I Just planted 3 trees, one mango, banana, and a tangelo. The tangelo seems like the only one with drainage problems. The first night after being planted i ran the hose on each of the 3 for a bit to let some water soak in the hole but the water in the tangelo would just pool up.
now when I run my drip systems I have 2x 2gph emitters on each tree (2 emitters per tree) and I have been watering for 2 hours every 2 days. Since my backyard is desert rock gravel I can see where the water ends up after the watering cycle is done, and the amount of wet rocks around the tangelo is way more then the other 2. (probably due to it pooling up so much)
Any way to improve drainage in loamy clay soil? I've already used a broom stick to try and punch some holes around the outer perimeter of the hole but that didn't seem to work. Maybe I should switch the emitters to 1gph on that one tree to try and compensate for the poor drainage?