I usually wait and buy most of my plants in May because I never know when to start my seeds indoors. This handy little chart lets you know when to start seeds indoors as well as when to plant outdoors.
If you ever build or remodel - use recessed outlets so that the plugs don't stick out from the wall. This allows furniture to be flat against the wall.
Replace the light bulbs in an old chandelier with inexpensive solar lights. Hang it from a tree branch. You'll have gorgeous outdoor lighting without having to provide electricity.