Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven By Sanderson Ford
Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House!
Discovering #Cottonwood | The Mayor of Cottonwood, Tim Elinski, will join us to discuss all things Cottonwood.
Tom Pitts with the Verde Valley Wine Trail will also join us do discuss the wine industry in the area.
Win State Park Passes at 7:20AM!
Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees with John Eisenhower
Assistant Branch Manager of Integrity SaveATree Stephen Price joins us to talk about all things trees including Tree of the Month: #TexasOlive and the Tip of the Month: #WateringSchedule
On the House Hour: How to Make Your Home A Less Desirable Target to Burglars
There are few things that make a homeowner feel more compromised than knowing someone has been tampering with their home - inside or out! Protecting vulnerable points of entry for your home is a great start. Here are some solid tips that will help make your home a less desirable target...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do: #QuietSpace | Now that school is back in session, it is a good idea to create a designated study zone.
We talk with Tim Elinski, Mayor of Cottonwood Arizona. The story of the revival of Old Town Cottonwood with cafes, wine bars, hotels all locally owned. Tim talks about his history, how he became mayor and the industries in town.
Elvis Presley's connection to Cottonwood and Arizona. He filmed the 1968 movie 'Stay Away, Joe' in town and Sedona.
As a thank you to the cast, crew and people of Cottonwood, a 30 minute special of Elvis' inspirational songs aired only on KVIO Radio in Cottonwood.
Elvis also helped raise funds for the USS Arizona Memorial.
President of the Verde Valley Wine Consortium Tim Pitts talks about the Verde Valley Wine Trail.
Tim talks about how he got involved in the consortium, the history and growth of Arizona wines in the region.
Vineyards existed in Arizona in the 1800's. Dormant until the 70's when interest in growing and producing wine returned. 1986 Arizona Reserve Cab was served at The White House.
What it takes to start a vineyard large or small.
Assistant 'Branch' Manager of SavATree Integrity Tree Service Stephen Price talks about the Tree Of The Month: The Texas Olive. Describes the features of this landscape tree.
CALLER: Question about a Sago Palm and the fruit it produces dangerous for dogs to eat. Includes thoughts on poisonous plants and pets.
CALLER: Question about a 4-5 year old sapote tree thats top heavy and wants to know a proper way to trim.
Stephen's advice on the previous caller with a sapote tree.
TEXT: How long to replant after removing a sisou tree.
CALLER: Has a Hong Kong Orchid has a branch that appears to be 'bleeding' with a dark liquid. He pulled the branch out. What could that mean?
Stephen finishes his reply to the previous caller with the Hong Kong Orchid.
CALLER: Planted some ficus tree in a hedge and after built a pool near it. Concerned about invasive roots that could damaging the pool.
CALLER: Has a hedge of pittosporum bushes decades old that began showing signs of dying. Anything to do to save it.
CALLER: Has mature citrus trees and not sure how or when to trim them because they're pretty thick. Also a problem with some leaves curling on the tips.
Stephen replies about the previous caller with citrus tree issues.
He recommends when to prune, how to prune, times to fertilize during the year and aerating the soil around the tree.
And suggestions on leaf curling.
Classes on sustainable pruning and SHADE conference other classes at Arizona Nursery Association Open to public.
Discussion of security about your front door. Where the majority of home break-ins usually start. Its how you secure the door to take a long time for a break-in.
EMAIL: If I have a sturdy, dead bolting, steel security door, why should I have to do anything else because it will take a lot longer than 60 seconds to get thru the door.
Secure the door by installing a solid-core or hardcore wood door to make it difficult to kick in. Use effective hardware including double cylinder deadbolts and bump proof locks.
Discussion on screen security doors. Not all are made equal.
For the garage door, remove the chord opener and place a dowel with a teacup hook on the end. Put it in a secure place to use whenever you need to manually open garage.
There are openings that need to be filled for qualified tradesmen and women. Rosie's Certified Partners are hiring! Great pay and meeting great people.
Proper way to secure your french door. Inexpensive way too!
Secure a pin hinge to the active door with sliding bolt locks mounted vertically at the top of the door. With the header lock engaged, insert a small screw below the lever to prevent it from being unlocked from the outside. The screw can be easily removed should you need to open the door.
The first place thives will go to in the home is the master bedroom for valuables. The second place is a home office or study for possible identity theft.
Video doorbells and alarm systems a plus!
Discussion about our Certified Partners. Lightning explodes a septic tank in Florida.
Reminder about a 'Buyer Beware' on product presentations involving something like a free dinner or gift of some sort.
CALLER: Installed solar panels at the home and would like suggestions on how supercooling works with solar.
Our 'How To' on developing an effective study area or quiet space.
CALLER: Has a question on their electric bill and supercooling a modular or manufactured home.
Follow up on the caller with the electric bill and cooling his modular home.
Explaining the budget plan thru the caller's electricity provider.
More on our blog about study areas.
Listener Mike who didn't believe in supercooling joins us to tell us his results after trying it in his home.
Mike describes the electric plan he chose, what energy his home uses and how he cut in usage in half and saved money by installing a programmable thermostadt and managing his A/C.