Here's an update with Jeff Fleetham with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors!
Gardening expert, Jay Harper with Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company is here to talk you through the rest of the summer and how to prepare your lawn & garden for cooler temps!
Recommendation - Jay would make the well around the tree twice the size it is now (the size of the tree canopy) then fill it with mulch to cool the roots and ground. They do better in lawn areas, rather than the gravel lot he has now. He could add gypsm and add a few slow deep waterings.
Recommendation - It could be too wet with the rain or not draining properly. It sounds like it's drowing the plants. She could raise the pots with "Pot feet" to get it off the ground.
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Recommendation - Yes, it is possible. It just needs to be done manually. She can install an energy management computer from Advanced Home Systems and it'll do it all for her.
*Rosie talks about the true inventor of "Super Cooling." If you're saving money, donate that money to Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona!
Recommendation - Have CYC Landscaping come out and install Belgard Pavers over the patio. (You can pick up these pavers at Oldcastle Superlite or Marvel Building & Masonry Supply, but you need a certified installer)
*Rosie clarifies....he did NOT come up with "Super Cooling." It was Steve Koepp at Advanced Home Systems!
We're talking about "Mother-In-Law Units & Casitas"
Recommendation - Any certified plumber can install a pressure reducing valve and a cost of about $500.00. Since the "water hammering" is the issue, he can get a Water Hammer Arrester, a product he can find on the Sioux Chief website too.