|Works with the Google Assistant on Google Home to Bring Voice-Controlled Capabilities to the Connected Yard
IRVINE, Calif., May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Starting today, the Blossom Smart Watering Controller works with the Google Assistant on Google Home, bringing the benefits of voice control to the smart yard. The Google Assistant is already available on more than 100M devices, and can be activated on Blossom devices by asking your Assistant on Google Home to “Talk to Blossom.”
Featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and a sleek, slim, low-profile design, Blossom is a simple, cost-effective solution that takes the guesswork out of controlling sprinklers. Tapping into the power of cloud computing, Blossom self-programs existing sprinklers based on local forecast and data from weather stations and satellites – combined with user feedback – to create the ideal watering schedule. Blossom’s technology ensures that each section of a yard is specifically watered based on layout and vegetation.
Built on the belief that IoT technology should make life easier instead of more complicated, Blossom allows users to truly ‘set it and forget it.’ Installation is easy and can be done in as little as 15 minutes (a simple retrofit of the existing sprinkler controller). Blossom builds a smart watering schedule via Wi-Fi connectivity and does everything on its own.
“The Internet of Things revolution is transforming our everyday lives – so we are making the smart yard accessible by voice from anywhere in the home via integration with the Google Assistant on Google Home,” said Josh Peoples, Vice President and General Manager of Scotts, the owner of Blossom. “With this collaboration, we are moving Blossom into the next generation of smart home connectivity and allowing our customers to remotely operate their devices in a variety of ways through voice commands.”
Blossom has an extremely user-friendly interface, is aesthetically pleasing and automates sprinklers with real-time weather data. In addition to voice control, users can control Blossom from their iOS or Android smartphone or tablet and stay connected to their yard – no matter where they are.
Acquired in 2016, Blossom is part of the ScottsMiracle-Gro family and an early launch of the Connected Yard, its IoT solution to provide consumers with precision watering and other guidance to achieve healthy lawns and gardens. Connected Yard and Blossom support the company’s Water Positive ™ Landscapes Initiative that brings water stewardship to the forefront of lawn and garden. For more details, please visit myblossom.com.
Blossom is a smart connected home device for controlling lawn sprinklers. Leveraging the power of cloud computing and real time weather data to optimize the irrigation schedule used to manage existing sprinklers, Blossom gives users easy access to control the watering of their garden from their smartphone or tablet. Blossom offers its products through Amazon and on their website.
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. The Company's brands are among the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed near worldwide by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. In the U.S., we maintain a minority interest in a joint venture with TruGreen®, the largest residential lawn care service business, and in Bonnie Plants®, the largest marketer of edible gardening plants in retail channels. In Europe, the Company's brands include Weedol®, Pathclear®, Evergreen®, Levington®, Miracle-Gro®, KB®, Fertiligène® and Substral®. For additional information, visit us at www.scottsmiraclegro.com.
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