Carter's Water Garden

Water Gardeners Fall Checklist
November 13, 2012, 3:08 pm
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I publish a Seasonal Maintenance checklist for every season each year. I hope this helps you with the enjoyment of your Water Feature! Viva la Autumn!

Plants and Debris: Remove leaves, plant debris and other organic matter. Large amounts of leaves and debris settled in the bottom of your pond can cause poor water clarity over the winter which is harmful to your fish. It can be a breading ground for fungi and or harmful bacteria and parasites. If you don’t have a dipping net, get one! This will make your life so much easier.

NETTING: Netting your Water Garden during the fall will help control leaves and debris and checking your skimmer regularly during heavy leaf falls will keep your pond in proper working condition. This will also make your SPRING clean-out easier.

FISH HEALTH: When water temps reach 55 to 60 degrees switch to Low Temp Fish Food available at Carter’s Nursery Pond & Patio. Their metabolism slows down during lowering temps and LOW TEMP FISH FOOD will be easier for them to digest. It will also extend YOUR season with your Koi! I am still feeding my fish and it’s the middle of November! When you end feeding you should always follow up with a Medicated Fish Food.

BACTERIA: When temps drop down to around 55 o 60 degrees you can switch to Low Temp Bacteria for a healthier pond and an easier start up in Spring. Using Low Temp. Bacteria is one of the BEST things you can do to help your Winter Pond!

If you have questions, Call the Nursery at 731-424-2206 or visit our web page

Now get out there and ENJOY this great Fall weather!

– Mark Carter

Cold Season Products for your Water Garden
November 11, 2012, 4:31 pm
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The cool season is upon us… Are you ready? We have all the products you will need for your Pond for the cool season. Products like – Cold Temp. Fish Food, Antibiotic Koi Food, Cold Temp Bacteria, Barley Bales, Liquid Barley, Floating Pond Heater, Pond Thermometers, Leaf Netting and more. We keep all these products in stock at Carter’s Nursery for your convenience. Let us know if we can help in any way. You can pick up or we Deliver! We also have Holiday Gift Certificates available NOW. A Carter’s Nursery Gift Certificate makes a great gift for that Gardener in you life 😉


~Mark Carter