I have two garden beds in the front and back of my house. When we bought the house it already had white rocks in the flower beds. We are getting tired of the rocks and want to put mulch in there. I have people telling me to keep the rocks cause they are better than the mulch and I also have people telling me to get mulch instead. Its hard to plant anything in there and the plants I have been able to plant just die right away. What do you think is best to use rocks or mulch.
Mulch, without question. As you've already discovered, rocks can be a pain to work with. Every year or so, you do have to replace the mulch or freshen it with a new layer, but that's a lot easier than dealing with rock all the time.