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Eight O'clock Landscape Hour with John Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 12:55)

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Broadcasting from the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds!!

We're joined by Jay Harper with Harper's Nursery & Landscape Company

Tip of the week:  It's the first official weekend of fall!!! It's time to get those fall plants in and make sure the soil is prepared before you do. Fertilize, pre-emergent, fertilize, fertilize...

  • It's transition time.
  • We talk through transitioning your lawn.
  • You can do just about anything this time of year!

Also, joined by Mark with Easy Turf, installed by Sunburst Landscaping.  We discuss your options for low-maintenance options for a green lawn without all the work!

Callers:

  • Patricia - She has a busy schedule and wants to know if it's okay to wait until November before she re-seeds.

Recommendation - Waiting is absolutely okay. November is still a great time to transition your lawn.

Segment 2 (running time 5:55)

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Callers:

  • Stephanie - She removed a sissou tree in her backyard and now there are suckers all across his lawn she can't get rid of.

Recommendation - Pulling them up by hand is the best way to go. It's time consuming but it's the best way to do it. Jay shares a few other options...but be careful!

  • Leonard - He wants to put in artificial turf, but wants to add sprinkler's.

Recommendation - You can do it, but adding irrigation underneath is risky if a leak ever shows up.

Segment 3 (running time 13:40)

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we continue to discuss why adding irrigation under the artificial turf is risky....

**Mark gives an overall breakdown on artificial turf and how to cool the lawn, clean the lawn and make sure it's pretty and lasts a long time.

Upkeep is important:

  • Pets make a mess
  • Monsoons add dirt and dust

Callers:

  • Jerry - Should he power rake or thatch before he reseeds?

Recommendation - NO!  Just mow it short. Research shows that spring is the time to thatch.

Did you know you can install a putting green with Easy Turf!?!? 

  • Cheryl - Her lawn is showing a lot of brown spots from her dogs. What can she do?

Recommendation - There's a product you can put in the pets food to eliminate some of the burning pet urine causes. Extra watering, re-training your pet to go somewhere else. There's just not a lot of options.

  • Barbara - A utility company trenched around her pine tree and she wants to know what to expect and what she can do to stop it.

Recommendation - 1st..run water over the trenches to compact the soil. Give the tree a good drink or two. She can treat with root stimulator. Find it at Green Valley NurseryCivano's or the Magic Garden in Tucson.

Segment 4 (running time 5:32)

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Callers:

  • Dale - He found slime mold in a utility box he's rebuilding. What can he do to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Recommendation - Treat the soil with soil sulfur and make sure that it's draining properly.

Thanks to Mark with Sunburst Landscaping (Easy Turf Artificial Turf) and Jay with Harper's Nursery.

Join us from Harper's Nursery next weekend!!!

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 13:08)

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We're broadasting from the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds!!

We talk through strategies to keeping your home safe:

  • Be careful of people casing neighborhoods.
  • Stop leaving the box for  your brand new (And EXPENSIVE) toys on the curb. 
  • Burglars are looking for blocked front doors that aren't easy to see.
  • Think like a bad guy and make sure you're protected.
  • Make you're home the least desireable home in the neighborhood.

Digital Newsroom:

  • Barabara - Just moved here and is worried about a classic car staying in the garage in the heat.
  • Catherine - Do we have a podcast? Yes, it's on the archive pages, here
  • Dan - Wanted to praise Frost Appliance for their great service.
  • Thanks to Master Tech Pest Solutions too!

Segment 2 (running time 5:37)

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We discuss locks.........which are safe...which are easy to manipulate.

Always buy a "GRADE 2" deadbolt that's "Bump Resistant".  Rosie loves Schlage brand.

Callers:

  • Mary Ann -  Can she put pavers on top of her concrete to give it a pretty look?

Recommendation - As long as the concrete is still level and in good shape, go for it!  Think about using Belgard Pavers, find them here!

Segment 3 (running time 11:21)

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Have sliding windows and doors?.?.?  Listen as Rosie shares tips on keeping those areas secure.

  • Stop using wood dowels!!!
  • Install "pin-style" locks.
  • Overhead garage doors aren't as secure as you think they are.

Callers:

  • Mary - How much cost goest into labor to take up ceramic tile in her home? She has cracks in here concrete too....is this a raydon or heaving issue?

Recommendation - Yes, its tough!  Call Arizona Foundation Solutions to get some guidance.

Sign up for the Sanderson Ford Arizona Staycation!

Thanks to Lazy Trout Cabins and the Cactus Candy Company.

Segment 4 (running time 7:27)

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Consumer Warning:  Be weary of storm chasers who take advantage of damage after the monsoons. Don't use the wrong contracors just because it seems like an emergency.

  • The guys talk through all the bad things that can happen and why it's important to do your research on contractor.
  • Rosie shares a fun story from Don with Irwin's Furniture!

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 13:00)

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Thinking about Solar?....Call Harmon Solar!

We're joined by Harold Perkins with the Galaxy Lending Group.

  • Tired of Renting?.? Advantages in owning.
  • Military loans are out there too.
  • Market's steady right now.
  • Interest rates are really low!
  • Take advantage if you can & it's right for you!!

Harold shares his views on reverse mortgages and some common misconceptions.

Segment 2 (running time 5:42)

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Renovation Loans - Harold explains a current program out there that allows homeowners to finance projects. 

Loans can be based on the future value of the home with the renovation.

**Add a pool, an extra room or update your kitchen**

Call Harold's office at 602-595-1233

Callers:

  • Sabrina - Her daughter just graduated from college and she and her husband want her to buy a home after landing a solid job. She has a car payment now, but doesn't have enough credit to purchase. What should she tell her daughter to do?

Recommendation - Build up her credit history.  Secured credit card....continued into the next segment.

Segment 3 (running time 12:38)

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continued from the last segment....a discussion on first time homeownership.

Upgrading and painting around your home?

  • Use PPG or Glidden paint, click here!

Harold shares how to build good credit and there's good news on those with foreclosures or short closes in your history.

If you've been out of the market, even recently, it's time to check again.

Segment 4 (running time 7:09)

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We recap our discussion on getting into the housing market. Property values seem stable. Interest rates are low. Make the move!

Thanks to Harold Perkins with Galaxy Lending Group, call him at 602-595-1233.

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