Take some time to clean up the garden this month. A little time spent on grooming the garden will certainly improve the overall appearance of the garden for the rest of the fall and winter.
Scotts® Winterizer for your lawn.
Fertilizer trees and shrubs before the ground freezes.
Cut back perennials to 4 or 5 inches. Some types like Ornamental Grasses or Coneflowers can be left during the winter months to add winter sculptor to your yard, as well as seeds for the birds.
Mulching will help create a blanket of protection over the root system.