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Five wonderful things you can do when you don't have to mow the lawn

Imagine not having to spend a single second mowing the lawn ever again. What would you fill your free time with instead? This is a question owning a robotic lawnmower prompts, so to provide you with inspiration, here are just a few suggestions.

When it comes to garden chores, it doesn’t get much more monotonous than mowing the lawn. Not only do you have to walk repeatedly back and forth throughout your backyard, you also have to do so pushing one of the heaviest, noisiest pieces of equipment a gardener will ever own. Add in the heat and humidity of a hot summer’s day and it can become an endurance event that even highly trained athletes would think twice about competing in.

Thanks to the era of robotic lawnmowers, this task can soon be confined to the past. Exciting new technology such as GARDENA’s smart SILENO  really will mow the lawn for you, day in, day out, pausing only to return to its charging station before getting on with the next cut. This gives you a whole new world of spare time to fill. To save you having to think of how, here are a few ideas.

What to do instead of mowing the lawn:

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1. Read a good book

Pull up your favourite garden chair, pour yourself a nice long glass of something, sit back, relax and read a book. A robotic lawnmower operates so quietly that you can barely hear it as it mows the lawn. So quietly, in fact, that you can leave it running in the background and simply enjoy being in the garden. All that reading making your eyelids feel heavy? Then put the book down and enjoy an outdoor nap.

2. Throw a garden party

With such a perfectly maintained carpet of lawn, it would be selfish to keep it all to yourself, so why not invite friends and family over and let them appreciate it too? Given that you don’t have to cut an inch of it yourself, you’ve really got no excuse not to. Free of having to mow the lawn, you can now take the time to plan, prepare and throw a garden party to be proud of.

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3. Practise yoga

For all the green, carefully manicured gardens there are in this world, how many of us actually spend any time enjoying the feel of freshly cut grass beneath our feet? Also, imagine how much more Zen you’ll feel now that the task of mowing the lawn is no longer a part of your life. What better way to reconnect with nature than to practise a bit of yoga in your backyard?

4. Enjoy a day out

With a robotic lawnmower taking care of the garden all summer long, why not take advantage of your new-found freedom to enjoy a day out somewhere? If the weather forecast looks good, how about a trip to the seaside, a walk in the country, or thrills at a theme park? Or if that sounds way too strenuous, why not just book yourself in for a day of indulgence at your nearest spa.

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5. Go on holiday

To control the times at which GARDENA’s smart SILENO mows the lawn, you don’t need to be anywhere near your home. All that’s required to adjust the periods in which it is active are a Wi-Fi connection and GARDENA’s free smart App for iOS and Android on your smartphone. So whether it’s a weekend in New York or two weeks in the Caribbean, book those flights now!
If some of these ideas at first sound a little extravagant time-wise, stop and think about how much freer your schedule would look if you never had to mow the lawn again. Over the course of a year, that really is a lot of time saved. But don’t restrict yourself to our suggestions – the rest of your mowing-free life is yours to enjoy in whatever way you please.