I have a storm drain (drop inlet) in my backyard and it has forced us to reduce the size of our backyard. Due to the swale leading to the inlet and the inlet itself, my fence is offset from my property line as much as 20'. My fence follows the swale and goes around the inlet, all which are on my property but behind my current fence. I want to put a French drain to capture all runoff that would o into the swale. I would feed the drains directly into the inlet. My question is how do I mask the fact that I have that inlet in my backyard. My lot is only 0.1 ac and I really want to move my fence to maximize my property (my dog would appreciate it too. I'm hesitant to do this because I'm afraid if I move the fence back I won't be able to hide the storm drain enough so that its not an eye swore. To add more problems, that corner of my lot is graded about 3-4' down for adequate drainage to the inlet. At least now its hidden behind a fence. Please let me know your thoughts and opinions on how to solve this problem. Yard Crashers is more than welcome to do whatever they please with my backyard.
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