Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour
Start your mornings off learning about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona! We will start the morning chatting with local professional photographer Mike Weasner!
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: The Weakest Parts of Your Roof with Lyons Roofing
Monsoon season is finally here. Now is the best time to get your roof inspected for minor repairs before the storms hit and turn a small problem into a huge problem. Learn where the most vulnerable spots can develop on your roof and what you can do to help those areas because repairs can prevent monsoon damage.
Rundown of the show!
Mike Weasner is the Chair of The Oracle State Park Dark Sky Committee. Mike is also an astrophysicist, former Air Force fighter pilot.
Details of The International Dark Sky Association. Goal is to reduce light pollution to see the night sky clearly.
Mike explains how Oracle State Park became the first Arizona state park to be designated a dark sky. And history of star parties.
More on the star parties, the experts who point out what they're looking at, and our connection to the night sky used by native Americans for agriculture and religious purpose.
Skyview Lite App. Point your phone into the sky and tells you what your seeing.
The constellations hold a long history to humans on earth.
Upcoming Star Party Astronomy Events at Arizona State Parks.
Mike talks about how fast and high he's been as a fighter pilot. Tells a story about it.
Mike talks about his favorite apps for the amateur sky watcher. Sky Safari and Nightcap Camera for iPhone that allows you to take pictures of the night sky.
Astronomy is a big business in Arizona. Mike discusses what home owners can do to reduce unnecessary lighting around the home to protect the night sky.
Rosie discusses other night sky parties and events.
Register to win the next Rosie On The House Arizona Staycation From Sanderson Ford
Due to a technical issue, our harvesting rainwater topic could not air. So The Urban Farm's Starting Your Garden hour is presented.
Farmer Greg of The Urban Farm with tips of what to look for in your next garden space.
How to test if there is life in your tree.
Take time to OBSERVE the space where to plant your garden or trees.
Pay attention to sun exposure, shade, pests and microclimates.
Explains the pros and cons of north, south, east and west exposures in your space.
A western exposure can be best for winter gardens. South exposure usually gets sun most of the day. East exposure tends to be the best.
The point is: observe your space before you plant for better results.
The pros and cons of growing fruit trees in a pot.
A simple way to grow sweet potatoes.
When irrigating trees, use bubblers. Not drip nozzles.
Greg explains using 'drip tape' for irrigating your garden more efficently and water evenly.
Explains the 5 things you need for healthy soil: Dirt, Air Space, Water, Organic Matter, and The Life that comes with organic matter (example: worms).
When building your garden in an area with bermuda or nut grass, make sure you dig it out completely.
Rosie puts 'The Rosie Right Way' experience to work for you! With the #1 Contractor Referral Website for 9 Years In A Row!! Rosie On The House.com
Rosie explains his new policy regarding answering overwhelming emails about the APS Rate Change. Picking one email each week that he feels most will benefit from the answer. Starting with the first question today.
CALLER: Do you need a building permit to build a gazebo in the backyard? (Some good ideas to consider like location, power, and more)
CALLER: Has a heaving issue in the foundation after noticing cracks in the tile floor.
Rosie explains further about foundation issues around Arizona that people mistaken for settling.
CALLER: Problem with air coming thru the widows and doors in the house. Can feel the air and see sunlight coming thru. Wants some weather stripping ideas and door sweeps.
CALLER: Wants to know the advantages of a tankless water heater.
CALLER: Preparing an area for a garden, they're digging up old black plastic (weed suppression) from the ground. Do they need to remove it?
CALLER that dropped had an oak tree question.
CALLER: Had a house thats 80% stucco and 20% panel boards that Rosie calls T1-11. Has some moisture damage on the panel board seams. Wants suggestions on how to fix it before painting.
CALLER: Installed a new air conditioner in 2016. Has a drip sound coming thru the vents. But they don't see any water anywhere. Tech says it could be an air duct expansion. What could be causing that?
Talking everything roofs and roofing with Paul and Rhonda, our Certified Partners from Lyons Roofing in Phoenix and Tucson.
Paul describes his background in roofing in Arizona.
Since we've had only and inch of rain in 10 months, a false sense of security can happen when it comes to your roof. Its good to have it inspected before the rain.
The #1 problem to deal with about owning a home in Arizona? The moisture! Rosie explains why with history of home building roofs flat versus pitched staring in the 50's.
Stories on other catastrophes in roof designs in Arizona.
CALLER: Has a manufactured mobile home with roof shingles that has a sealer. After 2 years, told time to reseal it. Should he reseal or replace with new shingles/roof?
CALLER: Looking to reseal a flat roof with silicon coating, but its expensive. Can it last a lifetime?
Further discussion on roofing and coatings.
CALLER: Wants Rosie to talk about return on investment on attic insulation and the impact on your electric bill.
Is it ever appropriate to install wood shake shingles on desert homes? How does it affect homeowner insurance?
Paul explains the suprising differences in roofing between Phoenix and Tucson.
CALLER: Has a question about a TPO roof and whats the maintenance on that type of roof.