Here's an overview of this week's 3 hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Homeowner Topic: Day In The Life Of A Plumber
The throne. The porcelain goddess. The loo. No matter what you call the toilet, it needs to work when you do your business; so do the water heater and faucets. When these items don't work, leak, or are backed up, who do you call? A plumber – one licensed by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors... A plumber's duties, for lack of a better word, are much more than unclogging a toilet or fixing a leaky faucet...
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
Got a question? Call In! Chat with Rosie & Romey!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #AlarmSystem - READ MORE>> | Join us this Saturday; we'll be talking about the importance of different types of alarm systems (smoke, radon, security, etc.). We'll also talk about installing and maintaining them so they work when you need them the most. GIVE US A CALL WITH QUESTIONS!!
Talking growing citrus. Dozens of varieties can grow here.
Famer Greg discusses how his introduction to permaculture led to edible landscapes in his third of an acre Urban Farm.
Explains his vision on teaching everyone to grow food in the desert. Mentions the book 'Oranges' by John McPhee (1966).
How successive ripening is a key to successful citrus and fruit production.
Greg discusses keeping your trees the correct height. That way its easy to manage and harvest citrus and fruits.
Greg gives two pruning tips for citrus: prune out dead branches and pruning back to the shape and size you want it.
CALLER: Has a pomegranate tree that was overwatered and dropping its leaves. How far back can she prune it?
CALLER: Has an east side dog run with a tree that was knocked down by high winds. Suggestions on another tree to plant.
The 3 things people do that can kill the tree. And solutions for proper planting, soil prep and watering
CALLER: What plants or trees can be grown in pots that are not easy to kill.
Discussion of things that can make a tree thrive! Including ground shade, woody mulch, tree wrap, fetilizing and most recently great results with foliar feeding.
Discussion of some DIY items found at the National Hardware Show.
Recent list of Most Desirable Places To Retire, Phoenix has dropped way down the list. We explain why.
Rash of spiny tailed iguanas are showing up in Florida toilets.
Rosie talks about the fall colors he saw during a recent hike in Flagstaff.
CALLER: An elderly couple had to replace their water softening system. They no longer can lift the salt pellet bags and looking for help.
CALLER: Has a 1972 home with the original air conditioning duct system. Can cleaning the ducts be a DYI project and is there equipment to rent to do the job? Or have it professionally done?
CALLER: Wants to extend the home to the back patio. Dealing with a load bearing wall and truss support issue. Can you remove part or all of the wall?
Our blog on A Day In The Life Of A Plumber. We explain why you should consider a career in plumbing. Always in demand and you could make a very good living.
Most Asked Question Of The Week: I don't like my home. What should I do? We discuss some ideas to see if its worth remodeling or move out.
CALLER: Has luxury vinyl flooring planks coming up off the floor. The installer and others associated with the floor can't decide on the proper repair and its really confusing.
CALLER: Has an 1800 square foot 20 year old manufactured home on a foundation. Experiencing a lot of floor squeeking walking around the home. Got in touch with the inspector who did the initial inspection before purchasing. Recommended the owner call a structural engineer. What to do next?
Weekly To Do on smoke, fire and carbon dioxide home alarms. Public Information Officer for Daisy Mountain Fire Department Brent Finton talks about how they work, proper placement in each room in your home, proper placement of the carbon monixide alarm, maintenance and life of alarms and having a fire escape plan in place.
Takeaways from todays show!