Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dry Creek Beds

Dry creek beds or dry riverbeds, as they are also known, are used to direct water which flows through a property.  It usually follows the natural path of the water, containing it and preventing erosion at the same time.  Even though it is completely visible, unlike most drainage is installed underground, a dry creek bed or riverbed can be asthetically pleasing as well as a functional addition to your landscape.  A dry creek bed also gives the illusion of water without having to build or maintain a water feature.  A well designed and installed creek bed will look extremely natural.

Different sized stone, from pea stone to create sand bars to large boulders that the dry creek bed meanders around help to create this natural look and feel.  River rock is oftten used on the top to give the dry creek bed a more 'worn and weathered look.'  Other features that help create the look are the use of plants around the dry creek bed.  Additional items that can be included are a decorative bridge, landscape lighting, walkways, etc.

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