The yard got a little ratty looking last summer due to the many locust suckers that popped up everywhere, so we treated them, put down seed in September, and watered as much as possible before leaving. By mid October the grass was looking pretty good. Mowing was completed just after this photo. The alyssum was looking great, and I'll plant that again next spring. Montauk daisies in the back island were just finishing up their bloom. Herbs planted along the retaining wall did well also.