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Eight O'clock Hour

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Segment 1 (running time 12:32)

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We're joined by Noelle with the SAHBA Home & Garden Show and Tony with the Magic Garden.

Tip of the Week: Fall colors are here and it's time to get planting for the winter season!

  • The guys talk soil and Tony's preferences.
  • Grow your own veggies; listen for tips.

Callers:

  • Tom - His lawn didn't do very well this summer and he's heard it's a good idea to take a season off. Should he do that?

Recommendation - Think about de-thatching, but taking a season isn't a bad idea, but not necessary. Tony has some tips on fertilizer and other ideas.  

Segment 2 (running time 6:14)

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Callers:

  • John - Drained some water from the water softener and now his orange tree isn't doing so hot.

Recommendation - Water very very slowly to try and flush some of the salt out of the soil. Try it again in a few weeks and it might take another season to recovery.

  • Fran - She has a banana tree with a lot of dead leaves but the neighbors said it used to produce fruit. What can she do to make it thrive again?

Recommendation - It's a tropical fruit and has a hard time in Tucson because it's just a little too cool normally. Fertilize and treat it very very carefully.

Segment 3 (running time 12:06)

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Callers:

  • Sandy - Her patio is full of hanging plants and she'd like to add vegetable but she has a lot of shade. What do we recommend?

Recommendation - Tony recommends blueberries, rhubarb and few others.  (herbs too)

  • Mark - He wants some advice on growing grapes from a transplant.

Recommendation - Treat the vines and by next summer he should be good to go. The more vines, the better! Increase your odds of success.

**We share some recommendations on shade trees for Mark.

  • Blue - He has a bug issue! He lives in an apartment and wants to know what he can do to get rid of them without endangering any of the neighbor's. He also has a question on watermelon and cantaloupe fruit too.

Recommendation - Keep manually picking out the worms, but a deterrent is the only way to get rid of them. Think about using this product from Bonide! Tony also shares his thoughts on proper care of his melons. 

  • Lynn- Her dwarf grapefruit tree that isn't producing after several successful seasons. She wants to know how to treat it and how to prevent it.

Recommendation - Check the fruit for holes to make sure the fruit isn't damaged by birds in the area and check the irrigation system for damage too.

Segment 4 (running time 6:13)

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Callers:

  • Denice - She's heard about someone growing hops on the side of their home. Is that something we can grow here?

Recommendation - It's tough here with no humidity and heat. Give it a try and fertilize, add shade and try her luck!

  • Dave - He hasn't had any luck with the dwarf avocados and wants some tips on getting it to work.

Recommendation - Put them in the ground and water, water, water! It's doable, but takes a lot of work.

Thanks again to Tony with The Magic Garden!

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:36)

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The guys talk cabinets and how to make the decision and what to expect. This investment will transform your home and the range of quality is huge.

Segment 2 (running time 6:00)

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We continue our discussion with John with Assurance Builders and John with Wellborn Cabinets.

  • Quality materials and products are key.
  • American Made Products. Support your neighbor's!
  • From the tree to your kitchen, Wellborn controls the whole process so you know it's quality.
  • Cabinets are a fashion statement now!

Segment 3 (running time 11:18)

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Joined by Chad with AV Specialists as we talk about smart homes. They're experts on home theater systems and we talk about how the technology has advance so far.

  • Controlling your home's appliances is here and it's only going to advance further. We talk about the exciting industry.
  • Rosie shares his favorite toy in his house....a Single remote that controls everything in his home.
  • We talk Apps, video communication and other technology advances.

Segment 4 (running time 7:48)

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New Technology Advances in Home Entertainment:

  • We have fun talking about what you can do with your home.
  • Get rid of ugly wiring. Your designer will love you for it!
  • Cleaning is easier too!
  • For questions or estimates for your home, visit AV Specialists in Tucson.

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:39)

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New Innovations in Home Technology...How Smart do you want you're home to be?.?

Andrew Dobbins with Intelligent Design Air Conditioning & Heating joins us to talk about AC and a new product that Rosie is very excited about!

  • First, we try to define air conditioning and what the process entails.
  • Evaporative Cooling versus Air Conditioning. 
  • Rosie explains compressors and what over-sizing AC means. ($$$)
  • Correct testing of your home before choosing a new AC unit.

Segment 2 (running time 7:08)

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Listen as Andrew from Intelligent Design explains how new technology added to an AC unit works.

  • Save 30% on your bills.
  • Tax Credits are out their too.
  • It's perfect for Commercial Projects too!
  • Only available with Intelligent Design, Call Andrew at 520-333-2665.

Segment 3 (running time 12:38)

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Thanks to partners Cerreta Candy Company & The Molly Butler Lodge.

We continue our discussion on innovations in home technology with Rosie-Certified Solar expert, Kevin Krauss from The Solar Store in Tucson.

  • How the industry started several years ago, but advanced greatly recently again.
  • Incentives fueled a lot of companies to get involved that should not have.
  • "orphan systems" are companies that folded and left the equipment to be serviced by another company.
  • Tax Credits are advancing this new technology. 
  • Solar Panel efficiency has increased tremendously.
  • Energy Companies are getting involved.

Segment 4 (running time 6:37)

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We wrap up with Kevin from the Solar Store and thanks to all the Tucson that came out today.

  • Beware of scams
  • Do your research!!
  • Make sure they're a reputable company. (Hint: GO WITH A ROSIE CERTIFIED CONTRACTOR)

Thanks to all of our Rosie Partners for Joining us Today:

Chad with AV Specialists

Andrew with Intelligent Design Air Conditioning & Heating.

John Reuter with Assurance Builders

John Wellborn, owner of Wellborn Cabinets.

Tony with The Magic Garden

Join Rosie On The House Every Saturday Morning 8 to 11!!!