Inspiring Dry Creek Bed Garden Ideas

Dry creek beds aren't only beautiful to look at, they're functional, too!
Dry creek beds aren’t only beautiful to look at, they’re functional, too!

Dry creek beds, also called dry stream beds, are trenches or gullies that are typically lined with stones. Different kinds of plants line the edges, mimicking the look of natural creeks and streams. A lot of homeowners, especially those with large backyards, gardens, or lawns, include dry creek beds when landscaping.

There are a lot of dry creek bed designs to choose from.
There are a lot of dry creek bed designs to choose from.

The good thing about these is that they don’t serve just one purpose. While they are indeed beautiful to look at, beyond the visual impact is a greater use – for drainage. These dry creek beds can actually redirect the flow of water and prevent water from pooling. They also reduce runoff thereby preventing erosion. If you live in an area that is constantly wet and rainy, this is good for you.

There are various dry creek bed design options that you can choose from. You can use them as a great outdoor focal point. Arrange the stones in a curving manner to allow water to flow slowly. Go for stones and rocks of various sizes, too. When designing, remember to do it naturally.

What’s your dry creek bed design of choice? We’d love to hear from you!

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