New Samsung SmartThings App Updates

This is a preliminary release! Latest v2.7 Zone devices refresh and operate correctly Pump/Master option added in “settings” so the zone will turn on/off anytime another zone is switched on/off “Dimmer” control added to Zones and is used to set the time before the zone will automatically turn off. Thsi […]

Spruce Schedule Setup

Spruce Scheduler Location The Spruce Schedule is setup from the SmartThings Automations menu. To find the Spruce Scheduler in the SmartThings Classic App go to: Go to Automation icon in the bottom menu of the app SmartApps in the upper right + Add a SmartApp at the bottom of the […]

Modify Watering Duration

Set a Specific Watering Duration By default, the watering duration for each zone is calculated based on the Sprinkler, Landscape and Soil types selected.  This value can be modified by setting a “Minimum water time per week” and also by modifying the “Guideline value.” In the recording below, zone 1 […]

SmartThings Spruce Schedule Cannot be opened (BUG FIXED)

March 2019 This error has been corrected and should no longer occur I can’t open or edit my Spruce schedule in SmartThings Sometimes the Spruce schedule in SmartThings becomes corrupt and the scheduler can no longer be opened or edited.  The schedule will often continue to operate, but cannot be […]

Spruce + SmartThings + Alexa

This SmartApp serves to integrate Spruce’s Status messages with Michael Strucks’s fantastic Ask Alexa extension for SmartThings.  Its operation is pretty simple, it basically: Monitors the messages that Spruce Scheduler and Spruce Smart Zones cause to be displayed on one or more Spruce Device Type Handlers Translates these info human-readable […]

SmartApp Schedule Not Starting

Check the following points if your schedule is not starting, or your Controller is stuck in WAIT mode: Make sure your location is set in the SmartThings app: On the main page of the SmartThings app, go to the settings menu in the upper left corner designated by 3 bars […]

Custom Code with SmartThings

One of the coolest aspects of the SmartThings platform is the ability to write your own custom code.  With so many different devices available, you can write “SmartApps” that interact in ways no has though of or that meet some special purpose just for you. In the Spruce Scheduler you […]

Rain Sensor Installation (Gen 1)

Rain sensor installation Spruce accepts many standard “normally closed” rain sensors from a variety of manufacturers.  Passive rain sensors can be installed using the “Rain” input terminals located on the Spruce controller.  Powered rain sensors can have power supplied by the 24 VAC and common terminals on the Spruce controller.  The […]