Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour: Talking Trees
On the House Hour: Native Plants That Will Attract A Bounty Of Birds & Butterflies
Part of what makes living in Arizona so alluring is the abundance of wildlife that our native trees, plants, and cacti attract. Each of the examples given are water-efficient, easy to maintain, and will add beautiful color and dimension to your landscape. No need for multiple bird feeders to attract birds and butterflies to your property. There will be no shortage of visitors with these trees, plants, and cacti...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do: Consider Upgrading to #Dimmers | Replacing a traditional light switch with a lighting dimmer switch can set the ambiance for a romantic dinner, a meditation space, TV watching, a party, or whatever activity you want to set the mood for.
Tune-In! There are many benefits to converting from the basic on/off switches to dimmers that you may not have considered.
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John Eisenhower and Sarah Maitland talk about the Tree Of The Month: The Twisted Myrtle! Shrub-like tree, evergreen, nice accent for landscape.
Topic on soil analysis. A good starting place to know the break down of what's in the soil before you need to add anything to help trees grow better.
Collecting a sample by digging 6 inches deep in random spots around the yard. Mix them together for an analysis.
Discussion of the SRP Tree Planting Workshops for SRP customers only. Its a great way to learn how to prepare, locate and plant trees that will grow in our climate.
Tucson's Million Tree Program. Plans to plant a million trees by 2030.
Middle of February is the right time for pruning and the first fertilization of the year. How much to prune depends on knowing if the frost/freeze season is over. Each tree and plant is species specific.
John and Sarah explain rejuvination pruning and what it does for continued growth.
Now is the time to prune citrus before new growth flowers begin to blossom. What to do when citrus is still on the tree?
Irrigation technique using bubblers to mimic rainfall. The big advantage to using a soil probe to avoid overwatering.
A Tree-Via tree trivia question?
Bug and insect control. John tells you what are beneficial bugs and insects. And how to protect from the bad ones that can harm your tree.
John Eisenhower and Sarah Maitland join in the conversation on landscaping with native plants and trees to attract birds, pollinators and wildlife!
John explains why backing off pruning trees and leaving the leaf litter on the ground can benefit wildlife attraction.
Tree suggestion: The Desert Ironwood. Dramatic bloomers, hearty tree. Details the tallest known Ironwood off Carefree Highway. Others include Mesquite and Palo Verde. Mesquite pods are food for wildlife
More on mesquite flour made from the pod seeds from the tree.
Wildlife attraction stories of bobcats and raccoons in backyards and pools.
Difference between blue palo verde and foothill palo verde trees.
Prickly pear can attract javalina and ground cover for quail.
Resources for attracting pollinators: Audubon Society websites.
Plant for attracting wildlife: Desert Marigold.
Yes, flies count as pollinators. (yuk!)
Results of the Tree-via contest.
Rosie answers listener questions and details on home warranty insurance. Filling in a sunken room. Replacing a water heater with a tank or tankless heater. And after a lady saved $80 a month Super Cooling her home in the summer, Rosie explains to new listeners the Super Cooling method to your home.
Rosie answers our Most Asked Question Of The Week about backyard sheds and buildings. Do you need a permit to build one? Can you just put it anywhere on the property?
Rosie explains the zoning and setback rules you need to consider.
Our Weekly To Do is a way to help you make improvements to your home one project at a time.
Discussion on dimmer switches. The benefits of converting standard light switches to dimmers. The ways technology can be used to control the brightness. Energy saving. Compatability with different types of bulbs: LEDs, halogen and more!
Discussion of metal roofing. Why it cost more and why to consider it. Romey explains how metal roofing is installed and designed to reflect heat.