As much as Pam believes Automower® offers benefits for a landscape company’s ownership, she also identifies some clear benefits for team members on the front lines of landscape maintenance and renovation.
”When the [Automower® robotic mowers] are doing their thing, our crews show up and they can just literally start bed maintenance,” Pam explains. ”We do hand pruning, we do a lot of weed control. So they have to do really minimal touchup on the turf… they just show up and focus on ornamental maintenance.”
Pam is far from alone in seeing a place for Automower® in the landscaping industry of the future. Many communities as well as individual homeowners are eager to find cost-effective solutions to the problems caused by the widespread use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment— namely noise and air pollution. A growing number of professionals have identified robotic lawn mowers, along with battery-powered tools, as a cutting-edge and entirely sustainable solution to such challenging issues.
For her part, Pam can attest to the fact that a forward-thinking strategy has proven itself to be a major success for her company. She believes it’s worthwhile for any professional to give serious consideration to this new technology.
”I would really strongly encourage companies to at least try a couple of units to identify customers,” Pam says. ”Again, it’s the early adopters… every company has those! And just really engage [and] educate… just try to help them understand that it is not taking jobs— it is building jobs. It is building opportunities to really set yourself apart.”