Robot Mowers in the Landscape

Yesterday we presented a talk on robotic lawn mowers with Kathy Moseler of Paradise Robotics at the iLandscape Show that is currently going on in Schaumburg, IL.  In case you missed it, here are a few highlights of what we covered:

Robot Mower Basics

  • The majority of robot mowers work with a perimeter wire and a transmitter/receiver system.
  • The robot mower works within the perimeter of the wire, mowing in a random pattern, covering the whole area over time.
  • Robot mower perimeter wire has  less installation cost, and the same maintenance requirements, as a lawn sprinkler system.
  • Robot mowers improve grass health while reducing water and fertilizer requirements.
  • Robot mowers are quiet and do not pollute.
  • Robot mowers have significant safety benefits that reduce landscape business operating costs.

Mack Land, robot mower, pool removal company, landscape architect

Design for People, Accommodate Robots

  • Site analysis to address low spots, obstacles (trees, fences, water features), steep slopes.
  • Use landscape to avoid potential mower conflicts: narrow lawn sections, tight corners…
  • Edgers of metal and plastic are not to be used with robotic mowers.
  • Hard surfaces such as pavers, mulch or gravel level with the lawn, work well.
  • Gentle curves allow the robot mower to reach all desired areas, avoid 90 degree turns.

Uses

Robot mowers are for more than use residential use:

  • Commercial & Industrial Settings – vineyards, solar fields
  • School & Office Campuses – environmentally friendly
  • Hotels & Resorts – no loud mowers disrupting pool time
  • Municipalities – free up staff to address other items

The popularity of robot mowing has been on the rise in current years.  In Europe, the market has fully adopted robot mowers.  With all the makes and models coming on to the market, there is a robot mower for almost any size yard, including large fields.

Paradise Robotics, Ambrogio, robot mowing

If you are attending the iLandscape show, make sure to stop by the Paradise Robotics booth (#519) and talk to Kathy to learn more about robot mowing and find out more about other robots currently on the market.   If you live in the greater Chicago or Denver areas, give us a call .

Mack Land, robot mower, pool removal company, landscape architect

 

DENVER POOL REMOVAL & DEMOLITION COMPANY

5 REASONS TO REMOVE YOUR
SWIMMING POOL TODAY

 

1.  Reduce Stress and Enjoy your Back Yard

  • Having a pool in disrepair is stressful
  • Every time you look into the back yard you see it and it haunts you
  • At night you may lie awake trying to figure out how to deal with the problem
  • Neighbors may be complaining and you may start receiving letters from the City or Village

2.  Increase Real Estate Value 

  • Gain a bigger yard with more usable space and a more marketable space for realtors to sell
  • Houses without pools appeal to a broader market – backyard space allows for options
  • Houses being sold “as is” with a pool in disrepair will decrease the value of the home more than it will cost to remove it and may decrease surrounding property values
  • The cost of removing a pool in disrepair will be significantly offset by the value it adds to the property and it will make the property easier to sell
  • Safety concerns for children and pets is reduced

3.  Save Money

  • Reduce your Home Owners Insurance Premium – Pools are a safety liability
  • Lower your monthly utility costs, energy costs are constantly rising, your pool will only become more expensive
  • Repairing an old pool will cost a lot more than it will be to remove a pool over the long run

4.  Save Water

  • Water costs are rising
  • There is a shortage of clean water in the world

5.  Public Pools are like Water Parks

  • Public pools are up-to-date with latest safety features such as shallow pools for toddlers
  • Public pools increase social interaction among children and parents, making a community stronger
  • Your taxes are paying for the public pools, so why not use them

Does it make sense to pour chemicals into 20,000 gallons of water on a regular basis and then pump it out at the end of the year into the environment?  

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CHICAGO POOL REMOVAL & DEMOLITION COMPANY

5 REASONS TO REMOVE YOUR
SWIMMING POOL TODAY

 

1.  Reduce Stress and Enjoy your Back Yard

  • Having a pool in disrepair is stressful
  • Every time you look into the back yard you see it and it haunts you
  • At night you may lie awake trying to figure out how to deal with the problem
  • Neighbors may be complaining and you may start receiving letters from the City or Village

2.  Increase Real Estate Value

  • Gain a bigger yard with more usable space and a more marketable space for realtors to sell
  • Houses without pools appeal to a broader market – backyard space allows for options
  • Houses being sold “as is” with a pool in disrepair will decrease the value of the home more than it will cost to remove it and may decrease surrounding property values
  • The cost of removing a pool in disrepair will be significantly offset by the value it adds to the property and it will make the property easier to sell
  • Safety concerns for children and pets is reduced

3.  Save Money

  • Property Tax Reduction – Pool are considered usable space are you are taxed on it
  • Reduce your Home Owners Insurance Premium – Pools are a safety liability
  • Lower your monthly utility costs, energy costs are constantly rising, your pool will only become more expensive
  • Water costs are rising
  • Repairing an old pool will cost a lot more than it will be to remove a pool over the long run

4.  Public Pools are like Water Parks

  • Public pools are up-to-date with latest safety features such as shallow pools for toddlers
  • Public pools increase social interaction among children and parents, making a community stronger
  • Your taxes are paying for the public pools, so why not use them

5.  Reduce West Nile Mosquito Breeding Grounds

  • Abandoned pools are the ideal spot for mosquitoes to breed

 

 Call today and ask about our Current Promotions

Online Quotes Available

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Woodstock, IL Pool Removal

One of our latest in-ground pool removals was in Woodstock, IL.  This pool was a liner pool with a vermiculite bottom and fiberglass sides.  The clients were not getting a lot of use out of the pool.  They were also getting tired of the maintenance and upkeep that is required to keep a pool functioning in northern Illinois.

Mack Land, LLC

Per our standards pool removal process, we pumped out the pool water, removed the vinyl liner and fiberglass sides and disposed of them offsite.  We saw cut the existing concrete pool deck to leave them a usable patio area.  The rest of the concrete was broken up and hauled offsite for recycling.

Mack Land, LLC

The pool area was restored to lawn with seed and blanket.  The client’s dogs will now have an expansive back yard to run around in.

We have been removing pools for many years and are experts in the field. If you live in the greater Chicago or Denver areas, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

Schaumburg, IL Pool Removal

This Schaumburg, IL pool had been damaged by recent storms.  The homeowners had been debating removing the pool, and the last round of storms and damage helped make up their minds.

The pool was the dominant feature in the backyard.  It also had a large concrete patio associated with it.  We removed both the pool and the concrete patio, bringing them to a clean slate.

Mack Land, LLC

We finished the project with grass seed and blanket.  Phase 2 for our clients will be to install a new patio to fit their needs.

Restoring Your Lawn – Seed vs Sod – Read more here

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If you are in the greater Chicago or Denver areas and need your pool removed then please do not hesitate to contact us for a complimentary estimate.

6 Reasons to Remove your Swimming Pool

REASONS TO REMOVE YOUR SWIMMING POOL TODAY

1. Reduce Stress and Enjoy your Back Yard

• Having a swimming pool in disrepair is stressful and could be a liability
• Every time you look into the back yard you see it and it haunts you
• At night you may lie awake trying to figure out how to deal with the problem
• Neighbors may be complaining and you may start receiving letters from the City or Village

2. Increase Real Estate Value

• Gain a bigger yard with more usable space and a more marketable space for realtors to sell, even consider adding a garden train
• Houses without a swimming pool appeal to a broader market
• Houses being sold “as is” with a swimming pool in disrepair will decrease the value of the home more than
it will cost to remove it and may decrease surrounding property values
• The cost of removing a swimming pool in disrepair will be significantly offset by the value it adds to the
property and it will make the property easier to sell

3. Save Money

• Property Tax Reduction – Pool are considered usable space are you are taxed on it
• Reduce your Home Owners Insurance Premium – Pools are a safety liability
• Lower your monthly utility costs, energy costs are constantly rising, your pool will only become
more expensive
• Water costs are rising
• Repairing an old swimming pool will cost a lot more than it will be to remove a pool over the long run

4. Conserve Clean Water

• There is a shortage of clean water in the world

5. Public Pools are like Water Parks

• Public pools are up-to-date with latest safety features such as shallow pools for toddlers
• Public pools increase social interaction among children and parents, making a community
stronger
• Your taxes are paying for the public pools, so why not use them

6. Reduce West Nile Mosquito Breeding Grounds

• Abandoned pools are the ideal spot for mosquitoes to breed

Contact us about removing your swimming pool.

We do work in both the northern Chicago and Denver areas.