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 Mary from Mesa about the wonderful time she had on her January Staycation!
We will also talk with a local Sedona artist Ken Rowe of Rowe Fine Art Gallery as we gear up to send out or February Staycation winners to Sedona, AZ!
Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees with John Eisenhower
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: Beneficial Bugs We May Want in Our Yard
We all have bugs in our yards - but which ones may be beneficial that we would want to keep around?
Ken Rowe of Rowe Gallery In Sedona talks about his days in drywall construction to a career as a sculpture artist, taxidermist, and bronze casting. He shares how he got his 'big break'.
How did the town of Sedona, Arizona get its name?? Listen!
Ken talks about his passion for Sedona and his favorite trail to hike. Plus gives you a secret website for lesser known places. Sedona Secret 7.com
John gives you detals on pruning. When to go light or heavy on pruning citrus and other trees.
CALLER: Trying to grow Colorado Blue Spruce from seed and bare root. Having some issues and needs some advice.
CALLER: Has a citrus tree blooming big time. Wants to know when to fertilize during blooming.
John's Tree Calendar is designed to help care for your trees during the various seasons in the Arizona low desert.
CALLER: Describes his dimensions of a mulberry tree and wants to know if he can prune it back.
Concerns about white flies on ficus trees due to weak winter.
EMAIL PICTURE: Has an African Sumac near a pool that makes a mess.
EMAIL PICTURE: Two date palms leaning against each other. Wants to save them.
Discussion about 'dwarf plants'. EMAIL asking if there are dwarf palo verde trees.
CALLER: Wants to shade his house with an upright growth tree in a tight area. Would like some suggestions.
Rosie talks about his Auction Site Many residences we remodel are equipped with cabinetry, appliances or fixtures that may be a few years old, but are still in a great shape.
Rosie shows how we strive to become Every Arizona Homeowner's Best Friend.
Update on the APS Rate Change and offers a unique opportunity for APS homeowners to have their electric bills analyzed by APS for free.
CALLER: During an inspection, there is some hardscape pavers over cement slab thats covered up the weep holes in the stucco to breathe. How critical is it?
CALLER: Has a water heater that the husband wants to replace but the wife says its fine.
UPDATE CALLER: Listener has windows that face a major street and wanted a solution to reduce the noise. Rosie suggested Magnetite for sound proofing. They describe the process getting it ordered, installed and cost.
CALLER: Painting home exterior stucco wall, painting over caulk and seeing the caulk lines. Its called 'flashing'. Suggested Textured Caulk For Stucco
CALLER: Wants to install water softner but doesn't want a whole home system. Concerned about sodium content in soft water.
Rosie discusses the state and cost of remodeling construction and about 30% of the labor force. Getting people to consider a career in construction/vocational training that could reap serious income of up to 6 figures.
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The Rosie On The House BLOG features our topic this hour: Beneficial bugs we may want in our yard.
Rosie goes over notes from last week's topic how to keep pests out of your yard. Including using bobcat and coyote urine (really!) and using Guineas that eat scorpions.
More scorpions control suggestions from listeners. And other listener techniques to keep wild pests out. Interesting, some kinda funny stuff!
CALLER: Has vinyl siding he wants to replace with Hardie Board Siding
Romey talks about the proper use of ladybugs to eliminate pets naturally. Also praying mantis' and cats!
CALLER: He doesn't spray for anything. Found another natural deterrent to scorpions: Bullfrogs! He explains.