River Bed St Thomas ON https://www.diggendirtdesigns.com/apps/photos/ River Bed St Thomas ON Begining Space https://www.diggendirtdesigns.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205095557 205095557 Concept Drawing https://www.diggendirtdesigns.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205095558 205095558 Prep the Ground DIY Riverbed in St Thomas ON We first killed the grass, next dug the channel, then put in the rocks https://www.diggendirtdesigns.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205095559 205095559 Killing the Grass We put down a layer of newspapers and soaked it to use as a mulch because our soil is primarily a heavy clay which we topped with a good layer of triple mix before doing the planting. https://www.diggendirtdesigns.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205095556 205095556 Pond underlay for Stone Underlay for the rocks consisted of pond liner felt & plastic but at the very bottom we used good landscape fabric so that the water could flow into the ground and swale along the fence. https://www.diggendirtdesigns.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205095554 205095554 Adding the Rivver Rocks https://www.diggendirtdesigns.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205095555 205095555 Finished look The final step was to install the plant materials and put down a good layer of plain cedar mulch. The bed is located between a fence and deck so it gets a fair bit of sun because we face south. The garden is shaded by the fence in the morning and by the deck in late afternoon. This installation is a great use of a used patch of grass and adds to the visual appeal of the yard. We have had rain since the installation and the garden gets sufficient rain but the plants are not washed away by the downspout. https://www.diggendirtdesigns.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205095553 205095553