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Your landscape is much like your body. While it has health needs and functional demands, it deserves to look attractive too. When considering your landscape, drainage is a primary threat to its health and functionality. However, what if you could solve drainage issues without sacrificing the aesthetic appeal of your landscape. In fact, what if you could improve its scenic value while implementing a drainage solution. A dry creek bed is one of the best “win-win solutions” in the landscaping industry. And it’s easy to install and maintain as an added bonus! continue reading
Few of us have the perfect lot and landscape. There is often at least one trouble spot in each yard; an area that plants and grass simply won’t grow well. For many homeowners, installing a dry creek bed can eliminate these problem areas. Here are three main reasons why customers choose dry creek beds in their landscape:
#1 Erosion Control
The primary reason that people opt for dry creek beds is to solve erosion and drainage problems in a sloping yard. If you are tired of watching your landscape slowly wash away every time it rains, consider installing a dry creek bed as a simple and attractive solution. Your aggravating erosion problems will transform into a tranquil sight of water flowing across an assortment of natural stones and boulders. A dry creek bed is designed so that the excess water is diffused between the gravel, stones and boulders of the bed, allowing the ground to remain firmly in place underneath.
#2 Poor Grass Growth
If you have shady areas in your yard that grass struggles to grow, consider a dry creek bed instead. Homeowners also find that this landscaping solution works well for areas that have grass that is too steep to mow. When the rain isn’t falling, dry river beds can also serve as an attractive rock garden with your selection of hearty plants.
#3 Garden Focal Point
A dry creek bed can be an environmentally friendly and natural design element in your landscape. In addition to controlling erosion and improving drainage problems, dry creek beds can be customized to highlight your specific style and be a focal point in your garden. Choose from many different kinds of stone to customize a dry creek bed to accent your personal outdoor area. Dry creek beds are very easy to maintain, as they may only need an occasional blowing of leaves and debris to keep it looking best.
Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping are experts when it comes to solving your drainage problems. They implement a full range of services, from French Drains to dry creek beds, to protect your landscape.
Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone
When faced with drainage or erosion problems in your yard, you will likely be directed to install a drainage pipe to rectify the issue. However, before you sacrifice your beautiful, natural landscape for a fat plastic pipe placed underground, consider an alternative solution by getting a dry creek bed instead. Dry Creek beds are expertly designed and installed by Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping to provide customers with an effective way to combat drainage issues without hindering the aesthetic value of your landscape. In fact, most dry creek beds will actually enhance your yard design while providing a practical solution as well. You may be a candidate for a dry creek bed in your yard if you have a downward slope on your property in which excess water flows or low light areas where grass has difficulty growing. With this type of poor drainage and eventual erosion, the water flow needs to be properly contained and redirected without damaging the landscape.
A landscaping professional can design the dry creek bed to channel water away from your yard and into the street. If a water runoff into your street is not allowed or preferred, your bed can be built to direct water into another area of your land that does not create erosion problems, or it can filter harmlessly down into the ground if your soil is sandy. If you want a bigger yard addition, you can even build a small pond and let the water funnel there.
When it comes to putting your personal flare and style into your dry creek bed, your options are limitless. You can choose the rocks or pick out your favorite plants to border your bed and soften the edges. Pannone’s Lawn Pros are experts in helping you choose a dry creek bed design that gives you the drainage solutions you need with the aesthetic appeal you approve of. There is a style that fits every budget when it comes to dry creek beds. It is a win-win landscaping solution when you fix your drainage problem while adding beauty, value and class to your yard.
Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone