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Soil Mix For Watering Bushes


Transplanting a couple of small bushes I noticed that the water seems to be repelled somewhat on the surface.

Prior ground dirt was mixed with manure/peat added. Will this dry out and loosen some over time (spring?), allowing for bettering moisture entry to roots?

Should this've been placed maybe with some pea gravel?

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Don't over think this.

I don't think I've ever seen any soil that needed gravel or sand.

Organics have to wet before they really allow water to sink in instead of running off. Coarse organics let the water drain and allow more air into the soil. There is a lot of hardwood or pine bark mulch mixed in used by nurseries.

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Don't over think this.

I don't think I've ever seen any soil that needed gravel or sand.

Organics have to wet before they really allow water to sink in instead of running off. Coarse organics let the water drain and allow more air into the soil. There is a lot of hardwood or pine bark mulch mixed in used by nurseries.
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