It’s no secret that automated mowers are quickly gaining prominence in the lawn care industry. Automated mowers offer ease of use and peace of mind knowing your lawn is getting taken care of with little effort from you.
The main consideration when thinking about automated mowers vs traditional mowers is how they operate—traditional mowers require a dedicated amount of time and effort, and a robotic mower is self-propelled and uses sensors and navigation technology to cut the grass without human intervention.
Other things to consider when comparing automated vs traditional mowers include:
What is scalping when it comes to your lawn? Scalping refers to when the grass is cut too short—much lower than the recommended height for mowing. This can lead to more getting cut off the blades of grass than intended, which can result in an uneven and sparse lawn. Scalping is considered harmful to plant health, as it increases the likelihood of diseases and causes weed growth. Robotic mowers mow in random patterns, which keeps wheel ruts from forming and causing less scalping.
Traditional lawn mowers require routine maintenance, like sharpening of blades and replacement of parts and oil. They also usually require electricity or gas. Automated mowers require less maintenance—all you need to do is clean the mower, ensure charging, and occasionally replace blades as needed.