Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery
Join us as we chat with Jay Harper about #SummerLawnPlanting&Care
We will also be taking your landscape and garden questions so give us a call!
On The House Topic: Irrigation: The Backbone Of A Healthy Landscape
Special Guest Aaron Merkow of Rosie on the House Certified Partner Core Landscape joins us to talk landscape and irrigation:
A good irrigation system is based on several factors including the type of soil, plant choices and location. Taking the time to plan and design your project can save money in the long run. Installing a quality irrigation system is the best thing you can do to ensure your plants will be well nourished and healthy and from there your yard will grow...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Chat with Rosie & Romey! Got a Question? Call in!
#EnergyAudit | Special Guest, Rosie on the House Certified Partner Green ID joins us to talk about the hashtag of the week!
Jay Harper talks about the massive desert blooms, weeds, different applications between pre-emergent and fertilizer, the resurgence of gardening.
CALLER: A first time gardener has bugs chewing up his garden. We try to identify what pest it could be based on his clues.
The Garden Goddess, Suzette talks about fermentation. The original way to preserve vegetables and greens.
She describes some of the products offered at Garden Goddess Ferments.com
Probiotic fermented foods like beets and kraut with many health benefits.
Arizona Game And Fish reminder to leave baby wildlife alone!
TEXT: Wants to know how they can support local farms. Great place to find a farm at Fill Your Plate.org
Our topic on summer lawns (Bermuda). Transition from rye winter grass by backing off watering, cutting lawn shorter, dethatching to allow the bermuda to grow.
Rosie's question on his garden. He cleared some of it after harvest and wants to know what to plant for the summer.
TEXT: 10 year old ash tree thats grown crooked. Is it possible to straighten it out and how?
TEXT: Has a flood irrigation property. Any tips to grow rye grass lawn properly?
Extra thoughts on weed control, Memorial Day is the second time to fertilize and adjust, maintain your sprinkers for summer.
Aaron Merkow of Core Landscape discusses the importance of a proper irrigation system for a year round landscape.
Aaron adopted a way to replace the drip system poly tubing with swing riser pipe.
Details their Irrigation System Audit. Looking at your entire irrigation from timers, sprinkers, drips and more.
Aaron give the backstory of Core Landscape and his history.
CALLER: A loud thump under the kitchen sink when the sprinkers come on. Suspect a water pressure issue that could be solved with a air hammer arrestor.
CALLER: Give a rousing endorsement of the swing riser pipe over ploy tube.
CALLER: Thinks he has a pressure vaccum breaker problem.
More discussion on previous caller with a pressure vaccum breaker issue.
CALLER: Is it worth installing a water pressure regulator?
Discussion of irrigation clocks. The brain of your system. Core Landscape offers a service to manage your clocks via Wi-Fi.
How long does a system audit take? Safeguards for better water management.
Aaron talks about the services Core Sprinker has to offer.
Rosie's story of how he got out of the sprinker business :)
David Byrne of Green ID discusses energy saving ways for the homeowner and their budget!
Rosie goes over his energy bill from August 2019 and explains how he saved money just by getting on the right energy plan.
Most people are on the wrong plan. A free way to save energy is to see if you're on the right plan.
More simple ways include adjusting timer on the water heater, leave room doors open for circulation, calibrate the variable speed pool pump and replace air filters.
Special offer for Rosie listeners (limited time)
CALLER: Working at home requires closing a door. Considering some sort of air return. Suggestions?
More energy saving tips that cost about $100 or less. Shade suggestions, register grills, caulking gaps around drywall ducts.
CALLER: Adding a room addition to a home with a flat roof. No space for duct works. Suggestions to cool the room.
CALLER: Experiencing temperature differences in the returns.
More energy saving upgrades that costs $500 & $1000