Excited for Fall!

We enjoy the cool, crisp temperatures of Autumn raking leaves, picking apples, decorating with mums and pumpkins, enjoying evenings around a fire, and general home maintenance chores in preparation Winter. 

Be Prepared

Did you know Fall is also a good time to prepare two (2) whole seasons ahead? Plant bulbs for hardy Spring flowers like tulips, daffodils, hyacinth and crocus now. These bulbs need several weeks of cold temperatures to break their dormancy and flower to their full potential. It’s also the best time to seed and feed your lawn. Scotts WinterGuard Fall Weed & Feed clears out weeds and prepares your lawn for hard winter conditions. It offers powerful weed control to make room for strong, green grass come Spring. It’s on special now through 10/31/20.

Don’t forget to keep your bird feeders full in the Fall, not only for your “regulars” but migratory birds may stop by for some much needed energy before continuing their journey.  

Fire Prevention Month Specials

October is Fire Prevention Month. Fire has been on our radar lately as we grieve for the people in California during their devastating wild fires. It inspires us to consider our own fire safety. According to the National Fire Protection Association, on average, a fire department responded to a fire somewhere in the US every 24 seconds in 2019. A home structure fire was reported every 93 seconds, a home fire death occurred every three hours and 10 minutes, and a home fire injury occurred every 43 minutes. 

Many of these injuries and deaths may have been prevented if residents had been aware of danger earlier. First Alert Smoke Alarms with escape lights are on sale this month at Longenecker’s. A fire alarm should be installed on every level of your home, including the basement, as well as inside every sleeping area and outside every sleeping area. And don’t forget about Carbon Monoxide detectors, also on sale. CO is a deadly odorless, colorless, invisible poison gas caused by fuel burning devices such as water heaters, furnaces, gas and  propane heaters, generators and stoves.

Home Comfort and Care

While we are focusing on home comfort, you can save on Morton Water Softening Pellets in October. Not only does it leave softer feeling laundry, skin and hair, but prevents build-up in the pipes and appliances thereby extending their life and increasing efficiency.

Economy-sized Bona hardwood and hard surface floor cleaner is on sale at more than $10 off during October. For over 100 years, Bona has produced cleaning formulas that are water-based, pH neutral and designed to be gentle for your floors and ensure a safe solution for people, pets and the planet. 

Hope to see you soon!

We love this season with its bright colors, pumpkin spiced candles, and warm sweaters.

One quote we found:  “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” 
Maybe, but we think this shouldn’t apply to your home!