I stayed in China all the way until the first of July and the yard suffered. My house is taken care of by a neighbor and he only mows the yard. I had planned on being back at the end of May, but I stayed on in Beijing through the beginning of the summer. The gardens that I built are completely over-run with weeds and bushes. At this point there is nothing to do but clear all the beds, gardens and everything. Even the grapes are overgrown. It is a mess.