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Tomato 🍅 Tuesday Update | Thanksgiving Maters’!

The week of Thanksgiving is finally here! The menu is planned and the guest list is finalized. There’s only 1 change to the menu… An addition. A very rare addition for a Thanksgiving in fact…

LATE season tomatoes 🍅 have a wonderful taste! Especially at Thanksgiving dinner 🦃 They aren’t as big as Summer tomatoes, but, they may be better?

When your getting to the end of the Tomatoes 🍅 it’s very important to do 2 things! #1 – Don’t Panic! #2 – Savor every last bite!

Like the song says – There’s only 2 things money can’t buy… True Love ❤️ and Homegrown Tomatoes 🍅

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

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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Revised Hours For Thanksgiving Week | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Good Morning! 🌞 We have had a change to our normal hours this week! We WILL be open on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! 💥

Retail Hours This Week –

  • Wednesday 9 – 5pm
  • Thursday Closed – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Friday 8 – 5pm
  • Saturday 8 – 4pm
  • Sunday Closed
We haven’t been open on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday before. But the Boutique demands it! 😊 So y’all come see us for some special Christmas Shopping 🛍 🎄💥

Thanks! Have a Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

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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Saturday Nursery Update | Thanksgiving is Coming! 🦃

Good Morning! We are polishing the brass and raking the grass in anticipation of 8am! Yes! That’s when we open today to serve YOU! 8am till 2pm. Saturday’s… Y’all come 😊

we are ready to help today! Y’all come 😊

Another reason I’m needing to update y’all is about next weeks schedule… Thanksgiving is next week, so our schedule is gonna change a bit…
Next week we will be open Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 9-5! 💥 We will be closed the remainder of the week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday! Family is important! My entire staff are looking forward to spending some quality time with theirs to celebrate and give thanks 🙏🏻

Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving! The whole team at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio wants to Thank YOU for supporting our business all these years! We wish you and your families a Very Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

Don’t forget, we have a wonderful Boutique full of unique gifts for the coming Of Christmas 🎄 Please stop by and give us a look 👀 Shop Local!


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

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Call In Friday | Radio Report | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good Morning! I’m walking in the door of Marilyn Jackson Gifts in Jackson, TN! All I can say is WOW! 🤩 This place is off the hook and LOADED with Christmas goodness🎄 Tune in NOW! LIVE REMOTE today with Dan Reaves and Seabass on the 360! A YUGE radio program! In fact, it’s too big to fail! 💥

Come by and see us today! 405 Vann Drive in Jackson, Tennessee 38305! Gifts for every occasion!

This year has flown by and next week we celebrate Thanksgiving! I won’t be in next week, so I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving now! 🦃🍁🔥

Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving! The whole team at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio wants to Thank YOU for supporting our business all these years! We wish you and your families a Very Happy Thanksgiving 🦃
Stop in and look 👀 around 😊 https://carterslandscape.com/wp/contact

NO subject is off the table, BUT, “Outdoor Living & Gardening” is #1 with me Drop us a call with ALL your questions at 731-891-6161

– Tune in! 93.1 or 101.5 FM 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-891-6161

A few of Carters Nursery’s products :

Bulk & Bagged Mulch
Potting Mix
Soil Amendments 
Seeds
Hanging Baskets
Annuals
Perennials
Stone Yard
Gravel
Pond Supplies
Koi & Goldfish 
Much much more!
We have a Full Line of Pond Supplies and Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Keeping your pond clear and healthy is easy with our Organic Water Treatments.

We carry a complete line of Water Treatment products at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! 

We also have some great Garden Decor and Unique Gifts at our Boutique and Gift Shop! Check our commercial 👇🏻

We also have some Healthy, Beautiful KOI!!! 
Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in Today and get a great discount on Koi! 20% of your entire order.

For the entire month of November 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

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous, wear your mask and keep your social distance … God Bless

Have a great Weekend! 

I’m on the 360 with Sea Bass & Dan Reaves every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your Outdoor Living questions! 731-891-6161


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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Leaf Cleanup 🍁 To Compost Pile

I have been asked a few times on the radio lately about composting, so I went back in the archives and pulled this up. This was 1st published 10 years ago – To the day!
A big blowing storm is coming thru tonight, ie; A leaf stripper! Plenty to get ya’ started

“Fall is one of my Favorite seasons! Cooler weather, fall planting and gardening and all the great family gatherings and food are wonderful. Fall is also a GREAT time to start a compost pile. All those leaves, plants and grasses to cut back and all of the upcoming holiday food scraps add up too a great supply of usable components in a compost pile!
Starting a Compost pile is quick , easy and won’t cost you anything to get started! Compost is one of nature’s best mulches and soil amendments and you can use it instead of chemical fertilizers. Compost improves soil structure, texture and increases the soil’s water-holding capacity. Compost loosens clay soils and helps sandy soils to retain water. The organic matter in compost provides food for microorganisms, which in turn keeps the soil in a healthy, balanced condition. Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus are produced naturally by the feeding of microorganisms, so few if any soil amendments will need to be added.

Once the process is complete you can use this free resource as mulch, soil amendments, top dressing for your lawn, to make compost tea for veggies & more. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s easy to get started .

-Bag your grass clippings and mulch up all those leaves for the compost pile!

-Save those kitchen scraps and add them to the compost pile. Kitchen scraps are typically high in nitrogen, which helps heat up the compost pile and speed up the composting process. Egg shells, coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable peels and scraps are good candidates for the compost pie. But DON’T add meat, grease or other animal products!

– With a compost pile, bigger is often better. Heat builds up with a bigger pile, but you don’t want to get much bigger than about 3 feet by 3 feet, if it’s too big it can be hard to work around. Multiple piles may be in order .

– Aerate your compost! If you are composting with a pile, or in a static (non-tumbling) compost bin, be sure to mix up the contents so that the pile gets oxygen and can break down effectively. Insert a few pvc pipes to get oxygen to the core and Turn it with a pitch fork from time to time .

– Don’t let the compost completely dry out. A compost pile needs moisture to keep the composting process active , BUT , don’t keep it too wet.

– Too much of any one material will slow down the composting process. If you have all leaves, all grass clippings or an overload of any other single type of material, it can throw off the balance of the pile. It’s best to keep a balanced mix of green (nitrogen) and brown (carbon) materials.

When ready, this compost will be wonderful for the whole garden!

Good Luck and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!”


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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Boutique Spotlight | Gifts for Men! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good Morning! 🌞 I’m going to be publishing a few videos over the next few days spotlighting some of the things we have in our new gift shop and boutique.

You know how it is, you just can’t have everything available, but we do want to have something for everyone – Mom, dad, grandma & grandpa… Boys & Girls too 😊 So today, gifts for the man in your life 👨

Shaving soap, Aftershave, Beard oil, Mustache Wax and more! Come get a cool gift for the man in your life!

You can definitely find something for that special guy in your life at Our little Boutique 😊

Have a great day! And when it’s time to shop this year – Shop Local 🇺🇸

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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Saturday Sales | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Carter Country Boutique | Jackson, TN

Boy do we have a surprise for you today! But let me show you in pictures what I’m taking about…

We have a full fledged gift shop at Cartercountry now! Come check it out. 

We have an entire Boutique of gift items ready for YOU! 
*Clothing, gifts, soap, fragrances, pillows, boots, Christmas Decor, and so much more!

Open today from 8am till 2pm! 

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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Friday Radio Report | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good Morning! I’m walking in the door of the WNWS Studio in downtown Jackson, TN! I am going LIVE from 9-11am With Dan Reaves and Seabass on the 360! A YUGE radio program! Massive! The Biggest! In fact, it’s too big to fail! 

NO subject is off the table, BUT, “Outdoor Living & Gardening” is #1 with me Drop us a call with ALL your questions at 731-891-6161

– Tune in! 93.1 or 101.5 FM 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-891-6161

When you get out and about, stop by Carters Nursery and do a little shopping 🛍

A few of Carters Nursery’s products :

Bulk & Bagged Mulch
Potting Mix
Soil Amendments 
Seeds
Hanging Baskets
Annuals
Perennials
Stone Yard
Gravel
Pond Supplies
Koi & Goldfish 
Much much more!
We have a Full Line of Pond Supplies and Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Keeping your pond clear and healthy is easy with our Organic Water Treatments.

We carry a complete line of Water Treatment products at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! 

We also have some great Garden Decor and Unique Gifts at our Boutique and Gift Shop! Check our commercial 👇🏻

We also have some Healthy, Beautiful KOI!!! 
Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in Today and get a great discount on Koi! 20% of your entire order.

For the entire month of November 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

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous, wear your mask and keep your social distance … God Bless

Have a great Weekend! 

I’m on the 360 with Sea Bass & Dan Reaves every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your Outdoor Living questions 731-891-6161



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



Tomato 🍅 Tuesday… Getting Close To The Bottom Of The Barrel

There’s not many things that I enjoy more than a Tomato 🍅 Sandwich 🥪 So wonderfully simple… Bread, sliced homegrown tomatoes, mayonnaise, salt & pepper, and a glass of tea. Maybe some chips? Maybe not!

Good, fresh white bread is important for a great Tomato 🍅 sandwich. And fresh homegrown maters! These are the Cherokee Purple variety. My personal favorite.

Now we are in mid Fall and we are coming to the end of the Tomatoes for the year… A sad and scary time for many of us 😞 We always get a big final load of tomatoes 🍅 in Fall, and they normally carry us past Thanksgiving.

How I miss fresh tomatoes 🍅 in the cold of Winter. Like the song says, “There’s two things that money can’t buy, true love and homegrown tomatoes.”

To get the lasting yields from your tomatoes I recommend growing heirloom varieties that are Indeterminate tomatoes. That means they keep on keeping on till frost! Here are a few pics of mother loads for ya’…

I still have some left, but I can see the end now… And it looks lonely 😩

Have a great day! Try not to think about running out of tomatoes… That’s what I keep telling myself 😊

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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November ‘Spring Sale’ 🤩 Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

All I can say is WOW! It doesn’t feel like a November morning… It feels like Spring out there! It’s going to be 78 degrees today and in honor of this gorgeous weather we are having a ‘November Spring Sale’! 💥

Stop in and look 👀 around 😊 https://carterslandscape.com/wp/contact

Even though it feels like Spring, Winter is Coming… and Christmas 🎄 So, we got ya’ covered! From pansies and mulch to gifts galore we are ready!

Lots of Awesome stuff at Carters Boutique!

Christmas decor as well!

And …

Stuff for girls…

Stuff for guys too…


It’s a beautiful day! Come by and get a ‘Nursery Fix’!

Mark Carter