If you garden in the Ozarks, you know our biggest crop is rocks. But if you want to grow something else, you need soil.
One of the ways to make rocks work for you is to use them as garden borders. The rocks will hold in soil, fallen leaves and mulch as well as slow down rain water, which eventually will all turn into soil.
In addition, you can use the rocks to soften soil areas for planting. This won't happen overnight but it will make planting a little easier later.
This is one of my garden spots with rocks as borders:
After some time, rocks will kill grass, weeds and other unwanted plants and you can easily move them to expand a flower bed. The remaining holes will be perfect for planting, especially if you add soil and mulch.