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Friday Radio Report…

What a Beautiful morning! The air had an crispness this morning 🌞 Add in lower humidity &’I’m seeing an Awesome Weekend in our future!

Call in from 9-11am to talk Gardening & Outdoor Living! 731-423-8101! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

We are coming at ya’ LIVE from Carlock Nissan on Van Drive! Specials galore including the “$1,000.00 Test Drive”!

The 180 Crew is LIVE at Carlock Nissan! Come by and see us and test drive one of these Awesome vehicles!

The Gardening season is on FULL Throttle! Come by the Nursery for some awesome plants, pond supplies, pottery & more!!

 

Every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! But wait! For the next few weeks, in Appreciation for 30 years in business, We are upping the discount to 30% of Friday’s! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

 

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
http://www.cartercountry.com

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My Pond Pump Is Out! What do I do? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Having a Waterfall right outside your back door is a magical thing indeed! 😊 Ahhh the southing sights & sounds… BUT, when it quits running, it’s NEVER at an opportune moment! No indeed! Your either out of town, or it’s scorching HOT 🥵 and your fish are gasping for air, or it’s winter and your pond freezes solid… Your Pond Pump Never goes out at an opportune moment!

Your Waterfall serves many purposes. It’s the central focal point of the Feature, but it also aerates the pond and circulates the water, VERY important for your aquatic life. If your Pond Pump is out, ALL of this stops…

Your Pump is the heart of your Pond! When it stops running, it’s important to have a backup plan! Many people keep a small pump that can be placed in shallow water to “flash the surface” , this will help to keep oxygen in the water while you get a replacement Pond Pump to power your Waterfall.

Pond Pumps come in different shapes and sizes! It’s a great idea to have a backup pump in case of an outage! It could save your sanity and you’re Koi’s life. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Many of my clients also have an aeration system in their Pond. This helps to oxygenate the water and it’s unlikely that the pump and the aeration system will fail at the same time. I recommend powering them on separate circuits in case of GFCI interruptions.

Having an Aeration System on your Pond is a great way to maintain oxygen levels for your finned friends. Plug your system into a different outlet & circuit than your pump for even more assurance.

– Many of my clients take care of their own pumps and maintenance, which is Great! But even more simply call me to take care of their problems. I have a 24/7 maintenance service available to help you and your Pond. Simply call 731-424-2206 for assistance. We stock most pumps and aeration systems and get you fixed up in a jiffy!

I hope this little bit of info on pumps and ponds was helpful!

Happy Pondering! 🤔

 

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

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30 Years Of Carters Nursery | Fishy Friday Savings! | Koi Fix

I don’t know if you know it? But this year, we are celebrating our 30th. year of doing business! To me it’s a HUGE milestone! But at the same time it doesn’t seem like any time has passed. 30 years in the blink of an eye 👁

I want to Thank You for your support! I have the BEST customers in the world!

This Friday, aka: Fishy Friday, to show my appreciation for 30 Years of business, ALL Pond Fish, Koi, Butterfly Koi, Comets & Shubunkins will be on sale for 30% off! Boom 💥

Come by Carters Nursery Pond & Patio this Friday & save 30%! | Jackson, Tennessee | I ❤️ Koi!

Thanks again for 30 years!

 

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

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Get Your Flowers & Tomatoes 🍅 Planted Before it’s Too Late! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We are “Post Memorial Day” folks, which means we are counting off the 100 Days of Summer (Memorial Day till Labor Day!)… Now is the time when a Lot of people do their planting.

Have you planted any tomatoes 🍅? If not, this is the PERFECT time! & ALL our vegetables are Buy 1 Get 1 FREE! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Got Flowers 🌺?

Hanging baskets & LOTS of COLOR! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Aquatic Plants are looking Great!

My Lotus are looking Great! Introduce one to your garden today!

Y’all come by and load up on some Beautiful Plants at a Great Price 😊 Summer is upon us!

 

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

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Memorial Day | Freedom ain’t Free…

I was sitting in my boat at the marina yesterday and I got into a conversation with a fellow in the next slip. I had never met him before, but it was like we were old friends. He told me about his uncle who went off to Vietnam when he was 18 years old. He was killed in action after 4 months and they sent his body back home. As he was telling the story his voice broke a bit & I think he started to tear up… He had followed him around as a young boy and his uncle was his childhood hero, lost to a war that he didn’t understand. He said ‘That is what Memorial Day is all about’! Paying respect to the good people who paid the ultimate price for our freedom! The real hero’s, who ‘Gave All’… We can never forget their sacrifice.

Have a Happy Memorial Day! God Bless America!

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”

~ Franklin D  Roosevelt

 

Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

Memorial Day is so much more than the beginning of the Summer season. It’s our time as a nation to reflect upon and honor the memory of the many soldiers & sailors who gave their lives in the service of our great country. We are literally standing on their shoulders… If not for their sacrifices, we would not have the freedom that we enjoy! We owe them everything…

Thank you! To all the men and women who gave all so we could have so much… 

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.”
    ~ John McCrae

 

God Bless America!

 

Mark C.



Closed For Memorial Day Weekend! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We hope you have a safe, happy Memorial Day holiday!

God Bless America! 

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.”

~ John F. Kennedy

 

Mark Carter



Friday Radio Report…

Tune in today to 101.5 for the 180’! Sea Bass is coming at you LIVE from Carlock Nissan in Jackson, Tn! Call in with your questions & comments to 731-423-8101 or text to 731-277-5155.

Tune in to 101.5 FM every Friday from 9-11am to talk Gardening & Outdoor Living!

Big Steve from Carlock Nissan is inviting everyone to come by and take a $1,000.00 test drive! 😎

Big Steve from Carlock Nissan is inviting everyone to stop in for a great deal! Plus – if you take a test drive, you will be entered to win $1,000.00!

I am out of the studio today for a little R&R on the Memorial Day Weekend. Carter Nursery is closed through Monday in observance of the holiday as well. We all wish you a safe and happy holiday!

Have a safe, happy Memorial Day Weekend!

God Bless those that gave all so that we can enjoy freedom! God Bless America!

 

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

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Summer Pond & Garden Tour is Coming! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

June 22nd – Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Presents – 

The 21st. Annual Summer Pond Tour

Our ‘Summer’ Pond Tour (Always the Saturday after Father’s Day) is A FUN and Beautiful Day! This is a Self-Guided Tour and LOTS of Fun! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carter’s Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the day to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Features.

Saturday, June 22nd is the Day! Pond Tour tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center!

~ This is the night of the “Moonlight Luau!” Live music! + We cook fresh pork wrapped in banana leaves & spiced up “Kalua Style” and have a party beneath the stars! This is a DON’T MISS event! This party is also FREE with your ticket! Everyone is asked to wear your best “Luau Attire” & prizes will be given for “Best Dressed”! This is gonna be FUN!

Don’t miss the ‘Moonlight Luau’! It’s the best Summer party of the season! | Wear your best “Luau Attire”! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Y’all Come!

 

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

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

The Koi are eating warm season food again & we have also started ‘Koi Snacks’… What kind of snacks you ask? Well, fresh fruits and veggies of course 😊

It’s time to feed the fish 🙂 Try something different. Koi LOVE fresh fruit and veggies!

Try it yourselves. If you haven’t feed them like this before, it will take a few times for them to catch on. But once they do, look 👀 out!

Try –

Softened carrot pieces, lettuce, watermelon 🍉, cantaloupe 🍈, oranges 🍊, grapefruit & grapes 🍇 These are all great treats and give needed vitamins and minerals.

Ours LOVE watermelon 🍉! After we eat the heart of the melon, we turn each half upside down floating in the pond, and man do they go to work! When they get through, there is nothing left but the outer skin 👀

Koi Love to be hand fed! If yours aren’t eating from your hand yet, try some of these Koi Snacks and have patience, it takes a little while to win them over, but once you do, it will have been worth the effort 😊

Try it out over the Memorial Day weekend & see how they like a new treat.

Have a Great Hump Day!

 

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

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