Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery
Notes from the Nursery with Jay Harper! Talking #WinterAnnuals. You can keep your yard beautiful and colorful, even in the winter.
On The House Topic: Create Contrast and Tell A Story With Black Windows & Doors
Black has always been a staple for the devoted follower of fashion, and it continues to be a very popular enhancement for residential doors and windows. Today, black windows continue to be on trend and can be found in homes of many different architectural styles. "Black windows make a statement and have been doing so for decades. Inspired by history and modernized for present-day design principles, black windows can take your home's exterior or interior style to new heights"...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Chat with Rosie & Romey! Got a Question? Call in!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #Irrigation | Automated irrigation systems can make lawn and landscape easy unless the system has been poorly maintained. Let's make sure your job isn't harder than it needs to be!
Its cooled off and now is the right time to plant! Jay Harper has lots of tips to get started.
Discussion of lawn transition. Cutting down the bermuda and seeding with rye for winter lawns. And suggestions for planting in raw dirt (no lawn). Details on watering the lawn.
Different types of fertilizer for cooler weather lawns. Explains the 3 numbers on a bag of fertilizer.
Weed control and irrigation. Setting watering schedules on plants and trees. Putting down pre-emergent herbicide for weeds before it rains.
Variety of things to plant now. Think root, stem and leafy vegetables.
How many seeds to plant in the hole? Jay's trick mixing seed and soil in a jar.
Explanation of companion planting. Like plants that attract pollinators for your garden.
Discussion of container gardening. A good way to grow vegetables and plants in small spaces.
Explaining how you almost gain a year when you plant trees and shrubs in the fall to get the root system established.
Shade tree suggestions that are heartier for the low desert.
Adam Homer of Pella Windows And Doors discusses how black windows and doors have been trending by creating contrast.
Adam discusses the story of Pella located in Pella, Iowa. Beginning in 1925 as a roll screen company to seven lines of widows and doors.
Rosie explains the importance of caring for the 'envelope' of you home.
Adam discusses the line of window designs including Rosie's absolute favorite window for the desert Impervia.
Rosie reads a listener letter who took his advice to budget for Pella Windows.
Discussion of Pella, Iowa. The manufacturing plant and home to Pella Widows & Doors.
Discussion of Pella's fiberglass window (Impervia) is the perfect window for the Southwest.
CALLER: Has a home with a Pella Sliding Wall. Puzzled that the screens are on the inside of the wall. How do you remove the screens to clean them?
Rosie mentions his two year anniversary to the day of his accident.
Assist the caller on the screen removal. Adam explains why the screens are installed inside.
Explains the kind of fiberglass that looks like metal that make the Impervia window special.
Discussion of the trends in black framed windows. BLOG
CALLER: Has a 20 year old SRP Energy Star home and its time to change the windows. Wants to know from Rosie how Pella Windows stack up against the other windows on the market.
Rosie story and experience of being an expert witness on window problems.
Pella's new Showroom in Gilbert. A new concept showroom with a look and feel inspired by The Apple Store. And locations in Scottsdale and Tucson.
13 Year Old Singer Musician Gavin Torel is our special guest IN the house! A top 10 finalist from Alice Cooper's Proof Is In The Pudding talent contest and 'busking' around the valley.
Discussion of remodeling a home for multi-generational family members to move in. Rosie gives some examples of what can be done and rough cost estimates.
CALLER: Has a 6 foot Pella sliding door. Can you remove the solid panel part of the door so they can move larger things in or out like a home appliance?
CALLER: Wants to remove the fiberglass insulation in the attic and considering spraying foam on the bottom of the roof deck.
CALLER: Kitchen sink faucet water pressure on the cold side is trickling water when turned on. The hot side water pressure works fine.
CALLER: Looking to install a new roof soon. Curious about the cork insulation that we've mentioned on the show recently. Could it be used on a roof?
CALLER: Has a 10 year old home with a flat concrete tile roof. Recommendation on when to get it inspected and what to look for in an inspection.