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Several Of My Koi Have Disappeared… What’s Getting My Koi? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

The ponds are bare of any Aquatic Plants this time of the season. Open to the sky… And, sometimes, open to a predator attack! I spoke to a lady yesterday that said some of her fish have just disappeared… Where or What could have gotten them?

Many times when you have fish disappear from your pond, it’s this guy! The sneaky, bold, Great Blue Heron…

I told her several things could have happened (raccoons, cats, birds, etc) and we talked for a little while about her pond and her fish. Sure enough, she had seen a “Large Bird’ messing around her backyard lately… Boom, say hello to Mr. Heron.

Decoys can really help to detour Pond Predators! We sell these at Carters Nursery in Jackson, TN

We didn’t install her Pond originally so we didn’t get to discuss things like “Pond Predators” with her before. So I gave her the run down on things she needed to do to keep them at bay. You normally don’t have problems with Pond Predators if you design to prevent them in the beginning. Here are a few things that can help –

A koi castle is an easy to install protector for you pond fish. It will provide them cover from Pond Predators! We stock these at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Wait, there’s more…

Even fun decoys like this alligator can help to keep Pond Predators at bay! They also look cool 🙂 We sell these at Carters Nursery in Jackson, TN

And don’t forget –

A scarecrow really works to run off Pond Predators like Heron, raccoons, unwanted pets, etc. We sell these at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio in Jackson, TN. Call for info at 731-424-2206

Even Leaf Netting can keep seasonal predators at bay. But the ultimate predator protection is to have a built in “Koi Cave” in your pond. They blend with the surroundings and provide safety for your ‘finned friends’ 😊 The really good news is – a Koi Cave can be added to your Pond! The perfect time to add a Koi Cave is during a Spring Pond Clean out! And it’s almost cleanout time in Tennessee! 💥 Give me a call to discuss putting a Koi Cave in Your Pond.

A built in Koi Cave is functional & looks Awesome!

We Love our pets and we want to protect them! I hope this little bit of info has helped. If you have more questions feel free to call me – 731-424-2206 is my office number.

Thanks! Spring is Coming!

 

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…

It cooled off a bit over night & it’s noticeable this morning. But the grey sky is supposed to give way later today and we will have some sun  ☀️ Signs of Spring are everywhere! I’m gonna finish my coffee and make breakfast! Then, a nap 😴 & some Football 🏈! Did I mention that I love January 😊

Emerging flowers whisperer Spring is Coming 🌼

“January is the quietest month in the garden…  But just because it looks quiet doesn’t mean that nothing is happening. The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall while microorganisms convert tilled-under fodder into usable nutrients for the next crop of plants. The feasting earthworms tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome the seeds and bare roots to come.”

~ Rosalie Muller Wright

Have a wonderful Sunday! Spring is Coming!

PS; Go Packers!

~ Mark Carter



Spring is Coming | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It sure has felt like an early Spring these last several days! It’s storming like Spring today too… Yesterday I was smacking Mosquitoes 🦟 😳

I have slapped a few skeeters 🦟 in the last couple days. Spring is Coming!

Here’s a little reminder of how quickly Spring will officially be here –

2020 is moving right along! Spring follows Winter! Spring is Coming!

Click on the link below to get a countdown in days, hours and minutes to Spring 👇🏻

https://days.to/until/spring

We can do this! Spring is Coming! 🌼  🌼 🌼

 

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! 🌞 This is my 1st show of 2020 so – Happy New Year!🎆 😊 I am with the 180 Crew & we are coming at you LIVE from the All New Carlock Nissan! As always this show is caller driven – So call in with ALL your questions! 731-423-8101 OR text them in to 731-277-5155 💥

Come by today and test drive one of these Beautiful cars and trucks! Say HI’ to Big Steve and the great Carlock Crew!

Pond cleaning season is coming quick! Give me a call at the Nursery to get your name on the schedule to insure a clean pond in time for the Spring!

Heres a link to our 2020 Events at Carters Nursery! https://cartersgarden.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/carters-nursery-pond-patio-events-2020-jackson-tennessee/

Spring is Coming!

Lots to do in the Landscape in preparation for Spring! Get out there and stay ahead of the game!

  •  trimming
  • Cleanup
  • mower & tool maintenance
  • cool season gardening
  • planting shrubs & trees
  • mulching
  • Dreaming and planning 😊

We have a Full Line of Cold Season Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Cool Season Water Treatments are important! Keep using your Cool Season Beneficial Bacteria throughout the winter for a cleaner, healthier pond. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Don’t forget, today is fishy Friday! Come pick out some fish for YOUR Pond! #tgiff!

For the entire month of January, 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

If you need help keeping up with leaves in your Pond, I have the solution-

We stock bulk pond 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.

Have a great weekend!

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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Throwback Thursday…

#Throwbackthursday is always fun! Here’s my Throwback memory from 2019. Just a collage of pictures of friends and family from last year for my blog/journal.

2019 was a great year! I did a little “Throwback Collage” of friends and family memories.

Here’s my contribution to the day! Have a great #throwbackthursday !

 

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



Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Events 2020 | Jackson, Tennessee

Happy New Year! I’m not one to waste time, so here is a basic layout of 2020 events with Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. I am excited about the 2020 season & I know you are too! 😊 We will kick the season off with our 22nd. Annual Spring Festival on the 1st day of Spring! Saturday March 21st! 💥 – Fun, Food & Flowers! Boom! And it just gets better from there ❤️ 2020 is going to be an Awesome year & I’m looking forward to seeing everyone around the Nursery and around the PONDS! Here’s to a Spectacular 2020!

Daylight Savings Time : Starts Sunday, March 8th, 2020.

March 21st. (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – Carter’s Nursery Spring Festival & Customer Appreciation Day! Something for the whole family! Workshops & classes, a Petting Zoo for the kids + GREAT FOOD for all! Come out and help us kick off SPRING! (Saturday 9amtill 2pm.) This is a FREE event.

Learning about your Ponds & Kids having fun 😊 That’s what Spring Fest is all about! Looking forward to seeing everyone this year on the 1st day of Spring! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

March 27th & 28th (Friday & Saturday) – Memphis Area Master Gardeners 16th Annual “Spring Fling” at the Red Barn at the Agricenter in Memphis. Come by to see our beautiful display and talk to the areas best “Water Feature Experts”.

April 4th (Saturday) – We will be setting up at the Tipton County Master Gardeners Annual Lawn & Garden Expo. in Brighton, Tn. at the Brighton High School. Come by and see our display and talk with our Water Gardening experts.

April 10th – Good Friday

April 12th  – EASTER Sunday

May 10th (Sunday) – Mother’s Day! DON’T miss this one!

Evening By The Pond (1st one is Thursday, May 21st at 6:30pm).
Come out and enjoy a laid back evening exploring a beautiful garden & relaxing by the pond. We always enjoy some good food, visit/meet friends & we always have an educational program on Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Fish OR some cool subject for all that come. We hold these little get together’s during the warm season so that you can enjoy the Water Gardens in the evening and experience the Outdoor Lighting. If you would like to come & enjoy the evening with us please let us know and you will be put on the e-mail invitation list. Call Jo at 731-424-2206.

Come out and enjoy the evening exploring beautiful gardens & relaxing by the Waterfalls with the Carters & the Koi 😊

–The first “Evening by the Pond” of the 2020 season will be hosted by Mark Carter & family at the Nursery Home on Thursday May 21st. at 6:30pm.
Address – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305. 

May 22nd through May 25th – The nursery will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe, Happy Memorial Day weekend!

June 21st – Father’s Day! Let’s remember Dad!

Pond Tours in 2020
We are sponsoring two (2) Pond Tours this year; a Summer Pond Tour (June 27th.) & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (October 3rd.).

I am excited about our Pond Tours this year! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

June 27th – Our 22nd 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.

Our Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau is a don’t miss event.

~ 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!

July 4th (Saturday) – Independence Day! We will be closed in observance of the 4th!

Summer Seminars – We do three (3) every Summer! Come Take part in our educational Classes, Tour our Gardens and Ponds & stay for lunch with Mark Carter “Pond Guy” and crew for a great day of Fun and Learning.

July 18th (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ will kick off our Summer Seminar season.

August & September- Date & Class TBA

October 3rd. The 16th Annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ – This is our Annual Night Time Pond Tour! The tour always falls on a Saturday Night closest to the Full Moon!! This year the Harvest Moon IS this night! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the evening to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Garden and Water Feature Lighting.

My favorite event of the year! Don’t miss this year’s Moonlight Tour! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

October 17th (Saturday) 9am – 11am – Fall Festival/Customer Appreciation Day. Come take part in our Workshops & Pumpkin Carving Classes! FREE LUNCH for ALL that come! Petting Zoo for the kids! BIG SALES for the Fall Season for all that come!

We roll out the Fall “Welcome Wagon” every year at Carters Nursery for our annual Fall Fest! Y’all come!

Daylight Savings Time is over – Sunday, November 1st. 2019

Thanks, all of us at Carter’s Nursery hope to see you here! Call me with any questions at #731-424-2206. Here’s to a GREAT 2020!

 

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 Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This beautiful Water Feature is at the front entry of an International Business. People from all over have seen it and I’m told that it’s very popular with everyone.

I have multiple Waterfalls and Ponds at my Nursery & believe me, it’s wonderful to be able to go out and sit down by one and enjoy lunch or even a cup of coffee. Moving, flowing water has an almost magical effect!

Sitting by a flowing waterfall, even for just a few minutes, changes the way you feel for the better…

“When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

Have a wonderful Monday! The 1st of 2020! Happy New Year!

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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