You love your robot mower. Maybe not as your human family. But, there are definitely days when it comes in as a strong second.
But then winter comes. Maybe you don’t give your automatic mower the attention you used to. But your mower won’t nag you for attention like some others in your life. It will just sit there patiently, waiting for you to come back in the spring.
But before you say goodbye for a few months, let’s discuss a topic that’s of high priority for you and your robot buddy. Let’s talk about proper robotic mower winter storage.
Why is winter storage important for your automatic lawn mower?
You don’t want to just dump your friend into a heap in the garage with your beach towel and rake.
That’s for average tools and accessories. Ones that you don’t depend on for high performance.
Let’s take a minute to think about it. When was the last time your rake did anything for you? The rake puts 100% of the workload on your shoulders and then tries to take all the credit. Some friend that is.
But not your automatic mower. In fact, your robot is happy to do the work. And you get all of the credit as your lush green lawn is the envy of the entire neighborhood. You want your robot buddy to be with you for years to come.
Well, how you store your mower over the winter months can make a big difference in its longevity. It can make all the difference between a premature breakdown and a long, happy life.
Essential Accessories and Storage Solutions For Your Best Good Robot Lawn Mower Friend
All it takes is a little love and care to get your auto mower through the winter months like a champ. Not sure what that means? Here are just a few accessories and services that will leave your mower a grass eating mega-machine come spring.
The Cleaning Maintenance Kit
While your robot mower may never get to play with a rubber ducky, it still likes a good cleaning. You should have been cleaning it regularly throughout the year for the build-up of grass clippings and other debris.
But gunk can build up over the winter too. You don’t want to mistake your mower for a dust bunny come spring. So remember to give it some tender loving care over the winter months too.
But don’t plan on hosing it down like the dog. You just want to use tools and brushes to gently lift and remove the gunk. A cleaning and maintenance kit can help you do all of this with ease.
A Wall Hanger
Don’t trip over your robot friend in the garage all winter. That will put a strain on any relationship. It’s better to keep it in a place where it is safe and out of harm's way. And you get all that floor space back.
A wall hanger for both the base station and the automower is the ideal storage solution. You get rid of the clutter. And your robot buddy gets a place of prominence on your wall. That’s a win for everyone!
A Storage Bag to Keep Your Auto Mower Safe
They say out of sight, out of mind. But that’s not the case with your robot buddy. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean you're not thinking about those soon-to-come spring days when you’ll be together again.
Another way to keep your little mower safe is in an automower storage bag. That way you keep it clean and in good condition. And it makes for easy transport if you have to move it around or if you change locations.
Wire Protection: Don't Get Your Wires Crossed
Your computer needs virus protection. Your home may need fire protection. Well, your grass eating robot needs wire protection.
What is wire protection? Well, when you disconnect your automower base, you’ll get a bunch of loose wires. They can be messy, and you don’t want them to get tangled for the health of your robot!
A connector protection box helps keep your wires clean, and organized. That way, your robot stays in good shape. Then when the temperature warms, your robot will come speeding out of the gates, ready to start mowing again.
Consider Professional Maintenance
Trust us... your robo mower loves a good spa day.
This down-time for your mower is the perfect opportunity to get some professional cleaning and maintenance. That way you can make sure it's clean, has had all it’s needed check-ups, and is ready to go ninja with his grass cutting skills after the last frost.
A Maintain Me service call is the perfect, affordable professional maintenance and cleaning program. You can get this service all year round. But if you don’t, then winter is the perfect time for a quick check-in and check-up.
Winter auto mower storage for a healthy spring
Your mower works hard for you from spring through fall. Winter is your robot’s time to relax and recuperate. You took a big step in getting an automower. Don’t lose the value of your investment while you focus on shoveling snow.
Spring will be here before you know it. And when it arrives, your automower will be by your side, ready to help give you long, sunny, and stress-free summer days. What you do now can help your robot get through the winter as a healthy, happy, grass eating machine.