Originally Posted by JoeWras
So, nice job! Make sure to show us the final after fill in.
Here are the photos. The cut-up placemat prevents water from splashing out. You can see pine needles that have been prevented from washing into the basin. I might try a different solution, such as an S-curve to have the water dump into the middle of the basin or a cutout in the grate.
I put some moss over the covered trench. That hole is for the times that the gutter clogs and water overflows before I can fix it. That will at least keep the water a few feet away from the foundation. The water on the siding is from hosing the dirt to get it to settle under the pipe.
Ignore the annual fern massacre.
With a few windstorms, the pine needles will cover the dirt in this photo.
I put my dirty clothes in the washing machine, and it broke. Next project!