How do I stop my yard from flooding?
In my neighborhood, the back yards are all on a slope so some water from one neighbor's yard drains into the next yard and so on. Recently my neighbor who is on a higher slope has dug a trench across his yard to drain all water into my yard. I could not afford to pay a landscaper to dig a french drain for me so I watch dozens of you tube videos until I thought I could do it myself. Yes I am a 68 year old woman. I thought I succeeded! But....I dug it about 8 inches from our common fence and last night we had our first real rain and the water from their yard is draining into the trench and missing the catch basin. I installed 3 catch basins in the places where the most water is draining. I need advice. Should I try to move the catch basin right up to the fence? It will be a lot of work but I can't have my yard constantly flooded. Help!