Dry Creek Beds: Drainage with Style

Published on: December 31, 2013

A great landscaping plan can boost your curb appeal and make your property more inviting for guests and family members. Sloping properties or those where poor drainage is a perennial issue, however, may require a bit of extra attention in order to properly guard your landscaping investment. As excess water flows unchecked through your property, soil erosion and landscaping damage can become a very real problem. Fortunately, there are solutions for drainage which don’t have to be unsightly detractors from your expert design.

Dry creek and stream beds are an increasingly popular option for homeowners whose properties require excess water control. In addition to being a fairly cost-efficient solution, dry creek beds also provide a measure of aesthetic value, especially when they’re integrated into an overall landscaping design. Often, dry beds are lined with stones and plants to increase the natural feel of the structure, while maintaining their primary drainage focus.

In order to build an effective and eye-catching dry stream bed to meet your drainage needs, you’ll need an experienced and professional landscaping designer to evaluate the unique needs of your property. The slope and incline of your land will be measured to ensure the proper flow path for excess water diversion. A professional will also be able to help you create a cohesive landscaping theme, from selecting the right rocks to complement your garden to integrating plant life for optimal style. If you’re fighting a losing battle against flooding, soil erosion and other drainage issues, contact a landscaping professional in your area to discuss the feasibility of adding a dry creek bed to your property for added aesthetic value and proper drainage.

Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone, Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping


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