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A Perfect Lawn Done The Easy Way

Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast

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A Perfect Lawn Done The Easy Way (running time 7-11AM)

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Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven By Sanderson Ford

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Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Misty Hyman! -

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8am talkingtrees 2

Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

Integrity Tree ServiceJohn Eisenhower with Integrity Tree Service joins us to talk about all things trees including the Tip of the Month: #TreeFertilizing as well as the Tree of the Month: #Pomegranate!

9am DIYhour 2

Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!

Weekly To-Do: #PreservingFallHarvest

10am topicoftheweek 2

Homeowner Topic: A Perfect Lawn Done The Easy Way

Sunburst Landscaping LogoNow that the weather is cooling off and letting us enjoy our yards more, we want to do less work to maintain them, and more work enjoying them. This article discusses fake grass, also known as turf or artificial turf. Learn what turf is made of, how it is installed, maintenance, how long it will last, how much it would cost/save and much more!

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7:00AM - Arizona Hour! Misty Hyman! Arizona's Olympic Gold Medalist!

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Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman joins us to talk about her come from behind win in the 200 meter butterfly swim at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney Australia.

She beat Australian Susie O'Neill, undefeated in the butterfly.

Talks about how she started swimming in Arizona as a way to deal with asthma.

The butterfly was fairly new compared to the backstroke and breaststroke.

Swam for Shadow Mountain High School and Stanford University.

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Credits her coach Bob Gillett who said 'If you wanna get better, change something'.

Misty talks about how Coach Gillett used math and science to come up with a new innovation in the butterfly.  Then learning and practicing the technique with her.

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Story on Coach Gillett's Arizona Sports Ranch where Misty began swimming.

Details of the innovative technique 'The Dolphin Kick'.  Learning coordination and how to swim on her side.

Talks about her Gold Medal winning butterfly swim win over Susie O'Neill.  And what she and Susie did after the competition.

Swimming taugh her human potential and other interests.  Updates what she is doing today.

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Rosie and Jennifer go over our recent Arizona Staycation and the next Staycation you can win!  Register  HERE.

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

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John Eisenhower from Integrity Tree Service talks about our Tree Of The Month:  Pommegranet.

Tips on how to preserve an abundance of fall harvest.

Talks about Market On The Move.  For a $10 donation, you can get up to 60 pounds of fresh produce.  Click for the schedule.

John's fall tree pruning points to think about.

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Discussion of doing yard work after a good rain.  Soft ground makes it easier.

Deciduous versus non-deciduous trees for fall pruning and watering tips.  What trees should you NOT prune in the fall.

CALLER:  Has a red bud tree planted as a sapling from Georgia thats lasted for 19 years.  Branches starting to die off. 

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Reply to the red bud tree issue.   Discussion about how non-native trees can grow here.

John's citrus fertilizing tips for the fall.  Find his tree calendar HERE

Fall fertilization is the best time of the year to treat your trees.  Talks about the types of fertilizer. 

Watering  deciduous trees that go dormant in the winter.

CALLER:  Looking for magnolia tree to plant and wants some details on if its worth planting.

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Discussion of some of the diseases and pathogens to be aware of relating to trees.  Insects, bugs and catapillars.

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Rosie On The House.com is the best referral network for contracting and maintenance services in the state!   With trusted companies certified by Rosie.  And real complaint resolution.

CALLER:  Has 2 A/C units installed in 1999.  Told they were horizontal units installed vertically.   Has had a big problem with condensate leaking from the beginning.  Looking for solution.

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TEXTER has a tall palo verde tree that shades a second story.  Damaged by monsoon but still standing.  Had a pruning question.

CALLER:  Replacing old window screens and looking at installing security screens like Crime Guard versus the wrought iron security.

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CALLER:  When the kitchen hot water faucet is turned on, pipes rattle and water comes out fast and slow.  Is it the faucet or plumbing?

Rosie has some favorable comments about Delta Faucets.

CALLER:  Has a sunken living room they want to bring to floor level.  Wants to know how to get it done and cost.

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Talking baseball and update on some of the blowback Rosie has received regarding APS rate change.  

10:00AM - A Perfect Lawn Done The Easy Way/Artificial Turf

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Sunburst Landscaping talks about artifical turf which is trending for landscaping, backyards and sports fields.

Sunburst Landscaping installs Easy Turf.   Used in major league stadiums for its look, feel and behaves like real turf.  Low maintenance and water costs.  It is NOT ASTROTURF.

There is a lot of CHEAP artificial turf on the market.  Most are not good for Arizona's climate.  

Type of plastic its made of determines if its more or less expensive.  Cheap will cost you in the long run reinvesting every few years.

Phoenix #3 market for artificial turf.

Some cities offer incentives on water bill installing artificial turf.

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Easy Turf is manufactured in Georgia and has the Max Flow Drainage System.  100% permeable turf in the country.  They explain how it works and why it better than cheap turf.

Max Flow was invented for the Seattle Seahawks stadium.

Pet friendly, non abrasive and not made of cheap plastic.

CALLER:  How to treat windows with sunlight reflection on to artificial turf.  (Its the biggest problem with a simple solution)

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Discussion of issues with HOA's about installing artificial turf.  Many homeowners are winning their case to install it.   Important to create standards for longer lasting turf.

Discussion of the hyped up story about the rubber pellets used in field turf causes cancer.  Research disproves it.

CALLER:  Noted that some artificial turf gets extremely hot during the summer.  Wants to know how hot can it get temperature wise.

Quality of the plastic used determines how hot it can get.  Points out the use of nylon in turf and why its important in this factor.

You can install sprinklers on the outer perimiter of the turf to cool it off and clean it too.

CALLER:  Has an existing drainage issue in the yard.  Wants to know how to fix it before installing turf.

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Artificial turf comes in other colors besides green.  Lots of possibilities for different looks and shapes.

Contact Sunburst Landscaping.

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