Q: Does adding peat moss to soil make it drain better or make it more mud like?
A: Adding peat moss to soil makes it more mud-like. The reason is that peat particles are very small and they absorb lots of water. In combination with the tiny particles of clay and silt we typically find, the soil quickly becomes slick and slimy. Composted wood fiber, ground pine bark and composted food waste mixed with either one make excellent soil amendments.