I just planted a flower garden with dwarf pine mums fire bush lilly etc I was planning on using wood chips but was told rocks would be better but I see wood chips everywhere here.in gardens and the park in town. What's your advice
Marion County Missouri
It comes down to personal preference. Both are fine. I like wood chips/cypress mulch better as do a lot of gardeners because it looks natural. I think it's easier to deal with than rock. If you put rock down and ever decide to take it out, it will be a pain to remove. Mulch breaks down and is easier to work with, even though it needs replenished every year to look good. So, use whatever you like, both are fine. I choose to use wood mulch.