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Segment 1 (running time 12:58)

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What's the foundation for your garden? Fertilizer / Compost!

Hickman Family Farms has your eggs and your compost.

If you want to start a garden, Jay suggests starting with a 4'X4' area

Julie Murphree tells us where you can get local produce...it may be closer than you think!

Callers:

  • Alan - are his tree roots going to cause issue for his home?

Segment 2 (running time 5:51)

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How do you plant in a square foot garden? Is it OK to crowd the plants?

Check out Mel's Square Foot Garden website for more details

Callers:
  • Maryann - Oak tree has shallow roots. Can she correct the issue this late in the game?

Segment 3 (running time 13:31)

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Callers:
  • Joe - am I too late for pre-emergent?
Recommendation: You're never too late, but it won't work on the weeds you have now. Scottsdale Weed Control
  • Adam - for a first time garden, do you recommend in-ground or above ground?

Recommendation: Belgard Pavers

Julie Murphree talks about farmer's markets, and where you can find them. Fillyourplate.org

  • Francis - Is there a mask made for gardeners?

Recommendation: Arizona Spray Equipment; 3M

Segment 4 (running time 6:45)

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Callers:
  • Beth - peach tree is blooming - anything she can do?

Recommendation: unfortunately, not too much...the weather has tricked most plants this year...just protect it from any more frost that may hit.

  • Bill - has about 30' for a tree...what type of tree do you recommend?

Get your gardens ready this weekend - next weekend is the start of your spring planting!

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:11)

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Rosie gives a shout out to Habitat For Humanity of Tucson for the grant they just received!

Have you checked out the Habitat Re-Store?

Callers:
  • Josh - fan on a/c unit doesn't turn on in the "auto" mode?
Recommendation: change the relay switch. Hendel's A/C will coach you through DIY repairs.
  • Mike -granite countertops are rough - can he sand it smooth?

Recommendation: Aztec Marble & Granite

  • Jim - would like to install a wall with a pocket door.

Segment 2 (running time 6:36)

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Callers:
  • Jim (cont.) - remodeling project involving pocket door
Recommendation: FREELITE
  • Cindy - Is it really necessary to have my air ducts cleaned?

Recommendation: REEis; Air Quality Specialist

Segment 3 (running time 12:55)

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Callers:
  • Tom - new lighting fixtures burning through lightbulbs
Recommendations: Statewide Lighting
  • Judy - musty smell in water.
Recommendations: All About Water

Digital Newsroom:

Preparedness tip #3 - food preparation / cooking

Gear Up in Scottsdale

Segment 4 (running time 6:50)

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Callers:
  • Cheryl - tile flooring grout is wrong color.
Recommendation: First Class Green Cleaning; Phoenix Carpet Repair; Hauptman's Floorcovering; East Valley Floors
  • Gordon - what are your thoughts on ceramic paint?

Recommendation: go with 100% acrylic instead! New Frontier's Painting; Century Painting; D&H; Arizona Painting Company; Dave's Adobe; Pittsburgh Paints

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:58)

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In Studio with Bob Brown of Arizona Foundation Solutions

Did you know, that in Arizona you're not settling, you're probably heaving?!

Segment 2 (running time 6:48)

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Callers:
  • Loretta - foundation stem walls constantly wet

Segment 3 (running time 12:52)

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Callers:
  • Richard - cracks coming out of window corners.
  • Jerry - how to build the pad up of the home for a mason home in a flood plane

Recommendation: Renovations

  • Mark - are my stucco cracks foundational or cosmetic?

Recommendation: most likely thermal movement. D&H Painting and Dave's Adobe Painting

Segment 4 (running time 6:23)

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Callers:
  • Jim - comment for what could cause foundation problems from the start

What about lateral foundation movement?