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

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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.

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Dry stream bed. This one looks nice and natural. Good rock size combo and nice curves, width variation and with appropriate boulders and plantings

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If you’d like to produce a dramatic statement in your garden, without the need of plenty of maintenance, a DIY dry creek bed could be the method to go. It provides your yard a natural really feel, without having obtaining to manage a genuine water feature. And they may be surprisingly simple to DIY, but …

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

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DIY Dry Creek Beds • Wonderful Ideas and Tutorials! Including, from 'fine gardening', a nice tutorial on making a dry stream bed.

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

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This dry stream bed looks so natural, you'd think it had always been part of the landscape. But it can be created by nearly any DIY-savvy homeowner. Here's how.

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These fish are beautiful and would be perfect in either a dry stream bed or a pond. However, if you live in a climate prone to hail, be sure that they are place in a sheltered location to prevent hail damage. ~EBM

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