The best robot lawn mowers to buy in 2021
Keeping your grass trimmed doesn’t have to spoil your weekend; the best robotic lawn mowers will do the job for you. Robot lawn mowers are one of the best garden tools to emerge in the last few years and they’re perfect for people who want to spend less time on chores. These robotic mowing machines are designed to trundle around your garden, skimming the top off your grass as it grows, so you don’t have to traipse up and down with a traditional mower.
How intelligently these devices perform the job varies from one model to the next, however. Unlike robot vacuum cleaners, you can’t leave them to find their own boundaries and bounce off your herbaceous borders on their own; they all need a boundary wire laying down around the perimeter of your lawn to stop them wandering off and cutting down plants you’d prefer to keep.
Worx has a whole selection of mowers in its cleverly named Landroid range, but the S300 is one of the cheapest. Don’t let this put you off, though, as the mower takes loads of the best features from its more expensive stablemates and brings them together in this affordable package.
Worx has made a few tweaks to the standard design. This mower has its charging connector on the side, where most have them on the front or back. This means the charger can neatly butt up to a wall or other shady area and, when the mower is ready to return home, it follows its wire to the charging station and neatly docks. The area around the front of the charger is kept well trimmed.
The mower randomly traverses the lawn to cut the grass but collects data about your lawn as it goes. This lets the accompanying app work out how long and how often the device needs to go out and mow. You can also set it to head out for a trim manually. There’s an edge routine you can use to make sure your grass is well trimmed around the perimeter, and a “party” mode you can set to ensure it doesn’t venture out when you don’t want it to.
One of the best things about the mower is that it’s modular, so if you want to add more features later, such as its Anti Collision Detection system, you can buy a clip-on accessory rather than paying for a new mower.