Perfect for water drainage after a storm, would look lovely as a dry creek bed too.

Perfect for water drainage after a storm, would look lovely as a dry creek bed too.

Lay the drainage pipe in a fabric lining in the dug ditch. Place drain pipe atop fabric lining, then add gravel, covering pipe completely. Leave approximately 5" between top of gravel and ground surface.

How to Build a French Drain

Lay the drainage pipe in a fabric lining in the dug ditch. Place drain pipe atop fabric lining, then add gravel, covering pipe completely. Leave approximately 5" between top of gravel and ground surface.

Drainage Problem?  Here's a Fix!  | A dry streambed can solve drainage issues while beautifying your landscape!                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Drainage Problem? Here's a Fix! | A dry streambed can solve drainage issues while beautifying your landscape! More

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 Beautiful Way to Catch Runoff: How to Build a Dry Stream

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.

SmartDitch is a maintenance free and ideal solution for slope stabilization, drainage, and erosion / sediment control. www.smartditch.com

SmartDitch is a maintenance free and ideal solution for slope stabilization, drainage, and erosion / sediment control. www.smartditch.com

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How to Install a Dry Creek Bed

Fix that ugly culvert!  Wonder if our county would let me do this since they INSIST on mowing my Crown Vetch to the dirt every summer. (grrr!)

Fix that ugly culvert! Wonder if our county would let me do this since they INSIST on mowing my Crown Vetch to the dirt every summer. (grrr!)

Small granite boulders and cobble stones mixed with perennial plantings soften the look of a drainage culvert at a driveway entrance.

Small granite boulders and cobble stones mixed with perennial plantings soften the look of a drainage culvert at a driveway entrance.

Steve Coster Dry Creek Bed; I like the plants in the creek bed.

50 Super Easy Dry Creek Landscaping Ideas You Can Make!

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