Remember to winterize your sprinkler irrigation system. Recommend by Dec 1st. If your sprinkler system was designed to enable the water to drain out by all means do so. Refer to winter 2015 blog for more detail.
This is also a great time of year to apply a layer of pre-emergent for weed control. You will be ahead of the weeds germinating when it begins to warm next spring having a layer in place soaked into the ground during the winter months.
Reminder if your system needs upgrades Fall/ early Spring is always a great time to have this work done. Many times during the warm season to have to shut down your system for a few days can cause stress to the landscape.