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Eight O'clock Landscape Hour with Bill Jenkins

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Segment 1 (running time 10:50)

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

Tip of the Week:  The seasons are changing, it's cooler and time to start planning for setting up your yard!  The holidays aren't as far away as you think and if you'd like to have the space upgraded, now is the time to get started.

*It's a great time of the year to plant just about anything. Trees.....getting them established before next years summer heat.


  • Peggy - Here rose bush looks a little rough and wants to know what she should do to promote growth.

Reommendation - Fertilize them and prune just a little bit this time of year and wait. She should see some blooms fairly soon. 

We talk pre and post emerginent to control weeds during the monsoon season. Or you could simply call Scottsdale Weed Control!

Segment 2 (running time 8:00)

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We try to make you hungry and talk through creating an outdoor kitchen!  Take advantage of our cooler weather and spend more time outside!

*Lighting is inexpensive and creates a warm and inviting space.

*If you're installing irrigation....add wiring for lighting and stereos. If the trench is open, take advatnage.  (stereo speakers should be pointed toward your home, NOT away.  The sound quality will be better and your neighbors will thank you.


  • Pam - She's wondering if anyone else is having problems with ants after the storms...

Recommendation - Yes! Rain will bring out the insects. Use products by Bonide!

Segment 3 (running time 13:21)

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  • Ed - He went to a desert landscape in his front yard and he's fighting the same weeds every year. What is our suggestion to finally eliminate the weeds.

Recommendation - It's all about the Pre Emergent....if applied properly and the correct time of year, this eliminates the annual weed takeover in his yard.

*Bill describes the difference between monocot and dicot plants. Homeowners make common mistakes tying to eleminate different types of weeds without understanding the difference.  Be careful not to overdue it!

  • Ersula - Her Dichondra is taking over the yard and she wants to know what to do..

Recommendation - It will probably take some manual labor to take out those weeds already grown in. Using the correct weed killer will kill it. 

The days are getting shorter and Bill talks us through lighting schemes that will help illuminate your home and add effects that will make coming home fun!  Lighting is an inexpensive way to add creativity and show off your artistic side! Check out some of Bill's proejcts, here!

  • Delores - Here African Sumac tree has suckers showing up everywhere in her yard and her landscaper doesn't want to spray them under the canopy because he's afraid it will kill the whole tree.

Recommendation - Find an herbicide that is a foliage killer, but she really needs a professional to take care of the problem.

Segment 4 (running time 6:27)

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  • Gabe - He and his wife found a specific tree in the Louisiana they like and he's wants to know where we recommend finding it..

Recommendation - Call Greenfield Citrus. Most of the time, if it's hard to find, it's because it won't grow in our climate. Try Tropic Mango Nursery too. 

We wrap up the Garden hour talking about lighting and how we've moved from pouring concrete to installing pavers. Like pavers from Superlite!

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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.



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Rosie Congratulates Assurance Builders on participating in a "Baby Makes Three" episode on the Fix It and Finish Show!

Consumer Alert Warning!!!!

Daniel Klabundi has been ordered to pay over $27,000.00 in penalites. He's had 11 homeowner's who gave him partial payments and never completed any of the work. Beware!!! Go to the Registrar's website here.

After the nasty monsoons, we are happy to welcome ServPro!  If you've got damage in your home and need to deal with insurance companies, call 1-800-737-8776.


  • Bill - He's concerned about his foundation "heaving" after all the recent water.

Recommendation - If this is the first time he's seen any issues, this one time will not be enough to do any damage.

  • Bruce -He has condensation in between the panes in his window. What should he do?

Recommendation - Squaky Kleen is one option. Or, call a glass replacement company.

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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Digital Newsroom:

  • Mark - Where's the best place to watch LSU games?! 
  • Caller wants to know options on trading work?.?
  • Jim - In Tucson, he's looking for someone to design and install a new backyard.  

Romey Shares his newest installment of our Preparedness Checklists:

#10 of 12 - "Bug out Bag"...Click here!

Segment 3 (running time 12:41)

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  • Jill - Just bought a cabin outside of Flagstaff and wants our recommendation on synthetic vs. douglas fir for a new deck. Also, wants to know our opinions on siding and condensation in her windows too.

Recommendation - Above the rim in the cooler temps...Go with synthetic!!! No maintainence. Rosie loves Trex brand deck flooring.

Don't forget to sign up for the Sanderson Ford Arizona Staycation here!

Congratulations to one of the newest members, the Lazy Trout Cabin Rentals and congratulations to Stephen who's heading out soon and won a package from the Cactus Candy Company...Yum!

Joined in-studio with Clay Jannsen of Phocus Insurance!

  • We talk through Flood Insurance and what constitutes a flood.
  • Homeowner's insurance versus flood insurance.
  • Find out where the flood zones are in your area. (A Zones are Flood Zones)
  • It costs less than you think, so make sure you're covered.
  • Know what the flooding maps look like BEFORE you buy a home. Clay shares a story where a homeowner loved a home, but found out the flood premiums were $10k a year. That changes the buying perspective!

Clay walks us through what to do when damages occur at your home.

Segment 4 (running time 6:37)

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We continue our discussion with Clay Jansen of Phocus Insurance on what to do when it's time to deal with the insurance companies.

  • Using the right contractors.
  • Make sure they're local contractors who know the area.
  • Don't rush the projects.

Call Clay at 602-955-7705!

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:48)

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Retiring Your Pool for the Season or Forever!

  • We break down the cost of owning a pool...maintenance, electricity....and how often are you using it?.?
  • Keeping the pool versus taking it completely out.

Long Term Versus Short term Hibernation of your pool.

  • We discuss the process of putting the covers together.

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In Tom's experience, now is the time that pools get shut down for the year.

  • We talk through all the options and the benefits.
  • Custom options are available.
  • Keep the water warmer for more of the year.

We cover the process of installing a cover and all the options available.

Segment 3 (running time 11:43)

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Safety - Tom shares why this is a safety feature as well as a way to cut down on pool maintenance costs.

  • It completely covers the opening, keeping out air, debris and durable enough to hold your whole family.
  • The material is thick enough dogs can't damage the material. 


  • Ken - He has a pool with one side that 6 foot high and not at ground level. Can he install one of his pool covers in his unique situation.

Recommendation - They can do it!  Call for a free estimate and they should be able to handle any unique shapes.

Segment 4 (running time 8:04)