Stormwater Runoff Mediation for a Texan Garden traditional-landscape
 

Stormwater Runoff Mediation for a Texan Garden

My mom's garden in Dallas, Texas. The "riverbed" on the left was created to help manage stormwater runoff.

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Mariana Pickering (Emu Architects) added this to Landscaping Tricks to Manage Stormwater Runoff
Back in my mom’s yard in Dallas, she has revamped the whole backyard on a very tight budget to create more opportunities for stormwater to infiltrate the ground. Notice the small area of the garden that resembles a Texas riverbed. It basically is a deeper section of the garden filled with river rock and pebbles, where the stormwater can gather before slowly being absorbed back into the ground. My mom then added a stone path with gravel joints to balance accessibility and permeability.No more worrying about floating pets!

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Colleen Carter added this to Triplex
September 10, 2014
1107 back patio
belindaray added this to hardscape
August 9, 2014
Back in my mom’s yard in Dallas, she has revamped the whole backyard on a very tight budget to create more opportunities for stormwater to infiltrate the ground. Notice the small area of the garden that resembles a Texas riverbed. It basically is a deeper section of the garden filled with river rock and pebbles, where the stormwater can gather before slowly being absorbed back into the ground. My mom then added a stone path with gravel joints to balance accessibility and permeability.
dmitri74 added this to dmitri74's Ideas
January 18, 2014
Дорожка
reicrem added this to Landscape Ideas
December 11, 2013
"riverbed" to soak in water, with stone path and gravel joints
pgagirl added this to pgagirl's Ideas
December 8, 2013
Brilliant gardens. Love the stones
lsears added this to lsears's ideas
December 6, 2013
Use for the larger river rocks next to the lower patio?
silverlining added this to backyard
December 5, 2013
stone path with gravel joints; river rocks in deeper section of the garden
cidblase added this to cidblase's ideas
December 4, 2013
patio bases and ideas
elindah added this to Garden and Patio
December 4, 2013
Flagstone and river rock
wekims added this to Patio
December 4, 2013
flag stone
terrybowden added this to Gardens
December 4, 2013
reduce run off
pradojoseluis added this to Patio
December 4, 2013
Use of river rocks and pebbles allow for water to infiltrate to ground on lower areas of garden and also accenting the spot
thomasvanviegen added this to Garden
December 3, 2013
Flag stone pavers with gravel fill to allow water penetration
sandralouisetucker added this to landscaping
December 3, 2013
Rocks in drain area
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