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Eight O'clock Hour

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Segment 1 (running time 11:58)

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In studio with Tony Sarah of The Magic Garden

Tip of the week: check those drip lines! Our hard water is hard on the emitters, and we need to make sure they're clear!

What's good to plant right now?

What type of soil prep do I need?

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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Perks and downfalls of gardening!

The critters are extra busy this year due to the lack of water!
Tony covers some great tips for deterring the garden eating desert dwellers.

Holly's Little Farm has some great raw, natural honey!

What about gophers?
Have you tried the mason jar method?

Segment 3 (running time 12:58)

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Flagstaff Home & Garden Show
Scottsdale Home Show

Callers:
  • John - caterpillars invading my garden!
Recommendation: Get some organic BT; or Liquid Seven to get rid of the moths that are laying those eggs. Praying Mantis' and lizards are both natural predators of caterpillars

  • Daniel - am I watering my raised bed correctly?

What else is good to plant right now?

Okra, peppers, jalapeno's

  • Al - tip on ridding of green caterpillars and gophers. Also, I need help with grasshopper control!

Recommendation: spray milk or molasses

  • Judy - my grass is not doing well at all...help!

Segment 4 (running time 6:50)

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Callers:
  • Richard - what will kill my weeds but not my Dichondra?

Recap of tip of the week:
Water, water, water! Water deep to encourage your roots downward.

Next Saturday - vegetable growing class for FREE at The Magic Garden in Tucson!

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:04)

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Joined with Noelle of SAHBA Home Show

The market is going up and up and it's a great time to be remodeling and/or building!

Special guest:
Al of Culligan Water of Tucson

Why is water so complicated?

Water Treatment is complicated - and here's why!

Segment 2 (running time 6:45)

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Do NOT put soft water into a new or newly remodeled pool. Fill with hard water first for several weeks before changing out to soft water.

There is a method you must follow for changing to softener.

Water softeners in general - what's your take on these new regulations on the softener discharge?

 

Segment 3 (running time 12:36)

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Is the regeneration really that wasteful?

Callers:
  • Darrell - should i clean my brine tank out?

Different options for regeneration on softeners

  • Bob - representative of NAZ to explain that article Rosie was discussing.
  • What do you think about non-salt softener systems? 
Recommendation: we always defer to the American Water Quality Association!

Segment 4 (running time 6:41)

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Be a diligent consumer! Don't buy into the radio or TV ads - do your research!

Call a Rosie Certified Water Treatment specialist before doing anything!

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:58)

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Other than homeshows - what's going on this weekend?

Arizona Fish and Game Outdoor Expo

Home Security Tips:

Did you know, the #1 point of entry is the FRONT door?!

Tips on how to secure your home!

Segment 2 (running time 6:51)

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Callers:
  • Howard - looking to install R-38 insulation in my attic
  • Suggestion on Identity Theft

Lifelock!

  • Neighbor is getting solicited by a door to door salesman on windows. Vinyl and triple pane windows - what are your thoughts?

Recommendation: NEVER buy from someone that sells door to door and we don't like the product they are suggesting!

Segment 3 (running time 11:54)

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Callers:
  • Paul -I want to power ventilate my attic...what do you think?

Recommendation: Don't install power or solar ventilators!

When installing sun screens, you want to create an air gap between sun screen and glass.

Back to home security:

  • secure the sliding glass doors and windows - and dowels aren't the answer!

Segment 4 (running time 6:55)

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Make your house the least attractive to burglars on your street!

  • Invest in bump locks
  • Key your home and your side gate separately
  • Don't use hide-a-key's...they create an open invitation