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Dry River Creek Bed Ideas to help with Water Run-off

Inspiration Ideas on how to control water runoff and how to create a dry river creek bed.

With the upcoming gardening project of creating a larger dry river creek bed in my front yard, I wanted to gather some ideas and inspiration on creative ways to use rocks, plants and borders.


Boy did I find some wonderful ideas! 

Using a variation of mulch and rocks with a timeless wooden bridge. This homeowner created her own.

Inspiration Ideas on how to control water runoff and how to create a dry river creek bed.
Via HomeTalk

This one appealed to me below, because of the way they bordered it with spring flowers and it appears more cost effective, with not using hundreds of even thousands of pounds of rock or boulders.

Controlling water run off using a river creek bed
Sustainable-gardening | Dry River Creek bed

Adding a river creek bed in a shady spot. This proves shady spots don't have to be boring in any way!

Controlling water run off using a river creek bed
Powellswood Gardens | Bonney Lassie Blog

I think this one via Houzz, is ideal for sloping areas. Imagine a waterfall that does not need a pump. Everytime it rains your waterfall goes to work using the natural slope of your yard. 

Waterfall ideas to help control water run off
Via Houzz | Realistic Dry Creek Beds

How about one on a larger scale? Using larger boulders and the addition of a bridge?

Dry creek bed ideas for pathways and garden interest
River Creek Bed

This one below appears it stays dry year round and can simply be a walkway path. I can see this next to a downspout to help divert water, instead of those ugly downspout extensions.

Dry River Creek Bed as pathways to the side of the house for garden interest
NaturalC.Com

This one below is one of my favorites. Unfortunately the picture quality is not so good as my internet research shows the company went out of business, so no luck on finding a better quality image. But I think the river creek bed speaks for itself.

How to control water run off away from the house
Indulgy | GDLandscapes.com


How to control water run off away from the house
Via BHG


How to control water run off away from the house
Pink and Green Mama | Backyard Makeover on a Budget

Given all this garden inspiration, don't be surprised if you see some curves, some large boulders and flowers bordering mine.


Before picture of a garden bed before the installation of a longer river creek bed

All we have to do is wait for the weather to improve.

Inspiration Ideas on how to control water runoff and how to create a dry river creek bed.

XO,

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