Taking care of your garden yourself: Step by step for the perfect lawn
Decided to set up your robotic lawn mower yourself? We'll walk you through what to look out for and the best order to do things in. And of course you can always find more detailed information in the supplied operating instructions. These are also available for download here and in the Einhell Service Shop.
Preparation is key
It is always advisable to make a sketch in advance – no matter how large or small a garden may be. In the sketch, draw the boundaries of the garden, the house, obstacles, paths, bushes, flower beds, trees, furniture, large ornaments and areas of water. If you have an overview of your garden, you'll be able to plan out on paper how and where you ideally want to lay the boundary cable before you get started.
If the planning is in place, you should – ideally before you lay the cable – manually trim any grass that has grown higher than 6 cm one last time with a lawn mower or trimmer. If you then programme the mowing times sensibly, the grass should not be able to grow this tall again over the entire garden season. The new robotic lawn mower takes care of this at regular intervals. Before it is ready to get going, loose objects such as toys should also be removed from the lawn.
Tip: If you have very hard or dry soil, the fastening hooks may break when pressed into the soil. Here it helps to water the soil beforehand.
Sketching: Mowing zones and charging station position
You can now find out how to choose the limits of your mowing surfaces on the plan you have prepared. First, you'll need to find a suitable position for the charging station. For the station, you need an external power socket with permanent power supply in a dry place, protected from sun and rain. For additional weather protection, you will also find a robotic lawn mower garage as an accessory in the Einhell range. The charging station should also be placed on a level surface at the level of the turf sward. Behind the charging station, the boundary cable should run straight for at least 1 metre before making the first bend. In front of the charging station, i.e. on the side where the robotic mower enters and leaves the station, the wire should run straight for at least 2 metres.
Depending on whether your FREELEXO model has the multi-zone mowing function, you can think about whether it makes sense to define different starting points for your robot. This is how you determine on which days which zones are to be mowed. The FREELEXO models with the designation BT+ are also equipped with a second area mowing program. This allows you to define demarcated adjoining areas as a mowing surface by means of a boundary cable. For the robot can get to work there, you simply place it on the respective surface. Since no charging station is placed there, you should then carry it back to the main area of the charging station.
The charging station should be placed on a nearby power connection protected from the rain and sun.