9 Best Robotic Lawn Mowers for UK Gardens (May 2020 Review)

We’ll take a look at the best Robotic lawn mowers in the UK for 2020

Who wouldn’t want someone else to take care of the lawn for them? With todays technology it has never been easier and cheaper to have robot lawn mower take over. All you need to do is set the perimeter and Bob’s your uncle. 

There are some things to consider before buying a  robotic lawn mower however, and that’s why we have set up this page.  We compare the area it can cover, the battery, the height of cut, the incline it can handle and ofcourse the cost. This will give you a good overview of the best robotic lawn mowers on the market in the UK in 2020.

The best Robotic Lawn Mowers on the UK market in one easy overview:

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Product

Features

  • Up to 400 m²
  • Can cut 30m² per hour
  • Cutting height 20-50mm
  • 18V Lithium Ion Battery
  • Up to 400 m²
  • Extra blade safety
  • Pin security
  • Fully waterproof
  • Up to 300 m²
  • Stealth charging station
  • Self programming
  • Max incline of 27%
  • Up to 280 m²
  • Max incline of 30%
  • 3 easily adjustable cutting height
  • Fitted with alarm 
  • Up to 600 m²
  • Quick keypad navigation
  • Max. incline of 35%
  • Alarm and pin pad
  • Up to 400 m²
  • App control
  • Rain sensor
  • 20V Samsung Li-ion Battery
  • Up to 500 m²
  • Height of cut 20-50mm
  • Max. incline of 35%
  • Pin protection
  • Up to 400 m²
  • Alarm and pin pad
  • Max incline 35%
  • Easy self installation
  • Up to 1250 m²
  • Smart app for iOS
  • SensorCut system
  • Max incline 30%

Detailed Robotic Lawn Mower Reviews:

Flymo 1200 R Robotic Lawn Mower

Features

  • Up to 400 m²
  • Cutting width 17cm
  • Cutting height 20-50mm
  • 18V Lithium Ion Battery

Rating

Flymo 1200R Robotic Lawn Mower

If you have a small to medium sized garden and you want a machine which is robust but quiet, then this is the lawn mower for you.

It will cut your grass day or night, come rain or shine.

Not only does it cut grass without leaving wheel ruts,  it also cuts your grass up to a gradient of 25%.

The lawn mower will stay within the area you want cut with an easy to install boundairy wire which will sit at or under ground level so you don’t have to worry about trip hazzards. 

It is also pet friendly. While your pet might get softly bumped by your lawn mower, the blades are well hidden underneath the machine to ensure your pet won’t get hurt. 

We love the fact that this is a super quiet lawn mower as well. So you won’t be annoying your neighbours anymore and you can enjoy using your garden while your lawn is being looked after.

The Flymo 1200R Robotic Lawn Mower  is competatively priced and is in our view a great robotic lawn mower for smal to medium sized gardens.

Lawnmaster L10 Robotic Lawn Mower

Features

  • Up to 400 m²
  • Max. incline 35%
  • Waterproof
  • Manual change of settings

Rating

Lawnmaster L10 Robotic Lawn Mower

If you are looking for a strong lawn mower for a small to medium sized garden than look no further. It covers an area up to 400 m².

Things we specifically like about this model:

Lift, tilt & bump sensors stop the blades immediately if the mower is picked up 

It has pin code protection for security.

It is waterproof and will only return to the charging station in heavy rain.

This robotic lawn mower can cut grass up to a gradient of 35%.

Downsides:

This lawn mower does not operate by using an app. Instead you will need to manually adjust the cutting height on the machine itself. 

The Lawnmaster L10 Robotic Lawn Mower is a great lawnmower which is solid and reliable. A great choice!

 

Worx WR130E S300 Robotic Lawn Mower

Features

  • Up to 300 m²
  • Self programming
  • Stealth charging station
  • Quiet

Rating

Worx WR130 S300 Robotic Lawn Mower

This is a brilliant robotic lawn mower for smaller gardens of up to 300 m².

With Smart Auto scheduling and intelligent navigation, it is faster and more agile than other robot mowers. 

It is quiet so you can still enjoy your garden while the lawn is being mowed.

We love the stealth charging station which has a grid so the grass grows through and gets cut every time the lawn mower returns to charge up. No more messy charging stations!

What we love even more is that you don’t need to program this lawn mower. The Worx lawn mower learns about your lawn and creates a perfect schedule for it.

You can customise the Worx WR130E S300 Robotic  Lawn Mower  with 5 add on models  (sold seperately) which are:

  • Anti Collison System (ACS)
  • Voice Control
  • Find My Landroid (GPS Tracker)
  • Off Limits
  • Radio Link

We really like this lawn mower due to the Smart Technology used. 

Other models by Worx:

The WORX WR142E M700 Landroid Robotic Mower covers your 700m² lawn.

The WORX WR147E L1000 Landroid Robotic Mower covers your 1000m² lawn.

The WORX WR153E L1500 Landroid Robotic Mower covers your 1500m² lawn

Yard Force Compact 280R Robotic Lawn Mower

Features

  • Up to 280 m²
  • Fitted with an alarm 
  • Inclines of up to 30%
  • 20V Lithium-Ion Samsung battery 

Rating

Yard Force Compact 280R Robotic Lawn Mower

This is a great lawn mower for a small garden.

The Rain sensor makes the lawn mower go back to the charging station automatically but it also means it will only cut the lawn in good weather. 

The built-in sensors: lift, obstacle, turnover and tilt give it additional protection

It also has 3 easily adjustable cutting heights ranging from 20-55mm.

The iRadar -Active Safety Ultrasonic Sensor technology is one  of the most advanced features in robotic mowing and make  the Yard Force Compact 280R Robotic Lawn Mower a great choice.

McCulloch ROB S600 Robotic Lawn Mower

Features

  • Up to 600 m²
  • Max. incline 35%
  • Cutting height 20-50mm
  • Charging time 60 min.

Rating

McCulloch ROB S600 Robotic Lawn Mower

This is a great robotic lawn mower for medium size gardens as it can mow an area up to 600 m².

You can control the mowers functions with an easy smartphone app and choose cutting heights between 20 and 50mm.

The ROB S600 will automatically navigate your garden and can tackle sloped gardens up to in incline of 35%.

Security is important and the alarm and pin pad ensures you can leave your lawn mower to do its job unsupervised. 

The ROB S600 is designed for easy self installation so all you need to do is to set the boundary wire. 

Included with the set are 150m of boundary wire, 200 staples and necessary connectors for quick set up. 

 

Overall the McCulloch ROB S600 Robotic Lawn Mower is a nice machine with good technology and is ideal for larger gardens.

 

Yard Force AMIRO 400 Robotic Lawn Mower 

Features

  • Up to 400 m²
  • Active safety sensors
  • 20V Lithium-Ion Batttery
  • Max. incline 30%

Rating

Yard Force AMIRO 400 Robotic Lawn Mower 

The Yard Force Amiro covers a max. area of 400 m² so it’s ideal for smal to medium gardens.

It has obstacle detection sensors so it will not bump into anything, instead it will safely move around your garden avoiding all obstacles.

Other safety feature is that the lawn mower will automatic stop  cutting when lifted or tilted from the ground.

The 20V battery takes about 100 minutes to charge which is longer than many robotic lawn mowers out there.

It also has a rain sensor, which makes the lawn mower return to its charging station automatically when it’s raining. 

To sum it up, the Yard Force AMIRO 400 Lawn Mower is a nice little machine. However, it does not have all the features of many other robotic lawn mowers in our review.

Flymo EasiLife 500 Robotic Lawn Mower

Features

  • Up to 500 m²
  • Max. incline 35%
  • Pin protection
  • Quiet

Rating

Flymo EasiLife 500 Robotic Lawn Mower

This is a lightweight and manoeuvrable robotic lawn mower which is perfect for medium sized gardens as it can cover up to 500 m².

It is quiet, and easy to install and can deal with a maximum incline of 35%.

You can use the super easy smartphone app to change the settings on the lawn mower.

The pack includes 200m boundary wire, 150 staples and necessairy connectors.

 

The Flymo brand is solid and has proven itself for its quality over the years which makes this Flymo EasiLife 500Robotic Lawn Mower a save choice.

McCulloch ROB S400 Robotic Lawn Mower

Features

  • Up to 400 m²
  • Intelligent adaptive cutting system
  • Guide wire technology
  • Max. incline 35%

Rating

McCulloch ROB S400 Robotic Lawn Mower

This lawn mower is suitable for small to medium lawns of up to 400 m².

It has an intelligent adaptive cutting system which will automatically change the mowing schedule depending on how fast your grass is growing. This means your lawn mower will do its work only when needed to avoid ruts on your lawn. 

The blades are positioned well underneath the mower so even if it comes into contact with something, there will be no safety risk.

This lawn mower is also installed with an alarm and pin pad so you can leave it in your garden without any worries. 

The ROB S400 has been designed for easy self installation so all you need to do is set up the boundary wire. 

It can deal with a maximum incline of 35%. 

The set comes with 150m of boundary wire, 200 staples and any necessary connectors. 

The  McCulloch ROB S400 Robotic Lawn Mower   provides a good quality lawn mower which offers value for money. 

 

 

Gardena 19115-28 Robotic Lawn Mower

Features

  • Up to 1250 m²
  • All weather conditions
  • Max. incline 30%
  • Smart app for iOS

Rating

Gardena 19115-28 Robotic Lawn Mower

This Robotic lawn mower is perfect for medium to large gardens as it covers an area of up to 1250 m².

You don’t have to worry about lines or stripes on your lawn. Thanks to the SensorCut system the grass will look smooth and balanced. 

We love the fact that this lawn mower is waterproof and can operate in any weather. 

It is also quiet so you can still enjoy spending time in the garden while the lawn is being mowed for you. 

Installation is easy and a programming assistant will help you through the menu and independently calculates the mowing plan. 

And with the smart app you can set mowing times even when you are away from your home. 

The compact and manoeuvrable Gardena masters inclines of up to 30% as well as narrow corridors and passageways. 

And when it’s finished cutting your lawn, it will automatically return to it’s charging station. 

The Gardena 19115-28 Robotic Lawn Mower  comes with 200m loop wire, 250 hooks, 4 couplers and 5 connectors. 

We would like to add that the price of this lawn mower reflects the large area it covers.  As with other brands the price increases with the area the lawn mower can cover. 

Our Opinion

The best robotic lawn mower for small garden is in our opinion the Worx WR130E S300 Robotic  Lawn Mower.

Our favourite lawn mower overall (and great for small to medium sized gardens) is the Flymo EasiLife 500.

However for the large lawns out there, the Gardena 19115-28 Robotic Lawn Mower is a must have!

 

Why and how often should you mow the lawn?

Grass needs several things to grow. Sunshine, warmth, water and nutrients in the soil. If these factors are there at the same time, there’s a big chance that your grass will shoot up!

However, on a rainy spell which is cold and cloudy, your grass will stay more or less as it is, as it will in a dry hot spell!

So as a rule of thumb, the more moderate the weather, the longer the grass. 

Most people like a nice short neat trimmed lawn. So when the dandilions and daisies are on show, you know it’s time to get the lawn mower out!

How do robot lawn mowers work?

A robot lawnmower is a super handy gadget, which mows your lawn while you have your hands free. 

You can choose the settings of the lawnmower either on the lanwmower itself, or via an app (depending on the model you buy).

Once this has been set up, it will mow your lawn at the times you have indicated automatically.

Once the robot lawnmower is out of battery or finished with the job, it will return to the charging station to recharge. Ready to start work again as indicated in the settings.

There is nothing else you need to do. It is all automated.

 

 

Are robotic lawnmowers noisy?

Most robotic lawn mowers have volume values of 60 to 70 dB which is significantly less than any other type of lawn mower. 

Many lawn mower manufacturers even advertise their robotic lawnmower to be so quiet, that you can have it mowing throughout the night without annoying the neighbours!

Can robotic lawn mowers be used in all weather?

Most robotic lawn mowers are waterproof however some models will keep working in any kind of weather, while other models will automatically go back to the charging station. 

What size lawn can my robotic lawn mower cover?

All robotic lawn mower models will indicate the area they can cover, this is often in m².

As the area indicated is the area the lawnmower can mow when in use 24/7, it is advised to buy a robotic lawnmower which covers a larger area than the size of your lawn. This seems the more expansive option, but as it saves in wear and tear, it makes sense in the long run. 

What are the main considerations before buying a robotic lawnmower?

There are three main considerations when buying a robotic lawn mower.

1) the size of you lawn area

2) are there any narrow passages in your lawn?

3) do you have increases in your lawn, and if so how steep are these?

Automatic lawnmowers can differ quite a bit in their capabilities. Therefore it is important to look at the spec of the model to see which one suits your garden best.

The description of the lawn mowers in our review will give you more details.

 

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