Here's an overview of this week's 3 hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour: Talking Trees
Talkin' Trees with Sarah Maitland of SavATree joins us with special guest Laura Hackett of Liberty Wildlife! We'll be discussing how trees can be habitat and the importance of protecting nesting. Pick out your favorite tree! Planting trees can help wildlife and improve co-existing with birds and other wildlife. Don't forget to check out the Tree of the Month: #WeepingAcaciaTree
On the House Hour: Top Ten Water-Friendly Landscape Tips
Whether you’re installing a new landscape, renovating an existing one, or just looking for ways to conserve water in an urban environment, proper planning and design are essential to creating a water-wise landscape. Water - Use It Wisely offers simple considerations to get you started on the design path...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do: Are Vinyl Windows a Smart Choice in AZ? | While our long, hot summers have some homeowners wondering if vinyl windows are durable enough to be a smart choice for Arizona homes, special guest and Rosie-Certified DunRite Windows & Doors says they’re one of the most popular choices that they install. Tune-In & learn more about the modern improvements to vinyl windows and how they last, even in the AZ heat. READ MORE>>
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Sarah Maitland of SavATree is joined by Laura Hackett of Liberty Wildlife Foundation. Care for injured wildlife.
The Tree Of The Month: The Weeping Acacia. Beautiful, thin foliage, evergreen for shade. Explains its thyllodes leaves. Tips to avoid circular roots.
Laura explains what Liberty Wildlife does for sick, orphaned and injured native wildlife. Rehabing them to return back to the wild. Trees are an important part of this relationship.
Myth Busting: You can carefully pick up a baby bird to return to the nest carefully.
Storm damaged and uprooted trees is likely from improper pruning. Sarah explains why.
Why palo verde trees tend to be the most damaged or uprooted tree after a storm.
Encouraging everyone to plant trees and create habitat. Biggest cause of bird and wildlife reduction is habitat destruction from construction, wildfires and storms.
Creating microclimates with bird baths, organic mulches to cool spaces around the home while promoting wildlife. Why to avoid pine in mulch.
CALLER: Has a mediterranean fan palm. Main stem lost the frawns on top while the rest of the palm is thriving. Is this the beginning of losing it because of the main stem?
Tree Care For Birds.com is training arborists to look out for birds. Training like the best time to prune so they don't interfere with breeding and nesting.
Liberty Wildlife includes a hospital and how it started 40 years ago. Public is invited at various times. A non-profit that you can donate to and volunteer.
Rosie's experience with the owls. Arizona has 13 different species of owls including the Great Horned Owl.
TEXT: How to keep their bird habitat from becoming the neighborhood cat snack?
Have SavATree decorate your trees and landscape for the holidays. Everything you need from lights, cords, timers and other festive decorations!! Appointments at 602-788-0005.
Liberty Wildlife. org for what to do if you encounter injured wildlife and other educational information. Just a single tree is your yard is a great start to help birds.
CALLER (not aired): Ways to help out the landscape and wildlife from the wildfire burn scars? Led to an amazing recovering of the Bush Fire scar area.
Water Use It Wisely's Donna DiFrancesco discusses water conservation! Even during this wet monsoon! Turning off your irrigation after copious amounts of rain.
Properly managing your water use in outdoor landscapes. 70% or more of water use around the home is for landscapes.
Discussion of rainwater harvesting. How the water cycle means we don't really loose water. Its just in different forms besides rain.
Efficient in treating wastewater to reclaimed water use for landscapes, nuclear power plant.
The Number One Water Violations? Lawns and poorly maintained irrigation.
Donna is a Conservation Specialist with The City Of Mesa.
Water Use It Wisely started in Mesa and grew into 18 regional partners. Donna tells the story of how it all began including the Watering By The Numbers flipbook.
AMWUA.org is a separate group.
Discussing knowing how water saturates the soil and drying period is the way to set your irrigation timers and helps the roots.
Donna talks about some of the 10 water friendly landscape tips. Including the views, right plant or tree in the right place, aesthetic grading the yard and accent bolders buried about 1/3 into the ground.
Growing up in New Hampshire, Donna explains why she has an eye for natural landscapes. And consider the view you like to see around your home. Planting a landscape of many colors from native plants.
We talk about the botanical gardens and xeriscape demostration garden locations for ideas.
Tucson places for botanical, demostration gardens and nurseries.
Water Use It Wisely publishes a gardening/landscaping blog three times a month with guests bloggers. How you can be a guest blogger.
Sustainable gardening tips include leaving the leaves that fall of the tree for mulching and planting for pollinators, reducing light pollution and more.
Rosie welcomes new residents to Arizona. And Rosie On The House.com is your free service to just about anything for your house, home, castle or cabin.
Discussion of flood insurance. Its separate from your homeowner's insurance. But do you need it in Arizona?
Why you need to keep your air conditioner fan on 'auto' during monsoon season's high dewpoint temperatures.
Arizona Diamondbacks ticket giveaway.
Rosie's recent trip to Washington DC talking about visiting Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello. He explains why its a 'must see'!
Weekly To Do: Are vinyl windows a smart choice for Arizona? Sal Sacuto of DunRite Windows and Doors explains how and why the vinyl windows and doors that are produced today can last for decades.
Tips of what to be aware of when looking at any windows. Should be the one that is viable for the home.
It’s important to realize that the product warranty provided by the manufacturer differs from the installation warranty provided by the installer.
TEXT: Can broken, cracked thermal glass pane be replaced on existing windows? Sal explains glass and frame repair are done separately.
Takeaways from today's show!