воскресенье, 11 января 2015 г.

DIY Dry Creek Beds

DIY Dry Creek Beds
DIY Dry Creek Beds

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If you want to make a dramatic statement in your garden, without a lot of maintenence, a DIY dry creek bed is the way to go. It gives your yard a natural feel, without having to manage a real water feature. And they are surprisingly easy to DIY, but still have a professional look to the finished project. They are great options for an area that doesn’t drain well, has poor soil, or perhaps has an easement. A few tips to keep in mind?


  • The creek or stream bed should meander naturally, never in a straight line.

  • Add larger boulders at turns in the creek bed for drama.

  • Vary the size of the rock in your creek bed.

  • Anchor the “banks” of your creek bed with plants.

  • Choose rock that looks natural for your region.

Let’s start with a tutorial on the basics, how to build a dry creek bed, by BHG.


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DIY Dry Creek Beds

Fine Gardening also has a great tutorial on making a dry stream bed, but to get to the actual directions, you need to go to page 3 in their post. The first two pages has good information though, so take a peek.


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‘Pink and Green Mama’ did an entire backyard makeover, and they have a DIY dry river bed to cover a drainage problem… Read about how they did it!


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My Weeds are Very Sorry‘ has a lot of great tips on stone placement, and how much is enough. (And what is too much!) Good advice on getting a professional look.


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Ok, now on to the inspiration. These don’t have tutorials, (you don’t need them now anyway, you got the basics above!) but they have great ideas for us to.. ahem… steal. :) This dry stream bed by Johnsen Landscapes & Pools was brought to us by ‘Serenity in the Garden‘.


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Again from ‘Serenity’, this is a dry stream bed in the backyard of Jan Johnsen… Love the black rocks! This was done in a small backyard for all of you who think you don’t have enough space.


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Lastly, from ‘Sharons Scrapbook’, this dry creek bed is a great example of lining the “bank” with plants.


Original article and pictures take http://www.thegardenglove.com/diy-dry-creek-beds/ site


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