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  • Fall is prime time for veggie gardens

    While fall is when vegetable gardeners harvest their crops in many parts of the country, in the deserts of Arizona, it’s time to plant.
  • Tips to keep your trees looking great this fall in Arizona

    It’s Labor Day weekend and that’s one of three times of year we urge homeowners to fertilize their citrus to ensure a juicy crop. Most of the time, granular fertilizers work best for an applied slow release. If there’s rain in the forecast, try timing your application ahead of the storm and let nature help […]
  • Five low-water trees to provide shade for your Arizona home

    Among many other benefits, planting trees around your home really can save energy, according to the National Forest Service. The NFS said shade from two 25-foot tall trees on the west side of the house plus one 25-footer on the east side could save you almost 25 percent of your air conditioning cost if you […]
  • Climb your way to no injuries with these ladder safety tips

    Many do-it-yourself projects involve climbing a ladder — painting walls, cleaning gutters, changing batteries in smoke detectors, hanging lights and decorations, changing light bulbs, installing fans and getting the kids’ basketball off the top of the flat roof. So it’s no surprise that tens of thousands of Americans end up as LFIs (ladder fall injuries) […]
  • Playing it safe with your electricity during Arizona monsoon season

    There are still a few weeks left in Arizona’s monsoon season. When those storm clouds roll in, they can bring electrical blackouts or surges that can mess up electronic devices in your home as well as your appliances. Here are some ideas for coping safely with electricity problems during a storm: Prevent electrical surges due […]
  • Homeowner alert: Five ways to spot a monsoon storm chaser

    Monsoon season in Arizona means it’s also prime time for storm chasers. These chasers can be fake tradespeople who pretend to be competent contractors and offer to fix the leak in your roof that started in a big storm, cut down the damaged tree in your yard or fix that broken window. In Arizona — […]
  • The 10 most popular DIY articles and information

    One of the best resources Arizona Homeowners have access to is the state’s largest collection of do-it-yourself articles and information on
  • 15 do-it-yourself projects to tackle before the kids go back to school

    It's hard to believe, but next month schools will be starting up again.
  • The latest gear for your outdoor fun

    By now, many of you are likely looking to escape the heat and head to any number of gloriously cool destinations in Northern Arizona.
  • Six ways to fight back against scorpions

    With our monsoon humidity and searing heat, summertime can definitely be bark scorpion season in Arizona.
  • Celebrate the Fourth of July by buying American-made products

    Over the years at Rosie on the House, we have always urged our listeners and web visitors to "buy American" as much as they can when they shop.
  • Celebrate the Fourth of July with a Rosie Romero-style barbecue

    Everyone who listens to our Saturday morning broadcast knows that we Romeros love to eat and to cook.
  • Seven great gifts for the do-it-yourself dad

    If your dad is a do-it-yourselfer and you're still looking for Father's Day gift ideas, we compiled this list of the best tools that every DIY dad needs in his tool belt.
  • How to prepare your home for monsoon season

    We wanted to share a few actions you can take to prepare you and your home for this season's heavy storms.
  • Get ready to super-cool your house this summer

    This time of year, homeowners in central and southern Arizona are hunting for new ways to cool off when the average daily high outdoors gets to be 100 degrees or more.
  • What is your garage door telling you?

    Most every household item has a way of “telling” us if it needs a little attention. Door hinges squeak when they need a shot of WD-40. Showerheads leak if they need a new gasket or tightening. The toilet runs and runs when the flapper needs changing. The same goes for your garage door and motor. […]
  • 5 flag-flying guidelines to show your colors this Memorial Day

    May 25 is Memorial Day - a time for all Americans to display our great flag in honor of U.S. military members who died for our country.
  • Time to get cooking in your outdoor kitchen

    Memorial Day is just a week away, and it's time to get fired up with the hottest and newest stuff for your backyard kitchen.
  • 5 ideas to improve your summer outdoor living

    This week, we wanted to offer a few ideas to maximize your summer outdoor living experience.
  • 10 tips for your summer splashdown

    Warm weather has arrived and by the end of this month, the entire family will be ready for major pool time.

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