I tried a wireless robot mower and loved it

Segway Navimow robot mower on grass lawn
(Image credit: Steven Jenkins)

One look at my lawn and I knew it was time for a trim. A few weeks ago it had been an ugly brown, but after some essential watering and a change in the weather, it's back to being green again.

I already have a decent cordless lawnmower in the shape of the Mountfield Electress 34 Li Cordless Lawn Mower, but wanted to try out a robot mower to see if it is time to upgrade to a hands-free, sit down and watch the lawnmower while enjoying the summer sun with a cold drink. 

Robot lawn mowers seem like the future of mowing and if they free up time to do other gardening tasks then why wouldn’t I want one, right? The majority use what is known as a perimeter wire, which effectively creates a border of how far the mower can go, but you need to peg it down before you start using the mower. Otherwise the mower could go rogue, fall into a pond or run through your roses and start mowing where you wish it wouldn’t. 

Einhell Power X-Change 18V Robotic Lawnmower With Charging Station| £499.95

Einhell Power X-Change 18V Robotic Lawnmower With Charging Station| £499.95
This cordless robot mower is ideal for lawns Up To 400m²  and comes with all the kit needed to get it going 


Robotic lawn mower smart SILENO city 500 m² | £1299.99
Ideal for larger 500m2 lawns with a lithium ion battery and all the kit needed to get started

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.