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10 Gorgeous DIY Creek Beds

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Take your dry creek bed to a whole new level with a bridge over it! Obviously, you don’t need it to cross the water, but the bridge adds such beauty. It can be any type and any size; just make it look good and have fun!

Place some tiki torches around the edge of your dry creek bed to give it more of a personality. This has two functions. 1) It adds light and style to the creek bed so that it looks even better. 2) The torches serve as a visual reminder that there’s a creek bed there, something that comes in handy when it’s late and dark.

A dry creek bed surrounded by flourishing plants and flowers is one of the best looks out there. Choose flowers that are easy to maintain and natural to the area. If you do, you won’t even have to do much to make sure they stay alive.

If that’s a bit too much work for you, have a stone-heavy dry creek bed. Use different types of rocks and boulders to decorate in and around the creek bed. The finished look is stunning.

A downhill dry creek bed gives it a natural look and can also help add some drainage to your yard. Also, if it does end up raining a lot, the creek may come in handy!

Situate the dry creek bed between two rows of dark bark. You can actually use any material you want, as long as the creek is nestled gently between them. I suggest choosing an exterior material that will complement the colors in the creek bed.

Be creative and place your creek bed underneath your water spout. When it’s sunny, the creek bed is dry and decorative. When it rains, the creek bed will become an actual creek. It’s a nice way to have a water feature without putting all the work into the plumbing and whatnot.

If you just want a simple creek bed, then try this one. It’s a straight and classic design that will look great in any yard you place it in. It’s nothing fancy, but it definitely heightens the yard and does its job.

I like dry creek beds, but I also like water features. This idea combines both. You get the creek bed look while also having a fountain or other water feature. You get that nice white noise that I love so much!

Add some décor and other personal touches to the dry creek bed. It could be in the actual bed or just on the side. These colored orbs make the bed so much cuter and definitely more unique!