Award-winning landscape designer, Jan Johnsen, explains what a dry stream is, why it’s a good addition to the garden, and how to build one.

A Beautiful Way to Catch Runoff: How to Build a Dry Stream

Award-winning landscape designer, Jan Johnsen, explains what a dry stream is, why it’s a good addition to the garden, and how to build one I wanna do this to my front yard ditch along the road .

STEP 3  Cover the bottom and the sloping sides of the stream bed with 1/2 inch of crushed pea gravel. The sharp edges of the gravel will keep it from migrating when it rains or when someone walks on it

How to Create a Dry Creek

STEP 3 Cover the bottom and the sloping sides of the stream bed with inch of crushed pea gravel. The sharp edges of the gravel will keep it from migrating when it rains or when someone walks on it did creek river pond

8 tips for creating & building a dry creek bed; DIY Dry Creek Bed

A Dry Creek Bed, for beauty and drainage

Controlling water run off using a river creek bed

Dry River Creek Bed Ideas to help with Water Run-off

For those of you who don’t know, adding a dry creek landscape bed to your outdoor property isn’t just for looks. It serves a purpose and it’s to help the natural water drainage flow away from your home in a stylish fashion. Think of them as the Liberace of eaves troughs.

50 Super Easy Dry Creek Landscaping Ideas You Can Make!

Town Mouse and Country Mouse: Creating a Dry Creek Bed - with Tips for a Natural Look

Town Mouse and Country Mouse: Creating a Dry Creek Bed - with Tips for a Natural…

I love the idea of a rock creek bed winding along the back edge of the garden. The footbridge lends a Zen element to the design.

This is another project of mine. A dry pond/creek bed.

Steve Coster Dry Creek Bed; I like the plants in the creek bed.

50 Super Easy Dry Creek Landscaping Ideas You Can Make!

One of the best things about river rock landscaping is that you always get to have some very interesting and unique features. You are free to choose what works for you and in the end the value can be second to none. As long as you take your time and focus on getting the right value, you will see that the experience can be very well worth it in the end.

22 Beautiful River Rock Landscaping Ideas

Love the dry creek bed with the mulched areas - might work for the wet draining spot between our house and the neighbor Source Ho.

Great look for my side yard.

Love the random stone walkway with different sized stones. Scapes Unlimited installed the Baxters’ garden, laid the flagstone and placed the dry creek bed. (Photo courtesy of Brad Stangeland)

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