Here's an overview of this week's three-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour: Talking Trees
On the House Hour: Reinvent Your Home with Lighting
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Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
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John Eisenhower is joined by guest Dave Jernigan of 'The Gardner's Touch'. Dave talks about his background and business of installing upscale home gardens instead of landscapes and his '40 wives' (explains the humor behind it).
Discussion of the timing when to start overseeding rye grass for the lawn transition from summer to winter. Consider temperature over a set date. Dave gives lots of information on the balance of too early or late from bermuda to rye grass.
John's tip to trim your trees first before overseeding the lawn.
Dave's story of installing tree swings. John's proper way to install a swing without hurting the tree.
Discussion of the Tree Of The Month: The Arizona Rosewood! More of a big shrub. Slow growth, low maintenance, bulletproof, good privacy type fence and can grow into a tree.
Another low maintenance tree suggestion: The acacia aneura
CALLER: Does the Arizona Rosewood require a lot of sun? And in the county, if someone's tree grows over into the neighbor's yard, can the neighbor cut or trim that tree and toss the trimmings back into that person's yard? (NOTE: There is an Arizona Tree Law. John explains)
CALLER: Has an ash tree thats struggling with some of the bark stripped off. Put a canopy over it to protect from the excessive heat and covered the trunk. Is it time to give up or suggestions to keep it?
John's Tree 'To Dos': His tips on tree recovery from the summer's excessive heat. Focus on below the ground: roots, nutrients, and careful watering.
CALLER: What kind of shrub can you plant to grow into a small tree? John and Dave has suggestions.
CALLER: Has an ash tree planted too close to a gas line. Will remove it and wants suggestions for planting a smaller tree with a smaller root base.
CALLER: The excessive heat has taken a toll on their saugaro and barrelhead cactus. Some barrelheads have died and some falling over after watering them. Any suggestions?
Allen and Ashley Childress of Statewide Lighting joins us to talk about re-inventing your home with lighting. With more people working and schooling from home, remodeling with the proper lighting for functionality in various rooms.
Statewide Lighting's history dating back to its beginnings in the 1970's. How light fixtures and bulbs have drastically changed over the years. Ashley talks about the current trends they're seeing.
LED lighting is a game changer. Discussion of LED tape lighting. How its being installed for colors and no shadow effect.
Explanation of an LED light bulb (Light Emitting Diode) and the different grades. Become mainstream and the variety as to what is pleasing to the eye.
How brass fixtures have gone by the wayside for the new 'brushed gold' finish.
The advantage of going to the showroom instead of buying lighting on the internet.
Rosie On The House Special from Statewide Lighting good until October 31st. 2020.
CALLER: Got LED bulbs to try out. They have a ceramic base that gets really hot. Are there other bulbs that won't produce heat? Allen explains aluminum base LEDs doesn't retain heat. LEDs are a computer chip and remove heat from the back unlike incandescent bulbs.
Discussion of the 'french farmhouse look'. Another popular trend with wood tones and more. Every fixture can be made different by how you bulb and dim it.
Innovations on ceiling fans and light kits. How DC current has made the motor more efficient and cooler. Limiters in light kits replaced by LED tape lighting for better lighting.
The popularity of LED Edison Bulbs. The various shapes give creative options.
In reinveting lighting, one of the miscalculations to brighten a room is paint. But don't forget function of proper lighting.
CALLER: Has a classic 60's metal desk lamp with a ceramic light socket. Would an LED bulb work in it?
Reminder that string bulbs over pools must be 10 feet or higher and neighborhood association rules may apply.
Followup on a listener who has a water softner in the home. When turning on the shower faucet, they got hot water for a long time. But when bypassed the softner, a shorter time with hot water.
Stumped question on a toilet thats double flushing (Not a dual flush toilet). An experienced CALLER says its likely low water in the tank.
Kudos to Oldcastle/Belgard for their new showroom solution center.
Most Asked Question Of The Week: The best type of wood to use in the fireplace.
Rochelle Hartigan of GE Lighting discusses the incredible line of Smart LED bulbs with linkable motion that go on as you walk in and around the home, dusk to dawn bulbs, many colors in a single bulb and bulbs with built in speakers!
Weekly To Do with REEis Air Conditioning. Jeff Carmichael explains the importance of changing your air filters every 30 days for air quality and a longer lasting unit that runs efficiently. Plus the type of filters we recommend.
CALLER: Wants to replace the concrete driveway with pavers. But wants to know if you can overlay pavers on an existing concrete driveway?
CALLER: Front door is set back in the foundation 4 feet. Want to install a paver walkway to the door. Is it OK to remove 4 feet of foundation so the pavers fit flush to the door?
CALLER: Struggling with ambient lighting under the cabinets and can't run new electrical wiring. Wants to go with battery operated lighting.
Takeaways from today's show!