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Waterfall Wednesday | Let the LOVE Flow! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I just Love a flowing Stream and Waterfalls! And, its #waterfallwednesday! So heres a beauty to get you through the day…

“Forest, 
Nature, 
Love and Life, 
Natural, 
Vegetation, 
A stream of flowing water! 
The beauty of nature, 
The love of life, 
With the aroma of creation”

~ Edward Kofi Louis

Have a great #Waterfallwednesday

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



Pond Tip Tuesday! | Fall Pond Checklist | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN
October 19, 2021, 4:06 pm
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Fall is in full season! In fact we are only a couple of weeks from Peak Viewing time for Fall foliage in TN! Then you will again realize where ”Fall” gets its name… 🍁 🍁🍁

Fall will bring many changes to our Gardens and Ponds, its important to stay ahead of the game!

I always try to post proactive things you can do to keep your Water Garden clean and your Koi healthy over the Fall & Winter. Things like – Cutting your aquatic plants back, using pond netting, watching your skimmer more closely, feeding Cool Temp Koi Food, etc. –

We stock a complete line of Water Treatment Products and supplies for your Pond and Water Garden. Including Cold Temp Beneficial Bacteria, Leaf Nets and Cool Season Fish Food | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We stock bulk Leaf Netting at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio in Jackson, TN | It will keep debris out of your pond & help protect your fish from predators during the cold, bare months.

Pond Netting is a great tool to help keep the maintenance of your Water Garden or Koi Pond down to a minimum over the fall and winter. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee


Switch to Cold Water Bacteria NOW! –

Our Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria works and keeps on working when the plants and fish aren’t active and really helps the quality of your Pond Water! It is extremely effective at reducing sludge, dead and decaying leaves and plants, built up fish waste & excess nutrients like ammonia, nitrates & phosphates. These things make for poor water quality, reduced water clarity and can have catastrophic effects on your fishes health.

Keep an Eye 👁 on Your Skimmer –

Your Pond skimmer is a workhorse this time of year! Its catching and capturing all that debris that would otherwise end up on the bottom of your Pond! BUT, you have to empty it often in the Fall 🍁

Or, you end up with this 👇🏻


Every Pond should have a floating Pond thermometer! Our finned friends are cold blooded & water temperature is very important when it comes to seasonal feeding times. Pick one up at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

This is standard equipment in every Koi Pond and Water Garden. 

My final Pond Tip for today is this – Switch to Cool Season Koi Food NOW…

When the water temperature drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit you should switch to a Lower Protein, Cool Season Koi Food. We like to call it the ‘Rule Of 60’… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN


Switching to a Cool Temperature Koi Food is very important for the health of your Koi! 

Well, there you have it, a little reminder to help keep the Maintenance to a minimum and to maximize the enjoyment of our wonderful hobby!

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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Sunday Reflections…

Good day to everyone! Just finished a great brunch and sat down to finish my Blog that I started late last night… We finished up our last event of the season last night, and it was a FUN one! A local artist and friend for over 30+ years, Matt Brown came to the nursery last night with a literal truck load of art and paintings and we set up our Nursery as his Gallery of Art 🖼 We called it ’Art in the Garden’ and it was a very unique and a very special evening. We even set up a ’Blacklight Room’ in the Koi Shack to showcase some of Matts unique pieces. I’ll tell the rest of the story with a few pictures of last night.

Matt Brown (featured artist) and Charlotte Powell Vaughn (his mom) and Conor McGregor… 😊

What a great evening! Matt and I have been friend’s for many years now, Maybe its because we both work with our hands to make unique, artistic creations? Our mediums are very different, but I think his Artwork within the gardens and by my Waterfalls was pretty Awesome! And it brought a bunch of people out to enjoy a night of Art and enjoyment, another win-win!

PS: We are gonna do this again! 💥

“Each of us are flowers in the garden of life we bloom, 
We all bring a different light to brighten the daily gloom. 
We all posess great potential to inspire our fellow man, 
To offer peace and love is a choice we all should plan. 
We can each bring joy to a life filled with sadness, 
Just through a soft touch or word spoken in gladness. 
We can also bring peace to those with a troubled mind, 
Bring hope to a broken heart joy from the daily grind. 
For every flower has something beautiful to share, 
That has special meaning to someone, sometime, somewhere, 

But our time is short, just like a season, 
As autumn advances with purpose and reason. 
We all have these gifts and we must take a chance, 
If we spread peace and love it’s the garden we enhance… 

Enhance the garden… 
Spread the love… The peace will follow…”

~ Cosmic Dreamer

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Mark C



Art in the Garden is TONIGHT! | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN
The Gate opens at 5pm! Yall Come!

Unique Art & Garden Show!

Local Artist Matt Brown will display his ‘One of. Kind’ Art in a series of unique “Outdoor Rooms” within the botanic gardens that make Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. Saturday evening, October the 16th from 5 to 9pm, Artist and YouTube Vlogger, Matt Brown will be your host as you enjoy the well lit Garden spaces, Patios and Waterfalls and view his Unique Art in this magical setting.
This show is FREE. Please RSVP (call 731-424-2206 to register) and join us for a Magical night in the Garden 🪴

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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Its Friday, Call In & Talk On The Radio | Friday Radio Report | Everybody Talks | 101.5 FM | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good morning! This is a special morning at the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM! Today we are coming at you LIVE from outside the studio, beneath the Farmers Market roof in downtown Jackson, TN💥 We are doing a LIVE Fund Raiser for the victims of the recent floods in Waverly TN. I will be here from 9-11 AM with my main man Seabass and his partner in crime, Chuck Walker! Come by this morning and buy some great food to help in this fund raising effort & Join us today on “Everybody Talks”! For more info click here – https://wnws.com/waverly-flood-relief-gets-boost-from-101-5-fm-remote-broadcast-friday/?fbclid=IwAR27XQ2MytZ3Q39e9yPv9TyjeCePyB-kdQPJ22DQCxb6wZ2FNRWw89_6MaY

I’m on today 9-11am Call in and lets talk

We will be talking – Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Cool Season Gardening, staging for our Hummingbirds, Fall activities, Camping season, and Just about whatever else that – YOU, want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story (but please, NO politics!) Call in and join us! 731-423-8101

Its been 20 years that Ive been involved with this Friday show and it just keeps getting better! The # is still the same – 731-423-8101

You know you can listen, and you can call in and talk, the # is the same that it has been for over 20 years – 731-423-8101. But, did you know you can text your comments and questions?

Text us at 731-277-5155 its so easyWe always try to answer every text!

We are having a very Special Event! Saturday, October 16th. from 5-9pm we will be hosting a Unique Art Show at Carters Nursery!

This Saturday evening, October the 16th from 5 to 9pm, Artist and YouTube Vlogger, Matt Brown will be your host as you enjoy the well lit Garden spaces, Patios and Waterfalls and view his Unique Art in this magical setting.
This show is FREE. Please RSVP (call 731-424-2206 to register) or join our event on facebook https://fb.me/e/4Q3dQwu7R It’s going to be a Magical evening in the Garden


Local artist Matt Brown will display his art Saturday night in the Gardens of Carters Nursery from 5 to 9pm


Drop by Carters Nursery for help with your Garden, Landscape and Koi Pond!

Its Friday, Call In & Talk On The Radio | Friday Radio Report | Everybody Talks | 101.5 FM | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Carters has got what you need for your Fall Landscape & Garden! 

  • Mulch 
  • Too Soil
  • Manure
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Flowers 
  • Perennials 
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Pond Fish (Koi, Shubunkin, Comets)
  • Pond Supplies
  • Fish Food
  • Fox Farm Products 
  • Stone and Gravel

We also have a YUGE supply of “Pond Stuff”… 

  • Leaf  🍁 Nets
  • Water Treatments
  • Filters 
  • Skimmers
  • Pumps
  • Aeration Units
  • Floating Fountains
  • Underwater lights
  • Food
  • Deco Items
  • So much More…



Give us a call this morning and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

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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Art in the Garden

Things to do in Jackson, TN on a Saturday evening you say? This is your lucky day! Click on the link 👇🏻

https://facebook.com/events/s/art-in-the-garden/1355565288231033/

Saturday at 5pm we open the gates and its on!

Unique Art & Garden Show!
Local Artist Matt Brown will display his ‘One of. Kind’ Art in a series of unique “Outdoor Rooms” within the botanic gardens that make Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. Saturday evening, October the 16th from 5 to 9pm, Artist and YouTube Vlogger, Matt Brown will be your host as you enjoy the well lit Garden spaces, Patios and Waterfalls and view his Unique Art in this magical setting.
This show is FREE. Please RSVP (call 731-424-2206 to register) and join us for a Magical night in the Garden 🪴

This is a Free event! But, please click on the link above and rsvp OR call the nursery at 731-424-2206 to rsvp.

This is a one night event and the weather is going to be Perfect 👌🏼 🌝


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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Waterfall Wednesday | #waterfallwednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Jump down, turn around, and its #waterfallwednesday once again… I don’t know about you, but 2021 has flown by ✈️ Thank goodness for Waterfalls 😊 They slow things down a bit… They help you relax and forget about things. Here is a beautiful Waterfall i posted a while back and I promised a completed picture when i had one. Well here ya’ go – A beautiful waterfall and stream complete with some beautiful plants and pine straw mulch. I hope you like it😊

Waterfall Wednesday is hard to beat 😊

This one changed this entire backyard! no more road noise! No more blank/boring hillside! Now they are enjoying the sight and sound of flowing water. Groups of birds fly in to bathe and eat. Even deer have dropped by to check things out. At night when the lights kick on… Show Stopper folks! 💥

Y’all enjoy this beautiful day! From here I can almost see the weekend!!!

#waterfallwednesday!

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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Pond Tip Tuesday | Seasonal Feeding For Koi | The Rule of 60 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Fall is in full swing! The sun is setting earlier every day & the temps are falling… And soon, Jack Frost 🥶 will be paying us a visit… The Koi have eaten well this year & have put on a good bit of fat to get them through the Cool Season ahead. Now is the time that many of my clients and fellow Koi enthusiasts start asking a very important question…

– When do I stop feeding regular food and start feeding Cool Season Koi Food?

– My Answer- Remember the rule of 60!

When the water temperature drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit you should switch to a Lower Protein, Cool Season Koi Food. We like to call it the ‘Rule Of 60’… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Switching to a Cool Temperature Koi Food is very important for the health of your Koi!

Every Pond should have a floating Pond thermometer. Our finned friends are cold blooded & water temperature is very important when it comes to seasonal feeding times. Pick one up at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

So be sure to – check your water temp (via a floating thermometer) & when your water temp drops to 60 degrees, you should transition to Cool Season Koi Food. That’s the “Rule of 60”

Fall is NOW! 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

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

It was such a beautiful morning 🌞 Monday kicks off the week, so here we go, buckle up 🏎
I thought I would share this beautIful stream and waterfall that we recently built. Flowing water and soothing sounds on a Monday are always a welcome thing…

Have a great week!

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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Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful day! 86 degrees and sunny 🌞 It has apparently lit a fire under me because I just cant sit down… We have been decorating and cooking, Fall cleaning and slowly getting rid of Summer plants that just have to make way for Fall 🍁

Plus, its been a great weekend of Football 🏈 The TN Vols won and Alabama lost! 💥

A couple of Old School TN fans right there!☝🏻 They have been waiting for a great team for a while 😊
TN played great! But seeing the Aggies beat big bad Alabama was fire! 🔥

Homemade fresh vegetable soup and cornbread is for dinner 🍲 Man I love a nice Fall day!

“A day like a day in summer.
Exceptionally still. The long shadows of the maples
nearly mauve on the gravel paths.
And in the evening, warmth. Night like a night in summer.”

~ Louise Gluck

Have a great evening!

Mark C