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Frank Organ added this to Garden Design Gets Down to Details
Gravel, pebbles and cobblestones are great garden design details. This clever pebble rill links several areas of this garden, breaking up the paving and creating a textural transition. Pebble rills and dry streams are useful when a water feature would be nice but safety reasons won't allow it.
Steve Asbell added this to 10 Solutions for Soggy Soil
3. Install a French drain. If a rain garden just isn’t right for your lifestyle or the layout of your landscape, a French drain might be the way to go. A French drain is essentially a perforated tube that collects water and distributes it away from a building or poorly drained area. It may be buried in decorative rocks or gravel when used within hardscaping, such as a patio or walkway, or if it needs to travel through the landscape, it may be topped with turf or ground covers to efficiently drain the area without even being visible. The downside of a French drain is that while rain gardens slow the path of water and absorb it along with fertilizer and pollutants, a French drain sends it off the property and into the watershed. Using the two in tandem is another option. A French drain can open up to a rain garden where the water is absorbed, or it can sit at the end of a rain garden to prevent flooding. If possible, work with a landscape architect to determine the best system for your situation.
Falon Land Studio LLC added this to How to Move Water Through Your Landscape
Ways to Move WaterSwales: Swales are shallow, elongated depressions in the land that collect and move water. They are visible in the landscape and often highlight the movement of water through their material choices and layout. Swales move water, but they also slow it down and allow it to percolate back into the ground to improve water quality. Subdrainage: Subdrainage consists of underground constructed drainage systems, including drainpipes and drain inlets, that collect and move water. Because it is buried in the landscape, subdrainage is often invisible to us. Buried drainage moves water quickly and efficiently across the landscape. A mixture of the two: Swales can be used in conjunction with subdrainage. An example would be when a swale is used to move water from a roof downspout across the landscape to a drain inlet.

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krnsnll added this to krnsnll's Ideas
on Thursday
Swale with pipe
jazzamatize added this to backyard
on Wednesday
drainage back yard
suziehoude added this to Paysagement
on Tuesday
Pour évacuation de l'eau
laureltnagle added this to Landscape Ideas
on Sunday
Like the ideas about drainage and managing stormwater in the landscape
cjvmason added this to cjvmason's ideas
on Sunday
Patio
ceropegia added this to ceropegia's Ideas
on Sunday
Garden rocks and pebbles
Marcia Scott added this to paths
January 23, 2015
gravel/conc block/small stones/ pretty cool
jck14 added this to Landscape Ideas
January 23, 2015
landscaping
donnawellls added this to donnawellls's Ideas
January 21, 2015
Combo
caschliefert added this to Patio
January 21, 2015
rocks
dezine404 added this to dezine404's ideas
January 21, 2015
Article on swales and drainage for yards **need to refer to this**
safwaan added this to safwaan's ideas
January 19, 2015
drainage design finish
asmaalmarrii added this to Garden
January 19, 2015
Way to move water thro ur landscape
Barham Abdulrahim added this to barham_abdulrahim's ideas
January 19, 2015
The green spaces inside a stone..
mlorenapp added this to garden and outdoors
January 18, 2015
camino de piedras en hueco dejado por piedras
laleeha added this to other stuff
January 18, 2015
combo of stones and use as drainage
tiacat added this to tiacat's ideas
January 18, 2015
swale for drainage
Robert Renaud added this to Outside Ideas
January 17, 2015
downspout management
Elizabeth Baldt added this to Furniture
January 16, 2015
Back yard?
chrissie01 added this to How to Move Water Through Your Landscape
January 16, 2015
Swales: Swales are shallow, elongated depressions in the land that collect and move water. They are visible in the landscape and often highlight the movement of water through their material choices and layout. Swales move water, but they also slow it down and allow it to percolate back into the ground to improve water quality. Subdrainage: Subdrainage consists of underground constructed drainage systems, including drainpipes and drain inlets, that collect and move water. Because it is buried in the landscape, subdrainage is often invisible to us. Buried drainage moves water quickly and efficiently across the landscape. A mixture of the two: Swales can be used in conjunction with subdrainage. An example would be when a swale is used to move water from a roof downspout across the landscape to a drain inlet.
Bhoke Wankyo Stephanie added this to Landscape Ideas
January 15, 2015
like the plants on the concrete
tanyadelfs1951 added this to tanyadelfs1951's ideas
January 15, 2015
pebbles & concrete blocks
Jerry Sherman Architect - JSA added this to jerry91356's ideas
January 14, 2015
Domont4
koni_bc added this to koni
January 14, 2015
Drainage
Margrett Chisholm added this to OUTDOOR
January 14, 2015
great idea for the entrance
dawners1963 added this to water feature
January 14, 2015
mix of water like feature and function for a hill site.
mawkovin added this to Garden
January 14, 2015
another interesting swale
soosamagoose added this to Maine garden
January 14, 2015
moving water runoff
Andie McKevitt added this to andie_mckevitt's ideas
January 14, 2015
drainage
laurahealy added this to Garden spaces
January 14, 2015
Swales move water thru the landscape
suzyksuzyk added this to home ideas
January 14, 2015
the rill!
lorneflorist added this to lorneflorist's ideas
January 14, 2015
different levels and mediums
Perfekte Velle Design added this to De Hope
January 13, 2015
Steel divider with pebbles
T B added this to outdoor space
January 13, 2015
Drainage option for yatd area
razorsue added this to patio
January 13, 2015
Drip line off patio (concrete)
manlyk added this to sharon
January 13, 2015
good article
phillknight added this to phillknight's Ideas
January 13, 2015
stones as a outside drains grate
Pi Gasemodimo added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 13, 2015
dry gardening
richarluck added this to richarluck's Ideas
January 13, 2015
Водопровод
rkhp added this to yard
January 13, 2015
gravel swale
andreaoli added this to Los Olivos. Faviola Colina.
January 13, 2015
Canal de piedras
salwa88 added this to salwa88's Ideas
January 13, 2015
لل
drmartyklein added this to drmartyklein's ideas
January 12, 2015
like multi-level, like long, thin shape of contained river rock. like contrast w/white stone
rabrick added this to rabrick's ideas
January 12, 2015
good idea
lexmtaylor added this to lexmtaylor's Favorites
January 12, 2015
Don't forget to figure out how water drains around the house.
eklovato added this to Landscape Ideas
January 12, 2015
Water drainage
mizdabney added this to Landscape
January 12, 2015
drainage rocks
harrieto added this to yard
January 12, 2015
Swales help move water through the landscape and percolate it down.
Erin Malawer added this to erin_malawer's ideas
January 12, 2015
Swale for hardscaped area.
hessdacosta added this to hessdacosta's ideas
January 12, 2015
how to move water thru the garden
gry67 added this to utendørs
January 12, 2015
vann
Albas Desing added this to adlozano's ideas
January 12, 2015
proyecto casa
makhakhe added this to makhakhe's ideas
January 12, 2015
usage of natural material like this pebbles
Creations of RA added this to Dads garden
January 12, 2015
wast water
housebuzz added this to Garden
January 12, 2015
Garden water, for cistern or redirection
callecc added this to Landscape Ideas
January 12, 2015
Drainage
2014pendleton added this to 2014pendleton's ideas
January 12, 2015
"swale" but would be a nice feature in patio for drainage
w002rhb added this to landscape
January 12, 2015
swale--roof water
ksizor added this to garden
January 12, 2015
Drainage idea...for front. Called a swale.
sabino added this to Landscape Ideas
January 12, 2015
Stop splashing of down spout
twilson63 added this to twilson63's Ideas
January 12, 2015
Moving water
joanvtaylor added this to joanvtaylor's Ideas
January 12, 2015
drainage
saeediravan added this to saeediravan's ideas
January 12, 2015
a1
pedronline added this to pedronline's ideas
January 11, 2015
odwodnienie
backbreaker added this to backbreaker's ideas
January 11, 2015
Water removal
satomimm added this to Cottage
January 11, 2015
Ways to Move Water Swales: Swales are shallow, elongated depressions in the land that collect and move water. They are visible in the landscape and often highlight the movement of water through their material choices and layout. Swales move water, but they also slow it down and allow it to percolate back into the ground to improve water quality. Subdrainage: Subdrainage consists of underground constructed drainage systems, including drainpipes and drain inlets, that collect and move water. Because it is buried in the landscape, subdrainage is often invisible to us. Buried drainage moves water quickly and efficiently across the landscape. A mixture of the two: Swales can be used in conjunction with subdrainage. An example would be when a swale is used to move water from a roof downspout across the landscape to a drain inlet.
michellewoods added this to Ideas for Jennifer U
January 11, 2015
swale, dry river bed for drainage on south side of house at the back.
Linda Rankin added this to linda_rankin20's ideas
January 11, 2015
H2O drainage
Barbie Davis added this to Outdoor Spaces
January 11, 2015
Drainage
RE/MAX professionals-The David De Leeuw Team added this to Cottage bedrooms
January 11, 2015
Swales: Swales are shallow, elongated depressions in the land that collect and move water. They are visible in the landscape and often highlight the movement of water through their material choices and layout. Swales move water, but they also slow it down and allow it to percolate back into the ground to improve water quality. Subdrainage: Subdrainage consists of underground constructed drainage systems, including drainpipes and drain inlets, that collect and move water. Because it is buried in the landscape, subdrainage is often invisible to us. Buried drainage moves water quickly and efficiently across the landscape.
mariefoxellison added this to Landscaping
January 11, 2015
Swales
toryaltree added this to outside
January 11, 2015
Water canal
sevenbabyjs added this to sevenbabyjs's ideas
January 11, 2015
skip a brick and plant something pretty
Lords a Leaping Design Group Inc added this to dougie1964's Ideas
January 11, 2015
Great idea to take the rain water away from the house downspout
lindafmg added this to Landscape
January 11, 2015
Ways to Move Water--Swales: Swales are shallow, elongated depressions in the land that collect and move water. They are visible in the landscape and often highlight the movement of water through their material choices and layout. Swales move water, but they also slow it down and allow it to percolate back into the ground to improve water quality.
Linda Reed added this to Exterior Ideas
January 11, 2015
This is exactly what I was envisioning! What contains the stones??
Abigail Cummings added this to myhouse:)
January 11, 2015
Super cool for the cracks! Love it :D
startfresh3 added this to Garden
January 11, 2015
Stylish drainage!
csukhun added this to csukhun's ideas
January 11, 2015
swale to divert water
kstoneham004 added this to kstoneham004's Ideas
January 11, 2015
Border of patio
amkb added this to Details To Know In Building A House
January 11, 2015
How To Move Water Through Your Landscape:
Elizabeth Connor added this to Landscaping ideas
January 11, 2015
Swale
bwkeltner added this to bwkeltner's ideas
January 11, 2015
for reference
HUSTEAD Landscape Architecture LLC added this to vhustead's ideas
January 11, 2015
stone water travel
mfrye0609 added this to mfrye0609's Ideas
January 11, 2015
Way to move water
kellyfrink added this to Outdoor ideas
January 11, 2015
Jan 2015 Trough of river rock with step. Nice design feature that doesn't need water.
sophieburgess added this to Calaveras
January 11, 2015
Drainage
gardenweaver1 added this to gardenweaver1's ideas
January 11, 2015
drainage from downspouts
Barbara Lee added this to hardscape
January 11, 2015
ways to move water
tessagoss added this to Drainage
January 11, 2015
Deck with River rock drain
christietoo added this to FUTURE WOODLAND GARDEN
January 11, 2015
SWALES TO MOVE WATER IN LANDSCAPE Ways to Move Water Swales: Swales are shallow, elongated depressions in the land that collect and move water. They are visible in the landscape and often highlight the movement of water through their material choices and layout. Swales move water, but they also slow it down and allow it to percolate back into the ground to improve water quality.
ivanazelic added this to ivanazelic's Ideas
January 11, 2015
Basta
kitchenwarrior1014 added this to Exterior
January 11, 2015
A way to deal with gutter runs to get water away from foundation
Cherie A Trippy added this to Mt Olivet Exterior
January 11, 2015
Moving water thru landscape
Mary Gaudio added this to mekazgirl's Ideas
January 11, 2015
Interesting drainage solution for deck.
bj33 added this to bj33's Ideas
January 11, 2015
great looking low maintenance meditation garden.
4135666 added this to Bouldin outdoors
January 11, 2015
Combo stones
lincortez added this to lincortez's ideas
January 11, 2015
Backyard idea
San Diego Properties Group added this to sbotticelli's ideas
January 11, 2015
use of stone
chatchell added this to Outside
January 11, 2015
Drainage
stranpa added this to stranpa's ideas
January 11, 2015
put in front at down spout
suestefko added this to Landscape Ideas
January 11, 2015
Swales: Swales are shallow, elongated depressions in the land that collect and move water. They are visible in the landscape and often highlight the movement of water through their material choices and layout. Swales move water, but they also slow it down and allow it to percolate back into the ground to improve water quality.
jbayer added this to Mirpeset/Small Garden Ideas
January 11, 2015
Swale
matkins4 added this to BBH
January 11, 2015
drainage
deedeelib added this to Garden
January 11, 2015
drainage
simsala added this to Landscape Ideas
January 11, 2015
drainage
carolinky added this to Garden
January 11, 2015
Ways to Move Water Swales: Swales are shallow, elongated depressions in the land that collect and move water. They are visible in the landscape and often highlight the movement of water through their material choices and layout. Swales move water, but they also slow it down and allow it to percolate back into the ground to improve water quality. Subdrainage: Subdrainage consists of underground constructed drainage systems, including drainpipes and drain inlets, that collect and move water. Because it is buried in the landscape, subdrainage is often invisible to us. Buried drainage moves water quickly and efficiently across the landscape. A mixture of the two: Swales can be used in conjunction with subdrainage. An example would be when a swale is used to move water from a roof downspout across the landscape to a drain inlet. The Benefit of Swales For a long time, buried drainage systems were considered the most effective way to move water in the landscape because of their speed and efficiency. In recent years, however, the best practices have changed, and now landscape architects and engineers favor “daylighting” the movement of water. That means bringing water movement up to the surface to expose it to sunlight — which is good for water quality — and to keep the movement of water visible in the landscape. We have also learned that moving water too quickly can lead to flooding downstream. There’s a balance that has to be achieved between moving stormwater runoff away from the home and across the landscape, and handling it in a way that allows the water to slowly infiltrate. Cities are looking at ways to decrease the runoff going into the sewer systems in response to these lessons learned. The city of Seattle has a great guide with tips for disconnecting your roof downspout so that roof runoff can be handled with swales and rain gardens instead of going into the combined sewer.
lotte11 added this to Landscape Ideas
January 11, 2015
Put a gravel trough right next to the deck to drain water from the north side of the yard.
a33lim added this to a33lim's ideas
January 11, 2015
Swales: Swales are shallow, elongated depressions in the land that collect and move water. They are visible in the landscape and often highlight the movement of water through their material choices and layout. Swales move water, but they also slow it down and allow it to percolate back into the ground to improve water quality.
etcetc48 added this to Garden
January 11, 2015
Awesome water feature.
jagermann added this to jagermann's ideas
January 11, 2015
Drain water infront of garage doors
kittycatmadcat added this to kittycatmadcat's ideas
January 11, 2015
moving water away from house
plantershopper added this to Landscape ideas
January 11, 2015
water control through swales
smontg05 added this to Water Features
January 11, 2015
swale near patio
settell added this to bachelor view - exteriors
January 11, 2015
Rain gutter
ttalpe added this to tt garden
January 11, 2015
Swales are shallow, elongated depressions that collect and move water through landscape vs into drain - good article
Deborah Heuerman added this to deborah_heuerman's ideas
January 11, 2015
How to Move Water through your Landscape: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/35829438?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u934&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery16
snancy1 added this to snancy1's ideas
January 11, 2015
garden in cols. or whidbey
Azmina Babul added this to azmina_babul's Ideas
January 11, 2015
Drainage from eavesdrop
rustyman added this to outdoor landscaping
January 11, 2015
love this for mexican beach pebbles
Michelle Dickson added this to garden spaces
January 11, 2015
Swale, dry creek bed to move water without underground drainage
loricondon added this to Lori Condon's ideas
January 11, 2015
use this to move water
dmattison54 added this to Dundee kitchen
January 11, 2015
drainage for outside
jtheresed added this to Landscape
January 11, 2015
Drainage
jtheresed added this to Kitchen
January 11, 2015
Dr
Wendy Armstrong-Taylor L. Cons. and Design added this to grandmaeve's ideas
January 11, 2015
water feature
hfinch added this to Garden
January 11, 2015
Patio broken up by planting and different materials.
tlemelle added this to tlemelle's ideas
January 11, 2015
swale
csach added this to csach's ideas
January 11, 2015
swales
innerdecorator added this to innerdecorator's Ideas
January 11, 2015
Drainage and plants mixed in to hardscape
lsovish added this to Hard Landscape
January 11, 2015
Swale to move water through landscape
lsykes22 added this to Backyard Ideas
January 11, 2015
Swale
ideapoacher added this to ideapoacher's ideas
January 11, 2015
drain for rough and ready?
bnana001 added this to bnana001's Ideas
January 11, 2015
water move thru backyard
sandman36 added this to Design ideas
January 11, 2015
Greenery islands boost a barren walkway
mrsallen714 added this to Landscape Ideas
January 11, 2015
moving water
marifou added this to JARDIN N.H.
January 11, 2015
Utilisation de la tôle récupérée du terrain
janetsloan added this to janetsloan's ideas
January 11, 2015
break in material for septic pipe?
kmilliken added this to houseplans
January 11, 2015
Drainage - swales
green1onex added this to Landscaping
January 11, 2015
exposed rock swale
r7sjm117 added this to r7sjm117's ideas
January 11, 2015
swales
jessedylan added this to beach house
January 11, 2015
Drainage
Patricia Dietz added this to patricia_dietz's ideas
January 11, 2015
swale
toadhill added this to lewis house
January 11, 2015
attractive way to move water
ramyramona added this to ramyramona's Ideas
January 11, 2015
Gradina trepte
theresamccarty added this to theresamccarty's ideas
January 11, 2015
Swale
Joe Cortés added this to Garden ideas
January 11, 2015
Everything
Marti Caskey added this to Landscape ideas
January 11, 2015
I like this idea, but doubt that stones this small would stay in place. Could be done with larger stones in low traffic areas. Could also place kitchen gardens in this area to take advantage of flowing water and use a storage method to save water before it overflows into the swale. Also, would want to add a chicken coop to this part of the exterior.
dkoritar added this to outdoor
January 11, 2015
swales for water drainage
maryfran9 added this to maryfran9's ideas
January 11, 2015
pebble trough to channel water
andreahigdon added this to Landscape Ideas
January 11, 2015
Water drainage incorporated into patio.
donna15810 added this to storm drainage
January 11, 2015
moving water from rof downspout to a drain inlet (or pond)
galambom added this to Landscape Ideas
January 11, 2015
drainage
Lydia Prokulevich added this to lydushika's ideas
January 11, 2015
different size of stones
azd6382 added this to azd6382's ideas
January 11, 2015
clean lines
Lifestyle Yachts added this to lifestyle's ideas
January 11, 2015
Rocks for drainage
charmer1313 added this to charmer1313's Ideas
January 11, 2015
Drainage solution
Kad Day added this to kad_day
January 11, 2015
great idea
Donatas Parulis added this to donatas_parulis's ideas
January 11, 2015
vandens nutekejimas
kmnstudios added this to kmnstudios's ideas
January 10, 2015
Drainage vehicle is elegant
A Lee added this to patio/back
January 10, 2015
Drainage
Christine Kamm added this to christine_kamm's Ideas
January 10, 2015
Show JOE
Alok Gupta added this to Landscaping
January 10, 2015
Moving water thru landscape
lee6082 added this to Home
January 10, 2015
Nice drainage solution
7apple added this to 7apple's Ideas
January 10, 2015
灌溉1
tryggur added this to tryggur's ideas
January 10, 2015
Texas. Across driveway under overhang
johanck added this to johanck's ideas
January 9, 2015
Ways to move water
bumbleha added this to Landscape Ideas
January 9, 2015
rocks to fill bottom step at John Paul and Caisa's
annaaguirre added this to annaaguirre's Ideas
January 9, 2015
Terraza
general2000 added this to garden
January 9, 2015
Water drainage
bvlandy added this to bvlandy's Ideas
January 8, 2015
Creative drainage
smaizlish added this to Backyard
January 8, 2015
rock
Sandra Messner added this to sandimes's ideas
January 8, 2015
Swale
darlagreer added this to darlagreer's Ideas
January 8, 2015
Landscape
thtani added this to thtani's Ideas
January 8, 2015
Water drainage
Sarah Bremer added this to style
January 8, 2015
water
Barnet & Associates added this to 5. Landscaping
January 7, 2015
rock swales and hardscape too - like it
Rachelle Addoms added this to rachelle_addom's
January 7, 2015
Wow!!!!
Claudette Foisy added this to Pantry Redo
January 7, 2015
Drainage option for backyard patio
wellmama added this to yard landscape
January 7, 2015
Great idea for managing stormwater... swales!
andreacristi2 added this to andreacristi2's Ideas
January 7, 2015
Jardin
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January 7, 2015
Exterior
infernal_tornado added this to infernal_tornado's ideas
January 7, 2015
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monjularamkumar added this to garden
December 28, 2014
french drain covered with pebbles
wmast added this to wmast's Ideas
November 16, 2014
Rain garden
hoorayy added this to hoorayy's Ideas
November 8, 2014
Patio
rjfrantz added this to rain garden
October 17, 2014
drain idea
marthacarysadler added this to marthacarysadler's Ideas
October 15, 2014
Yard
suzannewei added this to garden
October 1, 2014
install a French drain
beeme added this to Landscaping
September 26, 2014
Install a French drain. If a rain garden just isn’t right for your lifestyle or the layout of your landscape, a French drain might be the way to go. A French drain is essentially a perforated tube that collects water and distributes it away from a building or poorly drained area. It may be buried in decorative rocks or gravel when used within hardscaping, such as a patio or walkway, or if it needs to travel through the landscape, it may be topped with turf or ground covers to efficiently drain the area without even being visible. The downside of a French drain is that while rain gardens slow the path of water and absorb it along with fertilizer and pollutants, a French drain sends it off the property and into the watershed. Using the two in tandem is another option. A French drain can open up to a rain garden where the water is absorbed, or it can sit at the end of a rain garden to prevent flooding. If possible, work with a landscape architect to determine the best system for your situation.
eileenstaron added this to Exterior Ideas
September 14, 2014
dry creek bed rll
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