Curb Appeal for $500, Pest Control & TV/Internet Print

7:00AM - Arizona Staycation Hour

Broadcasting on KTAR: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.



Segment 1 (running time 12:04)

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  • Previewing the rest of the broadcast and a few details on things to do this weekend.
  • Arizona Game & Fish Department is putting on an event to see big horn sheep!
  • Remembering the trip with Dr. Sky and seeing the sheep on their recent tour.
  • Using mesquite tree beans to create recipes and the event put on by the Valley Permaculture Alliance, recently.
  • Desert Harvesters can test your beans to make sure they are safe to eat.
  • How many bugs are you eating a year!?!?

Segment 2 (running time 7:43)

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Segment 3 (running time 13:25)

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  • Rosie has a consumer warning for Arizona residents. Buyer Beware!!!
  • More warnings on buying flipped homes or using unlicensed contractors.
  • Our Arizona county of the month is Coconino County!
  • Info on free entry into the National Parks coming up.

Sign up for the Sanderson Ford Arizona Staycation!!!

*Why we love the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, plus learn about Designing Women of Arizona. Other participants we love include Cerreta Candy Company, Cactus Candy Company, Sphinx Date Ranch or Coyote Oaties.

Segment 4 (running time 7:23)

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  • Romero Family Stories with the grandkids visiting from Minnesota.
  • Previewing the rest of the broadcast & Rosie's love of Bonanza!
  • We talk about some great things KTAR has been up to.
  • Help donate to St. Vincent DePaul and their mission.

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

Broadcasting on KTAR, KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.



Segment 1 (running time 13:02)

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Talking trees and tree care with John Eisenhower, owner of Integrity Tree Service John talks about classes you can attend at the Desert Botanical Garden and click above to get to his site for more information on getting trees ready for summer.

  • Tips on pruning your trees for the monsoon season, plus what to do with your irrigation system.
  • John's tips on staking trees for stability. Let it move!
  • Need a certified arobrist? Click here to find one in your area.
  • Critters tearing up your yard? Bonide has the products for you!

Segment 2 (running time 6:25)

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  • Al - His 5 or 6 year old peach tree has branches dragging on the ground. Should he prune back now or should he wait until winter?

Recommendation - He can prune some back now, but not too much to avoid sun burning the tree. This is fairly common and he can prune back the branches that are on the ground.

*We talk through pruning & the best way to promote fruit growth and a healthy tree.
Going "GAGA"......Going Against Good Advice.

Segment 3 (running time 12:29)

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  • John needs workers! Listen and if he's describing you, click his link above and give them a call.
  • The benefits of mulch around trees & how you can improve the health of your tree.
  • John describes vertical mulching, a method they use to improve compacted soil conditions. Very intersting stuff!
  • We all find the process of using an "Air Spade" to avoid damaging the root system really interesting!

Segment 4 (running time 6:47)

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Text From a Caller:

  • He has a 20 year old mesquite tree and their are cracks around the tree that look like fissures. What could be causing this and how to fix it?

Recommendation - This is a concern and could indicate the tree has blown in the wind enough to damage the roots. It's a warning that it could be unstable. Guying the tree could avoid any further damage. Listen to John as he describes some of the tips to keep it healthy.


  • Alice - Her ashe tree is near an underground gas line and she's concerned it's too close?

Recommendation - If the gas line is put in according to code, it should be deep enough that the roots won't damage it.

*John talks about soil remediation and how proud he is of the work his staff is doing treating diseases in trees in the valley.

If you need a certified arborist at your home, contact John at Integrity Tree Service.

9:00AM - On The House Hour

Broadcasting on KTAR & KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.



Segment 1 (running time 12:48)

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  • Where to find all kinds of different information on this site & publicatons across Arizona.
  • Rosie repeats a Consumer Alert here in Arizona!!!! Listen, it could save you thousands.
  • Recapping some of our thoughts on HGTV from last weeks broadcast.
  • We've received a lot of calls on wood peckers wreaking havoc around the valley. Tip: Tabasco sauce in the area and they'll move on.


  • Roger - His roof is leaking and has been getting mixed messages from contractors and has leaks all over the place. What should he do to get a straight answer and how to get it done correctly.

Recommendation - He can call Lyons Roofing, Overson Roofing or West Coast Roofing.

Segment 2 (running time 6:00)

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If you're putting your house on the market, this is our article on "Adding Curb Appeal to your home for under $500"

  • Start with the front's the 1st thing they see!


  • Chris - He wants to put in a pool by next summer and if he should do the bidding out to separate contractors or simply contact a pool company and have them do the whole thing?

Recommendation - The swimming pool is a very niche trade and he could call Postorino Pool Service & Repair or Desert Sun Pools to get started. They could give him an idea on what goes into it and if he could do any of the work himself. The risks could definitely outweigh the savings if anything goes wrong.

Segment 3 (running time 13:21)

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Find out how you may save money on your tv & internet with Jonas from  Channel Choice TV.

  • Rosie talks about his homes situation watching LSU football! He feels like he's spending too you?
  • How much our consumption on television programming has changed over the last few decades.
  • How Jonas helps homeowner's decide on what is best for your situation.

Segment 4 (running time 6:18)

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  • Jonas talks about the possibility of buying a la carte programming & the issues that go with it.
  • What's the hottest thing they've got? The Hopper 3 for dish network. It's what he has!
  • Ways Jonas can sample what he has and how to determine what's best for you.

If you like what you've heard, contact Channel Choice TV!

10:00AM - Open Home Hour

Broadcasting on KTAR & KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.



Segment 1 (running time 12:47)

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We're joined by pest experts from Blue Sky Pest Control!

  • We get a ton of calls on ants.....the fire ants are dangerous & Nate discusses the differences.
  • Recent stories around the country that ended in death. This is serious stuff!
  • What to do if you do encounter a swarm of bees that is on the attack. DO NOT GO UNDER WATER!!!! They simply over above and wait for you to resurface. It does not work.

Segment 2 (running time 6:01)

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  • Bees kill more people in the U.S. than any other animal/critter. Listen and learn how to be safe
  • Misquitos and the dangers they pose, plus their take on the zika virus. 
  • Be responsible with your own property and keep your neighborhood's safe from misquito breeding grounds.

Segment 3 (running time 13:22)

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*Romey talks about great products from Bonide to control critters around your home and garden.


  • Ronnie - He leaves water out for his dogs and a kiddie pool for them to cool off in too because he drives truck for a living. Is that a concern for misquitoes?

Recommendation - If he cleans it out and refills it every 3 or 4 days he should be fine. That's how long it takes for them to cycle into more misquitoes.

  • Frank - He is a contractor and a customer needs some work done in an area with bees in the soffit. He treated it last week, but came back and there are still a few around. The homeowner took care of it on a Friday and will it be okay to come back on Monday?

Recommendation - It just depends on if they are still around. The hive needs to be completely removed so more bees aren't attracted to the area. Curtis talks about why that's necessary and the issues surrounding it.

  • Sharon called in to remind people to beware of opening the irrigation boxes because they can live in there as well. She tells of a story of escaping a swarm too, plus reminds us that they can return to unnoccopied hives as well.

*Did you know hives can go from a solid to a liquid and that can damage your home too. Nate discusses the cleaning they do to guarantee that bees won't set up shop again.

*What about scorpions? Rosie recently had a few show up at his place!

Segment 4 (running time 5:56)

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  • There is a certain type of misquito in Arizona that is dangerous. There is not report of any incidents, but make sure you aren't creating a space for them to lay their eggs.
  • Even the smallest area can create the right environment to breed thousands of misquitioes.

If you're in the valley and need pest control at your home, call Nate & Curtis at Blue Sky Pest Control!

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