Here's an overview of this week's 3 hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery
Notes From the Nursery with Jay Harper! We'll be talking about #Vegetables4WinterConsumption
On The House Topic: Making Your Pets Comfortable
Pets are a big deal, and for those of us who have pets, they are considered part of the family. Some people refer to their pets as their furbabies or four-legged children. 90.5 million U.S. households own a pet, with dogs leading at 69.0%, cats at 45.3% followed by fish, reptiles, horses, and other small animals. Like us, our pets want to feel loved, secure, safe, and comfortable. Here are some ideas to help you create a space that makes your pet feel like a member of the family...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Chat with Rosie & Romey! Got a Question? Call in!
Weekly To-Do Topic: Oh, You're In Hot Water Now! | READ MORE>>
#HotWater | Tune-in! With winter on its way, let's make sure you have access to the hot water in your home! We'll talk about how to maintain your water heater and more! If you have a question on maintaining something in your home - GIVE US A CALL!!
Jay Harper has the lowdown on getting your fall garden ready.
Consider removing your warm season plants if needed for more space. Creating loose, rich soil from compost and more.
Benefits of raised planters. Discussion of using hay bales, horse trough type planters and Square Foot gardening.
What to plant from seed. Jay explains anything that you can eat the leaf, root or modified stem/flower (example brocolli).
Discussion of growing onions from seed.
Wise to get frost cloth now for winter cold. And the benefit of using frost cloth after planting that's not related to cold weather.
Farmer's Almanac prediction for the 2021-2022 Winter Season. A Season Of Shivers!
Rosie's story of trying vertical gardening. Which leads to watering and Jay's 'Rule Of Thumb' on watering your fall garden plants.
Discussion on bees. Not every bee is dangerous. Plus the importance for pollination in your garden.
CALLER: Having a problem with grass being destroyed by white mites. So the nursery says after inspecting a sample of the grass.
Shout out to ASAP Bee Removal.
Discussion on robot drone pollination to help with declining bee population.
Jay lists a sample of cool weather veggies you can plant now.
BOOKS: Bounty From The Box. How to enjoy community-supported agriculture. And Square Foot Gardening.
Like us, our pets want to feel loved, secure, safe, and comfortable. With recent monsoon storms and other anxiety moments, we touch on some thoughts to help your pet.
Safety from wildlife. Especially for smaller pets like dogs. Discussion of secure pet doors.
WHERE DID ALL THE MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES COME FROM? Katie Prudic, Assistant Professor Of Natural Resources And The Environment University Of Arizona, explains the increase of moths. Why caterpillars are known as 'eggs with legs' for moths and why moths get a bad rap.
Of the many species of moths, only two are known to damage clothing. The best deterant is cedar.
Rosie details the Maricopa County Parks' Butterfly Training Program.
Some more tips to keep your pets safe from wildlife. Including rollers on top of fences to keep coyotes from climbing or jumping over.
CALLER: Suggestion for calming down dogs: an oriental supplement.
Keeping your pets safe using artifical turf specifically designed for urination with proper drainage.
Our Weekly To Do on water heaters. Rosie explains how the traditional tank works and other dos and don'ts you should know beyond its typical operation.
CALLER: Has a flat roof with foam ureathane coating that's cracked. Three different contractors had three different solutions. Wants some advice.
CALLER: Has an nice Arizona Room he would like to fix up for his mother-in-law to include a bathroom and kitchen. Looking for someone to look at the project and draw up some plans.
How to get quicker hot water from a tank heater with a circulating pump.
CALLER: Considering installing an electric tankless water heater for a single shower in the home. Currently it takes a minute to get hot water from a tank to the shower.
Discussion on tankless water heaters. How they work with 'flash heating'. And why its highly recommended you have a whole home water treatment system for tankless water heaters.
Rosie's Bunny Trail mention on an incredible Fall Color season thanks to monsoon rain.
Discussion of two other heaters: Hybrid heat pump technology and Solar heaters.
TEXT: The anode rod on their water heater is NOT on the top of the tank. Where could it be?
CALLER: Has a 40 year old double wood door that need replacing. Should they stay with wood, composite or iron security door.
Takeaways from today's show!