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Eight O'clock Landscape Hour with John Eisenhowner

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Segment 1 (running time 11:59)

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Romey is broadcasting from Prescott at the Arizona Community Tree Council's Annual Convention.  We're talking trees with John Eisenhowser with Integrity Tree Service!

Tip of the Week: With the hot weather behind us, we can plant and transplant! You can prune some too, just don't take it to far.

  • John introduces a fellow arborist, Steve and they discuss planting and transplanting trees all across Arizona.
  • We discuss "Tree Law" and how to deal with neighbors trees infringing into your yard and causing damage to your home and property.
  • Don't simply trim trees and roots back on your neighbor's trees. If you cause damage to the tree that ends up killing the plant, you could be liable. Be careful and make sure you know what you're doing. Call an arborist, like John!

Segment 2 (running time 6:49)

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John introduces Gary Huff with RRS Landscape Solutions in Prescott. They discuss a favorite tree to Northern Arizona region.....the Ash Tree.

Why an Ash Tree?

  • Quick Grower
  • Big Leaves for Shade
  • Thrives in Northern Arizona but needs a little extra water(Make sure to water correctly!)

**We cover the common problems with specific trees in Arizona. An education in proper care and what thrives in certain regions is key to a healthy tree to shade your yard.

**The drought is causing statewide stress on trees and our group of arborists share stories to help you understand what you can do and why your trees might be struggling.

Segment 3 (running time 12:55)

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Broadcasting from the Arizona Community Tree Council's Annual Convention!

Romey snagged a leaf off a tree he thought looked good in Prescott and guess what?!?! We've got the experts standing by to talk about the Sycamore Tree and its advantages and disadvantages.

Callers:

  • Doug - He has two majestic ash trees he put in about 8 months ago and now he's seeing some browning and curling on the leaves. What can he do to save them?

Recommendation - After our hot summers, it's normal to have some distress on such a new tree. He could actually be over-watering to treat the symptoms. It also could be a soil issue.

  • Jerry - He's heard of adding coffee grounds to the soil in new plants. Can someone do the same thing with trees?

Recommendation - Yes! Just don't overdue it.

  • Robert - He trimmed the interior branches on his Chinese elm and it's not growing at a rate he's used to seeing in some of his other trees. Is this normal?

Recommendation - Chinese elms are susceptible to sunburn and over-pruning or incorrectly pruning can expose too much sun causing damage. Wrapping the branches for a year or so could save the tree by protecting it while it heals.

Segment 4 (running time 6:20)

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Callers:

  • Charlie - He had two branches break on his lemon tree and he wants to know if he should be treating it with anything to prevent disease.

Recommendation - "Pruning Sealer" has been proven to be pretty ineffective and John's never recommends it. If you insist on using it, go with the aerosol spray type and use it from a distance as a touch up. Let it heal naturally.

  • Walter - He has a lemon tree that's producing a few fruit with brown spots and leaves curling up. What should he do?

Recommendation - After a summer like we've had and most of the fruit looks okay, it's probably fine. It's also normal to see the fruit taking extra nutrients that normally go to the leaves and that's why the curl up this time of year.

*We also hear a unique idea for adding iron to your tree if it needs some extra nutrients.

*Call John Eisenhower with Integrity Tree Service with all your tree questions at 602-788-0005!

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:07)

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We're joined by Director William Mundell with the Arizona ROC to discuss how the recent weather brings out unscrupulous contractors.

New scam alert!!!!

  • Businesses are using legitimate license #'s for other businesses as their own.
  • Avoid this. Look up the phone number and call the business to make sure they match.
  • Do your research and make sure they're using a legit license and if they are, make sure their record is clean. Protect yourself...it's usually a big investment!

*Reminder - 97 Percent of Arizona Contractors are honest and do great work, but the small number are responsible for the majority of complaints.

The Digital Newsroom:

Testimonial from a listener - Arizona Chimney Sweep came to her home, found out the problem was just aesthetic and fixing it won't help with function. She loved their honesty and had a wonderful experience.

Tom & Judy - He's been "super-cooling" his home for the past 5 months and he doesn't even want to think about how much his energy bills would have been if he hadn't listened.

Segment 2 (running time 6:42)

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**Rosie shares his thoughts on a caller who questions the ROC and how effective they are.

Callers:

  • Bill - The wiring to his stove was wired with aluminum back in the 70's and now he's having some issues. The rest of his home is copper, so why would the use aluminum?

Recommendation - It was a way to save money and we've moved away from them after discovering the aluminum would vibrate and the bolts will work themselves loose. Lock nuts do solve the problem.

Segment 3 (running time 12:15)

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Callers:

  • Mike - He's looking to re-stain his kitchen cabinets and wants to know where to start; sanding...chemical treatment...other option?

Recommendation - He can sand it lightly and treat it with a tint to try and bring it back to it's original state. Bring a cabinet door to a PPG Pittsburg Paints store. They can walk him through the whole process. Try it on the back of a door and in different daylights to make sure he's happy with the result.

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Callers:

  • Larry - He has a hairline crack in his toilet and wants our advice on the new solid toilet versus the two component toilet. He also has a question on taller toilets that are easier to get off of.

Recommendation - Toilets got a bad reputation about 15 years ago due to the low flow requirements, but the industry has caught up and most major brands are good to go. (Pun intended!)  Rosie suggests going to specialty plumbing store like Central Arizona Supply or San Plumbing Supply.  For questions on the taller toilets, call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing or Thunderbird Plumbing

Segment 4 (running time 6:55)

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Callers:

  • Betty Jo - She has a leak in her roof after the rain and it's only 5 years old. It's leaking down through the cold air vent. Do we have a recommendation for a couple of trustworthy roofers who specialize in these types?

Recommendation - Call Lyons Roofing in Tucson at 520-300-5353!

**With an increase in humidity, we're finding that condensation is building up on the duct work from the AC unit. If the roof leak is not the problem, call an AC expert like Intelligent Design.

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:01)

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In-Studio with Jack and Elizabeth Tayolr with OK-Corrals !!!

We're talking Pets and how to keep them safe in the desert!

Rosie & Jennifer reminisce about some of their favorite pets and some of their not so favorite animals in the Romero household over the years.

*You won't believe some of the stats on how much $$$ Americans spend on pets!

Jack and Elizabeth share their story and we walk through what they do and how he protects your pets in a kennel right in your own backyard.

Remember Shade for your Pets. Summer sun is dangerous and leaving them exposed isn't just uncomfortable....it's cruel and could be deadly!

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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A tree is the best way to create shade for your pet, but Jack shares how to create the most shade with a man-made structure!

We talk birds:

  • Rosie share a story about a really expensive bird, a  who escaped a new aviary he built. Yikes! Take a listen.
  • You need to keep other birds out too.

We move on to containing your pets at home, both inside and out:

  • Doggie Doors - Rosie generally doesn't like them, but Jack is a fan of one type. We'll come back and they'll sort it all out.

Segment 3 (running time 12:21)

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If you want a custom built containment sturctures for your pets, call Ok-Corrals at 855-433-8698.

Jack shares their story and how they're main goal is to keep your animals safe. He give his word!

The discussion continues:

  • Best material for the flooring.
  • Cleaning issues are important.
  • Not fans of concrete. (hard to clean and almost impossible to sanititze. (Try riverbed rock)
  • Think about the surface. Would you like to walk and sleep on sharp rocks?.?
  • Jack talks designs; they can do virtually anything and he shares some of his most unique kennels. 
  • Make kennels invisible to your neighbors. They'll thank you!
  • Permits?
  • How do they care for animals in our extreme heat?

Segment 4 (running time 6:58)

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Been trying to find a way to keep your pets safe and still make the yard look and smell good?

  • Get it done right now! Rosie share the progression he and his dogs went through to find the right structure.
  • Google "How to Build a Dog Kennel" and you can get tips from Jack on step by step instructions.

Thanks to Jack and Elizabeth from OK-Corrals. If you need tips or a new kennel, call them at 855-433-8698.

Join Rosie On The House every Saturday morning from 8 to 11!!!