Imagine a self-driving mower working away at your lawn quietly, always within the lawn’s boundaries. You can sit and relax or get something else done.
Automated mowing is now an option and New Garden has a fleet.
Rolling out this season, New Garden’s addition of the Husqvarna Automower is a game-changer for landscaping services. GPS-assisted guidance, the ability to mow rain or shine, day or night, and a base station it returns to when it reaches 20% power are among its many features.
“It’s magic mowing,” says Jessica Story, marketing and integrations manager for the Greensboro-based company. “This mower is fully automated so our landscapers can concentrate on other services for our clients when on-site. It doesn’t kick up rocks or dust, doesn’t smell like gas, is slow and steady, whisper-quiet, and since we take care of the maintenance of the units, there is no headache for our homeowners. Our cornerstone goal at New Green is to be more sustainable and we want to offer non-gas-powered options whenever possible.”
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Utilizing the automower requires some upfront steps, which the staff at New Garden can easily handle. Since the unit is designed to sense areas to move to and stay clear from, a perimeter or boundary wire is professionally trenched 2 to 3 inches below the surface. This also protects the wire from any environmental or UV damage. Over time, the wires become covered by grass and unnoticeable. Because it mows continuously, the clippings from the automower are much smaller than typical clippings from power mowers. These tiny clippings fall into the grass and fertilize it, so there is no need for bagging and removing the clippings.
The brain of the unit is the base station. It communicates with the trenched boundary wire that sets limits to how far the robot can go. The automower sensors identify the inside/outside of the wire boundary all along the property. The GPS guidance and the guide wire work together to help the unit reach the most remote areas of your property.
If the property is suitable for an automower, New Garden offers the unit as an add-on to their already robust suite of services. “We get it on the property and because it lives on that property, we check on it every time we come. Our company handles the maintenance throughout the year, storing them during winter, changing the blades when needed and swapping out for a newer model when the time comes,” Story said.
The staff at New Garden have tested the units and are happy with the many features of this eco-friendly machine. The typical lifespan is a minimum of five to seven years. You can also buy one for yourself. New Garden’s garden center, the Gazebo, has several for sale with installation and maintenance packages available. The MSRP ranges from $2,099.99 to $3,299.99. New Garden’s extensive services include landscape design and installation, irrigation, lighting and audio services, landscape maintenance, garden enhancement for cleanup, pruning, seasonal maintenance and container gardening.
Check out their website newgarden.com for all things gardening and landscaping or visit one of their locations: New Garden Landscaping & Nursery landscaping services and administrative offices, 5577 Garden Village Way, Greensboro, 336.665.0291, and New Garden Gazebo garden center and garden services, 3811 Lawndale Drive, 336.771.7799. For landscape services, call New Garden Landscaping & Nursery, Winston-Salem, 336.288.8893.