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Eight O'clock Landscape Hour with John Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 12:00)

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Tip of the Week from Harper's Nursery:

September is here! Let's talk fall garden: If you can eat the root, the stem, the bud, or the leaf of it - you can plant it now!

You have to prep your soil every year - not just the first year of your garden.

Callers:
  • Chris  - oranges off the tree were juicy, but had no flavor. Did he over-water?

Segment 2 (running time 6:38)

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Callers:
  • Sara - Kuddo's to the referral network! Also, flood irrigation lawn has oleander scorch?
Recommendation: there is no cure - it is a virus spread by an insect, and the oleander just needs to be removed.
  • Mike - planting a new garden. What should he do for a planter box? 


Segment 3 (running time 13:49)

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Callers:
  • Mike (cont.)

Recommendation: there are a  lot of factors to designing, and Rosie prefers Masonry

John - Naval Orange tree not producing fruit

Michael - Meyer Lemon not doing well.

Recommendation: it's probably still recovering from the January 2012 freeze

Caller planted peanuts and created peanut punch. She boiled them up, poured them into the blender, added milk, nutmeg and vanilla and enjoyed.

For Okra, Jennifer recommends the Debbie Meyers Greenbag!

Segment 4 (running time 6:28)

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John Jay plants a lot of greens in his fall garden!

Callers:

  • Murphy - How to remove a stump?

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:28)

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In Studio today with Von of East Valley Floors to talk wood flooring!

Why don't we have basements in Arizona?
  • Frost line is at 18" vs the 48" of the Northern states (Minnesota, etc). You have to dig so much further to complete a basement. But - if you have the money to keep digging, it can be done.
Callers:
  • Rick - removing the cabinets, and microwave to install a lower microwave.
 

Segment 2 (running time 6:18)

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Callers:
  • Eric - care for laminate wood flooring?

Recommendation: the two biggest enemies to any type of wood, or mock-wood flooring, is water, and sand.

  • Jack - crack in concrete, but wants to install new flooring over the top

Segment 3 (running time 12:53)

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Check out our Blog, Archive, and Newspaper articles.

Callers:
  • Jack (cont) - crack in concrete. Can he still install new flooring?

Recommendation: you need to determine the source of the concrete first

Digital Newsroom:

Von answers that if it is installed properly, it can be a great product!

Segment 4 (running time 6:05)

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Callers:
  • Justin - Should he seal his new grout, and what should he use?
Recommendation: use a wipe-on type, over an aerosol can.
  • Bev - new travertine install and seeing broken tiles already!

Von Payne with East Valley Floors tells the history of the business (in business since 1984)!

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:30)

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Where do I start in my project?  Von recommends the floors!

  • If you're going to use laminate - use the 12mm!
  • Don't cut financial corners on the flooring pad! You'll be glad you spent the extra money!
  • For hardwood floors Von likes Hickory

Callers:

  • Peter -  should he install a humidifier for hardwood floors? 

Recommendation: For the best results and look for your hardwood, yes! But it will be working against your a/c.

Segment 2 (running time 6:49)

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How does wood flooring hold up to heavy traffic?
Let's talk exotic wood!
  • Cork Flooring: ideal for low traffic areas.

Callers:

  • Beth - replacing flooring, but have poor sub floors - what to do?

Recommendation: Seal your sub floor to make it an even surface- then go with wood!

Segment 3 (running time 12:46)

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More exotic woods:
  • Bamboo flooring - comes with 25% humidity and must wait several weeks or months to be installed. NOT a favorable option

Callers:

  • Cathy - East Valley Floors installed her wood floors and she loves them!
  • Dawn - what do you think about putting tile over vinyl?

Recommendation: seal it first - then apply the tile.

  • Chris - should he even bother with wood flooring ripped out of an old school?

Segment 4 (running time 6:32)

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Von - what do you appreciate most about your job and company?
  • Finding people that are needing advice and helping them find the right floor for them!

Coming up next week: Carpeting!