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Eight O'clock Landscape Hour with John Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 10:43)

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Broadcasting from the Grand Opening of the New Design Center at Harper's Nursery and Landscaping Company!!

We're joined by a group of our favorite Rosie-Associated Representatives:

Tip of the Week: It's the perfect time to be planting trees, shrubs and vines! The soil temperature's are still warm as the outdoor air cool's down.

***Snowbirds should be planting in the fall, so they're established before you leave for the summer. (Even if you've got a great neighbor who's watching your yard)

Caller:

  • Caroline - She found boring in her bird of paradise and wants to know what she can do to stop it.

Recommendation - She can treat it with spinosad fertilizer. It sounds like it's full grown, so treating is the first option!

Segment 2 (running time 8:04)

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Callers:

  • Grant - Every year he plants flowers in a planter outside his home and wants some advice on soil treatment in addition to his current methods.

Recommendation - Always add organic material. With our heat and lack of water, organic additions are a must! Try compost from Hickman's or  Mel's Mix from GroWell.

  • Cindy - She's had a very full bougainvillea that was eaten alive by something very quickly while she was gone for a few days.

Recommendation - A caterpillar has been running rampant in the area recently. Apply systemic granules. Biofeed or Bonide have the right product.

  • Vince - He took out a tree recently and wants a few suggestions on shade trees that have limited cleanup required. 

Recommendation - Jay likes the Live Oak...strong and sturdy.

Segment 3 (running time 10:23)

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Jay & Romey talk pizza ovens from the GRAND OPENING of the new LANDSCAPE DESIGN CENTER at HARPER'S NURSERY & LANDSCAPING COMPANY. YUM!!!!

Joined by Dan Lee with Biofeed Solutions talking fertilizer from a local provider. You've got to love local...they're your neighbors!!!

**Listen as they describe their new application and setup for existing irrigation systems.

Less work and healthier plants. WIN, WIN!

Letter from a Listener:

  • Kathy - Her backyard is up against a semi-busy road and she'd like a plant that adds privacy and a little sound resistance. (Hates Oleander)

Recommendation - Try Orange or Yellow Bells, Common Myrtle, or Sour Orange.

Segment 4 (running time 7:56)

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*Jay and Romey talk about the benefits of the recent monsoon season on your lawns.

  • Watering
  • Timing

*Dan Lee with Biofeed Solutions talks about seeding and the nutrients that combat our unique soil conditions.

BioFeed Products are LOCAL! SUPPORT LOCALLY OWNED PRODUCTS. BUY LOCAL AND LEAVE A SMALLER CARBON FOOTPRINT TOO!!

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 13:20)

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The Harper's are celebrating the grand opening of their new Landscaping Design Center!!!

We talk with the chef of the day, Nathan with Belgard!  Their wood-fired pizza ovens will make you the KING of the TAILGATERS!

*A permanent brick oven in your backyard could be part of an overhaul that turns your backyard into an "Outdoor Living Area"   It's moved into the number 2 return on investment for renovations on homeowners. AND YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WEATHER.....THE REASON A LOT OF US LIVE HERE.

It's Fun & Financially Beneficial!!!

The guys discuss the benefits of using pavers versus concrete & talk through proper applications. Start a STYLE FILE!

Segment 2 (running time 5:27)

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Live Question from a Listener on location:

  • Bill - He planted a Texas Red Oak about 5 years ago, but the last 2 years it looks like it's starting to deteriorate and can't figure out why. 

Recommendation - It's Salt!!  This particular tree suffers because of the drainage and salt in our soils. He'll needs to increase the drainage and fertilizer that "opens the soils."  Water deeper to drain away the salts.

Signup for the Sanderson Ford Arizona Staycation, here!

Segment 3 (running time 12:08)

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Broadcasting from the NEW DESIGN CENTER at Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Center!

Joined by Alex with Flower Street Urban Gardens talking about growing vertical garden's. Perfect for the city and older folks who want easy access to grow plants!

  • Easy To Install
  • Takes very Little Space
  • Add a beautiful feature to your yard
  • Grown your own Food!!
  • Instant Garden!

Find them on 44th Street or Call 602-237-6560.

Caller:

  • Andy -He has a question on growing dichondra in the Prescott area, because he thought it would freeze?

Recommendation - That surprises Jay too. It's too cold up there, but maybe it just hasn't gone through a winter or it's just being protected. It must be a unique situation.

Segment 4 (running time 6:54)

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Romey shares a letter from a recent winner of the Sanderson Ford Arizona Staycation who wanted to thanks us for the great experience at the Lazy Trout Cabins and had a great meal at the Molly Butler Lodge too!

Thanks to the Cactus Candy Company for the treats!

Joined by Belgard Commercial Representative, Chad Johnson. Own a business and want a unique look....he's your man!

Visit the Belgard Showroom off of 43rd Avenue and Indian School Road

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:57)

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We're talking Snowbirds! Romey & Jay talk statistics about the economic impact on Arizona!

Joined by Paul from the Pond Gnome an expert Pond Builder and designer with over 15 years of experience.

  • Unique Feature for your Home
  • Maintenance Involved
  • Incorporate it into your flower garden
  • Pondless Streams and Unique Waterfall features. Find it at Harpers!
  • Drown out the noisy street noise with a hedge and water feature. It's simple & Works!
  • Fun for the kids and adds artistic and creative visuals you'll love!

Segment 2 (running time 6:49)

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Continuing with Paul from the Pond Gnome and talk "Swim Ponds!" Such a neat and fun idea!

You can convert your existing pool too!

So many unique ideas. FIND THEM at Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company!

Segment 3 (running time 11:00)

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Jay & Romey share tips for snowbirds on ideal planting for your home's here!

  • Renting your property while you're gone.
  • Looking for a place to rent yourself?
  • Safe place to live...Arizona has some of the safest!
  • General tips for maintaining your part-time home.

Chad with Belgard joins us again to talk through options for upgrades around your home!

**The guys make us hungry!! Breakfast pizza out of the Brick Oven outdoor and even Steak!

Segment 4 (running time 7:04)

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Caller:

  • Randy - He purchased an electric water heater and the electronic panel has had to be replaced 2 or 3 times already.

Recommendation - Call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing!

Nathan Angel, with Belgard, chef of the day joins us!

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