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 monsoon season upon us, most of our gardens are left vulnerable. Joins us as we chat with Mr. Harper about #MonsoonPreparedness for your garden!
On The House Topic: These Four Projects Are Not Diy Jobs
So, you are ready to get your weekend warrior on and tackle some home improvement projects. That's great! But before you order materials and secure your toolbelt, Rosie highly cautions against four projects that should never be a DIY. These should be left to licensed professionals...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
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Weekly To-Do Topic:
#SmartDevices | Join us! We'll be talking about how to Help the Electronically Challenged Navigate Smart Technology. This “how-to” is the first in a series of articles relating to Seniors & Smart Technology.
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We discuss some of the issues homeowners are facing with an active monsoon season. Suggestions on reducing weeds in gardens and a tip on finding the right watermelon.
Jay Harper joins the conversation.
We know psithurism is the sound of wind thru the trees and leaves rustling. But is there a word for rain rustling thru trees?
Discussion of one of the biggest plant growers in the West is Monrovia. Low water, high beauty plants. But keep in mind some low water plants won't work in high heat.
Some of the challenges California and Colorado are facing with plants and lack of water.
Rainfall stories in Rim Country and other parts of the state.
Discussion of low water use plants and succulents with lots of color but may not be heat tolerant: Purple Queen Bougainvillea, Blue Chalk Sticks, Artichoke Agave, Colorado Gold Treasure Flower, Brake Light Red Yucca, Brush Lantana, Pink Moulee Grass.
Jay has some tips on planning your fall garden now. Tilling compost into your garden beds.
Discussion of seeds for planting. Those seed packets are produced around the country but some variety of seeds may not work in our climate.
Plant what you like to eat! And get your kids involved to grow their own favorites!
Root crops are grown in Arizona winter time. Cool season veggies with roots, leafy greens and stems. Plus established fruit trees begin to show fruit.
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The Do It Yourself projects you should avoid! Leave the roof to the experts. We explain two reasons. Avoiding ladder accidents and not having a trained eye to inspect roof problems should be left to experts.
We asked listeners to call in their Do It Yourself disasters for Arizona Diamondbacks Suite tickets!
CALLER: Story of his DIY disaster: trying to stain a concrete floor.
We say goodbye to Carol Vore (Rosie's youngest daughter) as she is leaving the show for a new job in Washington DC.
Another Do It Yourself project to avoid: Replacing an HVAC unit. A technical and complicated job left for the professionals.
CALLER: Has a 2100 square foot 1987 home with 2 HVAC units which are the original units on the home (WOW!). Master bedroom and rest of the home is cool but the other bedrooms don't have much airflow.
CALLER: Another DIY project gone wrong. He decided to wire up solar panels and generator. Found solar panels on eBay that won't do the job. Found it to be complicated.
What are Rosie's and Romey's DYI fails?
CALLER: Another DIY project gone wrong. Re-tiling the office floor that lead to what is known as 'project fatigue'. :)
Discussion of two DIY projects you should avoid. Never remove a load bearing wall. Explanation of 'sheer resistance'.
Never do a DIY project that should be permitted when you don't have a permit. We explain the importance of that.
Updates for homeowners include the price of lumber has dropped but don't wait for it to go any lower if you plan to build your dream project. GFCI outlets now have USB charging stations. And a hanging cabinet support tool!
CALLER: 30 year old home with about 500 square feet of patio concrete finish. Some spots are a bit too porous. Should he resurface with a layer of finished product or overlay it with proper exterior tile or paver? Romey takes this one.
TEXT: Whats the best way to anchor a shed? (did not answer due to time constraints)
Rosie goes over some of the most popular things we find wrong during a home inspection. Including overloaded circuit breakers, low water pressure and air conditioner poor perforamce.
Weekly To Do on smart devices as it pertains to seniors/elderly people. Helping the electronically challenged navigate smart technology. We highlight some of the place seniors can go to for information in our BLOG. Plus two ways seniors can stay connected in case of need: A Medical Alert Necklace and tracking device for elderly drivers.
When looking to buy a home, you want to make sure its as close to the original condition as possible. Finding the records of the building permits on that property.
Takeaways from today's show!