Frequently asked questions

Here you can find the mostly asked questions about the Robotic Lawnmower.

How do I know if the Robotic Lawnmower is suitable for my garden?

Simply check if your garden is suitable using the product specifications. Use the tips to determine which GARDENA Robotic Lawnmower suits your garden.


  • Lawn area size: Maximum 800 m² +/- 20%
  • Inclination inside the working area: maximum 25%
  • Narrow passage: Minimum 60 cm (from wire to wire)

For more information, see operating instructions or visit the "Products" section of this Website.

How long does the robotic mower need to mow my whole garden?

The principle of the GARDENA robotic mower is to mow the lawn continuously. That means your garden is always freshly mowed. The needed time depends on the size and the complexity of your garden.
We recommend to let the robotic mower work five days per week. Of course he can also work the whole week. Here you can find an example how six working days per week can look like.

Does the charging station need to be placed on the lawn or could it be placed on a vegetable/flower patch?

The area in front of the charging station is a high-traffic location. The Robotic Lawnmower should be able to start in any directionsand return to the charging station from any direction. For further information, see section "How to install the charging station for the GARDENA Robotic Lawnmower" in the operating instructions.

How small can the narrow passages for the GARDENA Robotic Lawnmower in my garden be?

It is better to avoid long narrow passages and Areas narrower than 1.5 m. Otherwise the Robotic Lawnmower might mow the passage for too long or be unable to remove itself from the passage.

How narrow could passages (circa 1 m length) for my GARDENA robotic mower be?

Gardena R80Li: minimum 60 cm (wall-to-wall).

How can I install my robotic mower?

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