“Dry” river beds are designed to look fantastic during sunny times, then be very functional during rainy times. Dry river beds carry surface water where it needs to go to protect homes and yards from damaging water intrusion or erosion. Custom Stonescaping takes a combination artist/engineer approach when designing river beds. By selecting natural boulders, a mix of river rock sizes, incorporating plantings, and a natural flow to the river beds shape the river bed can become a focal point of the garden by day, and lifesaver during the storm at night. Hidden below the pretty design is a combination of commercial quality landscaping fabric to prevent soil migration, and perforated drain pipe to make sure the maximum amount of surface water can daylight where desired. We can also add stepping stones, natural stone bridges, and Japanese tea bridges to allow access through the dry river bed. Let us show you how your drainage and erosion problems can be solved with a beautiful dry river bed.