Want a permanent solution for your flower beds? Then decorative stone is the product for you! You will find this 8 step guide helpful when planting your trees, shrubs, flowers, and plants in decorative stone.
Gravel around the foundation for drainage, plant shrubs along to help soak up water. Like the idea of the large rock to prevent erosion from the water spicket. Maybe a few cool pots or barrels with plants too? I like :) - Flower Beds and Gardens