What is a Rill? And Why Do I need One?
Gardens of all shapes, sizes and styles can accommodate a rill. It is basically a formal channel of water that can either be still or flowing. They should be placed anywhere in the garden that they can be viewed to appreciate. Use them to link spaces, or lead the eye to a particular view of feature. Surrounded by plants they can become feature in themselves.How do you build one? Again...from that same StoneWorld post:
As a general guide a rill should be 30-60cm wide and 24-45cm deep. The length of the rill is entirely up to you and the size of your garden. Concrete is a suitable base and then line the space with a butyl pond liner. Edging stones are what give the rill its elegance.
A rill is usually a formal channel used to bring a bit of water into our gardens. They come in every shape and size and are so simple and easily customizable that they can work in pretty much any style of garden.
Whether you have a small, urban garden or a vast, bucolic pile, the rill is an effective way to bring water into your outdoor space.
I can't help but think about the stock tank ponds I was talking about last week in light of this new information about a rill. I mean...isn't the low/long one (2' wide, 1' deep, 6' long) with some coping around it to hide the lip....(if buried in the ground) is *BASICALLY* a rill, right? That's where I have to start, this year, right?