Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour
Gaze up at the stars with Rosie on the House on Saturday morning as we visit with Dr. Sky about what's going on out of this world!
Outdoor Living Hour - With Jay Harper
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: Add More Shade to Your Outdoor Living Room
Do you enjoy hanging out in your backyard but it is starting to get too sunny? Tune-in to discuss what types of shade structures you can place in your back yard to make it more livable in the summer months. Learn what it would take to have a pergola, also known as a ramada or cabana, installed in your yard today!
DR. SKY gives us the latest space news.
Space X Rocket was launched to search for undiscovered planets and stars.
Discussion of a 'runaway star' discovered by Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. 9 times the size of the sun and moving at 300,000 MPH!
Explains how a star becomes a 'Super Nova'
New Habitat For Humanity REstore in Tempe.
Its Spring National Astronomy Day. Details of the Lyrid Meteor Shower for your viewing pleasure.
Dr. Sky's link to the Meteor Shower Calendar for annual meteor shower dates.
Find the latest news and print a star chart at the DR. SKY BLOG
Astronomy Dinner Cruise with Dr. Sky on the Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake.
Juno, solar powered spacecraft, is capturing violent weather systems and auroras on Juipter. One strand of an aurora could power the earth for a decade.
Why were hearing more stories about asteroids.
Jay Harper from The Farms Choice joins us for your gardening questions.
Talking about The Corpse Flower in Tucson that blooms once a decade and emits an odor that smells like something died. They named the flower 'Rosie' :)
Jay goes over what's in bloom and what to consider planting for April.
CALLER: Wants to put a climbing plant like a honeysuckle against a cinder block wall.
CALLER: Bermuda lawn has some brown areas, possible pearl scale. How to treat it.
Romey on location at the opening of Habitat For Humanity in Tempe.
CALLER: Has 7 foot tall oleanders and wants to cut them down to a foot. Is it OK for this time of year? (Hint: hearty plant, hard to kill)
Oleander sap is poisonous!!! Don't eat them!!
CALLER: Think of planting clover as ground cover around ash trees. Other suggestions?
CALLER: 15-20 foot Italian cypress that have turned gray. Possible mites?
CALLER: Daughter getting married and wants to use bougainvillea for wedding flowers. Can it be done and how to store them.
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Rosie goes over maintenance tips for your water heater. Water Heater Blog
CALLER: Leaky bathroom faucet caused water damage bottom of cabinet. To fix it may require removing counter top that they want to keep.
Rosie continues his response to having a counter top removed for water leak damage repair. Recommended Rosie Certified Kowalski Construction
Romey reports from the new Habitat For Humanity REstore in Tempe!
If you have a remodeling project, Rosie On The House Remodeling has some rare openings to discuss your project.
CALLER: Use to 'Super Cool' but with the new APS plan rates wants to get an idea on how to continue with the new plans.
More from Romey at the new Habitat REstore in Tempe.
CALLER: Redoing a bathroom with a shorter vanity with various angled plumbing pipes. Also can they make a single light switch operate two lights on one switch.
Romey at the Habitat For Humanity REstore. Sell gently used appliances, furniture, rugs, clothing, hardware, cabinets and other home materials. Find a REstore location near you! Saves money and keeps materials out of landfills.
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CALLER: Has a concrete slab with a swim spa on top. When water leaks out it pools around the spa. Spa seems to lean a quarter of an inch. Not sure if its the slab or the spa.
Follow along on the blog Adding More Shade To Your Outdoor Living Room
Think about materials for a shade structure that make it maintenance free!
Consider running electrical for ceiling fans, TVs, music systems and more.
Consider running water line for misters and sinks.
CALLER: Built a deck with a view and wants to use cable railings. Can't find a place that sells them except on the internet.
UPDATE ON CALLER: Industrial Metal Supply
More on backyard shade structures. Focus on location: close to the home or away in the yard? Rosie explains the conveience.
CALLER: Has a patio that has settled with water ponding after it rains against home foundation. Thinking sump pump?
Romey talks about volunteering at the Habitat For Humanity REstores or other aspects of Habitat.