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Rain Chain Drainage Idea 1 - Flowing Pebbles After completion of a new concrete walkway, my rain chain (#3124 Copper Bells) was a few feet away from the drainage opening (blue arrows below). The white tube is an outlet for a water pump, another eyesore I'd been meaning to do something about. I thought a faux creek bed in river pebbles might look good. Here goes!
Step 1: Moved around the dirt to make it slope a little from the walkway towards the drain (this is maybe a 2" drop over 3 feet). I packed it down by walking around on it..
Step 2: Outlined the area with stones. I mixed flatter stones with round ones for a more random effect; I didn't want it to look like a walkway. I had these around, but you can get river stones almost anywhere.
Hey, that looks pretty good! Now I scrounged around and found three pieces of waste glass (from a glassblowing place), and planted a little Alyssum and Lobelia around the edge. I sprayed it down to clean off the dirt and it looks really nice when wet. Total time on this project: about 4 hours.
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