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Segment 1 (running time 11:24)

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Tree tips from our Certified Arborist, John Eisenhower of Integrity Tree Services:

  • Today is the last average day of frost - time to prune those trees with frost damage.
  • There is definitely a right and wrong way to prune. 
  • Start with a scratch test!

Join John and John Jay Harper of Harper's Nurseries for a pruning class
  • Also time to fertilize - follow the directions...you can over-fertilizer!

Rosie wants to know about compost tea?

Callers:

  • Dwayne- orange tree's leaves curling in but seems to have no other issue.

Segment 2 (running time 7:25)

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Callers:
  • Kathy - Mexican Lime tree. Stopped producing fruit

Special Guest: Melinda Meyers of Milorganite. How can you instill your love of gardening to the next generation? Have you checked out the Dee Weeder?

Segment 3 (running time 13:34)

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Check out the South Scottsdale Community Garden if you need a gardening plot outside of your yard

Callers:
  • Susan - lemon tree roots broke through the whiskey barrel it was planted in

Tree Tip: Time to spray your olive trees before the fruit starts to show up! John and Rosie disagree on the beauty of an olive tree.

Check the calendar listing of Harper's Nursery

Have you considered a pond as part of your garden?

Segment 4 (running time 6:33)

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What do you have to do to get "Gold Medal Compost"?
  • Don't throw away those leaves you're raking up!
  • If you have highly acidic soil, use your fireplace ashes!

I want to move a Saguaro - what should I do?

Prune everything - this is prime time for trimming almost any plant you have.

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:57)

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Russian lesson part 2 from Captain Wayne Dahl

Callers:
  • Al - attic vent is letting in water

Segment 2 (running time 6:48)

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Thank you to our loyal listeners who have made us #1 referral network for the 5th year in a row! Vote for next year here!

Callers:
  • Donna - crack in the drywall on the roof. What is this?

Segment 3 (running time 13:05)

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Callers:
  • Scott - roofer suggested different vents, and I think it may have made the electrical bill go up.

Recommendation: It's probably not the attic - only 10% of your utility bill can be attributed to your attic heat. Call Advanced Home Systems instead

  • Richard - Corian counter top cracking at seam

Recommendation: Renovations ; Northern Arizona Woodworking

  • Jim - roof collapsing

Recommendation: Arizona Foundation Solutions ; Assurance Builders

Segment 4 (running time 6:41)

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Rosie warns homeowners that putting money into their attic to lower their utility bill is not cost effective.
  • R-38 insulation is the only money you should put into it. Give Banker Insulation a call.

Why is Rosie on the House Referral Network the best?

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:31)

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Joined in studio by Tom Reilly of Renovations out of Prescott

Have you noticed the up-tick in remodeling around your neighborhood?

Tom tells the Renovations story

Callers:
  • Dave - mixing valve in shower does not work.

Recommendation: Benjamin Franklin; Thunderbird Plumbing

Segment 2 (running time 6:06)

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Why do you think we have seen this up turn in remodels?

If you are buying, be wary of buying a flipped home

Always use a reputable, licensed contractor and pull all necessary permits

Segment 3 (running time 13:37)

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Who is remodeling now? Those that:
1) bought low
2) stayed put through the down turn
3) deferred maintenance due to down turn

So, for those that are remodeling, which is more valuable - a kitchen or a bathroom model?

  • The master bathroom, then the kitchen!

Don't count on doing a remodel to raise the value of your home. You will get the biggest return by doing the work you want done.

Have you read Rosie's Buyer's Guide?

Segment 4 (running time 6:46)

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What about the aging in place trend?

Callers:
  • Olga -1949 home completely original. Needs electrician, and pool builder. And how should I go about pulling permits for my projects?

Recommendation: Postorino Pools; Desert Sun Pools; The Mighty Electrician; Austin Electric