-- Rake leaves and pile on raised beds for the winter. Maybe put some in certain flower beds, too-- particularly the ones with less-than-ideal soil.
-- Rake pine straw for mulch. (And then go ahead and put it into place.)
-- Mulch certain plants heavily. (Night-blooming jasmine for instance?)
-- Move delicate plants into warmer winter storage. (Aloe, spider plant, lobelia, lavender, etc.)
-- Clear a path through the woods. (For gathering pine straw... For more easily reaching the bricks...)
-- Check to see if there's a forgotten camellia on the edge of the woods... If so, transplant it.
-- When's the best time for dividing daylilies, iris, and monkeygrass? If autumn, do some of that, too. ;o)
-- Check out recommended times for pruning various plants. Autumn or winter may be good for some of them.
~~Prune once-blooming roses in late summer/early autumn.
~~Prune re-blooming roses in early spring.
~~For the roses that are spindly and not very well leafed-out, should I cut to the ground?
~~Climbers: Preserve the framework as much as possible. Cut the off-shoots to 3"or so.
-- Consider working on any repairs (as needed) to shed and patio area. (You'll thank me later, when it's 95 degrees and wasps have taken over the shed.)
-- Do we need more carpenter bee traps? Maybe make another for the shed.
-- If we haven't done it by then, build an arbor for the main gate.
-- Also if we haven't done it by then, re-do part of the fence. Replace gate.
-- Maybe work on the dividing fence on the south side of the house.
-- Um... What are we going to do about weeds along that fence? Just Round-Up? (Probably the easiest.)
(Awaiting further additions.)