Robot mowers – the future of eco-friendly lawns

Here in Cornwall, we have recently hosted the international G7 summit, where international leaders have been putting a huge emphasis on the need for environmental change.  To support these discussions around climate change and reducing greenhouse gases, there is a clear plan in place for all new cars to be electric by 2030 (although we all know there is still a long way to go in terms of infrastructure). It is great to see that we are moving in the right direction, but it seems there are other possible areas of improvement that seem to be going unnoticed.

 

For example – did you know that a traditional petrol-powered mower cutting for an hour puts about the same amount of smog forming emissions as 40 new cars running for same length of time?! These numbers are even more alarming when you consider that there are over 23 million gardens in the UK! It’s estimated that here in the U.K. we spend 2 whole months of our entire lives mowing the lawn. That is a lot of emissions!

 

As an eco-friendly alternative to traditional petrol run lawn mowers, robotic lawn mowers run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. As with electric cars, this makes robotic mowers a far cleaner and greener alternative to their petrol run counterparts. Also, the average lifespan of an Ambrogio robot mower is estimated to be 10+ years – this means that your robot mower will both reduce your toxic emissions and last longer than your average petrol lawnmower!

 

Now, I can hear cogs whirring – most things that are eco-friendly always tend to cost more, right?

Actually that isn’t the case with our robotic lawn mowers. Although the initial outlay may be comparable, or in some cases slightly more than a traditional mower, when you consider the running costs, robot mowers can actually save you money!

 

On average, our robots cost between £1-2/month to run. Compare this with the average spend of £200/year on fuel for traditional lawnmowers and that in itself is a saving of up to £188/year. And that is before taking into account the reduction in water and fertiliser costs as well as the costs of having someone come to mow your lawn for you!

 

Being eco-friendly isn’t the only benefit of a robotic lawn mower either!

  • Our robot mowers are fully automated, requiring very little human intervention. This can be a brilliant option for those who have mobility concerns, are away from home a lot or simply don’t have the time or desire to cut the lawn on a regular basis.

  • Your lawn gets greener over time as the grass clippings are mulched back into the lawn. That’s right, no more to collecting clippings! the mower cuts tiny blades of grass every day which provide natural fertilisation for your lawn.

  • You have a freshly cut lawn, every day come rain or shine.

On the continent its quite common to see a robot mower cutting the grass in both residential and public spaces. In countries such as Sweden and Austria, 1 in 5 households own a robotic mower! Here in the UK robotic lawn mowers are a relatively new concept with only an estimated 1% of the population owning a robot mower.

 

Here at Cornwall Lawn Robotics, we believe that switching to robotic lawnmowers is a really important step in our collective fight against climate change.  And with that in mind we want to change those figures and help homes and businesses in the Southwest to lead the way in eco-friendly lawn care!

 

If you want to be a part of this movement and are considering a robot mower for your garden, we would love to hear from you!

Want to have a chat about how robotic mowers can work for your lawn? No problem! Give us a call.

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