Imagine this: you’re lounging in your backyard on a warm summer day, enjoying a cold drink and soaking up the sunshine. The only sound you hear is the gentle hum of birds chirping and leaves rustling in the breeze.

But wait, where’s the noise of the lawn mower? That’s right, you’ve upgraded to a robotic lawn mower and your days of spending hours pushing a noisy, gas-guzzling machine are over. However, like most homeowners, you may wonder how much it costs.

Before you dismiss robotic mowers as a futuristic fantasy, let’s talk about the real costs and benefits. Are they really worth the hype? Let’s find out.

First, how much do robotic lawn mowers cost?

Just like traditional lawn mowers, robotic lawn mowers come in a variety of different models with various features. Husqvarna Automowers offer both residential and commercial models as well. Overall, robotic lawn mowers range in cost from $700- $5,000. For comparison, traditional small push mowers range from around $300-$500 and riding lawn mowers are around $1,800-$5,000.

robotic lawn mower cutting grass in front yard of home

Cost of Service, Maintenance, and Parts

Both traditional and robotic lawn mowers need service, maintenance, and parts. Traditional lawn mowers obviously need gasoline and oil to operate as well, whereas robotic lawn mowers need electricity to charge. Plan for around $20 in electricity and at most $100 for parts and maintenance for your robotic lawn mower.

Just like traditional lawn mowers, robotic lawn mowers cannot trim or edge your lawn, so additional equipment would be required for these services regardless of the type of mower you select.

robotic mower at docking station

So, do robotic lawn mowers save me any money?

The short answer is no. Robotic lawn mowers do not actually save you any money, however, they don’t cost you anymore either. Husqvarna Automowers are known for their reliability and have been rated the top robotic mower year after year.

As a result, it is important to look at robotic lawn mowers not as a cost-saving alternative, but simply as another option for maintaining your lawn.

aerial photo of robotic mower and grass

What makes robotic mowers worth the cost?

If robotic lawn mowers don’t end up saving you money, you might be wondering why it would be worth it to switch from a traditional lawn mower to a robotic one. Let’s look at a few of the reasons they might be a good option.

  1. You need a new mower. If you need a new lawn mower regardless, it can be worth it to look into trying a robotic lawn mower instead. Since the cost is comparable as is the life of the machine, it may be wise to investigate if a robotic mower is the right fit for you.
  2. You want to positively contribute to the environment. Husqvarna’s Automower is 100% emissions free. With small machines contributing to an enormous amount of pollution, making a small change like replacing your gas-guzzling lawn mower can make a big impact. There is no risk of gas or oil spills and the amount of energy these little robots use is comparable to a traditional 60-watt lightbulb.
  3. You don’t want to have to worry about mowing your lawn in the summer or you don’t have time to mow your lawn. Mowing the lawn is time-consuming, even if you have a riding mower. No one wants to waste a beautiful summer day in Northern Michigan mowing your lawn. There is no more rushing to mow the lawn before company arrives, and no more delayed trips to the beach. We are all busy, and handing over a time-consuming task like lawn mowing to a tiny professional robot just makes life easier.
  4. You don’t want to pay for professional lawn mowing services anymore. Professional lawn maintenance services are great because they save you the time and hard work of caring for your lawn, however, they can be costly. Robotic lawn mowers are a perfect alternative for someone looking for professional-level results without the professional-level price tag. If you are not interested in trimming or edging your grass, services that typically come along with professional lawn mowing services, many landscaping companies offer service packages to complement robotic lawn mowers.
  5. You would like your lawn to look freshly mowed every day. Unlike traditional or professional lawn mowing, robotic lawn mowers leave your lawn looking perfect 24/7. The Husqvarna Automower cuts your grass every single day, rain or shine. By cutting just a tiny bit of grass off each mow, robotic mowers actually help to bolster lawn health. Love the patterns and lines that professional lawn mowers make? Robotic lawn mowers can now be programmed through an application on your phone to create whatever pattern you love most.
  6. You would prefer a quieter lawn mowing option. If you chose to live in a peaceful neighborhood or simply don’t want to disturb your neighbors, robotic lawn mowers are an excellent choice. Robotic lawn mowers operate the noise level of a quiet conversation!

hand holding phone with app open for running robotic mower

Selecting a Landscape Contractor for Robotic Mowing Services

In weighing the costs and benefits of robotic lawn mowers, it’s essential to consider the value the offer beyond just financial savings. While they don’t directly save you money, they provide convenience, environmental benefits, and the satisfaction of having a well-maintained lawn without all the ahassle.

However, investing in a robotic mower is not a decision to be taken lighting. It requires careful consideration of your lawns needs, your budget, and your lifestyle. That’s where partnering with a professional can make all the difference.

At TruNorth Landscaping, one of our knowledgeable landscape experts can guide you through the installation process, help you choose the right model for your property, and provide ongoing service and maintenance when needed. By working with our team, you can ensure your investment in a robotic lawn mower pays off in the long run, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your outdoor space without the stress of lawn care.

Want to learn more about robotic lawn mowers? Get started today by filling out our contact form. Or visit our lawn care division, Green Team’s, website to learn more.

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