This is the view of our 10 foot back yard before beginning work on the french drain. We truly only have 10 feet of lawn from our back patio to the neighbor's back yard. This is my view from my patio and my family room. Absolutely NO privacy!
Just to give you some idea, our property line ends at the end of the shadow. Not much to mow in the back of the house, but the side yard and the front makes up for it.
Beginning the dig. We have over 100 feet of drain to install.
We had this fence installed to give us a little privacy
side view of fence.
We planted arborvitae in back of the fence and in a couple years they will give us the privacy we desire. We won't let them get over 6 feet tall and will probably not let them get more than 3 ft wide. Now we have to let the soil over the drain line settle, then rake it down and sow it in grass again. Also plant the flowers in front of the fence. We also poured a concrete apron on the side of the patio where we will set our grill for grilling now. I had never poured concrete before and let me tell you, no one told me not to put your hands in it. It literally ate the skin off my hands. LOL, and I am so sunburned I look like a lobster. When it is all finished I will try to take another picture.