Over the past few months, staying at home more has made us appreciate our accommodations and outside living spaces. Doubtless we’ve all thought of a few projects to improve our surroundings. September heralds a transition into Fall for maintenance and DIY projects to prepare for the season ahead.

Driveway Sealer

This is the perfect time to seal your driveway with Black Jack® Filler and Sealer. This should be done every 1-3 years when you have a couple dry days and the temperatures are above 50 degrees. This extends the life of your driveway by reducing future UV damage, as well as sealing it to prevent aggregate breakup damage caused by water penetration, freeze- thaw cycles, and chemicals such as rock salt.

Zinsser Bulls Eye Special

If you have some exterior or interior painting jobs on your list, September is a fine time to paint. You can prep the area with Zinsser® Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer which is a water-based primer that will permanently block stains, odors and resist mildew. Plus, it dries to the touch in only 35 minutes. 

Ortho Ready-To-Use Insect Killer

Prevent unwanted guests in your home by fortifying it for the battle of the bugs! Unfortunately, your warm home may be irresistible to insects seeking shelter from the cold and they’ll come marching in. Ortho® Ready-To-Use Insect Killer, when sprayed around the outside perimeter of your home, creates a barrier for ants, spiders, millipedes, aphids, and a host of other insects. Yet, it is still safe to use inside in kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and basements. 

Antifreeze/Coolant Special

While we are preparing for cold weather, don’t forget your vehicles. Nothing is worse than shivering, jumping in your car and it won’t start. Stock up now on Prestone® 50/50 Pre-Diluted Antifreeze/Coolant. It’s optimized formula is for all vehicles; makes, models, years & fluid colors. Not only does it manage engine temperature but it lubricates and protects parts from corrosion, rust, scale, buildup and other damage.

As Ben Franklin stated, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  If you prepare now by completing a couple maintenance tasks a week you’ll be sitting pretty when Winter’s cold sets in.