If you want an interesting landscape but don’t want to add features that require a lot of water, consider installing a dry creek bed. It provides a soothing atmosphere and plenty of texture, but it may not need a drop of irrigation. Need some inspiration? Here’s how to create a DIY cry creek bed in your own front or back yard.
1. Scope & Scoop it Out
First, choose the area you’d like to use for your dry creek bed. Decide what curves and overall shape you’d like your dry creek to be. Then, take some measurements. Once you’re ready, you’ll need to excavate — or “scoop” the top 12 to 15 inches of soil and grass using a small backhoe or old-fashioned shovel.