Automower® vs walk behind lawn mowers
When it comes to lawn care, everyone has their own personal preferences. For many, mowing the lawn can be extremely therapeutic. What could be better than heading out into the garden on a warm, sunny day and taking care of the lawn? The end result is satisfying. But what if you could indulge in that perfectly manicured lawn feeling every-time you head outside. Over the past 25 years, robotic lawn mowers have grown in popularity across Australia because they help us gain the most precious commodity we have. Time! Anyone who has a lawn understands just how time-consuming it can be to keep it in perfect condition. In this article, we are going to pit the Automower® against traditional walk behind lawn mowers to look at how the Automower® compares to a traditional walk behind mower. You may be surprised by all of the benefits an Automower® can offer you and your garden.
Cuts in all conditions
To be able to get out and mow the lawn with a walk-behind lawn mower, you ideally need the weather to be on your side. If it is raining, it is almost impossible to do your lawn justice with a push mower. Wet grass can make it difficult for heavier push mowers to grip to slopes and hills. If it is extremely hot outside, manually pushing a lawn mower up and down a lawn can be uncomfortable.
In comparison, a Husqvarna Automower® 305 is able to tackle the lawn in all weather conditions. The large driving wheels provide maximum traction for tackling inclines and slippery slopes. The lightweight nature prevents scalping. And even when the thermometer hits red, the Automower® effortlessly makes its way around the garden. As gardeners, we can control where weeds grow, where furniture is placed and how the garden will look. Unfortunately, we have no control over the weather and if it doesn't play ball, the lawn can quickly take on a life of its own.
Of course, the majority of people find gardening to be a pleasure and mowing the lawn can be a joy. If you fall into this category then fear not. There is nothing to stop you from manually mowing during times of excessive growth. You can also manually take care of your lawn edges with a grass trimmer. Ultimately, a Husqvarna Automower® keeps your lawn looking immaculate regardless of what the weather is doing, and creates more time for you to enjoy your other passions in the garden.
Free up more time
To some, time is billed out by the hour; to others it’s invaluable. Manually mowing your lawn is a task that can only be performed when you have enough free time set aside. If you are lucky enough to have plenty of free time, then this will not be a problem for you. For those who are short of time, mowing the lawn manually can feel like a laborious process. This is especially true during seasons when the grass is growing rapidly. Warm season grasses are easier to control during the cooler months and will require less effort to maintain. Cool season grasses are easier to maintain during the warmer months.
An Automower®, such as the Husqvarna 315X-LINE runs on a preset schedule. This means that you can set it up to mow the lawn in the middle of the night. Anyone who has a garden knows that maintaining it involves much more than simply mowing a lawn. There is taking care of the flower beds. Using hedge trimmers to keep hedges and shrubs in order. Weeding and general cleaning. Pressure washing patios and pathways. Maintaining garden furniture. And keeping sheds and greenhouses in good condition. Mowing the lawn is one of the most time-consuming parts of maintaining a garden. An Automower® frees up your time so you can focus on other areas. It also allows you to spend more time enjoying your garden rather than working on it.
Noise and pollution
Nothing screams summer more than the sound of lawn mowers and hedge trimmers loudly buzzing away in the distance. While many modern manual lawn mowers are now much quieter than their predecessors, there is still a certain level of noise pollution created that may irritate your neighbours. Petrol powered lawn mowers also pump out exhaust fumes and generate heat.
Another benefit of a Husqvarna Automower® is that it runs on batteries. This makes them a clean alternative to petrol mowers. The ultra-silent drive of the Husqvarna Automower® 430X-LINE makes it perfect to use in the early hours of the night, leaving your lawn free to use during the day. With an Automower® everything is automated. From cutting the grass, mulching, and putting itself on charge, you truly can set it and forget it.
Space saving and convenience
Walk behind mowers are typically bulkier than robot lawn mowers, too. This additional bulk not only requires more effort to manually push around the lawn but also requires more space to store it. If you have a large shed or garage to keep your lawn mower in then this won't be a problem. However, many of today's homeowners have limited space available and a traditional lawn mower may take up your valuable storage space. Once you have put your lawn mower away after use, you will have to undo the entire process to use it again.
With a Husqvarna Automower®, such as the 450X-LINE model there is no need to have a dedicated shed or garage to store it in. The entire unit can be stored outdoors in a discreet corner. There is no need to worry about your Automower® being stolen as inbuilt security features, such as alarms and PIN codes prevent it from being used if removed from the property. This makes it extremely unattractive to potential thieves, unlike traditional mowers that lack these security features.
As the Automower® self-docks, you will never need to drag grass cuttings and dirt across your garden again. The entire process is automated and you will never need to collect and empty grass cuttings. The Automower® also mulches as it goes, providing much-needed nutrition to the lawn.
Blade by blade
A Husqvarna Automower® not only matches traditional lawn mowers for its cutting power and overall finish, but exceeds them. And that’s because Husqvarna Automower® doesn’t mow the lawn once a fortnight. It constantly mows; skimming across your lawn every day. The fact that it cuts grass blades when they are at their most tender means that they can break down quickly and provide nutrition to the lawn. This results in grass that is thicker and fuller.
This style of mowing is also more gentle on the lawn and prevents the grass from experiencing shock. When you combine this with the lack of noise pollution and exhaust emissions, you are able to ensure that your garden is taken care of in an environmentally friendly way.
The ultimate focal point of the Husqvarna Automower® is its ability to save homeowners valuable time and effort. Not having to worry about the lawn means you can spend more time creating prize-winning flower beds and borders that equal the immaculate finish provided by the Automower®. Gardens are little oasis's there to be enjoyed. The least time you have to spend maintaining them, the more time you have to enjoy them.