How to make a dry creek
In the modern landscape design more and moregains popularity creation of dry streams. It's quite beautiful building; initially these streams have been popular in Japanese gardens, where it was difficult to use real-filled streams vodoy.Suhie look very elegant, they are nice to look at, and the illusion that it is a real stream, it just dried up until the next rain makes you wonder ...
The advantages of a dry creek
On the practical side the creation of a dry creekIt attracts decreasing cash costs - no need to purchase and install expensive pumps to pump water. The advantages include the fact that it is not required to replan the terrain.
Create a dry creek also facilitate decisionproblems of uneven terrain. Summoning the imagination, it is possible instead of separate garden areas to receive eye pleasing picture, under stones and pebbles reliably will hide hatches, old stumps and hummocks.
Create a dry creek does not require fundsinviting professional designer. It will also have a positive effect on the thickness of your wallet. All work can be done by hand. There are no clear rules, forms and boundaries - everything is subject to the creator and his imagination! We need only remember that the width of the stream should not be the same, it is necessary to do an imitation of a live stream - somewhere broader somewhere already - and natural height differences of soil, if any, can be converted to dried waterfalls ...
Stages of construction of a dry creek
The main thing - to determine what are the contours of the gainfuture stream. You can spend a few experimental options with sand to create some interesting shapes and comparing the results, choose the most suitable.
After selecting the shape and place of accommodation, you can streamstart excavation. According to the desired contour of a swarm of "pit": remove the layer of earth 15 to 30 cm as required. The bottom of the structure, to prevent the growth of grass, it is desirable to slightly cement, or pave nutrasilom - nonwoven polymeric material. The next stage - the most interesting: the bottom of the stream you need to put the stones. The choice of material is huge, so it is necessary to first determine what color will be given preference.
The design of the stones
Stones are also very different in size and shape. For example, basalt and slate create a soft gray-blue hue, granite give brown color, and if you use the limestone, the stream will light.
Start working better with laying large stones -they will create a bank; permitting the width of the stream, it will look very nice in the middle of large stones - will effect the islands. The bed of the creek is laid with small pebbles.
With the help of dry plants, which can be placed in the stream, you can get an even greater effect of similarity with the present creek. Plants make better use of such a fact that grow in water.
Very good in dry creek pampas grass,daylily, sunflower, purple loosestrife, reed Chinese. Beautifully will look like plants, flowers which resemble the color of the water. Among recommended - Ajuga reptans, eritrichium krupnolisty, bell Poskharskogo.