Carter’s Garden Blog


Stream & Waterfall Design & Restoration
August 25, 2015, 7:19 pm
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Jackson, Tn. 38305
This is a going to be fun for everyone –
New people in the hobby will LOVE this class! Ideas & insights are GOLD!

AND if you’ve had a Pond for a while and want to add something, or update it a little… Like adding a stream or new waterfall, this is for you!

AND if you have a Pond that has never been quite… right – It needs filtrations help or more plants or SOMETHING – BAM!

We will go over how to Design, prepare & build an ALL Natural, “Low Maintenance” Water Garden of your own! How to place and create a natural looking waterfall and stream will be a major topic of conversation!

AND – How to turn an older Water feature/Pond into a brand new, “facelifted” feature or a troubled green water pond into a crystal clear pond of your dreams!

Learn more about building a waterfall with the pro's at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. Jackson, Tn.

Learn more about building a waterfall with the pro’s at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. Jackson, Tn.

– We will discuss proper pond filtration.
– We will discuss the use of aquatic plants in your ‘Aquascape’.
– We will discuss Landscape Design ideas that can really create dramatic change.
– We will re-design & re-build a Waterfall on one of our Ponds on site at the nursery during this class!

After the class Mark is going to fire up the grill & cook up some good stuff for lunch for all that come! This is our last ‘Summer Seminar’ for the season… So come on out and join us!

We are going to cook lunch on our AOG Grill and our Saffire Grill at Carters Nursery - Jackson, Tn.

We are going to cook lunch on our AOG Grill and our Saffire Grill at Carters Nursery – Jackson, Tn.

WHAT – Stream & Waterfall Design & Renovation
WHEN – Saturday, September 12th. 9am – 11pm.
WHERE – Carters Nursery Pond & Patio . 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305
Please call to register for this event. Call Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter.net. This event is FREE!

~ Thanks & I hope to see you here!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson Tn. 38305
731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com/



Moonlight Pond Tour ‘Sparkles’ in Jackson, Tn. with Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio & the JMCHS
August 19, 2015, 2:53 pm
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September 26th. – 11th annual Moonlight Pond Tour. This is our Annual Fall Pond Tour! The tour always falls on a Saturday Night closest to the Full Moon!! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! Tickets are $10 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Humane Society! Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the evening and night to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Garden and Water Feature Lighting.

The 11th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour is coming soon and you don’t want to miss this Wonderful Night! This is the original and only Garden Tour of it’s type in the state of Tennessee! This Water Garden Tour was founded and is hosted each year by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio of Jackson, Tn.(Madison County), and benefits the Jackson Madison County Humane Society.

This BEAUTIFUL property is on the Moonlight Pond Tour! Come see what Outdoor living is all about.

The Moonlight Pond Tour takes place each Fall and coincides with the Full Moon (the Harvest Moon). The Moonlight Pond Tour will showcase Eco-System Ponds, Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and Koi Ponds, all under a Gorgeous ‘Moonlit sky’ and is enhanced by AWESOME Landscape Lighting. “People just Love this event” says Mark Carter, Landscape Designer at Carters Nursery. “It’s Very unique! Most people have never been on a Garden Tour at night, much less a Pond tour… But once they see the Landscape Lighting and the Waterfalls glowing and the fish sparkling in the Underwater Lights, they are blown away. It’s a great night out with the family & friends and a Wonderful Date Night” says Carter.

The nighttime garden is a magical world.

Now in its 11th year, The Moonlight Pond Tour features favorite Ponds from years past along with some awesome new Water Features to enjoy! This is a self guided tour and is easy to follow, so tour at your own pace! Most of the stops are close together and the signs and map booklets are wonderfully easy to follow.
The Jackson Madison County Humane Society receives 100% of the money from the tickets we sell for the tour! We Love and Support our Local Humane Society and we Support their Mission in our Community! We truly appreciate your support too. It’s a Win-Win – Have fun and help a worthy cause!

Glowing Fountains, waterfalls & more await.

What: The 11th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 26th. from dusk till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County & Humbolt, Tn. in Gibson Co.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $10 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 10 and under)
Moonlight Pond Tour Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Carter’s Nursery! Call Jo or Sandra for more info at 731-424-2206 e-mail at cartercountry@charter.net or on the web at http://www.cartercountry.com



What is an Outdoor Lifestyle Area? Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio Jackson Tn. 38305
August 10, 2015, 2:16 pm
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Today someone asked me ‘What is an outdoor lifestyle area’… GREAT Question!
outdoor kitchen

Outdoor Lifestyle Areas allow you to really enjoy the backyard. A Pond, Patio, grill and garden area to get comfy is the Ultimate! Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Jackson Tn 38305

Outdoor Lifestyle Areas allow you to really enjoy the backyard. A Pond, Patio, grill and garden area to get comfy is the Ultimate! Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Jackson Tn 38305


I used these photo’s to help give a visual idea of the concept.

Simply put, an ‘Outdoor Lifestyle area’ is an outdoor area where you can comfortably live and enjoy your life in the style you most enjoy. As a Landscape Designer, I design these outdoor spaces every day – it’s my passion and it’s my main job at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

As with most things, I try to keep it as simple as possible –

It usually starts with an area to sit or lounge comfortably.
* A Patio or Deck area. I love the area to be covered if at all possible (roof attached to home, Pergola or Gazebo, etc). Enjoy the space year round!
* A place to cook – Grill, Stove, Outdoor Oven etc…
* Comfortable places to sit & eat are very important! (Furniture, Seat Walls, etc.).
* I like my outdoor space to be surrounded with a beautiful Garden! Screening plants to provide privacy, fragrant plants etc. & almost 100% of the time –
A Water Feature is the focal point of the entire outdoor area! Sound fills the senses!

I have several Outdoor Displays that you can come view anytime during business hours if you want to learn more about the world of possibilities in ‘Outdoor Living’

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

Thanks!

~ Mark Carter