Let’s take a step back and assume that you’ve never done a dry creek river before. What’s underneath it? Where do you start? Well, this gives you a pretty good idea. After planning out the placement of the river, dig the trench and line it with some landscape fabric or pond liner.
Taking cues from the existing hardscape around a home, this popular pond type has free-form edges set next to a brick, concrete, or stone patio. | Photo: David Massengill/Cornerhouse Stock | thisoldhouse.com