A dry stream bed creates a unique, new look, divides your lawn into more usable spaces and provides access to hard-to-reach landscaping. Line the banks of your stream with plants, flowers, shrubs and small trees that are appropriate for your region and growing conditions. Save water and give your yard a makeover, all at the same time.
Determine where your stream will take you--maybe it defines a small hill or meanders between out-of-the-way areas in your yard. Use a shovel to outline its border. Next, cover the area with a generous layer of gravel. Accent the edges with large river rocks. Vary the rock sizes for more visual interest.
Before planting, enrich the soil with Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil for Flowers & Vegetables. Then, line the stream's border with a lush array of plants, small trees and shrubs. Work with contrasting sizes and colors. Be creative and have fun. When finished, apply Scotts® Nature Scapes® Color-Enhanced Mulch around the base of your plants.
Immediately after planting, prevent transplant shock and stimulate root development by feeding with Miracle-Gro® Liquid Quick Start® Transplant Starting Solution. Every 7-14 days, nourish with Miracle-Gro® LiquaFeed® Plant Food. Simply attach the bottles to your hose and feed as you water.
Keep your stream pristine. Eliminate weeds or hard-to-pull grasses between stones with Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Ready-To-Use Plus. Apply whenever necessary.