Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery
Join us as we chat with Jay Harper about #Lawns
We will also be taking your landscape and garden questions so give us a call!
On The House Topic: Taking Care Of Your Tile Roof
Tile roofs are a symbol of the southwest, rich in color, long lasting, and pleasing to the eye. If you have a tile roof, or any roof for that matter, you will want to keep it beautiful and in good working order. Longevity of the roof at your home will depend on many factors including the workmanship from when the house was originally built, how the roof has been maintained, and weather events.
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Chat with Rosie & Romey! Got a Question? Call in!
#WaterSafety | Remember that good quality, drinkable water is a necessity for overall health.
Jay Harper talks about the increase in gardening and landscaping activity.
This is the time to decide on the rye winter grass transition to bermuda summer lawns. Mowing techniques to get the bermuda grass to come back.
Lawn maintenance including dethatching and sprinkler heads. Discussion on the low volume rotater head sprinkler and some of its advantages.
Are there other grasses that can grow in the desert? Discussion on fescue grass and a place where it can work.
Planting a lawn on top of existing lawn is tough on bermuda.
CALLER: Is it OK to thatch Saint Augustine grass?
TEXT: Any tree suggestions to plant that are fast growing besides sisou?
TEXT: Can you use a fertilizer tank in an irrigation system? Jay explains what it is and how it works.
TEXT: After aerating a lawn, what can you use the mud pellets for?
CALLER: Has a new home and looking for shade tree suggestions for the west side of the home with a leach field nearby.
Talking about the changes in livestock auction shows to online to help sell livestock raised by young future farmers. Plus the advantage of getting plenty of meat for the family.
Get a real education on roofing with Tyler Johnson of Johnson Roofing.
Leaks can happen instantly or take a long time to soak through. The most economical roof is the shingle which comes in various grades. Install isn't time consuming.
Carefully read the warranty especially when it says 'Lifetime' Warranty'. There can be conditions.
Discussion of wood shake roofs. Costly install and maintenance.
Tile roofs come in concrete and clay in various shapes and sizes.
Two components to a roof: the tile type and the underlay. The felt underlay is the most important providing real protection from the elements.
Tyler explains the types of felt underlay. And how 2 layers of underlay can double the roof lifespan.
How to inspect the underlay. Keep in mind 'a pitched roof is designed for water shedding, not water proofing'
Discussion of the flat roofs. The history of some of the flat roof products. Built Up Roll Down involved hot tar. Torch down method. Foam roofs impervious to everything except sunlight. Elastomeric coatings.
Main purpose of tile roof is to protect the underlay. Cracked or broken tile can slowly damage underlay.
Proactive way is to have your tile roof inspected. Reactive way is wait for the leaks to start.
Tile roofs are not all nailed down. Tyler explains.
Takeaways include the importance of felt underlay, tile roofs are higher maintenance than shingle, once a year inspection on roofs can save you money in the long run and extend your roof's life.
Johnson Roofing has a roof maintenance program on their website.
Number One Question Of The Week: How to keep woodpeckers from tapping on your home. Why they do it and suggestions to solve the problem especially since they're a protected species.
Rosie's enjoyment of Arizona Game and Fish Wildlife Web Cameras
CALLER: Has a two story home. When the upstairs toilet is flushed, they hear rumbling of water in the bathtub drain. Plus need a drywall repair on a ceiling after an old roof leak.
CALLER: Had a roofer install a new roof last year. An issue developed and the roofer is not making good on fixing the problem. (Not a Rosie Certified Roofer). What recourse do they have?
Our Weekly To Do on in purifying drinking water in the home. Jon Owens of Kinetico Water Systems explains how you can improve the taste of your tap water. A stand alone drinking station and forget buying bottled water!
Rosie has some tips on recourse you might have with a roofer who doesn't make good on repairs. Important information you need to know.
Stories of what some people are doing to make the Stay At Home order a bit brighter.
CALLER: Last year the showers backed up. Plumber called in and cleared the drains. Now they're hearing drain noises that don't sound right.