Episode 255

Budget-Friendly Ways to Transition Your Decor from Winter to Spring and more!

SEGMENT 1: How to Complete Your Spring To-Do List

We all mean well! But sometimes life just gets the best of us and we don't wrap up our projects as quickly as we wish. Today we talk about a simple method that will help you get the most important jobs cross off that to-do list!

SEGMENT 2: State of the Real Estate Market, Revisited

Last week, Sue Prins and Ginger Herman were in the studio talking about what it looks like out there for people trying to buy a home. However, there was one thing Sue wished she had clarified. Well, she's back this week to dot those "i's" and cross those "t's"!

SEGMENT 3: Budget-Friendy Ways to Transition Your Decor from Winter to Spring

Andy Yates from Andy Yates Design joins us and dishes out a number of designer tricks to easily move our homes from the cozy feel we created for winter into a more open and airy aesthetic as we head into Spring.

SEGMENT 4: Compost Tea

If you're composting, here's a tea mixture that you may be interested in!


Tools you will need:

  • 5 gallon bucket
  • Mesh compost tea bag (a 5 Gallon Strainer works great!)
  • Aquarium aerator
  • Aquarium thermometer


  1. Put 1 large handful of compost, 1 handful of garden soil, 2 handfuls of straw, 3–5 leaves from a healthy plant into the tea bag, tie the bag tightly and submerge it in the bucket of water. 
  2. Add 1 cup of  fish hydrolysate and 1 cup of seaweed extract liquids directly to the water. 
  3. Place the aerator in the bucket and turn it on. 
  4. Brew the tea for about 36 hours
  5. Monitor the  temperature—the optimal temperature is between 68° and 72°F.
  6. Compost tea should smell yeasty not like ammonia 

Using It:

  1. Always use the compost tea right away--do not store it.
  2. Dilute it to a 3 parts tea to 1part water ratio before spraying. 
  3. Gently pouring the tea out of a watering can be better than spraying because the sprayers can actually kill the microbes you’ve been growing 
  4.  Apply early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid burning leaves in the midday sun.
  5. Compost tea is great for raised bed gardens! Typically you want to apply it every 14 days 

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RepcoLite's weekly radio show focusing on color, design, paint, and projects...as well as plumbing, roofing, yard care, flooring and more!

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