Here's an overview of this week's 3 hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Farmer Greg Peterson of the Urban Farm joins us to discuss #BackyardFruitTrees. What's better than fresh fruit right from your yard??
Homeowner Topic: Surface Water | Not A Cut & Dry Issue
After weeks of monsoon rains, you may have noticed a lot of puddles and dirt in your neighborhood. Or you may have noticed washouts as you skidded on loose dirt rounding a corner. Some of the water may have naturally flowed from small washes between homes, but some may have flowed from someone else's property and onto yours. What's a homeowner to do? Here are some basics regarding how drainage is determined in planning for homes and communities:...
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
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Weekly To-Do Topic: Reduce your #WaterConsumption | Special Guest and Rosie-Certified Water - Use It Wisely joins us to talk ways we can be more water-conscience. Despite the bountiful rains the summer of 2021 has produced, water conservation is still something everyone need to be aware of and practice.
Farmer Greg discusses what it takes to plant and produce various fruit from your fruit trees! What you need to know before picking and buying a fruit tree.
The three ways you can kill your fruit trees: Planting in gravel or rock, grass/lawn and drip irrigation.
Deep watering for deep roots to avoid storm uprooting.
The importance of chill hours. If the chill hour information is not on the identification tag, don't use it.
Discussion of root stocks and ripening times. Why soft flesh fruit should be off the tree by July.
The list of varieties of citrus, apples, apricots, peaches and more that grow and produce well in the low desert.
Proper planting for the extreme enviroment.
Dig your hole in a square. Includes the size and depth of the hole. Planting bare root trees when dormant.
Explanation of a perk test and why its important before you plant.
Planting mix of 40% dirt from the hole, 60% planting mix.
Greg's 6-6 rule around the tree: 6 feet wide tree basin - 6 inch deep woody mulch.
Shade recommendation for a starter tree. Ground cover, tree wrap, or tarp.
Fertilizing your tree. Grandular 4 times a year to build healthy soil. Foliar by liquid spray direct on the leaves and trunk.
Watering the tree. Once a month in the winter, twice in the summer. Keeping in mind over and under watering looks the same. How a soil probe can help manage watering.
Some of the new residents who used Rosie On The House Certified Partners.
Romey details some of the takeaways from the 2021 Arizona Water Law Conference.
Rosie talks about drainage on a piece of land before its development.
Developing raw land to manipulate the correct drainage and how to deal with it.
How neighbors can mess up the drainage plan with a simple raised planter in their yard.
Romey talks about a study by Casa Grande for a water diversion plan to move floodwater from Davenport, Iowa.
More discussion on the Casa Grande/Davenport water harvesting study. Building a pipeline diverting water from Iowa to Wyoming.
Discussion of desalination plants in California. The expense, production of water. Is it worth it?
CALLER: Comments about today's energy efficiency appliances and its use of water.
TEXT: Suggesting research how they pump water over the mountains from Tehachapi, CA to Los Angeles.
Rosie's discussion on moving surface water away from your home. Using drywells and sump pumps had some drawbacks.
Listener writes their garage faces west and that means it heats up a lot. Its it worth insulating it? Rosie explains why just insulating is not enough.
CALLER: Has a walk in shower thats 3 years old. A leak developed on the tile. Contractor suggested replacing the entire shower pan. Can the leak be sealed or ripping out the shower?
Life Worth Living In Place! Discuss how you can plan and make your medical wishes known in case you can't speak for yourself with My Directives.
CALLER: Owns a 1950's red brick home with a Palo Verde next to the home. The roots are causing cracks in the sidewalk and parts of the home.
Weekly To Do with Andi Couet-Pascoe of Water Use It Wisely. We discuss some of the simple tips you can do to conserve water.
Rosie tries to solve a window leak issue. Based on a video he received, is the leak coming from the window, stucco leak or a roof leak.
Takeaways from today's show!