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If you want to make a remarkable declaration in your garden, without a lot of upkeep, a Do It Yourself dry creek bed is the method to go. It offers your backyard a natural feel. And they are remarkably simple to DIY, but still have a professional seek to the finished job. They are fantastic options for an area that does not drain well, has poor soil, or perhaps has an easement. Attempt these Do It Yourself dry creek landscaping concepts to offer your lawn that “wow” element without the maintenance of a real water function!

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A few ideas to keep in mind?

The creek or stream bed need to meander naturally, never ever in a straight line.
Add bigger boulders at turns in the creek bed for drama.
Differ the size of the rock in your creek bed.
Anchor the “banks” of your creek bed with plants.
Pick rock that looks natural for your region.
Picture from ‘Houzz’.

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Let’s start with a tutorial on the fundamentals, how to construct a dry creek bed,

‘ Great Gardening’ also has a great tutorial on making a dry stream bed, but to get to the actual instructions, you need to go to page 3 in their How-To post. The very first two pages has great information though, so take a peek.

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‘ Pink and Green Mom’ did a whole yard remodeling, and they have a Do It Yourself dry river bed to cover a drainage problem … Check out how they did their garden makeover on a budget!

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‘ My Weeds are Really Sorry’ has a lot of great ideas on stone positioning, and just how much suffices. (And what is excessive!) Great guidance on getting an expert look for your Do It Yourself dry creek bed.

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Ok, now on to the inspiration. These don’t have tutorials, (you don’t need them now anyhow, you got the essentials above!) however they have great ideas for us to. ahem … steal.:-RRB- This dry stream bed by Johnsen Landscapes & Pools was brought to us by ‘Serenity in the Garden’.

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Again from ‘Peacefulness’, this is a dry stream bed in the yard of Jan Johnsen … Love the black rocks! This was carried out in a little backyard for all of you who think you do not have sufficient area.

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Last but not least, from ‘Sharons Scrapbook’, this dry creek bed is a terrific example of lining the “bank” with plants.

Ready to begin constructing a DIY dry creek bed? We’ve developed 2! Now get on over to our posts on DIY Garden Projects with Rocks and Classic Yard Edging Ideas! And don’t forget, Pin your favorites! (Our tall pin at the top is terrific fro this!).


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