Nothing beats the smell and look of freshly cut green grass!
Now, unless you have hired a professional for landscaping, you will have to put in the time and energy to maintain and beautify your lawn.
So what are your alternatives? Mow your lawn the old-fashioned way or invest in a robotic lawnmower to do that job for you!
Available for all the different types and sizes of lawn, a robot lawnmower is your answer to keeping your lawn well-kept and maintained.
But, how does one choose a robot lawnmower for their lawn? And which are the best robot lawnmowers for 2022?
Let’s find out
Buying Guide for Robot Lawnmower
Irrespective of whether it’s your first time or not, there are certain factors that you need to consider before you go ahead and select a robotic mower for your lawn.
With so many options available in the market, it’s essential to narrow down the important components so that you can objectively select the one worth your time and money.
And while we can’t list all the dos and don’ts for you, we have listed down the significant factors that you need to pay attention to before buying a robotic lawnmower.
Robot lawnmowers are expensive machines; so obviously, price is an essential factor to consider while selecting one for your lawn.
All that technological up-gradation and the convenience of never having to mow your lawn manually again will definitely cost you some big bucks.
And if your lawn is bigger or more extensive in size, then you will need a bigger machine with more power, which again means additional costs.
However, please remember that a lawnmower is an investment, so whether you are looking for a budgeted one or even something above $2000, make sure that you have done your research.
Double-check the features offered and then select the one that best suits your lawn’s requirements.
Ease of Use
An automatic electric lawnmower means a complicated machine with a lot of features and settings.
Therefore it is essential that you choose a robot lawnmower that is user-friendly and straightforward to install.
Ensure that the machine is easy to navigate and the features offered are well-illustrated and explained.
Most of the robotic mowers now come integrated with an app of their own, making it more convenient for the user to manage their lawn mowing activities without any hassle.
If your mower comes with an app, check the features offered and examine how well it is integrated with your mower.
For example, how much control does the user have over the mowing schedule? Can you manage the noise made by the machine? etc.
Size and Shape of the Lawn
Before you go hunting for a robotic mower, measure your lawn and check for any difficult slopes.
Many a time, robot lawnmowers can’t handle steep slopes or complex lawns.
Therefore you must know your lawn and terrain type before you finalize on a mower.
For example, a Worx 165 is a good option for a small to mid-size lawn, but for a more extensive lawn, the Robomow R630 is more suitable.
Usually, most of the brands themselves indicate the lawn types that particular mower is most suited for, thus making your job a lot easier.
Type of Mower Blade
There are usually two types of lawnmower blades– Fixed and pivoting.
Usually, most robotic lawnmowers come embedded with pivoting blades because they can easily navigate through obstacles with more finesse.
However, for the feature they provide, they are comparably more expensive than the fixed blade.
Fixed blades are generally chosen when the lawn is simple and small in size.
In the case of a complicated and bigger lawn, a pivoting blade is what will get the job done without any difficulty!
Considering the price you are paying for your robotic lawnmower, it makes sense that you get a sturdy warranty if the machine breaks down and needs replacement.
Although most brands offer a warranty on their lawnmower, it is better if you recheck the policy and terms and conditions before you make the purchase.
Usually, the warranty on a robotic mower ranges anywhere between one to five years.
Best Robot Lawn Mowers
WORX WR140 Landroid M 20V Power Share Robotic Lawn Mower
The first one on our list- Worx WR 140- is one of the best robotic lawnmowers available in the market in 2021.
A fully automated model, the Landroid M can trim your lawn up to 1/4 acre all by itself without any intervention.
Furthermore, this robot lawnmower is well-designed to customize and even recommend an auto-schedule for your lawn depending on the information you have provided about your yard on their app.
Well, how can we not talk about the fantastic Android app, which easily connects to the Wi-Fi and supports many activities like updating your schedule, measuring your lawn, checking your mowing progress, supporting GPS, etc.
The M20V is also powered by a rechargeable battery- Worx Power Share- which is easily compatible with all the other Worx 20V and 40V power tools like edgers and hedge trimmers etc.
This automatic lawnmower can also quickly identify and tackle obstacles if it comes across any on your lawn.
It will smoothly navigate around rocks, trees, and outdoor furniture and tackle slopes up to 20 degrees in your yard.
Moreover, its patented AIA technology further allows the robot mower to navigate through the most narrow passageways and paths which is generally trickier for ordinary lawnmowers.
With its familiar orange-and-black color combination, the Worx M20 V comes well-equipped with 7 inches offset three-blade rotating cutting disc that allows you to cut your grass low without scalping your lawn.
In a nutshell, it is an excellent model that gets the work done, can be easily maneuvered, and keeps your lawn healthy and luscious without too much effort.
WORX WR165 Landroid S Robotic Lawn Mower
Another Worx model in our list, the WR165, is very similar to WR140, except that this one is for more extensive lawns and covers more area.
It can trim your lawn up to 1/8 acre and is packed with robust, cutting-edge technology that makes sure that your lawn is well manicured by the end of it.
Its patented Artificial Intelligence Algorithm (AIA) technology allows this self-mowing lawn mower to easily navigate through rough terrains and narrow passages.
Apart from this, just like the WR140, this one also comes equipped with its popular 20V power share battery, which is easily compatible with all the Worx 20V, 40V, and 80V power tools.
All you have to do is put in the freshly charged power battery to amp it up; you could also charge the mower conventionally by hooking it up to the charging station, which can be time-consuming, but it gets the work done.
Nevertheless, once charged and running, you will never again have to cut your lawn manually after you set up your Landroid app.
You can even schedule your mowing times with the Landroid app without having to leave your bed.
Feed-in the information about your lawn- the size, terrain, grass type- and the mower will make the decision for you.
Furthermore, the floating blades that come equipped with this mower easily lift the disc, giving it more area for clearance and navigation, primarily through uneven terrain or rocky hurdles.
The WR165 is a fantastic, efficient brushless lawnmower that is 25% more powerful and 50% more long-lasting than its peers in the market.
However, as mentioned above, there is plenty of room for improvement for the Landroid app, sometimes leaving the users frustrated and dissatisfied.
And although the setup is quite efficient and straightforward, it can still take up a lot of your time.
Husqvarna Automower 315X
How can we talk about autonomous lawnmowers and not mention Husqvarna Automower 315X in the list!
A leader in the field of robotic mowing, the Husqvarna Automower 315X is everything that you’ll need to get that carpet-like look for your lawn.
With an easy DIY installation, this robot lawnmower that goes by itself gives you a quiet, noise-free mowing experience making your lawn maintenance easy and hassle-free.
Furthermore, just like all the Husqvarna models, this one also comes accompanied by its patented Guidewire and Border wire that can guide the robot lawnmower back to its assigned docking station whenever it needs to recharge.
The mower comes installed with three blade-spinning discs that can climb up to 22 degrees slope without any difficulty.
Guided with an intelligent GPS mowing system, this mower adequately maps your lawn before it starts mowing, thus keeping track of where it has trimmed.
This is particularly suitable in case of complicated or awkward-shaped lawns.
Moreover, it can handle narrow passages of up to 60cm, tackle slopes up to 40%, and make easy and quick height adjustments to meet your lawn’s requirements.
Additionally, the Automower’s Connect mobile app easily lets you connect to your iOS and Android devices, making the whole activity easy and seamless for you.
You can start and stop your mower, manage mowing schedules and track your mower’s location, all without you leaving your room.
Other fantastic features include LED headlights, theft tracking devices, special wheel caps, Lift and Tilt sensors, rubber bumpers, etc.
Husqvarna 115H Connect
A relatively less expensive alternative, the Husqvarna 115H Connect almost has the same features as the 315X above except for a few changes.
This one has a cutting height of 2”-3.6” compared to 315X, which has a cutting height of 0.8”-2.4.”
And it also doesn’t come with GPS tracking or LED headlights, and a rubber bumper.
Also, the 115H has a shallower degree slope (17 degrees) compared to the 315X (22 degrees), which is one of the significant differences between them.
The 115H model has a running time of 60 minutes as opposed to the 314X model, which has 70 minutes running time.
This means that your trips to the lawn would be more frequent, and you’ll have to charge the mower more often.
Apart from this, all the features are almost the same (0.4-acre surface area, Automower Connect App, charge cycle, quiet and noise-free), making it an excellent alternative if you are looking for a cheaper option.
Its voice-command technology can easily connect the mower with IoS and Android Assistance. allowing you to start, pause or stop your mower, schedule the mowing, and set timings for your lawn maintenance, all within a push of a button.
Despite being relatively less expensive, the Husqvarna 115H Connect doesn’t compromise the performance and lawn maintenance offered by this self-cutting lawnmower.
A pioneer in lawnmowing, the Husqvarna models, will never disappoint in quality, execution, and good lawn care.
The last one on our list, Robomow RS 630, is one of the premium automatic lawnmowers that allow you to truly enjoy your lawn mowing experience.
The above-mentioned ‘Husqvarnas’ and ‘Worxs’ models are undoubtedly some of the best robot lawnmowers currently available in the market, but if you have a more extensive lawn, the Robomow RS630 is an option worth considering.
A big brother in all sense, this mower can handle the lawns up to 3/4th an acre with sloped yards up to 20 degrees.
It comes embedded with a dual blade and a cutting width of 22 inches, making it ideal for larger, more complex yards.
Furthermore, the Robomow can efficiently run for 90-110 minutes on one charge and comes calibrated with a user-friendly app for additional convenience.
Accompanied with Bluetooth connectivity and Alexa integration, you can easily send a voice command to start, stop and pause your mowing session.
It also comes integrated with rain sensors that make the Robomow go back to the base in rainy weather and start again when the condition has improved.
Although it’s a little more expensive, its innovative features make it an excellent alternative that can handle a myriad of activities and rugged terrains.
The quick and easy setup, along with efficient mowing speed, only adds to the overall favourability of this automatic machine.
As I mentioned above, a robot lawnmower is an investment for your lawn; therefore, make sure that you do thorough research before selecting one.
And although robot lawnmowers don’t come cheap, they do offer some fantastic features which can make the whole task a lot easier and less time-consuming for you.
Moreover, with so many options to choose from, we hope the above-mentioned list helps you narrow down your alternatives and select the most suitable one for your lawn.
If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out to me below!