Friday, June 18, 2010

From erosion to focal point: a dry creek stone swale

The Smith Residence shows how a very steeply sloped back yard can become its greatest asset.  The slope of the yard meant water cascaded down the slope and would erode the soil in the shady part of their yard.  Most of the time the area is dry (as many creeks in Kentucky behave) but while it rains, it controls the water.  The dry creek swale, or shallow depression, slows the water down and allows it to soak in.  The created swale is a point of interest in the yard and is low maintenance.  Click here to learn more about the Smith landscape.  Detailed design and installation was done by Boone Gardiner Nursery.

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