The larger the garden, the greater the time required to keep it permanently in good shape. This is especially true for lawn care, which takes a lot of time even when using a riding mower. After all, not only is regular fertilizing necessary, but the edges also require trimming. The purchase of a robotic mower helps reduce the time required to a minimum. The only important thing here is to purchase a device that really suits your garden.
A robotic lawnmower moves along at a certain speed as long as the battery has sufficient capacity. When battery power is running low, the charging station starts up and stores energy for the next trip. These processes cost time and mean that the robot cannot mow an infinitely large area.
After all, it is important that the robotic lawnmower passes over every patch of lawn once every two days (on average). This is the only way to ensure that grass clippings are short enough to quickly decompose as mulch and serve as a fertilizer for the soil.
Manufacturers specify a maximum area output for which the robotic lawnmower is designed. Nevertheless, this refers to an ideal area without slopes, a simple layout and the maximum utilization of the possible mowing time, which is not infrequently 120 hours and more a week.
Reality, of course, is rather different: There are flower beds and other obstacles that force the robot to make turns again and again, slopes that wear down the battery faster than on a flat surface, and perhaps a robust lawn type that also costs additional power.
In addition, running times will be limited if you give the robot a break on Sundays or limit the mowing times to the morning so that you can enjoy the garden in peace after work.
All these factors significantly diminish a specified area output, so it is always advisable to choose a model that has a buffer of around 30% of the area.
With a robotic mower for 5,000 m², efficiency is what matters most. After all, the device should mow your lawn in the shortest time possible.
The technical performance of the robotic mower, which must be given so that it can cope with an area at all, is one thing. With that being said, convenient operation and safety are also important features that a robotic mower should bring. To achieve this, some robot models are equipped with the following.
If you cannot find an appropriate model that can cut your 5000 m² lawn within a desired mowing time, it is also possible to have two, smaller robots in operation. However, there are some special features to consider when laying the perimeter wire so that their signals do not get crossed, allowing each device to work properly in its zone. In order to ensure error-free installation, it is recommended that a specialist be commissioned for the initial start-up.
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