A dry creek bed offers a soothing, natural look in a garden.
Design yours with a few gentle curves and a mix of rock sizes for a garden feature you'll love year-round.
Find our step-by-step instructions below.
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.
For a natural look, add river rock along the edges of the dry steam bed. Use various sizes, from 2 to 8 inches in length.
Position four large flat-top rocks so they can support a flagstone bridge. Anchor the rocks in place with cement so they won't move with freezing and thawing.