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Eight O'clock Landscape Hour with Bill Jenkins

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Segment 1 (running time 12:01)

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In-Studio with Bill Jenkins of Think Green Irrigation & Landscaping

Tip of the Week: It's Monsoon Season! It's time to make sure your landscape is draining water properly. We talk water retention and potential damage to watch out for.


  • Chip - He's worried that water is saturating the ground around his foundation and the walls in his basement are starting to crack.

Recommendation - Call a structural issues require an engineer and someone who really knows what they are doing. Call Arizona Foundation Solutions

Segment 2 (running time 5:59)

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The guys discuss monsoon prep out in the yard. Prepare for drainage AND wind damage.

  • Make sure the canopy is sized properly.
  • Properly stake trees.
  • If you don't want to do the work, find a professional!

Segment 3 (running time 12:32)

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Letter from Listeners:

  • Matt - Had rye grass that died and now his Bermuda grass won't come in.

Recommendation - He waited too long to transition. Mulch the areas that are bare, lightly scuff up the ground for better root contact. Be careful not to scuff to deep. He'll need to water more frequently to make up for the damage already done. 

  • William - He'd like to build some raised planters for his mother and he's fairly handy. What materials would we recommend?

Recommendation - In the Arizona sun, we recommend going to Belgard's website and using retaining walls! Wood deteriorates too quickly here. Visit Flower Street Urban Gardens for other options too. 

  • Karen - Just moved into a new home and the backyard is empty. She wants designs for a hot tub, mist system and raised planters. 
Recommendation - Call Bill at Think Green Irrigation and Landscaping! She has her wishlist and it's time to take action. Call Bill at 480-922-9497 if you're in the Valley!

If you're in Northern Arizona, call Vicente Landscaping.


  • Barry - Is there a product he can treat his dying tree with to make it easier to pull out is his roots out?
Recommendation - Call an Phoenix, it's Integrity Tree Service

  • David - He just bought a house and wants to put in a few cottonwood trees around his house. Are cottonwood's a tree that needs to be planted further from the house?
Recommendation - Cottonwood's are pretty big trees and need to be planted further away...we'd go with an Indian Rosewood or a Sissou...maybe a Chinese Elm. Visit A & P Nursery to find a few ideas.  


Segment 4 (running time 6:48)

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  • Margaret - Her daughter just moved into a new home. She has a square, unused backyard...where does she start?
Recommendation - Start a wishlist. Do you want grass? Shade? Patio? Are you a gardener? Do your research and fit the landscape to your lifestyle!  Try the Desert Botanical Gardens or the Boyd Thompson Arboretum.

  • Mike - He has two oleanders that are 20 feet tall and wants to get rid of them!
Recommendation - This is a huge chore and power tools are almost a must! Rent power tools to save your back or hire a pro. The root ball could definitely do some damage. 

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:59)

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Rosie talks about "Super Cooling" and how you can lower your energy bills while keeping your home the same temperature it is now!  Learn more from Advanced Home Systems!

  • Rosie get an e-mail from an Arizona Celebrity who wants a recommendation for a bathroom remodel. Can you guess who?

Recommendation - Call Real Estate agent, John Gluch. He can give tips on resale value for projects and call Rebath for the work!

Segment 2 (running time 6:53)

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Congratulations to last week's winners who took home prizes from Savory Fine Foods, the Grillbot and Canyon Cooler's!

Letter from a Listener - Gus is a veteran and called a few weeks ago to have lighting installed for a flag. He wanted to thank Rosie and The Mighty Electricians for a fantastic job!

Digital Newsroom: 

  • Cindy - She has a Canadian neighbor that has several rotten wood vigas. What can she do?
Recommendation - Replace them with concrete or fiberglass.

  • Kim - Found water spots last week....who would we recommend to fix it and does this fall under home owner's insurance?
Recommendation - It's probably not worth the money to get the insurance involved. Call Thompson Drywall and make sure you check the roof!

  • Matt - He can't find matching tile for his roof and wants to know what should he do?

Segment 3 (running time 12:26)

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Congratulations to Habitat Central Arizona on building their 1000th home!!! 

Congratulations to Jenna Porch on winning the Jim Brody award!!

Rosie talks about his new toy; a pressure washer from Karcher.


  • Mike - Wants a recommendation for a complete bathroom overhaul!
Recommendation - Arizona Tile or Cactus Stone for tile, Ferguson Bath Supply or Central Arizona Supply for fixtures. TWD, Kirk Development or Legacy Design Build Remodel for the work.

  • Linda - Just bought a townhouse and ripped out the there any options out there to treat a sub-floor?
Recommendation - Not a lot of options on such a short notice. Clean it up very well and take your time on such a big decision. 

  • Brett - He thinks his AC is putting out a stinky odor. What do we think it's coming from?
Recommendation - Humidity is creating the issue and it sounds like he has the "dirty sock" syndrome. Call Integrity Air Conditioning to take a look at it. 

Segment 4 (running time 6:51)

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Sign up for the Sanderson Ford Arizona Stacation here!  Thanks to the Cactus Candy Company for the gift bag to the latest winner. 

This is the time of year to harvest prickly pear and pods from mesquite trees.  Find recipes at the Desert Harvester's website or Edible Baja Arizona site.
We've had questions on Solar.....go to Harmon Solar and find out if it's right for you! For a free estimate, call 800-281-3189.

  • Carol  - She's on a price plan...does it make any sense to not cool the house if she's just leaving for the day.
Recommendation - If you're just leaving for the day, it's not worth the cost of cooling everything off when she returns.  

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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In-Studio with Don Irwin of Irwin's Furniture Restoration!

Don and the crew discuss how to decide whether to restore certain pieces of furniture or to replace it. 

Our unique, dry, hot climate can damage wood furniture. Don shares his recommendation for favorite oils to treat your wood products. Find out how to treat it properly!  

Segment 2 (running time 6:54)

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Don shares ideas for fixing water stains on your wood furniture. Get rid of that water ring.

We talk about one, single, unique chair Don worked on that was worth $85,000!!!!


  • Kent - He has a lot of wood handled tools and wants to know how to maintain them?
Recommendation - Lightly sand the loose wood splinters and oil it with linseed oil mixed with mineral spirits to preserve them in the sun. 

Segment 3 (running time 12:03)

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Do you have a rocking chair that's sentimental to you? Don shares a great story about a home with fire damage that she wants to restore. Don saved the day and that's what restoration can mean to you!


  • Matt - He inherited some black walnut and built a bench for his entry and wants to know if he should seal it with more than the tongue oil he's already applied. 

We discuss the differences between tongue oil, linseed oil and the other applications for protecting woods. 


  • Mark - He has a 1865 foot pump organ with a film of smoke and dust. What should he do to clean it up before sealing it up. 
Recommendation - Use odorless mineral spirits to clean it up and that should cut through all the greasy smokey film. 

Segment 4 (running time 7:16)

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  • Mark - He has an oak banister that his wife wants to paint. Does he need to sand it and should he brush or spray paint it?
Recommendation - The first step is to de-grease it and de-gloss it. Use mineral spirits and some very fine sand paper. Don shares the steps to prepping it for painting.  A good paint brush is important! Natural horsehair is the key. Find a PPG Store for the right brush. 

Thanks to Don Irwin with Irwin's Furniture Restoration!  Email him here

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