The Best Robotic Lawn Mowers For Small Gardens

The Best Robotic Lawn Mowers For Small Gardens

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The Best Robotic Lawn Mowers For Small GardensWhen looking for the best robotic mower for a small garden or lawn, then there are a couple of essential criteria you will need to watch out for to ensure you choose the right one for your lawn. The first is to ensure the robotic mower you are purchasing will cover the lawn size you have, and second, does the mower meet your requirements for functionality (i.e multiple zones etc).

So what makes one robotic mower cover a greater area in comparison to another? Well it is mainly down to three considerations.

  • Battery and length of runtime
  • How many hours the mower is programmed to mow each day
  • The size of the deck

I have picked and reviewed what I believe are the best robotic mowers for small lawns and listed them below. There is a link to a full in-depth review so you will know what you are getting for your money, and if it is suitable for you and your lawn.

Even with a small area of lawn, mowing can still be a pain especially if you have a lot of complex and hard to reach spaces. That’s where a robotic mower comes in handy, it will take all the annoying manual work off your hands and will be able to get into those awkward spaces much more effectively than your big bulky push mower – it will also do a better job too!

There are many robotic mowers available on the UK market, so ensuring you choose the best robotic mower for a small garden, and one that meets your requirements, is essential to ensure a good match for your particular circumstances.

If you are still unsure if a robotic mower is right for you, then it may be a good idea to read a couple of articles I have written below, before reading the reviews:-

9 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Robotic Lawn Mower

Robotic Vs Manual Mower

Best Robotic Lawn Mowers For Small Gardens

ImageMower NameDeckFeaturesMore Details
Flymo EasiLife 200 Review - Robotic Lawn Mower

Flymo EasiLife 200 Review - Robotic Lawn Mower

16Anti Collision Control
Multi Zone
Rain Sensor
Smart Phone App
Check Price

Full Review
6 (20mm - 50mm)
GARDENA Sileno City 300 Review - Robotic Mower 15005-28

GARDENA Sileno City 300 Review - Robotic Mower 15005-28

16Anti Collision Control
Cuts to Edge
Rain Sensor
Smart Phone App
Check Price

Full Review
6 (20mm - 50mm)
Flymo EasiLife 350 Review - Robotic Lawn Mower

Flymo EasiLife 350 Review - Robotic Lawn Mower

16Anti Collision Control
Multi Zone
Rain Sensor
Smart Phone App
Check Price

Full Review
6 (20mm - 50mm)
Flymo 1200R Review - Lithium-Ion Robotic Lawnmower

Flymo 1200R Review - Lithium-Ion Robotic Lawnmower

17Anti Collision ControlCheck Price

Full Review
20mm - 50mm
WORX WR130E S300 Review - Landroid Robotic Mower

WORX WR130E S300 Review - Landroid Robotic Mower

18Anti Collision Control
Multi Zone
Rain Sensor
Smart Phone App
Check Price

Full Review
30mm - 50mm

How To Choose A Robotic Mower For A Small Lawn

How To Choose A Robotic Mower For A Small LawnSo when I refer to a small lawn, what size am I talking about? Well, in the world of robotic mowers, I would consider any lawn under 400m² to fall into the small lawn category and any of the mowers listed below would be suitable.

The next step is which one should you choose? There are quite a few options available as most manufacturers will have designed models suited to this type of lawn, but to make this easier I have five in mind that I want to share with you. These models are from the market’s biggest players – Flymo, WORX, Husqvarna and GARDENA. With the extensive experience these companies have had over the years, it is no surprise that they have built such fine mowers and continue to develop robotic mower technology and are releasing new models in 2020.

I know you still have to choose between them, but this shouldn’t be too hard when you read through my reviews. What you do need is to focus more towards how compatible your lawn is with each model. You need to consider their lawn coverage, how well they deal with tight spots, do they need to handle more than one lawn area and how much assistance are you willing (wanting) to give during a mowing.

I will be discussing these areas below, and I will recommend which type of person is most suited to each model at the end.

The Best Robotic Lawn Mowers For Small Gardens

Flymo EasiLife 200 Review
Mower Type: Robotic
Cut Type: Rotary Razors
Deck Size: 16cm
Cut Heights: 6 (20mm - 50mm)
Lawn Size: Small
Flymo

Features:

Anti Collision Control Multi Zone Rain Sensor Smart Phone App

Cutting Functions:

Mulching

Features:

Anti Collision Control
Multi Zone
Rain Sensor
Smart Phone App

Cutting Functions:

Mulching

Summary

The 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 and Cons

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
Mower Type: Robotic
Cut Type: Rotary Razors
Deck Size: 16cm
Cut Heights: 6 (20mm - 50mm)
Lawn Size: Small
Gardena

Features:

Anti Collision Control Cuts to Edge Rain Sensor Smart Phone App

Cutting Functions:

Mulching

Features:

Anti Collision Control
Cuts to Edge
Rain Sensor
Smart Phone App

Cutting Functions:

Mulching

Summary

The 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 and Cons

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
Mower Type: Robotic
Cut Type: Rotary Razors
Deck Size: 16cm
Cut Heights: 6 (20mm - 50mm)
Lawn Size: Small
Flymo

Features:

Anti Collision Control Multi Zone Rain Sensor Smart Phone App

Cutting Functions:

Mulching

Features:

Anti Collision Control
Multi Zone
Rain Sensor
Smart Phone App

Cutting Functions:

Mulching

Summary

The 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 and Cons

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).
Flymo 1200R Review
Mower Type: Robotic
Cut Type: Rotary Razors
Deck Size: 17cm
Cut Heights: 20mm - 50mm
Lawn Size: Small
Flymo

Features:

Anti Collision Control

Cutting Functions:

Mulching

Features:

Anti Collision Control

Cutting Functions:

Mulching

Summary

The 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 and Cons

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
WORX WR130E S300 Review
Mower Type: Robotic
Cut Type: Rotary Razors
Deck Size: 18cm
Cut Heights: 30mm - 50mm
Lawn Size: Small
WORX

Features:

Anti Collision Control Multi Zone Rain Sensor Smart Phone App

Cutting Functions:

Mulching

Features:

Anti Collision Control
Multi Zone
Rain Sensor
Smart Phone App

Cutting Functions:

Mulching

Summary

The 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 and Cons

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

 


Final Thoughts

So to sum up, if you have a lawn up to 400m², want to remove yourself as much as possible from the lawn care process and get a mower that requires as little assistance as possible, then all of the above mowers will meet your needs. The WORX and Flymo robotic mowers are more affordable and are going to be easier to setup and configure. The new range of WORX robotic mowers was launched in 2020 and are so configurable, they will allow you to extend and expand you mower’s capabilities over time if required (optional extras that can be purchased). There are some fantastic user groups (FaceBook) for both Flymo and WORX that are there to provide advise and assistance over and beyond that of the manufacturer.

Husqvarna mowers are geared more towards the higher end of the market and this is reflected in the cost and quality. Many people that opt for Husqvarna will have a specialist company survey the garden and then carry out the installation and on-going maintenance.

I hope the above will help you on your journey of deciding not only if a robotic lawn mower is a viable option, but will also guide you as to which robotic lawn mower is best for your small lawn.

If you have any questions or would like to share your own experience, please use the comments box below. I will be happy to respond to all questions.

 

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5 thoughts on “The Best Robotic Lawn Mowers For Small Gardens

  1. It would so awesome to have one of these. I have a small market farm about an hour away from where I live, and this would help tremendously when no one is there. I will defiantly be coming back to check out the Robomo Rx20. This site is bookmarked! Keep up the good work!

  2. I didn’t even know these existed. That is awesome. I don’t have a lawn right now, but when I do again, I will be looking your way. I have spent so much time mowing and dealing with all the frustrations that come with small yards with lots of obstacles and its good to know there is an alternative!

    1. Great to hear Alex, yeah they’ll save you loads of bother so make sure you check them out ;-)

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