Take care of your rain barrel:
- Drain all of the water out of the rain barrel
- Detach it from the gutter
- Remove any spigots or hose attachments
- Rinse the rain barrel out with water and bleach to remove any debris or algae built up
Tidy up the garden by removing spent stalks and other plant debris that might become a winter incubator for pests and diseases.
Remove invasives. Fall is the ideal time to remove these varieties, as they remain green long after the native plants.
Protect young trees