dry creek bed idea.....works like a charm to catch the water from my gutters and drain when it rains really hard. Looks great, too.
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A Dry Creek Bed, for beauty and drainage; 8 tips for creating & building a dry creek bed; DIY Dry Creek Bed
A dry streambed can solve drainage issues while beautifying your landscape.
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
Award-winning landscape designer, Jan Johnsen, explains what a dry stream is, why it’s a good addition to the garden, and how to build one.
A Weekend Project: How to Create a Dry Creek Bed in a Weekend - State-by-State Gardening
Dry Creek Bed. To look natural a creek bed should consist of several different sized rocks (12 inches and bigger), some river rocks (7-8 inches), and some smaller pebbles (2-3 inches).
Steve Coster Dry Creek Bed; I like the plants in the creek bed.
Installing a dry creek bed in your garden and yard can not only help with drainage issues but it adds a perfectly beautiful dramatic flare with little to no maintenance.