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DIY Installations do not need to be daunting or overwhelming

DIY robot mower installation is pretty easy nowadays as there are plenty of installation videos online from both the manufacturers and other DIYers. Just follow the user manual and you will be done in no time.

The biggest step is selecting the right Robot Mower for the job. If you need help please contact us and we can work out the best mower for you.

Below we will step through the process from conception to sitting back, cold drink in hand, watching your lawn being mowed fully autonomously.

Selecting a Robot Lawn Mower for your Lawn

The very first thing to do is to ensure robot lawnmowers are suitable for your lawn. Most Australian lawns are split from the front yard to the back, left side and right side of the driveway as well. The robot mower can travel to these areas by itself with the appropriate installation or can be placed manually in different areas.

1.a) It is important to keep in mind that:

– Gates and narrow or loose stone paths will likely prevent the mower from having full access to all areas. – The slopes are measured in gradients (%) and not degrees. Learn how to measure slopes and ensure that your selected mower is suitable for your lawn. – The perimeter wire will need to surround all of your lawn areas, and to and from each area, and also around any island gardens or “no go” zone that you may have internal to your lawn area. – It is highly recommended that your mower is capable of at least 130% of your measured area for simple open areas and 150% for more complex areas with multiple obstacles and/or narrow paths to navigate through.

1.b) Purchasing your Robot Lawn Mower

  • Your mower area capacity exceeds your total lawn area by 130-150%.
  • Your mower is capable of navigating the maximum slopes you have on your lawn.
  • Your mower is capable of enough sub-areas to cover the number of zones you need.
  • The power cable from the charging station is long enough to reach your 240V power outlet.
  • The mower comes with enough perimeter wire and pegs to complete your installation or if more wire needs to be purchased.
  • You require a cover or garage for your mower (Highly recommended purchase if your charging station is not going to be installed in a fully shaded location.)

1.c) Know your Robot Lawn Mower

Once you know what robot mower you want to purchase, you can now read the installation manual to get a full understanding of your robot’s parameters.

U nderstanding these parameters before you plan your installation can be the difference between installing once or having to perform multiple changes to your installation.

Some robots have different requirements for how the charging station must be positioned. Not all robot mowers are the same thus, not all of them have the same requirements or configurations.

Plan your robot mower installation

Time to put pen to paper and plan your installation. We recommend you either draw a simple sketch of your yard or print out a google maps image of your yard. You can then mark your planned charging station position.

Draw out your whole perimeter wire installation showing the distances your wire needs to be from each of the edges of your yard. Take particular notice of areas where your mower is turning around exterior corners to make sure the back of the mower does not hit anything as it turns.

Make sure you can get power to your charging station and that you have selected a position that allows for enough straight wire in front of your charging station to allow the mower to dock correctly. This is typically about 2 meters.

2.a) DIY Installation of Charging Station

The charging station position and installation are one of the most critical elements of your installation. The chosen location is preferably in full shade, or if not a sun cover should be purchased.

As mentioned earlier, you will also need around 2 meters of straight perimeter wire in the lead-up to your charging station. This distance allows the mower to align itself and dock correctly every time.

We recommend that you remove the grass under the charging station and prepare the ground as level and flat as possible. A small amount of crusher dust under the charge station will also help the installation from sinking or moving over time.

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Note that some charge stations (Worx Landroid for example) are designed to let the grass grow up underneath. For this type of station, we recommend you simply mower the grass down very low and install the station over the grass.

Distances from edges

The distance between the edge of your lawn and the perimeter wire changes according to the robot model. These distances will be clearly shown in your manual. When your robot mower travels, it will do it with the perimeter wire approximately centre to the mower.

Where your lawn has hard edges such as a fence or raised garden bed, you will need to install your wire about half the width of your mower plus a few centimetres for clearance. This will avoid the mower from hitting the fence mowing as close to the edge as possible.

Where your lawn has transitional edges that will allow your mower to travel half on and half of your lawn, (typically and concrete or paved area beside your lawn) you can lay your wire typically 10 centimetres or less from the edge. This will allow your mower to cut to the edge.

We recommend that once you have your installation planned you place pegs around your lawn to indicate the distances required on each lawn edge.Corners should be installed in a radius rather than a square. We recommend an approximately 45cm radius.

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Islands and No Go Zones

In most installations, you will have an area within your lawn that you don’t want the robot mower to enter. This area might be an island garden or pool or similar. Stopping your mower from entering these areas is simple.

The theory of all robot mowers is that if you lay your perimeter wire out to the obstacle, around the obstacle and back along the same path back to your outer perimeter, the mower will ignore the two wires laying together but still obey the wire installed around your obstacle.

Typically, with most robot mowers when the wires are laid together at no more than 1 centimetre apart, the mower will not recognise this section.

Closed and Open Loops

Most Australian properties will have more than one lawn to be serviced by your robot mower. This can most likely be achieved by most models, as long as you are physically able to get the perimeter wire around all lawns to be mowed in one continuous loop.

Where your property will allow access for the mower to travel between areas you may have the option to install your perimeter wire with an open section for the mower to exit the area to travel along the wire from one area to another.

We term this an “open loop”. This opening distance is different from model to model but typically around 50 centimetres.

Where your property does not allow access for the mower to travel, or you simply don’t want the mower to travel to this area on its own, you can then install what we term a “closed-loop”. This is where the perimeter wire is still installed from one area to another, but where the wires depart from one area there is no gap left to allow the mower to travel out. This is also the same where the wires enter the next area.

Further details of these methods to minimize the distances for open loops are available. Just contact us to find out the best solution for your installation.

A Robot Cut My Grass and I Liked It: Worx Landroid Mower Review

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Can a robotic mower make lawn mowing the easiest task you never have to do? Check out this Worx Landroid Mower review for the 4-1-1 on this innovative product you didn’t even know you needed.

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I have a confession: I don’t particularly enjoy mowing the lawn. The never-ending sweat streaming down my brow as I shuffle across the yard isn’t my idea of a fun Saturday.

I could get a riding lawn mower and make it easier on myself. Unfortunately, finding space for one among all the bikes, wagons, strollers, balls and everything else is challenging. There had to be a more efficient way to mow the grass that doesn’t take up much space. Could the Worx Landroid Mower be the best robot lawn mower option for me?

I first became familiar with robotic lawn mowers on a pre-dawn run when the approaching light of my neighbor’s self-propelled cutter startled me. I thought it was the start of War of the Worlds. Movie references aside, a robotic lawn mower seemed like a good idea to make short work of my weekly mowing chore—or eliminate it altogether.

What is the Worx Landroid Mower?

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Robot lawn mowers work much like robot vacuums, but with a slight difference. To keep your robot mower inside the yard, you’ll utilize an (in this case) included boundary wire that encircles your lawn, creating an invisible barrier.

The Worx Landroid mows yards up to half an acre, but some versions cover less ground (and cost less).

Worx Landroid Mower Product Features

Love all things techy? You’ll likely love the Worx Landroid’s compatible app, which efficiently controls the mower’s movements. Avoid obstacles and tackle narrow passageways thanks to the machine’s Smart navigation.

Compared to traditional mowers, the Landroid cuts closer to the edge, and as a result, it reduces the need for extensive edge trimming. It’s easy to use, and the customizable mowing schedule helps cut down (see what we did there?) overgrown grass.

The Landroid is Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa. However, the rain sensor is one of the most valuable features of the mower. This intelligent robot knows it shouldn’t cut wet grass.

Correspondingly. the Landroid sends real-time notifications, so you’ll know if it’s in trouble and needs assistance. Additional Smart features and accessories are the optional anti-collision control system for avoiding obstacles and the GPS anti-theft device that locks down your mower until you retrieve it.

How We Tested

Charging Base Installation

The first step is choosing a spot for the Landroid’s charging base. It can’t be more than 32 feet from a receptacle (preferably a GFCI) for the power supply to reach the charging spot. Make sure the base is on a flat surface with 31 inches behind it and 12 inches in front.

The charging base secures to the ground with long plastic screws that drive into the grass with an included hex key. I found a nice spot to the side of my deck, tucked out of the way.

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Because I have an irrigation system, I opted for the add-on peripheral Landroid Garage. It keeps the mower and battery out of direct sunlight and protects it from rainfall and water.

Setting Up the Boundary Wire

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This part took the most time. I encircled the perimeter of my yard, staking the boundary wire to the ground with the included wire pegs. The 590-foot spool was more than enough for my medium-sized city lot. While testing the Landroid, I kept the boundary to the backyard only.

The instructions say to place the wire pegs two to three feet apart, depending upon elevation. I needed to put them closer to a foot apart to keep the wire pinned to the ground. The idea is that eventually, the grass will grow over the wire, making it undetectable.

To keep the Landroid away from landscaping, the Boundary Wire Distance Gauge comes in handy. Protect your landscaping by putting the wire 10 inches from areas you don’t want it to drive on.

For off-limits areas like trees or landscaping in the middle of your yard, encircle the object with the boundary wire in a clockwise direction coming off the primary border wire at a right angle. After making a complete, unbroken circle around your yard, connect back up to the charging base. The green lights mean you did everything correctly.

Because my yard has a play set, trampoline and kids’ climbing dome, I opted for the Landroid ACS, or Anti-Collision System. It attaches to the top of the Landroid and uses ultrasonic detection to avoid running into things.

Wi-Fi and App Setup

Once you finish setting up the boundary wire and charging the Landroid, you’re ready to start mowing. You can run everything via the onboard controls, but I wanted the deeper level of control you get with the app.

Download the Landroid app through Google Play or the Apple App Store. Create an account the way you would with most products. Open the app and scan the QR code under the rear hood of the Landroid. This scan prompts the app to connect the Landroid to your phone and home’s Wi-Fi. You can even create a custom name for your Landroid.

App Configuration

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The app has a nice user interface that, like most apps, requires some getting used to. It calculates your mowing area using your phone’s camera.

The app drops augmented reality pins around the perimeter of your yard as you walk around, taking videos. After calculating the mowing area and determining your soil and grass varieties, the app creates a suggested mowing schedule and takes everything from there.

Smart Home Integration

One thing is for certain: Worx Landroid gets bonus points for including Alexa and Google Assistant integration. There’s nothing cooler than starting your lawn mower by saying, “Hey Google, start Landroid,” or whatever clever name you pick for it.


  • Quick charge time (about 90 minutes)
  • Quiet enough to run in the middle of the night
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Customizable mowing schedule
  • Shares batteries with Worx products
  • Saves time
  • Works with app
  • No gas or emissions
  • 3-year warranty


  • Doesn’t work well on uneven terrain
  • Needs supervision with obstacles in some instances
  • Set up takes several hours


How Much Does a Landroid Mower Cost?

than a battery-powered push mower, but less than a riding mower, the Landroid mower costs between 1000 and 1500 (plus accessories). The brand offers three models of the Worx Landroid, which cover distances of an eighth of an acre up to half an acre.

How often should I change the Landroid blades?

Worx recommends changing the Landroid mower blades every three to four months.

How do I set up the Worx Landroid Mower?

The hardest part is setting up the perimeter wires. It may take some time and testing to get it right.

Word of advice—read the manual first. If you don’t, check out these (very) abbreviated steps:

  • Choose a base station location
  • Plan and install the perimeter wires
  • Download the app
  • Connect your Wi-Fi
  • Charge the battery
  • Relax and watch it work

What Other Reviewers Had to Say

Amazon reviewer Heidi Ekrem claims this is the best tool they’ve ever owned. “ First, my yard looks freshly mowed every single morning because it is,” Heidi explains. “I never look outside and think to myself that the yard needs mowing, it doesn’t. Next since the yard is kept short all of the time my dandelion problem seems to be under control.”

Amazon reviewer Mike is thrilled with the purchase. “Laying in my hammock while my neighbor creates several types of pollution using his obnoxious riding lawn tractor,” Mike said. “His costs quite a bit more than this little Landroid WR150, that’s doing a good job cutting my grass autonomously and quietly.”

Another Amazon Shopper provided an update, “ Well, we have had this mower for a year now and still going strong. Best money I have ever spent. It is so nice to know that my lawn is perfectly cut/mowed all the time. I truly love it and am thrilled we have it. Edges wonderfully too.”

Where to Buy

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You can purchase the Worx Landroid at retailers like Lowe’s, Amazon, and Worx. There are a few models to choose from depending on the size of your yard and the add-ons you want.

Shay Tilander is a senior editor at Family Handyman. When he’s not enjoying family time with his wife and three boys, he loves tinkering with projects and geeking out on electronics.

As Associate Shopping Editor, Sheri helps Family Handyman readers find well-designed products to enjoy their time spent at home. Her expertise lies in interior design and gardening. When she’s not searching for the next inspired home or garden solution, she enjoys dancing, painting and the great outdoors.

Robotic mower garage: buy or better not? ( make it yourself)

Je robotic lawnmower protect it so that it continues to work optimally and you are guaranteed never to have to mow the grass yourself again. That does sound like something you’re trying to do. But how can you best protect your robotic lawnmower? By means of a robot mower garage! In this article I will tell you all about it.

Robotic mower garage: what can you do with it?

A robotic lawnmower garage can actually best be described as the house of your robotic lawnmower. It is a separate component that protects the robotic lawnmower and its charging station against extreme weather conditions such as bright sun, hail and rain, but also leaves and dirt.

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In this way, the life of your robotic lawnmower is extended. Robot lawnmower garages come in different sizes and types. Some brands, such as, among others Gardena, have their own specific garages, for example for the Gardena Sileno mowers.

Pros and cons of a robot lawn mower garage

A robotic lawnmower garage is certainly an added value for your robotic lawnmower, but there are also some downsides to it. Below you can find an overview.

Is a robotic lawnmower garage really necessary?

You don’t ‘need’ a robotic lawnmower garage as a robotic lawnmower will certainly work without it. However, it is highly recommended to have one as such a garage will optimize the life and operation of your robotic lawnmower.

Because most robot mowers come with a certain price tag, it is of course nice if you can enjoy them for as long as possible.

Robot lawn mower garage: what options are there?

If you want to have a robotic lawnmower garage at home, you can opt for:

  • er to purchase one, make sure you choose the right one for your type of robotic lawnmower,
  • or to there to make one yourself and, for example, to provide it with extra storage space.

If you choose to purchase one, it is important that you look at the compatibility with your current robotic lawnmower. By that I mean that you should check well in advance that your robotic lawnmower will certainly fit in the garage.

Some brands including Gardena en Bosch, have designed their own copy specifically for their robotic lawnmowers. But in addition, there are of course several robot lawn mower garages on the market from other brands and in various sizes. To give you an idea of ​​this, I have put together a few ‘more general’ garages below, they are all suitable for several models of robotic lawnmowers.

Why spend weekends pushing a loud gas mower and breathing exhaust fumes? Let one of these autonomous electric mowers do the work cleanly and quietly.

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Improvements in rechargeable battery tech and intelligent software have dramatically changed the way we live. Smart televisions and lighting systems improve our sensory environment, while other automated home devices like vacuum cleaners, thermostats, and refrigerators minimize many more mundane tasks. Similarly, robotic lawn mowers can now keep the grass at just the right height, eliminating a time-consuming weekend chore.

These devices may even cost less to own and operate than gasoline-powered mowers while making very little noise and producing no exhaust emissions. They maintain up to an acre or more on most types of terrain, and they work automatically so folks with lawns have more time to relax and enjoy their green space.

No doubt, all of this sounds great—but how well do these robots actually perform? To find out, we put some popular models through their paces on real-life lawns. Read on to learn about the criteria we used to select these mowers, and then check out our product reviews to find out how each one did on our test turf. Anyone in the market for a new mower might just discover that a robot model can be a Smart, time-saving investment. R2-D2 would surely approve!

  • BEST OVERALL:Worx Landroid M 20V Robotic Lawn Mower
  • BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK:Gardena 15001-20 Sileno City Automatic Robotic Mower
  • UPGRADE PICK:Husqvarna Automower 415X Robotic Lawn Mower
  • BEST FOR STEEP HILLS:Redback MowRo 9.5-Inch Robot Lawn Mower
  • BEST FOR LARGE LAWNS:Husqvarna Automower 115H Robotic Lawn Mower
  • BEST FOR SMALL LAWNS:Gardena 15202-41 Sileno Minimo Robotic Mowe

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How We Tested the Best Robotic Lawn Mowers

All of the robotic lawn mowers we tested use 14-gauge low-voltage wire to establish the barrier. We assembled two barriers around two 1,200-square-foot patches of lawn—one with Bermuda grass and a steep slope and one mostly flat area with centipede grass. Each test area included two large open spaces connected by a narrow bottleneck corridor, and all the mowers were tested on both test areas.

We established a daily mowing schedule for 7 days in each location. We observed the ease of programming and communication with the mower as well as its actual performance. Criteria to be included in this guide were as follows:

  • Consistently reliable mowing on schedule and returning to the base station after initial setup and first-day adjustments
  • Consistently navigating the narrow corridor to mow both large areas
  • Avoiding random obstacles intentionally left within the boundaries
  • Returning to the base station in the event of rain or sprinklers
  • Avoiding excessively steep slopes without becoming stuck
  • Complete coverage of the test area—no noticeable missed spots for the entire test week

Our Top Picks

We measured the following robotic lawn mowers against our shopping considerations (detailed below) and put each one to work for a 7-day home trial. Find out why we recommend them among the best robot lawn mowers available.

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Worx Landroid M 20V Robotic Lawn Mower

The popular Worx Landroid robotic mower lineup includes models S, M, and L for yards up to 0.125 acre, 0.25 acre, and 0.5 acre, respectively. While they offer many similarities, we found that the Worx Landroid M offers the best combination of capability and affordability. It is powered by a 20-volt 4-amp-hour lithium-ion battery for 2 hours of runtime per 90-minute charge. It can mow on a 20-degree slope thanks to a pair of high-efficiency brushless wheel motors that provide extra traction. The Landroid’s 8-inch self-leveling mowing disc cuts closer to the edges of the yard than many competitors. The blade height manually adjusts from 1.5 to 3.5 inches.

Landroid connects to a home Wi-Fi network via Bluetooth and automatically keeps its own software up to date. You can easily set or adjust the custom mowing schedule or monitor the mower on the go via the Landroid mobile app. An integrated rain sensor stops the mower from cutting if rain starts and sends it back to its charging station.

The Landroid M performed at or near the top in most of our testing rubric categories. Assembly and programming were easy, mowing was reliable with excellent coverage, communication through the mobile app was intuitive, and runtime was superior—all for a very competitive price. Runtime was especially impressive: We clocked it at 2 hours 35 minutes, the longest of all the mowers we tested.

Unfortunately, we subtracted points for poor docking ability. Landroid was the only mower we tested with recharging contacts located on the side of the machine rather than the front or back. To recharge, it must be perfectly positioned in relation to two flexible contact points as it passes over the base station; otherwise, it continues tracking along the perimeter wire without stopping. After resetting the base station three times and ensuring it was absolutely level in all directions with a long, straight approach, we finally achieved satisfactory results.

Aside from that issue, the Landroid provides outstanding overall functionality for the price. Available upgrades include the ACS module that prevents collisions, Find My Landroid GPS cellular module, Radio Link module to extend Wi-Fi connectivity for improved artificial intelligence, an Off Limits module for wire-free no-mow zones within the main mowing area, and the Landroid Garage.

Product Specs

  • Coverage area: 0.25 acre (10,890 square feet)
  • Mowing height range: 1.5 to 3.5 inches
  • Slope rating: 20 degrees
  • Includes everything you need to get started and clear step-by-step instructions for easy installation
  • User-friendly mobile app makes it simple to control the mower and check status remotely
  • 2 hours of runtime per charge means more mowing and less time spent charging
  • Competitive price point for a highly capable robotic lawn mower
  • Base station must be installed perfectly or the mower may not align properly for charging
  • Some desirable features are not included with the base kit

Get the Worx robot lawn mower at Amazon, Lowe’s, or The Home Depot.

Gardena 15001-20 Sileno City Automatic Robotic Mower

Anyone shopping for an affordable and uncomplicated robotic lawn mower for a small yard would do well to consider the Gardena Sileno City. It navigates slopes up to 25 percent and corridors as narrow as 24 inches wide. Plus, it works rain or shine, day or night.

Available with either a 2,700-square-foot or 5,400-square-foot maximum mowing capacity, the Sileno City is a great option for most urban landscapes. It requires a flat, level area for the charging station and a nearby power source. A low-voltage perimeter wire keeps the mower inbounds and may be configured to mow a secondary area that is isolated from the primary lawn.

You can customize the mowing height between 0.8 inch and 2 inches high by means of a manual adjustment knob. The Gardena Bluetooth app makes it easy to operate the mower or customize the schedule and other settings from any mobile device, or use the onboard control panel to make adjustments.

It took about 1.5 hours to set up the Gardena Sileno City in our testing area. The kit included everything needed to get started, along with clear instructions. We plugged in the base station and allowed the mower to charge while we installed the perimeter wire and guide wire. The guide wire is an extra wire that bisects the lawn from the base station to the most distant portion of the perimeter wire. All Gardena (and parent company Husqvarna) robot mowers use it to navigate more efficiently.

After installation, we followed the instructions to calibrate the system and program the schedule. Starting with a pre-mowed lawn, we adjusted the mower height to mow 1.5 inches high, and the yard looked great throughout the test period.

One feature that shoppers should be aware of is the maximum daily runtime of about 3.5 hours per day (for the 2,700-square-foot version that we tested). Don’t bother scheduling the mower to run more than 3.5 hours total per day since after reaching the time limit, the device will simply return home until the following day. Since we mowed no more than 2.5 hours per day, we didn’t have a problem.

Product Specs

  • Coverage area: 2,700 square feet
  • Mowing height range: 0.8 to 2.0 inches
  • Slope rating: 14.04 degrees
  • Value-priced yet feature-rich robotic mower ideal for smaller lawn areas
  • Kit includes everything needed for installation and easy-to-follow instructions
  • Reliably and quietly mows all kinds of grass, day or night, rain or shine
  • Navigates slopes up to 25 percent and passages as narrow as 24 inches
  • Preprogrammed with a daily runtime limit that stops the mower regardless of battery status
  • Not Wi-Fi or GPS enabled

Get the Gardena 15001-20 robot lawn mower at Amazon or Gardena.

Husqvarna Automower 415X Robotic Lawn Mower

Here is a well-equipped mower for warm-season grasses up to 0.4 acre, especially lawns with challenging obstacles, narrow passages, and sloped terrain. With a mowing height range of 0.8 to 2 inches, the Husqvarna Automower 415X is designed for maintaining low-mow grasses like zoysia, Bermuda, and centipede. It is powered by an 18-volt 2-amp-hour lithium-ion battery that delivers a runtime of 50 minutes per charge and recharges in 60 minutes. This premium mower features a high-resolution onboard display, rugged poly front bumper, LED headlights, and coarse-tread wheels that easily handle slopes up to 40 percent.

The Automower 415X is loaded with communication and control features, beginning with cellular and Bluetooth connectivity. It is easily controlled via the Automower Connect mobile app and is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home Smart devices. Husqvarna’s intelligent mapping technology uses GPS sensors to virtually map the lawn, enabling zone control with customized settings, and real-time tracking through the app. This high level of communication pairs nicely with precision control and automated features like electric height adjustment, automatic passage handling, remote location starting, spiral- and spot-cutting capabilities, wireless firmware updates, theft protection system with GPS tracking, and more.

The Automower 415X arrived for testing with everything we needed for a quick and easy DIY installation. The layout and setup were similar to the other models we tested but with the unique addition of a central guide wire running through the middle of the mowing area to assist with navigation back to the home base. Initial programming was fast and intuitive with the mower’s onboard controls. After downloading the app, we spent some time customizing mowing options, adding the targeted mowing height and spiral mowing options. Targeted mowing automatically lowered the cutting height each day until our preselected height was achieved. With spiral mowing engaged, the mower automatically detects extra-tall or dense growth and mows that isolated area in a spiral pattern. These two options were especially helpful in combination, as we needed to get our overgrown Bermuda grass under control.

Our testing lawn was an irregularly shaped area encompassing 1,200 square feet, with a tree isolated by the boundary wire near the middle and two larger lawn areas on either side. Part of the test area included a steep slope, close to 50 percent in one small area, and the 415X had no trouble. We noticed after the third or fourth mowing that the robot was making more efficient linear cuts and less frequently getting caught up in multipoint turns.

During the target-height adjustment period, the mower seemed to FOCUS more time on a section after it had been sufficiently cut, then running out of battery before fully cutting the other section. Once the target was achieved, however, daily mowing at 1.25 inches kept the grass looking great. Docking at the base station went perfectly every time. Easy setup, reliable operation, Smart tech, and a lower mowing height range make this a good choice for most small to midsize yards with warm-season lawn grass.

Product Specs

  • Coverage area: 0.4 acre (17,424 square feet)
  • Mowing height range: 0.8 to 2 inches
  • Slope rating: 22 degrees
  • Precision control features allow you to target portions of the lawn that require more attention
  • GPS-assisted navigation allows the robot to mow challenging areas more efficiently
  • Easily navigates obstructions like toys and lawn furniture as well as difficult terrain
  • Cellular and Bluetooth connectivity make it easy to connect and control the mower remotely
  • Premium price point for top-of-the-line robotic mowing technology
  • Highly efficient mowing capability is offset by a somewhat limited runtime per charge

Get the Husqvarna Automower 415X robot lawn mower at Amazon or Lowe’s.