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7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Segment 1 (running time 13:03)

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Romey talks about his trip to California last week and his stop at The 2015 National Heirloom Exposition.

  • Impressions of the drought happening. 
  • The state of the "bread basket" of the United States.
  • Jennifer talks about the amount of food we waste...... it's unbelievable!
  • It's not just the food waste, it's the energy and water put into growing food that gets wasted.
  • Common ways you waste water in your own garden.
  • Romey talks about fermented food.

Segment 2 (running time 6:44)

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More about the National Heirloom Exposition and some of their guests:

*What Romey learned about GMO's & the importance of proper labeling.

Segment 3 (running time 12:16)

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  • Changing your food buying habits will help you stop wasting food.
  • Make a plan when it comes to your grocery shopping.

Romey talks about a product he likes to better ferment food and other products from the Exposition

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Segment 4 (running time 7:57)

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8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Notes from the Nursery with Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 12:08)

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Question about your landscape, garden or trees? We've got you covered with Jay from Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company here in studio for you!

*We discuss the hemp industry and it's strength and uses, plus what an heirloom seed is. 

Tip of the Week: It's time for fall planting in your garden in the desert. Jay talks about what types are great for this time of year.

  • Watering
  • Soil Preperation
  • Planting "according to the moon phase"

 

Segment 2 (running time 6:41)

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  • Romey talks about Sea Agri Inc products and other fertilizers.
  • Food waste can be used for compost instead of just throwing it away. 
  • Tricks to creating succesful compost that will make your garden thrive.
  • We love Mel's Mix!

Callers:

  • Charlie - His yard is covered in weeds and wants advice on what it is and how to get rid of it?

Recommendation - It sounds like it's spurge and he can use a "broad leaf weed killer" to kill it and he should use pre-emergent products in the spring to keep it from coming up in the first place.

Segment 3 (running time 12:54)

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  • More on hemp and when it's legal to grow and it's strengths.
  • Tricks to creating a succesful compost pile and some common mistakes. 
  • Grass Fed Beef Costs.....

Callers:

  • Greg - His two year old artichoke plants died back a while back, but are coming back strong now. Can they split them like other plants?

Recommendation - Yes. He can divide it if there are multiple plants to seperate. Jay describes what's needed and how to go about it.

  • Brian - His bougainvillea has lost it's flowers.

Recommendation - That is normal. They don't flower all year, so this is very normal and he has nothing to worry about.

*We discuss the proper pruning for bougainvillea.

  • Kate - Her pepper plants were doing really well, but now the fruit is turning brown. The plants are still doing well, should she keep them going or start over?

Recommenation - Pepper plants are much heartier than tomato plants and she can keep them going, unlike tomatoes.

Segment 4 (running time 6:38)

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Callers:

  • Caroline - She has a "beautiful plum tree" and is wondering if she needs to fertilize it this spring and how to do it correctly.

Recommendation - Never fertilize on dry soils, but she can buy granular fertilizer on the gravel around the tree and water it in. Jay describes the process and her options.

*Romey asks Jay about the clay pot irrigation system he learned about last week and other notes from his trip.

You can find Jay during the week at Harper's Nursery & Landcaping Company!

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Segment 1 (running time 12:10)

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Stan & Ann from Rosie On The House Remodeling join us to talk about home offices.

  • Separatng work from play while you're home.
  • Ann talks about how her daughter works from her home office.
  • Some tricks to staying disciplined and focused on work.
  • The trap of "Being forgotten" when you don't work in the office every day.
  • Learn what a"Goat fart Sniffer" is....Ha!
  • Make sure your office has cell reception. It's happened to someone in the Rosie staff.

Segment 2 (running time 6:36)

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Caller:

  • Judy - She needs a home office and can't dedicate a whole room to it. What kind of tips does she need to know to make it work.

Recommendation - Ann has the same situation and describes several ways to make it happen, including storage and organization to make it functional and clean to be multi-purpose.

  • Stan talks about a new product he loves, the new USB electrical outlet combinations and Ann mentions the need to make sure the electricity can handle the load where you'd like to work. 
  • The importance of proper lighting. Natural light and fixtures. 
  • The perk of being able to step out on your back patio versus 8 hours in a cubicle.
  • Choose Your Own Music!

Segment 3 (running time 12:48)

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Callers:

  • Renae - She worked from home and talks about the difficulty of staying on task while you're at home. Funny stuff! She describes how she transformed her routine to make for a more productive environment.
  • Linda - She just called in to share a fun story about her husband working from home and what her young son thought about it.

*Rosie shares a family story similar to Linda's.

  • Personal Touches versus Distractions.
  • Adding a kitchenettte to your office to stay focused without needing to leave. 
  • Stan talks about a few projects Rosie On The House Remodeling is working on.
  • Hear a plumbing horror story!
  • Trends in current remodels.

Segment 4 (running time 7:01)

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Caller:

  • Roger - He has the "smallest office you've every heard of" at 4 foot by 4 foot 8 inches wide. He describes his office and gives us a chuckle too.
  • Filing systems that help organize home versus work paper work.
  • The importance of planning your layout.
  • Using the "Kaizen" to eliminate wasted time and motion.

If you're in the Northeast Valley and would like work done at your home, contact Stan or Ann at Rosie On The House Remodeling.

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 11:53)

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Masonry experts Dave & Steve from Oldcastle Superlite are In-Studio to talk about all the applications perfect for this type of building.

  • Masonry History in Arizona. Native American structures are still standing hundreds of years ago.
  • The "old way" we used to move block on construction sites. No Thank You!
  • History of Oldcastle Superlite.
  • The move away from block to stucco.
  • We describe the Integra Block Wall System and it's benefits. (R-Value increases dramatically)

Segment 2 (running time 6:54)

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  • R-Value misconceptions.
  • How insulation, windows and other ways to keep the home's R-Value low
  • Newer Innovations, like the EnduraMax Masonry High-Performance Wall System
  • Insulation types used with masonry
  • The difficulty of eliminating "thermal bridges."

Segment 3 (running time 12:53)

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  • The different types of surfaces IntegraWall Systems offer.
  • Mixing wood with masonry is the traditional look. We discuss options.
  • Rosie talks about some different aesthetics he loves and recommends.
  • The low-maintenance benefits of masonry.
  • The thermal advantages and what that means to your energy costs.
  • Wall thicknesses and different surface types.
  • Mix old and new housing materials in newer construction for a contemporary look.
  • We talk about Hillcrest Stone Veneer and it's benefits.
  • Learn about InsulTech Insulated Concrete Masonry Systems

Segment 4 (running time 6:26)

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  • We discuss common issues with masonry, including moisture.
  • Keep irrigation systems from spraying on block walls.
  • Simple tricks to keeping moisture off masonry.
  • Information about Oldcastle Superlite. Click the link below for more information.

If you have questions or need masonry products for your home or business, call Oldcastle Superlite!

Join Rosie On The House Every Saturday Morning!!!