Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven By Sanderson Ford
Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House!
Manager, Amy Burnett with the Arizona Game & Fish Information Education Program will share with us opportunities for family focused outings & wildlife viewing opportunities!
Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees with John Eisenhower
John Eisenhower with Integrity SAVATREE joins us to talk about all things trees including tip of the month: #TransplantPalms & the tree of the month: #OrangeJubilee!
On the House Hour: It's Time to Add a Little Shade to Your Life
Summer took a little time this year to start heating up, but now that it's officially sizzling, it could be time to throw some shade on the backyard patio...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do: #15MinRepairs
Facts about Payson, AZ. Our Staycation of the month.
Amy Burnett is the Information & Education Program Manager at Arizona Game And Fish Department.
Thru Arizona Wildlife Views Magazine, the department holds many watchable wildlife events around the state with experts educating people about wildlife. Including big horn sheep, falcons, eagles and more.
Discussion of their bat netting event. Catching bats and examining them.
Ways to find out about the watchable wildlife events.
Arizona has over 800 species of wildlife including toads. Monsoons bring out the Sonoran Desert Toads which has a toxic gland. Keep dogs away from.
High country wildlife events.
Discussion of encountering wildlife and why its very important to leave it alone.
Never feed the bears whether its intentional or by accident. And are the grizzly bears returning to Arizona?
The Electronic Elk Crosswalk on Hiway 260 near Payson.
Talking Trees with Integrity SaveATree Tree Service's John Eisenhower and Arborist Sarah Maitland.
Discussion of the tree of the month: Tecoma Stands or Yellow Bells Bloom. Gives color to the summer. Durable.
Pruning trees for monsoon winds. The most effective type of pruning is NOT opening it up and thinning out the inside.
CALLER: 3 year old Tangelo Tree produced just 4 fruit. How much longer does the tree mature to produce more fruit. Suggestions to care for it.
Discussion of proper watering and what to look for.
Discussion on time to trim your California Fan Palms. Suggestions on trimming citrus trees in July. And adjusting your irrigation timers. Increasing the length of time to water.
Discussion of the negative effects of overwatering.
CALLER: 10 year old ash tree. After thinning, some of the growth is small and clustered. Plus the bark is peeling back.
CALLER: Large producing orange tree started loosing leaves a few months ago.
Time for the Palo Verde Beetles to take flight and mate. John explains their life cycle and how to protect your tree from damage.
The topic is getting your back patio to a comfortable level.
Discussion of proper shading options and installation, solid roof, outdoor fans with less blades to move air and installing electrical and speaker wiring.
Benefits of back patio facing north. Using shade screen for west facing patios.
Discussion of cooling your patio with evaporative coolers.
Evap Coolers from the Rosie On The House E-Store: Patio Pal
Another cooling discussion about misting systems. They're not all the same.
Advantages of cooking outside/patio in the summer.
If you're considering pavers for your patio, go with a light color.
Caller wanted to know how to attach a patio to a gable of the house.
CALLER: Wants to add another row of block to a block fence. Will the summer heat affect the mortar?
CALLER: Has an 10-12 foot extended patio. Would like to extend it with a question about cantilevering.
Discussion of the solar oven. Find one HERE.
CALLER: Has some circular blades. Wants to know if its worth re-sharping or recycling them. And where to get them sharpened?
Follow up on an A-Line misting system and the cooling effect.
CALLER: Received an APS solar offer. APS will put solar panels on the roof in return for a rental payment for APS generating solar power.
Discussion of 15 minute fixes. Find them HERE.
A great way to store paint for years.
TEXT: Can you overlay a concrete patio with real wood for a wood deck look?
Follow up to the difference between regular vinegar and cleaning vinegar.
Follow up on where you can get circular blades sharpened.
Recaping today's show!