This is a great time of year to clean up the yard and put away all summer items. This is also the time of year that you will want to clean up the last of the harvest and get the garden area ready for the winter.
Depending on your temperatures and your zones you may of already had your first frost. Now if you live in areas that have not had their first frost, keep your eye on the weather and stretch your growing season as long as you can. Root vegetables, last of the tomatoes and pumpkins and squashes will be going until the frost.
This is also fire prevention month and you will want to clear away all debris from around your house, rake up all leaves, pine needles, and dead bushes, tree limbs, etc.