Sharps Japanese Maple

I recently purchased a sharps jm from a nursery. It looks like they let water sit on the leaves every day out in full sun. My real question is the organic soil it’s in stays very damp. I know it not the right time to remove it from its pot but what should I do to Improve drainage?

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Have a look at this video. Ryan goes through a couple of different things.

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I’d think about piercing or drilling some holes in the side of the pot, maybe eight or ten, quarter inch or smaller holes, a third or halfway up the side. This kinda replicates the effect of having the tree in a pond basket or wooden box. Theoretically, you’d get more drainage and more evaporation.