Dry Creek needs to finished. Any ideas on artistic landscapers?
We have a cottage-y house with a woodsy, natural area behind it. I love it. One of our home improvement projects was digging a dry creek along the entire length of the property, to direct water away from house and down the gentle hill to to the woods, which is very dry and could benefit from moisture. The lot is long and skinny -- the dry creek is long.
It is functioning fine as is. "As is" consists of a big ditch of red clay, now growing full of weeds and eroding in an artistic manner! (We may have the second Grand Canyon!)
Our plan has always been to finish the creek with landscape cloth, pebbles, river rock, plantings, etc. In reality (obviously) we are having a hard time getting to this. Because of the size and shape, and the way the lot is configured, in some areas, we will probably have to cement some of the stone in place. Now that I think of it, this will probably be more like the kind of work involved in building a natural-looking pond and stream.
My question is this..... do any of you know of a landscaper who excels in natural looking work? I have seen too many dry creeks that look horrible -- like a big ditch filled with egg shaped rocks. Ugh. Ugh, ugh, ugh. Hate that look.
We want it to really look like a creek bed in a natural area. I have already done the digging and grading -- the shape curves and meanders nicely. I just need someone with some know-how, artistry, materials, and skilled strong people to do the work.
Does anyone come to mind? (I'm in Marietta.)