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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.

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lploof added this to lploof's ideas
on Sunday
gravel downspout
ccurls1 added this to Landscape
July 22, 2014
rain garden gutter
brendajo added this to ideas for our dry creek
July 17, 2014
Also shows an interesting POSSIBLE solution fro drainage on far side of our driveway
pfrayne added this to Dry Creek Bed Ideas
July 2, 2014
Good look for the beginning of the drainage near driveway.
ekimstone8 added this to landscape design
June 21, 2014
a pebble rill!
fariasale1 added this to fariasale1's ideas
June 11, 2014
piso exterior
erazo added this to erazo's Ideas
June 5, 2014
Drain
Slone Architects added this to Exterior Elements
May 23, 2014
Steel drainage channel with perforated end screen
avakum added this to avakum's ideas
May 20, 2014
pebble rill gives watery effect
hermonde added this to Courtyards
May 12, 2014
Mixture of flooring
jenbelledin added this to 0 - landscaping looks I like
May 5, 2014
like this but think it might make guests unsure where to step
Meghan Duesing added this to Backyard
April 18, 2014
French Drain
neuronurd added this to Dry creek bed
April 15, 2014
rock drainage
709dickhowser added this to 709dickhowser's ideas
April 13, 2014
Front entry
kbmin626 added this to landscaping
April 6, 2014
Drain for wet area
mistybrooke added this to Rehab Mid Mod Home
April 6, 2014
Back Yaard
444avocado added this to Driveway
April 3, 2014
Water drainage from garage to lower hill
lynmv added this to Landscape Ideas
April 2, 2014
tiered channel dry bed
gardevall added this to gardevall's Ideas
March 31, 2014
Garden
twotag added this to Solving House Problems
March 26, 2014
French drain
jennibinnendyk added this to front garden
March 21, 2014
Drain
mmayela added this to mmayela's ideas
March 20, 2014
Piso
wendybriard added this to Garden
March 12, 2014
Texture
w01richard2002 added this to w01richard2002's Favorites
March 6, 2014
Patio
funkylook added this to 1 - The Study
February 23, 2014
Drain tile design
rathbuc18 added this to rathbuc18's ideas
February 14, 2014
Water
dgorman3 added this to Alternative Materials
February 13, 2014
Attractive alternative to channel drain
girlzest added this to the new home
February 12, 2014
hidden drain less pain
Siobhain Dobrovolny added this to Front Patio
February 6, 2014
Contrast stone colors
funkylook added this to 1 - Sperling Ave Project
January 28, 2014
Modern design of water runway covered with slab and gravel.
5below added this to 5below's ideas
January 23, 2014
Water logged gardens
lynda1234567 added this to Driveway paving
January 23, 2014
cactus amongst pavers
funkylook added this to 11 - My Project
January 15, 2014
Modern design of water runway covered with slab and gravel.
scottp added this to yard ideas
December 30, 2013
French drain
annetteabroad added this to annette's outdoor ideas
December 30, 2013
pebble rill bordering / transversing patio!
Bay Ayrrion added this to Backyard
December 28, 2013
Rain garden ideas
funkylook added this to 11 - My Project Design
December 22, 2013
Modern design of water runway covered with slab and gravel.
Lori Packard Cronk added this to yard/garden/landscape
December 19, 2013
Above ground french drain. I really like the look of this
belindaray added this to garden
December 5, 2013
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.
kjk added this to katherinekeefer's ideas
December 4, 2013
steel edging on french drain
pritijain added this to patio
December 3, 2013
For damp backyard
Nadia Lvesque added this to Extérieur
December 2, 2013
Idem pour le drain de goutière
topcat32 added this to Patio Ideas
December 1, 2013
stone border
rcelmor added this to rcelmor's Ideas
December 1, 2013
Garden
lynnexaxa added this to decks
November 30, 2013
clean line
caseorganic added this to Landscape Gravel and Paving Options
November 27, 2013
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.
janaprows added this to Landscape
November 27, 2013
P
mayliss added this to May-Liss hage
November 25, 2013
vakkert med stein
fathemeh added this to fireplace
November 24, 2013
path
rmcrowleyjr added this to Landscape Ideas
November 24, 2013
Riverbed runoff for gutters
plkasberg added this to yard
November 24, 2013
French drain
karenharman added this to interior paint colors
November 24, 2013
Drain
Debbie Leissner added this to purple
November 23, 2013
french drain
Kay Heath added this to plants
November 23, 2013
French drain
astm added this to backyard
November 23, 2013
French drain in bed of stone
minniegirl added this to Water issues
November 23, 2013
Water problem ideas
nan0belle added this to Landscape Ideas
November 22, 2013
textures
royalwolf added this to royalwolf's ideas
November 21, 2013
stones
stevenaylward added this to Steven
November 21, 2013
french drain
smeyer777 added this to garden
November 21, 2013
Great use of rocks
sisterdavia added this to sisterdavia's ideas
November 21, 2013
Install a French drain Spiderwort, spike moss, Florida anise, wax myrtle, hollies All good with wet feet
wintrgarden added this to wintrgarden's ideas
November 21, 2013
Must incorporate in back patio
bfdlv added this to Between plants
November 21, 2013
the metal rail and stone
robinoswald3280 added this to Next door
November 21, 2013
french drain
auburnlandscape added this to Garden, pathways, . . . 2013
November 21, 2013
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. 2013
Marie Milburn added this to Landscape Ideas
November 21, 2013
drainage
macymacmaples added this to Storage Ideas
November 21, 2013
French drain as a solution, interesting.
patatas added this to garden
November 21, 2013
The section of river rock is over a French drain. also, I like the missing pavers occasionally only,not checkerboard
Nk Doolan added this to nk_doolan's Ideas
November 21, 2013
French drain with style.
seedaf added this to seedaf's Ideas
November 21, 2013
Outdoor
Jennifer Bailey added this to Landscape Ideas
November 20, 2013
Rock River or French Drain--option for access road
blanchard added this to Landscape
November 20, 2013
French Drain and gravel areas.
zacd added this to outdoors
November 20, 2013
french drain
jibram33 added this to Number 1
November 20, 2013
French Drain for soggy soil
mlsmithdesign added this to mlsmithdesign ideas - rain garden
November 20, 2013
Rain garden gravel channel
sarah added this to GUTTER
November 20, 2013
he 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.
christietoo added this to FUTURE GARDEN IDEAS
November 20, 2013
SOGGY SOIL 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.
aleliza added this to aleliza's ideas
November 20, 2013
a French drain can look like this.
augey added this to Landscape Ideas
November 20, 2013
Love the material choices.
dirtdog added this to dirtdog's ideas
November 20, 2013
French Drain
funkylook added this to 11 - Rain Drain Design
November 20, 2013
Modern design of water runway covered with slab and gravel.
evlee100 added this to yard
November 20, 2013
French drain idea
cueindy added this to cueindy's ideas
November 20, 2013
french drain para drenaje
scottmac1001 added this to Landscape Ideas
November 20, 2013
Drain strips to cut off water flow; from the driveway to walkways, for the courtyard, and from walkway down hills in strips.
annieefg added this to annieefg's Ideas
November 20, 2013
Rock running thru yard.
vladbike added this to Garden
November 20, 2013
drain idea
Anderson Architecture, PLLC added this to McGehee
November 20, 2013
French Drain
alezab added this to alezab's ideas
November 20, 2013
french drain
jacquibernard added this to Landscape Ideas
November 20, 2013
French drain for wet areas
activ8 added this to Garden
November 20, 2013
Good idea but here its a bit contrived
sofiamarkoula added this to sofiamarkoula's ideas
November 20, 2013
detail
edp2mlp added this to edp2mlp's ideas
November 20, 2013
blocks
houstonheights added this to Exterior Ideas
November 20, 2013
French drain
marylee23 added this to laverne
November 20, 2013
pretty french drain, judys patio area?
patatcc added this to landscaping
November 20, 2013
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.
julie0911 added this to julie0911's Favorites
November 20, 2013
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.
denibates added this to Deni's Garden ideas
November 20, 2013
drainage in steps with gravel
rajanbrar added this to FINAL
November 20, 2013
french drain next to gate
mclodfelter added this to Landscape & Garden
November 20, 2013
French drain with style...
kightbonet added this to kightbonet's Ideas
November 20, 2013
drain
Garden Of Eva Landscape Design Group added this to eknoppel's ideas
November 20, 2013
interesting drain
Colleen Hathorn_Hetherington added this to collie5280's ideas
November 20, 2013
French drain
liesebet added this to yard/garden
November 20, 2013
installing a French Drain in order to move water away from foundation of house
redpetunia3 added this to Redpetunia3's Garden Ideas
November 20, 2013
good looking french drain
kristakares added this to Garden Ideas
November 20, 2013
This is a French style drain for excess water.
nrown1 added this to nrown1's Ideas
November 20, 2013
Driveway ideas garden
csdechant added this to Exterior
November 19, 2013
french drain
joelbrown added this to MODERN
November 11, 2013
Pebble
99happychappy added this to D/C Estates Remodel Idea's
November 7, 2013
River rock drainage channel
iwonkat added this to iwonkat's ideas
October 31, 2013
steps
matthewjorgensen added this to backyard
October 31, 2013
Gravel
hdaunt added this to Patio Ideas
October 27, 2013
good drainage idea
Robin Kelly Butler added this to webuser_627124's Ideas
October 20, 2013
Texture but no plants
reneemgp added this to reneemgp's ideas
October 5, 2013
steped french drain rater than sloped
Suzette Faille added this to Back yard
September 24, 2013
Different Hardscape
mclane added this to landscaping
August 27, 2013
Dry creek
komeht added this to komeht's Favorites
August 25, 2013
so cool
fatboy62 added this to Landscape Ideas
August 24, 2013
stones
Mary Herman added this to mary_herman's ideas
August 23, 2013
pebble rill
y6262800 added this to y6262800's Ideas
August 18, 2013
Rocks garden
Fran added this to Landscape Ideas
August 17, 2013
Edging or drainage
tcgnyc added this to Yard ideas
August 15, 2013
drain
maudern added this to Exterior Ideas
August 8, 2013
zen garden
aurorajane9 added this to Landscape Ideas
July 13, 2013
use of narrow structure for stones
deshu added this to Otero landscape
July 11, 2013
Driveway border
amberrodman added this to Landscape Ideas
July 7, 2013
greywater system
sush2houzz added this to landscapes
June 25, 2013
back yard
kirby69 added this to kirby69's Ideas
June 23, 2013
Modern design
hrclark added this to Patio Ideas
June 19, 2013
stream of rocks
ericeh added this to Patio Ideas
June 5, 2013
pebblestone ribbon among pavers
luanneb added this to garden details
June 3, 2013
pebble rill links several areas of this garden, breaking up the paving and creating a textural transition.
ccgracia added this to ccgracia's ideas
June 1, 2013
French drain
zentime added this to Landscape Ideas
May 31, 2013
river rock large and small
ethan502 added this to ethan502's ideas
May 26, 2013
Like the formal path
nat1056 added this to nat1056 garden
May 25, 2013
pour éloigner eaux de pluie de la gouttiere
heritagechic added this to heritagechic's Ideas
May 18, 2013
French drain
megwhite added this to drainage
May 13, 2013
rocks
lidbr0l added this to Landscape Ideas
May 11, 2013
rock contrast
beaugh5 added this to patio
May 10, 2013
Love the contemporary spin on a dry creek
anitad43 added this to anitad43's ideas
May 9, 2013
containment of rocks --good design element
dtrdigs added this to dtrdigs's ideas
May 6, 2013
Simple channel to direct water
armisa added this to armisa's Ideas
April 30, 2013
Nice garden
snjthomas added this to snjthomas's ideas
April 27, 2013
very cool
ryazanov_75 added this to ryazanov_75's Ideas
April 22, 2013
Сливные трубы
2ndname added this to Backyard
April 21, 2013
Design
evelyn57 added this to evelyn57's ideas
April 21, 2013
landscape/drain
andman added this to garden
April 21, 2013
BORDER
Marys makeover added this to mblo's ideas
April 18, 2013
great idea to elevate floor level in back court yard near road
Sharyn Dabbs added this to Cottage
April 16, 2013
Garden ideas
annemetcalfe added this to Landscape 9861
April 15, 2013
stone transition
ah_rashad1 added this to ah_rashad1's ideas
April 14, 2013
Landscape 12
karenbrunedds added this to karenbrunedds's ideas
April 12, 2013
Idea for drainage
abcardwell added this to picture wall
April 7, 2013
Drainage
rogham added this to rogham's ideas
April 2, 2013
side walk idea
Debbie Smith added this to Garden make over
March 23, 2013
Interesting way to possibly 'disguise' front patio step??
Dylan Smith added this to dylan_smith's ideas
March 22, 2013
abutment?
denverk added this to denverk's ideas
March 20, 2013
Color of the rock
leeann62 added this to leeann62's ideas
March 15, 2013
Paving
chadcondon added this to chadcondon's Ideas
March 12, 2013
Rocks
Viktoria Stecjuk added this to viktoria_stecjuk's Ideas
March 10, 2013
Side
cathfrancois added this to cathfrancois's Ideas
March 4, 2013
Cailloux
arno71 added this to arno71's ideas
February 28, 2013
Trotuar parcare
jpmcmahon44 added this to jpmcmahon44's ideas
February 27, 2013
Rock divider between areas
swissskippy added this to Backyard ideas
February 27, 2013
stones
nancyching added this to nancy ching's ideas
February 24, 2013
Design
Hugh Janus added this to Garden ideas
February 22, 2013
path along house
jeannemara added this to gardens
February 22, 2013
Awful plantings! Look like they are some kind of "thing" about to attack. But, the stone and the rocks, now that's great!
ingakarina added this to ingakarina's Ideas
February 17, 2013
In between spaces
vc1234 added this to Garden
February 16, 2013
pebble rill
aglester added this to Patio
February 14, 2013
Plants integrated with patio
mheliker added this to Apartment
February 10, 2013
river rock
skoopsen22 added this to skoopsen22's Ideas
February 9, 2013
Rock
kwestrol added this to Landscaping
February 7, 2013
Transition from patio to deck
auburnlandscape added this to auburnlandscape's ideas
February 2, 2013
Garden 2013 Dry creek bed Modified bed that is long and rectangular in case a small run-off area is needed.
karikk added this to karikk's ideas
February 2, 2013
drain system
taralgajon added this to taralgajon's ideas
January 31, 2013
like your idea of big troughs for plantings in the terrace better. Like the rill, though.
melissa_unica added this to landscape
January 31, 2013
Piedras
dlmikle added this to wright landscape ideas
January 31, 2013
like contrast of stones used
mjl102 added this to Porch
January 30, 2013
Drain
melanielall added this to melanielall's ideas
January 29, 2013
like the pebbles inbetween
ybazaraa added this to ybazaraa's ideas
January 20, 2013
pathways
Gary Meng added this to Teratai
January 19, 2013
Garden
Nancy Hammond added this to nancy_hammond's ideas
January 19, 2013
pool
greencyn1 added this to Landscapes
January 12, 2013
Small Stones
cxcherie added this to cxcherie's Ideas
January 7, 2013
Soft hard
landscapechris added this to landscapechris's ideas
January 6, 2013
this rill links areas of the garden and breaks up with textures of pebbles and cobblestones.
emelight added this to outdoor
December 16, 2012
Succulents in concrete pad
lainodyssey added this to drain rock
December 11, 2012
drain
anacraig added this to anacraig's ideas
December 10, 2012
gutter
editgg added this to editgg's ideas
December 7, 2012
french drain
myhappyhome added this to Exterior, Landscape & Drainage
December 3, 2012
Drainage.
wpfly added this to backyard
November 27, 2012
idea 17
Aisha Bouziane added this to final ideas
November 27, 2012
gravel rain gutter through concrete pavers
dzsergey added this to dzsergey's ideas
November 17, 2012
Pavers
jennepher added this to Garden
November 14, 2012
Garden
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