Best Robotic Lawn Mower Garage Ideas

Top 9 Best Robotic Lawn Mower Garage Ideas

Especially for us in the UK, the weather can get rather wet at times even during summer and this can be a real pain when it comes to garden care. Of course, we don’t want any of our precious gardening equipment to get ruined, so it is important we keep them somewhere safe and dry, like in a shed or garage.

So if this is the case for the rest of our gardening tools, then why would it be any different for our robotic mower?

As you may already know, all robotic mowers come with their own docking station, which they use to charge their batteries and rest during their non-mowing schedule. In almost every case, these need to be stationed within the garden, which means they are most likely going to be left without any shelter. Now I’m not saying that they’ll be ruined because of this setup, but don’t you think they would be much better off with a little protection from the rain, sun and frost?

I certainly think so and that is why I have created this article and list to help you out. Over the last few weeks I have had a good look around to see the great ideas some home owners have used to shelter their docking station and robotic mower. Now you don’t necessarily have to build one yourself, there are plenty available to purchase, but I just thought I would give you some inspiration so you can choose what is best for you and your mower!

Best Robotic Lawn Mower Garage Ideas

9. Docking Station Roof

I thought I’d get the more obvious one out of the way first. Yes the majority of manufacturers offer a roof for their docking station as an optional extra. Even though this may not be the most imaginative option, it will certainly to the job and is definitely best for those not so handy around the house and garden. All you need to do is attach the roof to the docking station and you’re good to go.

Below I have included some robotic mower garage roof protectors –

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8. Basic Garage

These are again a little unimaginative but will still do the job. They are pretty basic, usually just plain pieces of plastic folded into the shape of a garage, but they can come in a variety of colours. So if you’re not the type for making one yourself and don’t worry about it blending with its surrounding, then these should be taken into consideration.

Below I have included the most popular options –

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7. Mini House

This garage is one for the whole family to enjoy. Just get a few pieces of plastic or wood together, build them into the shape of a house and start painting all of the house features.

This will not only house your robotic mower, be a more cost effective option, but will also look fantastic and the whole family will have great fun building it.

6. Scandinavian Design

This is just one step further from the design above as it’s a little harder to build. Here you aren’t required to do any painting, so instead of getting those windows perfectly squared, you’ll have to focus more on the design elements associated with the Scandinavian housing, like on the roof and walls.

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5. Built Into the Shed

So that it’s out of plain sight when not in motion, why not keep your robotic mower inside your shed? Provided you have the room, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem, all you need to do is place the docking station inside the shed and create a little gap in its wall, big enough to fit the mower through.

Naturally this option will not cost much money, and is quick and easy to implement. Just because it is simple it doesn’t mean that you can’t be creative! Painting murals on the entrance / front door where the robotic mower enters the shed can be fun and will allow your imagination to run wild. Resulting in your very own work of art.

4. Raised Flower Bed Garage

For those that want their garage to blend in with their garden a little bit more, you’ll love this idea. Instead of building the garage with an edge like the house designs above, you can give the garage a little decorative container on top and keep your plants in. This way it’ll just look like another pot in your garden, and at the same time it will keep your robotic mower safe and dry.

Remember to direct the drainage out of the back of the planter and don’t allow it to drain through to your charging station or robotic mower. Alternatively leave the plants in their pots and remove when watering.

 

3. Build An Extension Attached To Your House

Now we’re starting to get into the slightly more technical stuff, so if you’re rather handy around the house, then this option is going to be for you.

You can build a small garage extension on the side of your house from scratch. Yes this is a garage for your robotic lawn mover not your car. From the video below you can see what can be achieved when this robotic mower owner built an extension to the side of his house. Not only that be he’s provided the mower with its own automated door just like you would see in any normal house garage. A truly ingenious idea that is not only practical but so cool!

So if you feel ready for a challenge what a great project to work on.

2. Garage Made of Stones or Bricks

Now this idea may actually be something that is more suitable for gardeners instead of the handyperson. Instead of building your own garage from planks of wood, why not just built it into the side of your garden? As you can see in the video below, the owners have swapped their nails and hammers for some stones / bricks and a shovel and built their robotic mower a beautiful little stone garage. It fits perfectly at the bottom of a hill and really blends well with the garden. As soon as I have seen this idea I loved it and thought that it will be perfect for those with sloped gardens.

If your garden is flat you can also build this garage, but naturally the roof will need to be supported.

This idea may not be a high tech solution but it sure is simple, cheap and blends perfectly into the garden.

 

1. Robot Lawn Mower Lift

Now this is so cool that it will probably take away the attention from the robotic mower itself. As this solution is a highly technical method, I would only recommend it for those experienced with electrics and people who posses the DIY skills and enthusiasm for a project of this magnitude.

As you can see in the video below the docking station is placed inside of a homemade lift, that pops up from underneath the ground when the mower needs to get to work and drops down whenever the mower needs to re-charge. So not only will the robotic mower stay safe and protected, but there’s also no chance for someone to steal it, whilst it is not working. In summary this option for sure is cool and practical.

Don’t know about you, but I definitely think this is how Batman would cut his grass!


I hope you enjoyed my robotic mower garage list and I hope that it has inspired you to start building your very own garage.

Also, if you have any other great ideas, then I’d love to hear about them, just use the comments box below. Of course if you have any questions I will be happy to respond too.

 

12 thoughts on “Top 9 Best Robotic Lawn Mower Garage Ideas

  1. I focus just on robotic lawn mowers in preference to any others however I’d assume there are some accessible, you just want to look. Or in case you’re accessible across the garden, you may construct one yourself like a few in my listing above, it would possibly be a truly cool and amusing job so properly well worth finding out.

  2. Yeah me too, I’m not that handy around the house so something that’s easier to build but not too plain would suit me.

  3. Haha, this is just like the iRobot Roomba which I use to clean the floor when a broom is too old style. It’s really cool how the robot lawn mowers have their own little docking houses. Love your videos by the way, my favorite one would be the built-in shed where the family named it Felix, but I’d probably choose the Danish Shed because of its simple construction.

  4. Haha, this is just like the iRobot Roomba which I use to clean the floor when a broom is too old style. It’s really cool how the robot lawn mowers have their own little docking houses. Love your videos by the way, my favorite one would be the built-in shed where the family named it Felix, but I’d probably choose the Danish Shed because of its simple construction.

  5. This seems to be a great idea for someone who has a very small yard that needs mowing. Plus, you’d be the envy of the rest of the guys in the neighborhood. I’m wondering how long the mowers can run before running out of battery or fuel? If I didn’t have 5 acres to mow I probably would look into doing something like this in my yard. My ride-on is my chance to work on my tan too. Do they make larger garages for ride-ons?

    1. Hmm… I’m not too sure Shawn, I focus just on robot lawn mowers instead of any others but I’d assume there are some out there, you just need to look. Or if you’re handy around the garden you could build one yourself like some in my list above, it would probably be a really cool and fun job so well worth checking out.

      Thanks for the comment and if you have any other questions then just let me know!

  6. Hello Mark, ok, let me tell you that this is a great article! I am from New York, in the States, and to be honest,I have never seen a robot lawn mower, let alone ways to store them! This is a great list! How reliable and precise are they? I have always used a standard push mower, although now they are made easier to use because the good one’s are self propelled. But the robot mowers look very cool, I would love to get one someday,my wife probably would say otherwise though, ha ha. Very interesting and thorough article with great explanations and videos!

    1. Thanks Eric! The robomowers are very reilable as they work according to their mowing schedule – which you set yourself so it will work whenever you want.

      They work within an electric fence (perimeter wire) which is laid out around the edges of your garden and any obstacles within it. They then map out a route according to this layout to ensure every part of the lawn is mowed. So they are very reliable and precise.

      If you want any more info on how they work then head to my How Do Robotic Lawn Mowers Work? post.

      Thanks again for the comment and if you have any more questions then let me know!

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