STEP 3  Cover the bottom and the sloping sides of the stream bed with 1/2 inch of crushed pea gravel. The sharp edges of the gravel will keep it from migrating when it rains or when someone walks on it

STEP 3 Cover the bottom and the sloping sides of the stream bed with 1/2 inch of crushed pea gravel. The sharp edges of the gravel will keep it from migrating when it rains or when someone walks on it

DIY Dry Creek Beds • Wonderful Ideas and Tutorials! Including, from 'serenity in the garden', this nice dry stream bed idea.

DIY Dry Creek Beds • Wonderful Ideas and Tutorials! Including, from 'serenity in the garden', this nice dry stream bed idea.

This was dug below grade, simulating the way water carves rocky terrain. I like the way plants grow in and along the bed, too. The designer is Bill Schnetz of Schnetz Landscape in Escondido.

This was dug below grade, simulating the way water carves rocky terrain. I like the way plants grow in and along the bed, too. The designer is Bill Schnetz of Schnetz Landscape in Escondido.

Dry creek bed.  Have been eyeing the spot for this for a few years.  Work in native grasses and perrenials.  This is a perfect balance of stone form and size.  (from The Owner-Builder Network)

Dry creek bed. Have been eyeing the spot for this for a few years. Work in native grasses and perrenials. This is a perfect balance of stone form and size. (from The Owner-Builder Network)

If you’d like to produce a dramatic statement in your garden, without the need of plenty of maintenance, a DIY dry creek bed could be the method to go. It provides your yard a natural really feel, without having obtaining to manage a genuine water feature. And they may be surprisingly simple to DIY, but …

If you’d like to produce a dramatic statement in your garden, without the need of plenty of maintenance, a DIY dry creek bed could be the method to go. It provides your yard a natural really feel, without having obtaining to manage a genuine water feature. And they may be surprisingly simple to DIY, but …

Dry stream beds are a practical solution to drainage problems. In winter, this meandering, rock-lined channel handles and directs water flow while preventing erosion. When dry in summer it serves as a handsome garden feature.

Dry stream beds are a practical solution to drainage problems. In winter, this meandering, rock-lined channel handles and directs water flow while preventing erosion. When dry in summer it serves as a handsome garden feature.

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