5,148 dry creek bed Home Design Photos

Earth Design, Inc.
11 Reviews
Dry Streams, Rain Gardens and Bog Gardens
Dry Streams, Rain Gardens and Bog Gardens
This photo shows a series of rain gardens with connecting dry streams where a client previously had erosion and washing problems. The rain gardens help to slow the water temporarily and allow the rain water to soak in, but they do not allow standing water.
Dry creek bed for water run off in backyard
Use natural design, and create a creek bed to allow natural water flow to existing creek.
'dry' creek with sedges, ferns....for water drainage
Depending on your garden's surroundings, something as simple as a dry creek bed might be all that's needed to slow the flow of water, reduce the chances of erosion and give the water time to seep into the soil. In a setting like this forest, a simple palette of native plants that don't mind having their
“more rustic dry creek bed” — rileylass
Bliss Garden Design
6 Reviews
My friend, and garden client, and I would like to know what shrubs are used along the dry river bed? Thank you, and again, it is lovely. Penelope Straker
Hi Penelope - Thanks so much! Mainly these are grasses & grass-like plants. I wanted plants that could take the conditions (this creek is not always dry) and ones that would look appropriate in the setting. In the right and left foreground, there is Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'. Both sides, mid-photo
another dry creek bed to help drainage
using dry creek bed to provide for real drainage from eaves
Improve the beds next to driveway ...
mock stream bed made of stones
Gorgeous! Especially like the dry creek bed design and landscaping:)
shape. Streams are seldom linear. They generally have a serpentine quality that has been carved and forged over millennia. The exact shape of your creek bed will be determined by the lay of the land. Perhaps you are routing your feature around existing trees, rocks or structures. This will only add realism
“http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/26700302/list/Ditch-the-Ordinary-Ditch--Create-a-Realistic-Dry-Creek-” — andreagilliatt
Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
16 Reviews
Grace Design Associates
landscaping for front yard- creek bed
Don’t forget to pitch your creek bed at an angle from top to bottom. If your garden is flat, you can dig deeper toward the end.
Dry (wet?) creek bed for drainage.
'Creek' on slope outside TV room window.
the rocks, grasses and path the dry bed on the slant...
dry river bed 2to1 ratio for width to depth
Dry river bed for front yard
Various sized rocks w/plants in the bed
I love the planting around this river bed.
off from even a small roof. This information will help you determine the functional width and depth of your creek bed. A minimum of a 2-to-1 ratio is suggested. Don’t forget to pitch your creek bed at an angle from top to bottom. If your garden is flat, you can dig deeper toward the end. If necessary, you
“creekbed” — stephaniefourie
Northern VA Landscape Architect & Designer
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
16 Reviews
Grace Design Associates
interest to your dry creek bed.
Large flat stones, red leaves, dry stream
love the japanese maple along the creek bed
Create empty creek for rain over flow
Add a specimen tree. Create one or more focal points along your creek bed by adding
Dry creek bed with a near by path - similar to what we would need to have to get the lawnmower out to the side and front grass.
weeping and contorted trees to add that final layer of interest to your dry creek bed.More: Protect a Precious Resource With a Rain Garden
Add a specimen tree. Create one or more focal points along your creek bed by adding a rare or colorful tree. If you are working with a large area, a trio of similar but not identical trees staggered along the bed can make quite an impact.Consider Japanese maples (Acer palmatum cvs, zones 5 to 8) or weeping
“Love the contrasting colors and the repetition of trees, stones, etc” — ggglitz
Jay Sifford Garden Design
9 Reviews
Asian Inspired Woodland Garden
make a dry creek bed for when it rains! Like Shannon's
No pea gravel for bed. No wee cloth. Embed stones with a mallet
like the dry creek bed
Landscaping the creek
Directions for dry creek bed
Woodsy dry creek bed II
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“Shade plants” — tebore
Happy Gardens
Woodland Garden
Simplicity of inexpensive rocks to create a dry creek bed from the down spout
Good example of dry creek bed with similar type of river rock we would use. Your stream would have a little curve to it.
for front flower bed
creek bed starting at downpipe
downspouts dry stream beds
Dry creek for drainage
Dry creek bed with downspout
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“arrangement of rocks in streambed” — debbiemac1
Garden Culture Victoria
2 Reviews
dry creek garden
dry creek bed- for street and drainage
River rock dry creek beds to direct drainage
Plants and the dry river look
dry creek bed with river rock for rain run off?
larger than pea gravel, typically 1 inch and larger in diameter. They're available in a variety of colors, costs and sizes, and are used to create dry creek beds or to direct drainage through a property. Cost: This type of rock is sold by the pound or by the ton. Per-pound costs range from 5 cents to 35
this type of rock; maintenance should be consistent so you can avoid unpleasant cleanups.Special considerations: To create a realistic-looking dry creek bed, use different sizes of river rock with some small and large boulder accents — Mother Nature doesn't limit herself to just one size rock.Maintenance:
“use of rock” — mylouie
MESA Landscape Architects, Inc
MESA Landscape Architects
more elaborate stream beds and falls and outcrops as it flows through backyard which has about 25' of drop.
This was a 70's ranch style and we changed the front porch by extending the covered bridge 90 degrees from existing porch. They have significant drainage issues and the dry stream is to allow
plantings between pool deck and dry creek bed
dry-creek bed and bridge to house
Use of dry stream for drainage
dry creek bed w/plants/crused granite on either sides
like the rockscaping in the beds
“Creek” — mmrendon
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