FAQ's & Benefits

The Mow You Know

Who is Autmow?

Autmow provides the worlds top-rated robotic lawn mowers and ensures that our team of experts will be there every step of the way. From purchase to installation, long-term care and maintenance, we want to make sure that every aspect of your autonomous lawn mower experience is easy, efficient and affordable.

Why robotic mowing?

Your Time: Spend time doing the things you love — caring for your family, honing your skills, and relaxing — instead of toiling on the lawn.
A healthier Lawn: Robotic mowers are consistent—always knowing when to get out there for a trim.
This naturally fertilizes your lawn, and avoids the buildup and lawn suffocation that occurs after neglecting your lawn for one too many days.
Better for The Planet: Forget the loud roar of a lawnmower you have to shout over. Robotic mowing uses just a few kWh, making it so quiet that you can run it in the middle of the night with the windows open… and still hear the crickets.

What is a robotic lawn mower?

The latest technology in the lawn care industry, a robotic lawn mower is an autonomous robot that is responsible for cutting grass.
New technologies mean not all mowers require a wired perimeter/boundary (see section on “Robotic Mower Types”).
Robotic lawn mowers first entered production in 1995 and can now handle several acres if needed. They are meant to be completely autonomous, and some can be integrated into your Home Automation.

What does autonomous mean?

Autonomous is defined as having the freedom to operate itself and has its own controls. Autonomous lawn mowers have the ability to operate and mow lawns on their own with the settings and controls from the operator. Once installed and setup, there is no physical demand needed for the robotic mower to run.

Can I leave the mower unattended?

Yes! This is one of the many perks that come with owning a robotic lawn mower. Each mower can be set to a specific profile and the operator can customize the date and time of when and what you want it to mow.

Can I leave the robotic lawn mower out year-round?

Robotic lawn mowers are designed to operate in all weather conditions with the exceptions of extreme wet and freezing conditions. Once fall and winter hit, your grass will stop growing depending on where you live, in this case it is best to store your mower in your garage. Simply give it a full charge before you put it away for the winter.

What about objects in my yard?

Either wired or wireless installations allow the robotic lawn mower to have no-go/stay out zones set to maneuver around and objects in the lawn without a problem. Robotic lawn mowers also have built-in sensors which keep them from getting stuck on any other unexpected items. A robotic lawn mower is designed to stop its cutting system and redirect if needed.

What Brands does Autmow sell and why?

We are proud to offer our customers one of the most extensive lists of robotic solutions on the market.
We’ve spent years researching the products, brands and industry. Autmow is the culmination of this research. Our service-first model utilizes the best autonomous mowers available in the US.
We constantly research and test new and emerging technologies and will offer these to our customers once we are satisfied it meets our criteria for Features, Performance, Reliability and Safety. See our “Robotic Mower Brands – Features and Benefits” section for current brands we offer.

What maintenance is required?

Unlike most power equipment, a robotic lawn mower rarely requires any maintenance. While inspection and light cleaning is always a good thing to do so that your equipment runs efficiently for a long time, robotic lawn mowers do not require special equipment to keep their blades sharp. These lightweight mowers make it cheap and easy to simply replace the blades periodically and they won’t take up much space in your garage when stored for the winter.

Robotic Mower Types

Wired vs RTK vs Vision vs 3D LiDAR SLAM?

  • Wired vs RTK vs Vision vs 3D LiDAR SLAM?
    • Robotic mowers using a Perimeter/boundary wire
      A boundary wire is placed or buried around the edge of your lawn and any obstacles your robotic mower should avoid. This wire is fully customizable so the mower reaches only what it’s supposed to and leaves the rest.
      Pros: More choice of brands/models available, no issues with buildings or trees, no issues working in varied lighting conditions.
      Cons: Installation is more time consuming, possibility of wire breaks
    • Random mowing vs systematic mowing
      Wired mowers use a Random mowing algorithm, which is based on the time needed to compete cutting a certain size area. The mower will make multiples passes over the same area from different angles, which results in a smooth carpet like result (striping/pattern cutting is not possible). RTK/GNSS and some vision-based mowers have the ability of systematic mowing, where they can mow in stripes or patterns. Systematic mowing is also more efficient – typically being able to mow twice the area of random in the same time.
    • RTK/GNSS robotic mowers
      GNSS RTK stands for Global Navigation Satellite System Real-Time Kinematic. It is a technique used in satellite-based positioning systems to provide highly accurate positioning information in real-time. GNSS is a general term for global navigation satellite systems like GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou.
      RTK works by using data from a fixed reference station, which continuously transmit corrections for satellite signals based on their known positions. A mobile receiver on the mower can then use this correction data to compute its own precise position relative to the reference station.
      Pros: Faster and easier to install and modify than a wired mowers.
      Cons: Limitations of poor GPS signal when used heavy tree coverage or taller/metal buildings.
    • Vision-based robotic mowers
      There are multiple approaches to Vision based robotic mowers, some use sensors/cameras to detect boundaries and obstacles while others use cameras to make a virtual map of your lawn and any obstacles.
      Pros: Faster and easier to install than a wired mower
      Cons: Camera and sensor based system have issue with low light conditions so cannot work at night
    • RTK with 3D LiDAR SLAM robotic mowers
      SLAM stands for simultaneous localization and mapping (sometimes called synchronized localization and mapping). It is the process of mapping an area whilst keeping track of the device’s location within that area. This is what makes mobile mapping possible.
      A LiDAR-based SLAM system uses a laser sensor to generate a 3D map of its environment. LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) measures the distance to an object by illuminating the object using an active laser “pulse”. These high-precision distance measurements can be used along with GNSS/RTK to fill in the “blind spots” caused by poor GPS reception.
      Pros: Faster and easier to install and modify than wired mowers, more reliable than GPS/RTK only systems as it will work in “blind spots” where the GPS signal is bad
      Cons: It is still an emerging technology, and no proven/tested mower is currently available

2-Wheel Drive vs All Wheel Drive?

The main advantage of All/4-wheel drive is the ability to operate on steeper slopes/inclines where a 2-wheel drive model might lose traction. All wheel drive models can typically operate up to 70-75% (35-37 degrees) where a 2 wheel drive can operate between 25-45% (14-24 degrees)

Mowers with Edging Capability

Some robotic mowers have better edging capability depending onwheel design and maneuverability. A robotic lawn mower uses a buried wire or a virtual map (depending on mower type) to navigate the edges of your lawn to ensure a clean cut in any area you need mowed. These mowers are designed to overlap the wire to ensure that all of the grass is cut, however you will still need to trim in areas where the grass grows along a wall. This trimming is needed because the robotic mowing blades are recessed from the edge fore safety regulations.

Will a Robotic Mower work for me?

Can I have more than one area or a separate area?

Most robotic mowers and work with multiple areas/zones and some can also work with separated zones. Automow can help you choose the right mower for your needs.

Can they handle hills?

Better than a riding mower. Today’s autonomous mowers can manage slopes up to 45% (24 degrees) and with All wheel drive models up to 70-75% (35-37 degrees).

Can they run in the rain?

Some units  have Rain Sensors and will stop work and go back to the charging station when it senses rain (or sprinklers), but some are designed to run in the rain and because of their unique design will also not “tear” wet grass like other mowers.

How do they stay in my yard?

Depending on what model you have, either a boundary wire or “virtual boundary” (with RKT/GNSS models) is installed around the edge of your lawn and any obstacles it should avoid. Both wired or virtual boundaries are fully customizable so the mower reaches only what it’s supposed to and leaves the rest.

What if my lawn is very complex?

No problem. Both RTK/GNSS or wired, remote object sensors and GPS are used to handle even the most demanding lawns.

Will my robotic lawn mower cut the edges?

Some robotic mowers have better edging capability depending on wheel design and maneuverability.
Automow can help you choose the right mower for your needs.

What Robotic Mower will work best for me?

Check out our product quiz!

Safety features

Are Robotic Mowers Safe?

  • Sensors
    • All modern robotic mowers have safety sensor features, including lift/bump sensors. Some also have ultra-sonic or vision sensors to identify and avoid obstacles.
  • Anti-Theft
    • Most models include an Anti-Theft code which is needed to operate or change settings, these usually have an audible alarm if the mower is moved without entering the code.
    • Some models are equipped with Geofence, where you will get notified if you mower exceeds your preset Geofence area and allows you to see where your mower is in the care of theft (certain limitations apply).

Automow can help you choose the right mower for your needs.


How much do they cost to run?

Running costs depend on a few factors: The size of your lawn, how often you mow your lawn, length of your mowing season. But generally they only use about $20-$75 of electricity per season.

How large an area can a Robotic mower mow?

Most models typically range from 0.25 acre to 1.25 acre, but some RTK/GNSS models will cut up to 2.5 acres (using systematic mowing).

Commercial models can mow up to 18 acres.

How long do they run on one charge?

Mowers typically run 60-90 minutes before returning to their base to charge.

How long do they take to recharge?

On average, most standard units take 60-120 minutes for a full charge.

How long does it take to cut my grass?

Every model is made for different size lawns, so it depends on which one you purchase. All robotic mowers are meant to cut your lawn several times weekly to keep your grass healthier. Some automatic lawn mowers are also faster than others. Other factors include the season, the type of grass on your lawn, and whether the grass is irrigated or treated. Check with your Autmow professional to help you determine which model would best suit your lawn size.

What is the maximum and minimum cutting heights?

Cutting heights vary between different brands and models, and some have standard and high-cut versions, but generally, they can cut as low as 0.8 inches or as high as 4 inches.


How to determine my lawn size?

If you don’t know your lawn size, there are tools available online to help you:
Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps
Type in your address, then zoom in and click on layers. Right-click and select “Measure distance,” then drop points around the property.
MeasureMyLawn: https://www.measuremylawn.com
Type in your address, click “Start Measuring, then click on the “Create a new measurement” icon on the right and drop points.

Does my lawn need to be a certain size?

No – mowers are built for lawns up to 1.25 acres (wireless mowers up to 2.5 acres) and multiple units can maintain larger yards.

Self-installation vs Professional Installation

If you choose our professional installation, we will bury the boundary and other guide wires for you. Our technicians have the experience and know the best way to install your mower on your property.
You can also do this yourself, but many DIY kits include above-ground wire and small stakes designed to grow into your lawn quickly.

What obstacles should be excluded from my lawn?

Clear any debris, toys, sticks, or stones before operation on the lawn. Large obstacles can be made into No-go zones to prevent mowers entering certain areas (swimming pools, flower beds, lawn furniture etc.) – either wired or virtual No-go zones for wireless mowers.

Robotic Mower Brands – Features and Benefits

Husqvarna - Installation

Boundary wire vs RTK/GNSS

Wired: A boundary wire is placed or buried around the edge of your lawn and any obstacles Automower® should avoid. This wire is fully customizable, so the mower reaches only what it should and leaves the rest.

RTK/GNSS: Husqvarna EPOS™ (Exact Positioning Operating System) is a breakthrough technology for Automower® robotic lawn mowers. The satellite-based technology enables the mower to work within virtual boundaries.

Guide wires

A guide wire helps Automower® navigate back to the charging station when the mower is in a remote corner of the lawn (non-EPOS models only).

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Innovative Blades

Three (or 5) uniquely designed blades quietly and safely cut the grass without damaging property or foreign objects.


When it’s time to recharge, Automower® will navigate to the charging station automatically, either via signal, GPS, or by following the wires.

GPS Navigation

Select Automower® models also use GPS to help navigate your lawn and boost efficiency.

Healthier, Better-Looking Lawn

Automower® cuts a little grass at a time, staying ahead of growth and fertilizing the lawn naturally with the tiny clippings. The irregular mowing pattern will make your lawn carpet-like, cutting the grass from all directions.

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Safety Sensors

If Automower® encounters an object, it will stop, reverse, and go in another direction. When lifted, the blades automatically and immediately shut off.

Anti-Theft and Geofence

Anti-Theft prevents anyone from using or driving your mower unless they have a valid code to enter.
Geofence: Once set you will receive a Push Notification if the mower exceeds the Geofence set boundary.

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Mammotion - Installation

Quick Setup with No Perimeter Wire

Just walk along behind LUBA, using the Mammotion App to set up virtual boundaries. Using the RTK and Multi-Sensor Integrated Navigation System, LUBA can create a map of your lawn and set up different mowing areas without digging or burying wires.

What is the maximum lawn size Luba can mow?

Luba AWD 5000 = 5000 sq m/53,800 sq ft (1.25 acres)
Luba AWD 3000 = 3000 sq m/32,000 sq ft (0.75 acres)
Luba AWD 1000 = 1000 sq m/10,700 sq ft (0.25 acres)

How many Zones and No-go zones Luba can have?

Luba AWD 5000 can have up to 10 zones with up to 50 No-go zones per zone
Luba AWD 3000 can have up to 6 zones with up to 50 No-go zones per zone
Luba AWD 1000 can have up to 3 zones with up to 50 No-go zones per zone

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What is the maximum lawn size Luba can mow?

Luba AWD 5000 = 5000 sq m/53,800 sq ft (1.25 acres)
Luba AWD 3000 = 3000 sq m/32,000 sq ft (0.75 acres)
Luba AWD 1000 = 1000 sq m/10,700 sq ft (0.25 acres)

IPX6 Waterproof

Impervious to rain and even a non-sustained total soaking from the hose or sprinklers.
Note: Do not use high-pressure hose and leave Luba upside down with sitting water


Luba’s maximum climbing ability 75% slope ( 37°) for AWD 5000 and 65% slope ( 33°) for AWD 3000 and AWD 1000
The cutting height range is 30-70mm (1.2-2.8 inch)


When the battery reaches less than 15%, Luba finds its way back to the charging station automatically and continues the interrupted mowing session.

Auto Rain Detection

An advanced rain sensor enables the LUBA Series mowers to return to the charging station when it detects rain.
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Obstacle Avoidance

Four ultrasonic radar sensors allow the LUBA to automatically detect and avoid obstacles as small as 5cm (2 inches) with a Field of View (FOV) of 220 degrees.

Anti-Theft System

LUBA Series mowers will be automatically locked when one leaves your Geo-fence. You’ll receive an alert via the Mammotion App when LUBA is potentially stolen.
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Ecoflow - Installation

What should I take note of when creating a map?

If you use the remote control option when mapping, ensure that there is a gap of at least 15 cm from the boundary, turning points are at least 90° and that the slopes of boundaries do not exceed 15°.
The boundaries of a map must be at least one meter from lakes and cliffs.

What should I take note of before mowing?

If the grass is too long, use a walk-behind mower to mow the grass to 80 mm or shorter.
Remove any trash or animal waste in the grass before mowing.
Pay attention to children and animals while mowing to avoid any injuries.

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What is EcoFlow Blade and how does it work?

The Industry’s First Robotic Lawn Sweeping Mower.
BLADE offers the complete lawn treatment, from a quick trim to an entire restyle. Attach the Lawn Sweeper Kit to remove unwanted debris, such as leaves, sticks, and waste, from your yard. You’ll have the best-looking lawn in the neighborhood without any of the effort.
With our virtual boundary-setting technology, save time and energy without the need to lay pesky wire barriers. Set BLADE’s mowing limits using the EcoFlow app within minutes, whether it’s to stay within the confines of your yard, avoid specific objects, or even link two lawns.

What should I do when the container is full?

When the container is full, the app will prompt that “Fallen leaves container is full. Please clean it timely”. Please manually empty the leaves in the container, so that the mower can continue the cleaning task.

What should I know about cleaning and maintenance?

It’s recommended that you monitor the condition of the cutting BLADEs and change them when needed.
To clean BLADE, use a high-pressure water hose to wash the front and rear wheels, as well as the BLADEs. Do not point the high-pressure hose directly at the BLADEs. Wipe the camera and battery compartment with a soft cloth.
When storing BLADE, ensure the battery is fully charged and place it in a well-ventilated place. Charge the battery every six months when not in use.

What is obstacle avoidance?

EcoFlow uses X-Vision* Technology, which integrates LiDAR, RTK and visual sensor with AI inside, allowing BLADE to recognize obstacle intelligently.

What is the EcoFlow Blade warranty?

3+1 years warranty. Lifetime free replacement on accessories*
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Can EcoFlow Blade work in the rain, snow, hail or fog?

The robotic lawn mower can work in the rain, but mowing in the rain is harmful to the health of the lawn. When mowing in the rain, the grass will attach to the equipment, and the robotic lawn mower is prone to skidding on the wet lawn. So please don’t mow the lawn in severe weather conditions, such as heavy rain, thunderstorm or heavy snow.
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Robomow - Installation

What is a Separate Zone and how to mow it?

A separate zone is an area the RK cannot reach by itself, due to walls, fences, level difference and conditions where a narrow pass cannot be used. The user carries the robot to this area and manually send it to mow. Once mowing time is complete (Or robot needs recharging), user to carry it back to the base station.

What is “Turn/Smart turn Setting”?

The Turn Setting feature allows more efficient mowing operation through smooth and continuous turns when reaching the lawn’s edge.
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What is the RK’s maximum and minimum height of cut?

Min. mowing height: 15mm (0.6 Inch) Max. mowing height: 100mm (4 Inch)

Does Robomow cut the lawn’s edge?

Most Robomow models have a unique ‘Edge Mode’. Robomow is the only mower that cuts beyond its wheel. Robomow is designed to drive on the very edge of your lawn, cutting the lawn’s entire edge for a superb, all-around finish.

How does Robomow know where it has mowed already?

Since Robomow moves in a random pattern, it doesn’t have to know where it has mowed already to ensure uniform coverage of at least 98% of your lawn. All it has to know is the area of your lawn, in order to derive the required mowing time to cover the lawn properly.
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How does it detect objects and obstacles in the lawn?

Robomow detects when there is an obstacle in its way during operation. When the mower collides with an obstacle, the mower will stop the rotation of the blades immediately, and then stop movement in that direction and reverse itself away from the obstacle. Obstacles that are vertical, relatively rigid, and higher than 6in (15cm) do not need to be protected or removed from the lawn.

How does Anti-Theft work?

Robomow has safety features including Child Lock, Anti-Theft code and Geo-Fence. See User Manual for more details.
Anti-Theft prevents anyone from using or driving your mower unless they have a valid code to enter.
GeoFence: Once set you will receive a Push Notification if the mower exceeds the GeoFence set boundary.
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Worx - Installation

How long does it take to install Landroid?

Installation time will depend on the size and complexity of your lawn. Just make sure you read the Installation Guide and the Owner’s Manual completely before starting.
For example, if you have a 100m² lawn then it’ll take about 30-60 minutes to complete the installation work, but also depends on your proficiency.

How long does it take to program Landroid?

It only takes several minutes.

Do I need any tools to install Landroid?

Yes, you will need a hammer and a pair of scissors.
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How do I start Landroid?

Your Worx Landroid will start mowing as soon as you close the keypad window. Please note this is based on correct installation and programming so if your Worx Landroid is still not working, it’s mostly likely because of a fault made during this process.

How do I store Landroid?

Both Worx Landroid and the charging base should be stored in a shed or a garage if you are not going to use it for an extended period of time.

What is the lifetime of the blades?

It depends on many things. The most important one is the working time of your Landroid. In common conditions, it’s about 4 months.

Can Worx Landroid work in a lawn with objects?

Yes, it can. You will have to isolate your objects, via islands, when setting up the boundary wire to prevent Worx Landroid access.

Can Worx Landroid work on slopes?

Yes, providing the slope or incline does not exceed 35% or 20°.

What is the lifetime of the battery?

It depends on many things. Worx guarantees the battery will last one year, and in most conditions, the battery should last 1-3 years. For more detailed information, please refer to Owner’s Manual.
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Does Worx Landroid have a security function?

Yes, it can. You will have to isolate your objects, via islands, when setting up the boundary wire to prevent Worx Landroid access.

What can I do if I forget my PIN code?

It’s best to write your PIN code down in a safe place or register your Worx Landroid at www.worxlandroid.com and record your PIN code online. This will help you to retrieve your PIN code.
Please note failure to record and remember your PIN code could result in you not being able to use Worx Landroid and could result in additional service charges to make Worx Landroid operational.


1. An object with a height less than the Worx Landroid will not detect 15cm as an obstacle, such as small branches, stones, etc. You should remove them from the territory of Landroid.
2. An object such as a trampoline with a low frame leg height, in this case, you can either isolate the trampoline from the territory of Worx Landroid or place larger obstacles in front so that Worx Landroid can detect it.
3. Something that can be pushed by Landroid, such as inflatable toys. You should remove them from the lawn.
4. Something that Landroid can climb on.


No, they can’t. We recommend children and pets are kept away from Worx Landroid when it is mowing.

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Specialized Products



Commercial Turf/Sport (Wireless Robotic Mower). The next generation of turf care management. A revolutionary step in autonomous lawn care on a commercial level that removes the need for physical boundary wires.
Using Husqvarna’s EPOS (Exact Positioning Operating System), CEORA is no longer bound by the constraints of buried wire. This allows the working areas to be larger, easily modified, more robust, and less prone to physical damage often seen in traditional units.
Large-scale precision mowing (up to 18 acres) is now made easier with CEORA. Not only does it cover larger green spaces, but it also delivers cutting-edge results, allowing for a significant scale-up of operations to meet increasing demands on time, grass quality, and sustainability.
The 27″ cutting deck of CEORA can be adjusted from .8″ to 2.8″ making quick work of any turf in its way. The wireless technology allows you to select from various programmatic cutting patterns.



Echo Robotics puts all its knowledge at your service with its golf ball collecting robots and several types of robot lawn mowers. Thanks to the TurfMower series, your lawn can be mown at any time, even when you are not there. Program the mowing schedules you want, the robot will do the rest. Thanks to the mulching function you can also say goodbye to spreading fertiliser by hand. Your mower finely grinds the cut grass and spreads it over the lawn for a 100% natural fertiliser. Go to the next level with the RTK GPS technology for a systematic strip mowing and an accuracy within centimetres. For picking balls, make the Range Picker work together with your robot lawn mowers for an even more efficient maintenance of your grounds. Program it to pick up the balls wherever and whenever you want. It works in perfect autonomy.



Traqnology is showing the way for innovative, efficient, and flexible GPS-based Turf solutions. Raising the standards for precision line marking and more with a user-centric approach, optimizing workflow and investment costs.
Traqnology offerings currently include: SportsTraq, PaintTraq, TurfTraq, and Traqster



The World’s First Multi-Purpose Intelligent Yard Robot.
With its modular design and cutting-edge technology, Yarbo autonomously handles all yard care needs, ensuring precision, eco-friendliness, and complete hands-free convenience. Yarbo is designed to meet over 20 kinds of yard care demands around the year, covering functions like snow removal, lawn mowing, leaf blowing, security patrol, daily picks & watering, etc.
Precise Positioning Vision System (PPVS)
PPVS is Yarbo’s proprietary fusion technology, integrating RTK-GPS, Computer Vision, and many other sensors to achieve a centimeter-grade accurate positioning.
Modules include:
Snow Blower S1
Lawn Mower M1
Blower B1

Emission Free

Robot mowers run on electric power. No more annoying trips to the gas station, replacing spark plugs or changing oil.


Autonomous mowers use on average about $5.00 in electricity per month.



Lift and tilt sensors prevent mowers from operating when not upright. Lightweight retractable blades prevent damage to obstacles and don’t spray debris.

Better for your lawn

Units weigh as little as 18 lbs, run in a different pattern every time and only cut a little grass each time. The cuttings are left as needed nutrition for the grass.  The result is a lawn like a carpet all season.



Most units are so quiet you might not even know they’re running. So quiet, in fact, you can even run them at night.



Our favorite feature is the time we get back for other things.