Laying the boundary wire & pegs
Start laying the boundary wire and begin at the charging station. Take approximately 50cm of additional wire, and secure it with a peg.
As the Robotic mower always passes the wire a few centimetres before it turns, the wire must be laid at different distances from obstacles.
Here, the ruler comes in handy. It has three printed distances.
In front of hard walls, you should use 30 cm distance – otherwise the robotic mower will collide with the wall at every turn.
With flower beds, where there is no risk of collision, 20 cm distance is sufficient. If the distance is smaller, the robotic mower may drive over the edge and get stuck.
Near paved paths on level with the lawn, we recommend using 5 centimetres. The Robotic mower will use a part of the path to turn and no uncut grass will remain.
However if you have hard-surfaced paths like this that divide the lawn, you can just allow the robotic mower to pass over.
On gravel paths like this, there is a risk that the robotic mower will get stuck – therefore use the 20 cm distance.
Around ponds, use 30 cm distance and there should also be a barrier with approximately 15 cm height.
All these are guide distances. To optimize mowing results, you can adjust the wire once you’ve learned how the Robotic mower works in your garden.
Place the pegs on level lawn areas at a distance of about 70 cm.
This is only a guide-distance and depends on how even your lawn is. If an uneven lawn makes the wire sit above the lawn, you will need to use extra peg to fix this – otherwise there is a risk that the robotic mower will cut it.
Alternative, you can also make a thin slit in the lawn with a spade, like this. Lay the wire approximately 5 cm into the ground. This is a good option if your lawn is very uneven, if you would like aerate without problems, or if you want to hide the wire when installing. But even if you lay the wire on the ground, it will be completely overgrown after a few months.