9 ways to prepare your home for winter
Plant (and transplant)
It's still a really good time to plant — people may not realize that. The things that grow won't be under a lot of stress. It's a perfect time to overseed or patch your lawn. It's going to grow quickly. So in a month you'll be enjoying new grass.
And transplanting right now is a good thing. It's cool and the ground is moist. Planting and transplanting now will give them a little leg up, so those plants will be ready in the spring.