Air Quality Print

Eight O'Clock with John Jay Harper

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Weekly Gardening Tip with Jay Harper from Harper's Nurseries
  • How can we improve our outdoor air quality? Plant Something! Want to improve your quality of life? Get your hands dirty and plant something. That's right, putting trees, flowers or shrubs in the ground doesn't just provide you with beauty and shade, it can also improve your property value, lower your energy costs, clean the air and water-even lower your heart rate.

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In the Studio: Cheryl Goar from Arizona Nursery Association, Plant Something

Jay's recommendation for Planting Something:

  • Palms
  • Banana Trees
  • Access your landscape and talk to your nurser for the best suggestions

Caller

  • Nancy, what to do about gnats in the yard.  She's preparing for an event

Recommendation: You need to dry out the yard, Blue Sky Pest Control

  • Dave, has a tree that is top heavy, breaking the stakes

Recommendation: Get the stake off of the tree

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Plant Something on Facebook

Caller
  • Roy, has a dead yellow bell that is frost damaged

Recommendation: The scratch test, Listen to our podcast for Jay's Scratch Test

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What should we be doing with our lawn right now?
  • Keep it mowed
  • With the heat, water well
  • Fertilize
It's too early to transition for Winter to Summer Lawn

If you're fighting weeds:
  • Round up if your grass is dormant
  • If not, specific herbicides, pre-emergent (spurge)

Letter from Listener

  • Sharon, converting to Xerascapes in her HOA.  Is now the time
Recommendation: Not yet, let the grass grow to its greenest, then treat it with Round up or Hi Yield Killz All
  • Mandy, her Totem Poles (amonsgt Succulents) are splitting in the middle. 

Recommendation: Cut back on the water, move them, be wary of rotting

  • Jack, has bougainvillea and oleanders, some are doing well, others are not

Recommendationn: Root Stimulator, Scratch Test

Rosie likes Creosote

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Caller
  •  has a Ficus Tree that got frozen then adapted canker.  Take it out

Recommendation: Yes, it needs to go.  To protect make sure you use Go Natural...Pistache, Oaks, Palo Verde and Mesquites will do better

  • Randy, wants to put ground cover on his Roses to prevent weeds.
Recommenation: Shredded Bark Mulch, Petunias or Rose Moss in the Fall

Cheryl Goar from Arizona Nursery Association-Plant Something!

Nine O'Clock with Rosie and Romey

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Rosie's Arizona Republic Article: Air Quality

Caller

  • Robert, needs to re-stucco around new purchased windows.

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Caller
  • Michelle, her pool pump is leaking right now.  What to do until Monday
Recommendation: Monitor and watch it until Monday, Postorino Pools

  • Marsha, has a strange noise in her house coming from the pipes, every four days
Recommendation: Pressure Valve screwed on hose bib

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  • Marsha, is getting an air hammer sound through her home
Recommendation: below 65 psi, Attach water pressure meter to hose bib, wherever the water comes into your home, Wood's Plumbing, Culligan Water of Tucson

Commentary: Air Quality

Caller
  • Lance, does he put a filter on the outside of his evaporative cooler
Recommendation: Cheesecloth around outside of evap cooler

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Buy the right filter
Caller
  • Roger, what do we think about staining a concrete floor; it also has a moving crack  What do we recommend.  How does he cover the carpet strip remnants
Recommendation: Romey loves Concrete Staining, Ardex to overlay on floor...continued in next segment

Stay Tuned for Rosie on the Box: Duct Cleaning

Ten O'Clock with Rosie and Romey

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Rosie on the Box: Duct Cleaning
  • Paper Pleated Filters
  • Certified Air Quality Specialists
  • It costs about $700, will last for 7 years
Rosie Remodeling (480) 998-6961 or In Home Consultation
Rosie Certified Remodelers in Phoenix can handle your bigger jobs

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Caller
  • Lisa, has a reoccurring leak in drip irrigation system
Recommendation: Rosie Certified Landscapers, Gophers
  • John, had a whole house energy audit. He needs 5 new vents and Sun Screens for $750.  Is that good?
Recommendation: Yes, that is an appropriate cost and good recommendations

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Arizona Highways Wildflower Guide

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Caller
  • John, got a home energy audit.  Now, he has a readout with expensive projects
Recommendation: Use a Rosie Certified Home Energy Auditor
  • Kelly, had a nightmare with a HVAC contractor

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  • Ron, vinyl replacement windows on the house or aluminum or wood clad
Recommendation: No Vinyl for Rosie. Pella Windows in Phoenix or Tucson your best choice for your choice, only triple pane if you need sound barrier, Magnatite Windows