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Eight O'clock Landscape Hour with John Eisenhower

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Segment 1 (running time 11:29)

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Tree of the week: The Desert Willow!

Tip of the week: Prepare your trees for the monsoon season. We talk trimming and what to do to make sure your trees can handle the wind and rain!

  • Thin the canopy.
  • Make sure your irrigation is set correctly.
  • Don't over saturate the soil.

The guys discuss the Desert Willow, what to expect, where it thrives, and how to care for it.  

Segment 2 (running time 3:33)

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Rosie rants about his new Karcher Power Washer.....he loves it!!!!

More tips on trimming palm trees.



Segment 3 (running time 12:20)

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Emails from listeners:

  • Lisa - Has a tree stump in front of her new home. Should she remove it or can she use it as part of her landscape?

Recommendation - Removal can be a big deal, so it's fine to leave it! We discuss stump grinding and how to care for an area where a stump has been removed.

  • Sandra - She has a palm with the root ball that's getting into the water meter box. The utility company says she needs to remove them since it's on her property. What should she do?
Recommendation - She won't have to take out the whole tree, just the roots that are encroaching on the meter box. John shares his tips on caring for roots that need to be trimmed back. 

Callers:
  • Randy - He has a tipu tree that was sheered off in a storm and cut back to 5 foot. Will it grow back or should he start over?
Recommendation - Give it a try! These can grow back and already has an established root system to start from. Tipu trees are pretty durable. 

  • Brandon - Has a pomegranite tree with fruit that are not maturing and the fruit is white or yellowish.
Recommendation - Pomegranite trees are fairly tempermental. Check the watering and consider wrapping the fruit in paper bags after they mature some. This keeps the birds out and protects it from the sun. 

  • Tom - Wants a recommendation for a good shade tree at his elevation on the reservation up north. 
Recommendation - Contact an arborist in his area. Find one here!

Segment 4 (running time 6:16)

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We recap the tree of the week: The Desert Willow!

Callers:

  • Mark - His wall is cracking and he's been told the roots of his palm trees nearby are causing it. What are his options?
Recommendation - Unfortunately the roots are probably causing it. Living with it or removal is really the only options. 

If you have questions about trees for John, go to itreeservice.com!

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:55)

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Buyer's Alert: Rosie shares a way to save on DeWalt Tools! through Ace Hardware during the month of July every year. 


We discuss "Super-Cooling."  Listener's keep asking what it means and how it works. Find out how and save money!

If you want an analysis on your home's AC efficiency call Advanced Home Systems at 602-799-5656.

Segment 2 (running time 4:43)

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Testimonials from Rosie On The House listeners:
 


  • Elizabeth - She wants to know what kind of companies we take into the network......

  • Robert - What do we think of the "free solar system" from company "a"?  
Recommendation - Contact Harmon Solar and get the info you need!

Segment 3 (running time 9:22)

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Caller:

  • Carol - She thinks there are metal shavings in her garbage disposal. What should she do or who can she call?
Recommendation - Might be able to do it herself.....Romey explains how. Badger brand disposals are great. 

Romey talks about "Ask Andrea" from Arizona Central and answers a few questions. 

  • Cooling a garage... 
  • Converting a garage to a Master Suite....

Segment 4 (running time 9:53)

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ign up for the Sanderson Ford Arizona Staycation here!

Callers:
  • Max - He just purchased a new truck from Sanderson Ford and his garage door is just an inch too short. 
Email from a Listener:

  • A family in Tucson came home from being gone during a few months this summer. They came home to a home full of cockroaches....Eww!!!!
If you have a question, try finding it here!

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:24)

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We discuss common scams and ways to avoid fraud!

Jennifer's comes up with an acronym "C.O.N." to avoid trouble:
  • C - Contact (you do the contacting. Avoid door to door, etc.)
  • O - Only deal with those you've done the research on. 
  • N - Never believe in something that seems to good to be tree.
Email from a listener who thinks she might be getting ripped off.....Rosie responds! Call Brad from Integrity Air Conditioning.

We talk with Harold with Galaxy Lending Group about avoiding fraud in the home lending world. Make sure you're dealing with a reputable lender!

Segment 2 (running time 6:03)

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We cover more tips on avoiding scams:

Red Flags
  • Avoid the "buy today and save" types.
If they demand money up-front
  • Don't give anyone money that you haven't verified their phone number & address. 
  • Make sure they're registered with the R.O.C. and are licensed, bonded and insured.
  • Never wire money! It's the same thing as cash!
  • Avoid callers that ask you to verify your personal information over the phone. 
Romey gives an update from the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show. Visit the show's and find future dates here.

Segment 3 (running time 12:43)

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Email from a listener:

  • Becky - She just purchased a new AC unit two years ago and now the company that installed the unit is coming back to her asking for more money on additional warranties. 
Recommendation - NO! NO!  NO!  The brand of AC unit she has comes with a 10 year warranty already. This is additional coverage that she does NOT need to pay extra on. Run away Becky! Go to one of the Rosie-Certified AC companies in the valley. Knight Air Conditioning, Integrity Air Conditioning or Reeis.  Down in Tucson, visit Intelligent Design and in Pinal County, it's Desert Sun Heating, Cooling & Refrideraton Inc. 

Caller:

  • Neil - Had a duct cleaning company come out and feels like he isn't getting what he paid for. He's also not sure about a plumbing job he had done where a company overcharged him by 7k! Be careful out there!
Recommendation - Duct Cleaning is a common scam. You don't want anyone cleaning your ducts thats not a Certified Air Conditioning Specialist.

Be wary of flyer's left on your door and how hotels are susceptible to identity theft.  
 

Segment 4 (running time 6:35)

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Romey updates us from the Maricopa County Home and Garden Show as he stops by Rosie-Certified Booth's:
Caller:

  • Cathy - She has a lovered patio cover that is solar powered and now the company is out of business. Who can she go to for repairs?
Recommendation - Call Jerry and Tim at JLC Enterprises at 480-967-9183

We wrap up with warnings about charities. Unfortunately, people take advantage of your good will.

Sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry. Just go here.

Join us next week and every Saturday from 8 to 11!!!