I overwatered my Dwarf Manderin
I recently put a dwarf lemon tree into the ground, I live in the Sierra foothills of N California and the ground is made up of heavy clay here. So I removed about a foot of clay and filled it with planting mix. After the first heavy rain we received the hole filled up with water and I did not notice it for about two days but it was a soupy mix. I understand now that my tree should have been elevated up above the clay to avoid this and give the water a place to go.
My Question is this. What should I do now? I removed the tree from the ground as it was sitting on about a foot of what appeared to be canned chili. Is this going to hurt the tree it was in the ground for about two weeks so have the roots started establishing themselvs. The Second question is the root ball was looking pretty mushy when I pulled it out how should I treat the roots.
Right now I put the tree back in the pot under about 8 inchs of damp soil mix. Please help