Sure, it’s almost Winter, and watering your lawn is likely WAY down low on your list of priorities at the moment. However, Spring will be here before you know it, and keeping your lawn and garden green will once more be of utmost importance.
From the Blossom Kickstarter Page:
Blossom uses weather intelligence to automatically pull in data from multiple forecast services and constantly makes adjustments for a highly accurate localized watering plan. Share your yard’s plant types and it will customize the right water schedule for each vegetation. Blossom makes all the difficult decisions for you and keeps you connected from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
This system is a first-of-its-kind smart sprinkler system that conserves water, significantly reduces water utility bills and gives users control from their iPhone or iPad. (SIGH! Yes, Android devices too…)
Blossom uses Powerline technology, which means it has a nearly limitless range (unlike Wi-Fi). Indoors or outdoors. Blossom turns electrical outlets into internet connections, allowing you to connect to Blossom from anywhere, so you’ll constantly be connected to the data that makes your yard smarter.
The system tracks the latest real-time local weather data, and will constantly make watering adjustments for your yard and plants, it then adapts the watering schedule according to the amount and duration of any recent rainfall.
Input your different plant types, and the layout of your yard with Blossom, and you will receive a customized watering plan for each zone, based on the type of vegetation. The algorithm used by Blossom was developed using specialized data from expert botanists, so you’ll always have the best watering plan for your yard.
The Blossom system includes:
- The Blossom Controller – The Controller is the brains of the operation. Blossom is your direct connection to our cloud infrastructure – a wealth of specialized data and intelligent decisions that are constantly evolving our algorithm to deliver the most comprehensive watering plans for your yard.
- The Blossom Bridge – This is the Blossom Controller’s connection to your home’s Internet. Once the Bridge is connected with an ethernet cable to your home router, Internet connectivity will run through your power outlet to your Controller. Since it’s directly connected through the home, the range is virtually limitless.
- The Blossom App – The Blossom App is your connection to your watering system no matter where you are or what device you use. Monitor and control your yard’s watering schedule from anywhere with a smartphone, tablet or computer.
You might even want to think about Blossom as that perfect holiday gift for that amateur botanist on your Christmas list. If you pledge now, they’ll send you a holiday gift card, to put under the tree, to let the recipient know that they’ll be receiving Blossom as soon as it ships in March.
The project is still in the Kickstarter phase, although it has funded, and will go into production.
Pledge levels include:
If this sounds like something you could use to keep your lawn and foliage nice and green next summer, or if you know someone who takes pride in their lawn and garden, be sure to check out Blossom at their Kickstarter page.