Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven by Sanderson Ford
Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk Win Holden & Kelly Mero of Arizona Highways!
Tune-in to find out something new and interesting - sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!
Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery
Fall will be here before we know it, so let's get a jump start on planning our beautiful gardens now! #FallSoilPrep for gardens and feeding citrus.
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: Why Arizona Water Needs Special Treatment
Rosie recaps the premiere screening of the documentary film 'Voices Of Vail'. About the history of Vail, Arizona.
Former Managing Editor Win Holden and current Editor Kelly Mero from Arizona Highways Magazine talk about the beginnings of the magazine first publication in 1921.
The magazine was designed to attract engineers to build better roads in the state. That changed around 1939 to attract visitors to the state.
What direction the magazine is going today.
Owned by the state but don't get funding from the state. The magazine is run like a business.
Win Holden and Kelly Mero give their background.
Tells the story of how the magazine's bank account was swept by the state during The Great Recession.
They did a study to quantify the economic effect of the magazine.
Win discusses the highlights of his 18 years at Arizona Highways Magazine.
'Righting the ship', the digital archives and the gift shops at the airports.
Rosie's story about giving out subscriptions to his relatives. Makes a great gift!
The story of how the Arizona Highways license plates came to be.
Some of the best photographers contribute to the magazine.
Interview with Wendy from Worldmark Wyndham Bison Ranch, one of our Arizona Staycation from Sanderson Ford partners.
Win gives his 3 things on his retirement list.
Romey tells a great story from a listener who discovered the magazine when he was a kid living out of the state during the winter.
Jay of The Farms Choice talks about the tree damage and rain he experienced after monsoon storms.
Looking ahead to winter lawns, this is about the time rye grass lawns should be scalped.
Fall vegetable gardening prep on the farms is underway. Now is the time to prepare your organic soil for a home fall garden planting.
Recent rains have made a dent in the drought around the state.
Thoughts on xeroscaping, artificial turf and real turf.
Possible there will be a new state record for the largest pumpkin.
CALLER: Would like shade tree recommendations for a western exposure.
Discussion of seed planting and spacing them out properly. Jay has some tips.
CALLER: Has a west facing wall that gets really hot. Thinking of planting cat claw vine. With a pool nearby, does it leave a mess after blooming?
Planting for shade for next summer. Giving your plants and trees a chance to establish its root system and grow for the following summer.
Setting up a good drip system for your plants and trees to provide moisture for the roots.
CALLER: Has a yucca plant that hasn't bloomed in years. Wants to know why.
Tom Reilly of Renovations in Prescott, AZ joins Rosie for the hour. He talks about how he ended up in Arizona and starting his remodeling company. He's an architect and registered contractor.
CALLER: Has a flat roof that needs recoating. Currently its an aluminum coating. Thinking of going to a white coating or should they stick with aluminum.
Tom talks about the water supply in the Prescott area. Clears up some recent talk about a water controversy, shortage and rights. Including 'active management areas'.
CALLER: Looking for window recommendations after the current vinyl windows in a stucco home started leaking after rain.
Interview with the inventor of JAWS, Just Add Water cleaning products Bruce Yacko.
Rosie and Tom tackle a Wall Street Journal article says there's a 52% chance the area will go to Tier 1 water restrictions. And it could undermine the economy.
Tom details the watershed in the Prescott area and explains the 'clay plug'.
Point is the water supply is not an issue thanks to various sources, conservation and storage plans dating back to the 1900s. Plenty to use and not enough to waste.
The water supply is in very good shape thanks to projects built in the early century.
Tom talks about the state of construction in the Prescott area.
George Funkhouser of All About Water is our guest to talk about water treatment.
George gives his background and how he got into the business.
The technology in water treatment has drastically changed for the better over the years. But there are some treatments that aren't reliable or don't work.
Explains the levels of water treatment. Reverse osmosis and whole home water treatment systems.
There's a lot of bad information and advertising about water treatment.
All About Water educates their customers about some of the questionable treatments. The real question is what does the customer want to get done.
Discussion of ion exchange systems for soft water treatment.
CALLER: A good question: Can you get a reverse osmosis system for an apartment?
An RO system is designed to fit under the kitchen sink for drinkling water.
Eco Water is the manufacturing company of the equipment.
CALLER: Moved into a home with a soft water system that was in bypass mode. How to get it working again.
Goes thru the function of the water softner equipment/canisters.
CALLER: A maintenance man with swamp coolers he maintains. The cost of replacing the pads is expensive because of the calcium build up on them. Will soft water help with it?
CALLER: Suggestions on how to treat well water.
If a system doesn't carry the Water Quality Association (WQA) seal off approval, quit looking at it. Make sure its the whole system and not just equipment parts.
Talks about the sanitation of replacing canisters in the drinking water systems. And how much money you can save in bottled water with an RO system.
Jack Eversol of Kinetico Tucson discusses water treatment.
Chlorine necessary to treat water. Safe to drink but can leave a off smell, odor or taste. Plus can damage the rubber flappers in toilets.
Water covers 2/3 of the earth but 3% is useable.
Hard water treatment can remove scale and calcium deposits on the appliances and plumbing.
Water treatment can improve hard water, remove chlorine and improve health with an RO system for drinking water.
Kinetico tests your water for a complete breakdown of your current water quality.
The water treatment industry has plenty of 'snake oil salesman' with bad information on treating water.
Jack tells his story of how he started with Kinetico and some of the customer's stories from other salespeople's systems that lacks credibility.
The Arizona Water Quality Association is a 3rd party advocate for the consumer for their certifications on water quality systems and equipment. Ask for Dave Perry.
More discussion of the treatment and conditioning of water. The point of use filtration at the kitchen sink with an RO system.
Plastic bottles have littered landfills. Only about 15% actually get recycled.
Jack explains how a water treatment system works starting with the water manifold into the house to the filter system.
They can connect with the RO system under the sink or into the ice maker in the fridge.
Explains how the water softner systems works as it comes from the meter.
An RO system for drinking water in the home eliminates plastic bottles and gives you clean drinking water. Saves you money!
Jack gives Kinetico Tucson's service area and contact info.
Don't let anyone tell you the tap water is dangerous. The benefits of a water treatment system improves the tap water thru various methods.