After a long week of commuting, working and helping the kids with homework – the last thing someone wants to do is cut their grass. Unfortunately, in Florida, it’s a chore that has to be done weekly.
In the Summer it rains almost every day, causing our grass to grow twice as fast. It’s not uncommon to walk through my neighborhood and always see someone is mowing their grass.
Cutting grass at our house has to be planned out because it means:
- A wardrobe change – my husband has grass cutting clothes. He knows he will get dirty.
- 1.5 – 2 hours outside in the Florida sun – The sun is brutal in Florida, but the grass must be cut.
- A shower afterward – Cutting grass is a workout, and with all of the sweating, a shower is necessary.
This was my husband’s routine for years and he recently started teaching my oldest son how to cut our yard until . . .
Enter Husqvarna Automower 450XH!
About one month ago, I was chosen to be apart of the #AutomowerFirst campaign. An amazing Husqurnva 450XH was delivered to our home and installed. Outside of our wedding and the birth of our children, I’m pretty sure this was one of the happiest days for my husband and son.
What is a Husqvarna?
It’s a robotic automatic lawn mower – automower. Honestly, I had never heard of such a device before I had the opportunity to try one. Now, I wonder how we went so many years without one. Well, how my husband did. Our Husqvarna clips (rather than cuts) our grass more often, so our grass never has a chance to grow very tall. The fine clipping fertilizes the grass naturally. Once the Husqvarna learns your yard, the smart technology will start cutting areas of your grass based on the growth rate.
Check out our experience using the Husqvarna for 30 days:
Here are 7 benefits we have experienced since using Husqvarna:
Hands-free – since the first day we started using Husqvarna, my husband hasn’t cut the grass one time. Initially, someone comes out and wires your yard, so that the automower knows it’s boundaries. Once the boundaries are set, it will always stay within the predefined area.
Control with your phone – Although the automower has settings you can control directly on the machine, we use the Husqvarna Automower App on our phone. We are able to set a timer, start, stop, monitor the progress and more. Our automower starts running at 4 am and ends at 8 pm. It’s so quiet that you don’t hear it cut.
Saves Money – With a traditional lawnmower, my husband always had to have gas for it. The Husqvarna Automower runs automatically on a battery. It stays on the charger when it’s not being used. This keeps more money in our pocket.
Good for the environment – Did you know the emission cutting your grass with a gas mower is NOT good for the environment? The Husqvarna Automower allows you to be proud of your carbon footprint because you’re not adding to the pollution.
Runs on a Cloud. We can control our Husqvarna Automower from anywhere in the world because it runs on a cloud and not wifi.
Security Features – We can see where our Husqvarna Automower is at all times on our phone because of the GPS tracking. It also has a built-in pin code activation and a security feature that will track it if someone picks it up and tries runs off. It also has the loudest anti-theft alarm sound too! I think if someone picked ours up, they would quickly put it back down and run!
Very low maintenance – the Husqvarna Automower has no major requirements from us. We have one area of our yard that we pay extra attention to because of the way the tree is growing, so we don’t want our auto-mower to get stuck. Outside of that, if there is ever an issue, our phone will notify us. Other than that it runs every day on its own.
Rain or Shine – Remember I said that it rains almost every day in Florida? Well, the Husqvarna Automower runs in the rain. It’s actually parked in our backyard so it’s gets rained on frequently. It’s designed to handle wet and rainy weather. If the rain becomes too heavy, it will head back to the charging station on its own.
The neighbors stop and stare.
One of the funniest things to see is when my neighbors are walking by our home and our Husqvarna Automower is mowing. They start walking slowly to get a better view, they take pictures or just actually stop and watch it. If they’re driving, they will slow down and watch it cut our grass. If we’re outside, we get 100 questions about how it works.
We always hear the same phrase, “I didn’t know this even existed! I need this!”
Where Can You Get a Husqvarna?
They sell Husqvarnas at Lowe’s but not every model. I would first visit the Husqvarna website and research the models. There are 10 different models. We all have different yards and you’d want the one that works best for your area.
Check out their social campaign #AutomowerFirst
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