I decided to landscape my side yard with a dry river because I love the country. Our area has been extremely dry the last five to seven years but we finally got some rain this year. Most people are abandoning their thirsty yards and installing rocks, bark, and succulents. The side yard has always been an awkward area so river rocks were installed and basically forgotten. I’m sure you know the story. The next thing I know it is covered with weeds and very ugly.