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Transplanted Bushes - Inhibiting Water

Transplanting a pair of new bushes, I dug out & mixed roughly 60% peat moss/manure to top soil. Also, applied some root hormone after the planting. Both mounds are now blessed with a cushy bounce to them.

Going to water a day afterwards, I noticed that some of the water doesn't want to seem to penetrate as it normally would. Like there's either a matt from the peat or the soil mix is clogging.

Have considered digging back out, about 1/3 deep and replacing with the old dirt/gravel mix that seems to take in water easily in the neighboring bush. But not sure if the gravel was intentionally placed for water penetration/deeper drainage or that it simply came from around the gravely foundation which is everywhere.

Anyone rules of thumb or remedies?
 
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