Last year I had a new sprinkler system installed, some curbing added, and the following projects:
Then I continued with the weed block tarp right over the top of the mound and then added some round rocks (these were also something I already had) to start creating the shape of my new river bed.
I bought 1/2 yard of black rocks and started the sweat factor of this project... unloading the back of my truck with a shovel and wheelbarrow!
This is what it looked like at that point.
And here is what this corner looks like now!
It ties in nicely with the berm/mound I added last year on the right of the dry river bed! Oh, speaking of the mound on the right... see that little topiary looking tree? It's new too. The one I had there last year didn't make it through the winter so I'm hoping this one will do better. It's a little evergreen.
I have another project that I worked on this weekend that I'll be sharing in a couple of days and then I'll be starting on the area where these arborvitae are planted. The weeds need to be pulled, rocks put down and some little pops of color in between the trees I think! (Note: to the left of the trees is the area that I've been working on).