Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour by Sanderson Ford
Start your mornings off learning about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona! Tune-in to find out something new and interesting - sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Weekly To-Do: #LEDbulbs
Homeowner Topic: What to Do When the Floor Starts 'Heaving'?
Have you started noticing stress cracks in your flooring or on your walls? Your foundation may be to blame. Heavy rains can cause foundation damage such as heaving. Learn what you can do to prevent heaving and also what you can do to repair it.
Tune-In and talk with Arizona Foundation Solutions about your foundation concerns!
Romey and Garry rundown events of interest around Arizona from star gazing to game and fish activities.
This show aired prior to the passing of Sen. John McCain. It brought to mind other historical events and where we were when they happened.
Dr. Sky joins the show to talk about a recent internet hoax regarding the view of the weekend full moon and Mars appearing as big as the full moon. (HA!) But there are amazing things to see in the night sky.
Dr. Sky continues to talk about asteroids and the critical point when it could break into the atmosphere of the earth.
A comet called Swift Tuttle comes close to the earth on a regular basis. Comets are the fastest object in space.
Difference between and asteroid and a comet.
Even more events around Arizona.
Designing your edible landscape with Farmer Greg of The Urban Farm.
Farmer Greg is a big proponent of having chickens. They have lots of benefits.
Edible landscapes need to contribute something to your yard. For food and shade. Examples like palo verde and sweet potatoes.
Observation of your space for your landscape. Heat, shadows, walking around the neighborhood to see what plants and trees are thriving.
North, south, east, west directions add imporant value to your landscape. Greg explains.
Generally speaking, best place to put a garden is the east side of a structure or wall.
CALLER: Has a grapefruit tree thats drying up and dying. Concerned about a healthy lemon tree nearby. Could the dying tree affect the healthy tree?
Discussion of Texas Root Rot and overwatering trees.
The success of your plants and trees is based on your soil. Not just the dirt of your space.
Be a cultivator of healthy soil with 5 components: dirt, air space, water, organic matter and anything alive in the soil.
Quick fix: add organic matter. Like compost, plant mix.
Never plant your garden in an area where bermuda and nut grass was unless you completely pull it out.
Talks about Lasagna Gardening! Adding layers of organic materials that will 'cook down' over time giving you rich, flully soil. Great use of composting matter.
Farmer Greg's Planting Calender Great way to know what to plant during the year.
Farmer Greg goal is to make Phoenix a food secure place. He talks about some of the events educating everyone on gardening, planting fruit trees. Find upcoming events you can attend at Urban Farm.org
CALLER: Had a friend who uses coffee grounds and gypsum in his garden. Wanted to know more about gypsum.
Our Rosie On The House Home Maintenance Calendar designed to help homeowners maintain everything around the home. They're free! Get yours HERE!
Romey describes his maintenence free dream home. Design and materials.
CALLER: Has a lot of exterior trim work on the house and patio that needs repair before they paint the home. Should he get one contractor or more that one to do the work.
You can always find trusted Rosie Certified Partners for work around your home.
Romey discusses more about the concept of a maintenance free home. Including a Rammed Earth Home, earth roof, and use of stone and dirt.
You can't get a mortgage for a home in Arizona that doesn't have central heating and cooling.
Building materials for a home long ago was block for the house and wood for the fence. Today its wood for the house and block for the fence.
CALLER: Lived in a RAMMED EARTH HOME. One of the first in Tucson, AZ. 32 inch walls with tons of earth and rock. Enjoyed living in it and discusses the details about the home.
Water can damage your foundation thru expansive or collapsable soils and clay, improper fills or heaving.
Bob describes his patented extraction and drying process to deal with heaving and other foundation issues.
Bob and Dave goes thru what methods work and don't work looking for the right mix to build a solid foundation.
Slab on grade versus post tension system.
Solid foundation is the first step to a sound structure.
How to identify problems with your foundation. Bob explains 12 things on his BLOG.
Explains the benefits of a manometer survey.
CALLER: Has a tri-level home (first floor built into the ground). Having trouble with doors and windows not working properly. How would you perform foundation repair if needed.
More discussion on a tri-level home.
Best practice for back filling.
Techniques used to solve a settlement problem.
What to do when you have a heaving problem. Bob explains his patented system to resolve heaving.
Keeping moisture away from the footing/slab of the home will lower the chance of a foundation problem and dryer soils.
A discussion on raydon gas. You can request a free raydon test kit HERE