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.

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

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

Dried stream bed. This might be a great way to finish off that back area by the golf course!! YES!

Dried stream bed. This might be a great way to finish off that back area by the golf course!! YES!

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)

DIY Dry Creek Beds • Wonderful Ideas and Tutorials! Including, from 'sharons scrapbook', this beautiful dry creek bed. Love the natural transition to the plants!

DIY Dry Creek Beds • Wonderful Ideas and Tutorials! Including, from 'sharons scrapbook', this beautiful dry creek bed. Love the natural transition to the plants!

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

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

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