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Eight O' Clock Hour John Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 11:57)

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Weekly Gardening Tip with John Jay Harper of Harper's Nurseries
  • Give your outdoor landscape a fresh new look with hardscaping.  Whether you choose pavers, artificial turf or crafting an outdoor kitchen, transform your landscape to the oasis of your dreams!
  • Eric Clark from Civano Nursery in Tucson
  • Sweet Jennifer checking in from the Scottsdale Super Expo and Romey at the SAHBA Home & Patio Show!

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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  • Romey at the SAHBA Home & Patio Show
  • Jennifer checking in from the Scottsdale Super Expo
Caller
  • Lou, has Aloe Vera plants.  When is the best time to transplant them
Recommendation: Aloe likes light shade; anytime, Aloe is sturdy and hardy and transplants easily
  • Frank, has woodpeckers that made a hole and it looks like a nest is in there
Recommendation: Action Termite in Phoenix and Tucson

Segment 3 (running time 11:37)

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  • Steve, has a west facing wall.  What can he put on the outside for shade
Recommendation:  Honeysuckle, Tangerine Cross Fire, Cantelope, Cucumber or Grape Vine
  • Eric, has an Agave that is used for medicinal purposes. How can he keep weevils from his plant
Recommendation: Systemic Insecticide and Heavy Watering
  • Shirley, has a tomato plant in a container with curling and browning leaves
Recommendation: Fertilize with Ferti-lome Water Soluable 20-20-20; in the ground-10-10-10

Segment 4 (running time 6:37)

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  • Ted, has a Ficus that is frost damaged.  What is the best fertilizer
Recommendation: Organo or Ferti-lome Tree and Shrub Food
  • Dale, has a row of Oleanders that are frost damaged, yet he sees new growth
Recommendation: Trim down the dead wood, fertilize in Spring, Water

Call Civano Nursery in Tucson: 520-546-9200

Best Tree to Plant: Mesquite...Leslie Roy, hearty and fewer seeds; Live Oak from Jay Harper

Nine O' Clock Hour with Rosie and Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:45)

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Transforming Your Backyard: Rosie's Arizona Republic Article

Caller
  • Mark, wants a higher pressure for his misting system that doesn't affect his water supply
Recommendation: Pressure of misting system needs to be 1000 psi, atomize

Segment 2 (running time 7:00)

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Caller
  • Steve, has a 50 x 50 space with Rock Yard.  How does he keep it dust free with his dogs in the yard

Segment 3 (running time 11:20)

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Caller
  • Randy, has a block west facing wall that he needs to cool down
Recommendation: Thermal Advantage, REEis 

Romey checking in from the SAHBA Home and Patio Show open 10-7 Saturday, 10-5 Sunday
  • Mandy, does she do artificial turf underneath her kids' swing set
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Segment 4 (running time 11:45)

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  • Mandy, does she do artificial turf underneath her kids' swing set.  What about Pest Control
Recommendation: Play Safe Wood Chips, Rosie likes artificial lawn with light watering system; Romey suggest Diatomaceous Earth for Pest Control, Rubber Mat surfaces get very hot; CYC Landscaping

Ten O' Clock Hour with Rosie and Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:42)

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How can you transform your backyard?
  • Draw your birds eye view
  • Don't put your outdoor kitchen area too far from your indoor kitchen area
  • Transition Zone
Caller
  • Rick, what is the expense of soft water for his misting system
Recommendation: Soft Water will leave a residue on your patio furniture, better off leaving it connected to your hard water system
  • How can he transform his fire pit to gas
Recommendation: Need a plumber to gauge the gas flow for your outdoor BBQ and Fire Pit; CYC Landscaping

Segment 2 (running time 7:02)

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  • Tom, had an energy audit. Which is the best suggestion from his audit to implement on his home

Segment 3 (running time 12:30)

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Transition Zones in your Backyard
  • Layering your hardscapes, light and sound
  • Murals on Backwalls or a Trellis
  • Thoroseal for waterproofing
Nathan Angel at the Scottsdale Super Expo from Belgard
  • Rosie likes pavers over concrete
  • Lighter color pavers and overlays are making our lives easier and can make our outdoor landscape much cooler
  • Permeable Pavers

Segment 4 (running time 6:20)

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Romey from the SAHBA Home & Patio Show

Caller
  • Jenny, has critters under her brick steps.  What to do
Recommendation: Answered by Nathan Angel from Belgard....Listen to our podcast for step by step walk through of rebuilding those steps

Pictured right: Rosie, Sweet Jennifer and Carol at Riordan Mansion