Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour
Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk with Rita Maguire, founding member of Maguire, Pearce & Storey, PLLC located in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Maguire has more than 26 years of experience in water, environmental and administrative law in Arizona and will be joining us to discuss Arizona water rights and management. Plus we will learn the history of water for Arizona!
Outdoor Living Hour
Hop into our garden this weekend! Let's get ready for Easter together!
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: Seven Features Your Security Door Should Have
Just like the rest of us, you want to open your house up to let the beautiful weather in, but you want to keep bugs and other unwanted guests out. This is where a security door comes in handy. Tune in as we are joined by Certified Partner First Impression Ironworks and learn what features are best to have for the most secure door.
An interesting discussion about Arizona water with Water Rights Attorney Rita Maguire.
Rita gives her background and talks about acquisition, management and utilization of surface and ground water.
A planned dam was scrapped because of a better storage system pumping water in the aquafers below the surface with no evaporation.
How the levels in Lake Mead affect water restrictions and drought conditions.
BOOK MENTION: The Emerald Mile The story of 3 river guides who paddled a dory in record time thru the Grand Canyon (Lees Ferry To Lake Mead) during the Flood Of 1983. Including a risk of failure of The Glen Canyon Dam.
As the saying goes for water in the West: 'Whiskey is for drinking, Water is for fighting.'
BOOK MENTION: Dividing Western Waters by Jack August. August’s look at Arizona’s Herculean legal and political battle for an equitable share of the Colorado River. To this day Arizona v California is still influential.
Rita talks about how water is distributed at the release from Lake Mead thru the Colorado River system. Diversion point for the CAP starts at Lake Havasu.
Orders for water are taken in October of the prior year. Explains a variety of situations about the usage of that order.
Explains 'Drop 2 Storage'.
Talking about water storage. Recharging the underground aquifers to store water.
Before the Central Arizona Project (CAP) system, famers pumped water from the aquifers. It created space after the CAP to store and recharge.
The town of Buckeye is water logged?? Rita explains why.
The water table in greater Pima Country is actually rising with the help of the CAP.
Since 1960 as the population increased in Arizona, we are using about the same amount of water each year.
Story of Scottsdale Mayor Herb Drinkwater's 'Planet Ranch'.
Whats the story of water for the next 50 years?
Update on the Aleppo Pine blight.
Tips on keeping a healthy enviroment around your trees. Putting a basin around the trees with leaf litter, pine needles, woody mulch layer.
Link to the movie Back To Eden
CALLER: Wants to know if you can transplant a pine tree. Also can you grow hydrangea?
Kari updates her Micro Farm Project.
CALLER: Dog digs up sprinklers and plants issue. Need suggestion to get their dog to stop.
TEXT Q: Where to buy tulle? Its a fabric to cover the trees to keep the birds out. Works great. Avoid bird netting.
TEXT Q: Can they use Bonide Burn Out Weed and Grass Killer around a tree well?
TEXT Q: Wants to make soil ready to plant a vegetable garden. Use of a good planting mix.
If you plant in an area where bermuda or nut grass grew, you must dig out the grass completely.
CALLER: Putting woody mulch around a tree. Just make sure your mulch is away from the trunk of the tree.
Kari talks about her new book City Farming
TEXT Q: How much value does citrus trees add to your property? Moreover, the landscape around the property.
Discusses the demand for qualified skilled labor workers. In a period of high construction there is a shortage of skilled workers. Mentions job openings.
CALLER: Has a big tree in the backyard and wants to use tulle fabric to keep the birds off it.
CALLER: Has windows in a historic home. Wants to strip off the old paint of the existing window frame to paint a different color before installing heat resistant glass.
Looking at some of the 30th Anniversary offerings at Rosie On The House.com:
Get your free Home Maintenance Calendar with monthly list of topics for the show and a 'to do' list of things around the home and garden. Romey details the calendar.
The 30th Anniversary Tool Kit and other Rosie tried, tested products for projects around the home can be found at the e-store.
Romey discusses a window maintenance issue if you see condensation or moisture buildup in between the dual panes.
ABC Glass Company mention.
CALLER: Had some trees that lifted a nearby cinder block wall which caused cracks in the wall. Looking for a repair solution.
CALLER: Has a large bermuda lawn with some low spots. Wants to know if laying down sand can level those areas.
Talking about security doors and windows with First Impression Ironworks.
First Impression creates security doors that look nice, that makes a 'first impression'.
Recommends a door made with American Made steel. Stands up to heat, weight and strength. 14 gauge steel. Makes a solid door.
First Impression does their own fabrication and installation.
Details what they do to make a correct, solid installation.
Every door they build is a unique style to the customer and size of the space.
Also do gates, window guards, railings and sun screens.
Options on finishes and colors of doors.
TEXT Q: Can you match a red frame? Or a specific color?
List of screen and glass options for your security door. Steel screens and hinged glass.
A look at weather sealing. They use 'q lon' door sealing. The most weather resistant.
Insulation for iron entry door they use foam insulation.
Discussion on their powder coating. A baked on finish to the steel door. Not just paint, its a hard coated, durable shell. Describes the process.
Discussion of price points.
Entry level designs. They have many designs to chose from.
Quality, security aspect is all the same. No matter the design.
Various lock types including remote locks.
In business for over 20 years. Focus on bringing the very best design. First class quality, first class care.