Landscaped gardens guide.

No visible borders

Small wooden blocks creating visual border max. 40cm apart

A visible cord creating visual border

A cloth creating visual border

Case

You want to exclude certain areas where Willow can't mow, for example because of a pond, a swimming pool, wild grasses with flowers,...

Solution: Create a visual border for Willow

Picture 1: Small wooden blocks 40cm apart
Picture 2: A visible cord
Picture 3: A cloth separating zones 

These are all different borders for Willow. There are many possible boundaries you can create. You can order the border from picture 3 through our support department. Just let us know what amount you'd need and we'll send you a quote. 

What's on our roadmap for boundaries?

As of  March 2022  you will be able to lay a digital boundary wire in the Toadi-app. 

 

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Water

Solution 1: a border of at least 50cm

Solution 2: create a visual border for Willow to not cross

Case

In case you have a pool/pond/water in your garden that doesn't clearly have a border.

Solution: Create a visible border 

Solution 1  (picture of pool): Create a border that distinguishes the grass from the water. We recommend a border of 50 cm, this will make automatic border mowing possible in the future.
If you keep your grass short and you don't need automatic border mowing, then 25 cm may even be enough. In that case, please do some testing before you let your robot work independently. 

Solution 2 (picture of pond): Create a border that Willow can clearly see and cannot cross. We used wooden blocks here but anything that Willow can see and not go in between is good. 

What's on our roadmap for boundaries?

As of March 2022 you will be able to lay a digital boundary wire in the Toadi-app.

 

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Narrow passages

Create a pathway of ideally 3 meters
Borders can have a maximum height of 2cm

Honeycomb mat

Case: passage to cross zones

To go to another zone in your garden, Willow needs to cross a pathway of at least 3 meters wide. 

Solution

  • Create a pathway of ideally 3 meters 
  • The pathways' borders can have a maximum height of 2cm
  • If there is a gravel pathway, make sure the gravel is firm or in a honeycomb mat

Your passage isn't according to these specs?

Just send us an email via support  with pictures and explanation so we can asses your case and give you guidance on how to make it work.

What's on our roadmap for passages?

In April 2022 Multi-Zone V1 will become available. This will make Willow able to cross more narrow passages to go to those other zones.
In May 2022 line mowing will be released. This will make Willow able to cross narrow passages from around 90cm in width. 

 

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Unknown objects

Case: found an 'unknown' object

It rarely happens that Willow doesn't recognize an object. But in case she does, you can help us out! 

Solution

You can create a recording of the object via Willow's camera. This recording will help us help you! We then train Willow to recognize this new object. 

How to?

  • Go into the Willow control panel under ‘remote control’
  • Select ‘start movie’ when Willow is in front of the object
  • Now manually drive around to record the object from different angles 
  • When you have enough angles, select ‘stop movie’


Once finished please send your serial number to support.

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Multi-Zone

Case: You have multiple mowing zones

It's called multi-zone if Willow needs to cross a path to go to another grass-zone. If you have multi-zone there are two ways to make it work.

Solution 1: You can drive Willow manually to the zones

You can drive Willow yourself to the other zone to let her mow. This is possible when Willow was able to drive with you, during the installation, to the other zones. 

How-to

  • Go to the Toadi App and select “Remote Control” 
    The app will send you to a new webpage 
  • Click on “Controls”
  • In the section “Activities” click on “Start Manual Control”
  • Use the joystick (the purple circle) to control your Willow
    • Drive Willow to the second zone
      • Select “Stop Manual Control” and “Release all Emergency stops”
        Willow will now mow this zone

Solution 2 : You can use our remote control service

We offer a remote control service that will aide Willow in going to the other zones. This way you don't have to manually move your robot.  If you are interested in this easy to use service, please send an email to our support department to receive a quote. 

What's on our roadmap for Multi-Zone?

In April 2022 we will release our first version of Multi-Zone.

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Stone pathway

Case

If you have a stone pathway in your garden, Willow will think that they are an obstacle and will keep a safe distance of it. She will not mow the grass surrounding the 'obstacles'. 

Solution?

You are able to mow your borders manually.

What's on our roadmap for stone pathways?

Since September 2021 you are able to mow your borders manually.
In July 2022 semi-autonomous border mowing will become available.

 

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Line mowing

Beta version

Line mowing is an efficient way to cover large areas and it gives a finished and clean look to your lawn. 

Today line mowing is a daredevil feature and can be activated under the daredevil tab in the Toadi-app. 

In case your Willow robot runs into trouble after some time, you can

What's on our roadmap for line mowing?

In May 2022 line will become will become updated from beta.

As soon as line mowing will be moved out of beta, stability will be improved and more patterns will be available! 

 

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Border mowing

Manual border mowing

In the correct circumstances a mowing robot can also mow the edges of your lawn. 

The safe option available today is manual border mowing, you can remote control your robot while she mows the borders of your lawn. From now on you can safely instruct Willow to manually start her mowing motor and drive her to wherever you want to mow the borders (manually).
This functionality can be found via the Remote Control, in the Controls section. It is called ‘Mow borders’ and it has 3 buttons (that are disabled by default).

For safety reasons we have integrated a method to make sure that you are near Willow when you activate the mowing motor:

  1. open the remote control and open the ‘Controls’ section;
  2. position Willow at the beginning of the location you want to mow;
  3. show Willow the QR code, you will see that the buttons become active in your Remote Control; 
  4. you can now click on ‘Start mower’ to activate the mowing motor;
  5. just drive over the location you want to mow;
  6. once you are finished you can ‘Stop Border Mowing’ to stop the mower and deactivate the buttons. 

There is a timeout of 30 seconds, if you don’t drive around for 30 seconds or don’t use the mower motor functionality for 30 seconds the buttons will disable automatically.

What's on our roadmap for border mowing?

Since September 2021 you are able to mow your borders manually.
In July 2022 semi-autonomous border mowing will become available.
In October 2022 autonomous border mowing will become available.

 

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