Robotic mowers – Buyer’s Guide

On the lookout for a robotic mower? Watch our video guide before making your choice.

Hugely popular in Europe, robotic lawn mowers are now catching on in a big way in the UK. Watch this Buyer’s Guide video to discover all you need to know when choosing a robotic mower.

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First, we explain how robotic mowers work within the confines of a boundary wire.

Then, we consider:

  • The pros and cons of robotic mowers
  • Price range, from entry level to premium models
  • Deciding if your garden will suit a robot
  • Correct set up and installation
  • Size of mower in relation to lawn size
  • Smart connectivity
  • Security options and warranty

We conclude by looking at correct use of your robotic mower, cleaning routine and ongoing maintenance.

Many thanks to the team at Richmond Park for their generous help in making this video.


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How did the robotic mowers featured in this video perform in our On Test product reviews? Find out:

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Plus, see our On Test feature in the October 2019 issue of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine for an at-a-glance comparison of the robotic lawn mowers tested.

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