What is a dry creek bed?
Dry creek beds are also known as dry stream beds, are trench or gully, often lined with river rocks or pebbles and edged with flowers and plants. You may want to build one for drainage, or you may simply find one the way it look and just want to add it to your landscape.
Things you should know…
Many yards have some sort of drainage issues, like zones that become waterlogged during the rainy season, pipes that don’t carry water away from the water features and many other reasons. It is very important the water be run off or drained from a property as quickly as possible if you want to avoid home damages.
There are million designs to be found, so finding the ideal one for your space shouldn’t be difficult. And that means that you don’t have to hire a professional to help you. On YouTube you can find million tutorials that can ease the process!
During the rainy days hundreds of liters of water flow from the roof and down gutters to be dumped on your garden. A garden that don’t have good drainage can result in excess water on a property that can lead to damage to your entire home.
- The stream or creek bed should meander naturally, not in a straight line;
- Add larger boulders for drama;
- Choose rocks in different size for your stream bed;
- Anchor the banks of your creek bed with flowers and herbs and
- Pick stones that look natural for your region.
Play with your creativity and imagination to create a wonderful creek bed design. For instance, you can use colorful stones, in different sizes and shapes.
So, what do you think about these landscaping ideas my dear top dreamers? Do you find them interesting and fun? Which creek bed idea do you like the most and would you like to try to incorporate in your garden? Share your thoughts with me! If you have some other ideas on your mind, please share them too – I would love to see everything you have to show me! Thank you for reading! Enjoy in the rest of your day and don’t forget to stay up to date with the content of Top Dreamer!