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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.
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Clint Faile wrote:
Amount of rock used - What was the rock amount used. The smaller stuff..
   Comment   June 30, 2014

What Houzz contributors are saying:

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 toes wet (think ferns, sedges and reeds) will appear right at home.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

prondorf added this to Landscape Ideas
September 14, 2014
terracing
clisco added this to dry creek drainage
September 13, 2014
create water drops
Melanie Jackson added this to melljacks
August 29, 2014
dry ck bed
algizzi added this to algizzi's ideas
August 20, 2014
we can do
tbraintwain added this to Outdoor
August 20, 2014
Dry Creek!
mrsemmapeel added this to Back Porch
August 17, 2014
Like the walls/dry bed/mulch look
Halsey Strange added this to halsey_strange's Ideas
August 17, 2014
The nature
ktdids added this to ktdids's Ideas
August 2, 2014
layers
lindaeric added this to Landscaping
July 25, 2014
How the rain gardens helped with erosion and washing problem.
bohemian1 added this to Dry rock creekbed
July 25, 2014
Nice way to create retention
klawson123 added this to Landscape Ideas
July 24, 2014
dry creek bed for storm runoff and filters chemicals out
rileylass added this to Landscaping/Lauretta
July 22, 2014
more rustic dry creek bed
problemyardscape added this to problemyardscape's ideas
July 5, 2014
natural
cfelske added this to exterior landscape
July 2, 2014
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.
dlynx77 added this to dlynx77's Ideas
June 20, 2014
dry creek bed
nplenge added this to landscape
June 15, 2014
Dry river bed
steveandjeana added this to steveandjeana's Ideas
June 1, 2014
Dry creek
jamieteal added this to jamieteal's ideas
May 31, 2014
dry creek bed
jszany added this to 13ynazs13's ideas
May 31, 2014
dry creek bed for backyard
filethis added this to filethis's ideas
May 31, 2014
very nice dry creek bed
vogttc added this to Back hill
May 28, 2014
River bed for back hill
Jehanne Arslan - Fine Arts, Fine Gardens added this to Dry Creek
May 19, 2014
the "walls"
jmorin added this to Jardin arriere Bromont
May 19, 2014
ruisseau sec
dianegentry added this to landscaping and kids outdoor
May 19, 2014
dry stream built into series of steps/ledges
jrbbug01 added this to Hill repair
May 16, 2014
Solution-alternative
ndnut added this to ndnut's Ideas
May 14, 2014
Between us & Cerni
garrqhm added this to garrqhm's ideas
May 4, 2014
Natural setting
bootcp2 added this to bootcp2's Ideas
April 29, 2014
Dry creek bed
libbymunn added this to Landscape Ideas
April 28, 2014
dry creek bed to help stop erosion
tameratoogood added this to Landscape Ideas
April 19, 2014
dry creekbed and terracing with rocks
sslake added this to sslake's ideas
April 18, 2014
Swale
amysartori added this to gates road
April 15, 2014
Dry creek bed for water run off in backyard
Julia Rutledge added this to julia_rutledge7802933's ideas
April 14, 2014
Dry streams
ajordan94131 added this to Pete's Business
April 12, 2014
Dry creek bed
sing4me2 added this to sing4me2's Ideas
April 9, 2014
Boulders to stop erosion
gmatllamas added this to Landscape Ideas
April 6, 2014
Natural looking dry creek
lynmv added this to Landscape Ideas
April 2, 2014
tiered dry bed
Lynn & Ken added this to Ditch landscaping solutions
April 1, 2014
Dry Creek bed
elew86 added this to Dry Creek
March 30, 2014
layout
sherripotter added this to sherripotter's Ideas
March 22, 2014
Dry creek bed ideas
jeannettebbrown added this to Dry Creeks
March 20, 2014
Woodland setting, terraced creek
ctruppert added this to Landscape Ideas
March 6, 2014
Dry creek bed & plants
rugosas added this to rugosas's ideas
March 4, 2014
arroyo blends "yard" with the woods. Kinda like Walton on the Chattahoochee.
rugosas added this to bedrpp,
March 4, 2014
the fact that a steep hill can still use a rain garden
Green View added this to Rain Garden
March 4, 2014
dry creekbed and terraces
devinautumn added this to Landscape Ideas
March 3, 2014
dry creek bed
deniselhaggard added this to deniselhaggard's Ideas
March 2, 2014
Dry creek idea
llercm added this to Landscape Ideas
March 1, 2014
Love the dry stream concept execution
Karen W added this to garden
February 24, 2014
creek bed
robynliston added this to Landscape Ideas
February 21, 2014
Looks sustainable
amcsen added this to amcsen's Ideas
February 21, 2014
Storm drainage might be good on side of lot around garage or house with gas tank
Elaine Buck added this to Yard and Garden - Perennials
February 16, 2014
Stones divert water thru natural wooded site.
aroeder0 added this to AR's ideas
February 14, 2014
Dry creek bed
18rocks added this to Landscape Ideas
February 13, 2014
Downhill dry creek with levels
Lizabeth added this to Kocoshis Backyard
February 11, 2014
dry creek bed erosion control
mileslong7 added this to mileslong7's ideas
February 8, 2014
Rocks
nmtetons added this to nmtetons's ideas
February 4, 2014
dry creek bed-3
suzeraine added this to suzeraine's ideas
January 23, 2014
dry stream bed with sedges, ferns, etc,
rdrdunn added this to Outdoors
January 22, 2014
storm water run-off
Shelley Hayes added this to Ranchito bunkhouse
January 17, 2014
dry creekbed
stephanieshirley added this to Our Future Home
December 27, 2013
I like the use of natural stone in different shapes and sizes
rsturkie added this to rsturkie's ideas
December 19, 2013
Rock bed
nickcasey88 added this to Landscape Ideas
December 16, 2013
Dry Creek for Drainage
tmarkus added this to Landscape
December 12, 2013
For the storm water runoff
nag002 added this to Dry creek beds
December 5, 2013
rocks
amg3rose added this to garden ideas
November 24, 2013
rock garden
jokrebs added this to Kornell
November 18, 2013
Water management
buckhorn29588 added this to buckhorn29588's ideas
November 14, 2013
dry creek
hebho added this to Dry creek beds
November 14, 2013
like the larger rocks interrupting occasionally
truedagny added this to Landscape Ideas
November 7, 2013
dry creek bed
krikntrainin added this to krikntrainin's Ideas
November 4, 2013
dry creek bed
betsyblack7 added this to Exterior Ideas
November 1, 2013
rocks
Renee Wentela Roth added this to rain garden rock work
October 31, 2013
rock work
momsmith2 added this to outdoor
October 26, 2013
rock bed
pkoger added this to BACKYARD
October 23, 2013
possible way to control water flow around barn
k1k1k1 added this to 70s exterior
October 22, 2013
Drainage
loudelv added this to loudelv's Ideas
October 21, 2013
dry creek bed
Stamm & Young Property Trust added this to bonnieyoung's Ideas
October 21, 2013
Like for native garden
kentuckiaki added this to Exterior Ideas
October 17, 2013
erosion control
kguestdds added this to riverbed
October 12, 2013
waterfall, different levels, barriers
katy900 added this to Dining Room Ideas
October 3, 2013
Everything I'd like to do in my garden
piat5 added this to Landscape Ideas
October 2, 2013
Riverbed #3
jlahoward added this to jlahoward's Ideas
September 22, 2013
Dry creek
aeagan added this to dry creek beds
September 20, 2013
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kittymannering added this to garden
September 18, 2013
dry creek bed on steep slop
jorgetwa added this to Landscape Ideas
September 17, 2013
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Brass Shovel Landscape added this to Hiatt Dry creek planting
September 17, 2013
Dry creek with filtered shade
ballc2 added this to ballc2's ideas
September 15, 2013
front yard, side by Marie's house.
sjmk added this to Bastrop House
September 15, 2013
dry creek
Jérôme Lebreton added this to webuser_2603562's Ideas
September 14, 2013
Contrôler l'eau
tolly83 added this to tolly83's Favorites
September 7, 2013
Levels
derecskey added this to derecskey's ideas
September 3, 2013
use rocks to simulate waterfall in dry creek bed.
meyer12 added this to meyer12's ideas
September 2, 2013
river bed
mcclellanddeb added this to Dry Creek Bed
August 31, 2013
Front yard drainage
cathy6594 added this to cathy6594's ideas
August 27, 2013
Waterfront
rahnmccrady added this to rahnmccrady's ideas
August 25, 2013
everything
gracesgrownuphouse added this to Back Patio And Yard
August 25, 2013
Dry creek bed for east side of back yard on down slope towards creek
bohed added this to Landscape Ideas
August 21, 2013
Solves a hillside erosion problem
Cynthia Poppe added this to Meridian Backyard
August 18, 2013
Dry rock water bed up a hill
scparkin added this to landscape ideas
August 17, 2013
rock, dry creek bed, garden
cindyscarb added this to Yard
August 15, 2013
Good use of rock
mouseonhouse added this to Heller garden
August 11, 2013
nice rain garden and dry streams
ahunt1949 added this to streams
August 10, 2013
rock layout
mscope added this to river rock beds
August 10, 2013
for back yard continuing the front drainage!
emcreate added this to walkway to front
July 25, 2013
levels
Jessica Painter added this to garden
July 24, 2013
Natural storm water management
wuzzlehead added this to garden
July 21, 2013
rain garden
janaberg added this to janaberg's Ideas
July 13, 2013
Dry creek
rholderotte added this to rholderotte's Ideas
July 10, 2013
The stability if this design
whatwalls added this to whatwalls's Ideas
July 5, 2013
Rain garden
erinconkin added this to Moms landscaping
July 5, 2013
Rock bed
ecbreeding added this to Exterior
July 5, 2013
down the side of the house? beside the stairs?
kokobop added this to kokobop's ideas
June 30, 2013
dry bed
jchouffot added this to Landscape Ideas
June 29, 2013
Water flow idea
Ann Galbraith added this to ann_galbraith's ideas
June 23, 2013
terraced dry river
Marsha Phillips added this to Phillips_Bentonville
June 21, 2013
dry creek bed for runoff?
jlriggs1 added this to jlriggs1's ideas
June 19, 2013
rock dams ever so often down a drainage area
Patti Street added this to Gardening
June 19, 2013
Dry bed
kellh added this to kellh's ideas
June 16, 2013
rocks
dale7897 added this to dale7897's ideas
June 13, 2013
Ponds
Dn Godin added this to dn_godin's Ideas
June 11, 2013
Variations...
Marsha Phillips added this to marsha_phillips's ideas
June 8, 2013
Dry creek bed on south side for runoff?
dargisl added this to dry creek
June 5, 2013
levels? retains woodlands appearance
ibroyles added this to Dry creek bed
June 5, 2013
dry creek bed mult level
vaskiwolf added this to vaskiwolf's Ideas
June 4, 2013
Dry creek bed
curleywee1 added this to pollagarraun
May 29, 2013
Rock trees
murdock28 added this to Landscaping
May 25, 2013
Dry stream bed near garage
lmes921 added this to lmes921's Ideas
May 25, 2013
Side of house idea
snappish added this to Dry Creek Beds
May 24, 2013
creates levels for more interesting landscaping
sutto added this to sutto's Ideas
May 22, 2013
Creek
1crad added this to 1crad's ideas
May 21, 2013
Side rocks
Dee Jensen added this to dee_jensen246's ideas
May 19, 2013
how it helps to manage the rain water
Phillip Yzelle added this to phillip_yzelle's ideas
May 19, 2013
Garden
lisazj added this to yard
May 17, 2013
Creek bed
smf8 added this to Kirstin's fence
May 16, 2013
Ideas for rock stone combos
pvheinz added this to dry creek beds
May 14, 2013
Dry Creek Bed idea
pvheinz added this to pvheinz's ideas
May 14, 2013
Dry Creek Bed idea
luanneb added this to rock, stone
May 14, 2013
Dry stream/rain garden
krylela added this to Entrance
May 13, 2013
Rain garden
Jenette Syring added this to landscaping ideas
May 11, 2013
descending dry river
lindyrshaw added this to landscapes
May 10, 2013
Rock layout
natwarner added this to natwarner's Favorites
May 10, 2013
Dry creek
jennymangan added this to gardening
May 5, 2013
dry creek bed
brittanykross added this to brittanykross's Ideas
May 5, 2013
Rain garden
erinjones added this to Garden
May 4, 2013
dry creek bed
gzeira added this to Garden Ideas
May 3, 2013
more stones in the landscape
teacheramy added this to Dry Creek Beds
May 3, 2013
Very natural boundaries of the dry bed.
uncdrum added this to Landscape Ideas
May 2, 2013
stone terraced drainage area
Architecture and Landscape Preservation LLC added this to skrelunas's ideas
April 30, 2013
Dry stream bed
lrizijs added this to lrizijs's Ideas
April 26, 2013
Rain water control
thekarenursic added this to karen's garden
April 25, 2013
'dry' creek with sedges, ferns....for water drainage
Sue Tappan added this to water water everywhere
April 23, 2013
Dry drainage
Lesley Bartlett added this to Outside
April 22, 2013
Dry creek bed
soultender added this to soultender's Ideas
April 22, 2013
Dry creek bed
lthorley added this to Landscape Ideas
April 21, 2013
Dry creek
candycoffie added this to candycoffie's ideas
April 18, 2013
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nra517 added this to Lake dreams
April 18, 2013
natural looking erosion control
00777 added this to 00777's ideas
April 17, 2013
dry creek bed
annemetcalfe added this to Landscape 9861
April 15, 2013
Dry river road
rileykernan added this to rileykernan's Ideas
April 14, 2013
Siena
Bonnie Terry added this to bonnie_terry's Ideas
April 14, 2013
Less green
leglemns added this to leglemns's ideas
April 14, 2013
Dry creek to control xs rain run off
nnewberry added this to bath remodel
April 13, 2013
Dry creek bed for run off
susankobos added this to susankobos's Ideas
April 12, 2013
Runoff water
poshypeacock added this to poshypeacock's Ideas
April 12, 2013
Rock
reneekirk added this to reneekirk's ideas
April 11, 2013
steep slope
kgriesel added this to Landscaping
April 10, 2013
Dry creek bed for a steep slope
lorrainepole added this to lorrainepole's ideas
April 7, 2013
landscaping
gretchenkish added this to Landscape
April 7, 2013
Dry creek bed
winchsj added this to winchsj's ideas
April 7, 2013
rugged garden
lisammarsh added this to Exterior Ideas
April 5, 2013
rocks
Linda Bishop added this to Woodland Gardens
April 4, 2013
Dry creek design
MaryCatherine Gruden added this to marycatherine_gruden's Ideas
April 3, 2013
Natural formation of stones and their placement
tobined74 added this to sunporch/exterior
April 3, 2013
dry creek bed
horsegal added this to garden
April 2, 2013
dry creek bed
ktwocheck added this to ktwocheck's ideas
April 2, 2013
LIKE RAIN GARDENS
hatchie added this to Cottage Solutions
March 31, 2013
The dry creek bed to help stop erosion.
lee9278 added this to Landscape Ideas
March 30, 2013
dry creek beds are good where there is natural paths of erosion; They look nice, can have some plants ,too, and might be designed in a way to slow the water flow during rain and increase absorption
1346gilman added this to 1346gilman's ideas
March 28, 2013
rock to help with water flow possible front yard feature
Dorie Strater added this to Strater Walkway
March 27, 2013
Mulch gravel plants
issybelle88 added this to issybelle88's ideas
March 26, 2013
Nice dry bed!
susanbehrman added this to susan garden
March 25, 2013
dry creek bed to channel water on south side of garden
nimmo3 added this to log home exteriors
March 24, 2013
use of various sized rock
potofme added this to yard ideas
March 24, 2013
For the back, towards where i want the garden? Or the front/side yard?
coolioideas added this to coolioideas's ideas
March 24, 2013
cool idea for a hill side
8245berkley added this to 8245berkley's Ideas
March 24, 2013
Stones for drainage
grandmasTAN added this to terrace
March 24, 2013
Take a softer approach and slow the flow...
jayzet added this to jayzet’s ideas
March 24, 2013
rock bed
jgt001 added this to Landscape Ideas
March 24, 2013
General stone drain
tkling added this to tkling's Ideas
March 24, 2013
Backyard
zeilanj5 added this to zeilanj5's ideas
March 24, 2013
dry creek bed, ferns
rtschlenk added this to garden and lawn
March 24, 2013
Dry creek bed looks natural
clynch60 added this to clynch60's ideas
March 23, 2013
Water runoff idea.
rnfakoh1 added this to rnfakoh1's Ideas
March 23, 2013
Stone waterway zero scape
joyathozz added this to landscape
March 23, 2013
Edges to terrace from sides of fence into yard
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