Is Robotic Mowing Good for the Environment?
Your automower... its electric (boogie woogie woogie), which makes it better for the environment than standard gas-powered mowers. This also equals no emissions, so you can feel your carbon footprint going down!
How Long Does it Take for the Mower to Charge?
On average about 3 hours.
Why Shouldn't I Purchase and Install a Robotic Mower Myself?
We take care of everything, from the initial set up to the yearly maintenance, and everything in between. We take all the work and worry away from you! As professionals, you can rest assured that the mower is set up correctly, and will be maintained properly. In addition, if anything needs to be fixed, addressed, or repaired, that’s on us, not you! Plus, one of the best parts is that we take all the startup costs on us, and you are only responsible for one easy monthly payment.
My Neighbor and I Would Like to Share an Automower, is that Possible?
We love sharing! But unfortunately this cannot apply to automowers, as there are too many factors that may come into play (what if your neighbor moves? What if you move?). We keep it simple, one automower per property.
What Happens if I Sell my Home or Move?
You simply leave the mower as is and we take care of picking it up! There is a 2-year commitment period, and a $500 early cancellation fee which would apply for anything under 2 years.
How Many Hours Per Day Does it Actually Run?
This will vary per property, but the automower runs until it either has done its job for the day, or it needs to be re-charged. We set a window of time (can be 0-24 hours), and the robot will work, if needed, only during that window of time.
What Happens if the Automower is Stolen?
We will be able to locate the mower using the GPS tracker and the mower will not work without the PIN code. The PIN code is specific to each mower and prevents the mower from functioning when not used in conjunction with your installation.
How do We Maintain Robotic Mowers?
We will utilize the Fleet Services App from Husqvarna to monitor the units for any issues and address them as they arise. In addition we will utilize the app to coordinate scheduled maintenance like replacing mowing blades and other basic maintenance. We will also plan on winterizing units in order to provide annual maintenance.
How do We Sell and Install Robotic Mowers?
We will evaluate your property and create a custom installation plan that is specific to the unique attributes of your landscape. We will identify any potential trouble areas that would make it difficult for the robotic mower to operate and make recommendations to you to address those issues. Landscaping modifications to accommodate an autonomous mowing system are not included in your EverCut subscription and will be quoted separately. Once your property is approved and the installation plan has been created we will schedule an installation date. Our trained and experienced team of professionals will perform your robotic mowing system installation. This includes the placing of boundary wires, the installation of the charging station, and the laying of home guide wires. These are typically buried and out of site, in some cases, however, you may be able to see a wire when burial is not feasible. After our team confirms the mower is operating as expected we closely monitor the system via our remote monitoring software for the next two weeks. During this time it is not unusual for the robot mower to get stuck or even go out of bounds. As we identify these issues we will make adjustments to your system to address them. After this fine-tuning period we will continue to monitor your system for any and all issues and address them accordingly. If you elect to subscribe to EverCut™ Pro a team of trained and insured Canopy professional landscapers will service your property every other week. During these service visits they will visually inspect your robotic mower for any issues as well as perform EverCut™ Pro landscape maintenance, which includes edging and trimming of turf, bed maintenance, leaf clean up, and the blowing of hard surfaces so that they are free of debris and the like. If you would like turf care as well as professional maintenance then simply subscribe to our EverCut™ Premium service, where you will have a dedicated turf care team performing seven treatments over the course of the year. These treatments include turf fertilization, weed control, and amendments. In addition your lawn will be aerated and seeded annually.
Why Should a Consumer Subscribe to EverCut rather than DIY?
We create a custom installation plan professional install your system, provide top of the line automowers, troubleshoot and resolve issues perform annual maintenance, offer maintenance and turf care, take care of any warranty issues, take care of theft and damage, and monitor the robot daily. If you were to do this yourself you would pay upfront for the device and install on your own, maintenance and theft would be your responsibility. Let our EverCut service be a convenience to you and give us a call today to learn more.
What are the Consumer Benefits of Robotic Mowing?
More Cost Effective - We’ve priced our packages to make them attractive to any budget. Though the robotic mowers themselves cost thousands of dollars, by offering this as a service you can enjoy the benefits of autonomous lawn mowing without the expensive price tag. More Environmentally Friendly - Because our robotic lawn mowers are battery powered they generate zero emissions. By comparison operating a traditional lawn mower for one hours emits as much pollution as driving a Toyota Camry for 300 miles, or 5 hours at 60 miles per hour. Better Results - Since the robotic mower operates daily it cuts a tiny amount of grass each day, returning smaller micro clippings to the turf. These tiny bits of grass are more easily broken down into nutrients that help sustain the soil and turf. Quieter - The autonomous mower is nearly soundless, meaning it won’t disrupt you or your neighbors from enjoying the day or working from home. Say goodbye to interrupting your baby’s nap or crashing your home based conference call. More Convenient & Reliable - Your robot lawn mower is set up to mow every day, which means you won’t have to worry about your traditional lawn maintenance team getting overbooked or carving out time to do it yourself on your already packed weekend. Looks Great, Every Day - With EverCut™ your lawn will always look freshly cut. No more growing to unseemly heights, you’ll enjoy coming home each and every day to a lawn that is always the same height. And who doesn’t want a constant state of lawn perfection?
Why Does Robotic Mowing Make Sense for Canopy?
We feel like this market segment has the potential for explosive growth. According to researchers at MarketWatch “The global robotic lawn mower market size is expected to reach values of approximately $3 billion by 2023, growing at an impressive CAGR of around 15% 2017–2023.” We want to be on the cutting edge of this growth. In addition, by offering bi-weekly maintenance we can basically double our capacity for EverCut™ Pro subscriptions, which makes for an attractive model from a margin perspective.
Husqvarna is the global leader in autonomous mowers. They entered the robotic mowing market in 1996 and have the most mature and reliable product on the market today as a result. Husqvarna has a strong, well respected brand on both global and national levels, having been founded in 1689 (originally as a rifle factory) and growing over the years to include a variety of product lines. Today, Husqvarna is known for its manufacturing of chainsaws, trimmers, brushcutters, cultivators, tractors, and mowers.
What is Robotic Mowing? How Does it Work?
EverCut™ is an autonomous mowing robot service provided by Canopy Lawn Care. Once it is properly installed it will mow the lawn on a near continuous basis using a proprietary safe blade system. It is perfectly safe for pets and children, and has built in theft protection. We are offering this as a foundational service moving forward. In addition we are offering EverCut™ Pro, which includes bi-weekly maintenance, and EverCut™ Premium, which includes bi-weekly maintenance plus our turf care program.
What does the mower do in inclement weather?
While the mower is designed to work in wet and rainy situations, if the weather is extreme we suggest moving the mower inside until the weather subsides.
Is it safe for children and pets?
The automowers are very safe for children and pets. If anything bumps against the auto mower or picks it up, it will automatically shut off. Additionally, the blade is encased underneath the mower and is set well within the shell of the automower. It would be very difficult to get hurt with the auto mower!
How does it know where to go?
We lay guide wires around your property to guide the automower around beds, trees, hard surfaces, etc.
Is it noisy?
Not at all, it is actually very quiet! It is ideal for people that work from home, have children taking naps, pets that don’t like noise, or anything else that benefits from low-volume mowing.
Will daily mowing make my allergies worse?
No. The mowing is typically completed when you are not using the yard and because the grass is cut frequently, it remains short enough to keep plant allergens from being released into the air.
Why does it cut in a random pattern?
Cutting in a random pattern allows the automower to evenly cut all turf areas. Additionally, this random pattern prevents ruts and ridges.
Is it affordable?
Yes! Due to logistics, the automower is more affordable than a manual lawn care service because we don’t have to transport, unload and reload the mower weekly.
Am I responsible for the maintenance of my robo-mower?
No. We have packaged our robotic-mowing packages to include maintenance and repairs through our business relationship.
Is automowing healthy for my lawn?
Yes! In fact, since the grass is cut so frequently the clippings are very small and are left in the lawn to be used as a nutrient to promote greener, healthier, thicker grass.
May I use an automower if parts of my yard have moss?
Yes! The automower cuts continuously and you may even notice that the moss disappears and healthy grass grows in its place.