Hi! I have flower beds that I turn weekly and notice that when I rake them, there are a ton of icky rocks in there. About a foot down you hit clay. The soil looks like an ugly sand color until I turn it, then it's darker, but not gorgeous.
My rose trees and a few other things seem to grow fine in this soil, but I wonder if you think I should go to the trouble of picking out the rocks before I plant my new Verbena tomorrow? What a pain, but I don't want to plant nice new things in crummy soil! I plan to dig, then fill with Azalea mix and plant in that. Then I will use Miracle plant food on them. Do you think that is enough?
I hate ugly, sandy, rocky soil! I am in Texas, by the way, zone 8a.