Cleaning up the Grungy Stuff in your Home Print

Eight O' Clock Hour John Jay Harper

Broadcasting on KTAR, KAFF, KNST & KGVY



Segment 1 (running time 12:03)

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Weekly Gardening Tip: 
  • Keep your landscape tidy by cleaning up the debris, keeping compost in place and prevent pests by controlling your weeds!
Plant Something for Arbor Day from Arizona Nursery Association

In Studio Guests: 
  • Sharon from  Gardeners World and Gardeners Eden
  • Brian Blake of Whitfill Nursery
Recommended Tree that are desert adapted:
  • Fantax Ash
  • Redbush Pistachio
  • Acacia
  • Sisu is Sharon's favorite
How to start your landscape:
  • Plant a big tree on South West side of the House
  • Kitty, has two Chileans Mesquites that are not doing well
Recommendation: Cut it and start again, Chileans do not do well in our conditions
  • Bob, Bermuda or Sod
Recommendation: Wait six months if you've used pre-emergent

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  • Dave, looking for 10 yards of compost
Recommendation: Gardeners World, B-2 soil mix
  • Ted, loves the stone wall on the west side of 19th ave, how can he get the look 
Recommendations: Iron, Manganese Stain
  • Michael, has huge, large dry patches.  Does he need a soil test
Recommendation: Dig 4-5 inches down: Fungus or Pearl Scale, Muriatic Acid, Soil Sulfur

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  • Eva, has white powder on her roses
Recommendation: Mildew, Rose Defense, Neem Oil

How to make the transition from Winter to Summer Lawn
  • Kill your winter grass
  • Mow it short
  • Leave the Water off
  • Neil, how to help damage from Snow Mold has crazy roots on Locust Trees
Recommendation: Copper sprayed on ; deep water less frequency

What's the best way to deep water:
  • Deep irrigations by first drying out soil
  • Drip system needs to move out as your tree roots grow
  • Make sure to increase your watering time as the tree grows
  • Katie, wants to plant Hydrangea.  Is this a good idea
Recommendation: This is not the climate for their success

What is the closest thing to it that she can plant
  • Hibiscus
  • Azura

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Favorite Shade Trees: 
  • Red Bush Pistachio
  • Lemon Tree
  • Palo Verdes
  • Betty, has a large citrus that is not doing good
Recommendation: wait to prune

  • Randy, will the roots go toward the water well.  Will he get more foliage on the well side
  • Donna has tomatoes that are green on the vine
Recommendation: They'll turn red soon

Nine O' Clock Hour with Rosie and Romey

Broadcasting on KTAR, KAFF, KNST & KGVY



Segment 1 (running time 11:43)

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Cleaning up the Grungy Stuff in your Home: Rosie's Arizona Republic Article

  • Vinegar through the coffee machine, then water
  • Dave, does he drain the water heater when he leaves from the summer
Recommendation: when you leave it full, bacteria is growing in hotter temperatures.  Yes, drain the water heater, rinse with water before you refill, let it drain 3 or 4 times. Does he turn the gate valve off once it's drained? Yes!

Shutting down your home for the Summer

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What are the dirtiest things in your home?
  • TV Remote
  • Computer Keyboard
  • Portable Phone
Stone on Light Rail is mined from Mayer, AZ

  • Norm, has a leak in his irrigation line
Recommendation: Start Digging, American Leak Detection

Segment 3 (running time 11:19)

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  • Chris, recently has two story townhome where the roof faces east and north.  The north side gets warmer.  Would Roof Turbins help?
Digital News Room
  • Cindy, has a evaporative cooler.  Can she recycle the water in the pool
Recommendation: Postorino and Desert Sun Pools say no
  • John, can he loop a water treatment around his water heater
Recommendation: Water Treatment Technologies

Free Cycle. org

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  • Tom, surge protector for the roof
Recommendation: Get whole house surge protection, Austin Electric, The Mighty Electricians

Ten O' Clock Hour with Rosie and Romey

Broadcasting on KTAR, KAFF, KNST & KGVY



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In the studio:
  • Marshall Trimble: Official Arizona State Historian 

Segment 2 (running time 6:55)

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Marshall Trimble representing Harmon Solar

  • David is being flooded with marketing materials and calls about a/c check up for $19.95.  How necessary is it

Recommendation: Do not respond to phone solicitations, get a check up if its been a while Rosie A/C Contractors in Phoenix, TucsonNorthern Arizona and Casa Grande

  • Gloria, GE Gas Stove that has to click a lot to light
Recommendation: Diffuser has not been put back properly; 200 grid sandpaper to get grit off, Frost Appliance

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JAWS (Just Add Water Systems): here in Arizona use twice the water to dilute it

Anyone who can stump Marshall Trimble will get a Solar Ray from Harmon Solar

  • Chuck, the light sensor on outdoor lights burn out every 4 mos
Recommendation: It's getting wet or not on a dimmer, Rosie Certified Electrician, The Solar Store

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Lowell Observatory Second Friday Science Night

  • Pete, his a/c unit is about 25 years old, leaking in the ceiling.  Should he just get a second window unit rather than replacing his old unit
Recommendation: Hendel's Air Conditioning
Marshall Trimble on early evaporative coolers in Arizona

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Broadcasting from the Maricopa County Home Shows April Home & Landscape Show

  • Lisa, she has a Ramada that keeps leaking
Recommendation: Look at the top of the columns to see if its been sealed with grout cap; Pittsburgh Paints Efflorescence Product

Dirtiest place in your house: Your can opener