Dry Creek with boulders, stepping stones, gate

Dry Creek/Streambed

A dry creek is a very popular landscaping option for many homeowners. One that is properly designed not only replicates nature by providing the effect of a once flowing creek/stream that is now dried out, but it can also act as a great way to control erosion by securing the soil and directing rainwater runoff.

Streambeds should meander with gentle curves, which serves to give it a natural appearance while reducing the velocity of running water. A creek is not complete without the inclusion of a drainage system, river rock, natural looking boulders, and accompanying plants. Some homeowneres even decide to include a bridge as a way to walk over the dry bed, which is a great idea as well.

Dry creeks are a great addition to any home and can provide an owner with a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape.

Natural Landscape and Irrigation is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon and specializes in rock landscaping including dry creek and stream bed installation in the Greater Portland Metropolitan Area including Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn and surrounding areas. Please feel free to contact us for more details.

Lake Oswego residence, dry creek, natural basalt boulders, maple

Beaverton dry streambed, riverrock and flowers

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