An exterior foundation drain and waterproof membrane is the best solution to your wet basement for the long term.
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 :)
❧ French Drains to Fix Your Foundation Problems
How to Grade Around a Foundation - This Old House - YouTube
Fixing A Foundation Leak - Grading The Soil Properly
Pebbled Pathway - need to do for backyard walkway from the back and side porch
Downspout Drainage Idea - this is a great way to drain water away from the foundation - it looks great and rocks won't wash away.
Hillside Foundation Drainage
For my front yard, areas near driveway where there's no grass and prone to weeds
We have rocks around our house due to drainage issues - might have to add some plants like these!