Carter’s Garden Blog


Sunday Reflections…

Waking up to a beautiful Fall sunrise is so nice! The air feels so good 🙂 And I’m with my Sunday Morning Sunshine!

This is one of my favorite songs…

Have a GREAT Sunday! God Bless!

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

 



Saturday’s are for Fall Shoppers at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Come on in today and stock up for Fall! Mums, Pansies, violas, kale, herbs, wheat straw, pumpkins & more! Come by and get your ‘Nurseryfix’!

We love Fall around here 🙂 Come out and see us today at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee. Go Vols!

Y’all come!

Have a Great Weekend!

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



Friday Radio Report…

Fall is here! And as usual, ‘The 180’, is off the hook! 😂 Lots of fun, lots of calls & texts!

– Special guest Johnna Beuerlein was in the studio today and was Awesome! She talked a little about politics and made a lot of good sense to me 😊 A patriot and a great American!

Then we took some calls and answered some questions about gardening and outdoor living. Questions about –

  •  Fall Gardens
  • Fall Pond Maintenance
  • Pond Netting
  • Trimming & Pruning
  • Hummingbirds are getting ready to head south!
  • Sizes of Crepe Myrtles & more…

We also talked a little about Koi and fish care – that lead into one of my weekly promotions that we call “Fishy Friday’s”…

For the next few weeks every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We also spoke about our upcoming Fall Fest. Saturday, October 13th. That’s 2 weeks away folks! Put it on your calendars & come see us.

We love Fall around here 🙂 Come out and enjoy the day with us at our Annual Fall Fest., Saturday, October 13th.! Pond Classes, Pumpkin carving, Petting zoo, Grilled food & more at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee. FREE Event! For more info call – 731-423-8101. Go Vols!

We also spoke in detail about this weather! It’s perfect! Get out and enjoy yourselves some FALL! Thanks! See y’all next week!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 9-11am 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.!

 

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


Fall Water Garden & Koi Pond Maintenance | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

What do I need to do to my Pond in the Fall & Winter? I get this question a LOT at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio this time of the season. So I publish this checklist every Fall and I hope it helps you.

PLANTS AND DEBRIS:
It’s time to cut back your Aquatic Plants! Remove all the plant debris and organic matter and compost or dispose. Excess organic matter can contribute to increased algae growth. A large amount of leaves collected in the bottom of your pond will decompose and produce tannins. This can be harmful to your fish and reduce water clarity. Leaves and falling debris can also collect in the stream & waterfalls and cause a plant dam. So keep those clear – AND It is very important to keep your skimmer net cleaned out regularly. If you have a lot of tress and don’t net your pond – you may need to check your skimmer DAILY.

Pond netting can be purchased at Carter’s Nursery & can make Fall chores less problematic and will make it easier on you during the winter. This will help make Spring Clean-Outs easier and faster too. – Also a dipper net is a handy tool to have by your pond.

What do I need to do to my Pond in the Fall & Winter? I get this question a LOT at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio this time of the year!

What do I need to do to my Pond in the Fall & Winter? I get this question a LOT at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio this time of the year!

HEALTHY FISH: When water temperatures reach 55 degrees stop feeding your fish or start using Low Temp fish food. (Available at Carter’s Nursery) At these temperatures, their metabolism slows down and eating normal food can make them sick or even cause death. You should always end their feeding cycle with Medicated or Low Temp Fish Food. Medicated and “regular” Fish Food should be finished by the time water temps reach 55 degrees. For an extended feeding time Low Temp can be fed as low as 45 degrees (check bag or ask a sales associate about feeding temps.)

Keep your Koi happy and healthy over the Fall & Winter.

Keep your Koi happy and healthy over the Fall & Winter with Cool Temp Koi Food.

COOL TEMP. WATER TREATMENTS & LOW TEMP BACTERIA treatments should be used until the water temp. reaches 32 degrees. This will keep the bacteria active in your pond and promote healthier water for your fish during a longer period of time. In Spring, as water temps return to 40 degrees you may start the bacteria again. However this will not mean you no-longer need to clean your pond in the Spring because you will still have fish waste and plant debris in your pond that needs to be removed.

Cool Temperature Water Treatments will really help your Water Quality AND they will help keep your fish healthy!

Cool Temperature Water Treatments will really help your Water Quality AND they will help keep your fish healthy!

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO ADD TO THIS LIST FOR WINTER:

WINTER BEAUTY: Leaving your waterfall running all season is Perfect here in West Tn.! As matter of fact, it will give you some beautiful photo ops 😊 During the fall & winter, birds love to come to your pond to drink fresh water & bathe and in winter months the running water will make some breath taking natural ice formations – So keep your camera handy. * In freezing weather be sure to watch out for ice dams. These can cause your pond to lose some excessive amounts of water. If this happens add water back in to your pond with a hose or bucket to bring your water levels back up.

Birds come all day long to get a drink and even bathe. Try setting up some feeders in your viewing area and watch them flock to the WATER!

ICE SAFETY: NEVER, NEVER, NEVER break the ice by banging on it. It can cause your fish to go into shock! To allow the escape of poisonous gasses, keep a hole open in the ice. This is IMPORTANT!!! It will keep the gases from building up under the ice and suffocating your fish. Keep the hole open by use of a floating De-Icer or by adding warm water from a water hose, bucket or pan of water. (If you use your water hose be sure to drain it when finished-to keep it from freezing and bursting, or keep it in your garage).

If you turn your pond off in a bad freeze, use a floating heater/de-icer to maintain a hole in the ice to exchange gases/oxygen for your fish’s health and well being. You can purchase a floating pond heater at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

I hope this helps a bit 😊 Have a Great Fall season!

Thanks,

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


Hump Day “Koi Fix” – The Soragoi | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

One of the friendliest Koi in your Pond will be the Soragoi. The Soragoi are a grey or silver color combined with a subtle net pattern.

Soragoi are very docile & friendly and will be among the first koi in your pond to learn to eat from your hand.

Soragoi are very similar to Chagoi in their look and mannerisms. The two are bred together to create the Ochiba Shigure, a two colored Koi.

The Ochiba Shigure is the offspring of breeding a Chagoi and Soragoi Koi.

Soragoi means – Sky Carp.

Variations of Soragoi include the Gin Rin Soragoi and the Doitsu Soragoi.

The Soragoi may not be the most colorful or flashy fish in your Pond, but it’s probably the first one to greet you and is always great with other Koi. They can get rather large too 😊

Thanks for reading!

Remember- Enjoy Your Koi!

 

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



Fall Fest at Carters Nursery | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Presents –The 20th. Annual Fall Festival & Water Garden Workshop! Saturday, October 13th. is the day – 9am. till 2pm. “We have been holding this event for 20 years now & we’re still having FUN doing it! 😊 This is our way of saying THANK YOU to all of our customers and friends in the community”, says Mark Carter of Carters Nursery.

We love Fall around here 🙂 Come out and enjoy the day with us at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee. Go Vols!

Workshops, Pumpkin Carving class & a Pumpkin Carving Contest*, Pony rides, a fun Petting Zoo, Sales nursery wide – There is something for EVERYONE & LOTS of FUN for the whole family! We will be firing up the grills and cooking lunch for everyone again this year too! So bring your appetite!

Mark will be cooking lunch at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Outdoor Kitchen’! “I’m firing up the Saffire Grill & The big AOG Grill too. Y’all come on out and have a great time with us on this 20th. Year Anniversary of Fall Fest.! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Our Water Garden Maintenance Class will touch all the bases on the things you need to know about your Water Garden to help you get through the coming Fall and Winter seasons. No matter if you’re new to the hobby or an old pro, there will be something for you.

The seasonal Water Garden maintenance classes are very informative. Learn how to take better care of your Pond, Fish & Aquatic Plants through the Fall & Winter months & HOW-TO be ready for a beautiful Spring!

Jo will lead her annual ‘Hands On’ Pumpkin carving class (many people tell me this is their favorite part). Jo is a very accomplished “Pumpkin Carving artist” and will lead a hands on ‘How-to’ class!* AND we will have a “Best of Show” Pumpkin Contest! This will be fun and we will give awards for the Top 3 Pumpkins! (Call to sign up for this event please).

Here’s one of Mark’s crazy carvings… Have LOTS of FUN & take your pumpkin home from Jo’s pumpkin carving class! PLUS – this year there is a Best Jack-O-Lantern Contest!

Pet the bunny’s, chickens, geese, horses, lama’s and more at the petting zoo! PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Pet the bunny’s, chickens, lama’s and more at the petting zoo! PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

AND – there will be some Great sales & specials during this event, so don’t miss out on the chance for savings!

Y’all Come!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

WHAT: The 20th. Annual Fall Workshop and Festival
WHEN: SATURDAY, October 13th. – 9 am. to 2 pm.
WHERE: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

We will have:
– A Pumpkin carving class & CONTEST!*
– Treats for the kids
– A sale on water gardening products!
– A Sale on Fish and Aquatic Plants!
– Water Gardening experts on hand to answer all of your questions.
– A Petting Zoo and Pony rides for the kids! This is an AWESOME petting Zoo folks, so bring the kids out and Enjoy!
– Lunch from 11:30am.- 1pm.
* The pumpkin carving class is $5.00 per person (includes pumpkin and carving tools). Kids MUST be supervised by a parent to take part in this class. Please call to pre-register for this class as supplies will be limited. For more info call Jo or Sandra at the Nursery 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter



Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This waterfall sounds so soothing. We sat and listened for a little while the other night during the “Moonlight Pond Tour” and decided it would make the perfect “Moment of Zen”. I hope it brings a little Zen to your day 😊

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