mm - 65mm86This series comprises three robotic lawn mowers that come in a choice of sizes meaning you’ll be able to find something that perfectly matches the needs and size of your garden. In my Stiga A 3000 Autonomous Robot Mower Experience Series Autonomous robot mower review, I’m going to cover the ins and outs of each of these products and help you to decide whether this is the right range for your garden.
Pros
  • No boundary wire required
  • Latest GPS RTK technology
  • All mowers in the range are designed for large gardens of varying sizes
  • Intelligent AGS navigation for efficient mowing coverage
  • Works on slopes up to 24°
  • Setup is totally digital and easy, even for beginners
  • In app control features are excellent
  • 10 mowing zones
  • Long 5 year warranty
  • Free white glove delivery (includes assembly)
  • Good range of safety features
Cons
  • High initial investment
  • Ongoing connectivity pack to be purchased
Stiga A 1500 Review - Autonomous Robot Mower

Stiga A 1500 Review - Autonomous Robot Mower

18Anti Collision Control
GPS Guided
Multi Zone
Rain Sensor
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20mm - 60mm85This series comprises three robotic lawn mowers that come in a choice of sizes meaning you’ll be able to find something that perfectly matches the needs and size of your garden. In my Stiga A 1500 Autonomous Robot Mower Experience Series Autonomous robot mower review, I’m going to cover the ins and outs of each of these products and help you to decide whether this is the right range for your garden.
Pros
  • No boundary wire required
  • Latest GPS RTK technology
  • All mowers in the range are designed for large gardens of varying sizes
  • Intelligent AGS navigation for efficient mowing coverage
  • Works on slopes up to 24°
  • Setup is totally digital and easy, even for beginners
  • In app control features are excellent
  • 10 mowing zones
  • Long 5 year warranty
  • Free white glove delivery (includes assembly)
  • Good range of safety features
Cons
  • High initial investment
  • Ongoing connectivity pack to be purchased
LawnMaster L10 Review Robot Lawn Mower

LawnMaster L10 Review Robot Lawn Mower

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5 (20mm - 60mm)83The LawnMaster L10 is a robotic mower with a 18cm cutting deck and is designed for lawns up to 400m². It has 5 height adjustments from 20mm to 60mm, has 3 good quality pivoting razor blades for a precise and clean cut and allows you to mow for 4, 6, 8 and 10 hours each day. The LawnMaster L10 robotic mower comes supplied with a charging station, 150m of boundary wire and 250 pegs.
Pros
  • Precise blades for a neat finish
  • Very easy and simple to set up
  • Choice of mowing times
  • 10m charging station cable
  • Repair kit and peg driver kit available to buy separately
  • Great value for money
  • Spare parts & support readily available in the UK
  • 2 year guarantee
Cons
  • Every day or alternate day schedules only
  • Some people may not like the lack of a smartphone app
Gtech Robot Lawnmower RLM50 Review

Gtech Robot Lawnmower RLM50 Review

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7 (25mm - 55mm)82The Gtech Robot Lawnmower RLM50 is a robotic mower designed for larger lawns up to 625m². It has a cutting width of 18cm, 7 height adjustments from 25mm to 55mm and 3 good quality pivoting razor blades for a precise and clean cut. The Gtech RLM50 has an onboard keypad and LCD display and comes supplied with a charging station, 100m of boundary wire, 120 pegs and 6 spare blades.
Pros
  • Great for large lawns up to 625m²
  • Fully automated mowing
  • Choice of mowing programs
  • Incredibly user friendly
  • Plenty of safety features
  • Comes with a generous 2 year  warranty
  • Works well on steep inclines
  • Very good pre and after sales help and support
Cons
  • Doesn’t have a smartphone app
  • Functionality cannot be extended with optional accessories like some other brands i.e. WORX robotic mowers
  • Does not cut to the edge
McCulloch ROB S600 Review - Robotic Lawn Mower

McCulloch ROB S600 Review - Robotic Lawn Mower

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20mm - 50mm82The McCulloch ROB S600 Robotic Lawn Mower is designed for lawns up to 600m² and returns to base to recharge before continuing to mow your lawn. The mower is fully programmable either via the mower or the app, and can be configured to mow day or night at a time convenient for you and your family.
Pros
  • Quiet operation
  • Automatic recharge
  • Easy to position docking station
  • Good safety features
  • User-friendly controls
  • Intuitive and handy app
  • Intelligent Lawn Shield function
  • Effective security controls
  • Mulching feature
  • Good value for money
  • Easy height adjustment
  • Can handle narrow passages well
  • Eco mode for power saving
Cons
  • Does not reach the edges perfectly
  • Remote works off Bluetooth only (not WiFi)
  • No multi-zone functionality
GARDENA Sileno Life 750 Robotic Lawnmower Review

GARDENA Sileno Life 750 Robotic Lawnmower Review

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20mm - 50mm82The GARDENA Sileno Life 750 is a robotic lawn mower designed for lawns up to 750 m². The height of cut can be adjusted from 20mm to 50mm and will give a mowing time of 65 minutes before returning to base to recharge. The GARDENA Sileno Life 750 is equipped with collision, lift and tilt sensors.
Pros
  • Compact design
  • Low profile
  • Light and agile
  • Quiet operation
  • Easy to clean using a hosepipe
  • Automatically recharges
  • Good safety features
  • Handles narrow passages well
  • User-friendly
  • Works well in the rain
  • Cuts neatly and evenly
  • Mulches the grass
Cons
  • Relatively expensive
  • Some trimming will be required from time to time
Flymo EasiLife 500 Review - Robotic Lawn Mower

Flymo EasiLife 500 Review - Robotic Lawn Mower

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20mm - 50mm83The Flymo EasiLife 500 is a robotic mower built in the UK and designed for lawns up to 500m². It has a cutting width of 16cm, height adjustment from 20mm to 50mm, has 3 good quality pivoting razor blades for a precise and clean cut. The Flymo EasiLife 500 has an onboard keypad and LCD display and can also be controlled via the a smartphone app. This robotic mower comes supplied with a charging station, 150m of boundary wire and 200 pegs.
Pros
  • Easy to setup.
  • Ability to deal with steep inclines.
  • Well-known and respected manufacturer.
  • LawnSense and FrostSense for optimised cutting schedule to the weather and lawn growth conditions.
  • Simple to program.
  • Lightweight.
  • Easy to use, EasiLife App.
  • Large side wheels for grip.
  • Stylish.
  • Large lawn cutting ability.
Cons
  • Flymo EasiLife 500 no different from 200 and 350 (just additional pegs and boundary wire).
  • Random path mowers will take time to reach all parts of the lawn.
  • Set up can be a little tricky via the onboard panel (easier via the phone app).
WORX WR142E M700 Review - Landroid Robotic Mower

WORX WR142E M700 Review - Landroid Robotic Mower

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20mm - 50mm85The WORX WR142E M700 is a new range of intelligent robotic mowers that automatically know what’s best for your lawn every day. It adapts to the size and shape of your lawn and growth rate of your grass, has a range of accessories and customisable features that make the WORX WR142E M700 agile, safe, accurate, quiet and is perfect for medium lawns up to 700m².
Pros
  • Cut completely to the edge.
  • Highly customisable.
  • Smart Auto Scheduling.
  • Outstanding performance and quality.
  • Silent operation.
  • Latest AIA technology.
  • Adjustable rain sensor.
  • Good warranty.
Cons
  • The user manual could be a little more detailed.
  • Required initial installation and set up (required in all robotic mowers).

Robotic Mowers For LARGE LAWNS

DetailsImageMower NameDeckFeaturesMore DetailsSummaryPros and ConsVideo
WORX Landroid Vision L1600 Review - WR216E

WORX Landroid Vision L1600 Review - WR216E

22Anti Collision Control
Cuts to Edge
Floating Deck
Multi Zone
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Virtual Boundary
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7 (30mm - 60mm)90The WORX Landroid Vision series of robot mowers launched in April 2023 and I got the chance to test and review the WORX Landroid Vision L1600 WR216E in my own garden. I have also created a video review of this mower that you can take a look at below.
Pros
  • No set up required
  • No boundary wire required
  • WORX 20v power share batteries can be shared across a range of garden tools
  • Easy to setup, use and maintain
  • Cuts to edge
  • Can be used for multiple mowing zones
  • Very accurate navigation camera
  • Some models have electronic cutting height adjustment
  • 2 +1 Years warranty (3 years)
Cons
  • Only a 2.0Ah battery supplied with M600
  • New technology that may have some teething issues, but continual updates and improvements over time
  • Not suitable for lawns with very steep slopes over 30%
WORX Landroid Vision L1300 Review - WR213E

WORX Landroid Vision L1300 Review - WR213E

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7 (30mm - 60mm)89The WORX Landroid Vision series of robot mowers launched in April 2023 and I got the chance to test and review the WORX Landroid Vision L1300 WR213E in my own garden. I have also created a video review of this mower that you can take a look at below.
Pros
  • No set up required
  • No boundary wire required
  • WORX 20v power share batteries can be shared across a range of garden tools
  • Easy to setup, use and maintain
  • Cuts to edge
  • Can be used for multiple mowing zones
  • Very accurate navigation camera
  • Some models have electronic cutting height adjustment
  • 2 +1 Years warranty (3 years)
Cons
  • Only a 2.0Ah battery supplied with M600
  • New technology that may have some teething issues, but continual updates and improvements over time
  • Not suitable for lawns with very steep slopes over 30%
Mammotion LUBA AWD 5000 Review - Perimeter Wire Free Robotic Lawn Mower

Mammotion LUBA AWD 5000 Review - Perimeter Wire Free Robotic Lawn Mower

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30mm - 70mm88Looking for a better way to maintain your lawn without the hassle of traditional mowers? Look no further than the Luba AWD 5000 Robotic Mower! In this comprehensive review, we take a detailed look at this cutting-edge lawn care technology and explore its features, benefits, and limitations.
Pros
  • No boundary wire required
  • Super accurate RTK navigation
  • Intelligent mowing patterns
  • Moves effortlessly between up to 10 mowing zones
  • Waterproof and incredibly well built including solid rubber tyres with all wheel drive
  • Great for large lawns up to 5000m²
  • Incredibly powerful and long lasting 10.0Ah battery
  • Handles 75% inclines with ease
Cons
  • New product whose app and firmware is still being developed
  • Higher initial investment (still great value compared to competitors)
Stiga A 5000 Review - Autonomous Robot Mower

Stiga A 5000 Review - Autonomous Robot Mower

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20mm - 65mm86This series comprises three robotic lawn mowers that come in a choice of sizes meaning you’ll be able to find something that perfectly matches the needs and size of your garden. In my Stiga A 5000 Autonomous Robot Mower Experience Series Autonomous robot mower review, I’m going to cover the ins and outs of each of these products and help you to decide whether this is the right range for your garden.
Pros
  • No boundary wire required
  • Latest GPS RTK technology
  • All mowers in the range are designed for large gardens of varying sizes
  • Intelligent AGS navigation for efficient mowing coverage
  • Works on slopes up to 24°
  • Setup is totally digital and easy, even for beginners
  • In app control features are excellent
  • 10 mowing zones
  • Long 5 year warranty
  • Free white glove delivery (includes assembly)
  • Good range of safety features
Cons
  • High initial investment
  • Ongoing connectivity pack to be purchased
Stiga A 3000 Review - Autonomous Robot Mower

Stiga A 3000 Review - Autonomous Robot Mower

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20mm - 65mm86This series comprises three robotic lawn mowers that come in a choice of sizes meaning you’ll be able to find something that perfectly matches the needs and size of your garden. In my Stiga A 3000 Autonomous Robot Mower Experience Series Autonomous robot mower review, I’m going to cover the ins and outs of each of these products and help you to decide whether this is the right range for your garden.
Pros
  • No boundary wire required
  • Latest GPS RTK technology
  • All mowers in the range are designed for large gardens of varying sizes
  • Intelligent AGS navigation for efficient mowing coverage
  • Works on slopes up to 24°
  • Setup is totally digital and easy, even for beginners
  • In app control features are excellent
  • 10 mowing zones
  • Long 5 year warranty
  • Free white glove delivery (includes assembly)
  • Good range of safety features
Cons
  • High initial investment
  • Ongoing connectivity pack to be purchased
Stiga A 1500 Review - Autonomous Robot Mower

Stiga A 1500 Review - Autonomous Robot Mower

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20mm - 60mm85This series comprises three robotic lawn mowers that come in a choice of sizes meaning you’ll be able to find something that perfectly matches the needs and size of your garden. In my Stiga A 1500 Autonomous Robot Mower Experience Series Autonomous robot mower review, I’m going to cover the ins and outs of each of these products and help you to decide whether this is the right range for your garden.
Pros
  • No boundary wire required
  • Latest GPS RTK technology
  • All mowers in the range are designed for large gardens of varying sizes
  • Intelligent AGS navigation for efficient mowing coverage
  • Works on slopes up to 24°
  • Setup is totally digital and easy, even for beginners
  • In app control features are excellent
  • 10 mowing zones
  • Long 5 year warranty
  • Free white glove delivery (includes assembly)
  • Good range of safety features
Cons
  • High initial investment
  • Ongoing connectivity pack to be purchased
LawnMaster L10 Review Robot Lawn Mower

LawnMaster L10 Review Robot Lawn Mower

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5 (20mm - 60mm)83The LawnMaster L10 is a robotic mower with a 18cm cutting deck and is designed for lawns up to 400m². It has 5 height adjustments from 20mm to 60mm, has 3 good quality pivoting razor blades for a precise and clean cut and allows you to mow for 4, 6, 8 and 10 hours each day. The LawnMaster L10 robotic mower comes supplied with a charging station, 150m of boundary wire and 250 pegs.
Pros
  • Precise blades for a neat finish
  • Very easy and simple to set up
  • Choice of mowing times
  • 10m charging station cable
  • Repair kit and peg driver kit available to buy separately
  • Great value for money
  • Spare parts & support readily available in the UK
  • 2 year guarantee
Cons
  • Every day or alternate day schedules only
  • Some people may not like the lack of a smartphone app
Gtech Robot Lawnmower RLM50 Review

Gtech Robot Lawnmower RLM50 Review

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7 (25mm - 55mm)82The Gtech Robot Lawnmower RLM50 is a robotic mower designed for larger lawns up to 625m². It has a cutting width of 18cm, 7 height adjustments from 25mm to 55mm and 3 good quality pivoting razor blades for a precise and clean cut. The Gtech RLM50 has an onboard keypad and LCD display and comes supplied with a charging station, 100m of boundary wire, 120 pegs and 6 spare blades.
Pros
  • Great for large lawns up to 625m²
  • Fully automated mowing
  • Choice of mowing programs
  • Incredibly user friendly
  • Plenty of safety features
  • Comes with a generous 2 year  warranty
  • Works well on steep inclines
  • Very good pre and after sales help and support
Cons
  • Doesn’t have a smartphone app
  • Functionality cannot be extended with optional accessories like some other brands i.e. WORX robotic mowers
  • Does not cut to the edge
WORX Landroid L1000 WR147E Review

WORX Landroid L1000 WR147E Review

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30mm - 60mm84The WORX Landroid L1000 WR147E is one of a new range of intelligent robotic mowers for large lawns up to 1,000m². The WORX WR147E automatically knows what’s best for your lawn every day and adapts to the size and shape of your lawn as well as the growth rate of your grass.
Pros
  • Fast, agile, and accurate cutting
  • Intelligent AIA navigation technology
  • Good cut to edge feature
  • WORX PowerShare interchangeable batteries
  • Easy cleaning: can be washed with the garden hose (IPX5)
  • Easy to clean with a hosepipe
  • Can be customised to suit your requirements
  • Ultra quiet
  • Outstanding safety features
  • Top security features
  • Neat stealth charging station
  • Floating blade deck to clear obstacles
Cons
  • While good value for money it is somewhat expensive
  • Some might feel the need for a wider cutting height range
WORX WR153E L1500 Review - Landroid Robotic Mower

WORX WR153E L1500 Review - Landroid Robotic Mower

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30mm - 60mm85The WORX WR153E L1500 is one of a new range of intelligent robotic mowers for large lawns up to 1,500m². The WORX WR153E automatically knows what’s best for your lawn every day and adapts to the size and shape of your lawn as well as the growth rate of your grass.
Pros
  • Fast, agile, and accurate cutting
  • Intelligent AIA navigation technology
  • Good cut to edge feature
  • WORX PowerShare interchangeable batteries
  • IPX5 Waterproof
  • Easy to clean with a hosepipe
  • Can be customised to suit your requirements
  • Ultra quiet
  • Outstanding safety features
  • Top security features
  • Neat stealth charging station
Cons
  • While good value for money compared to other brands, it is a somewhat expensive investment.

 

How to Go About Choosing a Suitable Robotic Lawn Mower

Mark Haley - Choosing The Best Robotic Lawn Mower

There are many reasons why people buy a robotic lawn mower. Due to the continuous mulching robotic mowers produce a much healthier, stronger and thicker lawn. They are cheaper in the long run, but the most important point is that they conveniently work around your life and they do all the work with no effort from your side (once set up). So if you have already decided that purchasing a robotic mower is suitable option for you and your garden, how do you know what make and model to consider to ensure you are getting the best one for your personal circumstances?

Picking the perfect robotic mower can be challenging and because of the initial higher investment, you’ll no doubt want to get it right first time.

There are loads of things to consider so the whole process might feel a little overwhelming. That’s why I thought it would be good to give you some help.

I’ll cover the three most important aspects you need to consider – garden type, price, practicalities – and point out exactly what you should look for in each section. Giving you a much clearer idea in your head of which robotic mower would suit you and your lawn best. This should make the selection process much easier.

Beginners Guide To Purchasing & Choosing A Robotic Mower

If you’re anything like me then your life is extremely busy. If it’s not work, it’s social engagement and if it’s not that, you’re ferrying the kids around, taking care of the house and still trying to find time for a moment to breathe. When you throw in lawn care, you’ve got a plethora of chores and not enough hours in the day to do them.

But that’s where a robot lawn mower really comes in handy. These modern machines provide you with a way to stay on top of lawn maintenance without actually having to lift a finger; aside from the set up, that is.

If you’re new to the idea of using a robot mower then I understand that you’ll likely have a lot of questions. This guide is designed to introduce you to the robotic lawn mower and give you some tips on finding the right product for you.

What Is A Robotic Lawn Mower And How Does It Work?

What Is A Robotic Lawn Mower And How Does It Work

A robotic lawn mower is a device that is designed to cut your lawn without you having to walk around the garden and do the work yourself. They are programmed using keypads, apps and boundary wires and you can then leave them to get on with mowing.

It is possible to set mowing schedules and typically, a robotic lawn mower will mow a little off the lawn every day. Whereas, when you mow the lawn with a walk behind mower, you’d probably only mow once every week or two.

These robotic mowers are powered by rechargeable batteries but what’s great about them is that you don’t even need to worry about remembering to put them on charge. They’re smart machines that will automatically return to their charging station when they need a power boost. Once you’ve set them up, it really is a case of just letting them get on with it.

While still relatively new to the UK market, robot mowers are growing in popularity. With more innovative features constantly being added, I don’t think it will be long before these handy devices are a staple in every home, even if they run alongside a more traditional method of mowing.

Guide to Robotic Lawnmower Brands and Warranties in the UK

Brand Name Description Standard Warranty Period
WORX WORX robotic mowers are known for their innovation, including features like GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity, and cater to a wide range of lawn sizes with their user-friendly design. 3 years
Flymo Flymo offers a range of easy-to-use robotic lawn mowers that are ideal for smaller gardens, with the ability to handle complex shapes and slopes. 2 years
Husqvarna As a pioneer in the robotic mower market, Husqvarna’s Automower® range is renowned for its reliability and performance, designed for all lawn sizes and terrains. 2 years, extendable up to 5 years
Bosch Bosch Indego robotic mowers are smart, efficient, and capable of ‘Logicut’ for systematic mowing, suitable for a variety of garden sizes. 2 years
McCulloch McCulloch’s ROB series is designed for effortless lawn maintenance, offering simple setup and operation with robust performance for medium-sized lawns. 1 year
Robomow Robomow is well-regarded for its heavy-duty mowers that can handle larger and more complex lawns with ease, featuring strong cutting systems and smart features. 2 years
Gardena Gardena robotic mowers are equipped with smart technology for precise navigation and offer a range of models tailored to different lawn sizes and complexities. 2 years
Ambrogio Ambrogio robot mowers are recognized for their high-end, professional-grade features, designed to tackle large and intricate gardens with advanced navigation systems. 2 years, with options to extend
LawnMaster LawnMaster robotic mowers are budget-friendly and designed for simplicity, ideal for smaller lawns, and they offer straightforward functionality. 2 years
Stihl Stihl’s iMow robotic mowers are durable and efficient, designed to provide a high-quality cut and smart lawn management for various garden sizes. 5 years

Please note that warranty periods can vary depending on the retailer and specific model purchased, and it is always best to confirm the warranty details at the time of purchase

Features To Look For In A Robotic Mower

Features To Look For In A Robotic Mower

As you can see from the information above, there are a lot of options when it comes to robot mowers with each manufacturer competing to bring you the best product. All of the brands I have mentioned above are excellent and I’d have very little problem recommending them. However, you must keep in mind that we all have differing needs so what I might find useful in a robot mower, you may not need.

That said, here are some of the most important features you should look for when choosing a robotic lawn mower.

Battery

You primarily need to make sure that the mower battery is going to run for long enough to cover most, if not all of the lawn in one session. While these machines will return to their charging station when required, you don’t want them to spend more time charging than they do mowing. You may notice that there are some robotic mower models that are the same size and have the same battery, but are designed for larger lawns. How can this be? Well, the manufacture programs the mower to cut for different lengths of time throughout the day and will provide longer boundary wire and pegs for the larger models.

It’s also a good idea to look for a robot mower whose battery can be replaced. This allows you to swap batteries as their performance drops over the years, which is inevitable. Generally speaking, a lithium-ion battery will last less time than the mower itself so having the option to put a new battery in means you’ll get the most out of your machine.

Incline

Many UK gardens are not perfectly flat and have slopes and hills. It’s important to keep in mind that each robot mower will have different abilities in tackling these inclines. If you have a particularly steep garden then it’s worth looking at how steep a slope the mower can handle. If you don’t, you may find that it struggles to get around the garden and some of the grass on the slope will be left uncut. If you have a particularly steep slope then it is worth noting that there are some four wheeled drive models available, but watch out as these are not cheap.

Cutting Width

Just like your regular lawn mower, robot lawn mowers come with different cutting widths. Since robot mowers are smaller, the cutting widths aren’t usually as wide as a petrol lawn mower, for example. However, it is important to choose something that’s compatible with your lawn. For smaller gardens with tight spaces, a narrower cutting width would be ideal, but for bigger lawns, something larger will allow more coverage in each pass.

You will find details on the lawn size that any given mower is suitable for on the packaging. This will usually be given in square metres so make sure you find a mower that can stand up to the size of your lawn. Most domestic robotic lawn mowers have a deck size and cutting width of around 18cm.

Object Avoidance

You will likely have a range of objects, people and pets on your lawn at any one time and it’s incredibly important for the safe operation of the mower, so you will be pleased to know that at a minimum all robotic mowers will have bump sensors fitted. Higher end robot mowers will also feature object avoidance which will prevent them from bumping / colliding with anything left on the lawn.

Cutting Height

Another feature that is similar between traditional mowers and robot mowers is the ability to adjust the cutting height. Usually, there will be a selection of heights but it’s important to choose a mower whose cutting heights are in keeping with how long or short you like to have your lawn. The more cutting height options you have, the more versatile the mower will be in different conditions. Most robotic mowers will have cutting heights between 20mm and 80mm, so again check this before purchasing.

Rain Sensors

Rain Sensors Robotic Mower

We all know that mowing in the rain is never a good idea. Not only can it damage the mower, but it can also wreak havoc with your grass. But a lot of robot mowers come with a rain sensor which, when activated, will send the robot lawn mower back to the charging station until the weather improves.

Robotic Mower Security

A lot of people worry that their robot lawn mower will be stolen and this is a viable concern. However, these machines often come with some impressive security features. If you’re planning to use the mower in the front garden, this is even more important.

Some are kitted out with an alarm which will sound, or notify the app, when the mower is lifted from the ground. Others have a PIN that must be entered before the lawn mower can be used and there are even some higher end models that come with GPS tracking, so even if they are taken, you or the police won’t have trouble relocating them.

Multi Zonal Cutting

It’s likely that you have more than one lawn on your property; many UK homes have a back and front garden and some lawns are split into sections. In this case, you’ll want a robot mower with multi zonal cutting ability. This allows you to program more than one lawn although you may need to physically move the mower between lawns, if there is no navigation path joining them.

Cut To Edge

If you’ve brought a robot lawn mower, the chances are that you want something that’s going to take care of your garden chores for you. But if you’re left with long edges around the lawn, you’re going to have to get the trimmer out. Some robotic mowers with offset blades do a much better job of cutting to the edge and are ideal for people who want minimal hassle.

Questions I am Commonly Asked About Robotic Mowers

Are Robot Mowers Difficult To Set Up?

Mark Haley Setting Up A Robotic Mower

If you are looking for a robot lawn mower that is incredibly easy to set up then you might want to consider LawnMaster or Flymo GO range. Both are amazingly simple to get started and have even simpler controls that even those who aren’t the most tech savvy can understand.

That said, with any robot mower, you can’t simply put it on the grass and expect it to get to work without a little set up. You will need to install the charging station near the edge of the lawn that connects to an outdoor power socket, if there is not already one in place, you will need to have this installed.

Before you get started, you will also need to set up your boundary wires. Pretty much all robot lawn mowers are supplied with these wires and pegs to secure them. You’ll lay the boundary wire around the area that you want the mower to work in, which is pretty simple. Don’t be worried about the wires creating a trip hazard as it is possible to bury them should you need.

Finally, depending on your model you may need to set up your mowing schedule, which can be done with either a keypad on the machine or through a mobile app.

How Much Do I Need To Spend On A Robotic Mower?

What you spend on a robot lawn mower will largely depend on what features you would like. It goes without saying that those with more features and that are larger and more powerful will come with a higher price tag. At the extreme end of the scale, you might pay up to a couple of thousand pounds.

However, there are much more affordable robot mowers that come in around £500. These won’t have the same number of features and might not perform quite as well on large complex lawns, but they’ll certainly get things done on any average UK lawn. For a mid range robotic mower, on average, you can expect to pay around £800.

How Long Do Robotic Lawn Mowers Last?

As long as you take good care of your robotic lawn mower, particularly over the winter months, it should serve you for a very long time. The very best mowers could last between ten and twenty years, although you will probably have to replace parts more frequently than this. The most commonly replaced parts are the batteries which could last between three and six years, and the blades which normally need to be swapped at least once every mowing season.

Can Robotic Mowers Make Stripes?

A rear roller is used on a regular lawn mower to weigh down on the grass which in turn creates stripes. However, this is not a feature you see on a robot mower as there simply isn’t enough weight to make stripes. In summary, robotic mowers do not create stripes on your lawn for this reason and the fact that they mow in a random pattern.

Can You Mulch With A Robotic Mower?

Yes. Unlike your traditional mower, a robotic mower is designed for mulching; they do not come with a grass collection box or bag. This means that, as the lawn is cut on a more regular basis i.e. daily, the grass clippings are chopped up more finely before depositing them back to the lawn. The benefit of this is that these clippings provide additional nutrients and moisture for a greener and healthier lawn.

If you would like to learn more, head over to my article How To Pick The Perfect Robotic Lawn Mower.

More FAQs

How Long Do Robotic Lawn Mowers Last?

Much like any other type of lawn mower, the lifespan of a robot lawn mower will depend on how well it is taken care of. When you look after and maintain your robot lawn mower, some of the best manufacturers suggest that they may last up to twenty years. However, this isn’t the case for the blades and depending on how often you use the lawn mower, you may need to sharpen or replace the blades every few months. Cleaning and taking your robotic mower in during the winter months is critical for the long life of your mower.

How Often Should I Run My Robot Lawn Mower?

The great thing about a robot lawn mower is that you don’t have to waste time mowing your lawn. While you would usually manually mow your lawn, between once a week and once very fortnight, a robot mower needs to be running and mowing more frequently. To keep your grass at an acceptable height, I would suggest running your robot mower over it at least once every couple of days. The great thing about robotic mowers is that they can be left to run every day or night, but you have the flexibility to control the time they do this to suit your requirements.

Can Robot Lawn Mowers Cope With Leaves?

Most robotic lawn mowers will cope reasonably well with small amounts of leaves. They will shred them up and mulch them, delivering them back to the lawn. That said, your robot mower isn’t going to be as easily able to handle huge piles of leaves; this isn’t its main feature, so try to keep the number of leaves on the lawn to a minimum.

Do Robotic Lawn Mowers Collect The Grass?

Robotic lawn mowers are very compact devices, so it’s easy to see that there simply isn’t enough room for a collection bag or box. Instead, all robotic lawn mowers will mulch the grass, chopping it up into very fine particles and dropping them back onto the lawn. This is beneficial for your garden as these mulched clippings provide nutrients to help your grass grow healthier, lusher and greener. Plus, you won’t have to worry about emptying a collection bag and disposing of the cuttings.

Do Robot Lawn Mowers Get Stolen?

Most robotic lawn mowers are fitted with anti-theft features which allow you to monitor the mower within an app. This might include things like alarms, GPS location and PIN codes, among other things. What features your mower has will vary between manufacturers and models. For the most part, these are pretty effective and do deter thieves and allow you to locate your mower should anyone attempt to take it.

How Long Do Robot Mower Batteries Last?

Your robot lawn mower will typically run for between three and six hours and will conveniently return to its charging station when the battery runs low. This is ideal if you lead a busy life and may forget to recharge the batteries. In terms of the lifespan of the battery, you can expect a high quality one to last for up to ten years. However, this does depend on how it is treated and whether you store the battery correctly especially during the winter months. The chances are that your battery will fail before your mower, so it's almost certain that it’ll need to be replaced at some point or another.

Can Robot Mowers Do Stripes?

No. Robotic lawn mowers are not generally able to create a striped lawn. This is because lawn stripes are created using a rear roller, which applies pressure when mowing to bend the blades of grass. There simply isn’t enough room on these compact machines for a rear roller and even if there was, they’re not heavy enough to apply the right amount of pressure. All robotic mowers mow in a random pattern or focus on areas of need, they do not mow in straight lines.

How Well Do Robotic Lawn Mowers Work?

Robotic lawn mowers are not designed for heavy duty mowing. For example, they would struggle immensely to plough through dense, overgrown grass. But that’s not what they’re designed for. These lawn mowers are designed for regular and thus light day to day maintenance, provided they are used every couple of days, they’ll do an excellent job at always keeping your lawn neat and healthy.

How Does A Robotic Lawn Mower Work?

For the most part, a robotic lawn mower will randomly move around the lawn cutting as it goes. There are boundaries in place so that the lawn mower cannot go out of the desired area, and this can be controlled using a smartphone app. However, on some models, there are options within the software that allow you to program the mower to operate to a specific schedule or within specific zones.

Do Robot Lawn Mowers Work On Uneven Or Sloped Lawns?

Different robotic mowers will be capable of handling different conditions, so it’s important to look at the specs before you buy. There are a lot of robot lawn mowers out there with sturdy and ribbed wheels that allow them to tackle more uneven terrain. You should always check the maximum incline that will be provided for each mower on the product specifications. Some robotic mowers are four-wheel drive, however you should always look for one with larger wheels should you have an uneven or sloped lawn.

How Much Does A Robot Lawn Mower Cost?

The price of a robot lawn mower will vary hugely depending on the manufacturer, what features the mower has, the build quality and many other things. It is possible to pick one up for a few hundred pounds, for example the Yardforce EasyMow 260 which currently retails at under £300. On the other end of the scale, you may pay well over a thousand pounds for a more advanced robotic mower, such as the Husqvarna Automower 405X. It’s worth weighing up what you expect from a mower, and this will allow you to better understand what you’ll need to budget.

Does A Robot Mower Work In The Rain?

Most robot mowers have rain sensors and will return to their charging station when it starts to rain, as they will not work efficiently and effectively in wet weather. However, there are some newer models that are not affected by adverse weather and will keep going without clumping the grass or causing damage.

How Fast Are Robotic Lawn Mowers?

Most robotic lawn mowers will run at about the same speed. Generally speaking, you would expect them to cover around sixty feet, around 18 metres, for every minute they are operating. So in one hour, a typical robotic mower will cover around 30 metres squared.

Do Robotic Mowers Cut To The Edge?

Some robotic mowers will do a better job at cutting to the edge than others. Those mowers that do a good job will have their blades off centre and towards the edge of the mower. It also depends on the type of edge it is cutting up to. Because a perimeter wire is used to stop the mower falling into the edge of flower beds, for example, the amount of grass left uncut will be more. If on the other hand, the lawn edge is level with the patio, for example, then there is no reason why the mower should leave any uncut grass if the perimeter wire is correctly positioned.

Can the Perimeter Wire Be Buried?

Yes, the perimeter wire can be buried or simply pegged to the surface of the lawn. When the perimeter wire is pegged to the lawn, the grass will eventually conceal it as it grows. I would recommend, burying the perimeter wire (no more than 2cm) to avoid the risk of the mower cutting the wire should it overrun the perimeter. Just ensure that the wire is not buried too deep, as this will degrade the signal and make it difficult to carry out any repairs.

Can The Cutting Height Be Adjusted On A Robotic Mower?

Yes, certainly. Most robotic mowers will allow you to adjust the cutting height, and this normally ranges from between 25cm and 60cm, depending on the make and model. This is handy to accommodate your specific requirements and the changing seasons.

Are Robotic Mowers Safe To Use?

Yes, very much so, as they are fitted with an array of features that make them safe to both humans and pets. These include, lift sensors, bump sensors, anti-collision system and off-limits features. These features also prevent any damage to items that have been left on the lawn, for example benches, toys, trampolines etc.

What Is The Best Robotic Mower For My Sized Lawn?

Not only do robotic mowers come with different deck sizes, but they can also vary in the amount of hours per day they can mow your lawn. These two factors should guide you as to the most suitable robotic mower for your sized lawn. Another consideration is the shape and layout of your lawn as some robotic mowers will allow for multiple zones and the ability to travel via narrow paths from zone to zone. The maximum coverage in square meterage will be shown on the mower’s specifications and is sometimes indicated by the model number. For example, the WORX L1500 is designed for lawns up to 1500m².

Can I Change The Blade On My Robotic Mower?

Yes, it is very easy to change the blades on your robotic mower. No special tools are required, apart from a crossed headed screwdriver to remove and re-attach the blades. Replacement blades are inexpensive, readily available and cost around £5 for a complete set.

Lawnmower Product Expert, Reviewer and Author at EasyLawnMowing.co.uk | 01284 615144 | info@easylawnmowing.co.uk | Website | + posts

As a seasoned expert in the field of garden power tools, I have dedicated over a decade to working with and reviewing a wide variety of lawn mowers. My extensive experience has allowed me to gain a deep understanding of the benefits and limitations of different types of mowers and garden tools.

Over the years, I have honed my skills in writing informative articles and creating helpful videos for various blogs and publications. This has given me the ability to not only recognise what makes a good lawn mower, but also to help you choose the perfect garden tool for your specific needs and requirements.

With my wealth of knowledge and expertise, I am confident that I can provide you with valuable insights and recommendations when it comes to selecting the right lawn mower for your lawn. So, whether you're looking for a battery cordless, electric, petrol, or robotic mower, you can trust in my expertise to guide you towards the best option for your garden.

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