If you've been putting off grooming the summer growth, now is a good time to edge the walks, trim the bushes, wash the windows and enjoy your work before the leaves start to fall. If some of your beds are showing the signs of heat stress or have finished their color show, consider placing pots of fall mums or other fall bloomers into the ground where color is missing or replace the plants in the pots on the front porch or deck.
Did you notice any paint pealing or fading around your windows and entry doors? Give them a quick sanding, a coat of primer and a coat of paint. You will find it's much easier to do when only a part of the sash and moldings need it, than waiting until the whole thing needs repainting!