This time of year is also a good time to cut back dormant grasses in your garden as well as doing a final hard prune to the roses if you have any. Raking the leaves and other debris from winter out of garden beds can make them look fresh and tended. I like to chop it all up while giving the lawn a first mow of the season and put all the organic matter in the compost pile.
We are having some dry weather here in Portland, so make the most of it. Have Fun in the Garden!