How to Prepare a Garden for a Robotic Lawn Mower

How to Prepare a Garden for a Robotic Lawn Mower

Installing a robotic lawnmower can be a great way to keep your garden looking neat and tidy, but there are a few steps you should take to prepare your garden before installing a mower. Here are some tips on how to get your garden ready for a robotic lawnmower:

Clear the area of debris: Before you install a robotic lawnmower, you’ll want to clear the area of any debris, such as stones, branches, or toys. These items can get caught in the mower’s blades and cause damage or create safety hazards. Cut the lawn short and collect up grass clippings so wire can bury well and give the robot mower a head start, as really they are designed for maintaining rather than cutting long grass.

Mark the boundaries: One of the key benefits of a robotic lawnmower is that it can work within a defined boundary, but you’ll need to set up a boundary wire to define the area where the mower can operate. Before you install the wire, use bamboo canes or spray paint to mark the boundary of your lawn. This will help you visualise the area where the mower will operate and make it easier to install the boundary wire.

Install the boundary wire: We recommend professional robot mower installation from a fully authorised dealer. But if you wish to self install you’ll need to install the boundary wire, (unless your robot mower has full RTK satellite technology). This wire creates an invisible boundary that the robotic lawnmower uses to stay within the area you want it to mow. Follow the instructions carefully, as the process can vary depending on the model of your mower and it is easy to make mistakes resulting in a poor performance. Make sure the wire is buried deep enough so that it won’t be damaged by foot traffic or other disturbances.

Check for obstacles: Before you start using your robotic lawnmower, take a walk around your garden and look for any obstacles that might interfere with the mower’s operation. This could include garden furniture, bird baths, or other objects that the mower might bump into. Make sure these items are moved or positioned in a way that won’t obstruct the mower’s path. Anything heavy and over 10cm tall the robot mower should just bounce off. But things like exposed tree roots, rabbit holes and trampoline poles can cause problems.

Set up charging station: The charging station is where the robotic lawnmower will return to when it needs to recharge its battery. You’ll need to set up the charging station in a convenient location that is easily accessible for the mower. Make sure the area around the charging station is clear of any obstacles and that it is located in a dry, flat spot.

Adjust the height of the mower blades: Most robotic lawnmowers come with adjustable blades that allow you to adjust the height of the cut. Make sure to adjust the blades to the correct height for your lawn. This will help ensure that the mower is cutting the grass evenly and at the right height.

By following these tips, you can prepare your garden for the installation of a robotic lawnmower. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you’ll be able to enjoy a neat and tidy lawn with minimal effort.

We do recommend professional robot mower installation for full peace of mind and ongoing robot mower support. For this you can contact us here or using the details below. We provide robotic mower installation in Surrey Kent, Sussex, London and Nationwide.

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