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Friday Radio Report – Memorial Friday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

What a Great Show today! The vibe was cool and the callers were many! LOTS of questions today!

  • How to handle nut-grass in your lawn – Spray with selective herbicide like Manage or Image (these may be restricted use chemicals? So ask for something at your local garden center that is consumer friendly and labeled for Nutsedge ie; Nutgrass.
  • Is fish safe liner any different than normal EPDM? YES! Regular EPDM rubber is treated with chemicals that deter insects, etc. and is TOXIC to your fish! ALWAYS make sure to get “Fish Safe” liner for your Water Gardens to insure your fish’s health.
  • How to control Poison Ivy? I use Roundup! Make sure it has surfactant in it. It will really knock it down. BUT, you will probably have to spray it a few times over several weeks to insure a good kill.
  • How to get a Zoysia lawn without spending a fortune? Plugging is a cost effective way. Make sure to keep your plugs watered daily until really “nailed down” well! Then water weekly as needed for the first season. After the first year fertilize and spray well as you Zoysia spreads across your lawn.
  • Is it warm enough to spray MSMA now? Yes! AND discontinue 2-4D (it’s WAY to HOT)!
  • When is the Pond Tour? Saturday, June 23rd.!
  • When do I prune my Azaleas??? Now! Selectively Prune and fertilize! I use milorganite and Ironite and they look great!

We also talked a lot about the Memorial Day weekend. This is always the official weekend that kicks off the Summer Season! Camping, Hiking, Cookouts, Vacations, Boating, etc…! But lets remember that all this happiness and freedom that we look so forward to comes from the blood and sacrifice of soldiers who fought and died for all our freedoms! Don’t forget to thank God for their sacrifice and don’t forget to talk to our kids and teach them that ALL this freedom wasn’t free! It was purchased with the blood of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we could live like this in happiness and freedom.

Remember
Someone’s child, left long ago,
A strange land,
Someone’s foe.
An unmarked grave, fields of green,
Resting quiet,
Just eighteen.
Winds of freedom, wash us now,
Remember him,
This I vow
~Victor C. Kleinschmit

Thanks to Dan and Sea Bass – The “180 Crew” for a GREAT show today! And thanks to all the callers and text’ers!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

 

Happy Pondering!

 

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



And Then There Was ONE | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Our little pack of nursery kittens have all grown up healthy and happy and 3 of the 4 have found a ‘Forever Home’!

Here’s a picture of Sassy & the kittens. She had this small litter of kittens on Easter Sunday night. We kept them dry & warm & Sassy did the rest. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We have just one beautiful kitten left that needs a loving home 🙂 Luna is her name and she is a ‘Calico’.

Did you know that almost ALL calico cats are female? In fact, only 1 in 3,000 calico’s is born male! WOW! Why? The tri-color coat is linked to the X chromosome – it takes two X chromosomes to make the 3 colors…

Luna is the sweetest kitten of them all I think. If you want a healthy, happy, beautiful kitten, come by and look at Luna 🙂

Luna is the sweetest kitten of them all in my opinion. Come by and see her.

The ‘Easter Quadruplets’ have grown up and all but 1 has found a new home. We have been blessed to watch and be able to help these these little babies grow up. Thanks for the feedback and the great comments. AND thanks to everyone who stopped by to see these little beauties.

Have a HAPPY day!

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



Hump Day Koi Fix | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Lets look at a familiar looking Koi. No it’s NOT a Kohaku, but the best examples have a nice Kohaku pattern and very white skin. They are even judged in competition like a Kohaku… But this Koi is called ‘Kikusui’.

Although technically they are the Doitsu version of a Hariwake, a scaleless white koi with patterns of orange or yellow, they are commonly referred to as Kikusui. The bright, metallic colors of Hariwake are also present in Kikusui.

The only variation of this Koi is the Tancho Kikusui. They are a scaleless version of a Hariwake.

They are bred by using a Kohaku and a Platinum Ogon – their offspring will be Hariwake. Then you breed the Hariwake with a scaless carp/mirror carp and end up with the Kikusui.

There’s a little info on another variety of Koi! I LOVE talking about Koi and learning more about them. I hope you enjoy your Koi as much as I do mine!

Happy Pondering!

 

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



A ‘Tuesday Tour’ of the Pond Shop | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

A quick walkthrough of the Pond Shop at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio with Carter Rockwell. Carter will be onsite today doing some videography around the Nursery if you would like to stop by and say hello 😊

 

 

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



Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Here’s a beautiful flowing stream & Waterfall to get your Monday Morning off to a good start. Have a great day!

 

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

 



Sunday Reflections…

Sundays are for family! So we were sitting around sipping coffee, talking favorite Sunday songs (non religious)… I’m sure everyone has one or two they can think of 😊 We always pick 1 each when we are talking movies or music and we came up with these 3. I bet you can guess which one was mine 😊

Have a great Sunday with friends and family!

 

 

 

 

This one is just plain silly :0 But kinda funny too… Guess who picked this one… 😜



Ready For Saturday Shoppers | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Here’s a short video I shot this morning of the upper area of my Nursery. We are LOADED with beautiful plants! Lots of Koi & other Pond Fish – Garden Supplies, Pond Supplies, Pottery & more! Come by and see us today 😊

 

 

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