Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Farmer Greg of the Urban Farm joins us to talk all about #BackyardLivestock
We will also be taking your landscape and garden questions so give us a call!
AZ State Park Passes: 8:20AM - Tune-In to win!!
Homeowner Topic: Creating a Landscape to Last
Have you been thinking about all of the upgrades you would like to make to your landscape? It is important to put in some time planning and researching before taking on a landscape project. A well done landscape brings enjoyment to the homeowner and adds value to the home. We visited with Janet Waibel of Waibel and Associates Landscape Architecture this week. Waibel promotes sustainability in the urban landscape and she says...
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
Got a question? Call In! Chat with Rosie & Romey!
Home Maintenance To-Do: #RRR Reduce, Reuse, Reycle | Current times make it challenging to find places to get rid of stuff. We have some resources and information to help remove that clutter from your home.
The Urban Farm's Farmer Greg and The Micro Farm Project's Kari Spencer discuss backyard livestock! Chickens, goats, turkeys, quail and others.
Benefits include fresh eggs, milk, meat, bug control and natural fertilizer for gardens.
Backyard livestock can be a great teaching tool for kids.
Discussion of the varities of chickens. Based on what you need from them. How to care and protect chickens.
City regulations for backyard animals vary from each city. Research city neighborhood services.
The two myths about roosters regarding egg production and crowing.
Goats tend to eat or chew anything at eye level.
CALLER: Kudo's to Kari's book "City Farming" and Greg's online gardening classes. Wants to know about raising quail and what types does Kari suggest.
TEXT: Thoughts on raising geese.
TEXT: Can you mix flocks together or do some need to be separate.
Summer gardening info: planting calendar.org
Benefits of starting with a plan and getting animals from hatcheries.
TEXT: Could Greg have confused a racoon with a ringtail cat?
Romey's story of raising chickens and some of the breeds.
EMAIL: How to keep chickens from flying too far or over the fence?
TEXT: If you let your chickens out, how do get them back in the roost?
Creating a landscape that is pleasing to the eye and sustainable. In other words, plants carefully selected for the proper location, effect and layering beauty of the landscape and care needed to last.
Janet explains the steps to assess the landscape design. Who is on the property, the space, functions, privacy and other specifics. Then how will it be maintained. (leaf litter, pruning, etc).
Consider how to maintain everything as you age.
Discussion of plants like native creosote, mesquite tree and other options. Janet explains the tolerence level of maintenance by an example of a mesquite.
How hardscapes has brought a new dimension to landscapes. From concrete to pavers. Looking at a backyard as a piece of art.
CALLER: Has a walkway on west side of house with about 8 feet of space to plant something. Looking for plant suggestions that doesn't grow more than 10 feet tall. Janet gives 4 ideas.
CALLER: Has a 15 year old 20 foot tall lemon tree bearing lots of fruit. High winds have twisted branches that need to be pruned but hard to get to. How to approach it without hurting the tree.
Discussion of landscape design on a flood irrigated lot and the challenge of a 'golf course' looking lawn.
Rosie's experience with video conferencing might change the way remodeling consultations are done.
Most asked question of the week: What is the proper use for a pressure washer?
Discussion on pressure washers especially when cleaning stucco for painting. And something called a whisper washer.
Weekly To Do on Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Various ways to reduce home clutter.
Rosie On The House Digital Management tool that can keep full history of your home and management tasks too! Reducing the clutter of a file cabinet.
More on our digital home management tool and the many things you can document on the history of your home.
Discussion on the importance of past permits on remodeling or other work on the home.
Highlight some of our E-Store products.