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Beneficial Bugs We May Want in Our Yard

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

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Beneficial Bugs We May Want In Our Yard (running time 7-11AM)

7am wakeup 2

Weekend Wake-Up Hour

Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk with Mary from Mesa about the wonderful time she had on her January Staycation!

Ken Rowe GalleryWe will also talk with a local Sedona artist Ken Rowe of Rowe Fine Art Gallery as we gear up to send out or February Staycation winners to Sedona, AZ!

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 and how to #PruneCitrus!

9am DIYhour 2

Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!

The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!

10am topicoftheweek 2

Homeowner Topic: Beneficial Bugs We May Want in Our Yard

We all have bugs in our yards - but which ones may be beneficial that we would want to keep around? 

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Rosie talks about upcoming events including Tucson Rodeo & Tres Rios Nature Festival.  For a list of other events, CLICK HERE

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Ken Rowe of Rowe Gallery In Sedona talks about his days in drywall construction to a career as a sculpture artist, taxidermist, and bronze casting.  He shares how he got his 'big break'.

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How did the town of Sedona, Arizona get its name??  Listen!

More with Ken Rowe's career as an artist including sculpturing with live animals instead of pictures.  See Ken Rowe's Gallery located in Sedona at Tlaquepaque.  

Ken talks about his passion for Sedona and his favorite trail to hike.  Plus gives you a secret website for lesser known places.  Sedona Secret 7.com

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We chat with our Rosie On The House Sanderson Ford Flagstaff Staycation winner Mary Kennedy!

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

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John Eisenhower of Integrity Tree Service discusses the details of our Tree Of The Month:  The Texas Mountain Laurel Tree.  Produces a bloom with the scent of Grape Soda!

John gives you detals on pruning.  When to go light or heavy on pruning citrus and other trees.

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CALLER:  Trying to grow Colorado Blue Spruce from seed and bare root.  Having some issues and needs some advice.

CALLER:  Has a citrus tree blooming big time.  Wants to know when to fertilize during blooming.

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John's Tree Calendar is designed to help care for your trees during the various seasons in the Arizona low desert.

CALLER:  Describes his dimensions of a mulberry tree and wants to know if he can prune it back.

Concerns about white flies on ficus trees due to weak winter.

EMAIL PICTURE:  Has an African Sumac near a pool that makes a mess.  

EMAIL PICTURE:  Two date palms leaning against each other.  Wants to save them.

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Discussion about 'dwarf plants'.  EMAIL asking if there are dwarf palo verde trees.

CALLER:  Wants to shade his house with an upright growth tree in a tight area.  Would like some suggestions.

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Rosie talks about his Auction Site  Many residences we remodel are equipped with cabinetry, appliances or fixtures that may be a few years old, but are still in a great shape. 

Rosie shows how we strive to become Every Arizona Homeowner's Best Friend.

Update on the APS Rate Change and offers a unique opportunity for APS homeowners to have their electric bills analyzed by APS for free.

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CALLER:  During an inspection, there is some hardscape pavers over cement slab thats covered up the weep holes in the stucco to breathe.  How critical is it?

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CALLER:  Has a water heater that the husband wants to replace but the wife says its fine. 

UPDATE CALLER:  Listener has windows that face a major street and wanted a solution to reduce the noise.  Rosie suggested Magnetite for sound proofing.  They describe the process getting it ordered, installed and cost.

CALLER:  Painting home exterior stucco wall, painting over caulk and seeing the caulk lines.  Its called 'flashing'.  Suggested Textured Caulk For Stucco

CALLER:  Wants to install water softner but doesn't want a whole home system.  Concerned about sodium content in soft water.

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Rosie discusses the state and cost of remodeling construction and about 30% of the labor force.   Getting people to consider a career in construction/vocational training that could reap serious income of up to 6 figures.

10:00AM - Beneficial Bugs We May Want In Our Yard

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The Rosie On The House BLOG features our topic this hour:  Beneficial bugs we may want in our yard.

Rosie goes over notes from last week's topic how to keep pests out of your yard.  Including using bobcat and coyote urine (really!) and using Guineas that eat scorpions.

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More scorpions control suggestions from listeners.  And other listener techniques to keep wild pests out.  Interesting, some kinda funny stuff!

CALLER:  Has vinyl siding he wants to replace with Hardie Board Siding

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Discussion about Integrated Pest Management:  A scientific approach to managing pests in a safe, sustainable way.  Find more details HERE.  Or go to www.arizona.edu, in the search engine enter IPM.

Romey talks about the proper use of ladybugs to eliminate pets naturally.  Also praying mantis' and cats!

CALLER:  He doesn't spray for anything.  Found another natural deterrent to scorpions:  Bullfrogs!  He explains. 

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Bees are very beneficial.  But there are things you SHOULD NOT do if you're attacked by a swarm of bees.

For more on beneficial bugs in your yard, check out our BLOG dated February 6th.