Building natural looking dry creek bed into your San Diego landscape design
Excavate the area down 8 to 12 inches with a .25” fall leading into an area that can handle the runoff after a hard rain. Its recommended to run a 3 inch drain with drains spaced every 14 feet. Place weed fabric down to prevent any unwanted weeds from growing. Install various sizes of your preferred rock of choice incorporating boulders in a serpentine shape and make it look as natural as possible. Planting succulents and other plants into the creek bed will aid in the natural look. Outline the outside of the dry creek bed with a bender board if you placing mulch or DG and you want to prevent these materials from falling in the creek bed.
For a more natural look don’t install the bender board and plant a ground cover such as red apple to help retain and prevent any mulch from entering the dry creek bed. Contact California Smartscape for a free design consultation for any of your landscape needs.