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 about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona!
Outdoor Living Hour - Arizona Farm Fresh Citrus
Join us as we chat about all things citrus with Arizona Farm Bureau!
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: How Pavers Can Save Money And Reduce Home Maintenance
Are you looking for the next backyard update? Learn how to achieve spectacular landscaping results that will save you time and money in the long run!
Historian Kevin Schindler Lowell Observatory In Flagstaff who is a geologist and paleontologist discusses his background plus his love of astronomy.
Arizona is rich is geology and dark skies for star gazing.
Flagstaff was the first International Dark Sky City.
Lowell Observatory was built in 1894 by Percevil Lowell overlooking downtown on the hill in Flagstaff. Kevin talks about Percevil Lowell's story.
Pluto was discovered at Lowell in 1930.
Explains an Extra Galatic Star Formantion.
Lowell has programs for junior astronomers and pre schoolers, even adults!
Explains what an Astrophysical Ice Labritory does to study ices in the outer solar system.
Explains what is an Astro Alert.
Lowell Observatory's basic mission is to carry out research and share it.
Lowell Ovservatory's LOCKs Program For Kids
The Space Guard Academy is based on a research program searching for asteroids. Explains how its set up and how you can be a part of it.
Meteor Crater east of Flagstaff is the best preserved meteor impact in the world.
Kevin talks about visiting hours, events and happenings at Lowell Observatory.
Julie Murphree of the Arizona Farm Bureau brings in guest DeWayne Justice of Justice Brothers Ranch to talk harvesting and history of growing citrus.
Arizona Agriculture is a 23 Billion Dollar industry!
Citrus has been produced in Arizona since the early 1900's. Citrus is one of the 5 'C's in Arizona including Cattle, Cotton, Copper and Climate.
Many varities of lemons, oranges, grapefruit and more.
More than citus being harvested: Leafy greens, brocolli, califlour, carrots.
You can be a member of the Arizona Farm Bureau if you're not a farmer. A great way to support the farmers with extra benefits. Click HERE for details.
DeWayne Justice's son calls in to talk about the older age of citrus trees and tells of one at UC Davis California and Oroville, CA.
CALLER: Has a lemon tree loaded with lemons but they taste sour, bitter. Has a dirt well for watering around the tree. Wants to know if watering is the problem.
Justice Brothers Ranch is a Certified Organic Grower. Explains the requirements to receive that certification.
Conventional and Organic farming are methods of farming. Both maintain nutrition value.
All about fertilizer for your citrus trees. When to fertilize and what to look for in fertilizer.
Rosie gives another update on the APS Rate Increase Case.
CALLER: Small shower stall tile grout is deteriorating. Looking for acrylic panels but can't find a place that sells those panels.
CALLER: Has a slope driveway in the Arizona high country with deteriorating cinders and wants suggestions to update it. Doesn't want to use concrete because of winter ice.
CALLER: Has a 15 year old refridgerator making popping noises.
CALLER: Has a 28 year old roof with roofing paper damage. Should he fix the damaged area or replace the entire roof.
CALLER: Has bedroom windows with dual locks that are really hard to close. One side locks, the other almost impossible to lock.
Rosie helps to troubleshoot the bedroom window problem. Also suggests a Certified Partner Tucson Window And Door
Don from Beyer Appliance assists the caller with the refridgerator popping noises.
CALLER: Has white powder on 30 year old concrete driveway. Tried various sealants but looking for a permanent solution. Suggest Cohills Building Specialities & Marvel Building And Masonry Supply.
Romey talks about our 30th Anniversary offerings to you, the Arizona homeowner. CLICK HERE to see the offerings.
CALLER: Has non-opening windows and wants to replace with glass block to reduce street noise.
Suggest Magnetite for noise reduction.
CALLER: Has a basement home with Pella Windows. His son plays hockey in the basement and wants to protect the windows from a puck slam. A puck proof window! :)
CALLER: Has tile thats starting to lift. Believes its due to a leaky pipe. Looking for someone who can detect a leak without disturbing the tile. Suggests Stamopede Plumbing
CALLER: Has a composite driveway with a small divot. Wants to repair it and blend it so it looks good.
Pavers have replaced the concrete driveway. Talks about the cost comparison, life span, weight. Laid and install properly, they look great and easy to maintain. Look into Belgard Pavers
Jennifer compares cleaners for pavers.
Wrapping up the show. Update on our home maintenance calendars. And a short 'coughing spell' :)
Rosie tells how a homeowner had a woodpecker tapping on his house waking him up. Solve it with an airhorn!