The Best Robotic Lawn Mowers For Small Gardens

The Best Robotic Lawn Mowers For Small Gardens

Summary

When looking for a 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.

  1. Battery and length of runtime
  2. How many hours the mower is programmed to mow each day
  3. 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!

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

How To Choose A Robotic Mower For A Small Lawn

So 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

1. WORX WR130E S300 Landroid Robotic Mower – [New for 2020]

WORX WR130E S300 Back

I really love this robotic mower and it is my number one pick of the bunch, besides it is the model I use in my own garden. It really is so simple to setup, get going and then just gets on with the job of cutting my small lawn. The great thing about these new WORX robotic mowers is the ability to purchase additional add-ons to extend the functionality of the mower, this makes your investment not only future proof, but also able to meet your changing needs . Click the “full review button” below to lean more about these features.

The only slight drawback with this entry level WORX mower is that it will not cut to the edge as the blades are mounted centrally to the mower.

Nevertheless, this WORX WR130E S300 is such great value for money and should be top of your shopping list if you have a small lawn under 300m².

This mower is ideal for those that:

  • are looking for new robotic mower technology and great features that include artificial intelligence.
  • want highly customisable mower with 5 unique optional extras to extend functionality.
  • have a lawn that’s no bigger than 300m².
  • want to make use of some of the finest robotic lawn mower technology available right now.
  • share the battery with other tools – PowerShare – the 20V battery is interchangeable with other WORX cordless products.
  • great quality, durability and performance.
  • outstanding value for money.

Click here to read my review.

Full Review Here

 


2. Flymo EasiLife 200 Robotic Mower – [New for 2020]

Flymo EasiLife 200 Robotic Lawn Mower ReviewThe Flymo EasiLife range of robotic mowers have taken over from the well established and popular Flymo 1200R and this EasiLife 200 is perfect for smaller lawn configurations. This new range has been based on the older Flymo robotic mowers with some long overdue enhancements and additional functionality. Like the WORX, these robotic mowers are well supported by Flymo and usergroups here in the UK,  proving to be reliable, effective and are worthy competitors to the other brands.

Remember that Flymo and Husqvarna are one and the same company, and with Husqvarna market leaders in the robotic mower market, you can see why I like this range of Flymo robotic mowers.

This mower is ideal for those that:

  • are looking for new robotic mower technology.
  • want a robotic mower that can deal with steep inclines ± 35% (19.5°).
  • have a lawn that’s no bigger than 200m².
  • like the ability to extend functionality with extras.
  • want to make use Bluetooth connectivity via the EasiLife App.
  • great quality product from a well-known and trusted brand.

Click here to read my review.

Full Review Here

 


3. GARDENA Sileno City 300 Robotic Mower

Like the Flymo EasiLife range, the GARDENA Sileno range are practically identical to that of the Flymo. The GARDENA Sileno robotic mowers should definitely be a consideration as they are again proving to be effective and reliable robotic mowers for the home market. With the addition of the intuitive GARDENA app for both iOS and Android making setting up and managing your GARDENA a breeze and a pleasure. Again, this mower is really great value for money and is a trusted brand where support is readily available should you need it.

Gardena Sileno City 300 ReviewThis mower is ideal for those that:

  • are looking for the latest robotic mower technology.
  • have a lawn that’s no bigger than 300m².
  • want a robotic mower that can deal with steep inclines ± 35% (19.5°).
  • like the ability to extend functionality with extra technology.
  • want to make use Bluetooth connectivity via the GARDENA Smart App available for iOS and Android.
  • great quality product from a well-known and trusted brand.

Click here to read my review.

Full Review Here

 


4. Flymo EasiLife 350 Robotic Mower – [New for 2020]

Flymo EasiLife 350 Robotic Lawn Mower Review

The Flymo EasiLife 350 is pretty much identical to that of the EasiLife 200 above, but is programmed to mow for longer periods each day to cover a greater area.

To learn more about this EasiLife 350 and the differences compared to the EasiLife 200, click the “full review button” below.

This mower is ideal for those that:

  • are looking for new robotic mower technology.
  • want a robotic mower that can deal with steep inclines ± 35% (19.5°).
  • have a lawn that’s no bigger than 350m².
  • like the ability to extend functionality with extras.
  • want to make use Bluetooth connectivity via the EasiLife App.
  • great quality product from a well-known and trusted brand.

Click here to read my review.

Full Review Here

 


5. Husqvarna 105 Automower

Robot Lawn Mower Reviews

For those looking to limit their work within the garden as much as possible, this is the mower for you. Out of the entire market, Husqvarna models are the closest you will get to complete mower independence, all you will need to do is trim the edges every now and then. The only drawback is that this functionality and brand comes at a much higher cost.

It will handle long grass at the beginning of spring without a problem, its navigation system will ensure it gets out the trickiest of spots without help from you and slopes (up to 14°) will be climbed with ease. It might not have as many features as the models above, but with it you really can just sit back and let it do its thing.

This mower is ideal for those that:

  • are looking for a high end model.
  • have a single lawn that’s no bigger than 600m².
  • don’t need any extra user features.
  • want to make use of some of the finest robotic lawn mower technology available right now.
  • and are willing to spend a little more in order to get a great mower which requires virtually no assistance.

Click here to read my review.

Full Review Here

 


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.

 

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!

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