Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour: Talking Trees
John Eisenhower of Integrity SavATree joins us! We'll be talking about #RejuvenationPruning and the Tree of the Month: #CrapeMyrtle
On the House Hour: Arg! Matey! Thwart Porch Pirates From Pirating Your Loot!
CNBC reported in January 2020 that according to researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1.7 million packages are stolen or lost every day in the U.S. – and that was before the lockdown. They asked 2,000 consumers who shopped online at least once within the last 12 months about their experiences with package theft. Respondents who reported having a package stolen rose from 36 percent in 2019 to 43 percent in 2020. Of the 43 percent who had a package stolen, almost two-thirds (64 percent) said they had a package stolen more than once. Wow! That's a lot of lifted loot. But there are a few things you could do in an attempt to thwart the thieves...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
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John Eisenhower and Sarah Maitland of SavATree Integrity Tree Service discuss the Tree Of The Month: The Crepe Myrtle. A colorful tree that blooms in various colors during the summer into fall. It can grow in the low desert.
John gives tips to pruning deciduous trees past the December January time of year. Key is to keep enough to protect from the sun and heat.
A Tree-via fact!
CALLER: What is the proper care, watering for a recently transplanted ocotillo?
Discussion of irrigation around trees. Never use drip emmiters. Don't water too close to the tree trunk base. Focus on watering the perimeter of the tree.
CALLER: Has a tangerine tree. Over last summer didn't fair well. Little regrowth, lost leaves. Have been watering quite a bit hoping it would revive. Suggestions on what to do before the summer heat returns so they don't lose it.
Not too late to fertilize citrus. Why liquid fertilization works best. Explanation of root fertilization.
Arizona ranks 25th in package delivery theft at home. These thives are known as 'porch pirates'. We discuss way to keep their hands off your 'booty'.
Discussio of The Porch Pirate bag (Amazon.com), its features and how it works to deter porch pirates.
CALLER: An Amazon delivery person talks about how they can put packages in garages with garage doors using the Amazon app. Explains how it works with your permission.
Discussion of another devise. The Package Guard. Connect to your WiFi, position it on your doorstep, instructing delivery people to place packages on top of it. An alarm will sound when anyone attempts to steal the package or the Package Guard device itself. The only way to deactivate the alarm is via the Package Guard app.
CALLER: Explains his own security system to deter porch pirates! (It costs more to feed them, but...)
Discussion of a story of a porch pirate was the actual delivery person. Amazon has a warehouse of undeliverable packages you can purchase before opening them (Like the TV show Storage Wars). Other concepts of the front door drop box.
Mark Rober is an inventor, engineer of the Glitter Bomb on You Tube to deter porch pirates.
Our complete BLOG on ways to keep your packages from being stolen.
Its Official! Rosie On The House is once again the NUMBER ONE REFERRAL NETWORK IN ARIZONA FOR THE 12TH YEAR IN A ROW!
Discussion of the things we do to become Every Arizona Homeowners Best Friend!
Rosie's funny impressions of he and Jennifer's recent 10 day road trip thru the western United States.
Rosie is planning a mask burning party once the pandemic is officially over :)
Our You Tube video of how to flush the water heater tank, and why you should do it, generated two listener questions worth noting.
CALLER: Having a new walk-in shower installed after the old one developed mold and made family members sick. What questions to ask the contractor to make sure mold doesn't happen in the new shower?
Our Weekly To Do on getting your air conditioner spring maintenance check done now before the summer heat returns. Jeff Carmichael of REEis Air Conditioner explains the sooner you do it, the better if new parts or unit is needed. Plus knowing the difference between a real check up and someone trying to sell you parts you may not need.
Takeaways from today's show!