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6 Ideas for Improving Your Backyard Remodel

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6 Ideas for Improving Your Backyard Remodel (running time 7 - 11 a.m.)

7am wakeup

Weekend Wake-Up Hour

Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona.

8am grass icon

Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson

Urban FarmGreg Peterson of Urban Farm will be in-studio with us to  talk about getting your garden ready for spring vegetables!

 

9am DIYhour

DIY Hour - Homeowner's Topic Choice

The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!

10am topicoftheweek

Topic of the Week Hour

Oldcastle Superlite

6 Ideas for Improving Your Backyard Remodel

Join us as we visit with our Belgard Pavers specialist, Oldcastle Superlite, as we talk about remodeling your backyard. New studies are showing that a little attention to your backyard makes for an improved selling price!

 

 

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

Broadcasting on KTAR & KAZM: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 12:13)

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  • Rosie & Jennifer reminisce about their wedding and honeymoon as they celebrate their 39th Wedding Anniversary!

Caller:

  • Anthony - He wanted to call in and congratulate the lucky couple!
  • Rosie talks about his busy week up in the Flagstaff area. Lots of activities, plus a few other sights across the state.
  • Romey checks in from a rodeo in Marana and we talk scenic drives and where to spot wild flowers. 

Segment 2 (running time 6:59)

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  • Rosie gets on his soapbox about television programming & congress. 
  • Jennifer shares a few ideas in the valley to take advantage of the great weather in the valley.

Segment 3 (running time 13:46)

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We welcome Bill Andres with the Arizona Game & Fish Department:

  • All the activities you can witness and enjoy at the weekend events.
  • The perfect event to introduce your family or friends to outdoor activities.
  • "Non-Gun Related" outdoor activites.
  • See all kinds of wildlife too!
  • Talking food while your camping.

Segment 4 (running time 7:32)

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  • Romey gives an updated on the events around the rodeo in Marana. 

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8:00AM - Outdoor Hour: The Urban Farm

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Segment 1 (running time 12:02)

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Romey is joined by Greg Peterson with The Urban Farm!

What goes into "healthy soil": 

  • Components included. Dirt, Air, water, organic matter and everything that's alive in the ground
  • The keys to a good start.
  • Using the root system and weeds to enhance soils.
  • Greg shares a story of getting a friends garden started for them.

Segment 2 (running time 6:35)

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Greg talks through garden placement:

  • Spend a year in your house to determine the best place.
  • Dealing with directional sun, especially the west facing area of your home.
  • Planting in spaces during different times of they year.
  • Adding shade can help add available space protected from the sun.

Caller:

  • Joel - What is the best kind of wood to use for a raised planter?

Segment 3 (running time 11:30)

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  • We discuss "The Planting Calender" and which plants to get started.
  • The 4 different seasonal starts and staggering your planting (successive planting)
  • Listen as we discuss the different plants and veggies you can plant during different times of the year.
  • Regular potatoes don't do so great here, but sweet potatoes do.
  • Seed depth.
  • Tips on planting tomatoes and using black plastic to kill weeds.

Segment 4 (running time 6:29)

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  • What is in a seed.....GMO's, hybrid seeds, etc.
  • Heirloom seeds and why Greg loves them.
  • Ways you can reach Greg and learn from his experience.
  • 2 things to boost your garden.

Learn more from Greg and The Urban Farm next month. 

9:00AM - Open Lines

Broadcasting on KTAR, KQNA, KAZM, KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 11:59)

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  • Previewing the rest of the show an what to expect.
  • We give tickets to the SAHBA Homeshow in a few weeks. 

Caller:

  • Dwayne - His concrete slab has dots, knicks and discoloration. Is there anything he can do to correct this?
  • Jim - He has a home with 9 different hot water handles and 3 of them don't get hot enough and they are in the master bathroom. He describes the setup and we investigate.

Segment 2 (running time 6:29)

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  • We continue with Jim and we're going to have Woods Plumbing stop by to help him out!

Caller:

  • Mike - He has stamped concrete that looks like flagstone. It's fine around the pool, but the overall deck looks really bad. What can he do to salvage it?

*He can take pictures to Cohills Building Specialists for advice. 

Segment 3 (running time 13:08)

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  • Rosie talks about getting the show started nearly 30 years ago!

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  • A contractor is asking them to add attic insulation from an R30 to an R38. What do we think?
  • When it's unneccesary to add insulation in your attic. Rosie gives a general message about insulation and how to install it.
  • Common scams that will not help you save money on your cooling bills in the summer.

Caller:

  • Bill - He's working on a load bearing wall and the rafters are short and he needs advice on matching everything up when it's not totally square.

Segment 4 (running time 6:26)

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Callers:

  • Brent - His house is continually settling and had work done to combat this twice. Doors are not aligned and the floor keeps cracking over and over again. What could be causing this continual shifting?

*We recommend having Arizona Foundation Solutions or Ram Jack of Arizona to take a look.

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 12:17)

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Get rid of that boring concrete slab! Learn how with the great products Belgard Pavers you can purchase at Oldcastle Superlite.

  • The special offers offered for today. Sorry if you're late!
  • Wood vs. Concrete.
  • Raised planters are a perfect solution for aging gardeners and areas with poor soil quality.
  • The importance of "Outdoor Living" when you live in such a beautiful place like Arizona.
  • Different elements that will change the way you live and how to design them.
  • Technology will help you visualize changes to your yard before they pick up a shovel.
  • Pavers can be a good do-it-yourself project, but beware it needs to be done correctly to last and you have to know what you're doing.
  • Paver driveways are dominating the market. We think it makes sense!

Segment 2 (running time 6:30)

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  • More on the event happening at Oldcastle Superlite and what you can expect.
  • We discuss a caller from last hour and how overlay pavers could be a great idea for his situation. This could cover the damaged concrete around Mike's pool.
  • Discussing the proper installation method for different products.

Segment 3 (running time 13:35)

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  • Nathan's story and he's also part of the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute or ICPI.
  • We walk through a basic system and what it takes. It's not simply throwing them down on the ground and you're done.
  • Dressing up that boring concrete slab with an overlay system!
  • Installation methods and tips for the do-it-yourselfer.

Segment 4 (running time 6:45)

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  • We give Phoenix Coyote tickets away and passes to the SAHBA Homeshow!

Caller:

  • Tina - Her home has saltillo tile over her concrete patio and is cracked. "She's done with it" so what do we recommend she do to replace it.

Stop in to Oldcastle Superlite locations across Arizona for great products from Belgard Pavers.