Gardena SILENO Life: Robotic Lawnmower for Lawns Up to 750m², Bluetooth App Available, Easy Passage Function, Very Quiet at 57 db (A), Inclines Up to 35%, Mows in Any Weather (15101-28), UK-Versio


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Simply connect with the GARDENA Bluetooth App

The GARDENA Bluetooth App (online registration required) offers a simple way to control your robotic lawnmower from up to 10 m distance. Benefits include EasyApp Control, Auto Schedule and EasyConfig for easy installation and use with zero fuss.

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The quietest, best in class noise level

Relax in your garden while SILENO life quietly gets to work. The best in class low noise level 58db (A) won’t disturb you at all.

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Reliable precision

The better navigator, tackles the narrowest spaces and tightest corners with reliable precision.

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In any weather in any terrain

SILENO works under all weather conditions, rain or sunshine. Easy or complex lawns.

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Which SILENO is the right one for you?

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SILENO life 750

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SILENO minimo 250

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SILENO minimo 500

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SILENO city 300

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SILENO city 500

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SILENO city 300 Set

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SILENO life 1000

Recommended lawn area
< 750 m² < 250 m² < 500 m² < 300m² < 500 m² < 300m² < 1000 m²
Max. incline
up to 35% up to 25% up to 25% up to 35% up to 35% up to 35% up to 35%
App controlled
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Cutting height (min-max)
20 – 50 mm 20 – 45 mm 20 – 45 mm 20 – 50 mm 20 – 50 mm 20 – 50 mm 20 – 50 mm
Energy consumption (per month)
2.5 kWh (max. area capacity) 2.1 kWh (max. area capacity) 3.5 kWh (max. area capacity) 2.5 kWh (max. area capacity) 4.0 kWh (max. area capacity) 2.5 kWh (max. area capacity) 6.0 kWh (max. area capacity)
Garden-hose cleanable
Anti-theft protection/PIN code
SensorControl
EasyPassage
SpotCutting
Silent Drive Motor
Exclusive equipment


Weight: 17.2 kg
Size: up to 750 m²
Dimensions: 57 x 40 x 24 cm; 17.16 Kilograms
Model: 15101-28
Part: 15101-28
Pack Quantity: 1
Batteries Required: Yes
Batteries Included: Lithium Ion
Manufacture: Gardena
Quantity: 1
Size: up to 750 m²

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77 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersI’ve never owned, tried nor knew that you could even get smart robot lawn mowers until now so was absolutely amazed and excited to be able to test it. I normally leave the garden work to the hubby, so this will be his toy, however i will certainly be contributing much more now.

    I had no idea what the installation would involve but we did find it quite long winded so weren’t able to use straight away until everything was correctly setup and due to mess in the garden. For newbies like me, installation involves you having to install a wire around the edge of the grass in order to ‘guide’ it. So the bigger the garden, the longer it will take. On the positive note, once its done, you won’t need to do this again, so using the lawn mower will be quicker and straight forward. You get 50m worth of boundary wire which is more than enough for our garden. The only worry with the guide wire for me is it being pulled by local cats, as there seem to be a lot in our area, but it is fairly secure.

    The mower is extremely fancy, as it has a hidden control keypad where you can control the settings which was very easy to do.

    You can control the lawn mower on the app which we downloaded from playstore (android) called Gardena smart system. We found it was a good app, easy to install and quick to understand. Connection wasn’t an issue where it worked as expected so highly impressive.

    With the name ‘sileno’ we expected a quiet lawn mower to be fairly quiet, and that is what we got. Don’t expect exact silence, however it you certainly won’t ever have your neighbours thinking Texas Chainsaw Massacre is outside anymore. Overall it performed well and is actually fascinating how it handled our back garden. Our grass isn’t completely flat, however it handled the bumps fine. Cutting wise it cut the grass well, not perfect but it got the majority of the grass and cut it neat and well.

    The price of this is extremely off putting, especially for your regular working family, however the specs do make up for it. I’ll be honest, based on the price i would find it hard to recommend to friends and family as it wasn’t mind blowing, and my partner does prefer to do things manually as he thinks the finish is always better, however if you can afford this luxury and hate gardening like me than this is definitely for you!

  2. chinjenny says:

     United Kingdom

    This is a great quality robotic mower from a well known and trusted brand. The mower is well balanced and has 4 wheels which makes it really stable on the grass even when it encounter any holes or bumps in the lawn which I unfortunately have a few of. Installation wise, it’s straightforward, but it does take time and effort as you have to lay the boundary/guide wire which is unavoidable. Being able to connect to the mower over Bluetooth using my phone is huge advantage as I can change the settings without going outside because it’s not that far from my living room. Even without the app, the control panel on the mower itself is simple to use anyway. Cleaning is also super simple thanks to fact you can hose it down. Overall, it’s a great mower that is also super silent which means you can schedule it to run any time without worrying about it disturbing you. It is expensive, but you’re paying for the quality and features so you just have to decide what’s the most important to you.

    Great quality durable mower perfect for huge gardens with the added bonus of app connectivity.

  3. SenaidaJ72 says:

     United Kingdom

    This is a great quality robotic mower from a well known and trusted brand. The mower is well balanced and has 4 wheels which makes it really stable on the grass even when it encounter any holes or bumps in the lawn which I unfortunately have a few of. Installation wise, it’s straightforward, but it does take time and effort as you have to lay the boundary/guide wire which is unavoidable. Being able to connect to the mower over Bluetooth using my phone is huge advantage as I can change the settings without going outside because it’s not that far from my living room. Even without the app, the control panel on the mower itself is simple to use anyway. Cleaning is also super simple thanks to fact you can hose it down. Overall, it’s a great mower that is also super silent which means you can schedule it to run any time without worrying about it disturbing you. It is expensive, but you’re paying for the quality and features so you just have to decide what’s the most important to you.

    Great quality durable mower perfect for huge gardens with the added bonus of app connectivity.

  4. Armando98V says:

     United Kingdom

    This is a great quality robotic mower from a well known and trusted brand. The mower is well balanced and has 4 wheels which makes it really stable on the grass even when it encounter any holes or bumps in the lawn which I unfortunately have a few of. Installation wise, it’s straightforward, but it does take time and effort as you have to lay the boundary/guide wire which is unavoidable. Being able to connect to the mower over Bluetooth using my phone is huge advantage as I can change the settings without going outside because it’s not that far from my living room. Even without the app, the control panel on the mower itself is simple to use anyway. Cleaning is also super simple thanks to fact you can hose it down. Overall, it’s a great mower that is also super silent which means you can schedule it to run any time without worrying about it disturbing you. It is expensive, but you’re paying for the quality and features so you just have to decide what’s the most important to you.

    Great quality durable mower perfect for huge gardens with the added bonus of app connectivity.

  5. Todd Werkhoven says:

     United Kingdom

    This is a great quality robotic mower from a well known and trusted brand. The mower is well balanced and has 4 wheels which makes it really stable on the grass even when it encounter any holes or bumps in the lawn which I unfortunately have a few of. Installation wise, it’s straightforward, but it does take time and effort as you have to lay the boundary/guide wire which is unavoidable. Being able to connect to the mower over Bluetooth using my phone is huge advantage as I can change the settings without going outside because it’s not that far from my living room. Even without the app, the control panel on the mower itself is simple to use anyway. Cleaning is also super simple thanks to fact you can hose it down. Overall, it’s a great mower that is also super silent which means you can schedule it to run any time without worrying about it disturbing you. It is expensive, but you’re paying for the quality and features so you just have to decide what’s the most important to you.

    Great quality durable mower perfect for huge gardens with the added bonus of app connectivity.

  6. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersI decided to bury the boundary and guide wire as it was no more difficult than pegging and the wire won’t get cut.

    TOP TIP! Just make sure that the gap to the edge is even. Don’t worry whether it is the right distance, just even, because you don’t have to move the wire ever, as you can adjust how far over the wire the robot mows 1cm at a time, on the Bluetooth App leaving virtually nothing to trim.

    After it is working, not only does it avoid the work yourself but the lawn never looks in need of a cut because it does a little bit every day. Genius

    It just works and doesn't scare the ducks.

  7. Michelle Meyers says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 5 From Our UsersI decided to bury the boundary and guide wire as it was no more difficult than pegging and the wire won’t get cut.

    TOP TIP! Just make sure that the gap to the edge is even. Don’t worry whether it is the right distance, just even, because you don’t have to move the wire ever, as you can adjust how far over the wire the robot mows 1cm at a time, on the Bluetooth App leaving virtually nothing to trim.

    After it is working, not only does it avoid the work yourself but the lawn never looks in need of a cut because it does a little bit every day. Genius

    It just works and doesn't scare the ducks.

  8. EzraMatthew says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 5 From Our UsersI decided to bury the boundary and guide wire as it was no more difficult than pegging and the wire won’t get cut.

    TOP TIP! Just make sure that the gap to the edge is even. Don’t worry whether it is the right distance, just even, because you don’t have to move the wire ever, as you can adjust how far over the wire the robot mows 1cm at a time, on the Bluetooth App leaving virtually nothing to trim.

    After it is working, not only does it avoid the work yourself but the lawn never looks in need of a cut because it does a little bit every day. Genius

    It just works and doesn't scare the ducks.

  9. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 5 From Our UsersI decided to bury the boundary and guide wire as it was no more difficult than pegging and the wire won’t get cut.

    TOP TIP! Just make sure that the gap to the edge is even. Don’t worry whether it is the right distance, just even, because you don’t have to move the wire ever, as you can adjust how far over the wire the robot mows 1cm at a time, on the Bluetooth App leaving virtually nothing to trim.

    After it is working, not only does it avoid the work yourself but the lawn never looks in need of a cut because it does a little bit every day. Genius

    It just works and doesn't scare the ducks.

  10. FYRWileyzreq says:

     United Kingdom

    I have waited to test this out a few times since the weather got acceptable for a review of this Gardena Robot Machine. I can say 100% that robots will do a lot of our work for us. Whilst some of the older generation will say “I want to do it myself”… there is just no need now.

    The premise is very simple. A robot that continues to run and bases itself off a perimeter to cut the grass. The garden i have used this on is about 750m sq so whilst this one is overkill it does mean that it doesn’t have any risk of not being done so now twice through all has been amazing. I will explain

    I watched videos of this machine prior to using. Not only on the Gardena site but other peoples experience just to make sure I did not make any mistakes. This is not just plug and play no matter how intelligent you are. Read the manuals prior..

    There are permiter wires and guide wires which help the machine get back to the docking station.
    The height of trimming is adjustable too (like clippers for a haircut.. haha). I used to have to cut the grass myself at my mums house when I lived there and now I can sit back for the first time and scroll through news whilst I watch a little robot cut the grass for me. It is fantastic. I do not have a dog but my partner has two. When they come over it is funny to watch them chase this robot around and then running away. The noise is not even really loud either.

    2 Years Warranty come with it and the customer service emails are responsive if you want to contact them also although I do not think you will need to. I would not recommend this for people with really complex garden structures though or a lot of those winding gardens with rock pools and waterfalls etc. This is more of a straight forward joby but will cope with hills too.

    Here is the spec for this in case you wanted to know which I am refering to

    Brand Gardena
    Name Gardena Smart Sileno Life Robotic Mower
    Model Smart Sileno Life
    Price 1199.99
    Lawn mower type Robotic
    Features
    Powered by Lithium-ion battery
    Battery charge time 60min(s)
    Battery life 65min(s)
    Cutting height 20-50mm
    Number of cutting height settings 4
    Cutting width 22cm
    Lawn size suitable for 750m
    Mulching Yes
    Smart compatibility Yes
    Noise 58dB
    Weight 7.3kg
    Warranty 2YEAR

  11. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I have waited to test this out a few times since the weather got acceptable for a review of this Gardena Robot Machine. I can say 100% that robots will do a lot of our work for us. Whilst some of the older generation will say “I want to do it myself”… there is just no need now.

    The premise is very simple. A robot that continues to run and bases itself off a perimeter to cut the grass. The garden i have used this on is about 750m sq so whilst this one is overkill it does mean that it doesn’t have any risk of not being done so now twice through all has been amazing. I will explain

    I watched videos of this machine prior to using. Not only on the Gardena site but other peoples experience just to make sure I did not make any mistakes. This is not just plug and play no matter how intelligent you are. Read the manuals prior..

    There are permiter wires and guide wires which help the machine get back to the docking station.
    The height of trimming is adjustable too (like clippers for a haircut.. haha). I used to have to cut the grass myself at my mums house when I lived there and now I can sit back for the first time and scroll through news whilst I watch a little robot cut the grass for me. It is fantastic. I do not have a dog but my partner has two. When they come over it is funny to watch them chase this robot around and then running away. The noise is not even really loud either.

    2 Years Warranty come with it and the customer service emails are responsive if you want to contact them also although I do not think you will need to. I would not recommend this for people with really complex garden structures though or a lot of those winding gardens with rock pools and waterfalls etc. This is more of a straight forward joby but will cope with hills too.

    Here is the spec for this in case you wanted to know which I am refering to

    Brand Gardena
    Name Gardena Smart Sileno Life Robotic Mower
    Model Smart Sileno Life
    Price 1199.99
    Lawn mower type Robotic
    Features
    Powered by Lithium-ion battery
    Battery charge time 60min(s)
    Battery life 65min(s)
    Cutting height 20-50mm
    Number of cutting height settings 4
    Cutting width 22cm
    Lawn size suitable for 750m
    Mulching Yes
    Smart compatibility Yes
    Noise 58dB
    Weight 7.3kg
    Warranty 2YEAR

  12. William Phenn says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersI have waited to test this out a few times since the weather got acceptable for a review of this Gardena Robot Machine. I can say 100% that robots will do a lot of our work for us. Whilst some of the older generation will say “I want to do it myself”… there is just no need now.

    The premise is very simple. A robot that continues to run and bases itself off a perimeter to cut the grass. The garden i have used this on is about 750m sq so whilst this one is overkill it does mean that it doesn’t have any risk of not being done so now twice through all has been amazing. I will explain

    I watched videos of this machine prior to using. Not only on the Gardena site but other peoples experience just to make sure I did not make any mistakes. This is not just plug and play no matter how intelligent you are. Read the manuals prior..

    There are permiter wires and guide wires which help the machine get back to the docking station.
    The height of trimming is adjustable too (like clippers for a haircut.. haha). I used to have to cut the grass myself at my mums house when I lived there and now I can sit back for the first time and scroll through news whilst I watch a little robot cut the grass for me. It is fantastic. I do not have a dog but my partner has two. When they come over it is funny to watch them chase this robot around and then running away. The noise is not even really loud either.

    2 Years Warranty come with it and the customer service emails are responsive if you want to contact them also although I do not think you will need to. I would not recommend this for people with really complex garden structures though or a lot of those winding gardens with rock pools and waterfalls etc. This is more of a straight forward joby but will cope with hills too.

    Here is the spec for this in case you wanted to know which I am refering to

    Brand Gardena
    Name Gardena Smart Sileno Life Robotic Mower
    Model Smart Sileno Life
    Price 1199.99
    Lawn mower type Robotic
    Features
    Powered by Lithium-ion battery
    Battery charge time 60min(s)
    Battery life 65min(s)
    Cutting height 20-50mm
    Number of cutting height settings 4
    Cutting width 22cm
    Lawn size suitable for 750m
    Mulching Yes
    Smart compatibility Yes
    Noise 58dB
    Weight 7.3kg
    Warranty 2YEAR

  13. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersI have waited to test this out a few times since the weather got acceptable for a review of this Gardena Robot Machine. I can say 100% that robots will do a lot of our work for us. Whilst some of the older generation will say “I want to do it myself”… there is just no need now.

    The premise is very simple. A robot that continues to run and bases itself off a perimeter to cut the grass. The garden i have used this on is about 750m sq so whilst this one is overkill it does mean that it doesn’t have any risk of not being done so now twice through all has been amazing. I will explain

    I watched videos of this machine prior to using. Not only on the Gardena site but other peoples experience just to make sure I did not make any mistakes. This is not just plug and play no matter how intelligent you are. Read the manuals prior..

    There are permiter wires and guide wires which help the machine get back to the docking station.
    The height of trimming is adjustable too (like clippers for a haircut.. haha). I used to have to cut the grass myself at my mums house when I lived there and now I can sit back for the first time and scroll through news whilst I watch a little robot cut the grass for me. It is fantastic. I do not have a dog but my partner has two. When they come over it is funny to watch them chase this robot around and then running away. The noise is not even really loud either.

    2 Years Warranty come with it and the customer service emails are responsive if you want to contact them also although I do not think you will need to. I would not recommend this for people with really complex garden structures though or a lot of those winding gardens with rock pools and waterfalls etc. This is more of a straight forward joby but will cope with hills too.

    Here is the spec for this in case you wanted to know which I am refering to

    Brand Gardena
    Name Gardena Smart Sileno Life Robotic Mower
    Model Smart Sileno Life
    Price 1199.99
    Lawn mower type Robotic
    Features
    Powered by Lithium-ion battery
    Battery charge time 60min(s)
    Battery life 65min(s)
    Cutting height 20-50mm
    Number of cutting height settings 4
    Cutting width 22cm
    Lawn size suitable for 750m
    Mulching Yes
    Smart compatibility Yes
    Noise 58dB
    Weight 7.3kg
    Warranty 2YEAR

  14. GregoryThrossel says:

     United Kingdom

    Bit of a pain to set up the border wire but a fantastic product since. Instructions could have been cleare

  15. Elsibe says:

     United Kingdom

    Bit of a pain to set up the border wire but a fantastic product since. Instructions could have been cleare

  16. Jesse Lennox says:

     United Kingdom

    Bit of a pain to set up the border wire but a fantastic product since. Instructions could have been cleare

  17. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Bit of a pain to set up the border wire but a fantastic product since. Instructions could have been cleare

  18. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Oh, I know why I waited… To get one at a fair price. The 750m2 one is selling for just under 1200 right now for the Bluetooth version – but for some odd reason (an error?) I managed to get the 1000m2 one for 569 that comes with the smart box so you can control it from anywhere.

    First things first – if the pricing is as it should be (ie it increases the larger the area ‘model’ you get), don’t bother getting one that’s bigger than you need for the size of your lawn. The battery size is the same across all models – everything is the same infact, apart from getting more pegs and boundary wire in the larger models. The ONLY difference is that Gardena change the firmware so that the smaller models will operate for fewer hours in each 24hr period on the smaller area models. Bit cheeky, but hey ho.

    Setting these things up is time consuming and tiring. My lawn is approx 750m2 – I reckon it took me 3-4hrs to pin down the boundary wire and the guide wire. But it’s worth taking the time to do it… And do it properly. Read the instructions or better still watch the countless videos on YouTube etc which show you just how to do it.

    I’m inherently lazy. So did I mow the lawn properly before using it? Of course not. I mowed the border and I mowed the route where I wanted to lay the guide wire. That’s it. Not that I’m recommending copying me… I just wanted to be able to see how well it would cut longer grass. Some areas were probably 10-12cm high and it handled it no problem.

    Don’t expect the robot to mow the grass like your old-school push mower – ie one pass and it’s cut. That’s not how this works. I’d say it probably cut 30-40 percent of the grass it passed over, sometimes less if it’d been flattened. Does that matter? Nope. Because if you’re running it for 8hrs (1hr cutting, 1hr charging repeated over and over) it will just pass over each section several times until it’s all the same level.

    I ran it for around 8hrs on day 1 (4hrs cutting) and the same on day 2. And by that time the lawn looked pristine. Even though the grass was long I couldn’t see any grass cuttings at all! Which surprised me.

    Please don’t pay 1000+ for one of these though – be patient and wait, like I did, until you see it reduced to sub 600 and grab yourself a bargain. Especially if you have a big lawn like we do.

    I didn’t think I’d find a better robot than my Neato vacuum cleaner. I was wrong – the Gardena Sileno Life is by FAR the best gadget I’ve bought! Can’t tell you how happy I am that I never have to mow that bloody lawn again EVER!

  19. The New Yorker says:

     United Kingdom

    Oh, I know why I waited… To get one at a fair price. The 750m2 one is selling for just under 1200 right now for the Bluetooth version – but for some odd reason (an error?) I managed to get the 1000m2 one for 569 that comes with the smart box so you can control it from anywhere.

    First things first – if the pricing is as it should be (ie it increases the larger the area ‘model’ you get), don’t bother getting one that’s bigger than you need for the size of your lawn. The battery size is the same across all models – everything is the same infact, apart from getting more pegs and boundary wire in the larger models. The ONLY difference is that Gardena change the firmware so that the smaller models will operate for fewer hours in each 24hr period on the smaller area models. Bit cheeky, but hey ho.

    Setting these things up is time consuming and tiring. My lawn is approx 750m2 – I reckon it took me 3-4hrs to pin down the boundary wire and the guide wire. But it’s worth taking the time to do it… And do it properly. Read the instructions or better still watch the countless videos on YouTube etc which show you just how to do it.

    I’m inherently lazy. So did I mow the lawn properly before using it? Of course not. I mowed the border and I mowed the route where I wanted to lay the guide wire. That’s it. Not that I’m recommending copying me… I just wanted to be able to see how well it would cut longer grass. Some areas were probably 10-12cm high and it handled it no problem.

    Don’t expect the robot to mow the grass like your old-school push mower – ie one pass and it’s cut. That’s not how this works. I’d say it probably cut 30-40 percent of the grass it passed over, sometimes less if it’d been flattened. Does that matter? Nope. Because if you’re running it for 8hrs (1hr cutting, 1hr charging repeated over and over) it will just pass over each section several times until it’s all the same level.

    I ran it for around 8hrs on day 1 (4hrs cutting) and the same on day 2. And by that time the lawn looked pristine. Even though the grass was long I couldn’t see any grass cuttings at all! Which surprised me.

    Please don’t pay 1000+ for one of these though – be patient and wait, like I did, until you see it reduced to sub 600 and grab yourself a bargain. Especially if you have a big lawn like we do.

    I didn’t think I’d find a better robot than my Neato vacuum cleaner. I was wrong – the Gardena Sileno Life is by FAR the best gadget I’ve bought! Can’t tell you how happy I am that I never have to mow that bloody lawn again EVER!

  20. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Oh, I know why I waited… To get one at a fair price. The 750m2 one is selling for just under 1200 right now for the Bluetooth version – but for some odd reason (an error?) I managed to get the 1000m2 one for 569 that comes with the smart box so you can control it from anywhere.

    First things first – if the pricing is as it should be (ie it increases the larger the area ‘model’ you get), don’t bother getting one that’s bigger than you need for the size of your lawn. The battery size is the same across all models – everything is the same infact, apart from getting more pegs and boundary wire in the larger models. The ONLY difference is that Gardena change the firmware so that the smaller models will operate for fewer hours in each 24hr period on the smaller area models. Bit cheeky, but hey ho.

    Setting these things up is time consuming and tiring. My lawn is approx 750m2 – I reckon it took me 3-4hrs to pin down the boundary wire and the guide wire. But it’s worth taking the time to do it… And do it properly. Read the instructions or better still watch the countless videos on YouTube etc which show you just how to do it.

    I’m inherently lazy. So did I mow the lawn properly before using it? Of course not. I mowed the border and I mowed the route where I wanted to lay the guide wire. That’s it. Not that I’m recommending copying me… I just wanted to be able to see how well it would cut longer grass. Some areas were probably 10-12cm high and it handled it no problem.

    Don’t expect the robot to mow the grass like your old-school push mower – ie one pass and it’s cut. That’s not how this works. I’d say it probably cut 30-40 percent of the grass it passed over, sometimes less if it’d been flattened. Does that matter? Nope. Because if you’re running it for 8hrs (1hr cutting, 1hr charging repeated over and over) it will just pass over each section several times until it’s all the same level.

    I ran it for around 8hrs on day 1 (4hrs cutting) and the same on day 2. And by that time the lawn looked pristine. Even though the grass was long I couldn’t see any grass cuttings at all! Which surprised me.

    Please don’t pay 1000+ for one of these though – be patient and wait, like I did, until you see it reduced to sub 600 and grab yourself a bargain. Especially if you have a big lawn like we do.

    I didn’t think I’d find a better robot than my Neato vacuum cleaner. I was wrong – the Gardena Sileno Life is by FAR the best gadget I’ve bought! Can’t tell you how happy I am that I never have to mow that bloody lawn again EVER!

  21. RogelioTroedel says:

     United Kingdom

    Oh, I know why I waited… To get one at a fair price. The 750m2 one is selling for just under 1200 right now for the Bluetooth version – but for some odd reason (an error?) I managed to get the 1000m2 one for 569 that comes with the smart box so you can control it from anywhere.

    First things first – if the pricing is as it should be (ie it increases the larger the area ‘model’ you get), don’t bother getting one that’s bigger than you need for the size of your lawn. The battery size is the same across all models – everything is the same infact, apart from getting more pegs and boundary wire in the larger models. The ONLY difference is that Gardena change the firmware so that the smaller models will operate for fewer hours in each 24hr period on the smaller area models. Bit cheeky, but hey ho.

    Setting these things up is time consuming and tiring. My lawn is approx 750m2 – I reckon it took me 3-4hrs to pin down the boundary wire and the guide wire. But it’s worth taking the time to do it… And do it properly. Read the instructions or better still watch the countless videos on YouTube etc which show you just how to do it.

    I’m inherently lazy. So did I mow the lawn properly before using it? Of course not. I mowed the border and I mowed the route where I wanted to lay the guide wire. That’s it. Not that I’m recommending copying me… I just wanted to be able to see how well it would cut longer grass. Some areas were probably 10-12cm high and it handled it no problem.

    Don’t expect the robot to mow the grass like your old-school push mower – ie one pass and it’s cut. That’s not how this works. I’d say it probably cut 30-40 percent of the grass it passed over, sometimes less if it’d been flattened. Does that matter? Nope. Because if you’re running it for 8hrs (1hr cutting, 1hr charging repeated over and over) it will just pass over each section several times until it’s all the same level.

    I ran it for around 8hrs on day 1 (4hrs cutting) and the same on day 2. And by that time the lawn looked pristine. Even though the grass was long I couldn’t see any grass cuttings at all! Which surprised me.

    Please don’t pay 1000+ for one of these though – be patient and wait, like I did, until you see it reduced to sub 600 and grab yourself a bargain. Especially if you have a big lawn like we do.

    I didn’t think I’d find a better robot than my Neato vacuum cleaner. I was wrong – the Gardena Sileno Life is by FAR the best gadget I’ve bought! Can’t tell you how happy I am that I never have to mow that bloody lawn again EVER!

  22. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve always been very sceptical when it comes to robot lawnmowers; they have struck me as the kind of thing that look good on paper, but are simply more trouble than they are worth, either they because they cut badly. miss bits, can’t handle certain parts of a garden such as slopes or narrow sections, or career off the lawn and mow down the contents of flower beds.

    This Silenia larnmower has been a revelation, however. There is some work involved initially in that you need to peg out wire around the area of the lawn you want to cut (thus avoiding flower-bed carnage), but then you just let the mower off its metaphorical leash … and it just does what it’s meant to do, quietly, without fuss and as expected. It can handle large lawns (perhaps four times the size of ours). while it does handle slopes okay, you need to careful that you mow only when the lawn is very dry, otherwise the mower can get clogged up, But this is common sense. after all.

    This really is a fantastic piece of kit; a well-mown lawn with minimal effort. Plus our cats like riding around on it. It’s excellent.

  23. IUPSelenejr says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve always been very sceptical when it comes to robot lawnmowers; they have struck me as the kind of thing that look good on paper, but are simply more trouble than they are worth, either they because they cut badly. miss bits, can’t handle certain parts of a garden such as slopes or narrow sections, or career off the lawn and mow down the contents of flower beds.

    This Silenia larnmower has been a revelation, however. There is some work involved initially in that you need to peg out wire around the area of the lawn you want to cut (thus avoiding flower-bed carnage), but then you just let the mower off its metaphorical leash … and it just does what it’s meant to do, quietly, without fuss and as expected. It can handle large lawns (perhaps four times the size of ours). while it does handle slopes okay, you need to careful that you mow only when the lawn is very dry, otherwise the mower can get clogged up, But this is common sense. after all.

    This really is a fantastic piece of kit; a well-mown lawn with minimal effort. Plus our cats like riding around on it. It’s excellent.

  24. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve always been very sceptical when it comes to robot lawnmowers; they have struck me as the kind of thing that look good on paper, but are simply more trouble than they are worth, either they because they cut badly. miss bits, can’t handle certain parts of a garden such as slopes or narrow sections, or career off the lawn and mow down the contents of flower beds.

    This Silenia larnmower has been a revelation, however. There is some work involved initially in that you need to peg out wire around the area of the lawn you want to cut (thus avoiding flower-bed carnage), but then you just let the mower off its metaphorical leash … and it just does what it’s meant to do, quietly, without fuss and as expected. It can handle large lawns (perhaps four times the size of ours). while it does handle slopes okay, you need to careful that you mow only when the lawn is very dry, otherwise the mower can get clogged up, But this is common sense. after all.

    This really is a fantastic piece of kit; a well-mown lawn with minimal effort. Plus our cats like riding around on it. It’s excellent.

  25. LouellaHuntley says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve always been very sceptical when it comes to robot lawnmowers; they have struck me as the kind of thing that look good on paper, but are simply more trouble than they are worth, either they because they cut badly. miss bits, can’t handle certain parts of a garden such as slopes or narrow sections, or career off the lawn and mow down the contents of flower beds.

    This Silenia larnmower has been a revelation, however. There is some work involved initially in that you need to peg out wire around the area of the lawn you want to cut (thus avoiding flower-bed carnage), but then you just let the mower off its metaphorical leash … and it just does what it’s meant to do, quietly, without fuss and as expected. It can handle large lawns (perhaps four times the size of ours). while it does handle slopes okay, you need to careful that you mow only when the lawn is very dry, otherwise the mower can get clogged up, But this is common sense. after all.

    This really is a fantastic piece of kit; a well-mown lawn with minimal effort. Plus our cats like riding around on it. It’s excellent.

  26. ClevelaPve says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersI bought the 2022 sileno smart model to replace a 2021 version I needed to return to another company due to a battery issue.

    This mower I so much better – it helps that I had all the boundary wire set up already… Practically plug and play! This version has LONA intelligence and so far has mapped the garden well. There is an area it has missed which is hard to get to but inplavln to change where the guidewire goes for this.

    As a 750m2 model, it could do with 50% more pegs if you were installing from scratch. I had to replace a portion of wire and used most of the pegs provided.

    I have also struggled to get a response from gardena about the 3 year warranty. At the moment the warranty is set to 2 years but there should be an additional year. I’ve marked it down in score under ‘tech support’ for this reason.

    I would definitely recommend this mower though. It is the same engine as husqvarna (and flymo) but cheaper than the former, and more intelligent than the latter.

  27. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersI bought the 2022 sileno smart model to replace a 2021 version I needed to return to another company due to a battery issue.

    This mower I so much better – it helps that I had all the boundary wire set up already… Practically plug and play! This version has LONA intelligence and so far has mapped the garden well. There is an area it has missed which is hard to get to but inplavln to change where the guidewire goes for this.

    As a 750m2 model, it could do with 50% more pegs if you were installing from scratch. I had to replace a portion of wire and used most of the pegs provided.

    I have also struggled to get a response from gardena about the 3 year warranty. At the moment the warranty is set to 2 years but there should be an additional year. I’ve marked it down in score under ‘tech support’ for this reason.

    I would definitely recommend this mower though. It is the same engine as husqvarna (and flymo) but cheaper than the former, and more intelligent than the latter.

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