Assess your garden. Take advantage of this break in between seasons to assess your garden. What worked or didn't work in your garden this year? Is your perennial bed getting too shady? Do your trees need to be pruned and limbed up to allow more light? How did your lawn fare over the summer? Is your irrigation system functioning properly? Does your soil need to be amended or improved? Staying on top of all the changes in your garden and implementing the appropriate modifications will keep your outdoor space healthy, lush and thriving.