Celebrating Father's Day & "Outdoor Living In Under An Hour" Print

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.

DOWNLOAD ENTIRE HOUR FREE ON iTunes

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR Podcast

Segment 1 (running time 12:37)

Rosie welcomes meteorologist Royal Norman to discuss.....you guessed it, weather!

Segment 2 (running time 7:09)

Segment 3 (running time 12:58)

Segment 4 (running time 7:51)

8:00AM - Outdoor Hour with John Jay Harper

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.

DOWNLOAD ENTIRE HOUR FREE ON iTunes

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR Podcast

Segment 1 (running time 11:57)

Listen to this segment

Jay with Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company joins the show to talk about your yard!

Tip of the Week:  For Father's Day, consider these gifts from a Nursery. 

  1.  Do some work for Dad! Mow the lawn, fix the sprinkler head, etc.
  2. Plant a "Legacy Tree" in honor of Dad. If you don't have room, contact a park near your home and they'll find a spot for you.
  3. Take a look at his tools....does he need shears sharpened? A broken handle replaced, etc. Paul's Ace Hardware can do this for you!
  4. Pick up some new Thorn Armor Gloves by HexArmor Products
  5. Rosie loves the Wheelzbarrow too!

*Jay shares a great promo from Harper's Nurseries & Landscaping Company.

Segment 2 (running time 6:51)

Listen to this segment

Jennifer found some information on Desert Harvester's Website about making tortillas out of mesquite beans and made some for the crew. We all loved them!

*Listen for the proper way to harvest them and how she prepared them.

Callers:

  • Judy - She has weeds coming through her hardscape....does she need to remove the rock or place the weed cloth on top and add more rocks?

Recommendation - She can use weed cloth, but applying pre-emergent is a better method. Apply it a few times a year and the weeds won't begin to grow in the first place.

*Rosie uses the opportunity to push his favorite method for getting rid of weeds, the Weed Dragon Torch Kit.   Grandma's Farms uses an industrial version of this method too!

Segment 3 (running time 11:47)

Listen to this segment

Callers:

  • Trish - An arm on one of her cactus is breaking off....Can she do something to save it?

Recommendation - If it's healed up, it should be fine, but there's nothing much you can do. She can remove the whole arm & if it oozing black liquid it's probably a good idea. There are cactus specialists too. Trish can contact Arizona Cactus Sales or Carefree Cactus Gardens for advice.

  • Joe - He has 5 citrus trees and a large pine tree in his yard, but not very much grass and he's looking for a ground cover option to add. Any ideas for him?

Recommendation - He can just go with a rock hardscape, but adding ground cover Vinca minor, Ivy's, etc. 

*Concerned caller couldn't wait, but he's got a ficus tree that's losing it's leaves. Whitefly infestation is causing serious problems in certain areas of Phoenix.

Segment 4 (running time 7:23)

Listen to this segment

Edible Baja Magazine has info on milling mesquite beans for using in recipes.

Callers:

  • Ida - First, she sets the record straight on Rosie's pronunciation of Casa Grande....fun stuff!   She wants to know if it's too late to plant a few specific plants by seed.

Recommendation - Vinca or moss rose plants would be better to start from seed now that the heat is here.  She could go with the plant, instead of seed and have color today! (here space is 10' x 10')

  • Shane - He has 2 ash trees and the leaves are curling up and has white residue on them too. Do we know what it is?

Recommendation - It sounds like an aphid bug and pretty common on ash trees. 

**Jay wraps up his Father's Day Tips for the week! 

If you need to pick up some plants for Dad or just want advice on your landscape, Call Jay at Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company!

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.

DOWNLOAD ENTIRE HOUR FREE ON iTunes

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR Podcast

Segment 1 (running time 12:13)

Listen to this segment

We go back a few weeks to talk about a great experience from a caller, Terry, and how great Reeis was during a service call!  She even gave Rosie her book, "God's Menu"

*Jennifer shares a Father's Day message to her Dad!

*Stan from Rosie On The House Remodeling shares some memories from growing up with his Dad on a Montana Ranch!

Father's Day Gift Ideas:

  • Clean up his Golf Clubs.
  • Wash and Wax Dad's Car.
  • Clean up the Lawn & Patio Furniture.
  • Be careful if you offer to clean up the garage!  (Losing his stuff won't win you any points)

Segment 2 (running time 6:37)

Listen to this segment

A Press Announcement From the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals! Support local Swimming Lessons at this Fund Raising Site!

Caller:

  • Gary - He built a custom home about 10 years ago and wants to remodel the master bathroom.  He has mold issues now and wants to replace the cultured marble that's there now.  The key is low-maintenance and he wants a recommendation on companies to use.

Recommendation - He needs to visit the showroom at Rebath & 5 Day Kitchens.  They're a full service remodeling company and no one does more bathrooms then them.

*We investigate more of his wants and needs and give him some pricing he can expect to see!

Segment 3 (running time 13:35)

Listen to this segment

Rosie Welcomes a few new Rose Partner's:


If we've saved you money, pay it forward and donate to Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona!

Callers:

  • Debra - One of the supports of her car port needs to be replaced....who should she call for this project?

Recommendation - This is a pretty easy repair and he and Stan share the steps taken to replace it. She can probably have the work done by Handyman Connection.

(Jennifer sets the record straight on finding our new partner Green ID.....They're energy Audit Specialists like Reeis and Advanced Home Systems)

  • Robert - His patio is only covered by a small shade screen. He isn't sure the new framing is strong enough to hold the roof structure.....

Recommendation - We'll have Robert send in the video of the structure and follow up with him and make sure it's safe to use....It doesn't sound like it's strong enough.

  • Andrew - He finished putting down tile in his master bathroom. The grouting lines were the hardest part of the process. Did he wait too long and that's why it was so hard to clean out?

Recommendation - Stan has his guys scrape the excess "thin set" off before it fully sets. Cleaning as you go is the best way to do it and it sounds like he used too much thin set.  Set the tile one at a time and use a smaller notched trowel that leaves less thin set.

(The guys give advice for 1st time Tile Setters:  Start in the middle, squaring, etc.)

Segment 4 (running time 6:13)

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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.

DOWNLOAD ENTIRE HOUR FREE ON iTunes

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR Podcast

Segment 1 (running time 11:55)

Listen to this segment

*We setup our giveaway for Father's Day..2 tickets to the Arizona Diamondbacks game!

Joined in Studio by Nathan Angel with Belgard Hardscapes to talk "Outdoor Living in Under an Hour." and Mark with CYC Landscaping, Master Craftsmen Installer of Belgard Products!

  • What Pavers have done to the concrete industry.
  • Nathan & Mark describe the perfect paver installation.

There are certified Belgard Installers all across Arizona, but you can do this yourself. Rosie recommends starting with a short dry stack retaining wall.

Segment 2 (running time 6:43)

Listen to this segment

Stan shares stories from his garden and why the dry-stack pavers used to create a raised-bed planter is a great start for your backyard.

  • Ideas great for a Father's Day Gift.
  • Find Belgard Certified Installers in your area by clicking here.  Find their Elements for your backyard hereOldcastle Superlite installs in Phoenix along with Tucson.

Segment 3 (running time 13:17)

Listen to this segment

The crew discusses Belgard Elements:

  • Outdoor pizza Ovens
  • Pre-fabricated fireplaces.
  • Great for a Father's Day Gift!
  • Enjoy the weather without the maintenance.
  • What is ICPI Certification?
  • The devastation of an improperly installed paver patio....
  • Tip: Start with a garbage container pad that will be covered if you make some mistakes.

Segment 4 (running time 6:33)

Listen to this segment

Mark gives us the Number 1 question he gets from homeowners.....Can they put pavers over the top of their cracked concrete slab? 

**Recommendation - Mark explains when it's possible and when it's not...

We love this new product, Belgard's Sundeck Tile.  (Great replacement for Travertine Tile)

If you're in Northern Arizona, Vicente Landscaping is a Certified Installer of Belgard Products too!

Thanks to CYC Landscaping & Belgard for stopping by today.

Happy Father's Day & Join Rosie On The House Every Saturday Morning!!!