Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Farmer Greg Peterson of the Urban Farm joins to talk about your #GardenWater. We'll cover watering your gardens and trees, irrigation systems and parts for proper watering, and other ways to grow your own food!
We will also be taking your landscape and garden questions so give us a call!
Homeowner Topic: Extraordinary Finds from the 2021 KBIS Show
Each year the Rosie on the House team searches for new and innovative products showcased at the KBIS International Kitchen & Bath Show. This year we found some extraordinary products that we are excited to share with you...
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
Got a question? Call In! Chat with Rosie & Romey!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #Screens | Screening the Right Screen for Your Home | Tune-in at 10AM! We'll be talking sun screens: how to choose the best ones for your home and how to take care of the ones you already have! Check out the article; we also tossed in a little DIY for replacing your own sun screens if need be.
Farmer Greg discusses watering techniques and systems. Think of your landscape as a whole system of trees, gardens and plants.
Consider the sources of your water that can be used. Rain, graywater, tap, evaporative cooler and condensate from your air conditoner.
Building your landscape that can hold water longer. Woody mulch is the key. Mimicking was is done in the forest.
(Mulch sources discussed: chipdrop.com & The Arizona Worm Farm)
5 components to build healthy soil. Besides creating healthy soil for gardens and trees, there's another advantage for dirt backyards.
Advantages to making shade during the hot months. Keeping the ground cool around your tree basin by planting sweet potatoes and cowpeas adds to the natural shade from the tree.
Gardening is good metal therapy, great exercise and pride in growing your own food.
Discussion of how to water your garden. Automation irrigation timers. Avoiding drip systems and overhead sprinklers. Greg explains the most effective way is drip tape and how it works.
For trees, using bubblers instead of drip irrigation is more effective for deep watering. Greg explains another option: a drip ring.
Discussion of watering zones. Gardens, plants and trees types don't use the same amount of water. Setting up zones with an irrigation timer for each area is an effective way to control the proper amount of water.
Consider the correct water pressure going to those zones. Drips, sprinklers and bubblers may require a lower PSI.
Discussion of some of the incredible items found at the 2021 Kitchen And Bath International Show.
Sherwin Williams introduced the first EPA approved microbicidal paint called Paint Shield. Kills 99.9% of bacteria for up to 4 years.
The Grohe SmartControl Faucet. No lever, all hands free.
Discussion of toilet innovations from Central Arizona Supply.. Using bacteria-neutralizing ultraviolet light and titanium dioxide-fired bowl. Plus a revolutionary process breaking down microscopic waste particles. The price? We discuss that!
Better flushing systems and designs that bring cleanliness to a whole new level.
Discussion of spa like items for the bathroom.
Kohler's Moxie Showerhead and Speaker allows you to shower to your favorite music using Bluetooth Technology.
Moen showerheads with aromatherapy essential oil pods for relaxing showers. Dual Rain and Ring Spray showerheads too.
Towel Radiators offer comfortable radiant heat in the bathroom while providing the luxury of warm, dry towels and bathrobes.
Discussion of the Dart Canyon Kitchen Sink by Elkay. Stainless steel sink that is ADA compliant. Large enough to prepare food and vegetables without using counterspace.
Rosie explains why its not a good idea to get all your remodeling materials then look for a contractor. Working with a contractor first with your ideas.
Questions From The Info Box!
Wants to know about insulating a block home. Can this be a do it yourself project?
Wants to replace a roof whirly bird with a solar powered exaust fan to cool the attic. (Not a good idea as Rosie explains)
CALLER: Has a problem with ducks flying into and swimming in the pool. Suggestions to keep them out.
Rosie Right Design. Build. Remodel. employment opportunities for superintendents and other positions.
CALLER: Has a laminate countertop in the bathroom that extends out. Would like to cut a section of that extension. Is that something the homeowner can do themselves? And the proper tool to cut it with?
Shout Out to Rosie Certified Galaxy Lending Group from a listener who heard our January show and was very satified with their service.
Takeaways from today's show!