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tertill.

The solar powered, weather-proof, garden weeding robot. Learn MorePurchase

Tertill relentlessly patrols your garden to prevent weeds from taking over.

If you’re like most people, weeding is one of the biggest challenges in maintaining your garden.  Weeds steal water and nutrients from your plants, harbor insects, shade and crowd your vegetables, and are an eyesore.  Despite the time and expense of applying mulch or weed block, weeds often still find a way into the garden.  Now, Tertill offers a better way.  

Created by roboticist Joe Jones – inventor of the Roomba – Franklin Robotics’ Tertill is a robot designed to live in your garden and take care of the weeding, come rain or shine.


solar powered

Solar powered, so you don’t need to charge it.


chemical free

Tertill doesn’t use any chemicals to remove weeds.


waterproof

No need to bring Tertill in when it rains.


bluetooth

Tertill uses bluetooth to talk to your smartphone.

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Features & Benefits

diligence

Gardeners often forget to weed but weeds never forget to grow. At one time or another most of us have been dismayed to find a once pristine garden “suddenly” choked with weeds. We all intend to give our gardens regular attention but sometimes life gets in the way. Not so for Tertill. Tertill’s only purpose is weeding, so it never forgets, never gets distracted, and never goes on vacation.

productivity

All the nutrients, all the water, and all the sunlight that reaches your garden should go to growing healthy, productive crops. But weeds use these resources, too, depriving your plants of the light and food they need to thrive. By keeping the weeds from becoming established, Tertill makes sure that your plants (the good ones!) get all the resources they can.

gardening limitations

Gardening offers great benefit to the gardener. It gives us time outdoors surrounded by growing plants, it’s good exercise, it rewards us with delicious, fresh food, and it is a source of pride and accomplishment. But older folks or anyone with a mobility challenge may find that their physical limitations force them to cut back on gardening. Tertill can help. Because weeding is often the most arduous gardening job, assigning that task to a robot can help the gardener keep doing what they love.

no herbicides

Gardeners with persistent weed problems sometimes resort to chemical herbicides to protect their crops. But by diligently chopping weeds when they are small, Tertill keeps weeds well controlled using only mechanical means. The expense, the hassle, the danger to children and pets, and the worries associated with chemical herbicides are eliminated. (Have you ever actually read what you’re supposed to do with herbicides? There’s a lot to it.)

robotic awesomeness

People have been trying to get weeds out of their garden for a long time: they have tried plastic groundcloth, homemade herbicides, boiling water, and countless other approaches. But all of these remedies lack a certain robotic awesomeness that Tertill brings to the situation.

solar powered

Solar powered, so you don’t need to charge it.

bluetooth

Tertill uses bluetooth to talk to your smartphone.

waterproof

No need to bring Tertill in when it rains.

Tertill has a very simple method of identifying weeds.

Weeds are short, plants are tall. A plant tall enough to touch the front of Tertill’s shell activates a sensor that makes the robot turn away. A plant short enough to pass under Tertill’s shell, though, activates a different sensor that turns on the weed cutter. Tertill comes with metal guides that can be placed around seedlings and sprouts until they get tall enough for the robot to sense.

How does Tertill work?

Tertill is able to maintain up to a ten by twenty-foot garden by carefully managing how it uses the power it collects from the sun.  It then uses this power to drive around the garden, avoid plants and obstacles taller than an inch.  While it’s doing this, it’s looking for weeds it can cut with its string trimmer.  Some days are sunnier than others, but little by little, day by day, Tertill helps maintain a more beautiful, productive, and less-weedy garden.

More details are available on our support site.

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