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Eight O'clock Landscape Hour with John Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 13:03)

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Gardening Tip of the Week: Think about planting a "Legacy" Plant for Father's Day! 

With hot weather on us now, there's a lot to do:
  • Some plants are ready to harvest!
  • Is it time to De-thatching and fertilize your lawn?
  • Get rid of your rye grass now.

Callers:

  • RJ - Has just a 200 Square Foot Lawn area and wants to scalp the yard but his electric mower won't go low enough and wants to get rid of his tiff mower.

Recommendation - For such a small lawn, maybe rent the right equipment since it's only once a year.

  • Letter from a listener, Jeff - Wants to grow fescue grass. Why can't he find it here.

Recommendation - You'll find seed here, but Jeff is from Las Vegas and it's just cool enough in the night to grow it. You can find seed here, but not as sod.


In-Studio with Julie Murphree of the Arizona Farm Bureau - We're talking summer recipe's for melons!

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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Continuing with Julie Murphree of the Arizona Farm Bureau.  We're talking Arizona Produce, Recipes and what's in season.

Callers:

  • BJ - He didn't trim a variety of plants in his yard and now that it's hot, should he wait?
Recommendation - Unless it's a safety issue, leave it alone until next year. It's best to prune in February or March next year.
  • Trevor - Just moved into a new home that has a beautiful peach tree in the backyard. He and his wife love it and he wants to make sure he takes care of it the right way.

Recommendation - Follow the same guidelines you would for citrus. Fertilize Valentine's Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Long deep waters and thin out some of those peaches to make sure you have tasty peaches.

Segment 3 (running time 13:16)

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Discussing what it takes to be considered a "Farmer" in Arizona.

Callers:

  • Brian - He has a 7 yr old Sissou Tree that's roots are spreading over the surface and starting to damage his neighbor's fence. Is it too late to do anything?

Recommendation - Water Deep! Get the water down lower to encourage the root system from creating shoots all over his yard. 

For tips on watering, go to Water Use It Wisely.

  • Rose - Wants to know where to get a nice rose plant?

Recommendation - She can go to Harper's Nursery.

  • Marie - When is the best time to trim fruit trees in Arizona?

Recommendation - Most of the time, you want to trim in the winter.

Julie Murphee and Romey discuss Sweet Corn Season! Locally grown at Mortimer's Family Farm's. Find Recipes at Fillyourplate.org

Segment 4 (running time 7:02)

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We talk peaches. For a successful peach season, thinning out is a major key. You'll have bigger, tastier and healthier fruit and your tree will thrive. Fruit should be 10-12 inches apart.

Callers:

  • Leslie - Cactus in her yard were looking like it needed water. She watered it and it worked, but now critters are getting into the plant and eating them.

Recommendation - She can try Bonide Repellent Procuct, Cayan Pepper. Anything to repel the critters.

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:19)

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Monsoon Season is weeks away, make sure you're prepared!

Rosie's Tips on Monsoon Prep:

  • Have a Rosie-Certified Roofer check your roof to make sure you're good to go!

If you'd like to learn a few tricks of the carpentry trade from Rosie and to help a great cause, the Living Hope Women's Centers, email Rosie here.

Letters from listener Jack - Wants a recommendation on a window type from Pella?

Segment 2 (running time 6:31)

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Letter from Jack continued......

Recommendation - We discuss all the different options when it comes to Pella Windows & Doors....fiberglass? Wood?

Jason from Tank's Green Stuff in Tucson talks about his local organic products.

Segment 3 (running time 13:01)

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Continuing our conversation with Jason of Tank's Green Stuff.  Find where you can buy their products, here

Callers:

  • Robert - His daughter in Utah has a draining issue and wants to make sure the issue is resolved before he works on her deck. He also wants to know about replacing windows without taking the existing frames out. Is that a good idea?

Recommendation - Retro fit window option....Think about a Magnetite product.

  • Rick - Replacing existing hollow core doors to his office, with a French Door. What should he do to make sure the frame can handle the extra weight?

Recommendation - Rosie talks Rick through the process. It'll definitely need some extra support. 

Sign Up for the Arizona StayCation here! 

Our recommendations for Hotels across Arizona while you're sightseeing this great state.

Segment 4 (running time 6:48)

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Callers:

  • Dan - Can he drain his laundry water out into the plants in his yard.

Recommendation - Check your local county regulations. Make sure you're not using toxic chemicals, but it's possible.

  • Tanya - She is remodeling her bathroom and has glass block on one wall that she's concerned about leakage.

Recommendation - She's going to need to learn the process of "Tuck Pointing." Rosie's going to show her the process.

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:32)

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In-Studio with Todd Russo with Reeis talking about Air Conditioning. 

Rosie and Todd discuss how you know it's time to replace your AC or when you can wait another year.

  • Expected life span on AC Equipment
  • Maintenance
  • Warranties (THIS IS A BIG ONE!!! TALK TO YOUR CONTRACTOR )
Todd and Rosie discuss the actual process of how Air Conditioning works.

 

Segment 2 (running time 7:17)

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We take on the questions of "when it's time replace your air conditioning?" 
  • Remember that maintenance is key.....think about it like your car. You can keep driving that old jalopy, but a new Caddilac will sure ride nicer!
  • Benefits of spending the money on new equipment.  A perfect AC system at your home will feel cooler at 75 than another home with old equipment at 75.

Caller:

  • Ron - wants to know what Todd & Rosie think about underground AC Returns. 

Recommendation - They're usually a great idea, but it will cost a little more money to get it done.


Segment 3 (running time 12:36)

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Caller:
  • Ms. Harriet wants to know what a heat pump is and we discuss how it works and where it's a good application or bad application.

Letter:

  • Eric in Avondale wants to know about "Zoning" in Air Conditioning.

Recommendation - "Zoning" is a great application, but do you really need it? Finding other problems around the house is probably more important. It's expensive, so make sure the root cause of cooler or warmer parts of the home. 

Caller:

  • George - AC Technician says his AC coil is bad, now a 2nd Tech says it's leaking too. It's not cooling correctly.

Recommendation - FIX THAT LEAK FIRST! But check the warranty info too. Call the company that installed the AC Unit.

  • Carolyn - Wants to know what Todd thinks about her new Trane AC unit. She's not that happy.

Recommendation - She has a really great AC System and needs to be installed correctly. It's a very complex system, but if she is not happy, something was installed incorrectly. 

Segment 4 (running time 6:42)

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Caller:

  • Bill - Just bought a power sprayer. His AC Unit has vents and needs to know if he should spray it off.

Recommendation - It's okay, but be very very careful to not damage the coil. Power must be cut to the AC unit and it's easy to damage it. Professional cleaning is probably the best idea.

*We discuss Air Conditioning Unit Warranties. What voids the warranty? What needs to be done? Maintenance?

*New Technology is here and on the way to your house!

Visit Reeis Online today or give them a call at 480-969-7500.


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