For the front yard? This was dug below grade, simulating the way water carves rocky terrain. I like the way plants grow in and along the bed, too. The designer is Bill Schnetz of Schnetz Landscape in Escondido.
Build an arroyo to capture runoff and force it to percolate into the soil. BH&G show, an arroyo or narrow streambed built at the base of a sloping front yard catches rainwater, preventing it from flooding into the street.
STEP 3 Cover the bottom and the sloping sides of the stream bed with inch of crushed pea gravel. The sharp edges of the gravel will keep it from migrating when it rains or when someone walks on i (Patio Step Pea Gravel)