Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. If you do live in an area with cold winters, take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency throughout your home, and prevent damage from winter storms with proper tree care. The folks at Houzz offer the following to-dos that you can tick off your list this season, and you can rest easy knowing that your home and yard are buttoned up and ready for winter. Many of these items, and a few that we posted a week ago, will also help ensure that the basement stays dry. Click through the slides below to read the tips.