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! With the start of Fall rapidly approaching, it's time to talk about transitioning your gardens once again! Joins us as we chat with Mr. Harper about #FallGardenPrep.
On The House Topic: Record Rainfall Doesn't Mean Reducing Water Conservation Efforts
Water has been the big topic throughout Arizona and at Rosie on the House over the past few weeks. We have had an abundance of much-needed rain. Our state broke quite a few rainfall records this year; Tucson International Airport set one of several records this season with 5.88 inches of rain through July 25. And the monsoon season is not over. BUT, don't think we can leave the dust behind. Just because much of Arizona received record rainfall to date, doesn't mean that we are flush with water. We still need to conserve what we have...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
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Weekly To-Do Topic:
#MonsoonPrep | Special Guest and Rosie-Certified Partner Tyler Johnson of Johnson Roofing joins us! This monsoon season is making up for the NONsoon of last season! We'll be prepping for that next monsoon storm at Rosie on the House. If you haven't had your roof inspected yet, you really might want to.. READ MORE>>
Jay Harper talks about the record monsoon rainfall that has greened up the area and excessive amounts of weeds for those who didn't use pre-emergent.
Right time to begin tilling your garden. The rain has softened the soil to make it easier.
Discussion of the proper way to apply pre-emergent for weed control and safety for pets.
Neighbor's neglect of weeds can become a problem for weeds on your property.
Jay's 'less work and effort' tip to prepare your area for a garden now. What steps to take for 30 minutes on a weekend over 3 weeks.
Fall is the longest growing season with a big list of what to plant. Focus on what you eat the root of, leaf of and modified stem or flower. Jay gives examples.
Discussion of planting starting from seeds. Some of the root crops you can plant from seed. Keeping the distance from each seed planting to avoid thinning. A tip on how potting soil can act as a seed separator for less thinning.
Rosie's tip on planting spring variety leafy green seeds to have fresh lettuce all winter into spring.
Discussion on SEED TAPE! A simple, time saving way to plant. Plus the seeds are pre-spaced.
The secret to grow larger sweet onions and less deformed shaped carrots.
Jay explains why planting now is like gaining an extra year of gardening. Trees, vines and shrubs planted now will be fully rooted in the spring.
Tips on the eventual transistion to winter rye grass lawns. Or if you don't want to go with a winter lawn.
We all see water at its point of use. But in reality, water is infinitly recyclable. We discuss the broadening perspective of water.
How water planning in Arizona dates back to the 1800's
Thinking 'outside the box'. Discussion of the need for water to create electricity in turn makes the power to transport the water.
How Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plants use of reclaimed water has a direct connection to Supercooling your home.
Use of condensate from your air conditioner. And how the clogged line is a cause of air conditioner failure.
Another 'out of the box' way of thinking. How water is used twice when you take a warm shower.
Water is used to create products. Another 'out of the box' thinking is the amount of water it take to produce a one time use product. Example are plastic water bottles. How much water it takes to make a one liter plastic bottle or artifical turf?
10% less water use by each person can help an extra 1 million people.
Some cities are giving rebates for zero water use natural landscapes. Why artifical turf is not part of that rebate.
TEXT: Von Payne of Rosie Certifed East Valley Floors says Mohawk Carpet makes a sustainable carpet made of 100% recycled content.
CALLER: Talks about their inherited irrigation system that was costing them more water and higher bill. If you think upgrading your irrigation system will cost more, they cut their bill by over $100 and paid for itself.
Jennifer's 'Living In Place' segment on things to consider to avoid elderly parents and friends from falling. Including a fall prevention device called a Super Pole.
What Stumped Rosie This Week? Discussion of what to do with unwanted surface rain water and how or if you can drain it.
CALLER: Owner has a new built home that gets dusty too often. Seems they're cleaning way too frequently. Suggestions on why this is happening. Rosie does!
Answer 2 homeowner questions on a 7 year old water heater that's never been drained and rusty colored condensate from an air conditioner.
Weekly To Do on Monsoon Prep. Tyler Johnson of Johnson Roofing explains what to do if your roof leaked or was damaged by a storm and a roofer can't get to you in a timely manner.
Starting with putting a tarp over the leaky roof. And what to do inside the home a.s.a.p where the leak is located.
The advantages of a roof inspection after a storm hits even if you didn't have any leaks or damage.
CALLER: Listener gives high praise to Johnson Roofing for her recent roof repair.
Takeaways from today's show!