I hate to cut Forest. First, the vast expanse of unproductive grass is a waste — why would there be grass when you have a garden, or orchard, or other useful plants? This makes it twice as offensive to have to push around a device to maintain this green waste.
Fortunately, this summer I opened the Husqvarna 435X AWD automobile on my lawn. Now I never have to think about cutting it again.
The Husqvarna 435X is the high-end, all-wheel-drive version of the company’s robotic lawn mower line; Husqvarna can accomplish the same thing that there are less expensive models. The 435X is more expensive because it is specifically designed to handle sloping yards and rough terrain, both of which feature landscape in my rented home.
The result of 435X exceeded my expectations. Of course, my expectations were low: just make it so I don’t have to mow the lawn. Much more capable than the 435X. I never got into trouble except hanging from the branches of fallen trees from time to time. Over the course of more than six months of testing, this was the only problem. It has created the healthiest, best manicured lawn in our area. Every delivery person who came to our house asked about both the lawn and the curious animals roaming in it.
The secret of the 435X’s lawn-care efficiency lies in the rolling razor blade. Yes, the 435X is an automatic robot equipped with a spinning razor blade. (I’ve always made a point to be humble and kind to it, hoping it will save me from the inevitable robot rebellion.) Because it’s much more regularly cut than your or a lawn service, 435X is a time to cut small pieces of grass. This is the secret to a healthy lawn. When you get grass and long Then To cut it again, you leave a significant pile of cut grass behind – even if you use a catcher. These piles shake the grasses that are trying to grow, exposing the environmental playground in your yard to weeds.
There is a secret to getting the perfect lawn from your robot helper: change the blades regularly. Husqvarna’s official recommendation is to change your blade every one to two months, with caution that it will vary depending on the type of grass and soil in your home. I find out exactly every two months in a row. For testing purposes, I let it be long enough and the cutting quality was damaged. I further found that it is best to check regularly to make sure all the blades are still there. I lost twice the blades that fell off the branches and went under the automobile.
The other thing you still have to do is clean up any lawn debris. In my house, the lawn is in the shade of a nearly 100-year-old pecan tree. They are wonderful for shade, but they regularly drop branches in the wind. If I don’t clear them the 435X turns off. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person.