Seven Ways To Get Tough on Dust and Dirt For Spring Print

Seven Ways To Get Tough on Dust and Dirt For Spring

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Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast (running time 7-11AM)

7am wakeup

Weekend Wake-Up Hour

Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona.

8am talkingtrees

Outdoor Living Hour - Notes From the Nursary!

Jay Harper of Harper's Nursery & Landscape joins us this weekend to talk about spring gardening in Arizona.

9am DIYhour

DIY Hour - Homeowner's Topic Choice

The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!

10am topicoftheweek

Homeowner Topic: Spring Cleaning!

Learn the tricks to cleaning up dirt and dust for spring with First Class Green Cleaning!                                                                                                                                                        First Class Green Cleaning  

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Segment 1 (running time 13:15)

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Amy Roberts, Interpretive Ranger at McDowell Mountain Regional Park is here:

  • Who are the McDowell Mountains named after?
  • Describing the unique climate there and views.
  • Wildlife viewing in the park.
  • The exploratory mining in the area.

Segment 2 (running time 6:33)

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  • Activities & what to expect once you're at the park.
  • Hours and directions. (It can be tricky to get there)
  • Mountain biking, hiking, "Scorpion hunts" and other activities you can join in!

Thanks to Amy for stopping by to talk about the McDowell Mountains!

Segment 3 (running time 13:42)

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The crew welcomes Dr. Sky!

  • Rosie talks about all the fun you can have touring with Dr. Sky on the Dolly Steamboat.
  • Learn how to spot Jupiter and satellites and other objects in the sky.
  • Why Venus rotates the opposite way of earth.
  • Trying to wrap our minds around the distance of the known universe and the speed of light.
  • What happens to all the communications we send out into space?

Segment 4 (running time 7:06)

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  • Learn about a US space record being set. Very Cool!
  • Ways to reach out to Dr. Sky and activites he's hosting.

Sign Up For The Sanderson Ford Arizona Staycation here!!!

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

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Segment 1 (running time 12:00)

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Summers coming! Find out what you need to do in your yard with the help of Jay with Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company.

  • We're close to the heat.....find out what you can be putting in the ground!
  • Transitioning your lawn to summer bermuda grass. Thatching, irrigation, etc.
  • What to do if you're getting rid of the lawn and moving toward zeroscaping.
  • Sun Country Iris Society is holding an event at Harper's Nursery this weekend.

Segment 2 (running time 6:27)

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  • Getting rid of the weeds in a flower garden. Jay loves a product called "Over the top."
  • Talking about the quality of food we have in the US.

Segment 3 (running time 13:18)

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  • Talking tree care and fertilization.
  • Discussing fertilizer and the proper application to get the best results.
  • Liquid vs. Granular fertilizer.

Callers:

  • Jeff - He heard us talking about planting multiple citrus trees in the same hole and if it's an okay time to plant citrus. He has flood irrigation and wants to know if he's in a good situation to plant?
  • Paul - He has succulents in his yard and he's seeing lots of flies, even after he replaced the soil in the pots. What do we think & what should he do?
  • Dale - His dog has done some digging in the backyard and he wants to know the best method to leveling it out.

Segment 4 (running time 6:10)

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Texts From Listeners:

  • When do you put bermuda seed down...before or after the irrigation system is put in?
  • We have yellow top clovers in his yard and can't get rid of it. (Pre-emergent)

Caller:

  • Marie - She wants to get rid of the white flies all over her plants in the yard.
  • Advice on growing succesful Iris'

Thanks to Jay and reach Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company all week!

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Segment 1 (running time 11:50)

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  • Rosie talks about his travels, meeting with contractors all across the US.
  • Discussing the huge remodeling boom and the baby boomers making changes to their home so they can stay in place as they age.
  • The trouble with hiring qualified workers all across the country.
  • More on "Aging in Place" or moving Mom & Dad into your home, including "Granny Pods."

Caller:

  • Alan - He has a two car garage and it gets very hot in the summer. They just installed a refrigerator and is worried about the heat. He's considering a vent and wants our advice.

*Alan can reach out to Intelligent Design Air Conditioning & Heating or Temperature Control, Inc. for a site visit.

Segment 2 (running time 6:48)

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  • Evaporitive coolers versus Mini-split Air concitioners.

Caller:

  • Scott - He has 5 recessed can lights in his kitchen. He wants to insulate the area around them. What can he do?

*Scott can reach out to Statewide Lighting for the right product.

  •  More on proper insulation and a warnings on exhaust fans in the attic. (DON'T!)

Segment 3 (running time 13:30)

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Caller:

  • Judy - She wants to remove a raised tub, so she can just walk into the shower as she gets older. She isn't sure what is under the raised space and wants our advice.

*We think Rebath & Kitchens are the perfect person to consult.

Text From a Listener:

  • Can you use copper for the landscape irrigation?
  • Great ideas for Mother's Day and where you can find resources.
  • We give tickets to a couple Diamondbacks games!

Jennifer interviews Joanne Toms as part of the Water Use It Wisely's "Drab to Fab II" Contest!:

  • Details on the winning and how to sign up.
  • Learn about a new wildlife guide & how to get started at your home.
  • Events and places to visit for ideas.

Segment 4 (running time 6:47)

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Caller:

  • Mark - The frameless shower door sweep is wearing out and he can't find a replacement anywhere.

*We'd start at Rebath & Kitchens or give Arizona Shower Door a call.

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 12:01)

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It's time for spring cleaning and we've gott he experts from First Class Green Cleaning here!

  • Some history behind their business.
  • Tackling a huge problem we hear about at Rosie On The House, cleaning tile grout.
  • Cleaning carpets and the issues surrounding that.
  • Using cleaning products that are safe for children.

Segment 2 (running time 6:35)

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  • We wrap up our conversation on caring for carpet.

Text From a Listener:

  • They spilled margaritas on their travertine tile and want to know how to get rid of the discoloration?

Callers:

  • Karen - She has a natural stone backsplash and it's sealed. It looks like it wasn't cleaned before it was sealed and it looks permanently dirty with a film, dirts and scratches. Do we think it's possible that that happened?

Segment 3 (running time 13:20)

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  • Mopping isn't doing what you think it is and we have suggestions on doing it properly.
  • Rosie talks about some of the dirtiest areas of your home.
  • The guys describe their methods and what they see in the field.
  • Furniture and "hard to get to" spots to clean in your home.

Segment 4 (running time 6:58)

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  • Cleaning area rugs and why it needs to be done by a professional.

Thanks to First Class Green Cleaning and if you're in the Valley, give them a call!

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