Empty any exterior plumbing systems you have. This means winterizing the pool, hiring a service to blow out the sprinkler system, and draining any exterior water spigots.
Prep your lawn care equipment. The main step here involves draining gas from motorized equipment, or adding a fuel stabilizer. Gas goes bad, and having it sit in your expensive tools for months of cold weather can really mess things up for you in the spring.
Cover your patio furniture. This is probably one of the simplest things on any homeowner’s to-do list. If you don’t have an indoor location to place your patio furniture for the winter, cover it on a clear, dry day to avoid trapping moisture under the cover.