Mulch or rocks
Instead of using wood chips, can I use rocks as mulch to surround my roses? Wood chips seem to get washed away after every rain storm. And they are hard to clean up with stray leaves and branches. Colorado Springs, CO
Submitted by kcomperda

Hi, I really do not recommend using rocks in a rose garden. Mainly because once you put them down, it's a nightmare to remove them if you have to. And, if you want to dig or replace any roses, it makes the job very difficult. I think you'll be very sorry down the road if you mulch roses with rocks.

Answered by doug.jimerson