Swampy or Erosion Prone Areas

Wet, swampy or erosion prone areas can become major headaches and need attention. Either you are losing mulch, creating ruts in your yard in a downpour or water sits in one place and becomes stagnant.

Dry creek beds are often the answer to problem areas in your landscape but can also be an eye catching focal point in your garden. A dry creek bed is a stone lined stream bed that mimics a natural stream. ​

Constructing these dry creek beds can alleviate drainage problems or redirect water run off to prevent erosion. Big Impact in Your LandscapeDry creek beds can also be constructed as a great focal point. They can divide space up in your landscape, add interest in an area that is hard to grow and work for both sunny and shady areas.

Rock adds color and texture and can visually organize a landscaped area. Design ConsiderationsCurve the dry creek in a meandering path to slow down the force of water but also give it a natural appearance. The rocks should look random with different sizes of stones to define the boundaries.

Large rocks can be placed along the edges and the smaller to medium size stones in the middle of the bed. Plants will add to the natural appearance of the creek.We have installed many dry creek beds for our clients. Call Red Mountain Landscaping at (828) 772-7732 to explore how your yard can benefit from a dry creek bed.

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