Blossom IoT Water Controller Manages Lawncare Water Usage

Internet of Things solution provides wireless connectivity and a low-profile design to integrate into a variety of residential environments.


When the public thinks about today's smart home technologies, the first solutions they are likely to name come from Sonos, Nest or some other high-profile, popular brand. Installers know, however, that there is much more to a modern smart home, and the latest company to contribute to the category's growing diversity is Blossom.

Providing installers and homeowners with the latest smart home solution to remotely manage their homes' consumption of resources, the Irvine, Calif.-based company has announced its Blossom 8 Smart Watering Controller. Blossom says the product offers homeowners a wireless, slim, low-profile solution that takes the guesswork from randomly running homes' sprinkler systems to achieve efficient results. 

The Blossom 8 builds upon the company's first 12-zone indoor/outdoor smart watering controller that dealers could configure in a variety of manners, and it is available at a price point that many homeowners will find attractive.  

“Blossom 8 was designed to be ideal for the typical yard's diverse ecosystem of grass, trees and plants,” the company says in a press release. “It makes a proven, tested technology accessible to everyone at an affordable price.”

Using cloud computing technologies the Blossom 8 takes into account information such as vegetation and rainfall numbers, and combines that information with homeowners' feedback to create efficient watering schedules based on yard layout, vegetation and rainfall totals. 

Blossom adds the product installs within 15 minutes in new or retrofit environments, and users can employ their iOS, Android and computers no matter where they are to control the product. 

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.