Welcome to September, the prelude to Fall. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote, “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”

Ortho® Home Defense Max Indoor Insect Barrier

Insects, however,  are already looking to enter your house to spend winter. If you see evidence of bugs in the house, stop in Longenecker’s Hardware for Ortho® Home Defense Max Indoor Insect Barrier.  You’ll get an instant rebate of $3.  Orthos Home Defense kills ants, cockroaches, spiders, fleas, ticks, beetles, earwigs, silverfish, centipedes, millipedes, and other insects. This fast-drying formula has no fumes and leaves no stains so you can use with confidence indoors. It spreads easily into cracks, crevices, under appliances, and into hard to reach places where insects hide–in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, and around doors and windows. It’s offered at a great price, with a rebate, during September.

Black Jack® Drive-Maxx™ 1000 filler & sealer

Add to your curb appeal with a nice black driveway. September is the perfect time to go outside to reseal your driveway and this month Black Jack® Drive-Maxx™ 1000 filler & sealer is on sale. It is the best quality rubberized blacktop filler and sealer designed for asphalt pavements. This product renews the look of old worn driveways, and contains sand particles to fill in small cracks. Its ClimaSeal technology accelerates drying time. Not only does sealing your driveway ease the effects of age and weather on the surface, it increases your curb appeal too.

Scotts Turfbuilder Winterguard Weed and Feed

And if you want your lawn to remain lovely and lush next Spring, this is the time to get outside to apply Scotts Turfbuilder  Winterguard Weed and Feed. It’s on sale through the end of October, while supplies last. We also rent overseeders and other equipment to fix lawn damage, clean up leaves, trim branches and more.

True Value bird feed / KayTee nut & fruit

Enjoy lots of  birds at your bird feeder as they prepare their Fall migration. Migrating birds require a significant number of calories for the energy necessary to fly hundreds or thousands of miles. Get 20 lb. of True Value bird feed at sale prices during September, or get 5 lb. of KayTee nut & fruit blend for extra nutrition. Stock up to keep our non-migrating birds coming all Winter.

Zinsser® BULLS EYE 1-2-3® Primer

If you need a primer before painting outside of your home, or inside, try Zinsser® BULLS EYE 1-2-3® Universal interior/exterior, water-based stain-killing primer-sealer. A whole house primer, it is designed for all surfaces such as interior/exterior drywall, concrete, wood and galvanized metal. Its flexible acrylic formula can be used in temperatures as low as 35F; it blocks and seals stains from smoke, nicotine, water, tannin, grease and more. It dries to the touch in 35 minutes providing a smooth white finish ready for any top coat. It’s mold and mildew resistant, rust inhibitive so great for metal surfaces and it adheres to glossy surfaces without sanding.

Prestone® Antifreeze

We also have items you may need to prepare for the Fall & Winter such as Rubbermaid® 32 gallon trash cans and Prestone® Antifreeze for your vehicles.

September means we have new and gorgeous items in our clothing, jewelry, home decor, kitchen wares,  and greenhouse. Stop in to get in the mood for Fall. Plus, check out our fire pits, outdoor lighting, and lawn and garden items you need. As it gets cooler, September is time to get your snowblower serviced at Longenecker’s Hardware in preparation for Winter. The Farmer’s Almanac is warning people to get ready to “Shake, shiver, and shovel” this Winter.