Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Arizona Hour Driven by Sanderson Ford
Spend your morning with Rosie on the House!
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Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery
Join us to talk about staking your trees down for monsoons storms #StakeTrees
We will also be taking your landscape and garden questions so give us a call!
On The House Topic: Why Stucco Is So Popular In the Desert
Many Arizona residents wonder why most houses in the state are covered with stucco. Sometimes it looks like an unending sea of stucco. That's because it does a great job of protecting our homes. It's a strong coating that will stand the test of time and the Arizona sun... Another reason for stretches of stucco as far as the eye can see is
Open Home Hour
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Around Your House To-Do: #LandscapeGrading
Driven by Sanderson Ford
Dr. Sky discusses the perspective and the people on the achievement of the Apollo 11 crew and Man on the Moon.
Nancy Coenen Christensen was at the launch of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket at Cape Kennedy in 1969. She talks about her experience and her father Bud Coenen who was a lead manager and director of launches for NASA.
Donna Daly of the Rim Country Museum and Zane Grey Cabin in Payson Arizona.
Payson has a colorful history during the days of prohibition which created an economic boom making 'Payson Dew'. Underground bootlegging with many still hidden in the woods.
Zane Grey lived in Payson and called it 'White Mule'. Donna tells the story of those days and how it was sold on the street.
The right way to say Mogollon and where the name came from.
Events with Arizona Game and Fish and other events around the state.
Expert arborist and landscaper Richard Adkins discusses staking trees for monsoon season.
Importance for young trees to be staked for wind.
Removing the nursery stake after planting to allow a tree to sway. Various staking lines to support the tree should be loose, not tight. When is it time to remove the staking lines.
Richard lists some of his favorite trees and shade trees.
Any precautions when staking a bare root tree?
How to keep grass from growing around a tree trunk in a flood irrigated yard?
Using chicken wire to keep pests from eating bark off the tree.
Reclamation Area along the Salt River from 16th Street to 32nd Street.
Richard shares places to see for landscaping ideas at your house, home, castle or cabin. South Mountain, North Scottsdale and Murphy Bridal Trail.
Thoughts on 'night-scaping'. Uplighting various plants for shadowing and enjoying landscaping at night.
What to look for in tree strength in case its a danger to the house. Like branches touching the home that could cause damage in a high wind storm. Also root strength and what to look for.
TEXT: Moving an apple tree. When is the best time to transplant and preparation for the new hole.
Websites that can help with tree selection.
TEXT: Lemon tree planted in 2018 with leaves that are brown and curling. Watering or sun issue?
Citrus trees are painted white to protect them from sun damage. The benefits of leaving citrus tree unpruned and keeping it from getting too tall.
Richard shares some of his favorite citrus trees.
Discussion of harvesting rainwater for your trees and plants.
Doug Dedrick of Stucco Renovations in Tempe talk about the benefits of stucco and its popularity on desert homes.
Stucco is durable, long lasting and good house protection provided it properly applied and maintained. Wood frame versus masonry homes.
Discussion of applying stucco to a wood framed home. The framing of the home is a big help. Doug details why and the application process. Including the pros and cons of sheathing.
A good paint job and water curing are the key to long lasting stucco.
CALLER: Has a wood framed stucco home and wants to install wood shutters properly so it doesn't damage the stucco.
Thoughts on hanging something on the exterior stucco.
Priming and painting after water curing and Ph testing stucco varies on when to paint.
Explanation of synthetic coatings on stucco.
The biggest weakness is window flashing. Leaks around the windows and other leak points. Details some of the repair issues and fixes.
CALLER: Has synthetic stucco around the home with some hairline cracks. Can you patch or replace that type of stucco?
TEXT: Asking about a product called STO. Used on commercial buildings like hotels and resort buildings for its light weight.
Discussion of an exterior insulation system for stucco for comfort and soundproofing.
CALLER: Has a stucco home in New Mexico. Was told not to paint it because it won't breathe.
Discussion of our podcasts and where to find them, bees , a local story of an air conditioning technican who died servicing in a hot attic and a cactus thru a car windshield.
CALLER: Installing a travertine stone patio. Told to use polymeric sand between the stone. Having issues sealing the sand.
The Cajun Navy are for real! :)
CALLER: Looking to replace bathroom windows with glass block on the corners of wood frame stucco home.
CALLER: Has a new air conditioner. Big temperature difference between living and bedroom (bedroom too warm). Suggested an extra return in the bedroom. Is that the right approach.
Discussion of painting a picture on the look of the next generation of contractors in the building field. And ideas for comfort systems to keep outdoor workers cooler in hot weather.
CALLER: Tells what car is used in the Arizona Post Card of a fallen saugaro cactus on it.
CALLER: Problem with wasps in the swimming pool.
First landscape hotel in North America will be built in Sedona.