Dry creek of stones: with the bridge construction and other decorative elements, video and photos

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Table of contents

  • 1 Conquer the watery element without water
    • 1.1 Select the type of stream
    • 1.2 The choice of stones
    • 1.3 Create channel
    • 1.4 filling
    • 1.5 decoration
  • 2 conclusion
Stone creek could be the main attraction of your country site

Stone creek could be the main attraction of your country site

Do you want to build the country dry creek, but do not know how to do it? Let's find out just how difficult this procedure and whether to hire specialists. Our experience allows me to say that anyone can cope with this task, and step by step instructions visually confirm my words.

Conquer the watery element without water

Certainly, many more than once dreamed of a small pond, fountain or other hydraulic works in his country site. But a whole set of reasons is always stopped by the beginning of active actions in this direction:

  • The high selling price;
  • The complexity of the execution of their own hands;
  • Lack of sufficient water;
  • Forced neighborhood with clouds of mosquitoesWho so like to settle on the water;
  • The emergence of a risk factor for children.
This pond is undoubtedly very beautiful decorative element to any garden, but to a child it can be held by a serious threat

This pond is undoubtedly very beautiful decorative element to any garden, but to a child it can be held by a serious threat

But the dry creek deprived of all these shortcomings:

  • It does not require any significant financial expenses;
  • easily created;
  • It does not require the presence of water;
  • Not lures mosquitoes;
  • Absolutely safe for children.
Dry creek in the country is not more dangerous than the folded pile of stones

Dry creek in the country is not more dangerous than the folded pile of stones

And with all this, the composition creates an amazing illusion temporarily dried-up river bed, which supposedly should be filled with the first rain. Next, look at the process stages of its creation:

Select the type of stream

The first thing to do is determine the type of future stone creek. Here, the following options:

Photo Name and comments
table_pic_att14918726263 sinuous stream.

The simplest option to create a stream of dry, as is only one channel, and an expanding tapered throughout their length.

branched channel.

In this case, the composition generally consists of several streams that converge and diverge in different directions. Implement this, of course, is more complicated.

table_pic_att14918726304 Waterfall or cascade.

In fact, it's the same winding creek, just starting their way to the hill.

The choice of stones

To create a dry creek can use a variety of stones. In this case, each time the effect is slightly different from the previous one. Here are some techniques to achieve the desired results:

  • Sandy-brown color channel will provide granite, limestone or marble;
Make a dry creek sand and brown help limestone, granite or marble

Make a dry creek sand and brown help limestone, granite or marble

  • Gray-blue range help create a gneiss or slate;
The illusion of the creek can be made of gneiss and schist, their shades perfectly simulate water flow

The illusion of the creek can be made of gneiss and schist, their shades perfectly simulate water flow

  • flicker effect can be obtained by painting some rocks with waterproof paint;
  • wet shade will cover boulders varnish.
You can use varnish to the stones began to look as if the water had just left the bed

You can use varnish to the stones began to look as if the water had just left the bed

Interesting effects and greater similarity to this in addition give river bed of glass beads or pellets.

Glass beads will create glare, similar to those that can be observed on the surface of this water

Glass beads will create glare, similar to those that can be observed on the surface of this water

Create channel

Dry creek bed begins with:

Photo Description
table_pic_att14918726399 Apply layout shores future bed with sand or cord with pegs. At the same time, try to avoid straight lines, as in the nature of a river always chooses a tortuous path.
table_pic_att149187264210 dig a trench depth of 20-30 cm within the boundaries of the marked area.
table_pic_att149187264211 At the bottom of the trench should be laid geotextile learn. This will prevent the germination of grass through the finished dry creek.

I do not recommend pouring the concrete floor screed to get rid of weeds, although such advice can be found quite often. The fact that such a move, firstly, significantly raise the cost of the entire undertaking, and secondly, create great problems in the redevelopment area in the future.

Geotextile - practical and inexpensive option arrangement of stone creek bottom

Geotextile - practical and inexpensive option arrangement of stone creek bottom

filling

Now dry creek must complete:

scheme Description
table_pic_att149187264713 large stones lay out on the sides of the bed. They create the illusion of having banks and will serve as a support for the inner part of the creek.
table_pic_att149187264914 small stones randomly fall asleep the space between the big rocks.
table_pic_att149187265115 Plants We disembark along the shores of improvised for the purpose of decoration created by an element of landscape design and make it more similarity with this river.

Small stones, instead of falling asleep randomly, can be laid edge-up in one direction. This though will require more time and effort, but it will create the illusion of movement of water instead of a dried riverbed.

Stream of dry stones which have been laid in one direction, like a real river with flowing water

Stream of dry stones which have been laid in one direction, like a real river with flowing water

Dry creek can be decorated with the following plant species:

  • Lobelia;
  • Ajuga reptans;
  • eritrichium macrophylla;
  • bearded Iris;
  • Aubrieta;
  • blue fescue.
For rock river are best suited plants, which leaves are blue-green color and elongated shape

For rock river are best suited plants, which leaves are blue-green color and elongated shape

If you want to composition dry creek turned in a minimalist style, it is better to use:

  • dwarf spruce;
  • Thuy;
  • Juniper;
  • euonymus;
  • mountain pine.
Minimalism generally presupposes the existence of a small number of plants and the most approximate to the natural arrangement of stones

Minimalism generally presupposes the existence of a small number of plants and the most approximate to the natural arrangement of stones

decoration

Only one florist limited not necessarily when decorating a dry creek. You can also use more and the following options:

  • Wooden bridge. What better complement to create the illusion of flowing water than having a bridge between the two sides?
Dry creek with a bridge looks much more natural than without it

Dry creek with a bridge looks much more natural than without it

  • garden sculptures. Of course, this is not the cheapest way of decorating, but with the help of Stone Creek composition can be greatly expanded, adding to shore-based facilities;
Stone structures can mimic lighthouses, towers and even entire cities, turning your stream in reduced dry sea

Stone structures can mimic lighthouses, towers and even entire cities, turning your stream in reduced dry sea

  • street lanterns. Give the composition of romance at night.
The presence of the backlight turns dry creek in a truly fantastic place

The presence of the backlight turns dry creek in a truly fantastic place

conclusion

Now that you know how to build a dry creek in your own garden, and what advantages it has over the ordinary. Videos in this article provides additional information and comments, you can ask any questions you may have.

Stone River - an inexpensive and original method of decorating their own country site

Stone River - an inexpensive and original method of decorating their own country site