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.