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Eight O'clock Hour

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Segment 1 (running time 13:08)

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In-Studio with Bill Jenkins of Think Green Irrigation and Landscaping.

Tip of the Week: Now is the time that your summer lawn should be transitioned. Start with the basics and make sure you've got the irrigation set correctly. Make sure your watering at the right times and the right amount.  If your lawn isn't getting enough sun and too much shade, it could be part of the problem. A lot of people thatch too often, but right now is a great time to of the year to do it.

Segment 2 (running time 6:41)

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Listen as Romey, Rosie and Bill discuss the benefits of raised planters and container gardens!

  • So much less bending and reaching. Stop pulling weeds on your hands and knees!
  • Line the containers and keep the weeds out!
  • Avoid dealing with our SW soils and use rich soil for healthy plants.
  • Dry Stack concrete blocks are easy to assemble and look great.

Segment 3 (running time 12:23)

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Callers:
  • Sean - Just moved into a new home with an existing irrigation system. He just planted several new trees and wants to tap into the system. Who can help sort it out?
Recommendation - Bill can help! Call Think Green Irrigation and Landscaping at 480-922-9497480-922-9497.

  • Luella - Her ash trees has lots of little holes and some of the leaves around the damaged area are dying. What should she do?
Recommendation - Take a picture or a limb to a certified Arborist like Rosie-Certified Integrity Tree Service.

  • Fred -He has two trees that have brown tips on the ends of the leaves.

Recommendation - Verify your watering correctly then take a limb to a nursery that's part of the Arizona Nursery Association.

Segment 4 (running time 8:27)

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Callers:

  • George - Weeds and bermuda grass keep creeping through his rocks and concrete.
Recommendation - Make sure you're barrier is installed correctly void over-spraying when you're watering and use a herbicide like Bayer's Durazone Weed and Grass Killer.

  • Frank - He's spending every weekend working on his irrigation system and wants to make a change. Should he switch to PVC and the spaghetti drip lines?
Recommendation - Make the switch and take back your weekend!

  • Maggie - Planted a pineapple plant and it grew!
Recommendation - Talk to Tropica-Mango Rare & Exotic Fruit Nursery.

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:32)

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Consumer Alert!!  The R.O.C. reports a Matthew Foreman has been circulating through Surprise and Sun City taking deposits and the work never gets done.  Don't be taken advantage of!  You can do that by going to Rosieonthehouse.com!!!

Callers:

  • Marsia - Has a barn on her property and her sun is going to finish the loft to play drums. How can he sound proof the loft so the music doesn't bother the neighbors.
Recommendation - Inject a foam insulation into the stud cavities on the outer walls, then hang half inch soundboard over the top of that and finally sheet rock. For the windows, think about Magnetite Southwest.

Segment 2 (running time 6:08)

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Callers:

  • Tom - Has an enclosed storage area underneath his back porch and the flooring needs to be replaced. What should he do?

Recommendation - Think about sheet vinyl over the plywood and then you can put whatever you'd like and it'll be water proof.  For a unique solution, think about synthetic grass from Easy Turf from Sunburst Landscaping.

Segment 3 (running time 12:30)

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If you're confused about the solar industry, call Harmon Solar and get it sorted out!

Callers:

  • Rob - Considering a water feature in his backyard and needs to dig a big hole. Any tips to make it easier.
Recommendation - Doing it by hand, scrape the first inch and water it down to soften up the soil. Rosie would rent a power tool!  If you're going to go with a pond-less water feature, call the Pond Gnome

  • Patricia - Wants to change our her kitchen faucet and is worried about damaging the granite. Is there a tool that they should use?
Recommendation - A basin wrench. Homeowner's need to know that some of the bigger box stores use plastic in their plumbing parts instead of brass like they should be. You get what you pay for!! 
 

Segment 4 (running time 6:39)

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Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:01)

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We're in-studio with Dennis Rodenburg of Thermal Advantage today. How do you know if foam insulation is right for you home?.?

The majority of the homes built in the 50's and 60's were masonry homes with zero insulation and used swamp coolers. Homes with absolutely no insulation, foam injection can increase your insulation protection by 5 times.

We're discussing all the different benefits and various types.

Segment 2 (running time 6:45)

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Callers:

  • Andy - Read an article that there has been bad drywall ending up in the US from China. How does he stay safe?
Recommendation - This was a problem that shouldn't be anymore, but you can always ask. Buy American and support your neighbors!

Segment 3 (running time 12:30)

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Worried about the longevity of foam? Nah! It's been around for a very long time and you can rest assured it will last.

Hot rooms? Can't go in the garage in the summer? Take back that space with unique solutions from Thermal Advantage

Callers:

  • Pat - Newer home, but didn't catch the builder in time and needs the interior walls insulated for a special needs child. Also, will the insulation interfere with his pest control setup?
  • Joseph - West facing home....if he takes the surface temperature of the block outside, what should the temperature difference be to verify there's insulation in the walls?

Segment 4 (running time 6:45)

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  • Understand where your insulation needs are what the right application is.
  • Don't get tricked by confusing R-Values that won't help you.
  • Picking the wrong company and the wrong applications can be very expensive and you won't be any more comfortable.
  • Do your research and choose a Rosie-Certified Contractor every time!

Happy Trails to you and join us every Saturday from 8 to 11!