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Eight O'clock Hour

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Segment 1 (running time 13:04)

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Tip of the week: This is the perfect time of the year.....just plant something!!! Put together a game plan and talk to a specialist so you know you'll be happy.

*Cheryl Goar with the Arizona Nursery Association.

*Right now is the time to transition from winter to summer lawn. Take the right steps for a happy and green summer yard.

Segment 2 (running time 6:42)

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Callers:
  • Roland - Wants to cut off the husks at the top of his Queen Palm trees. How far to stay away from the top.
Recommendation - Stay a few feet down from the heart of the palm to make sure you don't damage the tree.
  • Terry - There's an island in the middle of the pool deck where an old tree used to be. What should she plant?

Recommendation - Lower the grade and plant perennials. 

  • Bob - How to get rid of the weeds in his bob sod.

Segment 3 (running time 12:34)

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Cheryl Goar with the Arizona Nursery Association. Go to  http://www.plantsomething.org/ and click on Arizona to find tips!!


Callers:
  • Jack - His Oleander is growing around and crowding his pine tree. Will that hurt the tree?
  • Greg - Can he put irrigation in his raised vegetable garden?
Recommendation -  Just go with a soaker hose on top. Keep it simple!  Visit Arcadia Edible Garden.
  • Eleanor - Wants to plant a tree for privacy in her backyard with little to no maintenance.

Segment 4 (running time 6:27)

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Gardening Tip: Make sure when you're planting around the home, make sure it's the right plant for the right space.

With Mother and Father's Day coming up, think about planting a tree in someone's memory.....

Plant something with your kids and create memories for generations to come!

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:02)

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Talking Easy Turf with Mark Gabbard from Sunburst Landscaping

  • What synthetic grass is made of and what's the perfect application?
  • Grass won't grow in shaded areas?
  • This is not outdoor carpet!! Learn the differences.
  • Make sure you know where your product is made. American made standards are much higher than other countries.
  • Verify warranties are legitimate.

Your synthetic lawn should last 15-20 years.

Segment 2 (running time 6:44)

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Protecting and preserving your synthetic lawn!!!

UV Protect your synthetic fibers to last longer.
Protection will save you years of watering and money.
Average 800 square feet synthetic lawn takes about 5 years for return on investment.

Have kids or grand kids??  Add filler to soften up the lawn!

Segment 3 (running time 12:28)

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Need fertilizer?.? Ask about Bonides Captain Jack's Dead Bug Brew (all organic) 
Find it at Warner's Nursery, Civano Nursery, or Summer Winds.


Talking Easy Turf with Mark Gabbard from Sunburst Landscaping.

Want a custom logo?? You can put your favorite logo right in the backyard?
  • Rosie and Romey's Recommendation: UofA, ASU or The LSU Tiger Logo!!
What about pets........Drainage is the key! 3 Types. Worst option to Best.
  • Felt backing - it's like a t-shirt and your WORST option.
  • The Hole Punch System - 2nd Best system but still not very permeable to drain pet waste.
  • Max Flow Drainage - Best Option. Thousands of micro holes to drain properly that can be rinsed.

Discussing Cleaning Options.

Segment 4 (running time 6:42)

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Unique Applications for Synthetic Grass.
  • Roofs
  • Patios
  • Decks
  • Concrete

Remember there are different heights of synthetic grass(Pile Height) for different applications. Higher pile length for the grand kids for a softer surface, shorter for a putting green. 

Call for a free estimate on Easy Turf from Sunburst Landscaping  623-412-2200

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:00)

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Live at the Arizona State Fairgrounds for the Big Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show.

Mother's Day is coming!!! Romey restoration project for his wife, Amanda. Restoring a rocking chair at Irwin's Furniture Restoration.

We're talking appliances!  Innovations, common problems and how long should they last? 

What does an appliance repair technician have to say about new appliances?? Chad from Frost Appliance recommendations.

  • Whirlpool is his favorite brand!
  • General rule - the more expensive the brand, the harder it is to find parts.
  • The more bells and whistles, the more expensive and generally have a shorter life.

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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Did you know a Solar Panel is an appliance?.?  Save money on your electrical bill before the summer ac bills...........Call Harmon Solar today!!

Callers:

  • Christine - Comment on cost now versus the 50's and 60's...Old heavy appliances used to last 20 years!

When your appliance repair cost if 50 percent of the cost of a new one, it's probably best to just buy a new one.

  • Hardy - He has a big root growing into his septic tank, what should he do...cont'd in Segment 3.

Segment 3 (running time 13:31)

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cont'd...Answer for Hardy on his septic tank.....Woods Plumbing in Tucson!

Callers:

  • David - Had his his air ducts cleaned and now his fan is making a noise and sounds out of balance.

Recommendation - Only use AC company to clean ducts. The air handling unit should only be opened by an AC company. Intelligent Design can help David. 

How do you balance the bells and whistles of new appliances with the costs of repairs? Frost Appliance Repair Tech. tells us his thoughts.

Caller:

  • Michael - Utility company wants him to do a pressure test on his gas line after they've been off for 6 months.

Tracy had a great time on her Staycation to the Grand Canyon! Drove a Sanderson Ford, stayed at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona.

Email the Cerreta Candy Company and order candy for Mother's Day! 

Enter to win a Sanderson Ford Staycation to the John Riordan House in Jerome.

Segment 4 (running time 5:46)

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Callers:
  • Pat - After-market insulating interior walls in his home. Will insulation block bugs too?
Recommendation - Thermal Advantage

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