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7:00AM - Arizona Staycation Hour

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Segment 1 (running time 10:55)

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Rosie & Jen talk about being "Empty Nesters"

  • Changing grocery shopping habits.
  • Quiet house and all the extra spaces to fill!
  • Free time and Rosie's "interesting" new dress code. Ha!
  • Previewing the rest of the show and some common projects we're seeing at Rosie On The House Remodeling.

Segment 2 (running time 8:48)

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Chatting with Arizona Cardinals Color man, Ron Wolfley!

  • Preseason football.
  • Ron's favorite teams growing up.
  • What Ron thinks of all the different levels of football.

Segment 3 (running time 13:48)

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More with Ron Wolfley:

  • Ron's personal story and how he got into football as a kid.
  • Football is a family affair with the Wolfley's.
  • How Ron ended up playing college football at West Virginia University.
  • His initial impression of Phoenix & How he got started in broadcasting.

Segment 4 (running time 7:16)

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  • We're big fans of Ron!
  • Arizona Football Update and Schedules.

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8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Notes from the Nursery with Jay Harper

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Segment 1 (running time 12:09)

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Harper's Nurseries & Landscaping Company is here to take your questions!

  • Talking about the cooler temps and what that means to everythin in you yard.
  • It's time to plant cooler season flowers & veggies, it's time to prep your soil.
  • It's much easier to work with a raised planter. We discuss in-ground garden soil prep versus a raised planter and why it's so much easier in Arizona.
  • Jay talks through all the veggies you can be planting right now.
  • It's fertilize time too!
  • Jay is unhappy with some city crews pruning extensively and at the wrong time of the year and it won't recover. Pruning during the wrong time can limit the blooming and recovery of plants.

Segment 2 (running time 6:26)

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  • Have you noticed more misquitos in your neighborhood? If so, check out products from Bonide to get rid of them and avoid standing water. 
  • Caterpillar's are everywhere and treat for them before they eat up your vegetable gardens.


  • Carol - Something is eating her china berry tree....what do we think?

Recommendation - Jay thinks it sounds like carpenter bees. They love to get into dead wood and old dead limbs.

Segment 3 (running time 13:08)

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  • Discussing prune cut treatment.....leave it alone in most cases. Jay talks about the few exceptions. With Carol's treatment in the last segment, she could try spinosad.


  • Patty - How can she tell that she is picking the right peaches at the grocery store to avoid hard or "mealy" fruit.

Recommendation - It's very tough to know, but she could find a really good produce manager and try to get an explanation. Maybe, sample a piece of fruit 1st.

*The Arizona Department of Agriculture could direct you to a few local farmer's markets to hunt for the perfect peach.

  • Sharon - She wants to plant african daisies in her yard and wants to know what to add to the soil before she plants.

Recommendation - African daisies don't need that great of soil, so her husband shouldn't need to add too much. Some loose sand and plant them late October and early November. Next spring when they burn up and die, rake them around a little to get the seed loose and they'll come through next year.

  • Corky - Her shamel ash tree has burned leaves & he wants to verify that the reasons could be soil in the ground.

Recommendation - It could be salt or desication.  Those trees need a lot of water & he could add gypsum to the soil around the tree.  It could need a few long, deep soaking.  The brown leaves could be unavoildable with the extreme heat of the summer.

Text From a Listener:

  • Can you plant milkweed to encourage monarch butterflies increase their population?

Recommendation - Absuletly, there are all different kinds of plants to help this & the milkweed is definitely one.


  • Keith - His olive tree is bursting with fruit and is there anyone who could come take them? He's worried they'll break the branches on the tree and wants someone to use them.

Recommendation - We'd put out an ad for them on Craigslist. There should be someone who would like to take them up on it.

Segment 4 (running time 7:03)

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  • Gabe -He was told to put in a majestic ash tree and the leaves are falling off twice a year and wants to know if this is a cycle or should he start over?

Recommendation - He knows what to do and unfortunately he needs to replace it. They are really tough to grow and Jay would recommend a red push pistache tree. It gives great fall cover and does much better in our climate.

*Jay gives his final thoughts and what to do out in your yard this time of year.

Reach Jay during the week at Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company in Scottsdale!

9:00AM - On The House Hour

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Segment 1 (running time 11:53)

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"Should I Stay or Should I Go"

  • Rosie & Jennifer can relate....what to do when your life's situation changes.
  • Questions To Ask Yourself - What do you still like? Think about location! (Stores, church, neighbors & family nearby)

Segment 2 (running time 6:51)

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  • TJ - He is having black water coming into his home through the faucets. He thinks it could be a cracked main line coming into his house. How can he determine that?

Recommendation - Most plumbers have leak detection systems and should be able to find it. We'd call a plumber like Stampede Plumbing, Babcock Plumbing or Walker Plumbing 1st.  Plus, we'd test the water to see what is in the water and all this could help determine where the leak is.

  • Rick - He had countertops put in and now the stove won't fit into the opening. He's had the suggestion to take the legs off the stove, remove the tile, etc. What would we do?

Recommendation - It should have been caught ahead of time. Try not to remove the tile & remove the feet to gain the height. He can put rubber feet on the bottom to protect it, but that shouldn't happen.

Segment 3 (running time 12:58)

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Another question to ask yourself "Should I Stay Or Should I go?"

  • What is NOT working in your home right now. Traffic pattern, change of use, someone moving in or out, deferred maintenance.
  • What will it cost to repair or fix in your home to stay.....What will it cost to put it up for sale and get into your new home.


  • Harlon - How does he get rid of an air handler?

Recommendation - He can do a pressure valve tester at  a local hardware store. Make sure no water is running anywhere in the home before you do. It should be no higher than 65 psi. Rosie describes the process, so listen for specifics.

  • Sam -His master bedroom is warmer than the rest of the home. What can cause that?

Recommendation - We'd start with a whole home energy audit with REEis Home Performance & Air Conditioning or Green ID. They'll be able to determine if your ductwork is sealed up and the air flow is even across the home. Rosie also talks through how he can do it himself.  

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Segment 4 (running time 6:37)

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Continuing with "Should I Stay or Go?"

Letter From a Listener:

  • Ann - She read our article and thinks living in a multi-level home is a great way to stay in shape as you get older.

Recommendation - We didn't say "You have to move into a single story"  If you're healthy, we agree!


  • Fran - The GFI outlets in her bathroom don't work and she has other electrical issues in other rooms.

Recommendation - The home is 35 years old and breakers do wear out. We'd just replace the GFI outlets, it would solve the problem. She can call The Mighty Electricians.

More on our Article, "Should I Stay or Go?"

  • Think Forward on the Location. Will it work for you as you age. What needs to be fixed to stay as you get older. Will remodeling or moving cost more?

10:00AM - Open Home Hour

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Segment 1 (running time 12:11)

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Co-Owner of  Arizona Painting Company,  Doug Caris is here to talk paint, paint, paint!!

  • Dealing with the misconception that stucco is's not! You need paint.
  • How often should you paint your home? General rule....every 7 - 10 years if it's quality paint.
  • The difficulty of dealing with darker colored paints.
  • What it means when your paint is "chalky"


  • Karen - She painted her rod iron fence and it needs to be done again. She's seen painters spraying and wants to know if that's a good idea. Also, what do we think of "rust-oleum" and if it's necessary.

Recommendation - Since it's been painted before, it'll need to be cleaned thoroughly and if there is rust it will need to be wire brushed clean and primed. It can be sprayed and it's usually done to make it a cleaner look with no brush marks.

  • Discussing more on painting stucco & how to determine if you have the right painter at your home and tips on doing it yourself.
  • Dealing with chalky paint and what needs to be done to prep the surface for a quality paint job.

Segment 2 (running time 6:36)

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  • Continuing with prepping for a paint job on stucco - Sealing cracked or broken stucco. Avoid lines and camoflouge the repaired damage. Caulk with texture in it is important.
  • Priming the surface & making the foundation is protected.


  • Jim - He wants to repaint a dark paneling in his Arizona room. What would we recommend for product and procedure?

Recommendation - Make sure the surface is completely clean, then use an adhesion primer that is good for wood. It needs to be specifically made for adhering to wood surfaces, then put your paint on.

*We discuss different primers for different applications.

Segment 3 (running time 13:32)

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  • Proper way to paint stucco surfaces.
  • Make sure you are comparing apples to apples when it comes to bids. Multiple coats vs. Single coats. You need multiple coats.


  • Jackie - Her home has stucco everywhere and has a lot of damage. She wants to sell the home. What is she looking at getting done to get it ready to sell?

Recommendation - Call Arizona Painting Company!

  • Gary - Homes in the 50's and 60's were sealed using classic lime white wash?

Recommendation - It was very commonly used & it's not used much at all and there are products that are easier/better to use. You can get you a quality PPG Pittsburgh Paints product to use.

  • Eric - He mixed paint with stucco when he remodeled his home 10 years ago. How often should he repaint with this method?

Recommendation - Test for chalkiness and do a thorough visual inspection to look for fading and imperfections where two different materials meet up.

  • Tips & Tricks for painting interior drywall.

Segment 4 (running time 6:16)

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  • Wayne - Can you paint pool decks?

Recommendation - Yes! If it needs to be repaired, they subcontract the job and then get the paint done themselves.

  • More on painting drywall. (Tools, Taping & a quality brush)

If you need a fresh coat at your home, call the Arizona Painting Company!

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