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Eight O' Clock Hour John Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 10:58)

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This week's tip is about pruning plants and trees damaged by the frost. Jay recommends Ferti-lome Tree and Shrub Food for their best care.

Special Guest in the studio: John Eisenhower from Integrity Tree Service

John Eisenhower teaches classes at Desert Botanical Garden

Segment 2 (running time 7:42)

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John Eisenhower's Favorite Tree (and John Jay): Chinese Elm

Caller

  • Randy, his citrus was damaged by the frost
Recommendation: remove the damaged branches, see what's left
  • Dawn, wants to plant a fruit tree in a pot
Recommendation: Dwarf Trees will do better in pots

Romey asks: How do we know if a tree is graphed or from seed?

What to plant now?
  • Tomatoes, Peppers, Squash, Melons, Cucumbers and Eggplant


Segment 3 (running time 11:57)

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  • Kevin, three 15 yr. old Ficus Trees with dead limbs; roots are growing up from the ground; has a clover spot that will not go away
Recommendation: Clover-Broad leaf Herbicide, Weed Out Plus; Spreader Sticker; Ficus-cut back to good wood for the limbs, add a small amount of soil on top the roots
  • Do pruning work now, so your trees will regrow protection from the sun
  • Fertilize
Caller
  • Brian, has a Olive Tree with Gall
Recommendation: Needs a deep pruning, be sure not to let it touch any other part of the tree

Segment 4 (running time 6:45)

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  • John, what trees to plant where
Recommendation: your local nursery can help you with your best choice

Be careful pruning Rosemary, leave more wood above ground.

Nine O' Clock Hour with Rosie and Romey

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   John Reuter
   Assurance Builders
   Tucson, AZ
   
Mark Hartman
Diamond Sky Construction
Sedona, AZ

     Tom Reilly
     Renovations
     Prescott, AZ

Segment 2 (running time 7:07)

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  • Neal, listening on KAFF, has multiple water leaks.  He has shark bite fittings, how well do they work
Recommendation: May need a whole house re-plumbing, go to copper and Pex Pipe

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  • Bob...continued in next segment

Segment 3 (running time 11:42)

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In the Studio: Diamond Sky Construction, Assurance Builders, Renovations

Caller
  • Bob, has a roof leak that no one can find and what paint do we recommend on stucco
Recommendation: Castle Roofing and Lyon's Roofing in Tucson, Elastimeric Paint

What's important to know about a contractor
  • Get a referral from a friend, find out what it cost, go see the job
  • Use the internet to research the contractor you are considering using

Segment 4 (running time 7:05)

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More words of wisdom from Rosie's Remodelers Forum
  • Insist that all the materials are on site before the jobs begin
  • Coming up....How to make the final decision

Ten O' Clock Hour with Rosie and Romey

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If the first few days or your first experiences are bad, do you think it's going to improve?

In the studio with Assurance Builders in Tucson, Diamond Sky Construction in Sedona and Renovations in Prescott

Caller
  • Robert, do we recommend an architect or designer
Recommendation: Make sure that architect has done 'remodels' not just new builds

Segment 2 (running time 6:58)

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Joint Check or One Payment?
  • If you think you need a joint check, you may not have selected the right person.
  • Ask your contractor match your payments to their work.  Never get your payments ahead of the work that is being done

Segment 3 (running time 11:52)

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  • Mingus, how is Whiskey Row doing in it's recovery
Recommendation: Jersey Lilly is a place to stop by, then write on the wood to support the rebuilding of the Birdcage
  • Does he need a permit to build a bomb shelter in the Wilcox area
Recommendation: Consider what folks are calling 'Tornado Shelters'.  Rosie has a contact.

  • What about the finish date for your remodeling project (factors that can affect this date)
  • Course of Construction Insurance
You need an escape clause, a start date, a price, a contract price, a completion, account for every line item

Stay tuned to find out what you must have in your contract

Segment 4 (running time 6:47)

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  • How do you make the final decision?
  • Who is the person you can turn to if something goes wrong.